After 19 straight record shows, the Biograd Boat Show has firmly established itself as Central Europe’s in – water show, with the most exhibitor s and vessels on the Adriatic. Fantastic weather helped boost total attendance to a record 16,265, or more than 3 times the population of Biograd. The exhibitors cove r a broad range of international brands with more than 40 premiere vessels. Many local manufacturers showed their latest products, such as the world premiere of the More 40 sailboat, and the in – water debut of the Pear Sea 56 hardtop. Unlike any boat show in the world, this 4 day festival of boating has exhibits until sunset, with town center. It takes place in the 800 berth Marina Kornati, set in one of the most beautiful boating areas of the world, as evidenced by the world’s largest concentration of charter yachts. 12 social events in 5 venues at the marina attracted thousands of participants with 5 bands, dj’s, 5 Jumbo screens and an impressive fireworks display. Multiple regattas attracted more than 600 participants. With such an elaborate program and beautiful setting, it is a magnet for international visitors that gravitate to the Adriatic.

Biograd Boat Show was located in the marina Kornati in Biograd, Croatia.

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marina Kornati Biograd, Croatia

About the marina

Boating in Biograd – ILIRIJA d.d. is a pioneer, Biograd na Moru the cradle of nautical tourism. 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.

Marina Kornati – nautical and regatta center of Northern Dalmatia

The hotel harbor Kornati became too small for all lovers of sea and nautical tourism over time and ILIRIJA d.d., recognizing the importance of nautical tourism in the development of the city of Biograd na Moru and its impact on the overall tourism results, expanded its capacity in 1985 by building a marina Kornati in the western part of town, with additional 450 berths.

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 Kornati – achieved development standards

Thanks to the investments into modern technical equipment, maintenance services and eco-systems, with special emphasis on the installation of washing plant, the construction of technological water purifier, and the construction of eco-warehouse, which is illustrative of the fact that marina Kornati has not only met the strictest international environmental standards, but also that environmental protection is one of its top priorities. The proof of this is the Blue Flag as a symbol of high standard in protection of sea and coastline awarded to this marina for the 6th year in a row.

By expanding its services and increasing the capacity to the existing 854 berths, 70 out of which are onshore and 15 piers with water and electricity connections, allowing reception of vessels up to the maximum length of 23 meters, marina Kornati got listed among top 3 Croatian marinas.

Apart from its own maintenance zone in which the provided services include pulling out vessels up to 7 meters in width, travel lifts with the lifting capacity of 50t, 10t lifting capacity cranes, a 24-hour service of security guards, a secured and guarded parking lot with 700 parking spaces, and a newly redecorated Marina Kornati Restaurant with a tavern seating up to 370 people. There are some 30 external companies providing maintenance services within the marina, based on business arrangements with the marina Kornati, which ensures the provision of supreme services to all marina guests.

The importance for overall economic development of the city is reflected in the number of people employed in the marina and companies engaging in nautical activities within it, this number exceeding 150 people.

Marina Kornati – The leading charter destination on the Adriatic coast

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.

Marina Kornati consists of three interconnected units:

The central part of Marina Kornati with 380 berths in the sea and 70 onshore, i.e. with the total of 450 berths; the western part of marina with 200 berths in the sea, and the southern part of marina with 100 berths. The marina entrance is 40 m wide, while the deepest spot – draft reaches up to 6.50 m.

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Biograd, ideal place to start your charter vacation

Biograd is ideally positioned as a centre of the Adriatic coast Riviera and Dalmatian nautical heaven. If there is a place on the Adriatic coast to visit and explore for its beauty, its ideal position, harmony, cordial people and the proximity of the most important Croatian national parks and protected areas of nature, then it is certainly Biograd (at sea).

It is located in the Pasman Bay, 25 km south of Zadar with its beautiful beaches, pine forests and sunny bays. What makes Biograd an astounding destination are its natural surroundings, proximity to National Park Kornati, Krka National Park and Nature Park Vransko Lake – an ornithological reserve, a rich game fishing ground , also of interest to canoeists and bird watchers.

