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Croatia – Water Sports Enthusiasts Safe!

Less than one per thousand of people returning home infected – water sports enthusiasts safe

Water sports enthusiasts in Croatia were least affected by coronavirus in 2020
With distance and decency, the water sport in the season 2020 in Croatia belonged to the safest vacation forms.

How safe is water sports when it comes to the coronavirus? SeaHelp asked this question in a survey involving 1213 water sports enthusiasts who had spent their vacations in Croatia, a country which, according to the Robert Koch Institute and the Austrian government, was responsible for a large number of infections in Germany caused by people returning from trips.

The inquiry revealed however a completely different picture: From the 1213 water sportsmen only three persons had become infected. And because surveys inevitably reveal a certain inaccuracy in their statements, the results could be validated by PCR tests conducted by KIRT Styria (KIRT stands for Kranken- und Intensivtransporte, editor’s note), which operates in Austria and Croatia: With his mobile test station he had, according to his information, taken 1178 tests in the marinas in Croatia from water sportsmen and had them examined in the laboratory of the Austrian MED University of Graz. Only one test turned out to be positive. Thus the result of the SeaHelp inquiry might be sufficiently validated.

PCR tests among water sports enthusiasts: Less than one per thousand infected in Croatia

The PCR tests, which the KIRT Styria took in Croatia and had examined in Austria, served as official evidence for the Austrian government authorities to free these travel returnees from the quarantine ordered in Austria at the time. This was therefore quasi an official document. However, one should also take into account a certain inaccuracy in the mass of tests – according to the German “Ärzteblatt”, a test with a specificity of 95% gives a false positive result in five out of 100 healthy people. If one considers that the person who tested positive was not alone on board and the rest of the crew tested “negative”, the statement is again put into perspective.

Risk of infection in Croatia not higher than in Germany or Austria

Even if it is difficult to waste thoughts on the coming water haven season in view of high infection numbers with the Coronavirus and a shift of the boat Duesseldorf on April already – it comes as surely as the Amen in at present still empty churches. And because then despite possible inoculations and sufficiently available Corona tests with numerous boat owners the fear, or however at least an unpleasant feeling also on board goes, SeaHelp points out that water sportsmen are exposed also in countries as for example Croatia to a clearly smaller infection risk. This news is nothing new in itself, but was sufficiently validated for the first time by the survey among water sports enthusiasts.

Returning travelers, especially water sports enthusiasts not responsible for spreading

But this statement, which describes water sports as an extremely safe form of vacation in times of the Corona pandemic, could also be groundbreaking for all water sports, but also for a country such as Croatia, to which one all too gladly wrongly attributed a complicity in the infection happening. This decision was ultimately also politically motivated in order to limit the flow of tourists to their own country and to boost the local tourism industry.

Croatia: Corona protection measures in marinas rated very good

However, the survey not only provided valuable data on the infection incidence among water sports enthusiasts but was also intended to shed light on the situation on-site in Croatia with regard to the possibility of infection with the coronavirus. When asked how the participants in the survey perceived the protective measures in the Croatian marinas, 42.6 % of the respondents described the measures, i.e. compliance with the rules of hygiene and the possibility of keeping the prescribed distance, as very good, 40.7 % as good and 8 % as satisfactory.

SeaHelp Survey Coronavirus infections during water sports vacations: Coronavirus protection measures marinas in Croatia
The Croatian marinas had already prepared themselves for appropriate protection of their guests at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Considerably more than 80% rated the measures as very good or good.

Croatian restaurants also did well

The survey participants rated the corresponding prescribed measures in Croatian restaurants almost as highly. A total of 28.6 % felt that the hygiene measures were very good, the vast majority of 40.8 % rated them as good, and as many as 15.9 % said they were satisfied with the protective measures against the coronavirus.

SeaHelp Survey Coronavirus infections during water sports vacations: Coronavirus protective measures Restaurants in Croatia
Predominantly good to very good: The protective measures against the coronavirus for restaurant visitors in Croatia.

Predominantly very good for corona measures of Croatian supermarkets

Croatian supermarkets received similar results when it comes to protecting their customers. 42.5 % considered them to be very good, while 38.6 % still thought they were good. No wonder, given that the Croats, at least in the north of the country, paid attention to the possibility of hand disinfection, distances even at the checkouts, and that the maximum number of customers in the supermarket was not exceeded.

