Our Lady of the Sea
|Name:||Our Lady of the Sea|
|Owner:||The Dolphin Dream Society|
|Operator:||The Dolphin Dream Society|
|Builder:||Mile Jadrešić, Betina, Murter|
|Maiden voyage:||April 2012|
|Identification:||237 DB, Dubrovnik - Croatia|
|Notes:||more info: Maritima ART|
|Class and type:||single masted bracera|
|Displacement:||8704 kg |
|Length:||9.75 m/17.6 m (31 ft/58 ft)|
|Beam:||3.6 m (12 ft)|
|Height:||14.8 m (48 ft 6 in)|
|Draught:||0.87 m (2 ft 10 in). Max: 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in)|
|Depth:||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Propulsion:||IVECO, 64 kW |
|Speed:||Cruising: 5 kn (10 km/h, 5.75 mph). Max: 10 kn (20 km/h, 11.5 mph)|
|Capacity:||Passengers: 6–8 (maximum 12)|
Bracera "Our Lady of the sea" (Croatian: Gospa od mora) is a replica of a traditional Croatian sailboat from the 18th century launched in April 2011 and operated by The Dolphin Dream Society. She was built by Mile Jadrešić, a traditional boat builder from Betina on the island of Murter, according to designs of Velimir Salamon and Nenad Bobanac. Before departing for Dubrovnik, her home port, "Our Lady of the Sea" was christened on April 19, 2012 in Supetar, Hvar with Croatian poet and novelist Vesna Krmpotić as her godmother.
As of 2013[update] this traditional bracera was docked in ACI Marina Dubrovnik, used for educational purposes and special excursion tours with its main aims being the promotion and preservation of the maritime heritage of the Adriatic region.
"Our Lady of the sea" sailing on Mljet lake
- Salamon, Velimir (2011). The Croatian Brazzera EMH Newsletter- number 27, 2011, Retrieved 10 November 2012
- Portal, Jutarnji (June 27, 2006). "Dupinov san gradi jednojarbolnu braceru za promociju Hrvatske". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). Retrieved 2012-11-27.
- Official website of the Maritime Adriatic Responsible Tourism. Maritima ART Retrieved November 24th 2012
- Gamulin, Ljubo (June 27, 2006). "On the trail of lost values". Livingstone magazine. Retrieved 2012-11-27.
- Official site of the bracera "Our Lady of the Sea" (English) (Croatian)
- Bračera Association (Croatian)
- The Dolphin Dream Society (English) (Croatian)