Biograd Boat Show celebrated its 25th anniversary



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The jubilee five-day festival of global and European nautical activities brought together the boat and equipment exhibition, congress, charter, and B2B, and established itself as the congress of the Croatian nautical industry and tourism

The largest nautical fair in Central Europe, the Biograd Boat Show, closed on Sunday, October 29th, in Marina Kornati after a five-day spectacle at sea and a series of successful business gatherings. The jubilee edition of the fair gathered a record number of over 400 exhibitors and more than 400 boats up to 24 meters in length, presenting over 40 premier vessels, confirming this year’s fair as the most significant nautical event in Croatia and this part of Europe.

Panoramic view of Biograd Boat Show 2023

The five-day festival of global and European nautical activities this year was marked by the theme ‘4 fairs in one,’ including an exhibitory, congress, charter, and business fair. As is the case every year, changes were made to the fair’s layout, with more than 50 new boats added to the sea and over 30 on land. Additionally, a fifth hall, Hall E, was added in the northern marina, along with floating exhibition booths on the pontoon bridge connecting Marina Kornati North to Marina Kornati West.

Biograd Boat Show photo shooting

With eco-friendly and innovative products, internationally acclaimed technology was presented, transforming non-recyclable plastic into construction materials for innovative products like IZOXECO floating pontoons. The IZOXECO technology has won 12 international innovation awards, including the prestigious iENA innovation fair in Nuremberg, where they received the Leonardo da Vinci Award for Innovation.

Rocketman show in Biograd

At the 7th Croatian Nautical Days, businessmen from the nautical sector traditionally gathered to analyze and discuss key topics affecting maritime and nautical tourism towards the end of the nautical season. Discussions revolved around competitiveness and sustainability in the nautical industry, with a presentation of the upcoming Tourism Law changes, focusing particularly on the part related to the nautical sector.

Biograd Boat Show business

The business segment of the fair was organized through an online “B2B” networking platform for companies in the nautical sector, which has been a distinctive feature of BBS for several years. More than 1,000 confirmed meetings arranged through the B2B platform highlight the growing importance of business partner networking. In addition to domestic representatives, the B2B program included participants from nearly 30 countries.

Biograd Boat Show saxophone

This year’s 5th Croatia Charter Expo has surpassed all previous editions in terms of success. With over 150 registered charter yacht companies, agents, and businesses offering services closely related to chartering, along with more than 500 accredited participants, this exclusive two-day business event has transformed into the largest global gathering of charter enthusiasts within the framework of the nautical fair.

Premieres of Biograd Boat Show 2023

The exhibition part of the fair delighted with a record number of premieres. Over 400 exhibitors from both the domestic and international scenes were showcased at the exhibition section of the fair. Boat enthusiasts had the opportunity to enjoy more than 40 boat premieres presented by 30 companies.

Aquitalia 78

The company PAVIC recently became the representative of luxury boats Aquitalia, whose modern design of the Aquitalia 78 model was awarded at this year’s Yacht Trophy in the Revelation of the Year Trophy category.

Aquitalia at Biograd Boat Show

Namely, this 24-meter long and 6.2-meter wide motor yacht was designed according to the vision of Mr. Pero Pavić, an experienced boat owner. It combines stunning exterior design with the latest technology in operational systems, while the state-of-the-art construction process has saved significant weight and maximized interior space.

Prestige X60

The Prestige X60 represents the pinnacle of luxury and elegance in the world of motor yachts. This yacht combines outstanding technical durability with impeccable design, providing you with a unique experience at sea. Inside the X60, you will find spacious and luxuriously decorated cabins, while the exterior allows relaxation and socializing outdoors. This boat is perfect for those looking for the ultimate in comfort and stylish performance.

prestige x60

Outer Reef 620 Trident

The Outer Reef 620 Trident model was designed by Ward Setzer with excellent cruising qualities from 8 to 24 knots and long-range capabilities. In addition, the yacht’s hardtop is designed to be lowered hydraulically to allow space for the bridges while cruising. Other Trident models include the 720, 980, and 106 models.

Regina 470

Regina 470 is the second creation of the Italian shipyard FIM (Fabbrica Italiana Motoscafi), which paid the greatest attention to details and materials of the highest quality, combined with the meticulous research of the designer, which makes this boat a real jewel of Made in Italy.

FIM regina 470 exterior lines side view

Galeon 440 Fly

At the prestigious 25th Biograd Boat Show, Yacht Center Baotić presented the Galeon 440 Fly for the first time in Croatia. This boat combines impeccable craftsmanship, premium materials, and revolutionary design to provide an incredible sailing experience.

