FAQ

What does charter price include?

The price in our official price list includes: seven days aboard on the yacht, information and  specifications are provided upon booking. All yachts are  equipped with autopilot, GPS & charter plotter, tridata and wind speed  indicator, electric windlass, VHF  station, heating system, 220V shore power supply and battery charger, radio and MP3 or CD player, speakers in saloon and cockpit, warm water supply in the heads and galley, dinghy and outboard engine, bimini top and spray hood.

Detailed specification for each yacht, please check to www.adriatic-sailing.hr FLEET

Are the technical support and help included?

Before confirming  a reservation for  a bareboat charter, clients are  required to send us a copy of their skipper certificate, which should also include their VHF operator’s license, as proof of their ability to operate the vessel.

At  check-in in our reception stuff will give to skipper boat documents with Croatian cell phone of base manager that can be used 24/7 for technical support or in case of emergency. Our base manager, who is fluent in Croatian and English is  on your disposal to answer any phone call. Through our well-organized network of technical  support in Adriatic region, we can  solve any on-board technical  problem within hours.  We have a timeframe of 24 hours under the general charter terms to resolve the technical issue, not caused by the skipper.

We have a power boat for rapid intervention in the archipelagoes of Šibenik, Split & Makarska area.

How to decide on a yacht size?

You  would like to book a yacht, but unsure what would be correct size of the yacht for your holiday. Here are a few questions that  can help you to find optimal size:

* how many persons will be on board ?

* would you mind if some of  you have to use a berth(s) in the saloon, which is usually common living space on a boat?

* would you like an owner version of the yacht, where one cabin is a master cabin? This is perfect for couples or a family vacation.

* if you are not experienced skipper or you don’t have a skipper license, you should take professional skipper on board. In the case that on boat hasn’t separate skipper cabin you should provide cabin for him. Same is valid for hostess or cook if required.

*Yacht size is given in feet; 1 foot = 30,48 centimeters. The price of mooring fee depend of the yacht size,  bigger yacht has higher fee, except for catamarans where berth price depend of the size and beam of the yacht. So  would you like a smaller yacht? Would you like to book monohulled or a catamaran charter?

Will I get my money back if I cancel the booking?

After  you confirmed reservation by e-mail, we will send you charter contract and charter conditions. You should make advance payment 50% of the total charter price within 7 days after confirmation of booking, the rest of payment one month prior embarkation .

In the case of booking cancellation for any reason charter company has right to keep following percent of the payment:

– 10 % of the total amount for cancellation after booking confirmation
– 30 % of the total amount for cancellation within 90 days before the charter period
– 50 % of the total amount for cancellation within 60 days before the charter period
– 100 % of the total amount for cancellation within 30 days before the charter period

Are outboard engine and dinghy included?

Outboard engine and dinghy are included in comfort package which is obligatory payment for sailing yachts and catamarans up to 56’.  For catamarans over 57’ outboard engine and dinghy are included in the yacht price. We have different type/power of outboard engines and type/size of dinghy. For detailed information please contact us or check inventory lists on our web site.

Can I bring my pet on board?

Pets are welcome on our yachts. The extra fee for a pet on board is 100 EUR, payable at check-in.

*subject to our approval in advance

What is included in the Comfort Package?

Comfort package is obligatory payment for sailing yachts and catamarans from 42′ – 59′ , payable in advance or at spot in cash or by credit card.

Comfort pack includes: final cleaning, welcome package, Wi-Fi (75 GB/week), dinghy, outboard engine, bed linen & towels, fuel for outboard motor, cooking gas, taxes and fees including 25% VAT.

What licence/documents do I need to skipper a Yacht?

For bareboat charter skipper should have valid skipper license as per list of Croatian Ministry of sea, please check on link https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%209_19/TABLICA_HR_rujan2019%2017-9_19.pdf

VHF radio license is mandatory as well.

If your license is not on the list, please contact you ministry or authority in charge of issuing certificates, and ask them to contact Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure at info@mppi.hr to start the process of skipper license recognition.

