After two years, the 30th ZAGREB BOAT SHOW, the most visited and entrepreneurial nautical fair in Croatia, and the 5th HUNTING AND FISHING DAYS, the International Hunting and Fishing Equipment Fair, will be held from 22 - 26 February 2023.
The fairs enjoy support of the City of Zagreb and the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia, and the Hunting and Fishing Days are held in cooperation with permanent partners, the Croatian Hunting Association and the Croatian Sports Fishing Association.
Zagreb Boat Show gathers more than 280 exhibitors from 27 countries in 7 pavilions on more than 15,000 m2 of exhibition space. 84 exhibitors from 8 countries exhibit at the Hunting and Fishing Days that are held in the pavilion 8 of Zagreb Fair.
Almost all important domestic shipbuilders, who recognized Zagreb Boat Show as a venue where Croatian business excellence, tradition and experience meet the enthusiasm of visitors and boaters, are present at the fair so that you will be able to enjoy the beauty of more than 250 vessels on display, including 23 Croatian premieres.
The fairs were opened by the Mayor of the City of Zagreb, Mr. Tomislav Tomašević: "It is a great honour for the capital of the country to host the only nautical fair in continental Croatia. I am very glad that Zagreb Fair has come back in full splendour with fairs like these and that it is the 30th anniversary of Zagreb Boat Show, which is an important event not only for Zagreb but also for the entire Croatia, because we know that Croatia is a paradise for nautical tourism."
Ivica Budor, the president of the Croatian Hunting Association, greeted all guests and commented on the rich programme accompanying this year's Hunting and Fishing Days. Josip Bilaver, State Secretary in the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia and the Representative of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, emphasized the importance of the Zagreb Boat Show for our country, which is positioned as the sixth world destination for the arrival and stay of mega yachts, and that he expects the fair to generate numerous business opportunities. He also mentioned that almost 54,000 yachts and boats sailed on the Adriatic last year, which is 5% more than the year before. Assoc. Prof. Velibor Mačkić, PhD, Special Advisor for the Economy and Envoy to the President of the Republic of Croatia, emphasized three key things in his address: innovation that can be demonstrated at fairs of this kind, productivity that must be increased in the tourism sector, and thirdly, that we must demand more from ourselves and from others.
"Quality of domestic products and innovative solutions of hard-working Croatian shipbuilders are presented in the strongest display of vessels, thus competing with the numerous and rich foreign offer of the world's most famous vessel manufacturers.
We have turned the pavilions of Zagreb Fair into a real marina and nautical paradise, so all visitors can expect a top-quality offer of yachts and speedboats, marine engines and outboard motors, equipment for water sports, nautical clothing and footwear, and a professional conference programme," said Mrs. Renata Suša, Zagreb Fair Director, at the official opening of the fair.
The fairs are open until Sunday, 26 February. The admission ticket is € 5; for pupils, students and pensioners it is €3.