When someone asks you about the fuel consumption of a passenger car the issue is so common that the answer comes to you. A small and very economical one consumes 5l/100 km, a larger one 7.5l and a very large SUV 10-12l. To the question of how much a yacht consumes, that is, what is the fuel consumption of a yacht, the answer is more complicated. It all depends on the type and size of the vessel. Consumption is most often determined in operating hours, but this is not always the most practical, as you will read later 🙂

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Yacht charters are not only an attractive way to spend a holiday on the water. Yachts are also chartered to organise all sorts of events of an integrative or training nature, to hold a business meeting in discreet yet attractive circumstances. Some people get married on a yacht or celebrate birthdays or various anniversary parties. Yachts are also chartered to compete in regattas. Depending on the client’s needs, yacht charter can take different forms and involve different ranges of related services.

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When my adventure with Italy began in earnest, I was only seventeen years old. The year before, I had stepped on Italian soil for the first time, but it wasn’t until my second trip – four weeks in Sicily organised on my own – that I was to have my breakthrough and influence the rest of my life. In Sicily, I settled in Syracuse, a city famous since antiquity, whose very distinctive location with its old town on the island of Ortigia makes for a large, spacious harbour. Part of this harbour, called Marina Piccola, is the base for local fishermen and the other part, Marina Grande, is for yachts.

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When you spend your holidays in a hotel, you are used to the fact that there will always be electricity in the socket. When you enter a room, you look around the walls to plug in your computer, camera or other devices. Although you will find the same sockets on the yacht, electricity will not always be there. In the majority of cases, there is electricity 220V on the boat only when the boat is plugged in at the marina. 

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From 1 January 2023, Croatia enters the Eurozone. The exchange rate has been set at 7.53450 kuna per 1 euro. This is great news for sailors from the Eurozone and beyond. You will no longer have to bother with the currency exchange and the problem of leftover Kuna after the holidays will disappear. In addition, questions such as in which currency the deposit, final cleaning or extras are payable will no longer arise.

This is also an advantage for people with a currency other than the euro, as you can use the money left over from holidays in many other countries such as Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece.

Leaving aside the charter fees themselves, when going to a restaurant or for a drink it is probably easier for anyone to analyse prices in Euros than in Kuna and comparing prices with other European resorts less troublesome. 

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Croatia is changing its currency to the Euro, but what about the Kuna?

Do you still have Kuna from last summer and wonder if they will be lost? Not at all! Kuna will be in circulation until the end of 2023. From 5 September this year, all retail and service outlets will have to accept payments in both euros and kunas. Prices in both currencies will then appear on shop shelves. This transition period will last until the end of 2023, after which the euro will be the only currency.

Are there any downsides to Croatia joining the Eurozone? The only downside we can think of at the moment is a possible increase in prices, as happened in some European countries after the change to the Euro. However, hopefully in this case it will be different. 

With sailing greetings
Klaudia from YACHTIC.com

When you book a room in a hotel, you are used to having everything prepared for you and not having to worry about anything. However, bed linen and towels on a yacht are not the rule, at least not everywhere. In addition to the yacht charter itself, you also pay a cleaning fee, and its range varies. It all depends on the offer of the operator, but mainly on the country where you charter the yacht.

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Using a mobile phone abroad and especially the internet on your phone can be very expensive. However, when cruising, the internet on a yacht is something that it is difficult to imagine functioning without today. From checking the weather, route details to simple entertainment (e.g. a movie during bad weather). That’s why, just like in homes, the internet has also arrived on yachts 😉

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Until recently, when planning your cruise, you had to pay special attention to the safety rules in force in the charter country, and sometimes also in the countries on the route. Fortunately, the restrictions have been gradually lifted for the past few weeks, mainly in countries with high tourist income. Luckily for all yachting enthusiasts, Croatia, the Mecca of sailors, is one of them.

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