SeaHelp Survey Coronavirus infections during water sports vacations: Coronavirus protection measures supermarkets in Croatia
The participants in the SeaHelp survey were also satisfied with compliance with the Corona rules in Croatian supermarkets.

Boat owners were the first to return to Croatia in 2020

However, one essential point should not be ignored: When Croatia relaxed its entry regulations in late spring, water sports enthusiasts were among the first guests to be allowed to visit the country again. A charter contract or the proof of a berth in one of the numerous Marinas was considered as the tickets to the probably most beautiful coasts of Europe. Also the Croatian government knew that the infection risk on board probably goes against zero and who behaves, similarly as also at home, responsibly in the Croatia vacation, should remain just as spared in Croatia from the Coronavirus as also at home.

Croatia’s economy dependent on tourism

Due to the high incidence figures, the government will take further strict measures by early 2021 at the latest, starting in December with a lockdown light, as is probably the case in most European countries. 20 % of Croatia’s economic output depends on tourism. After the gross domestic product has already fallen considerably this year, the Croatian government will hardly be able to afford to cancel the vacation season. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, a high number of vaccine doses and tests have been organized in order to be able to guarantee a safe stay for the 2021 season according to the circumstances.

Croatia’s success in 2020 should be repeated in 2021

In 2020 this finally worked, Croatia was one of the safest European vacation destinations in summer and was able to realize the highest number of foreign tourists of all vacation countries in Europe. This leap of faith should also bear fruit in 2021, especially since it has probably been recognized at the political level that travel returnees, especially not water sports enthusiasts, are to be regarded as drivers of new coronavirus infections, as the television appearance of the Austrian Chancellor Kurz made clear.

More info:
https://www.sea-help.eu/en/news-general/watersport-croatia-less-corona-infections/

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Christmas Counting with W/Charter

W/Charter team wants to invite you to our full of surprises Christmas Counting. Every day, staring Sunday 6th December you can open one calendar window and discover what is hidden behind it.
The presents 🎁 will be gathering until someone will book the charter, after the booking, we start again.
Keep discovering and be the first one who will gain the presents for your booking.
Don’t be to fast and don’t be to slow. Book in the best moment and don’t regret later!
We wish you a great Christmas Counting journey!

https://wcharter.de/pl/christmas2020

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Our statement on COVID_19


Coronavirus (COVID 19) in Croatia – All Information for our Clients in One Place
All you need to know about coronavirus in Croatia – the fresh news, information, official statements of Croatian Government, Ministry of Health and the Service of Civil Protection you can find here: www.koronavirus.hr/en
W/Charter increased to the maximum the flexibility of our terms to provide the best holidays for our clients. Coronavirus does not have to ruin your charter plans and unforgettable experience; you can save your reservation for a later date. We implemented special hygienic rules and measures, we are following all WHO guidelines

Special Cancellation Conditions:
At latest one month before that charter customers are entitled to cancel due to the following covid19-related reasons:
• lockdown in your country or in the country of embarkation at the date of departure.
• mandatory quarantine in your country or in the country of embarkation at the date of departure.
• travel ban issued by the government of your country with respect to the country of embarkation at the date of departure.
Once the booking has been fully paid, customers are entitled to choose between the following options:

  1. Receive a voucher for the amount already paid for a future charter, valid for 12 months from its issuance date to be used on the same yacht originally reserved.
  2. Reschedule the booking for a future date with no extra charge if they choose the same yacht and the same charter week.
    For any other cancellation reason, standard W/Charter General Charter Conditions will apply.
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Black Friday with W/Charter!

Book a motor yacht charter holiday for 2021!

B. Feel Safe! Free cancellation or change of date!
L. Book a week charter and get one extra week for only 1 EUR!
A. Plan your summer holiday now!
C. Get the best offer on the market
K. Don’t regret it later!

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Meet our fleet!