We suggest to send us copies of skipper + VHF radio licenses on checking before you book the yacht.

Can I book a professional Skipper?

If you have decided to book a professional skipper, here are some helpful information:

Mostly skippers are fluent in English. For any other language, you should ask us upon request .

The price for a skipper is 1.400 Euro per week + meals for him. Skipper should have own cabin. Skipper is responsible for the yacht  and your safety during cruising. Upon embarkation you will have a briefing with skipper regarding equipment on the board, route and other information important during your sailing trip. The beauty of spending your holiday aboard is that itinerary isn’t fixed, spend each night in different port, bay or island. A yacht charter is a true freedom!

Can I book a Chef or a Hostess?

You have valid skipper license and you would like to book a bareboat charter. However, you and your crew would like a bit of extra help aboard. Why not make your holiday even more carefree:

Book hostess for 1225 EUR/week + meals. She will help to maintain the boat,  keeps the cabins tidy, do the shopping, and prepare a delicious breakfast or light lunch or dinner.

Book  cook for 1400 EUR/week + meals. If you would like to experience a Mediterranean way of life aboard, book a Chef to prepare delicious meals on board.

What is the average temperature of the Adriatic sea?

The Dalmatian coast and islands have a Mediterranean type of climate with mild winters and hot, sunny summers, sometimes interrupted by thundery rain showers. During the months of July and August it can be very hot (36 degrees or more).

Sea surface temperature is measured by a network of sensors located at the coast and the islands. Measurements are performed by non-professional observers (and  by professional observers at the main meteorological stations) according to MHS Marine Meteorological Department guidelines. Observation logs are forwarded by mail at the end of each month. Data is entered into the computer, checked and stored. At certain locations a sea temperature sensor has been added to automatic meteorological stations. It continually measures sea temperature. The average sea temperature  from June to late  September is 22 – 26 °C / 72-80 °F.

You can  check  current measurements at www.meteo.hr/en Sea Temperatures

What are the average prices for berths in marinas in Croatia?

In Croatia there are approximately 40 marinas, 22 are members of the Adriatic Croatia International Club

Please check the current prices at www.aci-club.hr for most Croatian marinas, or for private marinas, please check their web sites.

Can we sail to Italy?

This option is possible to be contracted only upon timely placed request when booking.

What is Croatian tourist tax?

The Croatian tourist tax is official tax that must be paid by each visitor during holiday in Croatia. It is a one-time payment of 10 Kunas /person/day (approximately 1.35 EUR/person/day) and should be made at spot in cash or by credit card.

Children under 12 years old and disable persons are exempt from the tourist tax.

What is weather like in Croatia?

The Dalmatian coast and islands have a Mediterranean type of climate with mild winters and hot, sunny summers, sometimes interrupted by thundery rain showers. During the months of July and August it can be very hot (38 degrees or more). June and September are best months if you prefer to avoid excessive heat, and on the Dalmatian Coast May and October as well. More on the weather in Croatia can be found at www.meteo.hr and weather forecast for the Adriatic.

Croatian winds can be characterized as being light to moderate from September to June with occasional storms, while July and August are generally calm with more frequent storms. During periods of high pressure, the Adriatic displays the classic rhythms of winds from the sea during the day and winds from land during the night.

The bora (bura) and sirocco (siroko) are the most characteristic winds of the Adriatic and are largely responsible for weather patterns. They mainly blow from October to April. The maestral, blowing from the sea, and the burin, blowing from the mainland, are most common in the summer months.

Every morning we send weather report issued by the marine meteorological center in Split via text message to the yacht. Weather reports are broadcast several times a day on the yacht’s  VHF station.

Croatian winds

winds

Weather reports are broadcast on these channels at the following times (UTC):

Rijeka Radio VHF (channel 24):
0535, 1435, 1935

Split Radio VHF (channels 07, 21, 23, 28):
0545, 1245, 1945

Dubrovnik Radio VHF (channels 04, 07):
0625, 1320, 2120

Can we sail to Montenegro?

