Fair Wind Yacht Charter
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Fair Wind is a family run yacht charter company based in ACI marina Split. The fleet consists of the newest models of well - equipped, perfectly maintained and spotlessly clean sailboats and catamaran. Boats are offered for bareboat, skippered or crewed charter on a weekly, Saturday - Saturday, basis but also in some periods of the season can be chartered for shorter periods, from one day to a few days. Ivana & Paško, owners of the company and the boats, are dedicated to providing their guests the sailing holidays in Croatia they will remember for a lifetime. Contact us and tell us what your requests are and we will tailor an offer just for you.
Split, Croatia

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Matt W
2 contributions
Sep 2022
We rented a Bavaria 46 - 'Fair Wind'. The boat was in great condition and well equipped, including bow thrusters which is a must for Split ACI Marina - super narrow channels when full at the weekends, but also really helpful whenever you are mooring. Charter company were really helpful in getting us set, and also sending us warnings/ check ups during the trip.

Croatia and the Split area is an awesome place to sail. Something for everyone with quiet deserted bays through to hustling and bustling cities. First time going there in September - We had no issues with crowding at any of our stop overs, not even needing to put a line ashore which is really common but tedious throughout much of the Med. You do need to book Marina's in advance though so be warned! Quite a lot of mooring bouys available at cost or including with dining which was helpful and super easy at times. Weather was warm but not hot and we did need fleeces occasionally when sailing. There was plenty of wind with 5 of 7 days having enough to sail all day, although the direction would change really quickly and also around islands so you do need to plan carefully and have back up plans in place if you are intending to do longer transits under sail.

Highly recommend this company and we may very well be back. We love Croatia and felt welcome wherever we went.
Written November 6, 2022
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Dear Matthew, Thank you very much for this glorious review and a short but detailed recap of your sailing experience in Croatia. It is the greatest pleasure for us to hear you may well be back. We look forward to seeing you and your family again. Best wishes, Ivana
Written November 9, 2022
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Mark C
Edinburgh, UK11 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We hired the catamaran for 7nights to sail from Split around the islands. We were a family group of 4 plus two friends. We were skippered by Luca who was amazing, friendly, informative and helped make the whole experience the joy that it was. From first contact with Ivana to the last she could not have been more helpful even when there was a little issue with the generator Ivana handled it perfectly and professionally. If I could have rated Fair Winds 6 stars I would have and would recommend for anyone who wants to have a trip of a lifetime and be in safe hands then book with Fair Winds.
Written July 28, 2022
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Dear Mark, It is indeed highly appreciated that you took from your time to write and post this brilliant review. Thank you very much and apologies for the delay in replying to it but the season has been rather busy. It is the greatest pleasure for us to hear that you had stunning sailing from Split and that it wasn't spoilt with the generator issue. We hope to see you and your family again sometime in the future. Best wishes, Ivana
Written August 24, 2022
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Alexander F
1 contribution
Jun 2022
We (2 adults + 1 kid) chartered in June 22 for 2 weeks our first time in Croatia and decided for a Bavaria 37 from Fair Wind. From the first contact with Iwana until we left the boat the communication was always open, friendly and fast. So we felt in good hands and got all necessary information that we needed.
The 7 year old SY was in a really good condition. The best was that the equipment of the daily life products were much better then we are used from German Charter Companies. So we felt from the first moment very welcome and home on the boat.
During the trip our boat hook broken. I wrote a SMS to fairwind and ask for a marine store close to the port. Instead of a recommendation i received a new hook via ferry within 4 hours. Really great service!
Finally the handover of the boat is very fast and uncomplicated.

We highly recommend Fair Wind and we are sure to come back within the next years
Written July 21, 2022
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Dear Alexander, Thank you very much for posting this thorough and glowing review since a satisfied client is the best possible reward we can get in this business. We look forward to seeing you and your family within the next years. Warm regards, Ivana
Written August 24, 2022
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Rosa947
Malcesine, Italy51 contributions
Sep 2022
It was our third time with Fair Wind which is enough recommendation. Always 100% service and everything we asked for was applied.
This trip we didn't have any plan, which is not recommended, as the ports are very busy and you really have to think ahead, specially for the first week, we took two weeks. Even if you want to stay on a buoy you should plan and book.
The most special stay this trip was on the Island Scedro, we recommend an overnight stay there. The only negative thing was that prices have really hit the sky in restaurants and ports, as four years ago we didn't even think about prices, now we could see the difference.
Written September 23, 2022
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Dear Rosa, Thank you very much for trusting us with your sailing holidays for the third time. It is the nicest music to our ears to hear that you had a great vacation in Dalmatia. Indeed the prices went up but that is the thing everywhere in the world after Corona years I guess. I just hope they will not continue raising. Thank you for taking the time to write and post this splendid review, we highly appreciate it. I hope the third is not the last time you sailed with us and hopefully we see you back before too long. Best wishes, Ivana & Paško
Written October 3, 2022
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Daniel Hansen
10 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Booking a sailboat through Fair Wind was one of the best things my wife and I ever have done. Sailing in Croatia was simply stunning, and Fair Wind did an exceptional job providing us with outstanding service and ensuring we were well taken care of during the entire process.

From our initial inquiry, we received prompt, professional information and once booked, we continued receiving all the necessary information to prepare for our trip. Once in the country, we were welcomed and given a thorough overview of the boat (we rented the Bravaria 37) and sailing intel. Everything was perfect.

Everything was available to us in English and clear. Even our most simple questions were promptly and professionally answered.

The service and pricing were excellent and we highly recommend booking with Fair Wind to anyone considering a charter in Croatia.

