Renting a boat nowadays is as easy as hiring a car or a vacation rental. When it comes to choosing the best yacht holiday for you and your family and friends, there are various options. Let’s look at the significant differences between booking a bareboat, skippered, and a crewed yacht and what is needed to rent a yacht!


If you choose the basic option and decide to rent a bareboat, you will be skippering the vessel yourself. You will need to prove that you have all the necessary certificates and permits now that the responsibility is to be placed on your shoulders. So if you have the minimum of a Day Skipper Certificate or an International Certificate of Competency, you are to be completely in charge of the itinerary and pace of your sailing holiday. The authorities require a minimum prerequisite of one sailing license and at least one experienced crew member acting as a co-skipper. According to Croatian legislation, at least one person on the vessel must also possess a VHF license


If you prefer to be accompanied by an experienced captain to keep you safe, then a skippered yacht charter may be the best option. The professional skipper will take the pressure off and is to guarantee the perfect sail trim for a stress-free experience out at sea for you and your crew.



If you simply want to relax the best choice for you is the crewed yacht charter. This option not only includes a certified skipper who is to choose the best routes to suit your requirements but also an assigned crew to take care of the daily yacht maintenance. For an even more luxurious experience, the crew could include a hostess and/or a cook to prepare the meals during the trip. This is the option that gives you the unique opportunity to personalize your sailing holiday.

Traditionally when you rent a yacht you have to pay a refundable security deposit upon arrival at the base. The security deposit is the amount with which you are liable in case of any damage that is the consequence of mishandling the boat - generally, it can be made in cash or credit card (AMEX, Visa, or Mastercard). The amount of security deposit is the maximum amount with which you can be charged for any damages. Everything that exceeds that amount the charter company will cover from the insurance company.

Safety first, safety second! From our own experience, we know that third-party insurance is essential - standard or uniquely tailored for your needs. If you rent a bareboat as a skipper more than once a year, we recommend choosing year-long insurance or one that applies to multiple sailing holidays throughout the year.