Bareboat Yacht Charter Croatia
Provided you have enough experience, you are in charge of the boat yourself, with no skipper as guide. It is a challenging adventure indeed.
There are hundreds of new monohull and catamaran bareboats for charter all along the coast, with new marinas springing up yearly. Fleets generally incorporate 3-5 cabin monohulls ranging from 30 to 50 feet, and a good selection of catamarans. Split is probably the major bareboat center, but you have an excellent selection all the way from Dubrovnik to Pula. As a taste of what you have to experience on a Croatia Bareboat Charter – we’ve put together this Dubrovnik to Split Bareboat Sailing Itinerary to get you in the mood.
We do have bareboat motor yachts for charter as well, if you’re interested. They can give you a wider variety of destinations in the same time period, due to their greater speed on the water.
Bareboat Yacht Charter Croatia
If you have enough sailing experience and posses necessary licences, we give you the option of bareboat charter.
If you decide to take this option, bare in mind that you are now responsible for overall safety on board. At sea it is very important to know who the captain is and who everyone must obey without question in dangerous situations (taking a democratic approach can only be harmful in these situations). In case you are the captain of your crew, understand that you have great responsibility on your hands.
Even though there is only one captain, all crew members share responsibility for the boat and general well being. One person can’t by themselves navigate the boat, take care of her running properly, set itineraries, cook, clean and still have time to rest and have fun (because you are on vacation!). Everyone on board must take some responsibility and obligations. This doesn’t apply to avoiding danger of accidents or bed weather, but to everyday running things on board. All of you are responsible for keeping the boat clean and tidy, taking care of the boat’s inventory and behaving in accordance with good maritime manners (for your own sake, as well as for other yachtsmen). Responsible behaviour reduces the chance of any problems, allowing everyone to relax, have fun and learn. If you have great time, it is very likely you will wish to come back again.
To charter a yacht without professional skipper in the first place, you must have some licences. That includes a valid skipper licence and the licence to use the VHF radio. You must have these original permits with you on board during your charter. Also, with you on board you must have a valid crew list, verified by the Port Authority. If some changes to your crew list occur during your charter, you are obligated to notify the nearest Port Authority of these changes immediately.
Bareboat charter is one of the most popular forms of exploring the Adriatic coast with more than 1200 islands along the Croatian coastline. Bareboat charter is considered chartering s boat with no crew and means you are responsible for the boat and your group and is the opportunity to spend vacation with your family or closest friends completely relying on your own competence in navigation, thus being responsible for the safety of all. It has become the top choice among tourists all over the world.
You actively take role in arranging your own itinerary. Still you can accept some other suggestions from base manager or our skippers. Provided you have enough experience, you are in charge of the boat yourself, with no skipper as guide. It is a challenging adventure indeed.
In this case you need an International Certificate of Competence (competence in navigation). The VHF certificate is also required for reasons of safety (the use and operation of VHF radio). You will find a wide range of boats available for bareboat charter, usually up to 50 feet. All the boats, both sailing and motor ones, are equipped with all the essentials as well as with safety and navigational equipment to make your navigation simpler and easier.
Here is the list of license that are accepted in Croatia: certificate.pdf
If someone from your group does not possess a valid nautical license, no charter company in Croatia will give you the boat without a crew even if you have a lot of experience. Have in mind that you are entirely responsible of the keeping and sailing of the boat and for the safety of your group. During your check in ask our base manager all the questions that interest you besides the ones he was briefing you about.
Tips on Bareboat Yacht Charter Croatia
If you are chartering and beeing in bareboat charter for the first time in Croatian Adriatic sea, please find below some useful tips:
Destinations and airports
We can offer 3 best starting bases for sailing in Croatia:
- DUBROVNIK -airport Dubrovnik (distance aprox 25KM)
- TROGIR -airport Split (distance aprox 12KM)
- SPLIT -airport Split(distance aprox 25 KM)
All airports are very well connected with Zagreb, Rome,Franfurt, London, Barcelona,Oslo,Stockholm etc. Transfer from airport to base can always be ordered extra in our booking office.
How to book bareboat yacht charter in Croatia:
If you have choosen already Dubrovnik or Split area as your destination and already know what type of sailing boat you are looking for yacht rental then “search engine”.
If you need advice about choosing suitable boat please contact booking directly on firstname.lastname@example.org. Booking office is open from 08:00-20:00 hour (Mon-Fri) and you will receive an answer in 30 minutes for all your requests.Boat can be hold under the option for you for 3-4 days if you need some time to discuss with your crew. Once when you would like to book bareboat, booking office will send you confirmation with all payment and bank details. After receiving advance payment you should receive contract and after receiving balance payment -boarding pass. Booking office will ask you your arrival time (important for our schedule) and crew list details (skippers licence number, name and surname of all crew, date of birth and passport number).
Necessary documents for bareboat charter Croatia:
For bareboat charter in Croatia, you need valid sailing license, VHF license & passport . It is always better to check if your license is valid on next web page: www.mppi.hr and than look for “Recognized certificates for operating boats and yachts” (direct link is not possible as list has been updated every day).
Check in is at 17:00 hour on Saturday. By that time all boats will be ready. If you are arriving earlier please come in our office and we can do immediatelly “paper work”:
- you will receive original documents of boat, weather forecast etc.
- your original skipper license will be asked
- crew list will be confirmed and charged tourist tax
- deposit will be taken by credit card or cash
- you will be advice about using support line
Only after documents procedure in office technical check in can be provided. At 17:00 will start technical check in procedure with technical equipment list and should be signed by the client and sailing staff. We kindly advice just one person (skipper) to do technical check in as it goes faster. In the mean time rest of crew can do shopping in the nearest supermarket.
Safety deposit for bareboat yacht Charter Croatia :
All boats are insured and safety deposit can be charged in two ways:
- Refundable deposit: Charged by credit card(prefer) or in cash. After returning boat deposit amount will be unblocked (returned to the client). Safety deposit is part that insurance does not cover for example lost dinghy, or broken window. If the damage is smaller than safety deposit( for example lost fender aproxi 200 HRK) we will unblock your card anyway and charge amount of real cost(example fender 200 HRK). All damages should be reported immediatelly on support number. In case of bigger damage maximum charge is amount of deposit written in your confirmation and in price list.
- Non-refundable deposit-damage loss/waiver: For those who would like Non-refundable deposit while taking bareboat (written also in price list) we will need for Insurance house skippers license, address and payment will be charged into 2 parts: nonrefundable part (140-280€) directly to insurance House + 100€ refundable par tin cash/100€ will be returned after check out and without any damage).
PLEASE TAKE CARE ABOUT SEA WHILE SAILING IN CROATIA
Let the next generation enjoy the Adriatic Sea while sailing in Croatia. Therefore we must respect nature and the environment:
- do not throw rubbish into the sea while sailing in Croatia
- do not discharge waste water from a boat near the shore and in protected areas
- does not violate the law on fishing
- protect aquatic plants and animals
- apply to the competent bodies of environmental pollution
- fire on open is forbidden
- save the water, Croatian is reach with water but islands are not, so please save the water whenever you can (do not clean boats or take long showers).
Croatian tap water is safe for drinking so you can always refill your bottles (but not the water tanks on your sailing boats).
- save energy: sail as much as you can, try windsurfing (Korčula area), kayak (island Mljet national Park), avoid scuters and motor boats.
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