UberBoat is launching a speedboat service along the Croatian coast.




Sometimes an Uber speedboat is better than a car.

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

UberBoat, which offers speedboats for up to 12 people, has already been tested in Istanbul and Miami, among others, and will operate in Croatia during the summer tourist season.

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

The service will be available, via the Uber app, from the cities of Split and Dubrovnik in the southern Adriatic as well as from the island of Hvar. The price of renting a speedboat for up to eight people to travel from Split to Hvar, for example, will cost 2,600 kuna ($ 400).

“UberBoat offers two different services – the transfer between the mainland and the island or the rental of a speed boat for half-day or full-day trips … There is no possibility to spend the night on the boat nor to rent the boat without a captain and crew, ”Uber said in a statement.

Users will be able to set their own itinerary for daily commutes or opt for an organized schedule involving some of the most popular destinations.

Croatia is a popular tourist destination in Europe, with tourism accounting for 18% of the country’s gross domestic product.



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