The passion for sailing is priceless. With its magnificent seas and bays, Turkey has remained a popular destination for years for those who love sailing. In addition to its wonderful bays, Turkey is home to great marinas that offer excellent service located along the Aegean, Mediterranean and the Marmara coasts. Below is a review of marinas frequented by local and international boat owners
Ataköy Marina is located in the heart of the city in Bakırköy, only 7 kilometers away from the Atatürk Airport in Istanbul. The marina has been a pioneer in Turkey, opening of Turkey’s first mega yacht marina in May 2017.
Ataköy Marina has capacity for 805 boats (573 at the existing marina and 232 at the mega yacht port). Services provided in include mooring and diving; utilities for boats; toilets, showers;laundry, cable TV;wireless internet connection; parking for 1535 vehicles; a traffic control tower;communication with radio; guidance in Transit-log; daily weather forecast; library; first aid and medical services;taxi;car rental and agency services. Ataköy Marina als has social facilities including the Ataköy Marina Park Life Center, the Galleria Shopping Center and the Sheraton İstanbul Ataköy.
With a 40-ton capacity travel lift and an experienced technical team, Ataköy Marina provides yacht owners reliable and high-quality services.
A port of entry at the very west point of Izmir Peninsula, Çeşme Marina is well-protected in all weather conditions. Being located at a 45-minute drive from the city centre and Adnan Menderes International Airport, is highly accessible by highways as well.
With berths for yachts up to 60-m in length, the marina offers all the world-class facilities from accommodation to restaurants and yacht supplies to repairing services that boaters have come to expect including a coastal village, which is both an architectural landmark and a major attraction for both residents and visitors. The redeveloped waterfront is home to cafes, restaurants, shops and a yacht club; as well as a chandlery, launderette, washrooms and a supermarket. Wireless internet and dedicated car parking are also available.
With facilities and services of the highest standard both afloat and ashore, Çeşme Marina is a new focal point for Izmir’s historic town of Çeşme, bringing new life to its colourful waterfront and becoming the primary hub for luxury yachting in the East Mediterranean.
A paradise where Turkey’s Mediterranean coast meets the pristine south west, D-Marin Göcek is sheltered in a cove of unspoilt beaches, pine forests and fascinating islands to create Turkey’s most secure natural marina. It svalue has been recognized and the it is registered as a protected area, meaning multi-storey constructions are not allowed and the natural beauty has been largely preserved.
Q Lounge, an exquisite restaurant both for its menu and architecture. serves contemporary Japanese ‘’izakaya’’ cuisine accompanied by a wide selection of wines and special cocktail recipes. It is a ‘’must visit’’ place, especially during summer nights with a great selection of music. Adjacent to the 250-meter long blue flag beach with its pure white sand and deep blue water D-Resort Göcek –the luxury resort hotel welcomes you next to the marina.
D-Marin Göcek, offering the use of the new superyacht berthing area on June 2013, attracts the attention of the owners of superyachts with a unique position in the Turkey’s south and has become a unique superyacht destination with its untouched natural beauties. Apart from its natural heritage, the marina hosts sailing races attracting the sea lovers, all year round.
Göcek city centre itself is only a five-minute walk from the marina and contains many pleasant restaurants, cafés and bars along its promenade.
Port Alaçatı Marina
Port Alaçatı Marina is located near Alaçatı, the heart of windsurfing on the Aegean with its crystal clear waters and constant winds. Port Alaçatı Marina is only a few kilometers from Alaçatı, a popular holiday destination with attractive beaches, architecture, beautiful windmills, vineyards, historical attractions and a famous Saturday market.
Port Alaçatı Marina has a mooring capacity of 250 boats and a dry docking capacity for 80 boats with a maximum length of 35 meters and a depth of 4 meters. Security services are provided 24 hours. We provide towing and mooring services, in addition to maintenance and repair with by experienced staff and firms. Other amenities on site include a fuel station, waste reception facility, laundry, cash dispenser, yacht market, parking, infirmary, electricity-water, wc and showers, wireless internet, pay phone, swimming platform, guest beach, hotel, cafe and restaurants.
West Istanbul Marina
West Istanbul Marina offers you a harbor for your boat in a secluded and secure location, away from the noise and crowds of the city — yet still within the city — and only 17 km away from the Atatürk Airport to the west of Istanbul.
West Istanbul has a mooring capacity of 600 boats and an a dry docking capacity for300 boats. It also has a700-tonne travel lift in addition to offering repair services for megayacths.
West Istanbul Marina is not just for parking your boat: it is an attractive spot you will hardly want to leave which has fine dining, bars, fitness & spa center, sports fields, a sailing school, boutique bazaar, beaches and much more.
“Our marina, the pearl of Bodrum where the cool waters of the Aegean Sea gracefully meet the unique nature of the Mediterranean, will be known by the name of our gorgeous bay,” says PR Manager Burcu Anış, on the rebranding of the Marina as of the 2018 season.
Winner of The Yacht Harbour Association 2018 Gold Anchor Award in the Superyacht Marina Of The Year, Yalikavak Marina is Turkey’s first high-capacity mega yacht marina. Built in 2010, it is a mixture of idyllic location with superb amenities and technical services; while hosting 69 super yachts up to 135m in length, with a total of 620-yacht-welcoming capacity. With over 100 world-class brands, both Turkish and international cuisine, beautiful boutique hotels together with an EU Blue Flag beach, the Marina offers an unrivalled marine experience in Yalikavak.
Anış comments: “The colour of our new logo captures the shades of the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea. We’ll host the Yacht Show Eurasia Exhibition on 20-25 June, and the Sportfishing Tournament on 9-12 August. We’ll have a regatta to honor the 30th of August, Victory Day. Our Marina hopes to become an indispensable route for those who commit to the passion of sailing.”