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Old 17 January 2014, 15:08   #1
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Dubrovnik - Rib Rental

Just wondered if anybody had any recommendations for renting a Rib in Dubrovnik. A Google suggests there are a number of companies offering both bareboat and with Skipper. Not looking to do anything in particular - probably just potter about in the local area and stop somewhere for lunch.

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Old 17 January 2014, 18:04   #2
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Hi - we rented two ribs for a week in Trogir last year. The company we used is possibly too far away to help you but just as a price comparison this is who we used - Speed boats / RIB - charter – Croatia – Charter — Aventur Charter Croatia - motor boats, luxury yachts, sailboats, catamarans, gullets and RIB dealership - the owner of Aventur is very resourceful and may even be able to recommend a company for you to deal with or even supply a boat.
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Thanks for the link. A useful comparison.

Can I ask if the RIB you hired was properly equipped - buoyancy aids, kill cord, etc. Looking at the photos on some web sites there is no sign of buoyancy aids etc and I just wondered if safety expectations are perhaps not so high as we might expect in the UK.

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Hi there
I am going to Croatia with my own rib a couple of years now.
The regulations are a bit different inCroatia yes!!! The police is always near and what they really check is your speed. You cannot speed along the mainland within a distance of 300m.And some areas have also speed restrictions: you cross that line and they will catch you and have you paid some heavy fines (150eur at the least)
So a good understading of this is essential. If you rent a rib they will have a local sign; then they are more toleraring but for foreigners??????
no need to wear life jackets though, but i guess everything you need is supplied by the people whe rent the rib!!!!! and they have a very good understanding with the local police!!!
A very nice country to explore by rib!!!!! wish i could join you and show you around (Trogir, Split, Hvar, to much to mention......
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A fantastic place to boat and never saw any police in the week I was there. We hired a 6.5 rib with 150hp Honda. Not the fastest boat but well equipped and perfect for the job. No need for wet weather gear, if it rains take your t shirt off!
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no need to wear life jackets though,
Because the water has magical properties and will turn you on your back and float you there till help arrives?
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Old 01 February 2014, 09:45   #7
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Because the water has magical properties and will turn you on your back and float you there till help arrives?
Hey sorry
Yes i am always wearing my life jacket here in Belgium and on the Norhtsea bcoz most of the time i like to push it hard and ofcourse our conditions are also different! SO YES I AM IN FAVOUR OF WEARING LIFE JACKETS.

What i wanted to point out is that the weather in Croatia (in summer time) is quiet nice and warm and IF you are on the rib with more persons that can drive the boat, you can obviously think of not wearing a life jacket. I have my life jackets always with me though, ALWAYS. Why? Bcoz the largest waves i have been driving in are those in Croatia!! So yes you are right to be sure the life jackets are in good order in case the weather changes!! But a whole day in the burning sun with a life jacket on, will create a nice tan on your body (lol). And maybe thr dolphins around can save your life too!!!!
So please, yes make sure the life jackets are present!! As well as an anchor bcoz most shorelines are stoney ones!!! and some sun protection lotion is maybe (no surely) much more needed.....bcoz the sun will kill you probably before you get drowned.
So thx for pointing out we at Ribnet are responsible sailors (ribbers)
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A fantastic place to boat and never saw any police in the week I was there. We hired a 6.5 rib with 150hp Honda. Not the fastest boat but well equipped and perfect for the job. No need for wet weather gear, if it rains take your t shirt off!
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I guess you are very lucky then. They even survey with helicopters and will inform their counterparts on the water to stop you.....Lots of us being there for a couple of times can confirm this. I am speaking in the region from Rab and Krk and more to the south to Sibenik and Trogir.....Every year there accidents with people hit by boats that is why they survey.....
But a fantastic place to boat, spot dolphins, moor and eat delicious food for a very fair price!!! If you want to fish, make sure you have a permit (meaning paid taxes)....
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