How to choose the perfect Yacht for Charter?

How to choose the perfect Yacht for Charter?

Find out what yacht type suits you the most

There is no better place to charter a yacht or sail on holidays than Croatia. The mild Mediterranean climate makes sailing possible year-round, with slightly more favorable spring and autumn conditions. With over 4000 boats and yachts available for charter all over the Adriatic, everyone can find the proper vacation at sea.

Among the options available are smaller motorboats, ideal for day trips, sailboats, catamarans, luxury motor yachts, classic wooden gulets, luxury motor sailers and mini cruisers. Several factors, including the budget, the number of persons, and the rental season, influence the choice of the right yacht for charter. Choosing the right type of yacht or boat for charter is a crucial decision that can greatly impact your sailing experience. Each type has its own unique characteristics and advantages. Here's a guide to help you understand the basics of sailboats, catamarans, motorboats, motor yachts, and gulets:

What types of charters are available?

1. Bareboat Charter

A bareboat charter allows you to embark on an independent sailing adventure. In this arrangement, you take the helm as captain, responsible for navigating the vessel and managing all journey aspects. This type of charter is ideal for experienced sailors who enjoy setting their course, exploring secluded anchorages, and controlling the pace of their cruise. With no professional crew on board, a bareboat charter provides the ultimate sense of independence, allowing you to immerse yourself in the sailing experience. Of course, if you have the necessary experience and adequate licenses, you can charter a bareboat yacht.

2. Skippered Charter

A skippered charter offers the perfect balance for those who desire a sailing experience without the full responsibilities. With a professional skipper at the helm, you can relax and enjoy the journey while still having the opportunity to participate in sailing activities. The skipper brings local knowledge and expertise and ensures the safety of the voyage. This type of charter is suitable for novice sailors looking for guidance and experienced individuals seeking a more leisurely sailing experience. Find out more about the skippered yacht charter.

3. Crewed Charter

Indulge in the epitome of luxury and relaxation with a crewed charter. In this arrangement, a professional crew, including a captain, chef, and additional staff, takes care of all aspects of the journey. The crew ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience from navigation to meal preparation. Passengers can unwind and savor the voyage, with the crew catering to their every need. Crewed charters are perfect for those seeking a high level of service, whether for a romantic getaway or a group celebration. Find out more about crewed yacht charter.

4. Cabin Charter

Perfect for solo travelers, couples, or small groups, this type of charter allows individuals to book a cabin rather than the entire vessel. Passengers share common spaces and the overall sailing experience with other like-minded individuals. Cabin charters are a fantastic way to meet new people, enjoy a social atmosphere, and explore different destinations without the commitment of chartering an entire yacht. Professional crew members typically manage the vessel, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable journey.

What types of boats and yachts are available for charter?

1. Motorboats

Motorboats are the epitome of efficiency for those who seek speed and convenience. Propelled by powerful engines, motorboats offer a swift and exhilarating experience on the water. They also easily navigate tight spaces, making them practical for day trips. The focus on speed and agility appeals to individuals who want to cover more distance in less time, maximizing their time on the water.

If you want to spend a day on the sea, we can design custom-made day trips with a motorboat for special occasions such as bachelor parties, birthdays, or anniversaries. One of our most popular day trips by boat is a private trip from Split to the islands of Brač and Hvar.


Motorboat Colnago 33

2. Sailing yachts

Sailing yachts provide an authentic, hands-on sailing experience as they gracefully glide with the wind billowing through their sails. This type of boat is always the right choice for beginners and experienced sailors on multi-day vacations with family or friends. Sailboats for charter range from 30 to 75 feet and have 2 to 6 cabins, accommodating up to 12 guests.

If you are a beginner or have no experience, we suggest hiring a yacht with a professional skipper. For a more rounded experience, you can hire extra crew members, a hostess/cook, or even a babysitter and yoga instructor.

Sailing yachts are ideal for relaxed, slow-paced island hopping in Croatia. Getting around Croatia by sailing a yacht is an enjoyable, relaxed, and slow-paced way to experience the islands.


