Catamaran Rental Split
On a Split catamaran charter with Borrow a Boat you can explore much of the Dalmatian Coast and beautiful islands nearby within an easy sail. Whatever you want from a Croatian coast yacht charter, from its beautiful beaches and excellent food to its vibrant culture, a Split sailing holiday is going to be an unforgettable experience.
Croatia's second city Split has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2014 and has a range of old buildings and alleys that will treat the eye. Wandering the narrow streets of the Old Town you shouldn't miss Diocletian's Palace, from where much of the Roman Empire was ruled back in the day. While perhaps tasting the excellent food and wine as you wander, another spot should be the Riva port area, where you can enjoy the sunset after dinner.
If you're feeling energetic, a plod up Marjan hill to see the astounding views of the coast and nearby beautiful islands is a must. Back down at sea level you can relax on one of Split's beautiful beaches such as Bacvice, just a short walk along the waterfront from the port.
Out of the ACI Marina Split, you can begin your crewed catamaran charter or bareboat charter, and go on to explore the Croatian coastline and islands at your leisure. Where would you like to go on your boat rental? Whether Dubrovnik, Hvar or the Kornati Islands, the choice is yours on your Split catamaran charter with Borrow a Boat!
Crewed Catamaran Charters from Split
You don't need to worry about qualifications or even sailing the boat in Croatia with Borrow a Boat! A Split crewed catamaran charter on a motor catamaran or sailing catamaran can mean you do as much or as little physically sailing the yacht as you like.
A skippered yacht charter will mean that the skipper will be aboard with their own cabin to attend to all your needs. A crewed yacht charter will involve one or two crew on the gulet who will cook, sail and make suggestions as to your best destinations on your sailing itinerary.
As to you? You can just enjoy the breezes and views, or if you fancy learning a bit about sailing, help the skipper or crew to get the boat from A-B.
A Split 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 Split
A bareboat catamaran charter will mean that you can take the 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 itinerary, victualling, possible secondary ports should a marina be full, as well as issues like weather and mooring fees.
On a bareboat charter you will be asked to pay for insurance in the form of a security deposit on departure or through buying charter insurance before you go on your sailing holiday.
Types of Catamarans Available For Rent Or Charter In Split:
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 Catamarans: Luxury catamarans are stable and spacious, 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 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 Catamarans: These motor yacht 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 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.
Catamaran Sailing Areas Itineraries From Split
On your crewed catamaran charter or bareboat charter you can explore the Dalmatian coast or beautiful islands to your heart's content. Here we suggest a 7 day sailing holiday and a 14 day holiday on your charter boat:
7 Days - Dalmatian Coast and Islands: As a first leg on your sailing yacht or motor boat you will head out to the party island of Hvar. Northeast to the Croatian coast, this time to the town of Rognozica. After another sail, the third night will be on the beautiful islands of the Kornatic archipelago with its unique wildlife and geology and world renowned national park. The 5th night will be in Biograd, before returning SE to Trogir, just across the bay from Split.
14 Days - Dubrovnik and the Croatian Coast: Perhaps on a gulet charter or bareboat, here is an opportunity to head SE to the stunning old city of Dubrovnik. Hvar will be your first port of call, before island hopping via Korcula and Mljet to Dubrovnik, perhaps pausing for an evening or two on uninhabited islands as you go. Return along the Croatian coast, stopping at Slano, Loviste and Sucuraj on the opposite end of Hvar island to the party town you spent the first night, and then head for Makarska, Rogac and then for a final night, Trogir for the evening before handover.
Do You Need A Licence To Charter A Catamaran In Split
If you are on a skippered catamaran charter you do not need a license to sail out of Split, 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 Split (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.
Popular Destinations For Hiring A Catamaran
Below we've picked some of our favourite destinations worldwide for hiring catamarans with something to suit every type of sailor.
Catamaran Charter in Greece: Enjoy the amazing culture and cuisine while island hopping in Greece.
Catamaran Charter in Croatia: Take in the delights of the Adriatic sea along with the rich history of Croatia.
Catamaran Charter in BVI: Excellent sailing conditions along with unspoilt natural beauty make this a must sail place.
Catamaran Charter in Spain: With just under 5,000km of coastline and 60 islands on the Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean there's a lot to get excited about.
Catamaran Charter in St.Lucia: Enjoy beautiful sandy beaches on this luscious green island in the hear of the Caribbean.
Catamaran Charter in France: From the stunning coastlines of the Cote d'Azur and French Riviera in the south of France to the island of Corsica or feisty Atlantic coast, this is a diverse and beautiful country for a sailing holiday.
Catamaran Charter in Grenada: Enjoy a fantastic Caribbean sailing experience on the 'Island of Spice' in windward islands
Catamaran Charter in Italy: A catamaran charter in Italy has got to be close to the top of every sailor's bucket list, enjoy the stunning cuisine and culture
Catamaran Charter in Turkey: A catamaran charter in Turkey is more of an adventure and a chance to explore a unique culture where East meets West on the cultural and geological border between Europe and Asia.
Catamaran Charter in Martinique: Charter around wonderful Martinique and enjoy stunning the Caribbean landscapes
Catamaran Charter in The Bahamas: The ideal location for a luxury catamaran charter in crystal clear waters
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 Split?
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.