For the first time ever, Marina Kaštela is hosting the 11th edition of the Croatian Small Ship Building and Tourist Attraction Fair taking place between April 4th and 7tt. This will be the first major fair in our new state-of-the-art Sailing Centre.
This year the fair has been elevated to a higher level due to the growing interest of domestic and foreign exhibitors as well as the expected increase in the number of visitors. The organisers of this event emphasize that the reasons for cooperation are not only the improved capacity and infrastructure of the marina, but also the vision and dedication of Capt. Joško Berket’s and his staff at Marina Kaštela. Both Marina Kaštela, and its sister company BavAdria, have not only been involved as founders and sponsors of a number of local sports teams, but have also been widely praised for building an indoor pool that mostly serves the local population.
The fair is intended to promote old crafts practiced in small ship building yards and hence put the ship building sector into the foreground. The fair will also promote vessels and equipment adjusted to the modern needs as well as a broader assortment of tourist attractions.
In addition to Marina Kaštela, this unique event is an excellent promotion for Kaštela as a modern tourist destination with the opening of numerous content possibilities.
Marina Kaštela wants to welcome all those who love the sea to the 11th edition of Small Ship Building and Tourist Attraction Fair. Admission is free for all visitors!
Bavadria Yachting invites all those who love the sea and sailing to the largest boat show in the central and eastern Europe, “Austrian Boat Show – BOOT TULLN“, that will take place in Tulln between March 7th and 10th. Record 50,000 visitors are expected at the 48th edition of the fair.
We are proud to announce that we entering the new waters of Charter Management, with an expansion of the fleet with four new ‘Sun Odyssey’ boats type 519, 490 and 440, as well as an Azimut 62 motor yacht. At the same time, our sister company Marina Kaštela has significantly improved the quality of the service for private and charter guests with the realisation of a large project that included the sailing centre and the swimming pool complex.
The new sailing centre is the most modern venue of this type in Dalmatia. It provides excellent conditions to organize international regattas and any other type of manifestations, big and small. The swimming pool complex features a 25 m indoor pool and associated content designed for sports, relaxation and entertainment. In addition, Marina Kaštela has expanded its gastronomical offer as it continually keeps up with all the modern nautical tourism trends.
We invite you to visit us from 10 AM to 6 PM at booth number 408 in hall 4 and find out what special deals are waiting for you during this year’s nautical season!
We are happy to hear your favourite sailing stories and experiences over some Dalmatian wine and other local delicacies!
Click here to download a coupon for an entry ticket discount.
We look forward to seeing you in Tulln and Kaštela!
To mark the Day of Sailors that coincided with the St. Nicholas Day, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure recognised Marina Kaštela for its contribution to the development of maritime commerce. The award ceremony took place in Zadar during the official ceremony on the Day of Sailors and Captains.
Mrs. Maja Markovčić Kostelac, a State Secretary, gave the award for the contribution to the development of maritime commerce to Mr. Joško Berket, the owner of Marina Kaštela. The award was given for the construction of the nautical tourism port – Marina Kaštela in Kaštel Gomilica. The marina was developed in several phases, with 400 sea berths and 200 dry berths. The following was emphasized at the award ceremony;
– the facilities at Marina Kaštela are private investments for public use by the residents of the City of Kaštel. In addition to being a tourism and a maritime institution, Marina Kaštela also plays an important role in the development of the city. The presence of the marina in the Bay of Kaštel also implies participation in the community and supporting its development. Marina Kaštela, through the establishment of the sailing, rowing and female volleyball teams and sponsoring other sports clubs, cultural, educational and humanitarian projects, such as the Calm Sea Project, has been assisting persons with special needs for more than 12 years.
In accordance with the award ceremony protocol, Cap. Berket addressed everyone present and thanked them on behalf of all award winners. He acknowledged Mr. Oleg Butković, a Minister, and Mrs. Maja Markovčić Kostelac, a State Secretary, whom he congratulated on her new position as the EMSA Director (European Maritime Safety Agency). Captain Berket directed a few words to Mr. Ante Gotovina and his wife congratulating them on their involvement in the fishing industry and on their entry into the circle of families who make their living from the sea.
