This year’s, 10th annual CBS was traditionally held in Split harbour, April 5-13, and hosted more than 1500 nautical brands from 20 countries at 140 000 sq m surface.
The show was accompanied by Croatia Property Show, 1st real estate show in Split.
This year’s Croatia Boat Show was the largest ever, in number of exhibitors and exhibited vessels. As every year, the CBS oriented more towards luxury yachts, although the number of small and medium sized vessels was significant. Traditionally, the visitors showed the largest interest in these, more affordable boats, rather than mega yachts, such as new 37 M Sunseeker worth 15 million euros or Isa 120 worth 16 million.
Luxury yachts are fun to look at for most visitors to the Show, but they showed real interest in boats they can actually afford. In this category, Jeanneau boats stand out for providing excellent value for money.
A lot of interest was also shown for somewhat more expensive yachts such as exclusive Tecnomar Velvet 35, Uniesse 54 Sport and Rose Island’s Lobsters 38 and 40. We should also mention the 3 exhibited Fiart models – 27 Sport, 34 Genius and 38 Genius that were among the most sought after boats at the Show. The Italian Absolute 47 celebrated its Croatian premiere.
Small motor boats also found their place at the Show – among the most popular were models from the American shipyards: Four Winns and Monterrey.
Although CBS is mostly all about yachts, boating equipment and services presented should not be ignored – all types of engines, clothes, yacht insurance, charter services and other accompanying products were exhibited during these 9 days.
CBS hosted 50,000 visitors and about 500 vessels, on land and in water.
On the last night of the Show, a traditional Yacht Parade was held in the harbour, showing 43 boats that were chosen as the most beautiful in their categories.
The winners were awarded Croatia Boat Show Trophy, an award given to the most beautiful yachts at the Show.