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A catamaran charter Croatia can involve island hopping through the Dalmatian Islands and along the Dalmatian Coast out of a charter base like Trogir, perhaps visiting Mljet National Park, or the central islands of Brac, Vis and Solta. On a Zadar luxury catamaran charter you can explore the Zadar archipelago and nearby Kornati Island National Park, with its unique geology and secluded coves where you can forget the world. For those who are young or young at heart, we recommend partying in Hvar town in the Dalmatian Islands, and Zadar further up the Croatian Adriatic coast, both internationally famous for their music scenes.
Compared to a monohull Croatia yacht charter, sailing Croatia's coast on a charter catamaran affords you an abundance of space, with wider social spaces and more room in each cabin
You are sure to find your perfect catamaran charter Croatia with Borrow A Boat. With a large number powered and sailing catamarans available along the Croatian coast, you're in just the place to book your catamaran sailing holiday here at Borrow A Boat.
Borrow A Boat is the best place to find and rent boats of all sorts, from a canal and riverboats across Europe to a sailing boat, motor yacht, catamaran across North America, the Mediterranean and Caribbean and further afield, along with some of the world's most impressive superyachts and luxury yacht charters.
A smaller alternative than a superyacht charter, catamarans are the fastest growing type of charter yacht at the moment and once you've sailed on one it's easy to see why.
When searching a geographical area on Borrow A Boat you can filter by the below boat types. There is also the option to further filter your searches by price, the number of guests, cabins or bathrooms, what year the catamaran yacht was launched, the boat length and the boat manufacturer.
Catamarans: Luxury catamarans are stable and spacious, with quick sailing performance, and have been gaining in popularity in recent years. Better for larger groups, they have lots of room for water toys, and are big enough for a little privacy. A skippered catamaran charter is easy and comfortable for novices not used to heeling and are loved by families due to their extra space when compared to a monohull sailing yacht. Typically far more luxurious than a sailboat the larger catamarans have en suite toilets and showers in the cabin as well as ample entertaining space in the saloon and on deck.
Power Catamaran: These motorboat charters are relatively new but have also been gaining in popularity as the two hulls keep the boat more stable when compared to a monohull. The wider beam also means more deck space and as they don't have sails or a mast, they have a lot more space on deck than a sailing catamaran rental or monohull. For a luxury catamaran charter, consider taking a crewed catamaran charter sailing vacation with an experienced skipper.
Thanks to their relatively low draft, catamarans are good for mooring close in to shore so you can sit in shallow bays or a gorgeous lagoon off the Croatian coast, sunbathing on the boat and wandering along the beautiful beaches. On your family sailing holiday or with a group of friends you can take in the best the Adriatic Sea has to offer both aboard the charter catamaran with its great comfort and ashore as you explore.
Central Dalmatia's busiest yacht charter hub, the Split region is ideal for a gentle family catamaran sailing holiday in light breeze, with short hops between beautiful bays and buzzing town quays. Sail Croatia's most popular region, taking in Stari Grad, Vis, and the Paklenski islands off Hvar.
World-famous Dubrovnik was once the centre of global trade, and its rich history can still be seen in the Venetian architecture of the gorgeous Old Town - it's no wonder Game of Thrones were so keen to film here! Heading out from the ACI Marina Komolac, you can easily access the gentle Elaphiti islands, as well as the Mljet national park, remote Lastovo, and Korcula, rumoured birthplace of Marco Polo!
Begin your Croatia catamaran charter from the specialised superyacht charter marina, Marina Mandalina. Go beyond Sibenik's beguiling Old Town and wind your way peacefully up-river toward Skradin and the breath taking Krka waterfalls. Or head out to the Sibenik archipelago, making sure to visit Murter and Vodice.
Biograd has one of Croatia's largest and busiest marinas, with a slightly industrial feel to it. Biograd has a wide selection of motor boats and charter catamaran options, ideal for exploring the nearby Pasman Islands and the Kornati archipelago
The Kvarner Gulf is one of the best sailing regions in the world. ACI Marina Pomer sits in pine-forested woodland and is something to behold in its own right. Explore Istria, sail to quaint Rovinj, or visit the beautiful Kvarner Croatian island group, including Krk, Cres and Lovinj.
