Super Yacht Marina in Turkey

Work begins on Superyacht Facility at Çeşme Marina

Work to create a new superyacht marina at Çeşme Marina, on the Izmir Peninsula, in the Aegean has begun.

The marina is a joint investment between Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, and local investment company IC Ibrahim Çeçen Holdings, who have leased the marina for 25 years under a “build-operate-transfer” scheme. Founded in 1969, the company is active in the building, industry, tourism, energy and operations sectors

Construction is expected to take eight months with the opening scheduled for May 2010.

Turkey, with its incomparable coastline and long history of seafaring, is one of the most important super yacht cruising areas in the Mediterranean.

Set in a natural harbour and, when complete will provide 400 berths up to 60m in length this marina will offer access to one of the world’s most beautiful cruising grounds.

Services will include fuel as well as fresh water and electricity. An 80 ton travel hoist will also be available for haul-out, along with technical support for yacht maintenance, engine repairs and electronics

The site is a 45 minute drive from an international airport in Izmir and is located right at the western end of the Izmir peninsula with easy access 24 hours a day in all weather conditions.

The investment value of the Çeşme Marina Project is 12,000,000 Euro. The total project area is 34,500 sq m. Buildings for marina services and commercial use amount to 7,500 sq m.

Architectural plans have been prepared by Atelier Xavier Bohl and Ayyapı Architects with attention being paid to the historical and cultural inheritance of the area around Çeşme.

There are many historical and cultural sites to visit within easy reach of the marina and an excursion to try the healing and restorative properties of the hot springs and spas is an attractive option.