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!

Dear sailing friends,

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!

Your Bavadria team

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.

Overall standings:

  1. MARINA KAŠTELA (11:49:23)
  2. UDRUGA KAPETANA (11:51:05)
  3. SLOBODNA DALMACIJA (11:55:54)
  4. JK MORNAR (11:57:25)
  5. KAPETANIJA (11:57:30)
  6. HRM (11:57:57)
  7. POMORSKA POLICIJA (11:59:25)
  8. POMORSKI FAKULTET (12:00:25)
  9. DIVERSO – KLIPER (12:06:03)