Luxury Crewed Catamaran Charter in Croatia - Your Way to Freedom and Privacy
Take a moment to imagine yourself sailing through the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea, basking in the warm Mediterranean sun, and enjoying the gentle sea breeze. Luxury crewed catamaran charters in Croatia are your ticket to an unforgettable sailing adventure.
Croatia is a hidden gem with stunning coastlines and pristine islands that attract travelers from all over the world. What better way to explore its beauty than on board a luxurious catamaran, crewed to perfection? In this blog post, we'll delve into the realm of freedom and serenity that awaits you when you choose a luxury crewed catamaran charter in Croatia. A seasoned sailor or a first-time adventurer, this is opulent seafaring tailored to your every need.
We invite you to embark on an inspiring virtual journey that will introduce you to the captivating world of crewed catamaran charters in Croatia.
Luxury crewed Sunreef 60 "Vulpino", available for charter from Split
1. What is a catamaran?
A sailing catamaran is a multi-hulled watercraft featuring two parallel hulls of equal size. Unlike sailboats, catamaran stability is achieved with a wide beam. The cabins and toilets are located in the hulls, while the saloon is in the area between the hulls, on the deck.
The catamaran has limited healing, which results in a more stable experience while sailing. You can easily walk from the cockpit into the saloon on one level. The stability and comfort of a catamaran are far superior. Cooking is easy and safe.
Having twin engines, catamarans are highly maneuverable and easy to dock. You can navigate into places you can’t get to with a monohull, and you can anchor closer to shore due to the shallow draft. The catamaran is more stable at anchor.
Luxury crewed catamarans are available in a wide range of sizes and styles and have become one of the most desired vessel types for private yacht charters in recent years. Their size varies from 13 to 25 meters and comfortably accommodate 6-10 guests in 3-6 air-conditioned, en-suite cabins, and have additional amenities typical for modern yachts.
Lagoon 77 "Adriatic Dragon", Master Cabin
2. Reasons why you might go with a luxury crewed catamaran
1. You’ve been collecting that money and paying attention to what you can do with it, distancing yourself from all the banal, normal, and usual ways to spend it. No bookings of hotel rooms and each day heading out to the beach, when you can have the sea around you on a catamaran.
2. You had enough of having to prepare for everything yourself- the food, the props for water sports, the fuel, etc. When you charter a luxury crewed catamaran, all that will disappear.
3. You don’t have to have any sailing experience or qualifications. The skipper will be there to navigate through the rough or smooth sea.
4. You can ask the crew anything. They will be very informed and helpful. The crew members are highly trained and dedicated to ensuring that guests on board a luxury crewed catamaran have an unforgettable experience. They handle all aspects of the sailing, including navigation, maintenance, and meal preparation, leaving guests free to relax and enjoy their vacation to the fullest. From skilled captains who navigate the Adriatic's enchanting waters to talented chefs who prepare gourmet meals using the freshest local ingredients, the crew is there to cater to every need, making the journey effortless and enjoyable.
5. Booking a luxury crewed catamaran and sailing in Croatia on the Adriatic will certainly be a story you’ll be retelling over and over. And it will never go out of fashion.
These are just some of the few reasons and we’re positive that you can identify with at least one.
Lagoon Sixity5 "Amada Mia", available for charter from Split
3. What are the pros of the Luxury Catamaran Charter?
Luxury catamarans offer very comfortable accommodation in air-conditioned en-suite cabins, with enough storage space for your belongings and a guest saloon with a galley. In addition, there are many outdoor spaces; an aft cockpit with an al-fresco dining table, a front lounge with sun pads, and a flybridge with sun pads and a relaxing area.
Luxury catamarans are crewed boats, meaning every detail of your sailing trip is covered. Depending on the size and the charter price, there can be 2- 4 crew members.
When you charter a luxury catamaran, you can choose your cruise itinerary in consultation with the captain. The charter itinerary is customized to guests' preferences and follows the weather conditions.
Catamarans are an excellent choice for large families, groups of friends, and families with children. They are stocked with water sports amenities like a stand-up paddleboard, kayak, fishing and snorkeling equipment, water skiing, and a tender boat. Of course, the list of extra equipment depends on the size and price. If you have special requirements, there is the possibility of ordering some extra items.
4. How much does it cost to charter a luxury catamaran?
Luxury catamaran prices vary and depend on the size, brand, comfort, quality, number of crew members, and rental season.
Average weekly based on the catamaran size:
The rental price includes:
Accommodation on the yacht, Crew service fee, VAT, complete linen and towels, tender, yacht insurance, service on board, yacht cleaning, use of leisure equipment on board, and WiFi.
The rental price does not include:
Food and beverages, port and marina fees, private expenses, transfers from/to the airport, fuel for the motorized program (waterskiing, tender), gratuities. These extra costs will be charged from the APA (Advance Provision Allowance), usually 30% of the net charter price.
