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Croatia Yacht Charters

Established in 2003 STN Yacht Charters are agents specializing in Croatian charters. We work with only carefully selected operators of well maintained vessels based along the Adriatic coast and so can offer you the best choice of boats. And by sharing our agency commission with you, the client, we can also give you the very competitive prices. We have a great range of monohulls, catamarans and motor yachts available for bareboat or skippered charter. We would love to show you what we can offer so please contact us by email or use our enquiry form here

The beautiful coastline of Croatia makes a great yacht charter destination. There more than one thousand stunning islands only a short distance from the mainland of Croatia and the yacht charter area offers safe easy navigation in clear blue waters. The mainland coast consists of Istria, the Croatian Riviera and Dalmatia and in addition there are an incredible 1,187 islands of which only 67 are inhabited.

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Dubrovnik, in southern Dalmatia, is known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and is a spectacularly beautiful city, rich in history. Originally constructed in the 13th century, the fortified city has been immaculately preserved. The whole city is a UNESCO world heritage site. The major islands of this area are Korcula, Lastovo and Mljet as well as the Elafit islands stretching from the peninsula of Peljesac to Dubrovnik
The Istrian peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner. Important towns in Istria include Pula, Pore, Rovinj, Pazin, Umag, Motovun, Buzet and Buje. Its 180 mile coastline and numerous surrounding islands are covered in pine trees and dense evergreens. There are many wonderful natural harbours and anchorages complimented by modern marinas offering first class facilities to yachtsmen.

We also have boats in; Funtana; Porec; Pula; Rovinj; Vrsar
The Kvarner Gulf, sometimes also known as the Kvarner Bay, is a bay in the northern Adriatic Sea, located between the Istrian peninsula and the northern Croatian Littoral mainland. The bay is a part of Croatia's internal waters. The largest islands within the Kvarner are Cres, Krk, Pag, Rab and Losinj. A portion of the Kvarner Bay, located between Cres, Krk, Rab and Pag is also called Kvarneri, literally "little Kvarner" and the portion east of Krk and Rab is called Senj Channel

We also have boats in; Cres; Mali-Losinj; Punat; Rab

Sibenik is beautiful city and an excellent starting point for exploring the national parks of; Krka, Kornati and Telascica Bay. We have boats in the marinas of Mandalina, located near the centre of town and Solaris.

We also have boats in; Biograd; Kornati Islands; Murter; Primosten; Rogoznica; Vodice

The main centre of Central Dalmatia is Split and it is from here that many begin their exploration of this area. On the mainland Trogir and Makarska. Islands include; Brac, Hvar, Vis, Solta, Bisevo and Jabuka. The city of Split is a UNESCO world heritage site famous for the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian.

We also have boats in; Baska-Voda; Rogoznica; Trogir
Zadar yacht charters embark from the town of Sukosan, 11 km SE of Zadar. Sukosan offers nice walks through the traditional narrow alleys and has many restaurants and taverns. Marina Dalmacija, the largest marina on the coast is situated here in a secluded bay. This excellent marina is idealy located to give access to one of the nearby national parks; Kornati; Krka; Paklenica.

We also have boats in; Biograd; Kornati Islands; Sukosan

Suggested Itineraries & Routes - Click the following link for a selection of suggested yacht charter itineraries in the Croatia area

Marinas - Detailed reports and information on Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages in Croatia area can be found in our Cruising Guide

Experience & Qualifications - Normally the proposed skipper of a bareboat charter is required to hold a sailing license. ICC or equivalent. In certain circumstances we may be able to consider experience rather than formal qualifications. In addition, usually, one member of the crew will need a VHF license. If you have any doubts as to whether you have the necessary qualifications please do not hesitate to contact us

Visa Requirements - Croatia is a forthcoming member of the European Union. See the following link for EU Visa Regulations

Charter Season - Many of our yachts can be hired year round. While November to February see many sunny days with pleasant temperatures they also see a number of stormy days accompanied by heavy rain. July and August are the most popular months, they also tend to be the most expensive and many marinas and resorts will be very crowded. The months either side of the peak summer period offer good value for money, temperatures are that little bit more comfortable and the area is will have less of a "busy" feel.

Climate -
The climate of Croatia is typical of the Mediterranean and provides for pleasant holidays throughout the year. The best season for a yacht charter in Croatia is early summer with good winds in May and June mainly from the S/SE. Mornings tend to be calm with the wind increasing later in the afternoon to around 15 - 20 knots. The months of July and August in Croatia see calmer conditions which is OK for those who don't mind motoring on their yacht charter. Summer temperatures average between 26 to 30°C and the sea temperature in summer is about 25ºC. See the following link for detailed information on Croatian weather with monthly averages for air and sea temperatures, sunshine hours and UV Index

How to Get There - Croatia is served by an international airport. Click on the following link for airlines and carriers operating out of Croatia Airports

Time Difference - GMT+1. And another hour for Central European Summer Time between late March and late October

Currency - Croatian Kuna. The Euro is widely accapted as are major credit cards and there is an extensive network of ATMs throughout the area

