Croatia is one of the most popular charter destinations in the world, with the most rental vessels. With a total of 1244 islands stretching from Istria to Dubrovnik, the coast is a common sailing destination for many sailors, and our fleet of over 6500 sailboats, catamarans, motorboats, luxury yachts, mini cruisers, gulets, and dinghies can satisfy even the most discerning requirements. All yacht types are available with or without crew, and the stunning indented coast guarantees a safe and enjoyable sailing experience.
Sailboats Croatia rent – Sailing yachts Charter
Croatia Yacht Charter has a large number of sailboats available for charter. You can find a range of styles here, ranging from small to luxurious. We have regatta sailboats and cruiser styles that clients can rent with or without a skipper or crew, depending on their skill and wishes.
Jeanneau sailboats, Jeanneau Sun Odyssey, Hanse yachts, Beneteau Oceanis, Beneteau First, Bavaria yachts, Elan, Dufour yachts, Grand Soleil, Nauticat, Oyster, Fisherman, Feeling, X yachts, Comet, Salona, Vector, Etap, Grand Soleil, Nauticat, Oyster, Hunter, Feeling, X yachts, Comet, Salona, Vector, Etap,
Motorboats Croatia rent – Motor yachts Charter
A wide range of motorboats is available for hire, ranging from small speedboats under 6 meters to motor yachts with crews up to 30 meters. We have a flybridge, hardtop, and open motorboats with diesel motors, as well as smaller ones with gasoline engines and outboards. When visitors go bareboat, bigger motorboats have more engines, making steering simpler. According to our clients’ demands, crewed motor yachts can be shipped to any marina.
Azimut yachts, Cranchi, Ferretti yachts, Luxury Yachts, Beneteau, Monte Carlo Yachts, Maiora, Benetti, Beauty, Fairline Targa, Fairline Squadron, Fairline Ghost, Searay, Princess yachts, Pershing, Sealine, Bavaria motorboats, Beneteau Antares, Jeanneau, Gobbi, Bayliner, Maxum, Sessa yachts, and other models.
Catamarans Croatia rent – Catamaran Charter
Wide luxury catamarans and motor catamarans are among the many catamarans available for charter in Croatia. Choose your charter catamaran from our bid form, which includes brands such as Lagoon, Nautitech, Fountaine Pajot, and Privilege. Models are divided into divisions based on their length.
Gulets Croatia rent – Gulet Charter
Gulets are a type of motorsailer unique to Croatia. They are smaller (maximum of 20 berths) and all cabins are housed on the main deck (on standard motor sailers, cabins are located under the deck, on the main and upper decks).
Gulets are re-creations of traditional Turkish merchant ships. They’re all A-category, with en-suite bathrooms, tastefully decorated, and professionally staffed. Since they are smaller, they are more often chartered entire, but cabin charter is still an option.
Charter regions on the Croatian coast
Croatia has different yacht charter regions:
- Pula region: Umag, Novigrad, Porec, Funtana, Vrsar, Rovinj, Pula
- Rijeka region: Opatija, Rijeka, Cres, Punat, Krk, Rab, Mali Lošinj
- Zadar region: Ugljan, Sutomišcica, Zadar, Preko, Sukošan, Biograd
- Šibenik region: Murter, Tribunj, Vodice, Zaton, Šibenik, Primošten, Rogoznica
- Split region: Marina, Vinišce, Seget, Trogir, Kaštela, Split, Baška voda, Makarska, Tučepi
- Dubrovnik region: Lumbarda, Korčula, Dubrovnik, Cavtat
OUR BRANDS FOR SAILING BOATS, CATAMARANS, AND RIBS
- Grand soleil,
- Fountaine Pajot,
- Dalla Pieta,
- San Lorenzo,
- Monte Carlo,
- Sea ray,
Suggestions for a fun yacht charter in Croatia
When, where, and with whom are you going?
Chartering a yacht for a vacation is becoming increasingly popular. If you’re just getting started with this sport, we’ll give you some pointers on how to minimize common annoyances and what to look out for so that you can charter again next year.
Seasons with a lot of action vs. those with a lot of downtimes
Summer is where the majority of charters take place. The Adriatic Sea can be very rough in the winter, but unless you’re a seasoned sailor looking for adventurous sailing and island isolation in the winter, skip it – summer sailing is much better.
In the season, there are far more vessels around to assist you in the event that you need assistance, the water is calmer, and the temperatures are higher.
Some people choose to sail in the spring or autumn. If you have some nautical experience, Croatia is a good choice. The days are long enough, the weather is wet, and the sea is warm enough. The best thing is that you won’t have to do with the rush and congestion that come with high season. Chartering a sailboat in the spring or fall is the best option if you have good nautical experience and are looking for a more exciting holiday.
Some people can choose a charter time based on cost. A week-charter can cost you considerably less in the non- or playoffs than in high season. However, since all other expenses remain stable (fuel, food, transportation, new appliances, etc. ), the savings in May or October vs July or August may not be as important as they seem.
Putting a team together
Putting together a fun and cohesive community is one of the most crucial tasks. If you’re cruising with your mates, you’re still not worrying about this. If you’re traveling with relatives, associates, or coworkers, though, you should exercise extreme caution. Just because you get along well with somebody on land doesn’t mean you’ll get along just as well at sea. Restricted space, bad weather, seasickness, exhaustion, conflicting tastes, and a number of other unexpected situations may lead to disputes or even battles.
One thing to keep in mind is that democracy has never performed well at sea – there is only one captain, and the rest of the crew must follow his or her orders, particularly in emergency situations when swift decisions are made.
If you’re sailing with your family, bear in mind that they might not be as excited about sailing as you are, and you’ll need to change your standards accordingly, particularly if you’re sailing with children.