Much like a monohull yacht charter Croatia, when it comes to a Croatia catamaran charter you typically have two choices - bareboat or crewed catamaran charter.
When using Borrow A Boat you can filter all catamaran charter searches to be with or without skipper depending on what you are looking for and below we cover some of the main points to consider for your catamaran hire.
Though you will often have to have a sailing license for a larger vessel, a bareboat charter will give you complete freedom and privacy to do what you want. Unlike a monohull sailing yacht, a catamaran will often come with en suite heads in all the staterooms, an AC generator and all the comforts of home as you captain your own ship. For skilled sailors, a bareboat yacht charter is cheaper and gives more privacy for you and your charter guests. Many sailors prefer to be helming the charter yacht while choosing their own course, and provided you have the knowledge and relevant qualifications you can skipper these boats yourself.
A skippered catamaran charter can range from a 40ft+ catamaran, and allows you to get afloat without any qualifications. The skipper aboard will look after the sailing and make suggestions as to your next destinations, with you playing as much or as little a role in getting from A-B as you want. It is customary to pay a tip at the end of the trip, on top of the the basic charter fee and the €150- €200 a day fee for the skipper.
In some cases, skippers will also be the boat owners (typically day trips) which means they will know all the best-secluded beaches to show you the best that the area has to offer with their local knowledge.
For day trips you will often be able to use a skipper as well and prices will vary depending on the type of charter boat.
A crewed yacht charter could mean a 45ft catamaran with skipper and host, but could also mean a superyacht or crewed charter with a team of people looking after your every need.
As well as sailing the vessel along the Dalmatian Coast, they will cook some incredible meals for you, look after the housekeeping and water toys, and provide you with the service you expect at the top end of yacht charter holiday experiences.
If you are on a skippered or crewed catamaran charter in Croatia you do not need a license to sail - you can just turn up at the marina and go.
You do need a license if you are on a bareboat catamaran charter and in some countries such as Croatia a day skipper or ICC may not be enough for boats over 45 feet in length, you will need to check with the charter agent but here are some examples of typical sailing qualifications that will allow you to charter in most countries:
International Certificate of Competence: This is issued on request by your European sailing authority and you should automatically qualify with certain national sailing qualifications.
RYA Qualifications: If you have the following qualifications you will typically be able to take a bareboat charter out of Croatia (but it os worth checking as per above), these include Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper (sail or motor endorsement) or Yachtmaster.
American Sailing Association (ASA): The ASA 104 Bareboat certificate is commonly accepted but also check as per above.
US Sailing: The International Proficiency Certificate is widely accepted and The Bareboat Cruising Certificate is also accepted in many cases.
The main points to consider are what is your budget, have you got the necessary sailing experience and qualifications to manage the boat if it's not going to have a skipper, whom you are taking sailing, where exactly you wish to go and what will the weather be like on the proposed dates of your trip.
You will typically pay 50% up front on booking the catamaran hire and the balance on arrival. You will either pay a security deposit with your credit card on departure or can get insurance covering damage in advance. In some cases (such as the recent Covid situation) charter companies may be more flexible but this depends on the individual charter companies themselves.
If you are at sea and in danger, call MAYDAY on VHF Ch16 or ring the coast guard on your phone if you have reception. If you have a mechanical fault and can make it to or are on a mooring you will be able to phone a help line number given by the boat charter company and they can typically send someone from the charter base.
You should consider do you have the experience to handle the catamaran before you book and where do you want to go along with what the weather will be like. Bring warm weather and cool weather clothing if it looks like the weather can be cool as well as warm and remember at sea it can be cool in the evenings.
If you want to sail without a skipper then you will need relevant qualifications like RYA Day Skipper/International Certificate of Competence (ICC)/ASA 104 Bareboat certificate or the US Sailing Certificate. If you choose to have a skipper on board your catamaran you won't require licences.
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