Biograd Boat Show
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24. BIOGRAD BOAT SHOW 26. - 30.10.2022.
Croatia’s Largest Boat Show and Central Europe’s In-water Show
Biograd Boat Show

Strong Outlook for 2022

Marina Kornati, Biograd na Moru, Croatia
In organisation: Ilirija d.d., Biograd na Moru
Date: 26-30/10/2022 

 

 

This year the Biograd Boat show will celebrate its 24th year following 21 years of continuous record breaking shows and two highly successful pandemic shows, which proved the resilience and importance of the event. In 2021, the show managed to break all attendance records, and the outlook for this year is very bright, as many exhibitors are expanding their exhibits, and many new exhibitors are joining our strong and loyal exhibitor base. 

 

Central Europe’s In-water Show

 

This is Central Europe’s in-water show, attracting many visitors and exhibitors from neighbouring countries, and the biggest meeting point for Croatia’s nautical industry, marking the end of the boating season and the start of a new business year. As we have seen an increase in interest from international exhibitors, we expect the number of international visitors to continue to grow.


The Boat Show Experience

 

The show has gained international popularity among both exhibitors and visitors due to Croatia’s importance as a boating destination and Ilirija’s well managed facilities including Marina Kornati, Ilirija hotels, restaurants, and entertainment facilities. Ilirija will continue to work to provide a safe environment, but will also revive the legendary entertainment program and social events in line with prevailing health conditions. It is important that both the boating industry and the boating public have an event that inspires passion and optimism for boating on the Adriatic… This is the Biograd Boat Show experience!


Biograd B2B

 

As the largest gathering point for the Croatian nautical industry, Ilirija developed  Biograd B2B, a business to business platform and nautical business networking event during the boat show allowing business visitors to register, participate and schedule meetings with exhibitors and other B2B participants, and participate in an extensive nautical Congress Program. As part of Biograd B2B, the Croatian Chamber of Economy will hold its 6th annual Croatian Nautical Days from 26.-28. 10. 2022, featuring numerous industry association meetings, business presentations and networking social events.


Croatia Charter Expo

 

Also as part of Biograd B2B, the Fourth Croatia Charter Expo will be held from 26.-27. 10. 2022.  This 2-day, B2B event for the yacht charter industry allows charter fleet providers to meet with agents, brokers and suppliers, and is supported by an active congress program. All participants are registered on the Biograd B2B platform, and are able to take part in the boat show during its entire duration. This year, the Croatia Charter Expo will get a new and expanded location at Hall D in Marina Kornati North, nearer the charter yachts, marina Kornati restaurant, and the Captain’s Club. Generous support for the Croatia Charter Expo has been provided by the City of Biograd, Croatian Tourist Board, and the Chamber of Economy.


A Brighter Future for Boating

 

The Biograd Boat Show made its biggest gains in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, growing from a minor regional show to an international show that brought the Adriatic boating region to the world stage. This was done by optimizing Ilirija’s nautical and hospitality assets, and creating attractively priced options for exhibitors and visitors resulting in long-term success. In 2022 Ilirija plans to build in its successes to improve its important role in setting a course for a brighter future for boating on the Adriatic.

Biograd Boat Show 2022
BBS 2021 4th Day
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.
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.

Special Hotel Rates

We invite you to make an accommodation booking on these pages during Biograd Boat Show nautical fair. Please take a look at our accommodation offer, and book your accommodation during Biograd Boat Show.

  • Parking car: + 6,00 €ur/per day
  • Tourist tax: +1,35 €ur per person/per day
  • Registration: +1,00 €ur per person
  • Check-in from: 14:00h
  • Check-out untill: 14:00h

Marina Kornati, Biograd na Moru

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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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. 


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.