If you feel like the Adriatic coast is not enough for you and your crew to enjoy and you would like to visit more, you should send us request to sail to Montenegro. Confirmation depend of our temporary yacht occupancy and departure port from previous and next charter. Also we need to provide some extra boat documents. Obligatory is to entrance in Zelenika / Montenegro and get out in Cavtat port / Croatia.

Can we sail one way to/from Split or Dubrovnik?

If you would like to start in one port and finish in another, we have solution for you. You can choose from two starting or ending ports: Marina Kaštela /Split, and ACI marina Dubrovnik /Dubrovnik. Extra fees for one ways are:

480 EUR for monohulls

580 EUR for catamarans up to 46’

780 EUR for catamarans up to 48’-56’

1.000 EUR for catamarans 60’ and more

For offers, please contact our booking staff by e-mail  charter@adriatic-sailing.hr

Can we get the Deposit Insurance (Damage waiver) ?

If you are not participating in any regattas you can choose optional deposit insurance instead classic security deposit.

The cost of the deposit insurance depends of the size of vessel,  from 170 EUR up 315 EUR non refundable amount and refundable amount from 100 EUR. The non-refundable payment is made on-line with the owner of the credit card present. It does not have to be paid  by a credit card owned by the skipper.

The refundable amount 100 EUR is refunded when the client returns the vessel undamaged. If there are any damages, the 100 EUR is kept.

What is APA when booking of Lagoon 77, Lagoon 620, Sunreef 60, Lagoon 560 S and Bali 5.4?

Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA): a fund board serving to cover the costs of yacht preparation,  requested supplies; port, mooring and other legal charges and fees, diesel and fuel, communications, crew gratuities, extras, and depending on the guest, specific request for services, itinerary, food, beverages etc. The captain will keep an accurate record of spending and at the end of the charter guest will be refunded, or asked to pay the difference if additional operating costs are incurred.

APA on Lagoon 77 is 9,000 EUR, on Lagoon 620 and Sunreef 60 is 7,000 EUR & on Lagoon 560 S2 and Bali 5.4. is 5,000 EUR

What is the preference sheet?

The crew aboard our Lagoon 77, Sunreef 60, Lagoon 620, Lagoon 560 S2 and Bali 5.4., are educated and highly experienced professionals. To make the transition to new client easier for the client and the crew, it is important for you to take time and fill out  our preference sheet. We will gain valuable information about you interest, diet, habits and holiday expectations.

What is included in the charter price of Lagoon 77, Lagoon 620, Sunreef 60, Lagoon 560S2 and Bali 5.4 ?

The prices for renting Bali 5.4. include:

  • Service of 2 professional crew members (CAPTAIN & STEWARDESS/COOK/DECK-HAND)
  • Preparation of 2 meals: breakfast and lunch OR dinner • Use of on board water sports equipment: rib (3.80 m) with 25 hp motor, 1 extra SUP, snorkeling equipment // Please note: Adriatic Sailing wants their clients to experience the highest possible comfort and luxury experience therefore we highly recommend for groups of 8 and higher to order cook service together with hostess and captain during holidays on board in Croatia

The prices for renting Lagoon 560 S2 include:

  • Service of 2 professional crew members (CAPTAIN & STEWARDESS/COOK/DECK-HAND)
  •  Preparation of 2 meals: breakfast and lunch OR dinner •Use of on board water sports equipment: towing ring, rib with 60 hp motor (Highfield OM 420, Evinrude 60HP, 2 strokes), diving compressor, water-skis, water tube, 1 extra SUP

The prices for renting Sunreef 60

  • Service of 3 professional crew members (CAPTAIN & STEWARDESS & CHEF)
  • Preparation of breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Use of on board water sports equipment: fishing gear, towing ring, Williams 395 Sport Jet: BRP Rotax ACE 903 – 90 HP, snorkeling gear, water-skis, water tube, 2 x paddle board (SUP) • Bedding, towels, beach towels & toiletry • WI-FI • Water & Finest coffee types, selection of the best Croatian local products, kitchen and cleaning supplies

