For the first time the Biograd Boat Show opened on a Wednesday and will run for 5 days until Sunday, October 25th, 2020.
Marina Kornati, Biograd na Moru, Croatia
In organisation: Ilirija d.d., Biograd na Moru
Video link For Day 1: youtu.be/BeMtVvCMahk
Link to Photos of day 1: www.dropbox.com/sh/7b4itwpl6d0ryx5/AABbcGDI-rrK_8MNGgi7itU1a
Link to BBS 2020 Catalog: www.bbs.com.hr/bbs-catalog
BIOGRAD N/M – the 22nd Biograd Boat Show, organized and hosted by Ilirija d.d, opened its doors under sunny skies with over 240 registered exhibitors and only slightly fewer vessels that 2019’s record show despite the challenging environment. Held at Iirija’s Four Anchor, Marina Kornati, Croatia’s third largest, it spans both the the north and west marines joined together with a pontoon bridge, and displays vessels ranging from 2-20 m
The show is the third and last major boat to be held in Europe in the Second half of 2020, and has shown remarkable resilience from both exhibitors and visitors, maintaining its status as Central Europe’s largest in-water show, and showcases the importance and strength of the Croatian nautical sector.
The show meets and exceeds the guidelines established by the Zadar County Civil Headquarters and the Public Health Department, and includes additional steps such as free masks for all visitors.
The lifting of German, Austrian, and Slovenian travel restrictions to Zadar County has significantly increased attendance of international visitors, and strengthened the international component of the show.
The Biograd Boat Show is known for the festive atmosphere of Biograd, but the legendary entertainment program has been adjusted to fit the reality of this year’s challenges. Visitors requiring Covid 19 testing can do so in the Lobby of The Hotel Adriatic in Biograd on Friday, Oct. 23rd from 11am-2pm, and on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24th and 25th from 12pm-3pm.
Thanks to the support of the City of Biograd and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Tourist Board, the Biograd "B2B", business networking event is in full swing, incorporating video chat meetings for digital visitors. The 4th Croatian Chamber of Commerce Nautical Days has begun its extensive congress program which has been extended to three days (from 21 to 23 October) and brings together marine associations, government agencies, and private companies.
As part of Biograd B2B, the Croatia Charter Expo, located in Hall D at marina Kornati West, and on pier 14 is has begun, and is one of the world’s most important events for the yacht charter industry. The exhibiting charter companies have more than 1600 yachts under direct management, and are meeting with charter brokers and suppliers.
As a Gold Member of the International Federation of Boat Show organizers, Ilirija d.d. has taken the most professional health and safety measures, and would like to thank all visitors in advance for understanding and adhering to all epidemiological measures, which will be clearly provided at the show entrances.
More information, including Photo and video material is available in the Press gallery on the website www.bbs.com.hr as well as the multimedia section which includes an extensive virtual tour of the show. For more information contact us at:
Tina Ujevića 7
Tel: +385 (0)23 386 147
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.
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.
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.