Yacht Charter Costs
The rental price of the vessel refers to the weekly rent based on the charter from Saturday to Saturday, which is the standard charter period.
The price of the vessel rented depends on the type of boat, the year of construction, and the time of sailing (the same boat has different rates in different periods).
During the high season (from May to September) we can’t really deviate from our weekly charter system (Saturday–Saturday charter), as these are the busiest months for charter companies and most weeks are sold well in advance (the price is unlikely to be flexible, and you would usually be charged for a full week even if you’re not on board. However, if you want to take a day-long sailing trip, it can be organized during the off-season (October-April) or by special request.
You can check the most accurate information about the prices of each boat in our offer or our Online Boat Search section.
We will send you all boats technical details, the boat brochures as well as the availability of boats throughout the year. You can also place a booking request on a particular vessel during your desired sailing time.
The boat offers in our online boat search include a broad range of boats and prices for the number of cabins–please use this only as guidance, and for the exact costs, we kindly recommend that you either check our online boat search or contact us by mail.
To better serve you and prepare the best offer for you, we would appreciate it if you could indicate in your request your desired sailing time (the exact sailing dates) as well as the size of the boat or the number of crew members. Each boat is registered for a particular number of people that are allowed on board, including crew (and the law does not allow this number to be exceeded). You should let us know if you want to have a skipper or cook in your crew. The easiest way to get boat offers, for you and us, is to fill out our boat inquiry form.
If you already know your preferred starting point (e.g., Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Istria, etc.), please be sure to mention it in your request.
The price of the vessel includes the following items:
- Dinghy and paddles
- Bed linen (most of boat owners provide that)
- Kitchen utensils (vary by boat)
- All necessary safety equipment (please note that it is essential to inform us if there are children on board so that we can provide them with life jackets suited to their age and growth)
- Nautical maps and pilot books
- Other necessary equipment for the vessel.
Yachtco provides you with the following:
- checklist of items you should consider bringing with you on your sailing trip
- The local tourist guide
- Contact Center for support and organization.
- Please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance during your sailing holidays.
For those eager to learn more about sailing, our skipper will gladly show you basic sailing techniques and answer all your questions.
Usually, boat owners offer this kind of discounts two weeks charter:
- Five percent of boat price for three or more weeks charter:
- from 7.5 percent to 10 percent discount of boat price for early booking:
- 5 percent –35 percent early booking discount is possible for all boats if they are booked by December, 31st (for the following year) or in some cases by the end of January.
For most boats, early booking discount is valid until 31 December, but for some of them this period is extended until the end of January or even February.
We kindly recommend that you book a vessel during this period–not only because the price is more acceptable, but also because the supply of available boats is much more significant and you’re most likely to find something that best suits your wishes and preferences.
Last-minute discount: 5 percent –35 percent last minute discount is possible if you book a boat a week or two before the start of your sailing trip. You might be lucky enough to find a vessel you want, but we wouldn’t suggest you count on that.
* Compulsory final cleaning of the boat (paid by cash during check-in upon arrival).
In rare cases, final cleaning is already included in the price of the vessel. In most cases, it depends on the size of the boat, and the prices range from € 50 to € 300 per boat. In some cases, the price for final cleaning is determined by the number of people on board–in such cases, and the price ranges from € 10 to € 30 per person.
Transit log (paid by cash during the check-in procedure upon arrival).
In most cases, the transit log is included in the price of the vessel and is paid separately from the price of the vessel only in rare cases. The price depends on the size of the vessel and ranges from € 70 to € 300.
Marine fuel –depends on your needs and weather, from 3 to 10 liters per hour (depending on the size of the boat).
The vessel is taken over with a full tank and must therefore also be returned with a full tank. When you take over the vessel, we advise you to check where the nearest gas station is to fill the tank when you return to the base. Please note that there is a gas station in almost every marina.
Refundable insurance deposit (paid either by cash or credit card)–the refundable insurance deposit that you pay upon arrival covers any damage to the ship, equipment or inventory. In the event of damage to a ship or loss of equipment, the amount of the damage caused shall be paid with the money of the deposit, whereas the higher amounts shall be paid by the insurance company. If the ship is returned undamaged, the deposit will be returned to you.
When hiring our skipper, he shall be responsible for all damages caused by the operation of the boat, mooring or anchoring of the vessel. The amount of the refundable insurance deposit depends on the type and size of the vessel and ranges from € 1500 to € 5000.
Mooring fees–if you want to stay overnight in the marinas. The price of the berth per day varies from € 50 to € 300, depending on the size of the vessel, the sailing period and the marina.
These costs refer to all marinas, except the base marina where your boat is moored (where the annual mooring is paid for the vessel).
Crew Skipper costs cca 80 €–150 € per day + food and own cabin. Skipper services are usually paid separately from the cost of the vessel.
Food and drink are not included in this price, you have to buy it on your own before boarding (you usually have a supermarket at your disposal near the marina) and some charter agencies offer the possibility of delivering food on board at an extra charge. However, you also have to provide food to the skipper (apart from the amount you pay per day). If you decide to eat in a restaurant, you have three options: you can take the skipper with you and give him money to buy food and drink on his own (approx. € 20–€ 30 per day) or buy enough food so that the skipper can eat on board while you are in the Hostess restaurant–from € 90 to € 110 per day + food and own cabin. Its services include: bedding, cleaning, babysitting, breakfast or short meal preparation, grocery shopping, etc. Cooking–100–150 € per day + food and own cabin.
Note: all crew members must be provided with food–please check the explanation above in the “Skipper” section.
In the case of a bareboat charter (without our skipper), the client skipper must be in possession of a certificate of competence to charter a boat. It is also a legal requirement that one member of the crew be qualified for the operation of the VHF station.
Outboard engine–each vessel has a paddle dinghy in its standard equipment. If you want to be faster in exploring the dinghy coastal area, you can rent an outboard engine. Prices range from € 50–€ 150 per week. Some boats have a dingy included in the price.
Sails (spinnaker, gennaker, blistering). These sails are not included in the standard equipment, but can be rented at an additional charge and are usually rented by more experienced sailors. Prices range from € 80–€ 250 per week.
Safety net–useful when you have children on board. For most of the vessels, there is a possibility of taking a safety net at an additional cost (approximately € 80–depending on the size of the vessel as well as the charter agency). The net is then placed along the sides of the boat.
One Way Fee–some agencies offer the possibility of starting a sailing trip at one base and returning the vessel to another. Prices range from € 200 to € 500.
Extra charge for pets (some charter agencies also offer this option–around € 110 per week).
Transfer–If you arrive by e.g. plane, we can arrange a transfer for your sailing group from the airport to the marina where your boat is moored and vice versa (taxi,8-seater minivan, minibus) Parking in a secured parking area within the marina (when you arrive by car)–from 5 € to 10 € per day.
Participation in the regattas–usually an additional 20% on the price of the boat.
Entry fees for national parks should you decide to visit them.