You should be able to respect others’ desires and make sacrifices so that your family vacation can leave you with happy memories and a willingness to replicate them next year.
We suggest a safe vessel that is easy to maneuver when selecting a cruise. A comfortable and stable boat will make it easier for your family to adapt to a new lifestyle, and powerful engines will allow you to easily change locations in the event of bad weather, boredom, or exhaustion on board, ensuring that your family’s fun is not spoiled.
When traveling with friends, stop inviting any who are gloomy and continuously whine. Make sure you only invite people you know well and who are trustworthy, responsible, practical, and upbeat, regardless of age or profession.
When sailing with mates, make sure you plan your itinerary ahead of time, taking into account everyone’s preferences to some degree, so that everyone gets value for their dollars. This is therefore essential in order to prevent any further problems or demands.
All of this is applicable to cruising for coworkers. You must be extra cautious about two aspects when using this mixture. The office hierarchy does not have to match the board hierarchy, and all must consider their current position responsibly. Another thing to keep in mind is to keep business talk to a minimum – this is a trip, not a business meeting, so try to chill and get to know each other in a more private environment.
Sailing with an ambitious crew whose main aims are to sail as many miles as possible or to win a regatta is your third choice. Your crew members should be fit, knowledgeable, and agree on the trip’s priorities and objectives in this case.
The joy of sailing for anyone on board should still be a priority of any mix.
What is the best place to sail?
You must find a suitable place to sail after deciding on a sailing time and assembling a good crew.
If you’re chartering in the spring or autumn, bear in mind that the south Adriatic is calmer, with less strong winds, making sailing even simpler.
When it comes to selecting a venue, all members of the crew should have a say. Depending on personal preferences (diving, hiking, swimming, sightseeing, etc. ), you can look for a sailing area that fits the majority of them.
Another consideration to consider when selecting a sailing venue is your sailing experience; whether you have little or no experience, or if you have small children on board, make sure you sail in less windy locations, close to marinas and secure anchorages.
When planning your regular sailing routes, remember the golden rule: no more than one-third of your charter duration should be spent traveling to the farthest point, and two-thirds should be spent returning to the starting point. This way, you will prevent unanticipated disruptions and injuries caused by hasty decisions.
Which is better: a sailboat or a motor yacht?
The rapid growth of the charter industry has had a direct impact on the specifications of charter vessels. They are more relaxed and easier to use.
It is completely up to you, your skills, and interests whether you charter a motorboat or a sailing boat. Sailing is a distinct form of navigation, and not everybody who loves the sea enjoys sailing. Some people are more interested in speed and strength than others. Motor yachts, on the other hand, are more difficult to hire than sailboats, and they still use a lot of fuel, so it would end up costing you a lot more.
Documents and permits
You must have a valid skipper license and VHF certificate if you choose to hire a yacht without having a licensed skipper. The skipper certificate must be given in compliance with Croatian sailing regulations; if you have a license that is valid in your or another country but not in Croatia, it is not considered valid, and you would not be allowed to charter a boat without a skipper.
Port authorities are in charge of issuing navigational licenses.
During the entire charter era, you must have the original licenses onboard.
You would also have an initial crew roster on board, in addition to a skipper and radio licence. The Port Authority cannot check the crew list (this is done by the charter agency), so you must report any modifications to the crew list to the closest Port Authority as soon as possible after the voyage.
If you want to go scuba diving or fishing during your holidays, you’ll need special permits.
Only members of the Croatian Swimming Association are permitted to engage in recreational and sports diving. The permit is valid for one year and is only provided to divers who meet the necessary requirements.
Fishing licenses are easier to get, and a charter agency will help you obtain them.
Although it can sound like a lot of trouble, it is important that you follow these rules for your own protection and to prevent any awkward situations.
The takeover of a boat
You inspect the boat and its facilities at check-in to see if there are any faults, malfunctions, or losses. If you notice all of these, tell the charter agency delegate, who must report it on the check-in list. You must return the boat in the same state as you received it. You would be left liable for any damages discovered on her at check out that were not present at check-in. So, look over the boat carefully, don’t panic, and pay attention to the little details.
- Examine the hull and deck for any marks, dents, or impacts…
- Examine the rail for any bends or other injuries.
- Make sure the anchor and chain, as well as the spare anchor, are in decent working order.
- Check each sailboat winch to see if it spins freely and makes a distinct sound. Count the winch handles (at least three are recommended), check the mast for straightness, and make sure the crosses are safe. Even, if you’re going under a bridge, inquire about the mast height.
- Check the sails for holes by opening them up. This also allows you to check if the sails can be lifted without difficulty and if the ropes have any injury.
- Try turning the steering wheel.
- Check that all mooring ropes, fenders, barrels, water hose, and power wire are in storage and lockers.
- Make sure the bilge pumps (both manual and electric) are working; on a sailboat, double-check which valves to be closed and where they are located.
- When starting and shutting down a diesel motor, the engine should be quick to start. Even, put the forward-backward command to the test.
- Request that the charter agency representative explains the engine, including how to adjust the cooling impeller, if there are decompressing valves, and where the spare oil is stored. There are small facts that can cause a lot of aggravation.
- If you don’t know how to exhaust the engine, make sure the fuel tank is full and that the volume never falls below 1/3.
- Locate the batteries and learn how to use them.
- Examine the safety equipment, which includes a life raft, signal flares, a fire extinguisher, and safety belts…
- Make sure the electronics are in decent working order and that you have nautical charts on board.
- Check to see if the refrigerator is in decent working condition.
It’s time to set out after you’ve inspected the boat and checked in, checking that all is in working order…