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Practically all repairs can be carried out here. Many repair facilities (including sails) are based in the building near the Labud yacht club pontoons.

The ACI marina has a 10 ton crane and a 30 ton travel hoist.

Matadura Marine Service
Uvala Baluni bb (ACI) , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 398561, Mob +385 091 209 7122
Opening hours: 08.00 - 16.00
Agents for Caterpillar, Mercury Mariner and Mercruiser. All marine services, engine servicing, slipping, rigging and antifouling. Contact Toni Bulic.

Engine Repair

BSB Split
Lucica 4, , Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 386 823
Mercury, Mariner, Mercury Mercruiser, Suzuki
Baracuda Ribooprema
Obala Ante Trumbica 13 , Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 362 462 GSM 098 287 820
Boltano Servis
Uvala baluni bb , Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 389 577 GSM 091 201 4607
Mercury, Mariner, Mercury Mercruiser, Cummins Mercruiser.
Bosnjak Auto
Josipa Jovića 14 , Split
Tel:+385 (0)21 374 532, 453 470 - Mob 091 336 0363 Fax:+385 (0)21 453 477
Perkins
Delta Racing
Don P. Perosa 65 , Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 1/219 024 GSM 098/265 290
Authorised Service agent for Mercury, Mariner and Mercruiser
Di-Nautika
Kralja Zvonimira 85 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 021/549 277
Authorised Service agent for Mercury, Mariner and Mercruiser
Ertona d.o.
Generala B. Zadre 3 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 456 666 GSM 098 869 487
Suzuki
Euromakina
Put Mostina 1 , Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 203 801
FPT, Iveco Motors, Nanni Diesel
Katunaric Motonautika
Hektorovićeva 31 , Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 571 666
Honda
Leo Nautica
DRAČEVAC 22 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 509 603 GSM 098 370 745
Mercury, Mariner, Mercury Mercruiser, Cummins Mercruiser, Sole Diesel
Matadura Marine Service
Uvala Baluni bb (ACI) , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 398561, Mob +385 091 209 7122
Opening hours: 08.00 - 16.00
Agents for Caterpillar, Mercury Mariner and Mercruiser. All marine services, engine servicing, slipping, rigging and antifouling. Contact Toni Bulic.
Mletic
Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 021/591 445
Authorised Service agent for Mercury, Mariner, Mercruiser
Moto-Nautika Katunaric
Hektorovićeva 31 , Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0) 21/571 666
Authorised Service Agent for Tohatsu, Parsun and Yamahu
Nautika Centar Nava
Uvala Baluni 1 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 407 700 GSM 098/265 610 Fax:+385 (0)21 407 701
Opening hours: 09.00 - 17.00
Agents for Beneteau, Sea Ray, Lagoon, Nauticat, Boston Whaler, Volvo, Mercruiser, Yanmar. Small docking facility, boat management and range of repair facilities.
Otrant d.o.o.
Obala kneza Domagoja , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+395 (0)21 338 458 GSM 091 3030 390
Parsun
Piccilo Racing
4. Gardijske Brigade 33 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 021/325 677
Authorised Service agent for Yamaha
Poljomar
Sućidar ulica 39 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 021/568 216 GSM 098/371 261
Yamaha
Pomorski Centar Za Elekroniku
Zrinsko-Frankopanska 209 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+395 (0)21 361 419
MTU
Pribudic-Borcic
Kranjčevićeva 16-24 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 540 716
Yamaha
Propulzija
St. Duje 10A , 21204 Dugopolje , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 380 664 GSM 098 497 203 Fax:+385 (0) 21380614
MTU
Sola Motocentar
Šimićeva 52 , Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 021/370 388 Fax:+385 021 370854
Authorised Service agent for Tomos
Sore Commerce
Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 021/344 177 GSM 098/287 938
Authorised Service agent for Volvo Penta, Tohatsu

Mechanical Repair

Matadura Marine Service
Uvala Baluni bb (ACI) , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 398561, Mob +385 091 209 7122
Opening hours: 08.00 - 16.00
Agents for Caterpillar, Mercury Mariner and Mercruiser. All marine services, engine servicing, slipping, rigging and antifouling. Contact Toni Bulic.
Nautika Centar Nava
Uvala Baluni 1 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 407 700 GSM 098/265 610 Fax:+385 (0)21 407 701
Opening hours: 09.00 - 17.00
Agents for Beneteau, Sea Ray, Lagoon, Nauticat, Boston Whaler, Volvo, Mercruiser, Yanmar. Small docking facility, boat management and range of repair facilities.

