The choice depends on your wishes and preferences. A Catamaran is an excellent choice for those with no sailing experience or for those who feel somewhat insecure sailing. It has two hulls, hence providing greater stability. Catamarans don’t lean more than 5° and offer greater comfort, spacious saloon area and cabins and somewhat faster sailing, since they have two engines. Modern catamarans have shallow draft in order to make the access to land and bays easier.
The list of accepted and valid permits in the Republic of Croatia is issued by the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure.
You can see the accepted permits at the following link: LIST OF ACCEPTED LICENCES.
In addition to the skipper's license, it is also necessary to have a VHF (radio) license. Some skipper's licenses also include a VHF (radio) license. But it is not necessary that the captain owns it, one of the crew members can also have it instead of him.
The rental price includes one week of boat rental with all the equipment listed on the boat's inventory list with a fully equipped kitchen and bed linen.
Berth in the home port in case the boat has an annual berth is free during the entire rental period, and in case the boat does not have an annual berth, the price includes only the first and last day of the boat's charter in the home port.
You can find all marina price lists on the websites of the marinas you want to visit. Prices depend on the size and type of vessel, as well as on the dates of the visit (term of the season). Marinas in Croatia provide water, electricity, restaurants, shops, showers, laundry, etc…
In addition to marinas, it is also possible to moor in city ports, which are certainly cheaper options than marinas. There are also possibilities of anchoring in bays or tying to buoys.
Before the check-in of the vessel the client should put the deposit in a certain amount in cash or as credit card deposit (Visa or Master).
After the completion of yacht charter the whole deposit shall be returned 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 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
In order to rent a yacht in Croatia, the person navigating the boat must possess a valid and accepted license, corresponding to Croatian rules and regulations.
In case you don't want to hire a captain (skipper), we recommend that you apply for an exam in order to get a valid license.
If you need help or advice regarding taking the exam, please contact us, we will be happy to help.
Skipper’s services are paid separately from the charter fee. The guests are obliged to pay them (also those of a hostess or a cook) as well as food and drink for the skipper or the other crew members. On gulets, the crew expenses (those of a captain, a sailor and a cook) are already included in the charter fee.
Although the captain (skipper) can sleep on a berth in the saloon, our recommendation is to provide the captain (skipper) with his own cabin. Given that the duty of the captain (skipper) is to take care of the vessel and the safety of the guests, it is necessary for him to have his own space for a well-deserved rest.
Also in this case, the guests will have more comfort and a free salon area for hanging out. Each vessel is registered for a certain number of people (the law does not allow this number to be exceeded) – if this number does not include a berth in the salon area, the skipper is required to have his own cabin..
The choice of the yacht depends entirely on your wishes and preferences and of the type of holidays you have in mind.
Before choosing a yacht answer to yourself the following questions.
- How many people will be on board?
- Does your group consist of those who can share cabins, or each person require separate cabin?
- Do you prefer comfort and luxury or modest conditions are acceptable?
- Do you require a skipper, hostess, chef, etc. or not? (Keep in mind that all additional crew members need to sleep on board as well, so plan berths accordingly.)
- Do you want to go on holidays with family and friends or you prefer meeting new people?
In Orvas Yachting offer you can find following yacht types:
- Sailing boat, monohull – excellent for both family and active vacation,
- Motorboat – for those who like speed,
- Catamaran – comfortable and very stable, ensure fast sailing too,
- Crewed vessels (gulets, mini cruisers, luxury motor boats, catamarans...).