Growing up in a family that is one of the founders of nautical tourism in Croatia, Ivan Antišić could not go in any other direction in his life than in the direction of the sea and sailing. For more than 30 years now the sea and the boats have been the center of his universe.
He was working as the skipper on large sailing yachts, technical director of a yacht company, fishermen and the owner of the fishing boat so he got to know the sea and nautical tourism from all perspectives. This gave him the experience needed to step into nautical tourism on his own.
With fresh ideas and gained experience, he built two new ships and reconstructed one from the ground up, always bringing innovations to Croatian nautical tourism, proving himself to be an excellent host.
He did the same thing with his new project – classic motor yacht Gallant. He wanted to bring life back into a wooden ship and give him new meaning and purpose. Starting only from the hull he built an almost new ship with one and only goal - to provide guests with a new level of luxury. And with more than 30 years of experience in hospitality industry he was just the right person to do that. In the meantime, he decided to gradually leave everything in the hands of young forces, trying to slowly train them and pass on to them the experience he had accumulated over the years. Therefore, now on Gallant he is Duje’s right hand.
Ivan’s hobbies are cooking and oenology so he enjoys he can show his guests Croatia from this perspective.
Duje Baučić is skipper on classic yacht GALLANT was born in 1981. In Split where he finished high school for marine machinist.
After high school he was working on cargo ships for a few years, when he was given the opportunity to join Ivan Antišić on his former boat Tajna Mora as a deckhand/machinist. He has proven himself as a good employee, hardworking with a great interest in boats and nautical tourism.
Within the next 10 years he patiently gathered experience starting from the lowest rank and clearing the deck, slowly progressed and then finally earned the title captain in coastal navigation. This hardworking attitude and patience characterize him as a person, and guests love him because he is mild in nature but also very communicative.
In his free time, he continues to spend his time in nature. Replacing the sea with mountains, he enjoys hiking and free climbing. Nature has always been his driving force and that is why he enjoys nautical tourism so much because it allows him to show guests all the beauties of our breath-taking coast.
Ivan’s daughter Judita, was born in Split in 1995. She has spent most of her early years on the sea, and her love for the sea just grows more and more over the years. Learning from her father, hospitality is in her blood. She will be at your service always with the smile on her face and you will feel like nothing is too much for her. You will for sure enjoy her company as she is really extroverted and enjoys meeting new people.
As being very active person, she graduated from the Faculty of Kinesiology and has an experience as a personal trainer. So, if you want to stay fit while on board - she is the right person for you. She can help you organize your workouts as there is a training room on board.
In her free time Judita studies nutrition, so she will definitely surprise you with her delicious and healthy desserts.