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6-Passenger Luxury Sailboat Offers Discount for June Charters in Croatia

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Croatia sail yacht MATELOT offers 20 per cent discount for 6 passenger charters in June, 2011

As sail boat charters continue to gain in popularity, sail yacht MATELOT announces a 20% discount for June, 2011 bookings.

The 80′ sailing yacht MATELOT is joining the Croatia yacht charter fleet and is offering a € 5,000 discount for all weekly rentals confirmed for June that are confirmed between now and April 30, 2011.  The yacht’s regular weekly rate is € 25,000 plus all running expenses.

Combining the expert Italian styling of Nauta Design and the superb architecture of Farr Yacht Design, the Southern Wind 80 yacht MATELOT offers 3 comfortable guest staterooms plus performance sailing.  The full beam Master Stateroom located forward of the panoramic deck salon has a walkaround king bed, settee and vanity / writing desk, and ensuite bath with stall shower. Two identical guest cabins amidships, aft of the salon each have twin lower single beds with ensuite heads & stall showers. Crew quarters and galley are fully aft with separate companionway. 

Built in 2005 and refit in 2010, the sailboat is in “like new” condition following her winter spent in the shipyard in New Zealand.  Charming veteran British crew are Captain Angus Fuller & chef Jessie Fuller (+1) who have several seasons of luxury sailing charter activity in Croatia and the Adriatic.

Joining MATELOT in offering outstanding value in Croatia is sail yacht MRS. SEVEN, a 30 meter vessel with room for 8 guests.  MRS. SEVEN is offering a 33% discount off high-season rates for sailing vacations in Croatia between now and May 15, 2011. 


What do you think of yachting sailing in Croatia? For itinerary suggestions and to book a discounted sailing vacation in Croatia, contact our destination specialists

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Float on a Cloud – Croatia Yacht Charter Vessel Offers 100,000 Discount

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Looking for a last minute European getaway before the kids head back to school?  If you are, one of the most popular Mediterranean yacht charter vessels is offering a deep discount to woo your interest.

From August 15th, motor yacht CLOUD 9 is offering 14 days for the price of 12 – a savings of over €100,000.  To further entice you, the yacht will waive all delivery fees for a cruise in Croatia and/or Greece.

Stylish and exceptionally comfortable with 5-star cuisine, CMN line 60 yacht CLOUD 9 boasts a huge Owner’s suite, a VIP stateroom with a balcony, as well as a gymnasium and plenty of watertoys. 

Oh – we almost forgot, the yacht just installed a brand new waterslide!
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Scottish-born Captain, Colin Boyle, has created a special, scenic sample itinerary for a charter commencing in Split and concluding 14 nights later in Zante!  Take a look at the first three days of this Eastern Mediterranean adventure:

Join CLOUD 9 in Split – a 20 minute drive from the international airport.  Immediate departure for a nearby anchorage to swim and relax. Remain at anchor overnight.

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Hvar – truly one of the highlights of Croatia. The city has an extraordinary history and a great social atmosphere. The tiny harbor fills quickly with anchored yachts and we must arrive at noon. We’ll dinghy our guests ashore where they will find vineyards, lavender fields, walks and clean beaches. For the evening, Hvar offers great cafes and restaurants – and the best in Croatian wine.  The bars and cafes remain open late into the night.
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Depart Hvar for a passage to Korcula, the home of Marco Polo. Once at anchor, the protected bay is the perfect place for a day of watersports and swimming.  After dinner, we’ll dinghy ashore to walk the ancient streets to window shop and listen to the street musicians.
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An early morning passage brings us to the Mljet National park, a peaceful, and beautiful anchorage.  Here, we’ll find steep, rocky slopes covered with dense pine forests that hide a 12th century monastery built on a small island in the middle of a lake.  That’s right, an island on an island! The lake is generally 4 degrees warmer than the sea, and a good place to swim. Hiking, guided tours and bike rentals are also available.
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All that in the first 4 days – imagine what adventures might be in store for the next 10 days???!


