Is chartering a boat expensive?
Opposite to the popular belief, chartering a sailing boat and spending a week aboard is not for rich people, it is actually affordable to most people and costs approximately like spending a week in a four-star hotel by the sea.
Chartering a sailboat and zig-zag sailing between the Croatian islands makes your holiday an unforgettable experience. This type of holiday can be fast or slow as you desire – filled with plenty of go-go-go excitement or just some time of quiet tranquility. We believe that it would be great to visit places which are hidden from tourist crowds. It is really exciting to find new anchorage spot and, once the anchor is set, to jump off the back of the boat for a refreshing swim or snorkel. Sounds attractive? Yes, but ‘it is so expensive’, ‘we cannot afford it’ are common answers and arguments, and it’s really not as difficult or expensive to arrange as you may think it is.
Yacht charters offer amazing value - we strongly believe that charter gives you the largest value of any holiday.
Why? Because chartering a yacht, from a bareboat to crewed charter, you basically get a hotel room or villa that moves around islands under your plans and directions. By chartering a boat you get complete freedom and also privacy, while not being charged for daily costs such as resort fees, wind surfers, water skiing, or transfers to the nearby sites of interest. You simply sail there!
When you look at the total cost of a charter, you will often find that it is cheaper than a comparable land-based holiday.
When you begin planning a yacht charter, it is important to be aware of what is included in the fee of booking of your charter boat. Although boat will have a basic charter fee, this fee may or may not include additional expenses such as berth in the marina, food and fuel and this depends on the terms and conditions of the charter contract of the company you charter a yacht from.
Opposite to the popular belief, chartering a sailing boat and spending a week aboard is not for rich people, it is actually affordable to most people and costs approximately like spending a week in a four-star hotel by the sea. Boat charter prices are set per week and per boat, and when you divide it by the number of people that boat can accommodate, it turns out that it is not that expensive. Further on, prices are lower if you don't go in the peak of the season, July and August, and although there are also other additional costs which are not included in the boat charter price involved in the fee, such as fuel, mooring fees and food, if you start planning on time and take advantage of the applicable discounts, such as early booking, multiple weeks, repeated client - it indeed turns out to be an affordable type of holiday.
Bring your friends for more fun and a great deal!
Commonly, charter has one basic price for the complete boat which has two, three, four or five double bed cabins and can accommodate even up to 12 people. This is opposed to paying for a hotel room where every couple needs to pay their own room. When you divide basic charter price on all people on board, daily price is quite reasonable.
Like any other travel business, there are many opportunities to get a discount on your charter holiday. First and foremost, if you are willing to charter in pre- or postseason, you will most probably get a discount off of the top basic price. And even in high season, you may get a discount if there are unchartered boats, especially if you are booking in the last minute. There are also deals to be found when another charterer had to cancel for personal reasons.
But, if you want a specific boat and you already know where you want to sail next season, we recommend you to take advantage of early booking discount which is by Asta Yachting valid untill 31th of January 2018 and book your boat on time.
Why do we suggest this? If you book a boat now, you can get a boat that suits your needs with great and affordable price. As it seems, Croatia surely becomes one of the world’s most popular sailing destinations as every year number of early booked boats are getting higher and higher.
Feel free to contact us to calculate the total cost of your yacht charter in Croatia and start planning your holiday of a lifetime ;-)