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Beginning May 1, charter rules in Croatia will change, allowing vessels smaller than 40m to charter and charging VAT on all charters while in Croatian waters.
According to the European Committee for Professional Yachting (ECPY), Croatian charter regulations currently state:
Beginning May 1, the Croatian government will implement the following changes for the 2017 season:
1.Non-EU-flagged commercial yachts under 40m will be allowed to charter;
Such a move would align Croatia with other EU Member States’ implementation of a common regulatory framework across the EU.
According to agents SOS Yachting Croatia, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs issues a limited number of licenses every year and demand is expected to be high. Licenses can be purchased through a licensed ship agent and are valid for the entire calendar year.
For more information, visit www.ecpy.org or www.sosyachting.com.