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North Cyprus’ first major marina open since June

By Sue Richards last modified Jul 11, 2011 01:06 PM

Published: 2011-07-11 13:06:34
Countries: Cyprus

Karpaz Gate Marina opened for business on 1st June with 300 berths in total for yachts ranging from 5m to 55m, all protected from the weather in a secure, sheltered harbour.

The marina is part of the 5-star Karpaz Bay Resort situated on Karpaz peninsula in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The resort once complete (2012) will offer a first-class range of facilities including bars, beach club, cafés, restaurants, a boutique hotel, casino, cinema, chandlery, yacht repairs and duty-free shopping.

The cruising ground is relatively undiscovered, with sandy bays, pine clad hills and quiet villages. The finger of the Karpaz peninsula points towards the Middle East and this region is possibly the island’s most unique, an area of gently rolling countryside, wild donkeys and ancient Byzantine churches. The beaches in this area are also nesting grounds for the protected loggerhead and green turtles.

In terms of services for the visiting cruiser, the marina has state-of-the-art cameras throughout the site, storage areas, golf buggies, fresh water, single and 3-phase electricity, yacht waste pump out, wifi, repairs and maintenance. Significantly, the marina offers a 300 tonne travel lift, the largest in the region and larger than most on the Turkish coast.

The marina has sent noonsite the following updates:

  • Official port of entry with customs and immigration on site
  • Marina can be contacted on VHF Channels 16 and 10
  • Up to 12 meters LOA finger system mooring, between 12-25 m. LOA med type mooring with two mooring lines, for larger yachts (<25 m. LOA) med type and alongside berthing
  • 24 hour tender boat assistance and diver service
  • Travel lift will arrive mid August and all dry dock facilities will be operational by the beginning of September
  • Special discounts on mooring fees for clients interested in yearly contracts
  • Special discounts on daily mooring fees for all boats above 18 mts
  • The Hemingway's restaurant in the marina is open, it includes traditional and international high quality food
  • 24 hour car rental and taxi services
  • Tour booking possible from the marina

For more information see the Karpaz Gate Marina Website

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