Karpaz Gate Marina has become the first marina in Cyprus to achieve Gold Anchor status after it was awarded the prestigious 5 Gold Anchor rating following an assessment by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA).
The luxury 300-berth marina in Northern Cyprus came through the rigorous appraisal process to seal the highest accolade available and join an elite group of marinas across the world with only the most superior facilities and service.
Managed by the Sea-Alliance Group, the marina has benefited from the Group’s extensive experience in the requirements of yacht owners, focusing on customer service and the provision of industry-leading services both in the marina itself and shore-side.
Roy Klajman, director of Sea-Alliance said, “This is a significant milestone for Karpaz Gate Marina and we are extremely proud of our team which has produced the exceptional standards required to achieve this award. Our attention to detail and comprehensive training of everyone involved with the marina has created a blue print for other projects in the future.”
TYHA assessor Murat Tuncer described Karpaz Gate Marina as “an ideally situated base in the heart of the area - the perfect place from which the Karpaz peninsula’s pristine waters, untouched bays and deserted sandy beaches can be explored”.
He continued: “The marina is just as enticing, offering a first-class range of facilities including bars, beach club, cafés, restaurants, chandlery, yacht repairs and duty-free shopping. Inland, the delights of Northern Cyprus await. It’s a land of pine-clad mountains, quiet villages, fascinating historical towns, ancient sights and welcoming people.”
As part of its 5 Gold Anchor status, Karpaz Gate Marina has also achieved the internationally recognised ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) clean marinas award.
Deniz Akaltan, harbour master of Karpaz Gate Marina said, “We are delighted and extremely proud that we have achieved the highest level of award.
“We have invested a lot of time, work and energy to reach this high standard so that we are able to present an exemplary level of facilities and service in such a new sailing destination.
“We are delighted to now have formal recognition of our commitment to ensuring the marina provides the best facilities and service to all our visitors and berth-holders and we will continue to strive to maintain the highest standards.
The first modern marina in Northern Cyprus, Karpaz Gate Marina can cater for vessels ranging from 5 metres up to 55 metres. The finger mooring system caters for boats up to 12 metres LOA and its Mediterranean type mooring system caters for vessels from 12 metres LOA. There are alongside or stern-to mooring facilities for superyachts.
Boat maintenance facilities on site include an 18,000 sq m dry dock for refit and repairs, as well as a substantial 300-ton travel lift that is capable of lifting vessels up to 45 metres and with a beam of up 10 metres.
For more information, visit www.karpazbay.com.