How To Book A Yacht?

Step-By-Step with Adriatic Sailing

Wondering how does the process of booking a yacht looks like? We’ll guide you step-by-step.

Adriatic Sailing, yacht charter based in Marina Kastela in Croatia has numerous yachts ready to book whether online or through the web system or in person. We have two reservation systems, Booking manager and Nausys but Booking manager is our primary system, which is connected with our web as well.

Once you gather your crew members, ask yourself this:

      • Sailing area where you want to sail?
      • What are your preferred dates?

Please note that from May to the end of September we offer charters from Saturday to Saturday only; non-standard charter periods in March/April/October/November are available on request, so let’s sum it up and refer charter week as a Saturday-Saturday week

Do you require bareboat or crewed charter? (What’s the difference? Bareboat yachts are the ones that come without the permanent crew (captain, stewardess or cook) on board, and you are obligated to have valid navigational and VHF licences approved by the Croatian law (view the acceptable licenses) whereas the crewed charter has permanent crew on board, more carefree holidays are guaranteed, but you are obligated to pay for A.P.A. (What is A.P.A.? A.P.A. is intended to cover the operating expenses such as fuel, food, drinks, port and mooring charges, communications, extras and Client’s particular request for services, itinerary, etc. The Crew will keep an accurate record of spending and at the end of the charter, the Client will be refunded or asked to pay the difference if additional operating costs are incurred.

Now that you are familiar with the main differences, ask yourself the following:

Do you have a specific yacht model or type you would like to rent?

There are several types of yachts available for charter: sailing yachts, catamarans, motor yachts, etc.

How many members of your party will participate in charter?

After you sum up your quote, we are on our way to send you a proposal as soon as possible. Once you receive it, you can book straight away OR you can place an option (What is an Option? In charter industry, the term Option referrs to something like this: we secure your offer and lock it, so the other ones can not book that yacht at requested period as long as you have an option. The option usually lasts 2-3 days, but it may be prolonged.

When you decide to book the yacht, you send us your contact details, and we send you back confirmation with all important documents and details. Upon making a booking, you are obligated to pay 50% within 7 days to secure the booking, and the remaining part (50%) needs to be paid 4 weeks before the charter commencement. That’s it! It’s easy once you get it!

No hidden words, no small letters.

Get auto-offers via our booking engine

From our homepage or within the every website of each yacht, you can get auto-offers from our booking system. Click or two and ta-daa! You receive the offer instantly. Of course, you can write to us directly via email, our contact form, social media or even call us,  and we will write to you back ASAP!

Charter Glossary

Knowing basic terms and terminology is crucial in yachting industry. Here we bring you basic ‘keywords’ that are very popular among charterers:

SAILING YACHT – floating vessel that uses sails as its primary source of propulsion, although most of the sailing yachts have engines as well.

CATAMARAN – multi-hulled watercraft featuring two parallel hulls of equal size

MOTOR YACHT – power vessel used for pleasure, cruising, or racing. Depending on their size nowadays we have: yachts, super yachts, mega yachts and giga yachts.

MONOFLEET – fleet that consists of the same yacht model

MONOHULL – sailing yacht with only one hull

YACHT BROKER – specialist who serves yacht or boat sellers and/or buyers as a representative for the sale or purchase of a yacht or boat.

BAREBOAT CHARTER – any boat that can be chartered without a skipper or crew, typically bareboating refers to sailing yachts, including catamarans.

CREWED CHARTER – yachts that can only be rented/chartered with permanent crew on board, providing utter luxury and carefree holidays.

A.P.A. – Advance Provisioning Allowance; APA is intended to cover the operating expenses such as fuel, food, drinks, port and mooring charges, communications,
extras and Client’s particular request for services, itinerary, etc.

CREW – presents the ‘heart’ of every yacht. Not always but the greater the yacht – the bigger the crew on board. Usually consists of Captain, Mate, Stewardess & Cook

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