Is it better to charter a sailing boat or a catamaran?

Renting Catamarans In Croatia

Catamaran charter experience in Croatia definitively is the latest fashion when it comes to private yacht rentals. And chartering catamaran for your holiday cruise certainly brings a touch of luxury to your boat vacation week. Many companies in boat rental business have become aware of that and started adding multi-hulls to their fleets. Exploring idyllic Croatian islands in a uncompromising comfort of a skippered catamaran will elevate your yacht week in Croatia to completely different level. Impressive volumes, more private lounging areas, stability, safer and easier movement are the main reasons for you to book a private Croatia catamaran charter for a gentle Adriatic cruise. Below you can find best sailing catamarans in Croatia for rental:


Discover breathtaking Dalmatian islands on 40-foot LUCIA catamarans. Available for rental in UNESCO sites Trogir, Dubrovnik and Split.

Standard Catamarans
Charter catamaran in Croatia

This 42-foot Lagoon is among most popular family cruising multihulls you can hire in beautiful Croatian marinas in Pula, Zadar, Dubrovnik and Split.

Class Catamarans
Bali 4.6
BALI 4.6

Latest BALI 4.6 will make your catamaran holiday in Croatia pure pleasure. Modern design, airy layout with plenty lounging areas assures a relaxing vacation cruise.

Luxury Catamarans

Catamaran Rental Pros and Cons


  • more stability at sea and safer moving around is idelal for a family yacht trip
  • multihulls generally provide more living space in salon, galley and cockpit
  • catamaran ensures constant 360oviews from salon and flybridge
  • they are faster under engine
  • natural buoyancy makes them practically unsinkable


  • they need double the space on anchor or dock and often cost double to moor
  • Catamarans are more expensive to charter than monohulls
  • harder to tack upwind and the sailing sensation not as fun as on a sailing boat
  • fuel consumption is higher than on same-sized sailboats
Catamaran charter Croatia

Sailboat Charter Croatia

Private sailing holiday in Croatia is the most genuine yacht vacation at the magnificent Croatian coast. Renting a private skippered sailing boat will certainly give you the best of a yacht charter experience in Croatia. A 7-day sailboat trip will reveal all the beauties of sailing and uncover the true pulse of Dalmatian coast. Using the gifts of nature for sliding effortlessly through the crisp-blue Adriatic waters will make everyone even more connected to the ancient mariners discovering these remarkable islands centuries ago. So is you are looking for a fun and a unique active holiday, charter a sailboat and discover secluded treasures of Adriatic and sail beyond the chartered routes in a laid-back Mediterranean style.

Bavaria 41

3-cabin Bavaria is ideal for a family sailing trip. With large bedrooms, huge cockpit and wide springboard assuring you easy access to the sea, she will bring you pure joy on your Adriatic holiday.

Rent sailboat with 3 cabins

Spend your precious holiday moments on board of a seaworthy vessel in all aspects. New 46-foot Oceanis is available with various layouts from beautiful Croatian yachting destinations.

Hire 4-cabin sailing yacht
Elan Impression 50.1

This 5-cabin performance cruiser will satisfy any demanding sailor as well as the guests, expecting uncompromising comfort and style on their vacation. Elan can be rented in Zadar or Split.

Book 5-cabin sailing yacht

Sailboat Rental Pros and Cons


  • sailboat of equal sleeping capacity and equipment are generally less expensive to charter than a catamaran
  • in my opinion sailing boats are just a whole lot better looking
  • the exhilaration of sailing a monohull is much more fun then on a cat
  • the bond with the sea and the overall experience is more genuine on sailboat
  • sailing yacht slices through the water smoothly without slapping on waves
  • expect lower cost on fuel and port and marina fees when docking


  • less space also means less privacy on deck and below deck
  • each area of a monohull tends to be smaller, so you will need to adapt
  • cabins can get a little tight on smaller models, not recommended for those who suffer from claustrophobia
sailing yacht charters Croatia

Set your date, your budget and start your sailing adventure

In Croatia your can rent almost everything that floats. Vessels of all sizes, types, brands and dimensions. From bareboat motor boats, sailing yachts and luxury catamaran charters. Your final decision on what and when to book, will mostly depend on your travel style and the budget for a Croatia yacht charter week. In any case, Croatia sailing holiday experience would't be the same without a local skipper to navigate your boat.

Skippered yacht charter in Croatia

You can opt between chartering a yacht with skipper or a fully crewed Croatia catamaran cruise. Take the advantage and rent sailboat in Croatia with local skipper and receive best internal tips during your route.

The itinerary on Croatia sailing trip is completely flexible and can be adjusted to suit your needs. Simply let your skipper know your preferences and he will get a feel for the adventure you are into and present you the magnificent Croatian coast at its best.

Internal tip: A family yacht vacation including 5 members on a budget, I recommend a 4-cabin sailing yacht with bathing platform.

I wish you a great sailing holiday in Croatia!

Simone Sajnovic, Croatia

sailing Croatia with skipper

How much for a sailing holiday in Croatia?


Chartering a catamaran in Croatia Lagoon 42 will cost you 7.000 euros on average within the summer months. June and September between 4.500 and 6.500€, in the off season around 2.500€ per week.


Renting a sailboat in Croatia will will cost you around 4.000 euros within the summer season. In June or September between 2.500€ and 3.500€. Charter price for a new Sun Odyssey 440 with 4 cabins in off season is on average 2.500€.


Average Sailing Charter Cost:

  • standard sailboat with 4 cabins app. 4.000 euros per week Including: end cleaning, base fee, dinghy with engine, towels and Wi-Fi on board
  • skipper service (1.050€ per week payable at spot)
  • tourist tax 1.35€ per person

What are the extras on sailboat trip?

  • fuel per consumption (average 80€ per week)
  • marinas and port fees average 70€ per night, anchoring free of charge
  • food and provisioning on board (for skipper also) - average 30€ per person per day.
  • damage safety deposit 1.500-3.000€ (refundable)



Average Catamaran Charter Cost:

  • standard catamaran with 4 cabins app. 6.000€ per week Includingend cleaning, base fee, dinghy with engine, towels and Wi-Fi on board
  • skipper service (1.120€ per week payable at spot)
  • tourist tax 1.35€ per person

What are the extras on catamaran trip?

  • fuel per consumption (average 150€)
  • marinas and port fees average 100€ per night, anchoring free of charge
  • food and provisioning on board (for skipper also) - average 30€ per person per day.
  • damage safety deposit 2.000-3.500€ (refundable)


It is recommended to pack your personal items into a soft handbag, duffel bag or rucksack instead of a plastic suitcase, to gain more space in yacht's cabin. Please read about the Sail Croatia Packing List for newbies.

8 Things that you Don't want to forge for your sailing trip:

  • boarding pass/voucher
  • sun protection items (sun lotion, sunglasses for UV protection, hat)
  • bathing suit
  • your passport, or personal ID, enough cash, health insurance
  • swimming towels
  • your personal items (prescription pills, medicine for allergy...)
  • a wind stopper or a wind breaker in summer a long-sleeved cardigan would do
  • positive vibes (leave your worries at home)