Thanks to the amazing first full year, Karpaz Gate Marina, is now considered as one of the most comprehensive as well as advanced superyacht marina facilities in the popular yacht charter destination – the Eastern Mediterranean.
From berth and technical services to security systems, Karpaz is now offering exceptional facilities which meet and exceed all marine, leisure and shore requirements and is already receiving high praise from visitors.
The move to fix marina prices at 2012 prices, combined with booming tourism in North Cyprus, is set to ensure Karpaz will welcome even more visitors in the new year and further enhance its name as a first-class destination.
The season saw the arrival of the first superyachts to take advantage of the extensive new facilities and the tax free environment. The duty-free status enjoyed by Karpaz, providing savings on fuel, technical service and supplies, produced substantial running cost savings for the yachts whilst they enjoy the best of the Eastern Mediterranean cruising.
Yard services are now capable of handling a vast range of mechanical, electrical and general maintenance requirements, with the largest capacity lift-out hoist in the region. Vessels up to 45 metres and with a beam of up 10 metres can be brought ashore for refit or antifouling.
Also completed this season are some of the most comprehensive security systems available in the Mediterranean ensuring the complete safety of the marina’s prestigious visitors. These facilities include 24/7 CCTV and security personnel throughout the marina and access control and access cards for each marina area.
The jewel in the Karpaz crown, the outstanding International Beach Club, has also been completed well in time for the opening of the 2013 season. The impressive new club boasts a 33m Infinity Pool, private beach, children’s pool and play area and beach restaurant and bar, serving light meals, pizza and grill.
In business since September 2012, Cyprus yachts on the main promenade offers sales and brokerage services and a number of well-known sail and motor boat dealerships, with a complete chandlery outlet also opening its doors in 2013.
The marina has received many positive comments from this year’s visiting yachts, including a US sailing yacht owner, who said: “We have visited 49 countries and as many marinas. KGM [Karpaz Gate Marina] is rated number one with us as one of the best marinas we have visited”, and from a 73-metre superyacht skipper, who commented: “Karpaz Marina gave a very warm welcome and a can-do attitude to all things possible on the beautiful northern part of Cyprus. Restaurant reservations, clearance formalities and tourist advice were spot on every time”.
Karpaz Gate Marina has clearly shown it has created an exceptional facility for yachtsmen who wish to experience a new cruising area in the beautiful waters of Northern Cyprus. More information about the marina is available at Tullett Prebon London Boat Show (January 12-20), at Turkish Culture & Tourism Stand: C150.