One of the increasingly popular destinations in the Mediterranean, Croatia is also climbing the ranks as a pleasure boat rental destination. This is thanks to the beauty of this magnificent island country, characterized by an endless series of islands not far from each other and from the coast, rich in vegetation, history, and culture with several UNESCO heritage sites and a welcoming atmosphere made of good food and very welcoming people.
Speaking of charter boats in Croatia, we asked ourselves how much it can cost to organize it in this country and above all which factors have the greatest impact and should be considered to understand, broadly, what the cost of our charter holiday will be.
Those one listed hereunder are the average costs for a one-week charter in Croatia, divided by boat typology:
Cost of renting a motor yacht for a week in Croatia:
- Yacht with maximum length from 55 to 60 feet: 15,000.00 Euro / 30,000.00 Euro per week + extra;
- Yacht with maximum length from 62 to 70 feet: 20,000.00 Euro / 40,000.00 Euro per week + extra
- Yacht with maximum length from 70 to 90 feet: 30,000.00 Euro / 70,000.00 Euro per week + extra
- Yacht with maximum length over 90 feet: from 70,000.00 Euro + extra
Cost of chartering a catamaran for a week in Croatia:
- Catamaran with maximum length from 38 to 42 feet: 3,000.00 Euro / 6,000.00 Euro per week + extra
- Catamaran with maximum length from 42 to 44 feet: 4,500.00 Euro / 8,000.00 Euro per week + extra
- Catamaran with maximum length from 45 to 50 feet: 6,000.00 Euro / 18,000.00 Euro per week + extra
- Catamaran with maximum length from 50 to 60 feet: 8,000.00 Euro / 30,000.00 Euro per week + extra
- Catamaran with maximum length over 60 feet: from 25,000.00 Euro per week + extra
Cost of renting a sailboat for a week in Croatia:
- Sailboat with maximum length from 38 to 42 feet: 1,500.00 Euro / 3,000.00 Euro per week + extra
- Sailboat with maximum length from 42 to 44 feet: 3,000.00 Euro / 4,500.00 Euro per week + extra
- Sailboat with maximum length from 45 to 50 feet: 4,500.00 Euro / 8,000.00 Euro per week + extra
- Sailboat with maximum length from 50 to 60 feet: 6,000.00 Euro / 20,000.00 Euro per week + extra
- Sailboat with maximum length over 60 feet: from 12,000.00 Euro per week + extra
50% of the charter rate must be paid upon the contract signature and the balance within 30 days before departure. Alternatively, 30% of the charter rate upon confirmation and 70% within 45 days before boarding.
Finally, in the case of full crewed charters, the A.P.A. is always due together with the balance (30 or 45 days before departure).
We defined some easy questions we ask our customers to answer, in order to better understand their needs and let our managers select the most suitable boats for your requests, evaluating alternatives and answering all your related questions.
Let’s answer the next few questions!
When will your Croatia yacht vacation take place?
You must consider that the high season (the most expensive) in Croatia runs from mid-May to September since in this period the climate is ideal and weather conditions are optimal for navigating these waters.
In the tourism sector, a rule is that by booking well in advance you can get discounts on the actual list price. Boat charters are no exception with brokers and charter companies willing to make advantageous prices in case of early booking.
Early booking offers are usually available from autumn to winter preceding the charter season. By booking during this period you can save up to 20% on the full price.
Similarly, choosing a last-minute booking, i.e. within 3 weeks from the departure date, can be a good way to save up to 30% of the list price. However, it must be said that in this case there is generally little choice as to the type of boat and accommodation on board.
Therefore, if you already know which boat to choose and what type of itinerary to take, our advice is to book as soon as possible. This will guarantee you an early booking discount and a large choice of new and well-equipped yachts to choose from.
What kind of boat do you need?
According to the number of guests onboard, you will need a different kind of boat. This will highly affect the cost amount because generally, a higher kind of boat corresponds to a higher charter fee.
The type of boat you want to charter must meet your needs, both in terms of comfort and in terms of space required.
In general, there are three main types of boat, as follows:
- Motor yacht
It may seem obvious, but much of the cost incurred for renting a boat (not only in Croatia but anywhere in the world) depends on the type, size, and age of the vessel you want to rent. The possibilities in this sense are truly enormous, with superyachts that can reach over one million euros per week, while smaller, albeit respectable, holiday yachts can cost an average of 30,000 to 50,000 euros per week.
In general, we can say that motor yachts are the most expensive boats, followed by catamarans and sailboats. The average weekly rental price of a 3-cabin sailboat is around 2,000 euros while for a medium-sized catamaran the cost is between 4,000 and 6,000 euros per week. This difference is due to the greater space on board and consequently the ability to accommodate more people.
Finally, it is important to consider that, for the same size, a newly built boat will have a higher rental cost than one that is already dated, with price differences that can sometimes be quite significant.
However, we would like to underline that boat rental prices in Croatia are currently the lowest in the Mediterranean area.
Will you be sailing alone or with a crew onboard?
Deciding whether to have a crew on board and, if so, how many members, is a crucial aspect that affects the charter final cost.
The choice depends on two main factors. The first concerns whether whoever hires the boat owns a nautical license. The second is instead linked to the size of the chartered boat.
Generally, the possibility of self-steering a boat is valid for small sailboats or catamarans. This is because, as a rule, for larger sizes, brokers require a crew on board even if you are an experienced sailor (even if only a skipper).
If you do not have a skipper license or in any case you do not want to be engaged in the vessel navigation, you will have to budget a fixed daily amount for a skipper and (if necessary) an on-board crew who takes care of the management of the boat at sea and in port. Average rates start at around 150 euros per day for a professional skipper.
What will be your Croatia spots itinerary?
Another aspect to take into consideration is the one related to moorings. Croatia offers hundreds of safe landing places to moor for the night, both in cities along the coast such as Pula, Zadar, Šibenik, Sukošan, Biograd, Šibenik, Trogir, Split or Dubrovnik and on more than 700 islands such as Pag, Krk, Cres, Dugi Otok, Brac to Korcula.
It goes without saying that stopping in the main Croatian ports or in the most exclusive locations involves a greater outlay as it guarantees excellent services and proximity to the main attractions. In general, Dalmatia and its ports tend to be cheaper than the northern part of the country. This is the most famous area in the country with world-class attractions, such as stunning Venetian architecture with well-preserved historic buildings from the times of the Italian city-state. The blend of untouched nature and Renaissance architecture makes this part of Croatia undeniably attractive.
The prices of a week’s rental may vary with the choice of charter bases, so don’t be surprised. If you’re not set to a certain navigation area, this might be a money-saving idea!
What costs are included and what is not in the charter fee?
The price of chartering a yacht with a crew usually includes the use of the boat for the agreed period and the crew service.
When thinking of renting a boat, you must always keep in mind the supply costs, the so-called APA (advance provisioning allowance).
It is a lump sum payment that covers all of your onboard expenses during your yacht charter like fuel, ports, food, drinks, etc.).
Another cost concern the VAT which is usually to be considered separately from the indicated rental cost.
Contact now YBH Charter Brokers:
You can contact us by sending an email at [email protected] or by phone, calling +39 33436 00997, available also on WhatsApp for both calls and texting.
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