To charter a bareboat sailing yacht or motor boat in Croatia skipper must possess sailing and navigational experience adequate to the boat size. Besides experience, it is necessary to have a skipper qualification / license.
In addition to skipper qualification, obligatory is VHF license. VHF license can have as well one of the crew members, unnecessary a skipper.
To check your license validity you can send us your license scan by email or check the Recognized certificates for operating boats and yachts issued by the Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs.
In Croatia is possible to charter bareboat yacht mono hulls even up to 65` and catamarans up to 52`, but not all of them since some yachts are available only with the professional skipper/crew.
For most of the sailing and motor catamarans above 45` is necessary for the skipper to have a license, which is equal to Yacht Master up to 100 BT and one crew member with basic skipper qualifications.
When chartering a bareboat yacht you are taking full responsibility as a skipper for yourself, your crew and the boat.
Before sailing out we recommend you to plan the sailing itinerary according to the weather forecast and do the grocery shopping. On all of the inhabited islands in Croatia you will find markets and shops. Therefore, it is not necessary to buy groceries in advance for the whole week, for the first two or three days is advisable.
Several useful sailing in Croatia route suggestions you can check here Sailing routes suggestions
Croatian Adriatic is quite easy to sail. Distance between the nearest islands is usually an hour or two. If you are not ready for long distance sailing, to charter a bareboat sailing yacht or catamaran in Croatia is a perfect choice for your vacation.