The largest autumn boat show in the region, the Biograd Boat Show, is the event with the highest growth rate and this year it was held from October 17 to October 20 at the Kornati Marina
The boat show in Biograd na Moru is recognized for the special hospitality of the whole team that is behind this unique event. The event is enriched by the quality infrastructure of the organizer, Ilirija d.d., which includes the Kornati Marina, Ilirija hotels with their restaurants and all the related facilities.
A significant part of the Biograd Boat Show is business-to-business activity, and this year the show offered even more new business opportunities. In order to meet the request of a large number of Croatian yacht charter companies, a new two-day business event was organized – Croatia Charter Expo. After the boat show, the exhibitors unanimously stated that this event had exceeded their expectations, which is very important because Croatia has by far the largest number of charter yachts in the world.
The 21st Boat Show in Biograd na Moru was attended by over 400 exhibitors with over 350 vessels, with record interest from local and international exhibitors.
Once again, the Nautika team was a media partner of the event, and we really made the most of our visit and the October autumn days. We headed for the coast, took part in the 21st Biograd Boat Show and participated in filming of the premieres and sea trials of the latest models of vessels produced in the Balkans.
It is difficult to make a selection of models to be singled out. However, Adriatic Wave company, which showcased the new Absolute Navetta 52 yacht, really deserves praise every time. They also showed that 3-year-old boats of this Italian manufacturer can look as if they had just arrived from the shipyard.
The Aquila catamarans are conquering markets worldwide very quickly. Their model 44, with its constantly evolving classic design, provides a spectacular 360-degree view and offers all the comfort required for longer navigation.
Atal, a Slovenian company, specially at the BBS presented a new member of the Greenline family, Model 45 Fly.
The Pearlsea 40, beaming on the water for the very first time, simply could not go unnoticed, both in the marina, as well as underway, proudly sliding on the horizon.
Each day of the boat show, the sunset marks the end of the exhibition and the start of the evening program, offering top quality catering and entertainment. The organizers call it the “Boat Show Experience” and it has resulted in a strong reputation as a meeting point of business people, as well as numerous visitors who view the event as a holiday.
During our 4-day stay at the BBS we noticed visitors’ interest in a unique water apartment offering 2 levels in 44 square meters. As an almost indispensable segment of nautical life we also have to mention the insurance broker Premium Yacht Insurance.
Among the smaller vessels we can also mention the Ranieri inflatables, which, thanks to the Slovenian company Motonautika, have their place at this event, as well as the Yellow Cab – the Agena Marin passenger catamaran.