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Rowing, that is, driving a gajeta can be done by 4 or 5 people. There are 5 rowing spots: parada (the stern oar holder) pri krmom (at the stern), srida (mezarija, the middle), ala banka and prova ( bow). The bow oar is 20 cm longer than the other oars. Before boats had motor engines,…


„There does not exist a thing that we did not do in the shipyard. From A to Z. We constructed Brseč, Lopar, Vinodol. Those are ships of 27 meters or even 32 meters in length. We constructed 17 meters long gillnetters for Istra. We worked for Algiers, America, Germany…When we worked for Tunisia, each brigade…

Betina shipyard

In 1926 there was one big shipyard and nine smaller ones operating in Betina. Seven sailboats and five boats were constructed and 60 sailboats and 12 boats were fixed in those shipyards between October 31st 1926 and October 31st 1927. Betina shipyards had a surface of 11200 square meters and all the other shipyards of…


CICIBELA is a Betina gajeta of an older type, 8 meters long. It was built in the shipyard of Filip Tošulov in 1931 and ordered by Toma Gregurov form Preko on the island of Ugljan. During its service life its transported labourers, cattle and crops, and during the WWII, it transported refugees to El Shatt…

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