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Old 04-01-2011, 16:15   #1
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Bareboat Less than One Week in Croatia

Hello all. My fiance and I are planning our honeymoon in Dubrovnik in July 2011. We are planning a few nights a resort there, however I'd hoped to also sail for 3 or 4 nights. Unfortunately, we can only be there for about 8 days. All the charter companies I have found (as expected) will only lease for one week at a time. Does anyone know of a company that will book for a shorter period than that? Any thoughts on how we could do a shorter than typical trip? The only option I have come up with is to book for a week and just return the boat early! Not exactly the most cost effective plan..

Thanks in advance for any advice you might have!
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:08   #2
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Hi GAmbler,

Not, all but some charter companies offers a last minure deals. This may include to get the boat (not necessarily the one you are looking for) and pay for the numbers of days you use, or get the boat with excessive discount. So you wouldn't mind paying the entire week.
The risk is, you ay not get any boat at all. Then you carry on enjoying yr ressort

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Old 05-01-2011, 10:40   #3
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Croatia is a wonderful cruising ground, but has become increasingly expensive as a result of being "discovered." You could look for private individuals who moor their boats there (as we did), but by Croatian regs, you must have either the owner of the boat, or one of their immediate family aboard if you aren't using a licensed charter company. At least that was the case several years ago.
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Croatia is a wonderful cruising ground, but has become increasingly expensive as a result of being "discovered." You could look for private individuals who moor their boats there (as we did), but by Croatian regs, you must have either the owner of the boat, or one of their immediate family aboard if you aren't using a licensed charter company. At least that was the case several years ago.
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It's got even stricter in recent years.

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I suppose that while our plans are still flexible, we could consider alternatives. We are getting married in northern Italy and the plan was to just spend a week after the wedding somewhere in Europe. Is there anywhere less "discovered" that anyone would recommend? We've been to many of the more common destinations, but had not tried Croatia, which made it appealing.. Travel is not an issue since it is relatively easy to find budget flights throughout Europe.

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We went from Greece to Croatia in July of '09 and the area was busy with chartered boats, except for Montenegro and Albania, which has recently opened up to cruisers. From hundreds of boats in Greek harbors, to 7 in an Albanian port, it was fun to find friendly folks wanting to be hospitable. There are not many services or ports for yachts, but interesting countries.
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For example a Yachtcharter Pitter | Charter offers a short charter. Also AYC.HR :: Adriatic Yacht Charter - Croatia is flexible. Both have a base in Dubrovnik. I have no expirience with them.

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Re: Bareboat Less than One Week in Croatia

Perhaps I can help you!
have some good connections.actually living in split.cant write you a privatemessage.so, you can write me..
pozdrav in english regards
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Re: Bareboat Less than One Week in Croatia

Hi,

I am interested in getting a recommendation for a good charter company in Split (or anywhere along the coast from Zadar). Could you loop me into this conversation?

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yes of course, i will write you later some details..;-)
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Re: Bareboat Less than One Week in Croatia

Yachting in Croatia is absolutely beautiful! When I went, we started in Dugi Otok (one of the largest islands) and went Island hopping for a week. The great thing about Croatia are the islands and their own distinct personalities as well as the friendly local people.

I wish you the best on your journey and watch out for the freak storms (when I was there we were in a Force 9).

As for finding a good yacht charter company, I would recommend http://www.boatbookings.com

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Re: Bareboat Less than One Week in Croatia

Hi,
You'll need to use the web and track this guy down and ask him the question. Back in 2007 we spent time on the top end of Mjlet Island and when walking the national park we enjoyed a beer / wine / snack at a small family operation run by a ex pat named Dave in a village named (I think) Soline. Dave was ex charter skipper and he and new wife were just starting up their eco cottage and cafe business. I recall all the cheese and wine was made by mum.
But more importanty - Dave had a Nicholson 30 something parked across the lagoon which he said he would consider chartering to guests.......
Afraid thats the best I can do.
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