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Sail and yacht charter Croatia

Currency
Currency
Kuna(HRK)
Language
Language
Croatian
Coastline
Coastline
5835,3 km
Number of islands
Number of islands
1246

About Croatia

The Republic of Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country. The eastern part of Croatia is situated in the Pannonian plain, the central part in the Dinarides, and its entire coast is located on the Adriatic Sea. Its surface is 56542 kilometers square, which places it in middle-sized European countries. Croatia's capital city is Zagreb, the cultural, political and scientific center of the country. The larger cities are: Osijek, located in the historic Croatian province of Slavonia, and Rijeka, Split and Zadar, all located on the Adriatic coast. The climate in Pannonian Croatia is continental, in mountainous Croatia it is alpine and on the coast the climate is Mediterranean, with dry and hot summers and damp and mild winters. Croatia is a tourist country, largely relying on its indented coast (5835.3 km) and 1246 islands, of which only 67 are inhabited. Croatia abounds in protected places, of which 8 are in the list of world heritage sites and 8 national parks. Croatia is abundant with clean water, with particular care for forest conservation, and 47% of the land is covered with forests.

Requirements for bareboat charter

If you want to manage a sailing boat yourself, you must meet certain conditions stipulated by international maritime law and any maritime country. You need to have The Certificate of Competency for a Skipper B or C category (for operating vessels up to 30 tonnes gross weight for personal needs, including a charter, within the territorial waters of the Republic of Croatia for Category B, that is for business purposes regardless of the maritime zone for Category C) or the Certificate of Competency for a Yacht Master. Foreign citizens must have the documents for operating vessels issued by the competent state bodies, recognized as per the Memorandum prepared by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia. You should also have the licence to operate the radio unit (VHF) issued by the port authority. Also, during the voyage, one must also have the certified crew list (the first and the last names of all crew members, their dates of birth and the personal ID card or passport numbers). In case the crew members change, the nearest port authority must be informed.

Bareboat charter
Bareboat charter

Tourist tax

For yachtsmen, fees have been introduced instead of residence tax, depending on the length of stay and length of the ship, just for owners of the boat. If you’re in the charter, tourist tax is charged 7kn per day for persons older than 18, and for persons between 12 and 18 year of age, tax is reduced by 50%. Children under 12 do not pay tourist tax.

Tourist tax for disabled persons and one accompanying person is reduced by 70%.

Hanse 455

Marina Frapa, Rogoznica, Croatia

from 3550 EUR

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Dufour 460 GL (4 cab)

Marina Frapa, Rogoznica, Croatia

from 3750 EUR

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Oceanis 34 (3 cab)

ACI Marina Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia

from 1200 EUR

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Catamaran sailing in Croatia

Catamarans generally have a lot more space than sailing boats, because of their two hulls, and the central part, which increases the capacity even more. Also, because it is a mulri-hulled boat, the catamaran is more stable, so it is suitable for navigators who do not yet have the experience at sea. It is a perfect boat for the Adriatic Sea and for those who want to dedicate themselves to family vacation when sailing and less navigating the boat, because management is less demanding.

Catamaran sailing in Croatia

Also, catamaran is balast-free, lighter, requires less propulsive power and it is faster. It has smaller draft than regular sailboat, so it is perfect for numerous shallow coves of Adriatic Sea, so you can throw the anchor without fear of stranding. In almost all marinas on the Adriatic there is a large choice of catamarans, so the perfect vacation is at your fingertips.

Lagoon 570

Marina Nava, Split, Croatia

from 8900 EUR

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Orana 44

Marina Dalmacija, Sukošan, Croatia

from 4700 EUR

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Croatian coast

The Croatian coast stretches to 5835 kilometers, covering the mainland and 1246 islands, of which 67 are inhabited. The islands are provided along the coast, while the terrain and relief of the coast and the islands coincide. The islands were formed in three large groups - Northern Adriatic islands, North Dalmatian islands, and Middle and South Dalmatian islands. The northern Adriatic islands are dominated by the Kvarner islands (on the Kvarner Bay), of which Cres and Krk are the largest Adriatic islands. On the western coast of Istria is the archipelago of Brijuni, 14 islands that are declared a national park. In northern Dalmatia there is Zadar archipelago with Ugljan and Pašman as the largest islands, but the most famous archipelago is the Kornati islands, which are also the national park and the most famous nautical destination.

