Croatian nautical tourism development strategy

Posted on Feb 26 2009

Nautical Tourism

The Croatian Government adopted a strategy for the promotion of nautical tourism over the next ten years, according to which no more than 15,000 berths would be built during that period, as opposed to 33,000 as initially planned by regional authorities.

The strategy specifies 15 top locations, which are: Rovinj, Pula - St. Katharine, Rijeka - Porto Baros, Novalja, Pakostane, Zadar, Sibenik - Mandalina, Dugi Rat, Split - Znjan, Marina, Vis, Dubrovnik - Gruz, Slano, Orebic and Vela Luka.

Over the next ten years the Croatian Government estimates and plans to construct 5 thousand new berths in existing ports and marinas; 5 thousand berths will be built in new locations along the Croatian coast and islands, as well as 5 thousand sites for the accommodation of vessels on land, i.e. dry docks.

Further plans include the building of marinas for mega-yachts close to airports and large cities where currently the already existing infrastructure is not able to accommodate large vessels.

All the mentioned steps are expected to secure growth in the nautical tourism in Croatia during the next ten years at estimated rate of 10 percent.

Croatian Adriatic is one of the leading nautical destinations on the world and the Croatian Government is taking steps to secure that position.

Source: Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia