Montenegro’s neighbour to the north is an obvious magnet for sailors. Blessed with some 3,626 miles of coast (if its 1,246 scattered islands are taken into consideration), Croatia arguably provides more choice of routes than any other European country. Sail Croatia (0800 193 8289; sail-croatia.com) trades on this, offering a wealth of vessels for bareboat charter. All are based at Split Marina – including the Nax, a Lagoon 39 catamaran that sleeps up to 12 and is available for €4,910 (£4,387) for a week starting on September 16.