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We have over 50 high-quality sailing yachts and catamarans available for group and individual rentals, with or without a skipper. Do you require assistance in determining the best boat for you? Please contact us and we will make recommendations for boats and sailing routes in Croatia. Free one-way sailing between Trogir and Dubrovnik.
Croatia is a country rich in natural beauty, and no matter where you go on vacation, you'll always find something that will simply amaze you. Dalmatia – "coast of thousand islands" – owns the longest stretch of Croatia's beautiful coast. The Dalmatian coast has already become a geographical term as well as a symbol of beauty. It has a jagged coastline, islands, islets, reefs, peninsulas and bays, marine channels, and mountain chains that run for miles along it. Cities along the coast, with their rich cultural heritage and beautiful architecture in a variety of styles, are a source of wonder, joy, and inspiration. This never fully utilized gift of God and fruit of diligent human hands is complemented, but not completed, by rich Mediterranean and subtropical vegetation.
Summers are hot, with many sunny days, and winters are mild and rainy. Ideal for sailing! July and August are the warmest months, with air temperatures ranging from 25° C to 35° C (77° F to 95° F) and sea temperatures reaching 28° C (83° F). Rain is uncommon at this time of year, which is considered the height of the tourist season. The Croatian Adriatic is one of the sunniest coastlines in the world, with an average of 2,400 to 2,800 sunny hours per year.
Laws and regulations on sailing in Croatia
A valid nautical and VHF license is required for at least one person on the sailing yacht. Port Authorities in Croatia issue navigational and VHF licenses. If you have a license from another country, please check to see if it is valid in Croatian territorial waters. If you do not wish to hire a skipper, you must send us copies of your licenses in advance in order to confirm your booking. You must also have the originals on board. A certified crew list is required on board, in addition to a navigational and VHF license. We will obtain this document for you once you have provided us with all necessary information and will present it to you at the time of check-in.
Sailing Destinations in Croatia
• Island of Iz
• Telascica Nature park
• Drvenik Veli
• Pakleni Island
• Skradin, Zlarin,Zirje
Our sailing routes
• To Vis and back
• Central Dalmatia at hand
• From Dubrovnik
• Mystical Montenegro
• National Parks
• One way from Trogir to Dubrovnik- One-way pleasure
• One way from Dubrovnik to Trogir
One-way yacht charter, route Trogir-Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Trogir
One-way routes Trogir-Dubrovnik & Dubrovnik-Trogir are certainly the best way to visit the nicest places along the southern Adriatic in only one sailing week. You will start your sailing trip in one Adriatic pearl, and finish it in another. On the way between them, you will see wonderful Mediterranean islands, peninsulas and bays.
Both Trogir and Dubrovnik are historical towns worth visiting because of their stone beauty and abundance of historical stories. The old town of Trogir was founded by ancient Greeks and it is located on a small island between the mainland and the island of Čiovo, only 10 minutes far from the ACI marina Trogir where our boats are located.
The old town of Dubrovnik is not necessary to describe: it is the most popular touristic destination in Croatia, with its medieval walls and fortresses, and a lot of cultural events. When you start or finish your sailing trip in Dubrovnik, it means that you will need to come to ACI marina Dubrovnik, in Komolac, which is only 15 minutes far from the old town of Dubrovnik, and we hope that you will have few hours to visit the beautiful Dubrovnik.
Sailing distance between Trogir and Dubrovnik is cca. 115 nm, and we suggest to organize your trip in the way that every day you need to cross the planned route. If you start your trip from Trogir, our suggested route is following: Trogir – island of Šolta (Šešula bay) – island of Hvar (Sv. Nedjelja) – Pelješac peninsula (Orebić) – island of Mljet (Prožura or Okuklje, with the national park Mljet) – Elafiti islands (Kobaš or Jakljan) – ACI marina Dubrovnik.
Our clients have recognized the advantages of the one-way route and they confirm many one-way bookings. When we need to return boats to their home bases, we don’t charge clients for one-way fees, and these special one way offers are called ONE WAY FREE OF CHARGE offers.
Our Base - ACI Marina Trogir
Marina ACI Trogir is located on the island of Iovo's northern coast. Between the Trogir bridge and Cape Ubrijan, facing Trogir. On land, it has 162 berths and 35 boat spots. Water and power are available at all berths. There is a reception area, an exchange office, a restaurant, toilets and showers, a launderette, a grocery store, a repair shop, a 10 t crane, a parking lot, and an ACI charter base. The gas station is located at the marina's western end.
How to reach us - Split international airport, only 6 km from Trogir, links this area with entire Europe. Frequent ferry lines connect Split (25 km) with Rijeka and Dubrovnik, as well as with Ancona, Pescara and Bari in Italy.
