Thursday, 10 March 2011

Marina Prices

Croatia Cruising Companion - New Marina Seget

Berthing rates at Croatian marinas have been creeping up steadily since Croatia was rediscovered as one of the world’s best sailing grounds, now some years ago. With more than 50 marinas, over 1,000 islands, crystal clear waters and such a lovely way of life it’s a yachtsman’s paradise.

It’s still cheaper than many other places, including the UK, but a 10 metre berth will now cost around €50 a day and €4,500 per annum plus uplifts of between 10% to 75% in the more popular months. Some are cheaper and some much more expensive, usually according to demand and facilities. There are increasing variations in prices and it pays to shop around, if you can, though you will have limited choice for daily berths in July and August.

All of the marinas are pretty well equipped although the older ones have limited space for larger yachts. Some of them have been able to extend facilities and some of the new marinas are able to welcome superyachts with panache. The state owns just over 20 marinas - ACI Marinas. Most of the others are independently owned though there are a couple of organisations operating more than one marina.

We’ll be looking at individual marinas in more depth in subsequent postings but in the meantime, today’s photo shows the pontoons of Croatia’s newest marina Yachtclub Seget, near Trogir. Its pontoons are just to the left of the tree. On the peninsula jutting out to the right is Trogir Shipyard, surely also destined to become a marina before too long.

5 comments:

bublica said...

I am Croatian, i work as skipper here for 7 years now. Been to Greece recently and had a chance to work there and i think Croatia is too expensive. Moorings are free in Greece and in Croatia we rip off our tourists, why is that i can't explain...

Jane Cody said...

Thanks for the comment. I agree Croatia has got a lot more expensive than it was but then it does have a much better developed marina network than Greece. It's certainly not as expensive as Western Europe and has a lot more to offer than eg Spain or France.

sailing instructor said...

Thank you for providing us with the costs, this will help us in comparing marinas in different parts of the sea world, could you please provide us with the updates in-case the prices change?

Jane Cody said...

Thanks for your comment sailing instructor.

There will no doubt be a price rise in 2012. New prices are normally effective from April but some marinas leave it till the very last minute to announce them. We'll do out best to announce them in a timely fashion but if you keep an eye on the ACI marina website (link in post) that will give you a good idea of the average percentage rise everywhere.

Jane Cody said...

Anyone reading this post and comments may be interested in our May 2014 posting on marina prices for 2014