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Bareboating in Croatia

February 24th, 2010 | 2 Comments »

You are going on a bareboat in but know little about the area.  Here are some tips.

 

Croatia and the Adriatic Coast is a unique bareboat yacht charter destination and activity which includes National Parks, wine tastings, and scuba diving.

Croatia and the is a unique destination and activity which includes National Parks, wine tastings, and scuba diving.

Which itinerary to choose?  The Croatian islands route is a seven day that will take you to Brac, , Split, , and Vis. The Adriatic Coast and National Parks route is also seven days, and you will go to Kornat, Split, Skradin, Primosten, Telascica and Trogir.  The Dubrovnik sailing itinerary is seven days, and you will sail to Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula, Milna, Promena, Sipan and Split. 

What will a bareboat charter in Croatia cost?  Prices range from 1,150 to 3,135 Euros depending on accommodations and season of travel. 

What to do in Croatia?  As you sail your bareboat yacht charter, you can anchor and scuba dive, skin dive snorkel, fish, or just swim and enjoy the beautiful water and scenery.  You can stop at a National Park and tour the and tranquil area.  You can visit Korcula Island (on the Dubrovnik itinerary). There is a lot to do there. It is considered one of the most interesting islands in Croatia that was a favorite Greek holiday spot over 2000 years ago. You can go into Korcula Old Town for Moreska !  

Don’t forget — if you plan to rent a bareboat yacht to charter in Croatia, you are required to provide the documentation that proves that you can sail. This documentation includes a B-category ’s license and a VHF radio operator’s certificate.

Bareboat sailing in Croatia provides historical significance in visiting islands as old as 3000 years.

Bareboat sailing in Croatia provides historical significance in visiting islands as old as 3000 years.

Whether you choose a crewed yacht charter or a bareboat (where you crew your own yacht), chartering a bareboat in Croatia provides an active, relaxing vacation. Enjoy your vacation!

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A client of ours forwarded a nice, short article about the dangers of sailing in fog. Not sure where he saw the article so we will paraphrase it and pass it along.

Be cautious when dealing with limited visibility when boating

Be cautious when dealing with limited when boating

While most of our bareboat charter business takes place in warm-water locations (Bahamas, , etc.) we know many of our New England clients like to “sneak in”  a little summer sailing closer to

home. Fog make not be much of an issue for us in the Caribbean, but taking safety precautions during a sail bareboat in Newport, for example, makes a good deal of sense!

The biggest danger of operating a sailing yacht or a in fog probably comes from commercial vessels, including fishermen. The skippers of these vessels are seasoned veterans and are comfortable (dare we say “complacent”) operating in the soup.   Sadly, some of these gents are downright negligent, as evidenced by the which hit the buoy tender last year.

Commercial fishermen are particularly problematical.  Often short-handed, it seems these skippers feel that they know the local waters.  Many have a “attitude” when it comes to watching out recreational boaters and bareboat charter vessels.

The bottom line – you need to look out for yourself!

It is highly suggested that you have a strong radar monitor onboard, and you keep a sharp eye on it.  Going slow, and sounding your horn, is the safest way to cruise in the soup, but here’s an extra precaution you can take:

When traveling in a busy area, send a sécurité broadcast. Note your location, speed, direction, and broadcast your message on Channel 16.  Something like this should work: “Sécurité, sécurité, sécurité, this is the yacht “your boat name here” leaving at 5 knots on course 120 degrees leaving buoy R2 headed towards Gilkey Harbor, all vessels take note.”  Skippers on nearby vessels will certainly appreciate the heads-up!

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