Trogir's beautiful old town is located on an island between the mainland and Iovo Island. The sea is only 2 meters deep in the channel north of town, and it gets even shallower as one travels further north (1 m). Over this channel, the town is connected to the mainland by a solid bridge, while it is connected to iovo Island, where the ACI marina is located, by a bascule-bridge (2.40 m high) that no longer opens. Approach to the port from the west, between iovo Island and elice reef, is possible for boats that cannot pass under the bascule-bridge. The green lighthouse on Cape Ubrijan (43°30,7' N 16°14,6' E) is a good landmark. The path is marked with red and green arrows for those approaching from the east.
One way free of charge
We provide you with a fantastic and one-of-a-kind opportunity to sail along the beautiful Adriatic coast between our two bases in Trogir and Dubrovnik, where we have our own offices with staff and boat maintenance. Whether you want to travel from Trogir to Dubrovnik or the other way around, this is a unique way to explore a large portion of the Adriatic coast and islands. In addition, we frequently have Special "One Way" free of charge offers, in which case you can bring your sailing yacht back to home base without incurring any additional charges. Please contact us if you require any additional information.
Last minute offer
With the beginning of the sailing season, begin also the last-minute discounts. Our definition of the last-minute booking is that it is the booking confirmed within only five weeks before charter.
It is never sure which boats will be available in the last-minute period, but it is sure that you will get the best deals! It pays to be informed about our last-minute offers because it is possible to get up to 35% discount. The best way to be familiar with our last-minute offer is to receive our weekly newsletters and to check our website.
The spirit and innovative design of Lagoon Catamarans are perfectly embodied by the Lagoon 40. Sought after and sailed all over the world, the Lagoon identity evolved into a world-renowned tribute to the seven seas. Spacious, comfortable designs, combined with uncompromising construction methods, were prioritized in our operations, and thus the Lagoon 40 was born.
The Lagoon 40 immediately stands out with her visual identity. While remaining true to the image of Lagoon's "DNA," a style emerges: a unique, streamlined, and accomplished design that depicts her large portholes and panoramic view. This results in a refined and high-performance unit, which is highlighted by the chamfer that runs from the bow to the stern. A new generation Lagoon that is instantly recognizable.
Lagoon became a world leader in cruising catamaran construction thanks to its expressive approach to sea experiences, and the Lagoon 40 is no exception. Your ideal family gateway with a distinct dimension of tranquility. A comfortable cockpit with a view of the sea: a starboard dining table that can seat up to twelve people, a recreation area on the same side, and seating at the rear beam.
An ergonomic helm station accessible from the cockpit or deck, allowing the skipper and crew to communicate at all times. Large aft transoms with a large swim platform allow for easy access to the tender and safe, easy boarding. A forward cockpit with a sunbathing area adds to the living space.
The 40 is a symbol of the new generation of Lagoons, with advanced performance features such as a VPLP hull structure and increased sail area, which provide a better sail surface area / displacement ratio. The decision to position the mast step further aft, which stems directly from VPLP's competitive sailing experience, provides this catamaran with a number of advantages
• A self-tacking jib for simplified maneuvers.
• A large forward triangle for a wider choice of downwind sails: a guarantee of performance.
• A shorter boom for ease of maneuvering.
• A main sail, with a high aspect ratio, enabling the capture of better airflow in the upper parts of the sail for optimized performance.
• The re-centering of weight, thanks to aft positioning of rigging, considerably reduces pitching.
Nauta Design enhances the interior lines with a selection of luxurious materials. A variety of accommodation layouts are available to meet the needs of owners and large families, with three or four cabins available. An aft cabin with a "semi-Island bed" berth and plenty of storage space. Large hull window glazing with integrated portholes in the cabin provide plenty of natural light and an excellent view. This interior is a truly pleasant living space thanks to special attention paid to volume layout, smooth flow of circulation, and luminosity.
• 2nd H50 handset at helm station for VHF B&G
• 2 service batteries 12V 140Ah
• Additional fresh water tank 300 l
• Additional fridge 100 l (without freezer)
• Aft cockpit cushions
• AIS 500 B&G transceiver with antenna coupling
• B&G Zeus3 12″ display at helm station
• Berth in port bow compartment
• Berth in starboard bow compartment
• Cockpit floor and transoms in teak
• Deck Shower
• Depth Sounder
• Dinghy set cl 290 with Honda engine BF10HP
• Electrical circuit with 40-amp battery charge
• Electrical system color monitoring display
• Electric seawater pump
• Electric toilette 4 x
• Furling/Roll Genoa
• Fusion USB player + 2 loudspeakers in salon
• Helm station canvas Bimini with window graphite
• Lazy bag main
• Navigation pack B&G
• Sun lounging area cushions with lifting backrest on foredeck
• Self-tacking jib
• USB sockets in cabins (x4)
• Windlass remote control on helm station with chain counter
FAQ (Frequently Ask Questions)
• What about communication; are there any connections on board for?
All our sailing boats have converters 220V/12V so your phones can be charged in the sailing yacht while you’re under sail and you don’t have to wait for shore power.
• From where can I obtain weather forecasts?
During check-in our team gives you a 7-day sailing forecast. You can always check forecast for sailors on the internet. Usually, you will find this information on the marina bulletin boards which display them in a number of languages. Of course, you can always call the base for weather forecasts, but usually there are regular broadcasts on radio and VHF.
