Mel 1b, 51250 Novi Vinodolski, Croatia

Laws and regulations

Laws and regulations on sailing in Croatia

According to Croatian law, at least one person on the vessel must posess valid nautical and VHF licences. So, if you don’t want to hire a skipper, in order to charter a boat, you must have valid licenses in addition to sailing experience.

Navigational and VHF licences in Croatia are issued by Port Authorities, and if you licence is issued in a foreign country, please check wheter it’s valid for Craotian territorial waters. To obtain the licence, one must take classes and pass exam that include theoretical and practical elements.

If you want to charter bareboat, you must send us copies of your licences in advance to confirm the booking. In case there is something wrong with your papers, we’ll inform you on time.
You must have the originals with you on board so don’t forget to take them.

Croatian laws are very strict on this issues and it is impossible to charter a boat without all necessary papers.

In addition to navigational and VHF licence, you must also have a certified crew list on board. We will get this document for you when you deliver us all needed information and give it to you when checking in. you must have this paper on board and crew must always be in accordance to it.
In case some changes in the crew occure during the sail, you must notifiy us immediately and get a new list.

If you want to try fishing or some recreative sports diving ,you’ll need special permits. In order to be allowed to sports dive you must be a member of the Croatian Diving Asocciation. The membership is valid for one year, and you must be an experienced diver to join. On the fround of National Parks Mljet and Kornati Islands, you’ll also need special diving permits.
Sports and underwater fishing also regure special permits, and, if you’d like, we can get them for you. However, diving licence you’ll have to get yourself.


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Company name: Smart sail d.o.o.
Address: Mel 1b, 51250 Novi Vinodolski, Croatia
OIB: 67468241147

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Marina Novi

Mel 1b, 51250 Novi 91 33 33 787

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Smart Sail Eco Charter was founded by true lovers of the sea and sailing, in hope that the preservation of the Adriatic Sea and coastline can co-exist harmoniously with sailing yacht charter.

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