2021 Biograd Boat Show nears sell-out
23. BIOGRAD BOAT SHOW 20. – 24.10.2021.
With one month still to go, the 2021 Biograd Boat Show in southern Croatia is nearing sell-out with exhibitor numbers already higher than last year’s levels.
Central Europe’s biggest in-water show will be held at Marina Kornati from October 20-24. Now in its 23rd edition, the event is organised by Ilirija d.d. of Biograd, one of Croatia’s top tourism companies.
Some of the new brands that will be introduced to the Croatian market include luxury sailboat shipyard Solaris, as well as the De Antonio motorboat brand from Spain and 3B Craft sport fishing boats from Italy. Finnish brand Saxdor will also debut its four-seat Saxdor 200 Sport model.
RIB brands that will have their Croatian debut include Panamera and AB Inflatables, as well as the Canadian brand Gala.
Several vessels will be having their Croatian premiere. Highlights include the new Absolute Navetta 48 in the luxury motoryacht segment, while the Hallberg-Rassey 50 will make its debut in the luxury sailboat segment. In the catamaran segment, the Bali 4.2 and Bali 4.6 sailing catamarans will debut alongside the Bali 4.3 motor catamaran, as well as the Fountaine Pajot Isla 40.
Electric powered vessels will be more prevalent at the show, including the world premiere of the Solar Ferry by Agena Marin, a compact solar-powered electric catamaran ideal for tours and transfers.
Other highlights taking place include the Biograd B2B networking event, the 5th annual Croatian Nautical Days, the 3rd Croatia Charter Expo.
“The importance of the show was proven in 2020, as the show was a rare opportunity in Europe for companies and boaters that gravitate to the Adriatic to directly communicate and deal with the global changes that had taken place,” says the organiser. “This year, the expectations are very high, with a record number of early exhibitor registrations and many exhibitors expanding their exhibits to satisfy the increase in boater interest.”
Last year’s Biograd Boat Show attracted around 14,400 visitors during its five-day run, with some 250 exhibitors in attendance.