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Biograd Boat Show 19.0

October 19. - 22. 2016


 

Biograd Boat Show 19.0                 19 - 22. 10.2017
Croatia’s Largest Boat Show and Central Europe’s In-water Show
Marina Kornati, Biograd, Croatia
Organized by: Ilirija d.d.

 

After 18 Straight Record Shows, Preparations are Underway for ver.19.0

With good weather and an industry on the rise, the Biograd Boat Show set records for number of exhibitors, vessels displayed, vessel premieres and attendance!  More than 300 exhibitors, 300 vessels, and 45 premiere vessels were displayed at the show.  But numbers do not tell the true story, as the overall quality of the exhibits and the organization was much greater than in previous years. 

There was a dramatic increase in international and overseas visitors leaving no doubt that the Biograd Boat Show is truly a show of international importance, serving the large community of international boater that gravitate to Croatia’s coast, which is regarded as one of the finest boating destinations in the world. 

Preparations are underway for BBS 2017, and will include an effort to create additional exhibition area as the exhibition space in 2016 sold out quickly.   As always, we are working on new and innovative touches to add to the exhibitor and visitor experience.  If you are interested in receiving updates on the Biograd Boat Show click on the following link: http://eepurl.com/cqedvb

 

EXHIBITORS LIST 2016

PROGRAM 2016

PREMIERES 2016

 

With one week to go the Biograd Boat Show is Sold Out!

The available exhibitions space for this year’s show filled up at a record pace, leading to an 18th straight record show with more than 300 registered exhibitors and more than 300 vessels on display.  Space has been found for some waitlisted exhibitors, expanding the 32,800m2 exhibition area. 

Vessel premieres

There will be more than 45 vessels making their Croatian premiere, with some European and world premieres.  The biggest draw for international journalists is the World Premiere of the Greenline 36, a diesel/electric hybrid with solar cells, introducing the fifth generation of hybrid technology, by the world’s biggest producer of hybrid yachts.
Boat Premieres -  The following Drop Box link contains info on boat premiers and will be updated regularly https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y8g524t0wsols2i/AAAkZnmN6ikKWgCZg3_tXAMMa?dl=0

 


Entertainment Program

The Biograd Boat Show has an international reputation for its entertainment program, and this year 6 live bands, and 3 DJ’s will be performing over 3 nights, with the Saturday open party being headlined by TBF and just before the show at 21:30, Orion Pirotehnika will put on a large promotional fireworks display.
The Biograd Charter Show takes over Exhibition Hall B This will offer the biggest selection of yacht charter holidays to consumers, as well as other services such as marinas, and skipper training.  On Thursday and Friday (20 -21) the yacht charter and marina industry have many presentations and meetings organized by the HGK, finishing off with a large Charter Friday Party in hall B. 

Yacht charter facts

Croatia has by far the largest fleet of charter yacht in the world with over 4000 yachts!
• 200,000 + Croatian take a Ski Holiday, while just over than 1% of yachts chartered by Croatians
• Most Croatians think that a yacht charter holiday is out of their budget, not realizing that it is on average less than ½ the price of a ski holiday.
• No experience is necessary as a skipper can be your guide


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

 

Volvo Expands its Exhibit to Include “Pop-up” Salon and 7 Automobiles


Volvo has long been associated with offshore yacht racing, and this year is expanding its ties with the Biograd Boat Show by building a “Pop-up” salon and will feature 7 automobiles including  a special Volvo Ocean Race version.  In addition, the Volvo dealer of Split will introduce the World premiere of a 12m motor yacht from the Croatian shipyard Damor.

Backstory

Go to www.bbs.com.hr  and take a 360° virtual tour of the show, and view many video clips on Boat Show TV.

Biograd Boat Show Comes of Age!


The Biograd Boat Show turns 18 this year, and visitors can expect to see signs of maturity.  Expect to 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. It is visible that this nautical season has been a good one for the industry, particularly with a pick-up in new boat sales.  This should be reflected at the show where there will be a good selection of new models on display.

International Reputation

The Biograd boat Show is Central Europe’s in-water Boat show. 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.


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  2016

Exhibitors: over 300
Vessels displayed: over 300
Regattas: 4

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.
20th Czech Rallye  - Cruising  the region, they returned on Saturday and were guests of the show.
Croatia Coast Cup – 250 competitors on route Biograd - Pula - Biograd.

 

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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