- Build year:2020
- Length:49 ft
- Boat type:Sailing Yacht
- Mainsail:Full battened
- Genoa type:Furling
On a Pula catamaran charter with Borrow a Boat you can explore much of the Istrian Peninsula and Kvarner Gulfnearby within an easy sail. Whatever you want from a Pula yacht charter, from its beautiful beaches and excellent food to its vibrant culture, a catamaran charter Pula is going to be an unforgettable experience.
Founded in early Roman times, Pula has many Roman ruins around its Old Town today including a Roman amphitheatre and a triumphal arch that residents of the town have used and seen through two millennia.
Today Pula is an important holiday town on the Istrian Peninsula close to the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Popular with holidaymakers from across Northern Europe thanks in part due to its international airport and good facilities, Pula is a great place to begin your Istrian Peninsula or Kvarner Gulf sailing holiday.
There are three marinas around Pula - the large Marina Veruda with space for 630 yachts of up to 40m LOA, the smaller ACI Marina Pula with 194 berths for vessels up to 40m LOA, and the nearby ACI Marina Pomer on Medulin Bay that has 298 berths for vessels of up to 40m LOA. From these marinas you can go out to explore the coast and islands on your luxury yacht charter.
Sailing Area From Pula
On your Pula yacht charter you have plenty to explore within a couple of days’ sailing. Just off the Istrian coast lie the Brijuni Islands. Now also known as Brijuni National Park, Yugoslav President Tito had a holiday home here. Now the Brijuni Islands are an enjoyable yacht charter destination as you explore the area.
You may have begun your catamaran charter from ACI Marina Pomer on the Medulin Riviera to the south of Pula. This lies just to the east of Cape Kamenjak on the southern tip of the Istrian Peninsula. The Medulin Riviera is in a large natural harbour with a number of beautiful beaches, and Cape Kamenjak is a wild escape from the crowds thanks to being a national park.
To the south of the Istrian Peninsula are the islands of the Kvarner Gulf. Ranging from the larger islands of Krk and Cres to the smaller islands including the small island of Mali Lošinj, these islands have long been a centre of sailingtourism. As you explore Kvarner Bay you will soon see why it has amongst other things the oldest marina on the Adriatic Sea and is so popular among sailors. The islands vary from the laid back and stylish Mali Lošinj to the wild and beautiful on various parts. You will find beautiful beaches all to yourself as you escape the world ashore.
On a longer Croatia yacht charter it is possible to sail south as far as the Kornati Island national park. Kornati Island is widely held as among the most beautiful on the Adriatic Sea, and is well worth a visit on your boat charter.
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Crewed Catamaran Charters from Pula
You don’t need to worry about being an experienced sailor or even sailing the boat out of Pula with Borrow a Boat! A Pula crewed catamaran charter (gulet charter) on a motor yacht or sailing catamaran can mean you do as much or as little physically sailing the yacht as you like on your yacht charter holiday.
A skippered yacht charter or will mean that the skipper will be aboard with their own cabin to attend to all your needs. A crewed yacht rental (or gulet charter) will involve one or two crew on the gulet charter who will cook, sail and make suggestions as to your best destinations on your sailing itinerary. With their local knowledge, even if you’re an experienced sailor you can enjoy a perfect yacht charter holiday.
One of the advantages of a crewed yacht charter sailing vacation is that you can go longer distances from the yacht charter base. The Dalmatian Coast and Kornati Islands are within range thanks to the crew handling night passages.
As to you? You can just enjoy the breezes and views on your luxury yacht charter, or if you fancy learning a bit about sailing, help the skipper or crew to get the boat from A-B.
A Pula crewed yacht charter will cost a little more (typically €150 a day for a skipper and €100 per crew member) and it’s the done thing to thank them with a tip at the end of the week.
Bareboat Catamaran Charter From Pula
A bareboat charter holiday will mean that you can take the charter yacht out on your own. Generally for vessels up to 20 metres LOA on a sailing license such as an RYA Day Skipper or ASA 104 Bareboat certificate, you will have total responsibility for the yacht.
You will need to think about your sailing itinerary, victualling, possible secondary ports should a marina be full, as well as issues like weather and mooring fees.
On a bareboat catamaran charter you will be asked to pay for insurance in the form of a security deposit to the charter company on departure or through buying charter insurance before you leave the yacht charter base on your sailing trip.
Types of Catamarans Available For Rent Or Charter In Pula:
When searching a geographical area on Borrow A Boat you can filter by the below charter yacht types. There is also the option to further filter your searches by price, the number of guests, cabins or bathrooms, what year the catamaran was launched, the boat length and the boat manufacturer.
Types of Catamarans Available:
Sailing Catamaran: Luxury catamarans are stable and spacious type of sailing boat, with quick sailing performance, and 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 catamaran charter luxury yacht 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.
Motor Catamaran: These motor yacht charter catamarans 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 of these motor boat also mean 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.
Catamaran Sailing Itineraries From Pula
On your Pula crewed catamaran boat rental or bareboat charter sailing holiday you can explore the Istrian Coast and wider Kvarner Bay. Here we suggest a 7 day sailing trip and a 14 day yacht charter holiday on your charter yacht:
7 days - Istrian Peninsula and Kvarner Gulf: As a first port of call from Pula you should land at the Brijuni Island archipelago. Spend an afternoon exploring ashore and then head around Cape Kamenjak for the Medulin Riviera. As a next sailing destination, head for Mali Lošinj in the Kvarner Gulf and then explore the islands for a couple of days. Return to the charter base.
14 days - Kornati Island National Park: You should get a three day pass to enter the Kornati Islands ahead of time. Head south through the Kvarner Islands, pausing at an ACI Marina or two to explore the islands before landing at the buzzing city of Zadar. Head offshore to explore the Kornati National Park for a few days, and then SE to Sibenik and the Skradin National Park with its brackish lake and waterfalls. Perhaps pausing at towns like Biograd and islands on the Zadar archipelago, make your way north and west to the charter base at Pula.
Do You Need A Sailing License To Charter A Catamaran In Pula?
If you are on a skippered catamaran charter you do not need a license to sail out of Pula, you can just turn up at the marina and go.
You do need a sailing license if you are on a bareboat catamaran charter and in some countries such as Greece 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 Pula (but it is worth checking as per above), these include Day Skipper (sail or motor endorsement), Coastal Skipper 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I consider when hiring a Catamaran?
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.
Do you have to pay a deposit when hiring a Catamaran in Pula?
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.
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 reserving 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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