4 batanas in database

The foundation of batana was formed within the “Batanas in Rovinj’s Harbour” project which was started in 2004 with the creation of the House of Batana/Casa della batana. In the context of a permanent exhibition an interactive panel with fields in which the registration signs of batana boats corresponding to the data from the registry of Rovinj’s harbour master were entered. Young members from the photo-workshop group of the “Galileo Galilei” society of Rovinj, under the mentorship of the photographer Goran Ukić, conducted field research, photographing all the batana boats which were anchored in Rovinj’s harbour in 2005. Members of the documentary-workshop group, mentored by Miroslav Stanišić, digitalised all the photographs and properly archived them and this became Rovinj’s batana database. Research carried out during 2006 continued by Vida Papić, the Ecomuseum collaborator, which surveyed 28 surviving owners of batana boats, resulted in important information about the boats and their owners (emboldened words are the participants’ responses). This material is the basis for the further systematic documentation and cataloguing of Rovinj’s batanas which is the foundation for their systematic care and maintenance.

RV 1098

owner: Budicin Francesco
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RV 1098

Budicin Francesco

First owner Budicin Francesco and Peteršić Sergio bought it some 20 years ago from Bradetić Roberta.

Type Batana with a glass-bottom

Construction materials Pine

Sail usage No

Purpose of use Fishing

Fishing places Gustinja, Dvije sestrice, Veštar, Polari

Fishing tools Trawl net

Types of fish caught Gilthead, monkfish

Mooring place Over the way at Papige

RV 1171

owner: Benussi Bortolo
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RV 1171

Benussi Bortolo

First owner Benussi Bortolo

Build date 1980.

Builder Francesco Budicin Zèf

Type Classic

Construction materials Hardwood

Sail usage No

Damage and repair info In 2000 Mladen Takač repaired it.

Purpose of use Fishing

Fishing places Sveti Ivan, Šturago, Gustinja, Dvije sestrice

Fishing tools Trap

Types of fish caught Gilthead, eel, monkfish, lobster

Mooring place Over the way at Amfore, near the old Beograd cinema.

RV 133

owner: Macarol Silvano
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RV 133

Macarol Silvano

First owner Macarol Silvano

Build date 1979.

Builder Vinko Ivančić and Petar Mofardin

Type Classic

Construction materials Most probably hardwood, Oak and fir.

Sail usage No

Damage and repair info It was damaged twice, Vinko Ivančić repaired it.

Purpose of use Fishing, swimming.

Fishing places Škaraba, Crveni otok

Fishing tools Hook line

Types of fish caught Cuttlefish

Mooring place Near the “Vila Velebit” boat, on the Veliki Mol.

RV 881

owner: Rigo Ludvig
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RV 881

Rigo Ludvig

First owner Rigo Ludvig

Build date 1970.

Builder Emilio Privileggio

Type Classic

Construction materials Pine and oak.

Sail usage No

Damage and repair info 33 years ago it was hit on the stem during a gust from the southwest, Giuseppe Bruni (Bièpi Tuòla) repaired it.

Purpose of use Fishing

Fishing places Monte, Sv. Katarina, Lone, Škaraba

Fishing tools Hook line

Types of fish caught Squid, cuttlefish

Mooring place In front of the ex-Putnika.

Member of the photography unit