Croatia is without a doubt one of several most desirable global destinations for sport sailing as well as recreational sailing. Apart from its exceptional and indented coastline the other reason is a well-developed nautical infrastructure.
Seventy-one modern marina with more than 18.000 berths, a great number of waterfronts, small town ports and sport clubs which embrace every year more than 130.000 boats and yahts under Croatian flag and 60.000 boats under the flags from all over the world that sail into Croatian waters. When it comes to bareboat charter, Croatia is a country with the largest number of such boats which are a holiday home to more than half a milion people who spend their summer or a part of their summer holidays in Croatia.
Such a number of boats and people requires a wide range of high level services. The Eastern part of the Adriatic has a network of shipyards for refit, service wokshops for marine engines of all manufacturers and nautical equipment, sail repair and more than fifty petrol stations for boats and yachts. In order to provide maximum safety for sailors and their boats, there is a complex system of Safety and Rescue at sea (SAR) which involves coast guard, police, port authorities and other institutions such as commercial companies which provide help at sea and many voluntary organizations as well as many volunteers.
To have a memorable sailing experience with the Mediterranean flavour, there are numerous restaurants and taverns especially for sailors.