Karpaz Gate Marina has received the TYHA International Marina of the Year Award 2017 in a ceremony held at the 2017 London Boat Show on Thursday 12th January.
The Yacht Harbour Association’s (TYHA) Marina of the Year Awards were open to all Gold Anchor accredited marinas both in the UK and abroad, with boat owners and berth holders invited to vote online for their favourite marina within five different categories.
Five winners and runners up were announced in the categories of UK Coastal Marinas (under and over 250 berths), UK Inland Marinas, International Marinas and Superyacht Marinas.
Karpaz Gate Marina harbour master Deniz Akaltan collected the award at the ceremony. He said, “To be recognised as the International Marina of the Year for 2017 is a huge honour. Only five years ago, the potential of North Cyprus as a yachting destination was largely unidentified. It was a huge challenge to introduce this piece of heaven on earth to the yachting community, so we are delighted to have achieved this and that our clients share our enthusiasm.
“We are especially proud to receive the award because it was decided by our berth holders and boat owners who voted for us. We would like to thank them for their support and reiterate our ongoing commitment to our clients and the local community. This achievement is the perfect start to the New Year, which promises to be a very exciting one for the marina and the region as more people discover North Cyprus and this beautiful cruising area in the East Mediterranean.
“Since we opened in 2011, it has been a fantastic experience for us as we developed the marina and welcomed new visitors. This award is the result of a tremendous amount of work and dedication by the marina team. We are now planning ahead with even greater enthusiasm to ensure we satisfy our clients with outstanding service, facilities, security and entertainment, as well as continuing to lead the development of this region and introduce it to more sailors and boaters.”
This year, TYHA worked closely with partners GJW Insurance to encourage marina customers to vote for their favourite marina, which culminated in over 4,100 votes being cast for the 2017 awards.
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