Uber launched its Speedboat Service in Croatia


Uber Technologies Inc launched its speedboat service in Croatia on Friday, connecting major tourist spots along the nation’s Adriatic coast.

UberBOAT, which offers speedboats for up to 12 individuals, has already been tested in Istanbul and Miami among different areas, and will work in Croatia amid the summer tourist season.

It will compete with other boat services along the Adriatic coast.

The service will be available, via the Uber application, from the cities of Split and Dubrovnik in the southern Adriatic and from the island of Hvar. The cost of hiring a speed boat for up to eight individuals to travel from Split to Hvar, for example, will cost HRK 2,600 ($400).

“UberBOAT offers two different services – transfer between the mainland and the island or speed boat rent for half-day or entire day trips … There is no possibility to remain overnight on the boat nor to hire the boat without skipper and sailors,” Uber said in an announcement.

The clients will be able to define their own itinerary amid daily trips or opt for an organised schedule involving some of the most popular destinations.

Croatia is a well known tourist destination in Europe with tourism accounting 18 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product.