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How can I book  yacht charter in Croatia?
Using search engine here you can decide which type of yacht you desire. Our  boats are situated in  the most popular charter bases Trogir, Split and Dubrovnik. Even if you can not find the yacht charter you require on the online website, you can contact us directly on booking@ultra-sailing.hr and we will organize it for you.

 

How can I choose the right yacht charter for me?

Most of the clients already have a feeling what type of boat they desire. For family sailing we kindly advice Beneteau oceanis line or Catamaran charter. For regatta's and sailing fans we can provide Beneteau First models to be rented individually or as One design fleet in Croatia.


What is the cost of yacht charter Croatia?
The cost of yacht charter Croatia depends on a couple of different things. Motor (powered) boats are usually the most expensive than sailing boats. The larger sailing yachts and the more crew it uses, the more expensive it will be. Newer yachts are also more expencive than the older or classic yachts. Our older, classic boats are maintaned and fully checked each year and they belong to Economy line which is good choice for lower budget. Catamaran is the most expensive sailing bareboat charter because of the comfort that it provide.
Charter term and duration also determines cost. Most yacht charter clients charter for one week or two weeks. By booking until end of January early booking charter discount can be provided. Last minute charter is good deal but with less options for choosing and finding boat that you desire or choosing destination that you wish.
Prices in our Price list goes from 1150€/week to 8500€/week depending of term, boat size and model. Price includes VAT.
 
What the charter price on sailing boat  includes and what is extra?
Charter price includes one week charter on equiped sailing boat, VAT, VHF, chart plotter, dingy, kitchen utensils, pilot book, navigation charts, prepaid mobile phone, weather forecast SMS on daily basis and free WI-FI on all boats. Mooring in starting base is always free of charge.
Extra as obligatory to be payed is tranist log(includes end cleaning, gas,underwater inspection(diver),bedlinen, pillows and small towels (50X70).Price of tranist log depends of the boat size (125€-160€).
Tourist tax is also obligatory. Cost is 1€/person/day. Kids under 12 are not obligated to pay
Extra can be ordered such as: skipper, outboard engine for dinghy, gennaker, snorkeling equipment, transfer from/to airport.
 
What the charter price for renting catamaran includes?
Charter price includes one week charter on equiped catamaran, VAT, VHF and chart. plotter, dingy and outboard engine, kitchen utensils, pilot book, nav.charts, prepaid mobile phone, weather forecast SMS on daily bases and free WI-FI. Mooring in starting base is always free of charge. Extra as obligatory to be payed is tranist log (includes end cleaning, gas,underwater inspection(diver), bedlinen, pillows and small and beach towels towels (50X70), snorkeling equipment).
Tourist tax is also obligatory. Cost is 1€/person/day. Kids under 12 are not obligated to pay. Extra can be ordered skipper, transfer from/to airport etc.
 
What kind of safety equipment is  provided?
By Croatian law all boats registered for charter must have life belts and first aid box, fire extinguisher, etc. Life raft is provided only on boats bigger than 42 ft as they belong to yacht category and all boats have dinghy included.

What do I need to pack when sailing with kids?
If you have kids on board it is the best to bring their own life belts as maybe one that charter fleet have, will not be suitable for your child. Do not forget: hat, sun-cream, mosquito repellent cream, sailing shoes, sunglasses etc. Cover your kid with light white T-shirt between 11:00-15:00 hour (sun protection). The boat can be very slippery, so let the kids have rubber shoes most of the time (can be bought in supermarkets). Children on board does not need much. The boat itself is fun to them. Especially like to play with the dinghy and jump into sea from the stern. When renting a boat pay attention to the cockpit, stern and always take a boat with Bimini.

Teach your child to take part in the ship's duties and enjoy the time together. Even withouth TV you can have a very pleasant time with card games, chess or fishing etc. Avoid  to eat sweet while sitting in the cockpit because of the bees. Choose a shorter daily routes and bays where they can buy ice cream and have a "good run". Penciles, paper, books and favourite teddy bear should not be forgotten.
 
What do I need to pack when sailing Croatia?
The most important is to remember to bring any personal  items (passports, skippers licence) as well as medication. Softer luggage is better to fitting into lockers and as always on holidays advice is to bring the least baggage. You will need sun hats, sun glasses, light summer clothing, trainers, not slippery shoes, swimmingsuits and for evening or dinning in restaurants  „smart casual“. If  Sailing in May, June and September then it is good to bring your own sailing suit or sailing jacket and warmer clothing (for evening or in case of  colder weather).
 
