The Croatia Boat Show 2019 is back this April, due to be bigger and better than previous years – we are counting down the days until we’re there! Find out exactly what to expect from the 2019 edition below.
Welcome to the Croatia Boat Show 2019
What is the Croatia Boat Show?
The Croatia Boat Show (or CBS) is a nautical fair bringing together companies from all sectors of the marine industry. Every year, CBS draws international builders of every type of leisure craft to Split’s west coast. You can look forward to seeing large motor yachts, sailboats, catamarans and shared boat ownership yachts, inflatable and auxiliary boats, nautical equipment manufacturers, marine and outboard engines, electronics, fishing gear and charter companies. Petrol heads will also be delighted to find an entire section dedicated to automobiles.
This year marks the 21st year that the show has been running, with last year’s jubilee edition bringing CBS to the forefront as the leading Croatian nautical exhibition. Hence the Croatia Boat Show 2019 looks set to be better than ever – at its peak CBS but was one of the 10 largest and most important nautical fairs in the world, and organisers seem determined to return it to that top spot.
When and where is it held?
The Croatia Boat Show 2019 will be held on the west coast of Split – within walking distance of the city centre and the Diocletian’s Palace – and will run from April 10-14th. This handy location means most boats can be docked in the sea, giving visitors the chance to test them out and experience them in their natural environment, while providing ample land space for the show to expand further ashore. The timing is the perfect start to the Mediterranean yachting season, allowing visitors to purchase everything they need to enjoy the summer in style.
What should I be excited about at this year’s show?
Although no official figures have been released for 2019, last year saw the harbour fill with more than 300 exhibitors, with over 150 boats on display in the sea and on the mainland. These figures are set to increase, with high-profile sponsors from Samsung to the luxury Dioklecijan hotel ensuring the event provides both marine excellence and unrelinquishing glamour.
Expect to gain a number of new clients or find your dream boat, all while enjoying all this beautiful Croatian city has to offer. From testing out a new canoe to sampling local wines, from taking in the festive parade of the ships to grabbing lunch at the new CBS Yacht Club, the Croatia Boat Show has it all.
SmartYacht will be welcoming guests onboard our beautiful Bavaria 420 Virtess, available at €126,000 for ⅓ shared ownership, with room to accommodate 6 guests across 3 spacious double cabins. We will also be promoting a very special Mediterranean adventure – a week aboard a luxury yacht with a professional instructor, allowing you to enhance your Captain’s skills or pass the coastal skipper’s license. Come and visit us to find out more.
How can I meet SmartYacht at the Croatia Boat Show 2019?
SmartYacht will be at this year’s CBS and we would love to meet you. Find us at stand 18A to discuss our fractional yacht schemes, our club membership and how SmartYacht’s unique approach to yachting could work for you. We’ll see you in Split!