EVO R+

Evo R+, the innovative 18-meter motor yacht with eye-catching styling, is ideal for long stays on board, thanks to the outstanding levels of comfort and reliability ensured by the closed deck and generous headroom in the interiors. The interiors are decorated with sophisticated materials and feature the R line’s signature pared-down, sporty style and dynamism.

evo R+ beach platform view

Wellcraft 355

Wellcraft 355 is the right choice for those looking for speed and excitement at sea. This motorboat offers impressive performance and a dynamic design, making it ideal for those with an adventurous spirit. With its spacious cabin and advanced navigation equipment, the Wellcraft 355 lets you explore new horizons faster than ever before.

Platinum 40

The Platinum 40 is designed for the most demanding customers, who value high quality workmanship and its value for money. The yacht is an excellent choice for those looking for a safe and comfortable vessel with a large sun deck and good nautical properties. Platinum 40 is recommended both as a shipowner’s vessel and a charter yacht. It performs perfectly on lakes and offshore waters. Platinum 40 stands for quality, backed by experience and the latest manufacturing technology.

Antares 11 OB Fly

antares 11 ob fly

The Antares 11 OB Fly combines strength and elegance at sea at 11.16 m length overall and 3.40 m beam. In addition to the twin Mercury F300 V8 engines, the equipment includes the comfort package, electronic package, bimini awning on the Fly, and much more. Top navigation is guaranteed.

Nimbus 305 Coupé

The Nimbus 305 Coupé is a versatile cruiser, ideal for family trips at sea. The reliable engine, 270 hp Volvo, enables comfortable cruising and enjoyment of the journey itself as much as the destination.

Nimbus 305 Coupé cruising at sunset

Aura 51

The Aura 51 marks a new stage in the evolution of the Fountaine Pajot catamaran range and the desire of the La Rochelle shipyard to go further in its ecological approach. The Aura 51 is undeniably a livable and environmentally friendly cruising multihull equipped with five booths. This catamaran will take you on a sustainable and comfortable cruise without forgetting the feelings of sailing!

Lagoon 51

The Lagoon 51 model, presented by Nautika Centar Nava, impresses with its spaciousness, luxurious details, and outstanding performance. It offers comfort and elegance that allows you to enjoy with family and friends.

lagoon 51 cruising view

Excess 14

For all catamaran lovers, Excess 14 is a real gem. This catamaran model offers outstanding stability and spaciousness at sea. Its modern construction and attractive design will attract attention wherever you go. The large deck and elegant interior provide an ideal environment for relaxing sailing or lively gatherings with friends and family.

Aquila 32 Sport Power Catamaran

The sleek and sporty model features several stand-out features and enhancements, making it the perfect platform for waterborne adventures – high style, strength, quality, and exciting performance. 9,9 m long and 3,8 m wide, this model includes a longer waterline length, resulting in an improved ride, comfort, and more space.

Hanse 510

Following the famous Hanse easy sailing and fast cruising principle, the Hanse 510 is enhanced thanks to its impressively innovative design, resulting from the collaboration with the renowned design office Berret-Racoupeau. The 51-foot yacht takes space to the next level, which is especially felt in the interiors.

hanse 510 cruising side view

Bavaria C46

The new Bavaria C46 represents the superb balance of modern design, optimized space, and well-thought-out ergonomic handling of the sails. The Bavaria C46 is full of clever details for maximum sailing fun and comfort on board, while an elegant and dynamic hull gives the Bavaria C46 her distinctive look.

Bénéteau First 44

The new Bénéteau First 44 was presented in two main lines, First 44 and First 44 Performance, with different deck plans and keel and mast options. In addition, First 44 offers an aerodynamic interior layout that is modern and bathed in natural light, with a combination of white lacquered surfaces, woodwork, and tasteful textiles.

Dufour 41

dufour 41 aerial cruising view

The Dufour 41’s design focuses on outdoor living both underway and at anchor. The volume of the cockpit is comparable to that of a larger sailing boat. With this new yacht, Dufour has gone further regarding innovation and experience. Moreover, the Dufour 41 displays the new vintage with modernity, luminosity, and innovations. The Dufour 41 is available in 3 versions: Easy, Ocean, and Performance, in 2 layouts with 3 or 4 cabins and two interior atmosphere options.

Oceanis 40.1

The Oceanis 40.1 from the French shipyard Bénéteau has become the first sailing yacht with an electric motor, and it is equipped with batten mainsail and furled genoa, bow propeller, generator, heating, electric toilets, and solar panel.

beneteau oceanis 40.1 beach platform

Photos Biograd Boat Show, Boris Kačan, Nimbus, Bénéteau, Antares, Dufour, FIM, Lagoon, EVO, Aquitalia & Hanse
Video Biograd Boat Show

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