Dufour 450 (recommended)
Lance and Justin with they families (UK) chartered Dufour 450 in June 2014
‘Nikola was a great skipper; competent, relaxed, knowledgeable; good with our kids and he showed good initiative and ingenuity when we had a problem with our main sail one day. The boat was a good size for our family (certainly compared to the Bavaria 37 that we had spent a week on earlier this year).
The area we sailed in was beautiful (we particularly liked The Island of Vis).
The service from you guys was great, I think you covered most, if not all, things we needed to know and we didnt have any major surprises (mooring fees in some spots were surprisingly high but I guess that was partly a case of us forgetting that advice provided by you but no big deal).
Perhaps one suggestion to include in your information pack for future clients is the need to plan ahead a bit with having cash. All mooring fees were payable in cash and several restaurants were cash only; while most mooring spots had ATMs it might make sense to forewarn other clients about how much cash they can churn through during the week. (For us, about 80 Euros a night for moorings plus a couple of spots where we gave a small amount to the local harbour master to secure a spot if it was very busy).
Anyway – overall we are very, very happy – it was the perfect holiday. Thank you for all the help and organisation.
‘Great skipper, great boat – fantastic holiday all around and I would
whole heartedly recommend your company to others. Thanks, Lance.’
Below are some general terms and conditions, offered by charter companies. Details vary from charter to charter. When you make your booking, Adriatic Holidays will point out which particular conditions of any charter companies apply.
Full batten main sail Bow thruster, Shore power connection, Speed indicator Raymarine, Saloon loudspeakers, Holding tank, Freezer, Heating, Wind indicator Raymarine, Cockpit loudspeakers, GPS plotter in cockpit, Batteries (5), Bimini top, Sprayhood, Echo sounder, Emergency tiller, Cockpit table, Electric refrigerator (1), Outboard engine Honda 2.3 hp, Bedlinen & towels (ready-made beds), 2 steering wheels, Cockpit cushions, TV, Autopilot Raymarine, Life raft, Spare anchor with chain & rope, Anchor with marked chain, VHF, Teak cockpit, Stern shower (hot&cold), VAT, Wi-Fi
Transitlog – 220 Euros per charter
The tax of cca 1 EUR/person/day is expected to be paid in cash at one-time basis upon the arrival to any charter starting base. The payment settles the whole charter stay in Croatia.
Skipper 150 Euros per day + food
Hostess 120-140 Euros per day + food
Gennaker/Blister 150 Euros per week
Pet on board – Euros 50 (on request)
Fuel (upon consumption)
Discounts will apply for early bookings, for a two-week charter or more and for repeat clients.
50% upon sailing of the contract, 50% five weeks before embarkation.
Check-in: Saturday, from 05.00pm
Check-out: Saturday, until 08.00am
Security deposit (refundable at the end of the trip) will vary with a size of the yacht and it ranges between Euros 1,000 and Euros 2,000. It is payable by credit cards or cash (credit card payments not cashed unless required) directly to the charter company when checking in.
The client skipper must be in possession of a certificate of competence (internationally recognised) in order to charter a bareboat, including the licence of authorisation to operate the radio-telephone station on the yacht. If the client does not possess the said certificate, he must take a skipper at extra charge. The boat must be returned clean with full tanks of petrol and water to the marina by 18.00hrs on the final Friday. Disembarkation is on the final Saturday morning by 08.00hrs.