Benefits of skippered catamaran charter
Skipper will take care technical functioning of the catamaran, moorings, anchoring and safety of everyone on board. They are especially useful in the high season, when ports, marinas and mooring buoys are are overcrowded and if you require a berth for the night, the skipper will know when to be at the destination to ensure one.
In case you don’t want to be in marina too early, the skipper will know alternative spots suitable for spending the night. Here, skipper’s knowledge of the winds in Croatia and spots where anchor holds will come in handy. By using a skippered catamaran charter in Croatia, the skipper will not only ensure the safety and well being of boat and crew, but he/she will also advise on best sailing routes, top restaurants and taverns, best spots to visit and in choosing the most interesting sailing route.
Sailing route choice while on skippered catamaran charter
You are chartering private catamaran, and you have freedom to choose where to go and what to do. Choose your own route and discuss it with the skipper. He will then take into consideration the weather and other elements in order to give best advice, or to alter the route a bit.
Good to know when chartering skippered catamaran charter
Due to sea and sun exposure skippering the boat is not an easy job, and skipper needs suitable place to sleep and time to rest. Generally, skipper will require private cabin, but if cabin for any reason is not available, the skipper can sleep on the salon sofa. In this case, please consider the salon his/her private area and allow the skipper enough time to sleep. This is done only in rare cases, and optimal would be to give skipper his own cabin.
Skipper will also take care of paying mooring and marina fees. Make sure that the skipper has enough money to cover the fees, or do it yourself at harbor master’s request.
Food and provisions
When hiring a skipper, it is required to provide him with three proper meals a day and enough water to drink. If you cook on board of a catamaran, he or she will eat what you cook. When going out for lunch or dinner, you can invite the skipper to join you or he can go and eat by himself and you can cover the bill later.
Skipper fee range from 150 – 250 € + food (depending on how experienced skipper is). Payment of skipper will be done in base marina during your check-in.
What I have to do to book a skipper for my catamaran?
When filling the inquiry form or send us a message, just tick “Skipper” box, and we will include skipper wage in our offer.
How to book?
If you already chose whether you would like to start your catamaran charter in Croatia from Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar or Pula marina, just send us an inquiry, and we will send our offer with all suitable catamarans. As soon as we finish the booking procedure, we will assign a skipper for your catamaran.
Security deposit on Skippered Catamaran Charter
Refundable security deposit is the amount paid before embarkation, to cover insurance policy deductible. All the catamarans are fully insured and even with skipper on a board security deposit must be taken, if damage is caused by the crew’s fault (for example , broken cockpit table or window, cigarette burn marks or any other damage not caused by skipper).
Skipper on the other hand bears all the responsibility for the damage caused by catamaran handling and navigation. All our skippers have the skipper’s liability insurance policy which covers them to deposit amount. So you are completely safe on that side.
Security deposit can be charged on credit card (actually, it will only be reservation of funds and not actual transaction) or in cash. When catamaran is returned in marina, our technical staff will examine the yacht, and return deposit if it was paid in cash, or it will be unblocked on credit card.