Sessa Marine Fly 47 Sid One

The yacht joined our fleet as a brand new in 2017.
The owner immediately decided to give him a mooring place in Marina Frapa in Rogoznica, Croatia, where the rest of our fleet station.
SID ONE, Sessa Marine Fly 47 is the yacht with 2x Volvo Penta IPS 600, very easy to manoeuvre.
The yacht has 3 cabins, 2 twin bed and one queen-size bed. Two heads, one with direct access from the master cabin and second with the access from the guest cabin and no-direct from the second guest cabin.
Big flybridge with Icemaker, fridge and grill, folding Bimini, table and comfortable sun pads.
In addition, sunbathing mattresses in the bow area, a hydraulic platform with Zar Mini 9 Tender on it and hydraulic gangway.

Sessa Marine Fly 47 2017

2 x Volvo Penta IPS 600 D6
14,27 m long
4,39 m wide
Fuel 2 x 636 L
Water 560 L
Max. speed 36,8 Knots
Cruising speed 24 Knots

Available for charter in Marina Frapa Rogoznica, Croatia!

The prices start at 7 900 Euro/week!

Included in price:

Sessa Marine Fly 47
Zar Mini 9 Tender with outboard engine
Mooring in Marina Frapa, Rogoznica
Bed linen and towels
Wi-Fi Internet
Welcome Pack

Book now, pay only 10% and get a special offer with the free cancellation!

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Meet our fleet!

Ferretti Yachts 450 Silver

The yacht joined our fleet as a brand new in June 2019, from the early beginning it was a best seller! We managed to give him a perfect mooring place close to other yachts from our fleet, just by the main entrance to magnificent Marina Frapa in Rogoznica, Croatia.
The yacht with a very spacy and comfortable inside, bride spaces, large sofa with table and folding 32’ TV. Fully equipped kitchen, with ceramic plate, oven, large fridge and freezer.
6 sleeping places, included in two double and one bunk bed cabins all with tropical, separated AC. Two heads, one with direct access from the master cabins and second with the access from VIP cabin and no-direct from the guest cabin. Big flybridge with Ice maker and fridge, folding Bimini, table and comfortable sun pads.
In addition, sunbathing mattresses in the bow area, hydraulic platform with Zar Mini 9 Tender on it and hydraulic gangway.

FERRETTI YACHTS 450

  • 2 x Cummins QSB 6,7 550 HP
  • 14,2 m long
  • 4,34 m wide
  • Fuel 1 400 L
  • Water 600 L

Available for charter in Marina Frapa Rogoznica, Croatia!

The prices start from 9 875 Euro/week!

Included in price:

  • Ferretti Yachts 450
  • Zar Mini 9 Tender with outboard engine
  • Mooring in Marina Frapa, Rogoznica
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Welcome Pack

Book now, pay only 10% and get a special offer with the free cancellation!

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PL LOT Airlines are now flying to Croatia

As COVID in Europe is slowly dying out and Croatia inputs only 0,026% to the global 10,2 million cases (note that Germany inputs 1,91% and Poland 0,33%), you can now fly to Croatia.

Polish airlines LOT flight offers include destinations such as Split, Dubrovnik and Zadar for only 199 PLN or 44,56 Euro (return).
Croatian coronavirus cases had risen in a past few days very rapidly, but apparently everything is under control, because daily cases are, again, starting to drop, so there is nothing special to worry about. Especially on the sea, where you are nowhere near strangers and that means nowhere near the dangers of the COVID-19.
As the holiday season is upon us, you better contact us and charter your chosen yacht now, and don’t regret it later!

More info:

bartosz@wcharter.de

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0 new COVID cases again in Croatia today, active cases drop below 100

ZAGREB, May 26, 2020 (CW/Hina) – For the second day in a row, there have been zero new COVID-19 cases reported in Croatia in the last 24 hours, the national crisis management team said in a statement on Tuesday.

After zero new cases on Saturday and Monday, and just one new case on Sunday, there have been no new COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday, leaving the total tally of cases at 2,244.

There was one COVID-19-related fatality reported in the last 24 hours. The current death toll stands at 101. 

As you see, Croatia is the best destination for a motor yacht charter.
Beautiful as always, sunny as always, safe and waiting for all of you!

More info:

https://www.croatiaweek.com/0-new-covid-cases-again-in-croatia-today-active-cases-drop-below-100/

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Your questions and answers related to the charters in Croatia.

Dear all,
the pack of official statements regarding the holidays and yacht charter in Croatia you can find here:

https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212

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