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New Marinas Planned for Istanbul

By Sue Richards last modified Oct 07, 2010 07:42 AM

Published: 2010-10-07 07:42:29
Countries: Turkey

Article taken from Cruising Compass

Boat Park Planned for Istanbul

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) is planning to build 10 marinas on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey. The project is named "Boat Park" and is aimed to help discourage environmental pollution and disorder on the Bosphorus. In the first phase of development, two marinas will be built in Tarabya and Istinye. Construction has been confirmed by the IMM Council and is awaiting approval from the Supreme Coordinating Committee before getting started.

Following the construction of the two marinas, which will have a total capacity for 400 yachts, eight more marinas will be built in other points of the Bosphorus. When completed, the Boat Park project will provide safe accommodation for nearly 5,000 yachts and boats. The first two marinas are expected to cost around $12 million.

The IMM has already met with several corporations and industry professionals over the project's construction, including Koccedil; Holding, the Dogus Group and Jefi Kamhi. Boat Park will be managed by ISPARK, an IMM enterprise company, offering services such as daily meteorology data, marine communication and security. The project will also include social areas, cafes, restaurants, special places for business meetings and helipads.

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