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Sail Dalmatia is one of the largest charter brokers in the Adriatic with access to over hundred locally owned boats. Our team members are all Croatian-born who speak the local language and have an unrivalled local knowledge and sailing expertise. This means Sail Dalmatia is ideally placed to put together the ideal yacht charter experience for you. Working with experienced local crews, we hand-pick gulets, yachts and motor boats and create bespoke Dalmatian yacht charter experiences arranging everything from childcare and wine tastings to guided tours and scenic helicopter flights – all done in complete privacy.
how to charter
- 1) Look at the yachts on this website and choose which ones suit your taste and requirements
- 2) Think about how many guests you will be and what you want to do
- 3) Contact us and let us know your choices
- 4) We will provide you with a selection of available yachts meeting your requirements and guide you through the selection process
- 5) Decide on your final yacht, sign the Charter Agreement and finalise your booking
- 6) Relax while we liaise with the Captain to create the perfect itinerary for you
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY CHARTER?
We suggest that you book your charter at least six months in advance in order to be sure of getting your preferred yacht and dates. However, bear in mind the local charter market is very small and some of the most popular yachts can be fully booked up to a year in advance.
WHAT CAN WE DO ASHORE?
With its archipelago of 1,246 islands, the Adriatic not only offers the greatest sailing in Europe but also provides an intriguing mixture of unspoilt beauty, crystal clear water and unique blend of Mediterranean culture. The ashore opportunities are endless from exploring the island villages to truffle hunting.
WHAT CAN WE DO ON BOARD?
Relax and enjoy yourself while the crew looks after you. Most of yachts offer an array of water sport such as water skiing and SUP, plenty of sun-bathing options or movies to watch and fine dining from the resident chef. Some yachts may also have gym facilities or a yoga instructor on board.
HOW LONG IS A CHARTER?
A standard yacht charter is normally seven full days, so if you board at 5pm on a Saturday you can stay until 9am the following Saturday. Charterers may choose to book the yacht for a longer or shorter period, although some yachts will not accept shorter bookings during the peak season.
WHAT ROLE WILL THE CREW PLAY?
The professional crew offers personal service around the clock. They’re at your disposal and ready to serve from the moment you board. Your Captain will suggest an itinerary, but it is up to you when and where you want to go. Your chef will provide a sample menu and will be delighted to meet you dietary preferences.
CAN WE RECEIVE EMAILS ON BOARD?
Don’t be worried about staying in touch with your business, family and friends. All yachts will have Wi-Fi on board.
WHAT IS AN APA?
APA is an additional payment set by MYBA. MYBA is the oldest yachting association that brings owners, brokers and yachting professionals together and ensures the highest ethical and technical standards. According to MYBA, the APA is an extra payment added to the charter rate.
Whilst the charter price includes the cost of chartering the yacht, the crew and the yacht’s insurance, other items such as fuel, dockage, food and beverages are paid separately by the charterer through the Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA). This is normally estimated at an additional 20-30% of the charter rate. All expenses are accounted for by the Captain and if, at the end of the charter, there are any unused funds they will be returned to the charterer.