Car Ferry ‘Mate Balota’ (Jadrolinija)

Car Ferry ‘Mate Balota’ is owned by Jadrolinija Ferry company and is usually sailing on daily car ferry routes that connect Zadar port (Gazenica) or Dubrovnik with nearby islands.

Car Ferry ‘Mate Balota’ owned by Jadrolinija
Photo: Car Ferry ‘Mate Balota’ owned by Jadrolinija approaching the port

Mate Balota was built in 1988 in the shipbuilding yard brodogradilište Kraljevica (Dalmont) The vessel belongs to the class of Roll-on Roll-Off Passenger (RoRo) ferry and was named after a 20th-century Croatian poet. With a length of 65 meters and a width of 14 meters, this car ferry is capable to achieve a maximum speed of 11 knots. Its full capacity is 440 passengers and 50 vehicles. Onboard facilities include an air-conditioned salon with a cafe bar and toilets

Vessel details

  • Ro-Ro passenger vessel
  • 65 meters long, and 14 meters wide
  • The maximum speed of 11 knots
  • Capacity: 440 passengers & 50 cars

Video: Jadrolinija’s Car Ferry Mate Balota

In the above video, you can see this vessel sailing on the winter crossing towards Dubrovnik and the local islands while for the summer season, it has also serviced between Zadar and Preko, a popular ferry route.