The 84 sailors competing in the 2012 Eastern Mediterranean Yacht Rally (EMYR) have been recently hosted by the Karpaz Gate Marina (KGM), part of the all-new Karpaz Bay Resort in Northern Cyprus. The annual international rally, which comprises yachting enthusiasts aboard approximately 33 yachts, arrived at KGM for two days at the beginning of this month and were so impressed with the facilities as well as the service that they received that they came back a week later for an additional two days, before continuing their journey around the highlights of the Eastern Mediterranean.
On arrival at the marina a welcoming ceremony was held and rally participants enjoyed cocktails and evening dinner at the marina’s Hemingway’s Restobar, followed by a presentation ceremony. The next day, tours of local attractions were arranged and the highlights visited included the Monastery and Golden Beach in the Dipkarpaz area. Early evening entertainment, with live music, was later enjoyed while a Happy Hour promotion was available to all participants.
During the visit, many vessels took advantage of the local competitive fuel prices and enquired about securing a long-term berth at Karpaz Gate Marina, which is the Eastern Mediterranean’s only luxury marina. Located on the stunning, unspoilt Karpaz Peninsula in the north-eastern tip of Northern Cyprus, it offers 300 berths including 15 berths for super yachts and mega yachts up to a maximum of 60 metres in length. Facilities at the resort now include an extensive 18,000 sqm dry dock with hauling out and over-wintering facilities, mini supermarket, children’s play area, restaurant/bar and gymnasium. A stylish beach club is also due to open in August 2012.
Roy Klajman, Director of Sea-Alliance Group, the marina management company, said: “Once again the EMYR were delighted with what they found at the marina since the facilities on offer were far superior to those found elsewhere. We proudly welcomed them and demonstrated the progress that we have made at the marina since their first visit last year. Feedback has been extremely positive and we are thrilled with the response!”