Sailing Croatia launched its first Yacht charter reportrevealing that the call of the sea is stronger than ever with a huge increase in demand for sailing holidays in 2022 and a clear preference for Croatia as the ideal destination for one.
The report confirms that Croatia is the most popular sailing destination in 2022 – with more than 38% of yacht charter bookings worldwide taking place in the country and interest in Google search increasing by 124% by compared to searches for “sailing in Croatia” in 2021.
The small vessel operator noted that overall online searches for “sailboat charter” and “catamaran charter” increased by 22% and 21% respectively, compared to 2021, and that there were more than 27,000 average monthly searches for the keyword “Yacht rental”.
Grant Seuren, Director of Sail Croatia, explains: “With bucket list vacations firmly on the agenda, we are seeing many more families and groups of friends looking to reconnect and recharge on relaxing private yacht tours…and this trend is set to continue in 2023 with private yacht tour bookings up more than 100% already.There’s no better way to sit back, relax and explore the beautiful Croatian coast in a more independent and at your own pace.
The report offers the most comprehensive overview of the global yacht charter market in 2022, revealing that the average price of a yacht charter in 2022 was €4,420.
Monohulls have proven to be the preferred vessel choice, with sailing yachts accounting for 65% of yacht charter vessels globally, and Bavaria has been named the world’s most popular yacht brand, accounting for 19% of the global fleet yacht charter in 22. .
58% of sailboats worldwide are less than 5 years old, showing a clear increase in new builds across the industry.
Sail Croatia offers bareboat yacht charters and private yacht excursions, all departing from Split, Croatia, and sailing around the breathtaking coastline and nearby islands.
Skippers are included on all private yacht excursions, meaning no sailing experience is necessary. Itineraries are flexible and prices start from €2,989 for a 7-day private browsing experience.
For more information, visit the Sail Croatia website: Private yacht excursions.