• How about safety equipment for children?
There are children’ vests in our base, so please let us know the number you require, and the size (weight) of the children. Also, we can provide a safety net if you make a request in advance.
• Are there life vests and other safety equipment on board?
All sailing yachts chartered through Waypoint Charter exceed Croatian Health and Safety laws with regard to safety equipment. This includes approved safety vests, harnesses, life raft, VHF, lighted buoys, distress signals, fire extinguishers, and more.
• Do the sailing yachts have all the equipment needed to prepare meals onboard?
Sailing yachts are equipped with crockery and cutlery for the number of people which the yacht would be able to take at maximum capacity. Utensils, which will enable you to cook basic meals are also provided, along with a tin opener and corkscrew. For any specific requirements, please let us know in advance and we will provide.
• What is the typical cost of staying in harbors, and in marinas?
The marina costs are usually around 50-100 euros per night, it depends on the length of the sailing yacht (i.e. 12 meters sailing yacht for 57 euros per night). Some harbors and most anchorages are free of charge.
• Will there be cleaning supplies on board?
Cleaning supplies such as washing liquid, surface cleaner etc can be put onboard along with other provisions for a small fee.
• Will I need to take any bed linen?
Sailing boats are equipped with bed linen. Therefore no need to bring.
• Will there be any other equipment onboard such as for snorkeling, fishing, etc?
Snorkeling and fishing equipment are not a standard piece of equipment on sailing boats. There are shops in marinas where these can be purchased, or as an alternative they can be added to the provisioning list.
• Will there be anywhere to do laundry?
There are launderette facilities in every marina and they are usually around 5-7 euros altogether for washing and drying.
• What electrical equipment can I take?
It’s not practical to take a great deal of electrical goods as electricity is in sparse supply. However, electricity is 220V, 50Hz. Croatia uses the standard European 2-point plugs. Our sailing yachts have electricity up to 300V (enough for cell-phones, digital cameras, laptops, etc.) while in marinas you have standard 220V shore electricity.
• What type of luggage should I take?
A soft bag – a soft holdall will help store your luggage when you unpack on the boat. A suitcase style (hard case) will be difficult to store with a number of people on the sailing boat.
• What clothing will I need, are there any requirements for sailing?
Trainers can reduce the risk of getting the stubbed toe while running round the boat. Avoid taking too much kit as it will take up space and remain unused during the trip.
• What sun protection will I need in Croatia?
Average temperature in Croatia is 33°C in summer season, and even though all our sailing yachts have bimini, it is really important to use Sun block protection. Also, a sunhat which you can soak is very useful and a good way of staying cool.
• Will I need waterproofs?
Waterproofs will be useful if you have a rainy day, but that’s rare in summer season in Croatia. It is also good to have waterproof gear to protect from potential wind chills while under sail.
• What currency will I need in Croatia?
The national currency in Croatia is Kuna (HRK). Euros are accepted in most establishments but not everywhere, so it’s good to have Croatian currency with you. Also there are plenty of ATM’s where you can withdraw Kuna with your Visa/Switch etc.
• Is food included, can I get any provisions upon arrival?
Food is not included in the price of your bareboat yacht charter. However, we can organize provisions for you; just send us the list in advance. Also, there is a supermarket in marina so you can choose exactly what you need.
• Who will pick me up from the airport?
You can organize a transfer through us in advance. All you have to do is email us your flight details and number of people arriving, and we’ll do the rest. Car or a van will be waiting for you.
• Do we have to pay for the skipper's food during our trip?
Yes, your group is responsible for covering the contributions for the skipper’s food whether you are dining out or on board.
• Is it possible to charter a bareboat from any other day than Saturday?
We usually, like most other charters in Croatia, charter our boats from Saturday to Saturday. It’s possible to charter sailing boats for a shorter term but that’s usually off-season.
• If we charter with a skipper, what kind of skipper are we likely to get?
The competent, friendly and English, Italian, German speaking kind! Not only will he make sure you get safely from port to port, but he’ll be your guide to the best places to visit, and if you’d like, your personal sailing instructor!
• Do you provide boat briefings?
If requested, you will be given general briefing covering the local cruising grounds. Questions about navigation, anchorages, prevailing conditions, or any part of the desired itinerary can be answered. A more specific boat briefing aboard the yacht will be given at check-in, covering all the operating systems, including rigging, electrical system, water system, windlass, stove, dinghy, outboard and emergency systems.
• What qualifications do I need to charter a bareboat sailing yacht?
To charter a bareboat sailing yacht in Croatia it is necessary to have sailing certificates proving their competence. The Port Authorities in Croatia require an RYA Day skipper with VHF qualifications as a sufficient license. International equivalents are also accepted from the majority of countries in Europe, as well as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa etc.
• Which days of the week can I begin and end my charter?
Weekly charters usually begin and end on Saturdays for multiples of seven days, especially in high season. Out of the season or in very last minute, there is a possibility to arrange some 3-4 days charters.