Skipper qualification: When chartering the boat, bareboat, the skipper must possess a valid license and a VHF certificate for the size and tonnage of the specified boat, which is required by the Croatian Maritime Code. List of recognized licenses in Croatia.
Charter documents: you are obligated to send the crew list, skipper license, VHF certificate and approximate time of arrival, at the latest 1 week before charter. If requested documents and information are not provided on time, check-in could be delayed.
START DATE: Standard starting day in charter is Saturday. During high season, only standard Saturday–Saturday charter is possible. For low season, you can get on request an offer that is not standard Saturday–Saturday charter.
WEEKS: Prices in charter are based on weekly price. During high season only standard Saturday –Saturday charter is possible. For low season, you can get on request an offer that is not standard Saturday–Saturday charter.
Sailing yachts – the most popular boat type. It can be rented with or without a skipper, depending on the knowledge and skills of clients. Compared with motor yachts, sailing yachts are considered a cheaper variant considering the renting price, but also since you can use sails to get from place to place you can cut down your fuel costs. Two types of sailing yachts can be distinguished: monohull – with one hull and catamaran – with two hulls.
Motor yachts – a more expensive variant of chartering. Usually, motor yachts are rented only with a skipper. The power comes only from the engine, so you will have higher extra costs for fuel.
CABINS: a standard boat cabin has two berths, a double bed or a bunk bed. In some boats, it is possible to fold the table in the saloon to get a double bed.
TOILETS: toilets on boats are specific; usually there is a toilet, a sink and a shower that is drawn out of the sink. Boat toilets can be clogged if used improperly. Charter companies usually charge you a lot if this happens, so it is recommended to be very careful when using the toilet.
BASE: when choosing a base, you have to consider a few most important facts: first, what area you would like to visit, and then which bases are the easiest to reach in that area. Usually, you are not going to spend a lot of time in the starting port so things like the easiest to reach, a large number of boat berths as well as ample parking space, if needed, should be the most important facts to consider when making your choice.
YACHT BUILDER: Like with cars you have different brand names. For sailing yachts, the most usual ones are Jennaeu – France, Beneteau – France, Dufour – France, Bavaria – Germany, Elan – Slovenia, Salona – Croatia.
DEPOSIT: a cash deposit before the charter in case of damage during charter. There are two types of deposit; you choose the manner in which you will make the deposit: safety deposit from which an amount is charged in case of damage, up to the amount of the safety deposit, and in case everything is all right, it is returned to you in full. Deposit waiver, i.e. deposit insurance that consists of two parts: the one used to pay insurance and a smaller safety deposit.
TRANSIT LOG: it is mandatorily paid in advance or at the base, and it includes cleaning, bed linen (one set per person), towels, gas, diver’s inspection and 25% VAT. This mandatory service can vary in price and contents, depending on the charter company.
MAIN SAIL: the fabric enveloped around the mast that drives the boat using wind power, without operation of the boat’s engine. Even though, throughout history, many kinds, materials, designs and shapes of the main sail have changed, in charter there are two main types of sail: standard and roll sail.
GENOA: is a triangular sail that overlaps the main sail, and it is used to increase the boat’s speed at moderate strengths of lateral wind.
AUTOPILOT: is a device used to pilot the boat without human intervention.
BOW THRUSTER: is a propulsion device mounted on the bow or stern of the boat, used to make the boat more maneuverable. Even though many call it a life-saving solution, unfortunately, not every boat has one.
BIMINI & SPRAYHOOD: are boat canopies serving to protect from the rain, sun and wind while you are sitting in the cockpit, as well as to prevent penetration of the sea into cabins.
WEBASTO: is a heating system in sailing yachts that functions independently of the engine operation. The temperature is created through the conjunction of fuel, water and electricity. Sailing yachts with Webasto are an excellent opportunity for comfortable winter sailing.
GPS: navigational-satellite system providing data on the space and helping navigation at sea. There are two places on a boat where a GPS can be located – in the cockpit and in the saloon.
OUTBOARD ENGINE: is part of optional equipment in charter and the price of the outboard engine is expressed in a weekly amount. It is used with a dinghy to ease access to a place that the boat cannot reach. The outboard engine is usually rented in case the guests shall not use private berths, or berths in marinas, during charter.
SPINNAKER: is an additional sail of light, thin material, and colorful. It is used for sailing downwind; it may also be called the front balloon sail. It is part of optional equipment in charter and rented at weekly price.
GENNAKER: is a front balloon sail for lighter winds than the ones spinnaker is intended for. It is of asymmetric shape, and it could be said that it is a cross between genoa and spinnaker. It is part of optional equipment in charter and rented at weekly price.
SKIPPER: if you do not have a license to pilot a boat, or you are not skilled enough, there is the possibility of hiring a skipper who shall pilot the boat on a route you agree with him. The skipper spends the entire time on the boat, and it is customary that he has his own cabin or the bed in the saloon. You are also obligated to provide food for him, and the prices of skippers usually range between 120 and 150 Euros per day.
WI-FI on boats is usually used via a router or a hot spot device located on the boat. It is frequently an option and it is necessary to pay additionally to use this service.
TRANSFER: is an additional service, it must be ordered by e-mail, and you should receive confirmation that the transfer shall be organized.
PROVISION: If you do not have enough time to buy supplies for the boat, inform us in advance, send us a list of items you need, and we shall do the shopping for you, at a certain provision.
SAFETY NET: A net placed on the boat’s railing, especially when children and animals are onboard. Part of optional equipment, and should be ordered in advance.