Monachus monachus is the Latin name for the Mediterranean monk seal, locally called ‘man of the sea’.

Inspired by the flow of movement of this magnificent creature, we design Monachus motorboats and motor yachts and we have been manufacturing them in our boatyard near the town of Split in the Mid-Adriatic since 2006. Proven and reliable production methods are employed in manufacturing Monachus motor boats and motor yachts, with the use of contemporary materials. Modular construction system allows us a semi custom manufacturing process where each Monachus boat or yacht represents its owner and his personal touch. With the aim of identifying priorities in terms of design and construction, members of our design team relied on their first-hand cruising experience through several decades. Stability and navigability have been given special attention, followed by ergonomics and general arrangement.

“On your journey, we want you to experience that unforgettable moment which is hard to describe and which you will cherish forever.”
Monachus team


Since he attended the sailing school in 1972, the founder of the Monachus yachts brand, Mr. Hari Tabak has been obsessed with the navigation properties and hydrodynamics of motor yachts and boats. He made his first modifications to sailboats as early as 1979, and shortly afterwards a survey of motor boats followed. The passion, which still lasts with equal intensity, grew into his business in 1985.
The idea of designing a boat with soft low-profile lines, the best possible stability and ease of movement during displacement, semi-displacement or gliding cruising preoccupied him in the mid-1990s. After several attempts to achieve this by modifying various boats, in 2004 he decided on a project that will start on a blank sheet of paper. He gave it the name Monachus after the Latin name for the Mediterranean monk seal, an animal creation that amazed him with its ease of movement through the sea.
He put his maximum effort into the Monachus yachts project, resulting in Monachus yachts and boats cruising the Adriatic and other Mediterranean seas as well as Florida since the summer of 2007, while Hari, along with younger associates, continues to think regularly about the harmony of the latest technology and traditional values…


The guiding thought of the Monachus yacht design is timeless elegance. The geometry and structural strength of the hull as well as the arrangement of the main weights are priorities without compromise. Even if such tasks are at the expense of the spatial volume in some places, they have not been given up because comfortable and safe navigation of Monachus yachts is a priority.


Today it takes place in the controlled conditions of our own boatyard facility. The process of building yachts and boats with the application of advanced technology relies well on craftsmanship and carefully selected materials. The sophisticated equipment of the partner manufacturers and their suppliers that we install in Monachus yachts is carefully selected.

Word of the founder

From the very beginning, our driving force has been a huge enthusiasm woven into all components of the work. The vision of the best hydrodynamics, low silhouette, correct ergonomics and giving a material shape and use value to all of the above requires a strong fuel, and we draw it from the molecules of emotions. With evolution we are striving for revolution, and the right moment is ‘right now’. We put focus on the quality and safety of navigation and always strive for better. We consider your choice of Monachus boat to be the greatest exclusive, and trust to be the most valuable currency.