VRBOSKA (43° 11'N; 16° 40.5'E), village (pop. 523 in 1991) and small harbour on the N coast of Hvar, situated at the head of a long, narrow cove.
Approach: Landmarks include the greyish N entrance point Glavica, the square masonry tower exhibiting a white light on the E end of Zecevo islet; the red metal tower exhibiting a red light situated on the head of the E breakwater in Jelsa; the round white iron tower with a column exhibiting a white light situated on Kriz point and the red light column exhibiting a red light on the SE corner of the quay.
Mooring: The bora and the sirocco are felt within the inlet but yachts at moorings are sheltered from them. South-easterlies raise a slight sea. A strong sirocco causes a rise of water (in exceptional cases up to 2 m), which enters the harbour with great velocity and may be dangerous to moored vessels. Smaller yachts can moor alongside the quay or use the four-point moor (depth from 2.53 m). The anchorage ground is situated in the outer part of the harbour under the N shore (depth 2427 m). Poor holding ground. During the bora yachts are recommended to secure ashore as well.
Facilities: Post office. Food provisions and water.
Sights: The churches Sv Marija (St Mary, 1465, fortified), Sv Lovro (St Lawrence, 1571, renovated in Baroque style in the 17 C, paintings by Venetian Renaissance painters), Sv Petar (St Peter, 1469).
VRBOSKA MARINA (ACY), situated on the S shore of the outer part of the cove.
Capacity: 100 berths along the SE waterfront at the head of the cove (depths up to 10 m); there is an area for 30 yachts in dryberths; electricity, telephone and water hook-ups.
The marina operates the year round.
It has reception office, restaurant, shopping area including duty-free shop, toilets and showers with hot water; laundry service; car park; maintenance and repair jobs.
Crane (5 t), fuel pump at the waterfront.
A small boatyard is situated on the opposite shore (0.3 km).