The fantastic crew of Lagoon 570 "Mala", available for flexible charters, from Split
5. Which places can I visit?
Keep in mind that your sailing itinerary in Croatia can be a truly personalized experience, and it will be tailored to your preferences, interests, and the logistics of your starting location.
The places you visit will depend on where you start your journey and how long you plan to charter the catamaran. Whether you're departing from bustling Split, historic Dubrovnik, or any other coastal town, and whether you have a week or several weeks to spare, the crew will work with you to create a unique itinerary that matches your expectations, ensuring a truly memorable experience.
Here are some of the must-visit places you can include in your itinerary:
Dalmatian Islands: Begin your journey in the Dalmatian Islands, which include popular gems like Hvar, Brač, Vis, and Korčula. Each island is a unique blend of history, culture, and natural splendor. Explore ancient towns, taste local delicacies, and relax on pristine beaches.
Dubrovnik: Sail to the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik, and immerse yourself in the rich history of its Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the city walls, visit historic landmarks, and enjoy panoramic views of the city from atop the cable car.
Kornati Islands: The Kornati Islands, often referred to as a "nautical paradise," are a stunning archipelago boasting 89 islands and islets. Explore their rugged beauty, secluded coves, and crystal-clear waters ideal for snorkeling and diving. It will be a trip where you’ll be taking in all the natural splendours this part of Croatia has got to offer. And you’ll be so thrilled as George Bernard Shaw, the famous Irish playwright, was, who, like Joyce, was enthralled by the country.
Shaw said this about the group of islands around Kornati, so be sure to include this gem on your sailing aboard a luxury crewed catamaran:
On the last day of the Creation God desired to crown His work and thus created Kornati Islands out of tears, stars and breath..
National Park Kornati Islands
Split: Discover the vibrant city of Split with its magnificent Diocletian's Palace and bustling waterfront promenade. It's a perfect blend of history and modernity, offering a range of cultural and culinary experiences.
Krka National Park: Cruise to Krka National Park, where you can witness the breathtaking Skradinski Buk waterfall, swim in freshwater pools, and explore the lush greenery of this natural wonderland.
Elafiti Islands: Just off the coast of Dubrovnik, the Elafiti Islands comprise a trio of islands—Koločep, Lopud, and Šipan. These islands are ideal for peaceful escapes, where you can hike, bike, and relish the serene atmosphere.
Istrian Peninsula: Head to the Istrian Peninsula, renowned for its charming coastal towns like Pula and Rovinj. Taste local truffles, sample Istrian wines, and explore the region's rich cultural heritage.
Kvarner Bay: Discover the Kvarner Bay, home to the islands of Krk, Cres, and Rab. These islands offer diverse landscapes, from lush forests to historic towns, all set against a stunning coastal backdrop.
So, embark on a journey on a luxury crewed catamaran that will leave you with cherished moments and a newfound appreciation for the wonders of the Adriatic Sea.
6. How far ahead should I book a luxury catamaran?
Although there is a wide choice of catamarans available for private charter in Croatia, booking at least eight months before the charter is wise. However, if you are looking for a more luxurious version, start looking for the perfect match at least twelve months before. The best ones are always booked first.
7. What kind of menu is served on a luxury catamaran?
Depending on the number of crew, the guest can have a half-board or full-board menu. All menus are freshly prepared and based on local, fresh ingredients.
Breakfast normally consists of a full and varied buffet. This will include bread, pastry, jam, butter, honey, fruit, cheese, and eggs served in various ways, cereals, tea, coffee, and fresh fruit juices.
Lunch will generally consist of a main course, which may include fish, meat, chicken, or vegetables. Served with side dishes, salads, and vegetables, followed by fresh fruit or dessert.
Dinner time on a catamaran is a unique experience, usually lasting for a couple of hours. As the sun sets, you can enjoy the sunset view, relax in the company of family and friends, capture memorable photos, and create lifelong memories. Dinner is served in the alfresco cockpit area, just like all other meals, except in case of unpleasant weather conditions, the dinner service will move to the saloon. Following an aperitif, you can enjoy a three-course dinner beautifully presented and served by the professional and friendly crew.
Oh, wait - we forgot about the food! Dalmatian food!
Luxury crewed catamarans often come with skilled chefs adept at creating culinary masterpieces. They craft delicious meals using the finest local ingredients, catering to individual preferences and dietary requirements. Guests can savor gourmet dishes inspired by the region, elevating their dining experience. In contrast, crewed ordinary catamarans may offer more basic meal options without the same level of culinary expertise.
You might get inspired for your next sailing adventure on the Adriatic by reading our list of the Top 10 luxury crewed catamarans for charter in Croatia.
If you're interested in chartering a luxurious catamaran in Croatia and embarking on an unforgettable journey through the Adriatic and Mediterranean with your family and friends, don't hesitate to reach out to us.