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Bareboat yacht charter Croatia

Croatia is one of the most famous destinations for vacation and bareboat yacht charter.

Thanks to its indented coast, there are over 1000 islands, islets, rocks, and bays on the Adriatic. Most of the islands are not permanently populated during the year. The Adriatic archipelago of Croatia is divided into the northern, central, and southern Adriatic. The North Adriatic is Istria and Kvarner, the Middle Adriatic is northern and central Dalmatia, and the southern Adriatic is south Dalmatia. 

Bareboat sailing in Croatia is an excellent choice for experienced sailors, but as well for the beginners. The nearest islands’ distance is about an hour to an hour and a half of sailing, which does not require long and extensive preparation. Sailing in Croatia is considered safe as, in the bad weather, you can always berth in a safe harbor on time. Of course, with continuous keep track of the weather. 

The influence of the Mediterranean climate makes sailing in Croatia and the Adriatic possible throughout the year. Charter season is running from April to November. Bareboat sailing is also possible outside this period, noting that most of the vessels are under maintenance and service during the winter. Out of charter season, most of the islands’ facilities, like marinas and restaurants, are closed, but you can berth in the city ports. 

Weather conditions for sailing vary by season. Spring and autumn are characterized mainly by north and south winds, while in the summer, the most frequent are western and southwestern winds. In the low season, April, May, October, prices are much lower and much fewer boats.

Skipper qualification

The skipper must possess sailing and navigational experience adequate to the boat size and tonnage to charter a bareboat sailing yacht, catamaran or motorboat in Croatia. Besides experience, it is necessary to have a skipper qualification/license.

In addition to skipper qualification, the VHF licence is required. The VHF licence can have as well one of the crew members, unnecessary a skipper. To check license validity, please send us the license scan by email or check the Recognized certificates for operating boats and yachts.

For bareboat monohull rental in Croatia, are available yachts up to 65` and catamarans up to 52`. 

For most of the sailing and power catamarans above 45` is necessary for the skipper to have a license, which is equal to Yacht Master up to 100 BT. Besides skipper with Yacht-Master, one more crew member should have a basic skipper license.

When chartering a bareboat yacht, you take full responsibility as a skipper for yourself, your crew, and the boat. Before sailing out, we recommend you plan the sailing itinerary according to the weather forecast and make the food provision. On all of the inhabited islands in Croatia, the markets and shops can be found. Therefore, it is unnecessary to buy groceries in advance for the whole week, for the first two or three days is advisable.

Several useful sailing routes suggestions you can check here Sailing routes suggestions.

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