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 it 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 various dealerships and organization of the Adriatic Lagoon Regatta.

Detailed Overview of Nava Boats History



  • Launching of the new website
  • Riviera dealership
  • Opening 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


  • Beneteau 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


  • Saxdor Yachts dealership
  • TIWAL dealership – sales and rent of small inflatable sailboats in Croatia


  • The 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


  • The highest number of units sold worldwide – Lagoon Award
  • Record Adriatic Lagoon Regatta with 22 competing catamarans
  • X-Yachts & Humphree dealerships
  • Charter Department participates for the first time at Newport Boat Show


  • New 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


  • Lagoon 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


  • Refitting 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 


  • First 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


  • Share capital is increased to 308.650 EUR
  • Purchase of Lagoon 52
  • 29 employees


  • 26 employees
  • Lagoon award for the best owner’s event organization for our first Adriatic Lagoon Regatta


  • 20 employees
  • 1st place award from Bénéteau in customer satisfaction


  • Additional 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


  • Grand Banks dealership


  • Founded 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


  • Princess distributor for the Serbian market


  • Ancasta brokerage representative
  • Volvo Penta Center in Croatia with the organization of a servicing and distributor network
  • The Charter fleet consists of 37 boats and yachts of which 4 are the company’s property
  • 17 employees


  • Business offices and workshop renovations
  • Sea Ray award for the highest increase in sales


  • Volvo Penta service workshop




  • Bénéteau dealership


  • 3 employees


  • Fearline, Regal, and Boston Whaler dealerships
  • Garmin dealership


  • Uvala baluni 1, Split becomes the company’s business address


  • The Nava Boats history starts with the company Nautika Centar Nava being founded by Dario Marijan with 2 employees

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