Croatia remains a favorite nautical destination in Europe

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first_imgAfter another tourist boat charter season in the Mediterranean, Zizoo an online boat rental platform, reveals to us this year’s most sought-after summer destinations and the latest trends in the nautical world, based on a bianual industry report.From wedding fleets to this year’s most visited marinas, we bring you a brief overview of this year’s trends in nautical tourism, with an emphasis on Croatia, as a convincing number one destination.Top rated destinations in 2017If we take into account the growing popularity of Croatia as a tourist destination and the almost ideal sailing conditions it offers, we are not surprised that more than 64% of the total number of requests and a little more than half of Zizoo reservations in 2017 are for Croatia. The most sought after locations in Croatia were Split, then Pula, and Trogir. The second most sought-after destination was Greece, which accounted for 20% of the total number of charters this year.* 71% of German and more than 80% of Austrian clients chose the Croatian coast this year.* Almost 40% of American clients opted for Croatia, while slightly more than half were looking for a ship in Greece.* With clients from Great Britain, Croatia has overtaken the leading Greece this year.”As predicted, the areas with the largest number of charters were northern and central Dalmatia”, Says Sinan Masović, Zizoo’s CFO of Croatian origin. We are not surprised by the fact that D-Marin Marina Dalmacija in Sukošan, as the largest marina in Croatia and the winner of the award “Tourist Flower 2015” for the marina of the year, hosted the largest number of clients. It is followed by Split ACI Marina, Marina Mandalina (Šibenik) and Trogir ACI Marina.Boat brandsZizoo’s growing fleet in Croatia includes over 4,200 sailboats, catamarans, speedboats, motor yachts and dinghies. German and Austrian clients prefer to spend their holidays on models such as Bavaria, Beneteau and Jeanneau, while American and English clients prefer to book Lagoon catamarans or Elan sailboats. Larger groups of family and friends preferred the Bavaria Cruiser 46, as well as the 37, 40 and 50, while the most sought-after catamaran models were the Lagoon 380 and 39.* Of the total number of requests for sailboats, Germans and Austrians preferred to choose Bavaria Yachts sailboats, which make up as much as 35%, while 21% chose Jeanneau.* American and British customers, on the other hand, convincingly gave preference to Lagoon catamarans, which accounted for almost 65% of the total demand for catamarans.trendsAs Croatia continues to arouse interest among young travelers, both from the EU and the rest of the world, so the demand for authentic and unusual travel is growing. This season we have gathered a diverse clientele with a wide range of sailing experiences including:* Younger clientele eager for interesting experiences, who prefer to sail, often with a crew, instead of planned, commercial excursions.* Clients who have planned unique events such as weddings on 3 different ships, birthday parties at the gulet or various corporate trips.Also, thanks to the possibility of booking motor boats and speedboats in real time with one click on Zizoo, a large number are clients who spontaneously decide to rest on board in a one-day or weekend arrangement.Related news:EASY BOAT RENTAL – ZIZOO RECOGNIZED BY INVESTORSlast_img

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