We will definitely be coming back to Croatia and will be chartering with Fair Wind every time.
Written October 15, 2020
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Dear Daniel, We are delighted that you enjoyed your sailing trip in Croatia. Thank you for taking from your time to review us, it is highly appreciated and super helpful. We look forward to your return, hopefully, with the whole family. In the meantime, we wish you to stay well and safe. Warm regards from sunny Split Ivana & Paško
Written October 16, 2020
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MHuszar
Edinburgh, UK3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
We rented a Bavaria 37 cruiser sailing yacht for a week. Our overall experience was excellent, the best chartering in Croatia so far! :)
Communication and booking was smooth, Ivana was very responsive and thorough. We took the deposit waiver option for extra peace of mind. They even reserved a parking spot for us with their own car, which was a blessing because the marina’s parking lot was full on Saturday afternoon. The initial check of the boat was a little “tour” with Paško. He went through everything that we should know, and answered all our questions. Initial paperwork was quick and efficient. The boat was in excellent condition for its age, very well maintained and full of thoughtful extras that are needed for this make and are often missing at other charters. (E.g. an extra plug in-light for the cockpit). The galley (kitchen) utensils were also very functional (cheese grater also, which is again rare…). Engine worked well, sails and rigging great, and it’s even equipped with a heating system. We had a great time, sailed over 150 M in a week. Cabins and berths were nice and clean, comfortable, bedding linens and towels all spotless. Disembarkation, checking the boat and final paperwork also went well and smoothly - no problems, very kind and understanding approach again. At the end they sent us the GPS tracking data what we did, which was very useful for completing the skipper’s logbook.
I would like to highlight the costumer service aspect - Ivana and Paško show great personal interest in their business which shows on many levels. They are of course personally engaged with customers, but also their employees. They have a great team, staff are also polite and very nice.
Highly recommend!
Written September 28, 2022
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Dear Máté, Thank you very, very much for taking time from your busy schedule to write this thorough and detailed review that covers all aspects of your experience with us. We indeed highly appreciate it since it is excellent feedback for us and plenty of helpful information for our future clients. We hope to see you and your crew back soon. Best wishes, Ivana
Written September 30, 2022
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James G
1 contribution
May 2022
We chartered a Fair Winds Lagoon 40 for 2 weeks with children and young grandchildren. We had a superb trip, and Ivana's and Pasko's professionalism, organisation, support and friendliness before and during the charter were outstanding. This, together with their responsiveness and attention to detail, set them apart from many other charter companies, in our view. The boat was very well kitted out and I would have no hesitation in recommending Fair Winds to anyone who is considering exploring that part of the Dalmatian Coast.
Written June 13, 2022
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Glen C
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates48 contributions
Aug 2022
We chartered the Bavaria 41 "Morning Breeze" and we couldn't have been happier with the boat. Everything about it was perfect, it had everything we needed on board, everything in good working order and it was spotlessly clean throughout.

Even better was the service and communication we received from the very first contact with Fair Wind. All my communication was with Ivana who always responded incredibly quickly, patiently answering my (many!) questions with lots of details so there were no surprises when the time came for us to begin our charter.
We had arranged to stay in Croatia after our charter was complete and therefore had extra luggage which would have been a struggle on the boat - Ivana was kind enough to store that for us.

Also, while they obviously can't always guarantee it, our boat was ready for us much earlier than expected so we were able to set sail much earlier. That truly started our trip in the nicest possible way.

We also hired a skipper as, although I have the day skipper qualification, I felt I needed to build some experience. My one piece of advice for anyone in a similar position is to ensure that you communicate with the skipper in advance as much as possible so everyone is clear on expectations.

All in all, we had an amazing trip, learned a lot about sailing in Croatia and spent every day going from one amazing place to another, swimming in many of the beautiful bays and seeing all the amazing sights that the islands have to offer. We will definitely be back and will definitely be using Fair Wind again.
Written August 19, 2022
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Dear Glen, Vow, what to say, this is THE REVIEW, not only fantastic but a very thorough, covering all aspects of your holiday experience holidays. It is indeed very highly appreciated that you took from your busy schedule to write it and post it. Thank you very much. It is the greatest reward we can get in this business is hearing that our clients had a perfect experience and plan to be back. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Ivana
Written August 25, 2022
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Ana T
Solin, Croatia2 contributions
Jun 2021
We had a wonderful week sailing on Wild Wind, an Elan Impression 494. The boat was in excellent condition, well equipped and spotlessly clean.
We were a group of 6, 3 adults, and 3 teenagers, and this trip was great for everyone (and you know how hard is to impress a teenager).
The Fair Wind team (Ivana and Pasko) provided exceptional service from start to finish and our skipper Mise was experienced, friendly and helpful.
I would highly recommend Fair Wind to anyone who is considering a sailing holiday.
Written July 4, 2021
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Dear Ana, We cannot tell you how highly appreciated is your taking time from your very busy schedule to write this splendid review. It is a great pleasure for us to hear that you had fantastic sailing holidays onboard our Wild Wind skippered by Miše. Especially glad to hear that your 3 teenagers were impressed :-) Hope to see you back for another sailing trip before too long. Best wishes Ivana
Written July 5, 2021
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Éda Glória P
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
We chartered a Bavaria 37 Cruiser sailing boat from Fair Wind, and were totally satisfied with the boat and the services overall. The boat was well equipped, clean and in good working order, the handover was professional and smooth, the people at Fair Wind were all kind and friendly, admin was easy. We really enjoyed our sailing holiday and will be back - thank you Fair Wind!
Written September 27, 2022
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Dear Eda, it is such a compliment for us to hear that you were totally satisfied with the boat and services and plan to come back :-). Thank you very much for taking the time to write and post this brilliant review of your experience with us. We are looking forward to seeing you again, hopefully before too long. Best wishes, Ivana & Paško
Written October 3, 2022
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