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Karpaz Gate Marina Receives Accolade in TYHA Marina of the Year Awards for Third Time

Press release   •   Sep 20, 2019 10:35 BST

Liza Singer, Managing Director of Karpaz Gate Marina, receives the award for TYHA International Marina of the Year Runner-up 2019 at Southampton Boat Show

Berth holders vote North Cyprus destination among the world’s most popular marinas in The Yacht Harbour Association’s annual competition

For the third time, Karpaz Gate Marina in North Cyprus has been voted among the world’s most popular Gold Anchor-accredited marinas with recognition in the prestigious The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) Towergate’s Marina of the Year Awards 2019.

Decided by the feedback from berth holders and boat owners, the full-service 300-berth marina on the island’s stunning Karpaz peninsula was selected as Runner-Up in the International Marina of the Year category.

The award reflects the high level of customer satisfaction achieved by 5 Gold Anchor-rated Karpaz Gate Marina during the past year due to the exceptional standard of its facilities and services, and the exclusive atmosphere created by the staff and setting at the unique North Cyprus location.

TYHA Marina of the Year Awards 2019 was open to all Gold Anchor accredited marinas both in the UK and overseas, with customers invited to select their favourite marina within five different categories.

Liza Singer, Karpaz Gate Marina Managing Director, who received the award at a special presentation ceremony at the Which Marina? Stand at Southampton International Boat Show on Wednesday, said: “For the third time since 2017, we are once again honoured to receive recognition in The Yacht Harbour Association Marina of the Year Awards due to the positive support and votes from our clients. We are so pleased that our commitment and efforts are prevailing and that our customers continue to enjoy and appreciate the high standards of our facilities and our personal service.

“I believe our value proposition is unique because of the combination of flexible and cost-effective berthing packages and on-site Technical Centre, with luxury recreational facilities including our Beach Club and promenade. We are freshly motivated to work hard to exceed the expectations of everyone who visits our special marina and we look forward to introducing visitors to our new boutique hotel, hammam and spa which opens next year.”

As the honours continue to arrive, Karpaz Gate Marina is expanding and enhancing its offering for boat owners and visitors. A boutique hotel, hammam and spa overlooking the marina is set to open by spring 2020, plus a new on-site Ocean Yachting Training Centre will offer expert instruction and a range of training schemes and courses.

Winner of the International Marina of the Year for 2017 and runner-up in 2018/19, Karpaz Gate Marina has held 5 Gold Anchors, one of the highest accolades for service and operational standards available in the industry, since 2013.

Official Port of Entry Karpaz Gate Marina caters for yachts up to 60m, with leisure facilities including the exceptional Karpaz Gate Marina Beach Club, with 33m infinity pool and watersports centre, Private Gallery Club, gym, children’s play area and Hemingway’s Resto-Bar. The full-service offering is completed by the Karpaz Gate Marina Technical Centre, which can now meet demand for almost any request, from maintenance work to hull painting, carpentry work and teak replacement.

Berthing packages for 2019 include extra flexibility for long-term berth-holders, free haul-out and anti-fouling deals, special deals for catamarans and contract discounts for motor yachts to cover any fuel costs incurred during the trip to North Cyprus.

TYHA, a group association within British Marine, launched the Marina of the Year Awards in 2014 to recognise the best of almost 160 Gold Anchor-accredited marinas across the world and help nominated marinas provide a better service for their customers.

To discuss the best individually-tailored berthing package at Karpaz Gate Marina, please telephone the marina office on +90 0533 833 7878 or email The 2019 Price List and further information is available on the website at


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Karpaz Gate Marina

Office Tel: +90 533 833 7878



Jules Riegal

Saltwater Stone

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About Karpaz Gate Marina

Our Vision: Karpaz Gate Marina’s vision is to introduce the less travelled areas of the Eastern Mediterranean to the yachting sector, to lead the development of this region to create a widely recognised and attractive yachting tourism destination, and to establish the marina as the leading homeport in the Eastern Mediterranean.

  • Location: the northern shore of the Karpaz Peninsula in North Cyprus, 20nm west of Cape Andreas and 48nm east of Girne (N35 33.5’ E34 13.6’)
  • Awards: Karpaz Gate Marina was named The Yacht Harbour Association’s (TYHA) International Marina of the Year Runner-up in 2019 and 2018/19 and the 2017 International Marina of the Year Winner; TYHA’s top rating of 5 Gold Anchors was received in July 2013; ICOMIA Clean Marina standard achieved in July 2013
  • Berths: 300 accommodating up to 60m vessels, including 15 berths for superyachts
  • Berth services: power and fresh water available for every berth; TV connection; high speed Wi-Fi to all areas of the marina
  • Security: 24/7 CCTV and security personnel throughout the marina as well as access control and access cards for each marina area
  • Boat Yard: 18,000 square metres of dry storage area, with modern and fully-equipped workshops and a 300-ton travel lift accommodating yachts with a beam up to 10m. Services include: yacht painting, carpentry, hull repairs, anti-fouling (including Coppercoat application), polishing and varnishing, teak work, engine and reduction gear servicing, rudder system servicing, navigation equipment servicing, electrical works
  • Fuel: Euro diesel and gasoline available
  • Duty Free status: includes duty-free prices on fuel, technical services and supplies, as well as berthing fees
  • Leisure facilities: include Hemingway’s Resto-Bar; Beach Club, with 33m Infinity pool, watersports centre, private beach, children’s pool and play area, restaurant and bar; Cinema / Art Gallery; Mephisto Diving Centre; fitness centre/gym
  • Cruising locations: there are miles of sandy beaches, coves and bays along the north east coast of Northern Cyprus, with Famagusta (67nm) and Girne (48nm) a short sail away. The nearby southern Turkish coastline includes the harbours of Alanya, Antalya, Marmaris and Bodrum. In just under 300 nautical miles it is possible to reach Rhodes, gateway to the Greek Islands
  • On-site activities: include private Gallery Club, music and movie nights, BBQs
  • Shore services: on-site mini-market, chandlery, laundry room, international currency ATM
  • Marina office services: include online weather updates; concierge and VIP service; airport collection service to/from nearest airports of Larnaca and Ercan
  • Freshwater: produced on site
  • Pollution controls: waste water collection and treatment plant; solid waste collection stations; bilge water collection service; waste engine oil collection stations; independent desalination plant on site
  • Port of Entry: marina office provides full assistance with clearance procedures
  • Group membership: ICOMIA Marinas Group (IMG); ‘Destinations’, a network of exclusive marinas established by ART Marine Marinas
  • Contact: Marina Office on VHF Channel 10 ‘Karpaz Gate Marina’. The marina also listens on Channel 16
  • 2019 offers*: include a free haul out, hull wash and anti-fouling application with 21 days hard standing for annual berth holders; VIP care package; ‘Freezing Option’ to suspend annual contract; Flexible package to berth in water or dry dock; Stay 1 week, pay for 5 days; Fuel costs incentives
    *Terms and Conditions apply

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