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.
Marina Kornati – achieved development standards
Thanks to the investments into modern technical equipment, maintenance services and eco-systems, with special emphasis on the installation of washing plant, the construction of technological water purifier and the construction of eco-warehouse, which is illustrative of the fact that marina Kornati has not only met the strictest international environmental standards, but also that environmental protection is one of its top priorities. The proof of this is the Blue Flag as a symbol of high standard in protection of sea and coastline awarded to this marina for the 6th year in a row.
By expanding its services and increasing the capacity to the existing 854 berths, 70 out of which are onshore and 15 piers with water and electricity connections, allowing reception of vessels up to the maximum length of 23 meters, marina Kornati got listed among top 3 Croatian marinas.
Apart from its own maintenance zone in which the provided services include pulling out vessels up to 7 meters in width, travel lifts with the lifting capacity of 50t, 10t lifting capacity cranes, a 24-hour service of security guards, a secured and guarded parking lot with 700 parking spaces, and a newly redecorated Marina Kornati Restaurant with a tavern seating up to 370 people. There are some 30 external companies providing maintenance services within the marina, based on business arrangements with the marina Kornati, which ensures the provision of supreme services to all marina guests.
The importance for overall economic development of the city is reflected in the number of people employed in the marina and companies engaging in nautical activities within it, this number exceeding 150 people.