Central Europe’s In-water Show  

 

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Biograd Boat Show 18.0

October 20. - 23. 2016


 

Croatia’s largest boat show
Central Europe’s in-water show

The Biograd Boat Show Finishes with a 17th Straight Record Show!


Under sunny skies the show set records for attendance, number of exhibitors and number of vessels displayed.  Over 300 registered exhibitors displayed more than 300 vessels, while the visitor number topped 15,000 for the first time, with more than 2000 trade visitors recorded.  As the town of Biograd only has a population of 5000, the visitor numbers represent a high quality of nautically oriented visitors, with about one in four arriving from neighbouring countries.

A Second Pontoon Bridge was Added – Linking the main pier in the North marina with pier number 6 which was dominated with an impressive display of multi-hull cruising yachts. The first bridge was added in 2007 to join Marina Kornati North with Marina Kornati West, expanding the exhibition area to today’s total of 34,000m2.


Exhibition Hall was C Expanded – and was exclusively dedicated to nautical equipment exhibitors. This year all three exhibition halls were sold out more than 1 month in advance.

BIOGRAD BOAT SHOW 2015 from biograd boat show on Vimeo.

 

 


BBS 2015 EXHIBITORS LIST

Yacht Charter Center in Hall B

A Yacht Charter Center in Hall B was created – From the 2014 incubation of a Yacht Charter info Center in Hall C, this year say the birth of a full-fledged Yacht Charter Center in Hall B, with stands representing more than 30 major bareboat Yacht Charter companies offering more than 1400 vessels, as well as service providers such as skipper agencies, booking systems and nautical media.  As Croatia has the most charter yachts registered in the world, this segment of the show promises a bright future.

 

BBS ver. 17.0 PROGRAM

22.10. Thursday


10:00 -14:00 Yacht Club Biograd- Hall B / Registration for free trials of radio controlled sailboats
12:00 Official opening of the show – Hall B restaurant
13:30 Yacht-Pool „Saftey at Sea“
14:00-16:00 Test sailing of RC Dragon Force 65 radio controlled model sailboats
17:00 – 18:00 - MMK – Presentation MMK booking system for charter agents- Captain’s Club
19:00 Open party at the Marina Kornati Restaurant with finger food and the Škabelin Band
23:30 Afterparty: Grand buffet Belvedere

23.10. Friday

10:00 -14:00 Yacht Club Biograd- Hall B / Registration for free trials of radio controlled sailboats
11:00 – 12:00 – Presentation NauSys booking system for charter agents- Captain’s Club
14:00-16:00 Test sailing of RC Dragon Force 65 radio controlled model sailboats
19:00 Open party at the Marina Kornati Restaurant with finger food and the Dirty Harry Band
19:30 Official Yaycht Charter Center Party – invitation only, Hall B Restaurant – West Marina
24:00 Afterparty: Grand buffet Belvedere

24.10. Saturday

14:00 – 16:00 Regatta RC Dragon Force 65 za radio controlled model sailboats in front of Hall B
19:00 Open party at the Marina Kornati Restaurant with finger food and the traditional music
19:30 Ocean 7 Party for invited guests – Marina Kornati Restaurant – Fine dining hall
Ocean 7 Party für geladene Gäste - Marina Kornati Restaurant - Gourmet Abendessen Halle
20:15 Exhibitors buffet dinner – for exhibitors with accreditation badges Hall B Rest. – West Marina
21:30 Fireworks by Orion – In front of Hall B – West Marina
21:45 Open BBS Party with Jäger party, live band Kost i koža and DJ- Restaurant Hall B West Marina
01:00 Afterparty: Grand buffet Belvedere

25.10. Sunday

10:00 -14:00 – Yacht Club Biograd- Hall B / Registration for free trials of radio controlled sailboats
14:00-16:00 Test sailing of RC Dragon Force 65 radio controlled model sailboats
17:15 BBS Final countdown – Event Ship Nada


BBS 2015 PREMIERS



 

Multi-hulls are the hit for 2015 - The biggest segment increased for this year’s show is multi-hulls,  with the biggest increase in cruiser- sail catamarans from 40 – 52 feet.  Visitors also have been able to experience a cruiser- sail Trimaran, as well as motor catamarans and smaller day sailing catamarans.

Widest Range of Products to DateVirtually every sector of the nautical industry was on display this year. 
Manufacturers and distributors are deciding to exhibit in sectors that previously only attracted retailers, such as diving equipment or paddleboards.   

International exhibitors - More international exhibitors have registered for this year’s show, including new exhibitors, and media partners from as far as South America. More shipyards are directly contracting with the show to accommodate dealers from various countries, since the show services many international visitors.

Sailing Regattas – A wide variety regattas took place highlighting the broad range of activities of Yacht Club Biograd. 

BBS Regatta – an open event designed to promote many classes of boats from small dinghies to large cruiser racers. 
Samoborska Regatta – They treat show visitors to their traditional music and food in the marina restaurant on Saturday night.
19th Czech Rallye  - Cruising  the region, they returned on Saturday and were guests of the show.
The Race – This 1000 mile offshore regatta from Biograd to Lefkas Greece had live GPS tracking during the show.

