Renting a sailboat is one of the most popular options if you want to explore the beautiful Croatian coast, which hides many natural treasures. In today’s article, you will learn how much it costs to rent a sailboat and what determines the price.
It is worth noting that the prices for boat rental in Croatia are the lowest in the Mediterranean.
1 – Type of the boat
The most important factor that determines the price is the size and type of the boat. A common price for renting a small sailboat with two cabins is around EUR 800 weekly. If you’re looking for something bigger, you can find a sailboat with three cabins for about EUR 2000 per week.
As we mentioned, the size and the type determine the cost, so if you’re looking for bigger boats with room for ten people, you will have to pay around EUR 6000 weekly.
To drive a sailboat, you need to have a boat licence. If you do not have one, you will have to hire a captain, which would cost you about EUR 150 per day.
2 – Time of booking
Boat prices vary depending on the time of the season. The price difference can be up to 40% between high and low season. It’s best to book 8 months in advance if you have a specific boat in mind. If not, and you want to save some money, read the next section.
3 – Early booking and last-minute deals
If you want to save some money and still rent a nice boat, go for the early booking or last-minute deals.
You can usually find last-minute deals about three weeks before the charter period and discounts can be as much as 40%, but keep in mind that the selection of boats can be very limited.
Early bird offers can give you discounts of up to 20% and they are usually valid until February.
However, if you want to rent a particular sailboat, there’s a good chance you will not get it this way, and it’s much safer to book it as early as possible.
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4 – Other costs
If you are renting a boat for the first time, you might think that you only have to pay for the boat. But there are some additional costs associated with renting a boat that may confuse you but are completely normal and logical.
The first cost is for the mooring. We can not tell you how much it costs, because it depends on the marina and port you choose. The popular, busier marinas are obviously more expensive. The size of the boat determines the cost of the berth.
Then comes the fuel. Unless you are just going to sail with the wind, you’ll need fuel, right? The cost of fuel depends on your route and how much you spend.
When you rent a boat, you have to pay a deposit that will be returned to you if you do not damage the boat. The amount of the deposit depends on the type of boat and its new price. The newer the boat, the higher the deposit.
Then you have the option of hiring a captain/skipper, a hostess, a SUP, a kayak and much more. Depending on which charter you choose, the prices vary.