The 25th Biograd Boat Show Smashes all Records Once Again
The 25th Biograd Boat Show once again broke all records for attendance, number of exhibitors and vessels as well as vessel premieres. More than 400 exhibitors, 400 vessels, of which 260 were in water, and a total attendance figure of 23,026. Despite dire weather warnings and Friday morning showers, the show finished with a beautiful sunny weekend and an electric atmosphere. The 25th anniversary entertainment program was unparalleled, entertaining thousands with 7 live music events and various DJ parties.
The new luxury yacht area catering to vessels up to 24 m on the pontoon bridge joining the two halves of the show was also a success, with all exhibitors vowing to return and requesting more space. The Biograd B2B congress program and Croatia Charter Expo continue to gain traction and are more relevant than ever. The organizers were concerned that the dire weather forecast would impact the decision to attend by foreign visitors, but survey of the largest boat dealers showed they came out in full force.
More than 50 new vessels have been added in water, and more than 30 on land, expanding the total to about 400 vessels up to 24 meters. A 5th Exhibition Hall E has been added the north marina, as well as floating exhibition stands on the pontoon bridge linking Marina Kornati North to Marina Kornati West.
From its humble beginnings as a springtime open house, the show has developed a loyal following to become Central Europe’s leading show, and one of the most important in Europe, serving the many nations that gravitate to the Croatian Adriatic. Unique to the world, each of the past 25 years has resulted in a record show except for 2020, when a near record show was one of only 3 shows held in Europe during the start of the pandemic.