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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. 

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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 at 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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New Croatia Yacht Charter VAT Regulations

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Photo of harbor full of anchored sailboat hulls

 

BACKGROUND

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.

 

WHAT’S NEW

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.

 

OTHER CHANGES

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 https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/superyacht-charter/ for a sampling of superyachts available this summer.

Come enjoy The Superyacht Experience as only 1-800 Yacht Charters can deliver!

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