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.
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.
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 365 berths in the sea and 70 onshore, i.e. with the total of 435 berths; the western part of marina with 190 berths in the sea, and the southern part of marina with 80 berths. The marina entrance is 40 m wide, while the deepest spot - draft reaches up to 6.50 m.