I am an native from former Yugoslavia ( Slovenija, Croatia, Montenegro)
There was never a safety
issue in adriatic
, but for a time in Albanian waters, for Yachtsman. Even there situation has changed to the better in last few years. Albania is opening an trying yo catch the step with the world...
During the war in former Yugoslavia quite a few of us were safely sailing in adriatic
If you plan to cruise
during summer months in Croatia you might find some places rather crowded. Since there is a big charter
fleet ( at least 20.000 boats strong) in Adriatic and in august a lot of Italian boaters come over...
There is quite a good chance that you will meet some of the super yachts of the day in Adriatic specially in the Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar region...
But there is still plenty of space, coves and marinas. Even in the high season you can find really nice quiet places just a bit of bitten track.
Sometimes the unexperienced charter
lot can pose a treat because of reckless seamanship and the unexpectedly strong winds which can arise quite suddenly. Especially Bora wind- NE coming over high mountain ranges along the coast and thunderstorms form the W can be devastating Even in summer they can reach 60 and more kts. They are gusty and usually in summer do not last very long but you must be aware of them...