Karpaz Gate Marina now official port of entry
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Karpaz Gate Marina, part of the all-new Karpaz Bay Resort in Northern Cyprus - one of the most luxurious resorts in the Eastern Mediterranean – is now an official Port of Entry. All marine vessels can now officially enter Northern Cyprus at Karpaz Gate Marina following the recent approval of Port of Entry status earlier this month (1 Feb).
As a result, visitors to the marina will now experience a smooth arrival to, and departure from, Northern Cyprus via Karpaz Gate Marina, which is positioned in a protected bay on the north side of the Karpaz Peninsula at N35° 33,5’ – E034° 13,6’.
With 300 berths, 12 of which are designed for super yachts up to 55 metres, Karpaz Gate Marina provides much-needed berthing capacity within the Mediterranean. Since its soft-launch in June 2011, many hundreds of yacht owners, passengers and crew, travelling from all over the world, have been welcomed by the Karpaz Gate Marina team.
Itay Singer, of Sea-Alliance Group, the marina management company, said: “Becoming an official port of entry to Northern Cyprus is a great coup for us and all our visitors. We can now provide smooth access into and out of the marina, with no need for visiting yachts to visit other ports before coming to, or leaving, Karpaz Gate Marina. The move helps to put Karpaz on the map as an international yachting destination.”
Karpaz Gate Marina is a five star marina and resort, where visitors will now be able to enjoy duty-free shopping and fuel, also as a result of the recently confirmed Port of Entry status.
Additional services are provided in the expansive 18,00sqm dry dock including a 300 ton travel lift which can service vessels of up to 10m beam, 4m draft and more than 45m length, including mono- and multi-hulls. Leisure services include a restaurant, terrace and bar at ‘Hemingway’s Restobar’, which serves freshly prepared local and international dishes. There is also ‘The Market’, selling branded and local produce, a Fitness gym with high quality equipment, and an exciting children’s play area.
In the summer, a luxury Pool and Beach Club will also be completed, which will feature a 35 metre swimming pool and a separate children’s pool.