Here is an overview of Nava Boats history. The company Nautika Centar Nava started as a micro family business for boat charter. Slowly but steadily evolved into a small family business with 30+ employees. They are now connected not only by the firm’s goals but by friendships, memories, and family relationships…

The biggest Nava Boats History milestones were the dealerships and organization of the Adriatic Lagoon Regatta.

Detailed overview of Nava Boats History

2022Opening a fourth charter base in Marina Polesana in Pula with 3 Lagoon catamarans, 2 X-Yachts sailboats and one powerboat
Saxdor Days in Split, Croatia
2021Beneteau and Lagoon Open Days with Nautika Centar Nava – Open Days event
Adding a fully crewed Lagoon Sixty5 to our charter fleet
Sales Department and Base Manager and his team move to the new office and workshop at Obala kneza Branimira 11, Split
Opening of the third charter base in Rogoznica, Marina Frapa
Expanding and redesigning of Volvo Penta spare part shop, offices, and meeting and educational space at Sustipanski put, Split
2020Saxdor Yachts dealership
TIWAL dealership – sales and rent of small inflatable sailboats in Croatia
2019The charter fleet consists of 28 Lagoon catamarans, 5 X-Yachts sailboats, 4 Beneteau and Jeanneau sailboats, and 8 powerboats; a total of 45 boats
4 one-design X43‘s in our charter fleet + one Xc35
2018The highest number of units sold worldwide – Lagoon Award
Record Adriatic Lagoon Regatta with 22 competing catamarans
X-Yachts dealership
Charter Department participates for the first time at Newport Boat Show
2017New charter base in Slano (just 12 nm north of Dubrovnik, 2 nm from Sipan, 9 from Mljet, and 35 to Korcula)
Organization of Barracuda Tour in Croatia
2016Lagoon 560 S2 – Pura Vida, crewed with skipper and hostess
Best Lagoon Escapade award
Organized Brunswick Press Event
Charter Department participates for the first time at Annapolis Boat Show
2015Refitting the Lagoon 570 with new performance sails and engines
The 4th edition of the Adriatic Lagoon Regatta becomes part of Rendez-vous, a festival of France in Croatia 
2014First luxury crewed catamaran Lagoon 620 in our offer
Lagoon Awards for best Owners Lagoon Escapade
31 employees
Applying for EU funding in order to co-finance the modernization of business processes
2013Share capital is increased to 308.650 EUR
Purchase of Lagoon 52
29 employees
201226 employees
Lagoon award for the best owner’s event organization for our first Adriatic Lagoon Regatta
201020 employees
1st place award from Bénéteau in customer satisfaction
2008Additional office space of 300 m2 at Uvala baluni 8, Split for the Charter and Yacht Management Administration & Booking, Finance and Accounting, and Management
Sold our share in Jadran nautika d.o.o.
Third-best Lagoon dealer in Europe
2007Grand Banks dealership
2006Founded a sister company – Jadran nautika d.o.o., with 50% of owners’ share for the distribution of Princess yachts in the ex-Yugoslav countries
Riviera dealership
Best Lagoon dealer in Europe Award
2005Princess distributor for the Serbian market
2004Ancasta brokerage representative
The Charter fleet consists of 37 boats and yachts of which 4 are the company’s property
17 employees
2003Business offices and workshop renovations
Sea Ray award for the highest increase in sales
2002Volvo Penta dealership and center in Croatia
2001Lagoon dealership
2000Bénéteau motor yachts and Sea Ray dealerships
1998Bénéteau dealership
19973 employees
1996Fearline, Regal, and Boston Whaler dealerships
Garmin dealership
1995Uvala baluni 1, Split becomes the company’s business address
1990The Nava Boats history starts with the company Nautika Centar Nava being founded by Dario Marijan with 2 employees

Nava Boats History in Pictures

Take a trip down memory lane with us…

Let's stay in touch
subscribe to our Newsletter

Let us know your questions, suggestions and concerns.