The traditional BAVADRIA CUP regatta organised by JK Marina Kaštela and Bavadria Yachting took place in the Bay of Kaštel on October 27th following the ending of the sailing season.
A total of nine crews on Bavaria 46 type of sailboats participated in this 18th consecutive annual cruising sailing. They started under the jugo wind with gusts of up to 18-20 knots. The Marina Kaštela crew reached the first buoy and hung on to their lead until the end of the regatta. The Udruga Kapetana, Kapetanija and Slobodna Dalmacija crews fought for the other leading positions. Even though the Udruga Kapetana crew had some of the oldest participants, they exhibited exceptional skills under a very strong southerly wind, while the Kapetanija crew managed to make up for the late start at the first windward mark.
The downwind buoy was positioned far out on the east side so the crews that stuck to the outer side in a position closer to the constantly increasing wind managed to hit it.
During the second leg of the upwind sailing, the Mornar crew on the Farska sailboat showed plenty of tactical knowledge and passed the finish line in the second position in its group and completed the competition in the fourth place in the overall standings.
Marina Kaštela was the winner with the Udruga Kapetana crew in the second place and the Slobodna Dalmacija crew in the third place.
Following the competition, the award ceremony and a soiree took place in the new Sailing Centre and the “Spinnaker “restaurant giving the participants an opportunity to meet and greet.
A commemorative ceremony took place at Marina Kaštela for the opening of additional content preceded by the “Open Door Day” at Marina Kaštela when the local residents were given an opportunity to use the swimming pool free of charge along with sailing and rowing presentations and a concert by group TBF. Marina Kaštela opened an international sailing sports centre and an indoor swimming pool for public use throughout the entire year. This is a 25 m recreational swimming pool in a heated indoor area, the only of its kind in Dalmatia and also the first public swimming pool in Kaštela. The Kaštela Swimming Club is already active in the swimming pool. Previously, the club members had to travel to Split.
This investment valued at 53 million HRK incudes the 25 m indoor swimming pool with ancillary content, a restaurant, a wellness and a spa, a Sailing Club with a finished shoreline and hospitality content, as well as a paved shoreline promenade with additional infrastructure.
A press conference took place during the ceremonial opening at the “Spinnaker” restaurant where, along with Captain Josip Berket, there were also the Prefect of the Split-Dalmatia County, Blaženko Boban, as the representative of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Mayor of the City of Kaštel, Denis Ivanović, the Director of “Mirno more – Flota mira” (Calm Sea – Peace Fleet.), Michael Fuchs, and the representative of the Delegation of the Republic of Austria in the Republic of Croatia, Martina Klenner-Auvillain.
“The International Sailing Centre is going to be in the function of our sailing club. We also have a rowing and a volleyball club. It will serve for the organisation of various regattas. To a certain degree, we have combined the public benefit of regatta organisation with the value of the marina. It is similar to Barcelona. We intend to become a unique centre for sailing federations. We have already gained the attention of the Finish and Russian sailing federations. Our next step is building and sports hotel and a hostel.“ – emphasized Josip Berket, the owner of Marina Kaštela from Kaštel Gomilica.
Marina Kaštela has 450 berths and it has no problems renting the berths. It has a service base and it can, and does, accommodate mega yachts. We have a sufficient electricity supply for their needs and a draught of suitable depth.
Alongside this event, for the fourth time, Marina Kaštela is hosting children and volunteers as a part of the largest humanitarian sailing project for children “Mirno more – Flota mira” (Calm Sea – Peace Fleet.) This year, once again, Marina Kaštela is hosting the Peace Fleet that includes around a hundred boats where the crews participate in a variety of programs taking place both on the sea and on the shore. The unique spirit of the Peace Fleet is reflected in children growing up under difficult social circumstances and persons with psychological and physical disabilities as they sail together, have fun and dance. While doing so, they are learning an important life lesson: we can and we must leave together in peace.
A part of the Calm Sea fleet is a 4-boat crew organised by the Calm Sea Marina Kaštela Association that included children with diabetes, children without adequate parental care from the “Maestral” Home for Children and persons with mental disabilities from the “Mir” Centre for Rehabilitation from Rudine, as well as rehabilitation centres from Fojnica in Bosnia and Herzegovina.