Croatia’s biggest boating event is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year

The 2018 Biograd Boat Show (BBS) in southern Croatia is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, with more exhibitors than ever expected to take part.

Held at Marina Kornati in the resort town of Biograd, BBS is Croatia’s biggest boat show and one of the biggest in-water shows in Central Europe. This year event organiser IIlirija d.d has added new exhibition space to Pier 6, as well as new floating exhibitor tents and additional space on land.

More than 330 exhibitors will be in attendance with over 300 vessels on display. Notable is the significant increase in motoryacht exhibitors this year, including brands such as Prestige, Sundeck Yachts, Frauscher, Azimut, Cobra, Fjord and Marex, as well as Aquila motor catamarans and new Croatian-built motoryachts from Focus, Tera Nauta and Peal Sea.

The Biograd B2B Congress Program will also be expanded and include new delegations such as the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in the US and the UK Department for International Trade.

And for those without an exhibitor stand, Ilirija d.d. has launched Biograd B2B – a new networking event that allows business visitors to participate in the show through meetings with a number of participating companies. Subsidised by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, it will allow them to get an overview of the Croatian boating market and network through numerous social events.

The 2018 Biograd Boat Show will take place from October 18-21.