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Biograd, Croatia

Biograd (at sea) is a famous destination for boaters whose destination is the Kornati archipelago. Boat races, sailing and diving schools and other nautical activities are organized throughout the year. Marina Kornati in Biograd has about 500 berths at sea and 200 on the mainland.

It is rare that, as in this part of Adriatic coast, nature was so generous and created one of the most indented archipelago in the world. The nearest island that is connected by daily boat service with Biograd is the island of Pasman. In the vicinity of Biograd is a small island called Vrgada where trips are organized. Trips are also organized to the National park Kornati that has, with its peculiarity and indescribable beauty, deserved to be declared as the pearl of the Adriatic.

In addition, we take you in the National parks Krka and Paklenica, then to stunning Plitvice Lakes and park of nature and natural phenomena Vransko Lake.

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marina Kornati Biograd, Croatia

Biograd boat show: news

Dufour 48 catamaran layout
Dufour 48 catamaran layout

You could see many of new models of yachts like a brand new Duforu48 catamaran for charter in Croatia and also Duforu 48 catamaran charter in Greece. First catamaran from Dufour is set him self from all other models of catamarans because of a large sitting area in the back with a “open space” layout and 5 cabins that can accommodate up to 10 passengers and two small cabins for the crew.
Its an ideal catamaran for charter in Croatia and Greece. With his two large hulls that are shape to “cut” the sea more efficiently its faster and more efficient than other catamarans.
We are trialed to have in our central fleet the Dufour 48, luxury catamaran first made form Dufour.

Charter catamaran Dufour 48 Catamaran is designed by Dufour and long term partner Umberto Felci and the finish work is an amazing harmony between the interior & exterior space. Our brand new Dufour 48 Catamaran for rent in Croatia is a complete catamaran with best amenities fully loaded with plenty of new special equipment and have a plenty of outdoor space paired with exceptional sea keeping stability and comfort that is the main figure of the catamaran.

The large flybridge is great place for socializing, relaxing to sunbathing or enjoying the navigation with panoramic sew views. Fully equipped with two side access, XL-bimini, BBQ grill, large table and lounging and sunbathing area the flybrige can accommodate all the passengers and the crew together.

Dufour 48 for charter in Croatia is fully equipped with all the charter equipment and its available for bareboat or with our professional skippers. The catamaran is also equipped with a self-tacking jib and comfortable electric winch. The saloon is fully equipped with air condition, generator, and electric toilets like also all the cabins. All the yacht is connected with audio media to the Fusion Bluetooth radio CD/MP3-player. The galley is fully equipped with dishwasher and all the necessary equipment for charter. Our catamaran has a large dinghy for all your needs and its integrated into the catamaran’s structure, the electric platform will be ideal to launch a dinghy safely, but will also be appreciated as an extended private beach on sea level.

Catamaran Dufour 48 can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 spacious double cabins with forward single bow skipper’s cabin with a private bathroom. The comfort and space is like in a larger luxury sailing catamarans setting. Dufour 48 Catamaran for rent is available for bareboat charter and crewed with a skipper and hostess and also can accommodate a cook. If you are considering cumming to Croatia for your next Croatia charter holidays, the Dufour 48 is one of the catamarans you need to check.

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marina Kornati Biograd, Croatia

Sailing yachts ON Biograd boat show

There where many of high class brands to see like Beneteau, Jeanneau, Hanse, Dufour but also some new brands like More and Kufner yachts.

Sailing boats Biograd boat show
Sailing boats Biograd boat show

The Beneteau offered models:

  • Oceanis 38.1
  • Oceanis 41.1
  • Oceanis 46.1

Jeanneau offered models:

  • Sun Odissey 319
  • Sun Odissey 349
  • Sun Odissey 410
  • Sun Odissey 449

Interactive map of the Biograd boat show and a map

Biograd boat show map
Biograd boat show map

Biograd boat show in photos:

List of exhibitors on the Biograd boat show: BBS_izlagaci_2018