Language - Croatian. English, Italian and German are widely spoken

Electricity - 220V

Cusine -C
roatian cooking is typically Mediterranean with fish, shellfish, fresh vegetables and olive oil taking centre stage. Varieties of fish include dog's tooth, gilthead, grouper, mackerel, sardines and sea bass. You will find cuttlefish, octopus and squid, lobsters, mussels, oysters and shrimps. These are presented grilled or in stews and risottos. The local smoked ham is very good. Lamb is also highly regarded, especially baked on an open fire. There are some interesting local dishes, some found on individual islands, to be sought out or avoided. Take Vitalec as an example - lamb's offal wrapped in lamb gut and spike-roasted, not everbodys idea of culinary heaven. Regions with a plentiful supply of fresh water, the Neretva valley, Trilj and the Cetina basin, are well for their frog, eel and river crab dishes. Pag and Dubrovnik produce high quality sheep's cheese. Pag's is known as Paski-Sir, a hard, distinctively flavoured cheese. The unique flavour comes from the method of rubbing the cheese with olive oil and ash before leaving it to mature; in addition, the sheep eat a diet that includes many wild herbs such as sage. Dalmatian desserts are good too. The most usual ingredients include almonds, eggs, honey, local fruit, dried figs and raisins. Try Orehnjaca, a sweet bread with walnuts or poppy seeds. Palacinke are pancakes usually served with jam or chocolate. Dalmatian wines have been regarded highly since ancient times. Famous wines include Babic from Primosten, Dingac and Postup from the Peljesac Peninsula and Plancic from the island of Hvar. There are also good local brandies and liqueurs

History -
Croatia has been inhabited since the Stone Age. The Croats arrived in the seventh century in what is Croatia today. The first king, Tomislav I was crowned in AD 925 and Croatia became a Kingdom. The Kingdom of Croatia retained its sovereignty for almost two centuries. Croatia entered a union with Hungary in 1102. In 1526, the Croatian Parliament elected Ferdinand from the House of Habsburg to the Croatian throne. In 1918 Croatia declared independence from Austria-Hungary and joined the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. During World War II, the Germans occupied Croatian territory and created the Independent State of Croatia. After the war Croatia became a founding member of the Second Yugoslavia. On June 25, 1991, during a bloody civil war, Croatia declared independence and became a sovereign state.

Feedback - We would welcome any comments you may have about your charter in Croatia. Contact us here

Terms & Conditions -These vary depending on the individual boat. Normally a deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance due 6 weeks before the date of your charter. Please contact us if you require further information.

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Bareboat Monohulls

2 Cabins

Bavaria 30
Bavaria 31
Beneteau Oceanis 31

3 Cabins

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i
Bavaria 38
Hunter 38
Sun Odyssey 40
Sun Odyssey 40.3

NB - Year of Build [YOB] normally refers to the year the boat was launched but can also refer to the year of the last major overhaul/refit

4 Cabins
Sun Odyssey 42DS
Bavaria 44
Sun Odyssey 45DS
Bavaria 46
Bavaria 47
Beneteau Oceanis 473
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49DS

5+ Cabins

Bavaria 50

NB - The option of a Skipper is normally available with these boats. Please get in touch for more details and rates for Skippers
Bareboat Catamarans
Under 12 metres - Leopard 384 | | Aventure 11 | Fontaine Pajot Highland 35 | Fountaine Pajot Mahe 36 | Privelige 37 | Lagoon 380 | Fountaine Pajot Athena 38 | Fountaine Athena 38 | Maxim 380 | Dufour Nautitech 395

12 - 15 metres -
Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi 40 | Island Spirit 40 | Dufour Nautitech 40 | Lagoon 400 | Lagoon 421 | Fountaine Pajot Belize 43 | Privelige 435 | Dufour Nautitech 44 | Dufour Nautitech 441 | Dufour Nautitech 442 | Privelige 44 | Lagoon 440 [2009] [Sibenik] | Lagoon 440 [2007] [Sukosan] | Privelige 445 | Fontaine Pajot Outremer 45 | Lagoon 450 | Privelige 465 | Lagoon 470 | Dufour Nautitech 47 | Dufour Nautitech 475 | Fountaine Pajot Salina 48 | Privelige 49 | Privelige 495 | Lagoon 560 | Lagoon 570

NB - The option of a Skipper is normally available with these boats. Please get in touch for more details and rates for Skippers
Bareboat Motor Yachts
Under 12 metres - Gobi 265 | Albemarle 268 | Airon 277 | Beneteau Antares 9.8 | Adria 1001 | Adria 1002 | Doral Prestancia | Bavaria 30 HT | Bavaria BMB 32 | Airon 325 | Bavaria BMB 33 Sport | Bavaria BMB 330 | Fairline Targa 34 | Cranchi Zaffiro 34 | Beneteau Antares 12 | Gobi 345 | Airon 345 | Bavaria BMB 35 | Ambassador 36 | Azimut 36 | Bavaria BMB 37 | Beneteau Monte Carlo 37 | Bavaria BMB 37 Sport | Bavaria BMB 38 Sport | Airon 388 | Fairline Targa 388 | Azimut 39

12 - 15 metres
- Astondoa 40 Fly | Astondoa 40 Open | Bavaria 42 HT | Azimut 42 | Azimut Atlantis 42 | Astondoa 43 Fly | Airon 4300 | Absolute 45 | Bavaria 46 HT | Fairline Phantom 46Astondoa 46 | Azimut Atlantis 47

NB - The option of a Skipper is normally available with these boats. Please get in touch for more details and rates for Skippers
Skippered & Crewed Boats

Beneteau Bordeaux 60