Luxury sailing yacht CNB 76 "Aenea"

3. Motor yachts

Motor yachts offer a level of comfort and extravagance unparalleled in the charter world. Lavish amenities, spacious cabins, dining areas, and lounges create an indulgent setting. Suited for extended charters, motor yachts often come with a crew, allowing passengers to unwind and enjoy a truly pampered experience. With the ability to reach impressive speeds, motor yachts provide luxury and efficiency in covering vast distances, making them an ideal choice for those who seek both opulence and adventure on the open seas.

Usually, bigger yachts are available only with a fixed crew. Motor yacht hire and operating costs are higher than for sailboats and catamarans.


Motor yacht Prestige 460 Fly

4. Catamarans

Catamarans redefine the sailing experience with their twin-hull design. The parallel hulls connected by a central platform create a stable and spacious environment. Catamarans utilize both sails and engines, combining the best of both worlds. Catamarans are known for their stability, reducing the likelihood of seasickness. The ample deck space and multiple cabins make them ideal for those prioritizing comfort and space. Their shallow draft allows access to secluded anchorages, enhancing the sense of adventure.

Catamarans are ideal for families with kids or bigger groups.  There is a wide choice of catamarans for charter, ranging from 38` to 77`. Generally, models up to 50` can be chartered as bareboat, while the bigger ones require a professional skipper and crew. Tips on choosing the ideal catamaran for charter.


5. Gulets

Steeped in tradition and craftsmanship, gulets provide a unique blend of classic charm and modern amenities. With their wooden, handcrafted design, gulets stand out with a distinctive look. These vessels incorporate both sails and engines, offering a balanced and authentic sailing experience. Spacious decks provide ample room for outdoor activities and relaxation, making gulets an excellent choice for those who appreciate a classic yet comfortable sailing journey. Crewed charters are often available, adding an extra layer of leisure to the experience.


Gulet "Carpe Diem"

6. Luxury motor sailers

Combine the elegance of sailing with the opulence of a motor yacht, and you'll find yourself aboard a luxury motor sailer. These extraordinary vessels seamlessly blend the best of both worlds, featuring sails for a classic and authentic sailing experience, coupled with powerful engines for efficient cruising. The allure of a luxury motor sailer lies not only in its graceful sailing capabilities but also in the lavish amenities and personalized service it provides.

Step aboard, and you'll be greeted by meticulously designed interiors that exude sophistication. Spacious cabins, well-appointed lounges, and top-of-the-line amenities create an atmosphere of unparalleled comfort. The exterior deck spaces are equally impressive, offering panoramic views and ample room for outdoor relaxation and entertainment.


Luxury motor sailer "Lady Gita"

7. Luxury Motor Yachts

Step into a world of unparalleled sophistication and refinement with a luxury motor yacht charter. Beyond the opulence typical of motor yachts, these vessels represent the epitome of high-end maritime indulgence. Impeccably designed interiors, state-of-the-art amenities, and personalized service distinguish luxury motor yachts. Chartering a luxury motor yacht offers an exclusive and tailor-made experience, where every detail is crafted to meet the highest standards of comfort and style. With a professional crew attending to your every need, a luxury motor yacht charter promises an extraordinary journey that transcends the ordinary, catering to those who demand nothing less than the finest in nautical luxury.


Luxury motor yacht Azimut Grande 27 Metri  "Dawo"

8. Mini Cruisers

Discover the allure of mini cruisers and compact vessels that offer a unique blend of intimacy and versatility, making them an ideal choice for intimate getaways and larger gatherings. Despite their smaller size, mini cruisers are designed to accommodate up to 40 persons, making them perfect for bigger groups and special occasions. Whether celebrating a milestone, organizing a family reunion, or planning a corporate retreat, a mini-cruiser charter provides a charming and communal setting for your event. The cozy cabins, functional amenities, and inviting deck spaces contribute to a warm onboard atmosphere, fostering a sense of camaraderie among passengers.


Mini Cruiser "Casablanca"

Croatia's world of yacht and boat charters offers diverse options to suit every seafaring desire. Whether you're drawn to the classic elegance of sailboats, the stability and spaciousness of catamarans, the speed and efficiency of motorboats, or the lavish indulgence of motor yachts and luxury motor sailers, each vessel brings its own charm.

Let us tailor a charter experience that perfectly suits your preferences, ensuring an unforgettable voyage along the enchanting Adriatic coast. Contact us today, and let the adventure begin.