Karpaz Gate Marina Welcomes Superyacht

Voted the Yacht Harbour Association’s (TYHA) International Marina of the Year 2017, Karpaz Gate Marina reported a 30% increase in berthing enquiries from boat owners and more interest from general visitors following January’s award win.

the North Cyprus marina is preparing for a record-breaking summer and has welcomed its first superyacht of the 2017 season.

Built as Lady Christine in 2001 by Oceanco in Netherlands at Alblasserdam shipyard and last refitted in 2007, the 56m Queen Mavia arrived at Karpaz Gate Marina in early May before visiting Kyrenia and then returning to Karpaz.

The marina is an ideal base for people looking to enjoy the relaxing surroundings and facilities of the Karpaz Peninsula and explore the stunning and historic North Cyprus region featuring ancient castles and abbeys, vibrant culture and enticing cuisine.


After receiving TYHA 5 Gold Anchor status in 2013, this year’s award recognition reflects the marina’s on-going emphasis on customer service and personal attention for its clients.


Deniz Akaltan, Karpaz Gate Marina’s Harbour Master, is looking forward to the busy summer season. He said: “To be recognised as the International Marina of the Year for 2017 is a huge honour for Karpaz Gate. Since winning the award we have been busy preparing for the 2017 season. We have seen an increase in interest from international boat owners over the past few months and therefore anticipate 2017 will be a very successful year.

“Since we opened in 2011, we have developed the marina and welcomed new visitors from around the world. This award is the outcome of an incredible amount of work and commitment by the marina team. We are now planning to lead the development of North Cyprus and introduce it to more sailors and international boaters.”

With 300 berths and the capability to accommodate up to 60m vessels, the marina features leisure facilities that can be enjoyed by visiting crew including a Beach Club with infinity pool, water sports centre and on-site restaurant Hemingway’s on the attractive Promenade area.

The Marina also has a 300-ton capacity travel lift, enabling it to execute a wide scope of technical and specialist work.

Located in a secure and sheltered harbour, the marina has CCTV and security personnel throughout the marina as well as access control and access cards for each area