What skippers licence is valid in Croatia?
List of skippers licences is quite long and provided by Croatian Maritime Ministry. Before you confirm your sailing it is best to send copy to our office so we will check for you immediately is it valid. Except skippers licence VHF licence must be also brought.
 
Can we buy a food on islands ?
All bigger Croatian islands have shops, post offices, banks etc. (island Brač, island Hvar, island Vis, islnd Lastovo, Mljet, Korčula…)
 
Can we order food  in advance?
Yes, our booking office can send you list of food and baverages that can be ordered for you and wait for you on board.
 
What is the best season for sailing in Croatia?
The best sailing season is late spring (April trough June) and end September. The sea is calm and still nice for swimming. July and August are fewer crowded but ideal for swimming  end enjoying summer in full. April and October are also very popular for regattas and those who like quite time of the season.
 
What are the wind and sea conditions in Croatia?
Information about winds and weather in Croatia you can find here

Where  we can find marinas?
There is more than 45 marinas in Croatia all along the coast. 21 of them are managed by ACI marinas and the rest are privately owned. Boats rented from Ultra sailing have  discount when moored in any ACI marina. 
 
Can we park in marinas?
All marinas provide parking place for a price of 10-15€ per day. As most marinas are build 25 years ago parking place was not planned for today's standard. It means that in peak season parking space can be problem as everything is overbooked. For similar price we can recommend other private parking solutions outside marina.

What is average price in marinas in Croatia?
Price depends of the boat size and term of the season. Marinas in Croatia provides weather, electricity, restaurants, shops, showers, loundry etc. Many of marinas are located on the most popular places (as Aci marina Korčula, ACI marina Plamižana etc). Other moorings are cheaper but well organised as mooring in Vis or Komiža.
When sailing in Croatia you will be adviced where to go, during the check in.

Can we do One way from Split to Dubrovnik?
Yes, we provide One way Split to dubrovnik or opposite but with extra charge and check out on Friday afternoon at 15:00. Extra charge covers 1 day of mooring in check out base, skipper's cost for transfering boat back and diesel for returning boat back (aprox 100 NM). One way charter must be reserved upon confirming booking.

Can we sail outside Croatian theritorial waters?
No, boats are registered only for chartering in Croatia. Only boats in Dubrovnik have documets for leaving to Montenegro but must be confirmed in advance.
 
What type of payment do you accept ?
Upon confirming booking with us, our office will send you booking confirmation with SWIFT and IBAN payment info. We accept payment by bank. We also accept payment by credit cards but charge 2-2,5% of bank fees for credit card payments.

What if I want to cancel my charter?
By charter agreement advance payment is not refundable if charter is canceled. We recommend travel insurance to all our clients. Travel insurance covers you in case of cancelation due to unforeseen circumstances and will protect you from any loss of cancellation fees.
Should the charter of the booked vessel be cancelled by clients, whatever the reasons may be, the clients shall be liable to inform Ultra-jedrenje d.o.o. about the incident. The clients shall be debited owing to the cancellation in the amount of:
  • - 50% of the weekly yacht charter price if a reservation has been cancelled more than a month prior to the first charter day.
  • - 100% of the weekly charter price if a reservation has been cancelled less than a month prior to the first charter day.
  • - 0% of the weekly charter price if the company Ultra d.o.o. manages to find a client for the cancelled week.
We kindly advice to make your own travel isnurance in your home country as they usually cover trip cancelation.
 
What is safety deposit?
Before taking over the vessel the client shall be liable to deposit a certain amount in the national currency (HRK) in cash or as credit card deposit (Visa, Amex, Master). After the completion of yacht charter the whole deposit shall be repaid to the client, unless some damages or loss of equipment are noticed. Otherwise the stated deposit shall be kept in the amount needed for the repair or for purchase of damaged or lost equipment. Paying deposit is also obligatory in cases when a skipper by the company Ultra-jedrenje d.o.o. is hired. In such case the said deposit cannot be used for covering the costs emerged due to skipper's negligence, bad operation of the vessel or its equipment.
 
Jumping into sea from stern of sailing boat
 Article by Inga Tomaševic  
 



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