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What is a motor boat:

A motor boat is a boat which is powered by an engine. Some motor boats are fitted with inboard engines, others have an outboard motor installed on the rear, containing the internal combustion engine, the gearbox and the propeller in one portable unit. Motor boats vary greatly in size and configuration, from the 4-meter, open center console type to the luxury mega-yachts.

How to rent a motor boat in Croatia:

First you will decide where is the place that you want to rent a motor boat from. Then you contact the marina and decide a few things like what model and type of yacht do you want, how big motor boat are you going to rent, how many cabins do you want in a yacht, do you want to take a skipper or not, when are you going and for how long, and in the end you eventually negotiate about the prices and discounts.

Where to rent a motor boat in Croatia:

Croatia has 48 marinas with about 12.500 berths on the sea and about 7.200 on land. The larger marinas have technical services, derricks, petrol stations and various commercial and catering services. About half of the marinas belong to the ACI Club (Adriatic Croatia International Club) and the others are independent. Of the twenty-one ACI marinas, seventeen are open during the year and four are open during the summer season only. So, you can rent a yacht wherever you want all along the Adriatic coast.

Sailing route:

Croatia has over 1000 islands so it would be a shame if you don’t see the more beauty you can. Sailing route depends if you’re looking for quite bays with no inhabitans, national parks, if you’re gourman and admirer of good wines or simply in search of rich night life. Always use Navigational guides of Adriatic provided on every boat to choose safe ports according to the weather conditions.

There are three the most usual winds blowing on this side of Adriatic:

Bura – NE wind blowing from mainland, with very strong gusts, usually in spring especially March, clear sunny sky but very unpleasant for sailing.
Jugo – SE wind, rough sea , rainy weather, typical for autumn and winter.
Maestral – NW wind, usual guest in summer in afternoon hours, good for sailing.

Other winds:

The burin, a north-easterly, blows in the summer from the mainland.
The tramontana is a type of bura; it is a northerly.
Another type of bura is the easterly levante.
Pulenat blows from west and lebić from south-west.

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