Croatian coast

Central Dalmatia is dominated by the great islands of Brač and Hvar, but there are also small groups of islands that are known as nautical destinations, such as the Pakleni islands and Elaphiti in front of the city of Dubrovnik. The Adriatic Sea has great transparency, up to 56 meters, and a great salinity, about 38 ‰, more than the world average.

Croatian coast

Top destiantions

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a city known for its rich history and today is one of the world’s top destinations. It dates back to 7th century and it was the capital of the Republic of Dubrovnik, a maritime republic which reached its peak in 15th and 16th century. In 1979, UNESCO added the Old city of Dubrovnik in the list of World Heritage Centers. Almost the whole Old city is surrounded by 2 kilometers of ancient walls and fortifications, which are one of the reasons for enlisting it on UNESCO’s map.

With all that, Dubrovnik is a top spot for navigators. After visiting all the marvelous places in the Old city of Dubrovnik, along with the main street called Stradun, you can take your sailboat and visit Elaphiti archipelago, or little more remote islands, Like Mljet with its National park, or Korčula, and find out why this natural beauty was one of the first Greek colonies in the Adriatic.

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Cyclades 43.4

Rogač (Split), Split, Croatia

from 1530 EUR

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Sun Odyssey 49

Marina Kaštela, Kaštel Gomilica, Croatia

from 2750 EUR

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Elan 45 Impression

ACI Marina Split, Split, Croatia

from 2150 EUR

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Hvar

Island of Hvar is situated in southern Adriatic, near islands of Brač and Korčula. It’s the fourth largest island in Croatia. But what is more important, it is the sunniest Croatian island, with annual average of 2726 hours of sunshine, that is, almost 114 days. Hvar was old Greek colony, with town Pharos (today Hvar), but there also lived Illyrian tribes, and Romans in later periods. Little is known about the fact that in town of Hvar was established oldest public theatre in Europe, back in 1612.

Hvar is today a famous sailing destination, especially towns of Hvar and Stari Grad. It is known for its beautiful beaches, clean and clear sea and great nightlife. Pakleni islands in front of the town of Hvar, attract many tourists and navigators as well.

Destination 2

Hanse 455

Marina Frapa, Rogoznica, Croatia

from 3550 EUR

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Dufour 460 GL (4 cab)

Marina Frapa, Rogoznica, Croatia

from 3750 EUR

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Kornati

Kornati archipelago is one of the most magical places in the world. It is situated in the middle of Adriatic, between Šibenik and Zadar area, faced to the open sea. This archipelago of 140 islands has long been a paradise for sailors and lovers of uncontaminated nature. National Park founded in 1980 deals with the preservation of the islands. Dozens of species of fish, crustaceans, corals and sponges live undisturbed for 37 years. The islands are completely uninhabited, with only occasional arrivals of people who have land there and few old houses. In this way, without human activity, the environment above the sea is perfectly preserved.

Not all islands are part of the National Park. Protection covers 89 islands, and among those who are not protected is the island of Žut. Žut is the second largest island in the archipelago of the Crowned Islands and the largest uninhabited island in Croatia. Although uninhabited, Žut is a supply station for sailors.

Destination 3
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Elan 350 Perfomance (3 cab)

Marina Kornati, Biograd na Moru, Croatia

from 1632 EUR

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Sun Odyssey 54 DS

Marina Kornati, Biograd na Moru, Croatia

from 2500 EUR

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Bavaria 46 Cruiser (4 cab)

Marina Kornati, Biograd na Moru, Croatia

from 1890 EUR

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