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Expected Costs of Yacht Charter

Expected Costs of Yacht Charter

Budget plan for yacht charter & sailing holiday in Croatia

To make a reasonable budget plan for a sailing vacation in Croatia, you need to count on a few essential points that have to be included. Please read below the estimated – expected costs when chartering a yacht in Croatia.

Yacht charter rates in Croatia depend on a few factors:

  • Yacht charter period and season
  • Yacht brand and model
  • Bareboat or Skippered or Crewed yacht
  • Yacht age
  • Yacht (boat) size
  • Yacht equipment

Average Yacht Charter rates in Croatia per week

Sailing yachts

Sailing yacht charter price depends on the season period, yacht brand, model, size, age, and equipment.

Size Low season High season
30`- 40` 600 - 1 500 EUR 2 500 - 4 500 EUR
40` - 45` 900 - 1 900 EUR 3 000 - 5 000 EUR
45` - 50` 1 300 - 2 800 EUR 4 000 - 7 000 EUR
50` - 55` 2 500 - 3 500 EUR 5 000 - 10 000 EUR
55` - 60` 3 000 - 5 000 EUR 6 000 - 14 000 EUR
60`+ 5 500 - 12 000 EUR 15 000 - 22 000 EUR

Catamarans

Catamaran charter price depends on the season period, catamaran brand, model, size, age, equipment

Size Low season High season
40`- 42` 1 500 - 2 000 EUR 4 500 - 9 000 EUR
42` - 45` 2 500 - 4 500 EUR 5 500 - 13 000 EUR
47` - 55` 6 000 - 14 000 EUR 14 000 - 25 000 EUR
55` - 60` 12 000 - 15 000 EUR 22 000 - 25 000 EUR
60` - 65` 15 000 - 20 000 EUR 30 000 - 36 000 EUR
70`+ 50 000 EUR+ 75 000 +

Motor Yachts

Motor yacht charter price depends on the season period, the yacht brand, model, age, and equipment.

Size Low season High season
36`- 40` 1000 - 3500 EUR 1500 - 5000 EUR
40` - 45` 2000 - 6500 EUR 5000 - 11 000 EUR
45` - 50` 2500 EUR+ 7000 - 17 000 EUR

Luxury Motor Yachts

When chartering a Luxury motor yacht, count on the APA (Advance Provision Allowance), which amounts 20-30% of the yacht charter price.

Size Low season High season
50`+ From 6 000 EUR From 15 000 EUR

Super Yachts & Mini Cruisers

Superyacht charter price depends on the season period, cruising area, yacht brand, number of cabins, and crew members.

When chartering a Superyacht count on the APA (Advance Provision Allowance) which is 30-40% of the yacht charter price.

Size Low season High season
85`+ From 55 000 EUR From 75 000 EUR

Gulets

Gulet charter price depends on the season period, size, number of cabins, and crew members.

When chartering a Gulet count on the APA (Advance Provision Allowance) which is 20-30% of the yacht charter price.

Size Low season High season
65` - 115` From 10 000 EUR From 15 000 EUR

Motorsailers

Motorsailer charter price depends on the season period, size, number of cabins, and crew members

Size Low season High season
130`+ From 35 000 EUR From 45 000 EUR

When planning your budget for a sailing holiday in Croatia, besides the costs that you pay directly to the charter company for the boat, the crew ( if hired), the final cleaning/transit log or comfort package, and tourist tax, you shall count on costs on the way, which are:

How much does it cost to hire a professional crew?

The crew fee depends on the boat type and size.

  • Skipper   1.200 - 2.000 €/week + food
  • Hostess  1.200 - 1.500 €/week + food
  • Chef       1.400 - 2.000 €/week + food

The food for the crew is to be covered by the client.

Fuel consumption

This cost depends on the boat model/engine; smaller boats consume less fuel than bigger sailing boats and catamarans, especially if they are equipped with a generator. Approximate fuel costs:

  • Sailboats up to 45'        150 - 200 €/week
  • Sailboats above 50'       200 - 350 €/week
  • Catamarans up to 45'   300 - 400 €/week
  • Catamarans above 45'  500 -1000 €/week
  • Motor yachts are large consumers of fuel compared to sailboats and catamarans, and fuel consumption is the major extra cost. The consumption depends on engine power, cruising speed, yacht size, tonnage, etc. 
  • When chartering a Luxury motor yacht or Super Yacht, the fuel consumption is covered by the APA which is 20-30% of the yacht charter price

Mooring fees

Mooring fees depend on the size of the boat, sailing period, and location; but you can choose between the following mooring options: a berth in the marina, a berth in the city ports on a jetty, mooring buoy

  • a berth in the marinas for mono-hulls 50-200 €/day, for catamarans, is usually + 50%-100%
  • a berth in the city ports for mono-hulls 50-100 €/day, for catamarans, is usually double the price
  • mooring buoy appx. 20-70 € / day
  • anchoring in Croatia is free, however, if you anchor in an area that is under a concession, you will be asked to pay
  • For prices in ACI Marinas, you can check directly on their web pages.

Food and drinks

The clients who charter a bareboat usually prepare breakfast and lunch on the boat. and dinner outside in the local restaurants and taverns. If you decide to have dinner out in a restaurant, you can count on the cost of 30-50€/person, of course, this can be far more expensive if you will enjoy your meals in high-end restaurants. You can order food and drinks in advance to be delivered on the boat, or you can make the provision yourself on your arrival in the nearby supermarkets. Order provisioning here.

We suggest buying water and drinks for the whole week and food for the first two days, which is the minimum you should have on board. You can buy fresh products on the islands for the rest of the week. If you hire the crew, you need to ensure they have three meals a day, and at least one should be cooked meal (on the boat, in a restaurant, or you can pay them extra for food 30 €/ day/ crew member). For more info and tips for provisioning, you can read here.

If you are chartering a crewed yacht and paying the APA ( Advance Provision Allowance), the APA covers all of the mentioned costs. This allowance is 20-30% of the yacht charter price.

You can find more tips and info about boat provisioning and cooking on the boat here.

Car Parking

Car parking is not included in the yacht rental price. This is the extra cost, paid directly to the marina reception. Appx 50 -70 EUR per week, per car.

Hopefully, this shortlisting will help you calculate approximately expected costs when chartering a yacht in Croatia. In case you need more details and information, please feel free to contact us!