Would you like to charter this gorgeous lady?  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at right away!

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Genoa Yacht Charter Show Puts Spotlight on Mediterranean Yacht Charter Vessels

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May 8 marked the conclusion of the 21st Annual Genoa mega yacht charter yacht show.  The industry-only event that draws the top luxury charter brokers and charter journalists from around the world. Held at Marina Molo Vecchio, the Genoa boat show showcased 65 mega yacht Mediterranean yacht charter vessels, although it attracted 100 fewer brokers than last year, most likely due to the economy.

The number of megayacht and superyacht vessels that are actually in the show is based on the number that can fit at the available dockage. As is the case each year, several mega yacht owners were disappointed, as a few superyachts were left on the waiting list.

Organized by the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA), many yachting-related vendors set up booths along the docks and represented diverse products, from yacht insurance to hotel and tourism destinations. The most common yachts desired for Mediterranean yachting vacations are motoryachts, in contrast with the private sailing yachts that dominate the Caribbean yacht charter marketplace.  Supporting this distinction, the majority of yachts in the Genoa show were motoryachts, with the largest being the 70+ meter superyacht models, Boadicea and Haida G.

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There were also a number of new yachts with new crew at the show, which bodes well for an industry aching to expand beyond the economic downturn.  New private luxury charter yachts include LEO FUN, BIG CITY, PAOLYRE, SALU, SLIPSTREAM, and many more.

While the 2008 season was sluggish due to the global economic meltdown, many brokers in attendance cite an uptick in the number of inquiries for a summertime charter.  Indeed, brokers, owners, and crew are all optimistic for a rebound in luxury mega yacht charter vacations this summer.

The buzz on the docks this year seemed to be the increased interest by both yacht owners and charter customers to explore more areas outside of the standard cote d’azur yacht charter locale.  As potential charter customers inquire about Croatia yacht charter vacations and Greece yacht charter outings, the word begins to filter back to the yacht owners via the charter brokers.  As more clients express interest in a region, more owners are then willing to relocate their megayachts to non-traditional destinations such as Turkey, Greece, and Croatia, for a portion, if not the entire summer charter season.

To learn more, contact 1-800-YACHTCHARTERS.  Prime high season dates remain available on many of the newest yachts and largest yachts in the world’s best destinations.

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New Croatia Yacht Charter VAT Regulations

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Back in January, 2014, we alerted our clients to new rules regarding a VAT increase imposed on Croatia yacht charter rentals.  At that time, the government increased the VAT rate from 10 % to 13%, to help combat the country’s economic woes.

To offset this tax burden, we encouraged our clients to commence their charters in nearby Montenegro, then cruise into Croatian waters, tax-free.

Alas, good things sometimes come to an end…

Effective this month, new regulations take effect and eliminate the loophole that allowed tax-free cruising in Croatia.



In February, the Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs announced the regulations that govern the Croatia yacht charter market would be amended to, “…bring the regulations in line with other European Union Member States.”  The main change was the imposition of VAT on charters starting outside of Croatia.

As succinctly  explained by 1-800 Yacht Charters company president,  Jana Sheeder,

“As of May 1st, 2018, charters commencing outside Croatia that then cruise into Croatia, will now have to pay 13% VAT on the time spent in Croatian waters.”


The new regulations are not retroactive.  Thus, any charters booked prior to the regulation change are exempt.



On a positive note, other regulation changes designed to encourage an increase in yacht charter Croatia activity will also go into effect.  The government has lifted the restriction that banned non-European Union charter yachts under 40 meters from chartering in Croatia.  As explained by Rory Jackson of SuperyachtNews, “These restrictions, which prohibited non-EU commercial vessels under 40m chartering in Croatia, had been implemented to bolster the domestic market. However, they proved to be more costly than beneficial.”

Non EU flagged yachts under 40 meters will need to secure a charter license to operate in Croatia. The license will be required even if the charter starts outside Croatia.

Are you considering a private yacht charter vacation in Croatia or elsewhere in the Mediterranean this summer?  Click for a sampling of superyachts available this summer.

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