A crewed yacht charter in Croatia is the most relaxing way to spend unforgettable sailing holidays.
With a crewed yacht, you'll enjoy the finest service and feel of staying in a 5-star floating hotel. You can relax, get pampered, and enjoy your journey in total privacy on a crewed yacht.
Luxury crewed yacht Love Story, Croatia
What kind of yachts are available for a crewed yacht charter?
We offer a wide choice of sailing boats, catamarans, motor yachts, mini cruisers, and gulets for private, crewed charters. Whether you are looking for a vessel that can accommodate a small or large group, we have yachts of various sizes in our portfolio. A number of departure options are available from Istria and Kvarner, across Dalmatia (Zadar, Šibenik, Trogir, Split), and all the way to Dubrovnik.
How many crew members can be on a crewed yacht?
Crewed yachts can have 2 to 10 crew members, depending on the size and type of the yacht. There are two options for booking a crewed yacht charter:
- Chartering a crewed yacht with a fixed and permanent crew of two or more is possible. Here we speak about more luxury yachts, where the crew has their own crew quarters.
- Alternatively, you can hire extra crew members, depending on your needs and wishes. As a professional crew, we can provide you with a skipper, hostess, chef, deckhand, babysitter, yoga teacher, or fitness trainer. When chartering a bareboat yacht with a crew, you will have to provide the crew with cabins. Please note that the crew does not sleep in the saloon area.
If you want the comfort and the safety of a Certified Captain, we are here to assist your every need. Indulge yourself in the hundreds of shades of Adriatic blue waters and let the reviving sound of the waves help you escape the ordinary. When chartering a skippered or crewed yacht, you don't need to have any sailing experience or qualifications.
Skipper's primary duty is to ensure the safety of the guests, other crew members, and the vessel. Skipper introduces clients to safety and sailing basics, which are a helpful start if you would like to sail on your own one day.
The skipper's job is to plan the route itinerary and to follow up on the weather forecast. The skipper will offer you route suggestions and acquaint you with the places you are visiting. If you have a specific site in mind, you can share your thoughts with the skipper. He will do his best to include those places in the charter itinerary.
The hostess is responsible for the cleanliness and tidiness of the interior of the yacht, as well as for keeping food and beverage supplies stocked. When it comes to meals prepared and served by the hostess on board, you can expect breakfast and simple lunch meals, like pasta, risotto, salads, and grill.
If the yacht is chartered with a skipper, the hostess will assist the skipper with mooring lines and fenders. The hostess can assist guests with extra activities during the trip: island tours, wine tasting, dinner, and taxi reservations.
For a charter party larger than eight, we recommend hiring a yacht with a chef on board.
With a chef on board, you will experience excellence in food choice and service. The chef is responsible for planning the food menu, grocery shopping, and preparing meals. Chef is a professional with knowledge of pairing top-notch food and excellent wines.
It is very helpful to inform the chef before the charter about food preferences, especially if anyone has any food intolerances or allergies.
Before your departure, you will receive a Preference/Provision list. A complete list we will send to the Chef, and he will arrange the delivery of Groceries and Beverages on the yacht. This way, you will save time on check-in day, and as soon as the boat is ready and cleaned, you can sail out.
It is crucial to deliver the provision list on time and ensure everything flows smoothly and according to plan.
Chef cooking onboard
What is APA?
There is a term called APA (Advance Provisioning Allowance) that you will come across when receiving an offer for a crewed yacht. The APA covers extra expenses that are not included in the yacht charter price:
- food and beverages provisioning for guests
- fuel costs for the engines, generator, motorized watersports program
- port and marina fees
- local transfers, any other private expenses
The APA usually amounts to about 30% of the contract value. All items are specified in an Addendum attached to the charter contract providing a breakdown analysis of the costs. The captain will produce final accounts at the end of the charter in the presence of the broker. Any unused funds will be refunded in full to the charterer. If the funds are not sufficient, the captain will advise you accordingly. Bills will be settled upon disembarkation.
What are the benefits of a crewed yacht charter?
- Individually tailored sailing itinerary
- A dedicated crew at your service, and for all your wishes
- Fully equipped yachts provide the highest comfort
- Crewed yachts are loaded with a variety of water toys (SUP, Kayak, Towing amenities, fishing and snorkeling equipment, etc.)
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