ICE achieves impressive bookings: Limited availability for bareboat yacht-charters

Excitement is building as the International Charter Expo (ICE) prepares for its upcoming edition. This B2B event in the yachting industry has already reached a significant milestone, with 85% of the expo’s capacity booked one year in advance. Additionally, if you’re considering exhibiting your yacht-charter services, time is of the essence, as the ground-floor booths are nearly fully booked. Read on to discover why ICE continues to be the go-to place for relevant professionals in the yachting industry.

Pre-bookings for ICE’23 break the records

Yacht-charter professionals and industry leaders have eagerly secured their spots at this prestigious expo. With 85% of the expo’s capacity for bareboat yacht-charter companies already booked, it’s clear that ICE remains the ultimate place to network and meet new business partners.

For those specializing in crewed yacht-charters, the urgency to secure a booth is also predominant. These highly sought spaces at the area designated for Crewed & Luxury companies are quickly being booked, highlighting the immense interest and demand for crewed yacht-charter services. Exhibiting at Crewed & Luxury area provides an unparalleled visibility and the opportunity to connect with potential business partners.

Return rate indicating success

That said, ICE statistics show that 78% of participants at the expo are returnees. Many things can indicate how successful an event was, and one of them is return rate. It tells us that participants consider ICE to be very efficient for their business. How come ICE has a high return rate? Networking. ICE brings together a diverse range of yacht-charter professionals, fleet operators, brokers, central agents, suppliers and other industry professionals from all over the world. It’s a unique chance to expand your network, establish valuable partnerships, and connect with industry peers.

ICE has already achieved an impressive booking rate of 85% for the expo reflecting the immense interest and anticipation surrounding the event. As the first-floor exhibiting booths for bareboat yacht-charters approach sell-out, it’s clear that ICE continues to be a leading gathering for yacht-charter professionals worldwide. Act swiftly to secure your place and make the most of the exceptional networking opportunities and industry exposure that ICE offers.

8 Billion Euro Industry is Getting Together in Croatia: Hundreds of Super-Yachts to be Presented in Zagreb


The exclusive yacht charter B2B trade show ICE (International Charter Expo) is reaching new records in this year’s edition, where hundreds of prestigious crewed yachts from all over the world will be represented at the Zagreb Fairgrounds. From December 6th to 8th 2023, Zagreb will become the united place of the elite yacht charter industry, valued at 8 billion euros.


Executive directors of yacht charter companies, central agents of crewed luxury yachts, most relevant brokers and agencies, as well as suppliers will have the opportunity to network with new business partners and exchange ideas. Meetings are scheduled in advance through proprietary matchmaking software, which increases the efficiency of a highly attended expo like ICE.


The most attractive part of the expo is the growing Crewed & Luxury sector, where 800 prestigious yacht models worth over 1 trillion euros in seasonal rentals will be presented this year. In addition, fleet managers will have the opportunity to present their investment programs to investors at the Investors Lounge, with the aim of expanding their fleets through new business collaborations.

– I cannot emphasize enough how important ICE has become to the yacht charter world. ICE gathers 1500+ decision makers from 550+ companies, all focused on networking and building new business relationships. ICE is everyone’s gateway to the yacht charter industry, crewed and bareboat, and we invite all to register and join this truly unique trade show – said Antonija Hajman, the head of ICE organization team.


The growing interest of charter companies in networking with business partners, as well as the growth of ICE itself, is evidenced by the fact that the Yachtmaster Group has made the largest number of group reservations at Hilton hotels in Zagreb. In addition to the traditionally full DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb and Hilton Garden Inn, this year visitors to the expo will also be booked at the Canopy Hotel by Hilton. This way, nothing is left to the care of the expo participants, so they can focus on achieving their business goals at the fair.

For the eighth year in a row, visitors to this exclusive three-day event put their trust in the hands of the Yachtmaster Group, which ensures high organizational standards. Applications for ICE are open from April 12, 2023, with a time-limited early-bird discount, and more information can be found on the official website and social media.

We look forward to seeing you at ICE!