Electrics & Electronics

Geo Sustavi
Ulica Ljudevita Gaja 16 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 21 484 556
Representative and service centre for Magelan
Matadura Marine Service
Uvala Baluni bb (ACI) , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 398561, Mob +385 091 209 7122
Opening hours: 08.00 - 16.00
Agents for Caterpillar, Mercury Mariner and Mercruiser. All marine services, engine servicing, slipping, rigging and antifouling. Contact Toni Bulic.
Metris S.R.L.
Stinice 12, , 21000 Split
Tel:+385 021 538 080 Fax:+385 021 538 026
Representative and service centre for Teleflex Marine (hydraulic rudder equipment, instruments and sensors) Interphase (GPS plotters, fish finders, sonars and radars)
Murlu d.o.o.
Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 021/315 584 Fax:+385 021/315 585
Authorised representative and equipment service of Humminbird. Repair Service
Nautika Centar Nava
Uvala Baluni 1 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 407 700 GSM 098/265 610 Fax:+385 (0)21 407 701
Opening hours: 09.00 - 17.00
Agents for Beneteau, Sea Ray, Lagoon, Nauticat, Boston Whaler, Volvo, Mercruiser, Yanmar. Small docking facility, boat management and range of repair facilities.
Nava Nautika Centar
Ulica Uvala Baluni 1 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 021 398 430 GSM 098 258 139
Marine Electronics
Radiokomunikacije d.o.o.
Ulica Vjekoslava Paraća 106 , 210000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 21 457 228021/457 227 Fax:+385 21 457 228
Marine Electronic engineers. Representative and service centre for Hummingbird fish finders and GPS plotters.
Ski Centar Za Electroniku
ZrinskoFrankopanska 66 , 21000 Split
Tel:+385 21 362658 Fax:+385 21 361365
Speranca
Ulica Vjekoslava Paraća 11 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 021/572 446 - GSM 098 320 526 Fax:+385 021 461 886
Marine Electronic engineers

Rigs & Sails

Doctrina d.o.o., PE Split
Uvala Baluni bb (ACI marina) , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:385 (0)21 398 676 Mob +385 (0)91 286 66 33
Sailmakers
Elvstrom Sails
Uvala Baluni B.B., P.O.B. 350 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 347 443 Fax:+385 (0)21 398574
Opening hours: 09.00 - 14.30 & 17.00 - 20.00 daily
Contact Ojdana or Zeljan Galic.
Halsey UK
Spinut Marina
Small loft. Contact: Davos (manager) reported to be friendly and obliging.
Matadura Marine Service
Uvala Baluni bb (ACI) , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 398561, Mob +385 091 209 7122
Opening hours: 08.00 - 16.00
Agents for Caterpillar, Mercury Mariner and Mercruiser. All marine services, engine servicing, slipping, rigging and antifouling. Contact Toni Bulic.
Nautika Centar Nava
Uvala Baluni 1 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 407 700 GSM 098/265 610 Fax:+385 (0)21 407 701
Opening hours: 09.00 - 17.00
Agents for Beneteau, Sea Ray, Lagoon, Nauticat, Boston Whaler, Volvo, Mercruiser, Yanmar. Small docking facility, boat management and range of repair facilities.
North Sails Split
Bana Jelačića 6 , 21204 Dugopolje , Croatia
Tel:+385 21/661 155 - + 385 21 66 11 15 Fax:+385 21/661 156
Sailmakers
North Sails. D.O.O.
Bana Jelačića 6 , 21204 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385/21 66 11 55 Fax:+385/21 66 11 56
Sailmakers
One Victory Sails
Uvala Baluni bb (ACI marina) , Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 398 676 - Mob +385 98/286 6633
Sailmaker
Ramina Pomorstvo
Uvala Baluni 9 , YC Labud , 21000 Split
Tel:+385 2139 82 33 Fax:+385 2139 82 33
Profurl agents.
Right Sails
Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 21/386 792
Sailmakers
Victory Sailmakers
, Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 398 676 Mob +385 98/286 6633
Sailmakers

