Wintering in Northern Cyprus

by • October 2, 2012 • Cyprus, Marina Reports, Photo GalleryComments Off280

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Karpaz Gate Marina, on the north coast of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean, has announced a comprehensive package for yachts berthing there throughout the winter period.

Vessels up to 45 metres will benefit from free lift and launch, free professionally applied antifouling and a host of other benefits designed to make winter berthing exceptional value in an area known to enjoy one of the best winter climates in the Mediterranean.

The winter berthing package also includes a new element with membership to the Marina’s newly opened on site International Beach Club. Modern and well-equipped the marina and its facilities are operated by a single management company, enabling all facilities on water and ashore to be linked cost-effectively for the boat owner.

The marina can accommodate yachts up to 55 metres.

The engineering and boat maintenance services include an 18,000 sq m dry dock for refit and repairs. A substantial 300 ton travel lift, one of the largest in the region, is capable of lifting vessels up to 45 metres and with a beam of up 10 metres. These vessels can be accommodated ashore or antifouled in the slings.

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Harbour Master Deniz Akaltan said: “Should owners leave their boats and return home during the winter months, they rest assured that their yacht is well cared for by us.”

The marina has one of the most sophisticated security systems in Mediterranean region with computerised, selective pontoon access and CCTV cameras located throughout the marina manned by security staff 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The marina has a pump-out station and its own treatment centre for waste. Watermaking facilities ensure there is no shortage of water for yachts use. WiFi access is available and is currently complimentary for berth holders. Staff are multi lingual and helpful, making it easy for visitors to experience this exceptional coastline. There are miles of sandy beaches, coves and bays along the North East of the country.

Yachts sailing to Northern Cyprus for the first time, will be pleased to learn the marina is a recognised port of entry and holds Duty-Free status.

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