Online Boat Registration: Clearance in Croatia 2024
The year 2024 is anticipated to offer a more relaxed experience for boating enthusiasts compared to the previous year. In 2023, two significant changes occurred for yacht owners, making vacationing in Croatia easier – entry into the Schengen area and the adoption of the Euro as the official currency.
Joining the Schengen area represents the most substantial and pivotal change as border abolition facilitates travel to desired destinations. Whether on land or at sea, the removal of borders allows seamless travel from one Schengen state to another. Thanks to online registration via our form (LINK), it is now possible to sail directly into your dream bay from other EU country, saving time and hassle.
The second major change from 2023 is the adoption of the euro, simplifying tourism business operations by eliminating the need for currency conversion. This also aids guests in comparing prices. The requirement for dual price displays on invoices, present in 2023, is no longer in effect as of 01.01.2024, but a gradual phasing out of this practice is expected.
Clearance in Croatia 2024
At the start of this year, no visible changes have occurred in the issuance procedures or fees. However, there have been announcements indicating potential alterations in regulations concerning the entry of foreign vessels and the issuance of vignettes. These changes might be implemented by the summer of 2024.
Possible amendments in regulations could involve the issuance of vignettes for unregistered boats. Once these adjustments are implemented, unregistered vessels will no longer be eligible to acquire vignettes or sail in Croatian waters.
In some European Union countries, vessel registration is not compulsory for domestic water navigation. For instance, in Italy, vessels up to 10.00 meters don’t require registration for navigating Italian waters. Currently, Croatia tolerates such unregistered vessels not only from Italy but also from other countries. If this policy changes, such vessels will need to register for navigation in Croatian waters. These potential modifications are likely to impact a smaller group of boaters, and we’ll promptly inform you if they take effect.
Online Boat Registration 2024
All navigation fees (vignettes/permits) issued in 2023 were valid until 31.12.2023., becoming invalid at the end of the calendar year, regardless of their issuance date. Therefore, it’s advisable to register promptly using our Online boat registration form (LINK) rather than waiting until the last moment before your vacation.