Bareboat yacht charter is a type of rental where you charter a yacht and skipper it by yourself. You arrange the sailing itinerary completely by yourself, at your own pace, provided that you return in the base marina on agreed date and time. With the bareboat charter, the responsibility for yourself, your crew and the boat is completely in your hands.
For this type of charter, navigational and sailing skills adequate to the size of the boat you plan to charter are mandatory. You also need to posess the boat operator license and the VHF radio operator certificate, both issued by the authorized body in your country of origin.
If you are not sure whether the license you have is valid for bareboat charter in Croatia check if it is listed here.
In case you did not find your license on the list available through the link address above, we advise you to contact the authority in charge of issuing navigational licenses in your country. You should ask them to contact the Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs at [email protected] and see if the license would be recognized in Croatia and enlisted on the list of recognized licenses.
INCLUDED IN BAREBOAT CHARTER PRICE
The boat’s rental price includes:
- the sailboat completely equipped for safe and comfortable cruising
- the thorough introduction to the boat and its equipment
- mooring in our base marina ACI marina Split
- technical support 24/7
- advice on the route, weather….
Apart from the boat’s rental price, when planning your budget for bareboat charter in Croatia you need to consider the following costs as well:
FUEL: 150€ – 250€/week for 3-4 hours of motoring per day depending on the boat’s motor strength
FOOD & DRINKS: supposing that you will be eating breakfast and light lunch onboard (buying groceries in the supermarket in Split and on the islands and preparing them on the boat) and have a dinner in one of many good local restaurants on the islands, from our experience you will need ca. 30- 50€ per day per person
MOORING FEES: 30-200€/night depending on the mooring type, place, time of the season and boat’s size. There are several possibilities: marina, port/harbour, buoy, anchor or restaurant’s mooring.
MARINA – the most expensive option, but at the same time, it offers you the security and comfort in the form of toilet and shower facilities, laundry services, shops, and restaurants.
PORTS – cheaper than marinas, the price depends on the boat size and the services offered. Some harbours offer you only electricity and water supply (these are cheaper), while in the others you have shower and toilet facilities as well (more expensive).
BUOY – cheaper option than marina or port, but then you are not attached to electricity and water supply and you need to use a dinghy to get ashore.
ANCHORING – is mostly free but in places where there are buoy fileds, you might be charged.
RESTAURANT’S MOORING – In some places there are mooring facilities offered by restaurants, some of them don’t charge you, but you are expected to have a meal in the restaurant while somewhere you are charged the fee but not obliged to eat in the restaurant.
You don’t have all the mentioned mooring options in each place, mostly just one, therefore, the final mooring cost will depend on the places you go to and the mooring options offered there.
Most marinas are the part of ACI marinas chain. You can find more details about each marina and the pricing on their web pages https://aci-marinas.com/.