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Skipper's License

Skipper's License Croatia


According to Croatian law, at least one person on the vessel must possess valid Navigational and VHF licences. If you want to charter a yacht but don’t want to hire a skipper, then you must have valid licences in addition to sailing experience.


Navigational and VHF licences in Croatia are issued by Port Authorities. If your licence has been issued in a foreign country, please check whether it is valid for Croatian territorial waters. To obtain a skipper’s license, one must take classes and pass an exam that includes theoretical and practical elements. If you want to bareboat charter, you must send us copies of your licences in advance to confirm the booking. If there is something wrong with your papers, we will inform you immediately.

You also need to have the original copies with you on-board, so don’t forget to take them. Croatian laws are very strict on this matter, and it is impossible to charter a boat without all the necessary documents.

  1. List of valid nautical certificates for bareboat charter in Croatia (PDF).

BOAT LIDER  LICENSE CATEGORY C  (International licence with included VHF - recognized worldwide)

Scope (Target audience) : The course is conducted in accordance to the requirements of the Regulations of boats and yachts (National gazette NN #13/2020., #52/2020.). 

Objective : After successful completion of the course the trainees will be competent to handle and manage:

  • All types of BOATS
  • All types of YACHTS up to 30 GT (for private and commercial purposes)

*Definitions of a BOAT, YACHT;

A BOAT is a vessel intended for navigation at sea which is authorized to carry a maximum of 12 passengers, the hull length of which is greater than 2.5 meters and less than or equal to 15 meters, or the total power of propulsion devices greater than 5 kW.

A YACHT is a vessel for sports and leisure, regardless of whether it is used for personal needs or for comercial activity, and whose hull length is greater than 15 meters and which is intended for a longer stay at sea. The term "intended for a longer stay at sea" means appropriate conditions of accommodation and stay that allow persons on a yacht to stay longer autonomously at sea, primarily from the aspect of protection and safety.

Approved by :

  1. MINISTRY OF MARITIME AFFAIRS, TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE OF REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
  2. CROATIAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING

*More info. about definitions, Croatian Maritime Law according to Regulations of boats and yachts;

  1. (National gazette NN #13/2020., #52/2020.).

How to get licence:

*On our course you will obtain all necessary theorectical and practical knowledge needed to pass the exam. The exam is held near Our Base in Šibenik Port Authority building. This is the same location where participants show their docking skills on the Academy training boat. The entire administration and exam procedure lasts a couple of hours – depending on the number of participants.

Course content: 

  • Navigation (sailing)
  • Basic knowledge of motor repairs and maintenance
  • Maritime law, meteorology and first aid
  • Boat maneuvering and collision avoidance
  • Maritime radio communication service
  • Safety at sea
  • Docking, undocking a boat under different sets of circumstances 
  • Points of sailing, basic sailing 

Duration: 7 days (three days - theory, four days - practical)

Base: Marina Mandalina Šibenik - Office World Yachting Charter

Boat: ELAN IMPRESSION 444, OCEANIS 50

Prerequisite : 

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Identification card or passport
  • 3 passport size colored photographs 3x3,5 com
  • Medical exam issued by Occupational health practice in Republic of Croatia ( *optional we can organize for group - last for few hours. Price per person 65 EUR)

Note to client : After successful completion of the course and examination at the Harbour Office candidates will receive a Boat Leader’s Licence Category C  a issued by the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of Republic of Croatia. *This license is recognized worldwide.

Validity of the Certificate: With a Boat Leader’s Licence Category C, all boats can be operated, as well as yachts up to 30 gross tonnage (and for commercial purposes) and are issued for a period of five years. It is renewed with a valid certificate of healthworthiness of a member of a crew of naval vessels, boats and yachts issued by a licensed physician.

Chartering a Yacht with the Category C licence, you can manage your own or a rented boat / yacht charter worldwide. When renting, a charter agency will check what your licence allows you to rent. In practice, it is most all sailboats of various sizes – like Elan Impression 444Oceanis 50 Familly. Also, catamarans are very popular, so you can rent Lagoon 440 or similar models. For motor boats, we can offer Marco Polo 12.

PRICE PER PERSON: 990 EUR + VAT 25%

Discount: 5% for group (minimum 5pax)

PRICE INCLUDES: Theoretical lecture, course materials, practical lecture on sailboat, professional skipper instructor, boat, accommodation on boat, bednlinen, gas for the kitchen, safety equipment, Log Book, T-shirt, inflatable dinghy, outboard engine, final cleaning, exam and organization-paperwork, tourist tax, Medical exam issued by Occupational health practice in Republic of Croatia. 

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: fuel, marina fee, food and beverages, personal insurance, 3 passport size coloured photographs, VAT 25%.
 

BOAT LIDER LICENSE CATEGORY B ​​ (only for territorial waters of Croatia!)

Scope (Target audience) : The course is conducted in accordance with the requirements of article 52. of the Regulations of boats and yachts (National gazette NN #27/2005).

Objective : After successful completion of the course the trainees will be competent to operate up to 12 Nm from coast and islands:

  • Passenger boats up to 3 Nm from coast and islands
  • Cargo and fishing boats
  • All type’s of pleasure boats
  • Pleasure Yachts up to 30 GT
  • Charter Yachts up to 30 GT without professional crew

Course content : 

  • Navigation (sailing)
  • Basic knowledge of motor repairs and maintenance
  • Maritime law and meteorology
  • Boat manoeuvring, safety and first aid
  • Maritime radio communication service

Duration: 5 hours theoretical + practical course 12h

Prerequisite : 

  • At least 16 years of age
  • Identification card or passport
  • 2 passport size coloured photographs 3x3,5 cm

Approved by :

  1. MINISTRY OF MARITIME AFFAIRS, TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE OF REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
  2. CROATIAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING

Note to client: After successful completion of the course and examination at the Harbour Office candidates will receive a Boat Leader’s License Category B issued by the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia.

How to get licence

*On our 3 day course,  you will obtain all necessary knowledge needed to pass the obligatory exam consists of the theoretical part onlyThe exam is held near Our Base in Šibenik Port Authority buildingThe entire administration and exam procedure lasts for a couple of hours, depends on the number of exam participants.

With the category B licence, you can manage your own or a rented boat /yacht in charter, ONLY in Croatian territorial waters. When renting, a charter agency will check what your licence allows. In practice, it is most all sailboats of various sizes – like Elan Impression 444, Oceanis 50 Familly. Also catamarans are very popular, so you can rent various types of Lagoon or similar models. For motor boats, we can offer Marco Polo 12.

PRICE PER PERSON: 550 EUR + VAT 25%

  1. More info 

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