World Championships Topcat K1 + ITC K2+K3 - The official presentation for the Biograd 2016 World Championships was held during the boat show at the yacht club Biograd Stand.  This group of catamarans has over 1200 active vessels worldwide.

 

Biograd Boat Show Background


The show attracts large number of visitors and exhibitors from a wide region to the intimate town of Biograd, blessed with world class nautical facilities and resort infrastructure necessary for an enjoyable stay. The event takes place at the impressive facilities of Ilirija d.d. which include Marina Kornati, Ilirija hotels, restaurants, and entertainment facilities.  Favorable pricing for all services adds to the leisurely atmosphere, while a pontoon bridge links the main marina with Marina Kornati West, offering a unique and attractive in-water exhibition. 


Member of the IFBSO

The Biograd Boat Show is a Gold Member of the International Federation of Boat Show Organizers, adopting  the high standards of the organization and participating in its further development by sharing its unique business model, and innovative touches such as the 360 degree virtual tour.

 

The “Boat Show Experience”


Sunset marks the end of the exhibition day and the beginning of an on-site evening program offering great food and entertainment continuing into the town centre until the late hours, all within a short walk.  Known as the “Boat Show Experience”, it is the key to the show’s success, visible in the eyes of the locals as well as many affluent visitors from Central Europe that make a holiday of the event.  

Biograd Boat Show


Event Statistics  2015

Exhibitors: over 300
Vessels displayed: over 300
Regattas: 5
Record number of visitors

The Gateway to Central European Boaters

More and more, the show attracts visitors and exhibitors from neighboring countries and afar, including many owners of boats in Croatia, as well as many of the thousands that participate in nautical events held in Biograd throughout the year. 

Big attractions include over 300 registered exhibitors and 300 boats on display, as well as over 1500 charter yachts represented at the show, and approximately 100 used boats, displayed according to strict standards.  Many side events take place with themes such as business, education, social, culinary, sport and recreation.

Special Hotel Rates

Visitors and Exhibitors are offered special hotel rates at Ilirija Hotels, available from 39,00 Eur per person per night .

The "Boat Show Experience"

Sunset marks the end of the exhibition day and the beginning of an on-site evening program offering great food and entertainment continuing into the town centre until the late hours, all within a short walk.  Known as the “Boat Show Experience”, it is the key to the show’s success, visible in the eyes of the locals as well as many affluent visitors from Central Europe that make a holiday of the event.  

 

BIograd Boat Show

 

 




Entertainment

A Biograd Boat Show is known for having the best entertainment program!!!

Each day the sunset marks the end of the exhibits, and the beginning of an on-site evening program offering great food and entertainment, and continuing into the town centre until the late hours, all within a short walk.

Sailing Regattas – A wide variety regattas will take place highlighting the broad range of activities of Yacht Club Biograd. 

BBS Regatta – an open event designed to promote many classes of boats from small dinghies to large cruiser racers. 
Samoborska Regatta – They treat show visitors to their traditional music and food in the marina restaurant on Saturday night.
19th Czech Rallye  - Cruising  the region, they returned on Saturday and were guests of the show.
The Race – This 1000 mile offshore regatta from Biograd to Lefkas Greece had live GPS tracking during the show.

World Championships Topcat K1 + ITC K2+K3 - The official presentation for the Biograd 2016 World Championships was held during the boat show at the yacht club Biograd Stand.  This group of catamarans has over 1200 active vessels worldwide.

PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY

 

CONTACT

Marina Kornati
Obala kneza Branimira
23210 Biograd na Moru
Croatia

Tel. 00385 23 386 147
Fax. 00385 23 384 564

Email. info@bbs.com.hr

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MARINA KORNATI

 

Having recognized the exceptional potential of Biograd na Moru as a nautical town in the vicinity of Kornati archipelago, ILIRIJA d.d. built the first nautical harbor in Croatia back in 1974, the today's hotel harbor called Kornati, from which the nautical tourism started to develop systematically along the Adriatic coast. It also procured the first own charter fleet of 40 ELAN vessels, thus rightfully assuming the title of a pioneer of nautical tourism and turning the town of Biograd into the cradle of nautical tourism.

With the total sea area (maritime zone) of 91 912 m2 and the land area of 39 688 m2, today's marina Kornati is certainly one of the

largest nautical harbors in the Zadar County and the only real driver of nautical tourism development at Biograd Riviera which, thanks to the boating potentials of the city itself and the vision and courage of ILIRIJA d.d., enabled Biograd not only to become the yachting city, but also the center for development of nautical tourism.

The maritime zone annually hosts more than 40 domestic and international regattas of all classes and over 30 flotillas, which are attended by up to 10,000 sailors from around the world. Therefore, the marina Kornati and Biograd na Moru rightly and proudly deserve to wear the title of not only a nautical, but also a regatta center of Northern Dalmatia

Marina has retained its status of the leading charter center in Croatia with over 300 charter boats owned by 12 charter companies operating within the marina and selling the world's leading manufacturers' vessels, in addition to their charter business.

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