Sailing Tips: Sailing Costs

Vessel Rent

Price of the vessel rent depends on the vessel type, year of the built and period of sailing (the same vessel has different prices in different periods), and it refers to the weekly rent based on a Saturday to Saturday charter.

The vessel price includes the following:

  • Safety equipment (please inform us if there will be children on board, so that we can provide them with life vests suited for their age and growth)
  • Dinghy and paddles
  • Nautical maps and pilot books
  • Bed linen (charter agencies in Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro)
  • Cooking utensils
  • Other necessary equipment for a safe and pleasant sailing required by law

By all means take your own towels, both beach towels and those for personal hygiene.

SailingEurope provides you with the following:

  • 4 brochures with guidelines (we send them via email after the booking confirmation):
    • Checklist of items you should consider bringing with you on your sailing trip
    • Local gastronomy guide
    • Local tourist guide
    • Pricelist of all the marinas in Croatia
  • Contact Center for support and organization (please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance or help during your sailing holiday)

In order to prepare an offer for you, we would appreciate very much if you could state in your request your desired sailing period (the exact dates when you would like to sail), as well as the number of people in your crew or the size of the vessel. You should also state whether you have a skipper in your crew or you need one (in which case we can provide one for you), because every vessel is registered to a certain number of people and the law does not allow this number to be exceeded.

If you already know your preferred departure point (e.g. the Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar region, Istria etc.), please mention it in your request.

NOTE: During the high-season (from May till September) we cannot deviate from our weekly charter system (Saturday – Saturday system), because these are the busiest months for the charter companies and most weeks are sold out well in advance. The price is unlikely to be flexible and you would usually be charged for a full week. However, if you wish to take a several day long sailing cruise, it can be organized in the off season (October – April).

For the most precise information about the prices of each vessel in our offer, we kindly recommend you to check our Detailed On-line Database or contact us via mail bookings@sailingeurope.com, phone (Contact Center numbers), Skype or SailingEurope LiveChat.

2 weeks charter: 5% of boat price
3 or more weeks charter: from 7,5% to 10% of the boat price

Early booking discount: 5% - 10%

Early booking discount is possible for all the vessels, if they are booked by December 31st (for the following year), and for some of the vessels this period is prolonged until the end of January or even February.We kindly recommend you to book a vessel in this period. The price is more acceptable and the offer of available boats is much richer, so it is more likely that you will find something that will suit your wishes and preferences.

Last minute discount: 5% - 10%
Last minute discount is possible if you book a vessel a week or two before the beginning of the sailing trip. It is not likely you will find a vessel you want, but you might get lucky.

Obligatory

Final cleaning of the boat (paid by cash during the check-in procedure upon your arrival) - The final cleaning is already included in the vessel price in rare cases. In most cases it depends on the vessel size and the price range from 50 € to 120 € per boat, and in some cases the price is determined according to the number of people on board and it amounts from 10 € to 15 € per person.

Transit log (paid by cash during the check-in procedure upon your arrival) - In most cases transit log is not included in the vessel price and it is paid separately from the vessel price. It includes the bed linen, crew list, check-in and check-out procedure, gas for cooking, port fees, etc.

Marine fueldependant on your motoring needs and weather, from 3 to 10 litres per hour (depending on the size of the sailing boat). The vessel is taken over with the full tank and, therefore, it has to be returned with the full tank as well. We advise you to check where the nearest gas station is, when taking over the vessel, in order to fill the tank when returning to the base. Note that there is a gas station within almost every marina.

Refundable insurance deposit (paid either by cash or credit card upon your arrival) - covers possible boat, equipment and inventory damage. The amount of the caused damage is paid with the deposit money, while the higher amounts are covered by the insurance company. If the boat is returned undamaged, the deposit will be returned to you.

If you hire our skipper, he is responsible for all the damage caused while manoeuvring, anchoring or mooring the vessel. The amount of the deposit depends on the vessel size or type, and it ranges from 1500 € to 5000 €.

Mooring feesfor overnight stays in marinas. The price of the berth depends on the particular marina, size of the vessel and sailing period, and it ranges from cca 50 € to 300 € per day. These costs refer to all the marinas, except the base marina where your boat is berthed and where an annual mooring is paid for the vessel.

On Request

Crew

  • Skipper - costs amount to cca 80 € - 150 € per day + food. Skipper's services are usually paid separately from the vessel costs, in cash, upon your arrival to the base.

    Food and drink are not included in this price. You have to buy that on your own before boarding. Usually you have a supermarket at your disposal near the marina and some charter agencies offer the possibility of food delivery on board at extra charge. You also have to provide the skipper with the food, apart from the amount you pay him per day. If you decide to eat in a restaurant, you have three options:

    1. take the skipper with you

    2. give him money to buy the food and drink on his own (cca 20 – 30 € per day)

    3. buy enough food so that skipper can eat on board while you are in a restaurant

    If you choose to bareboat charter, the client skipper must be in possession of a valid certificate of competence in order to charter a boat. It is also a legal requirement for one member of the crew to be qualified for operation with the VHF station.
  • Hostessfrom 90 – 110 € per day + food. Hostess' services include: cleaning, bedding, babysitting, shopping groceries, preparing a breakfast or short meal, etc.
  • Cookcca 100 – 150 € per day + food.

Additional equipment

  • Outboard enginefrom 50 – 80 € per week. Every vessel has a dinghy with paddles in its standard equipment. If you want to explore the coastal area with the dinghy, you can rent an outboard engine to be faster.
  • Sails - spinnaker, gennaker, blister, from 80 – 250 € per week. These sails are not included in the standard equipment, but can be rented at extra charge, usually by more experienced sailors.
  • Safety netcca 80 €, depending on the size of the boat and charter agency. It is useful if you have children on board. The net is put along the sides of the boat at additional cost.

Other

  • One way feefrom 200 – 300 €. Some agencies offer a possibility of starting your sailing cruise in one base and return the vessel in another.
  • Transfer - If you are arriving e.g. by plane, we can organize transfer for your sailing group from the airport to the base and vice versa (taxi, mini bus, 8-seater mini van).
  • Parking lot - cca 5 – 10 €  per day, in a secured parking area within the marina.
  • Extra fee for pets - cca 110 €  per week, some charter agencies offer this possibility.
  • Participation in regattasusually additional 20% on the boat price.
  • Entrance fees for national parksif you decide to visit them.

Contact Center

My name is Irina Matosevic and I am a member of SailingEurope Contact Team. I will be happy to help organize Your sailing holidays.

Irina Matosevic