The prices for renting Lagoon 620

  • Service of 3 professional crew members (CAPTAIN & STEWARDESS & CHEF)
  • Preparation of breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Use of on board water sports equipment: fishing gear, towing ring, rib with 60 hp motor, snorkeling gear, water-skis, water tube, 2 x paddle board (SUP) • Bedding, towels, beach towels & toiletry • WI-FI • Water & Finest coffee types, selection of the best Croatian local products, kitchen and cleaning supplies

The prices for renting Lagoon  77 include:

  • Service of 4 professional crew members (CAPTAIN & STEWARDESS & CHEF& DECK-HAND)
  • Preparation of breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Use of on board water sports equipment: fishing gear, towing ring, Highfield OM Deluxe 500 with 100 hp Honda motor, wakeboard, snorkeling gear, water-skis, water tube, 2 x paddle board (SUP), 1 Seabob F5 Lumex • GoPro 6 black, action camera • Diving compressor • Bedding, towels, beach towels & toiletry • WI-FI • Water & Finest coffee types, selection of the best Croatian local products, kitchen and cleaning supplies • Preparation of breakfast, lunch and dinner • 1 Incoming and 1 outgoing transfer within 30 km from / to boat home port (7 pax luxury van)

Do we get bed linen & towels?

Yes, you get bed linen and two towels per person. When chartering for two or more weeks, you get double sets of bed linen and towels, if requested, free of  charge. Upon request we can offer beach towel per price of 5 EUR / person/ week

Where is Marina Kastela located?

Adriatic Sailing base is situated in Marina Kaštela, 20 km north of the center of Split, and 7 km south from the Split airport. The airport is served by many international airlines. Within minutes of leaving the airport, you are in the middle of the Adriatic coast, boarding the yacht of your choice.

If  you are arriving  by car,  please use  highway A1, called  DALMATINA, which will lead you to us. There are two exits from the highway: PRGOMET  or DUGOPOLJE and from there you need 20 minutes, or approximately 20 km to our base in Marina Kastela.

ADDRESS FOR YOUR GPS DEVICE: 43°32’07” N   16°24’04” E

MARINA KASTELA

CROATIA

KAŠTEL GOMILICA 21213

Cesta Franje Tuđmana 213

Obala kralja Tomislava  10

Check-in officially begins from 5 p.m. Adriatic Sailing staff will wait for you until sunset. If your arrival is later than that you will find the boat open, keys on the chart table, and check-in will be on the following morning from 9 a.m.

What you need to know about Croatia?

General information

We are located in the heart of Europe on the beautiful Adriatic coast. Croatia became a member of the European Union in 2013. It is a country of 1,185 islands, islets and reefs, mostly uninhabited and preserved, perfect for sailing holidays. Some of the best-known resort towns along the Dalmatian coast are Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Sibenik, Poreč and Trogir. All of them are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Over the past few years, Croatia has become more interesting to tourists and sailors worldwide, mostly due to more than 1000 islands and islets which make this area an ideal sailing destination with all its cultural and natural diversity – UNESCO-protected sites such as Dubrovnik, Trogir or Split, the Renaissance architecture of Hvar or Korcula, typical unspoiled Dalmatian villages on islands Vis or Brac, natural park on Mljet island…these sites make only few highlights on your sailing itinerary.

Ideal position on the east coast of the Adriatic makes Croatia a country easy to reach by boat, plane, train or car (within driving distance from most European countries such as Austria, Italy, Germany or France). Come and sail with us!

Currency

The official currency in Croatia is the kuna [HRK]**.

Foreign currencies can be exchanged in exchange offices, banks, post offices, most marinas, tourist agencies and hotels.
Check for the official exchange rate: www.hnb.hr

All major credit cards (VISA, Master Card, AMEX, Diners) are accepted in shops and most restaurants.

** Story of KUNA (English: Marten) :  In early times, marten skin were used as unit of trade. In 1256, marten was shown for the first time on a Croatian coin.

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