Canvas Work

Elvstrom Sails
Uvala Baluni B.B., P.O.B. 350 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 347 443 Fax:+385 (0)21 398574
Opening hours: 09.00 - 14.30 & 17.00 - 20.00 daily
Contact Ojdana or Zeljan Galic.
Matadura Marine Service
Uvala Baluni bb (ACI) , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 398561, Mob +385 091 209 7122
Opening hours: 08.00 - 16.00
Agents for Caterpillar, Mercury Mariner and Mercruiser. All marine services, engine servicing, slipping, rigging and antifouling. Contact Toni Bulic.
Nautika Centar Nava
Uvala Baluni 1 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 407 700 GSM 098/265 610 Fax:+385 (0)21 407 701
Opening hours: 09.00 - 17.00
Agents for Beneteau, Sea Ray, Lagoon, Nauticat, Boston Whaler, Volvo, Mercruiser, Yanmar. Small docking facility, boat management and range of repair facilities.

Metalwork

Matadura Marine Service
Uvala Baluni bb (ACI) , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 398561, Mob +385 091 209 7122
Opening hours: 08.00 - 16.00
Agents for Caterpillar, Mercury Mariner and Mercruiser. All marine services, engine servicing, slipping, rigging and antifouling. Contact Toni Bulic.
Nautika Centar Nava
Uvala Baluni 1 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 407 700 GSM 098/265 610 Fax:+385 (0)21 407 701
Opening hours: 09.00 - 17.00
Agents for Beneteau, Sea Ray, Lagoon, Nauticat, Boston Whaler, Volvo, Mercruiser, Yanmar. Small docking facility, boat management and range of repair facilities.

Hull & GRP Repair

Matadura Marine Service
Uvala Baluni bb (ACI) , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 398561, Mob +385 091 209 7122
Opening hours: 08.00 - 16.00
Agents for Caterpillar, Mercury Mariner and Mercruiser. All marine services, engine servicing, slipping, rigging and antifouling. Contact Toni Bulic.
Nautika Centar Nava
Uvala Baluni 1 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 407 700 GSM 098/265 610 Fax:+385 (0)21 407 701
Opening hours: 09.00 - 17.00
Agents for Beneteau, Sea Ray, Lagoon, Nauticat, Boston Whaler, Volvo, Mercruiser, Yanmar. Small docking facility, boat management and range of repair facilities.

Refrigeration

Matadura Marine Service
Uvala Baluni bb (ACI) , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 398561, Mob +385 091 209 7122
Opening hours: 08.00 - 16.00
Agents for Caterpillar, Mercury Mariner and Mercruiser. All marine services, engine servicing, slipping, rigging and antifouling. Contact Toni Bulic.
Nautika Centar Nava
Uvala Baluni 1 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 407 700 GSM 098/265 610 Fax:+385 (0)21 407 701
Opening hours: 09.00 - 17.00
Agents for Beneteau, Sea Ray, Lagoon, Nauticat, Boston Whaler, Volvo, Mercruiser, Yanmar. Small docking facility, boat management and range of repair facilities.

Air Conditioning

Matadura Marine Service
Uvala Baluni bb (ACI) , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 398561, Mob +385 091 209 7122
Opening hours: 08.00 - 16.00
Agents for Caterpillar, Mercury Mariner and Mercruiser. All marine services, engine servicing, slipping, rigging and antifouling. Contact Toni Bulic.
Nautika Centar Nava
Uvala Baluni 1 , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 407 700 GSM 098/265 610 Fax:+385 (0)21 407 701
Opening hours: 09.00 - 17.00
Agents for Beneteau, Sea Ray, Lagoon, Nauticat, Boston Whaler, Volvo, Mercruiser, Yanmar. Small docking facility, boat management and range of repair facilities.

Liferafts & Inflatables

Matadura Marine Service
Uvala Baluni bb (ACI) , 21000 Split , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)21 398561, Mob +385 091 209 7122
Opening hours: 08.00 - 16.00
Agents for Caterpillar, Mercury Mariner and Mercruiser. All marine services, engine servicing, slipping, rigging and antifouling. Contact Toni Bulic.
Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Aug 18, 2014 06:26 PM

Posted on behalf of John Vallentine, SY Tainui
In Split we needed some minor sail repair. I wonder whether Noonsite might mention Halsey UK. This is a small loft which did fast and professional work at a very reasonable price. The manager, Davos, is friendly and obliging. They're at Spinut Marina.

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