Biograd Boat Show 18.0

October 20. - 23. 2016


Biograd Boat Show 18.0                 20 - 23. 10.2016
Croatia’s Largest Boat Show and Central Europe’s In-water Show
Marina Kornati, Biograd, Croatia
Organized by: Ilirija d.d.

BBS Comes of Age

The Biograd Boat Show turns 18 this year, and visitors can expect to see signs of maturity.  Expect to see all available exhibition space booked and the widest range of products on offer to date.   The show has become the meeting point for Croatia’s nautical industry and marks the end of the boating season, and the beginning of a new nautical business year.

Another Record Show Expected

After 17 years of consecutive growth, another record show is expected.  In 2015 a record number of visitors and more than 300 register exhibitors attended from many countries.   The event has taken on an international flavor due to the importance of Croatia as a boating destination and the impressive facilities and management 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. 

Biograd Charter Show (BCS)

As Croatia leads the world in bareboat yacht charter, the Biograd Charter Show is an important yearly meeting point for the industry, and takes place in Hall “B”.  On Thursday and Friday It focuses on Business to Business dealings, while the weekend offers consumers the best opportunity to speak directly with charter providers and to take advantage of special offers.  A rich charter congress program for the industry is topped off by a grand Charter Friday Party in the Hall “B” restaurant.

New for BCS 2016

On Site Conference Facilities in Hall B – allows all meetings and presentations to take place on site
On-line B2B Meeting Scheduling – administered by the Croatian Chamber of Economy.
Expanded Meeting Facilities – allowing for more meetings between Charter professionals.
Complementary refreshment bar – open to all accredited charter professionals on Thur. & Fri.

Biograd Boat Show

The Gateway for Central European Boaters 

More and more, the show attracts visitors and exhibitors from neighboring countries and afar. Many are introduced to Biograd through its world class calendar of events, or as one of the largest yacht charter destinations in the world, or as one of busiest marinas in Croatia.   Regardless the number of international visitors to the Biograd Boat Show increases each year.

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.


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




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.





Marina Kornati
Obala kneza Branimira
23210 Biograd na Moru

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


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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.

360 Virtual Tour