Camper & Nicholsons’ Cesme Marina won “Best Marina of the Year” at the “Golden Anchor Awards” in Istanbul on Saturday 12th November. The marina is thrilled to have received the acknowledgement, after only one year of operation. Cesme won the award ahead of eight other marinas due to its high-specification construction, use of the latest technology and delivery of the highest standard of facilities and services for its customers.
The annual Turkish “Yachting Oscars”, now in their sixth year, see marine companies nominated across several categories, including “Port and Marina Management” with sub categories including “Best Port Management” and “Best Marina Management”. Cesme Marina overcame competition from a shortlist that included MarinTurk Pendik Marina, Milta Bodrum Marina, Netsel Marmaris Marina, and Port Göcek Marina to win the “Best Marina” title.
Kemal Saatcioglu, General Manager at Cesme Marina commented, “A great deal of attention has been given to the quality and detail in the marina’s construction, as well as the standards of service we offer to our customers, so we are very pleased that the efforts of Camper & Nicholsons Marinas and IC Holding has been acknowledged by this prestigious award. Cesme Marina has had a superb first year of operation and we continue to improve the facilities, including the construction of a breakwater extension and an increasing calendar of events including a new race program for the coming season. We are excited to welcome both new and returning customers to experience our marina.”
Organised by Dünya Newspaper and Deniz News Agency, the awards are sponsored by the Turkish Republic Ministry of Transport. The awards ceremony was attended by the Minister of Transportation, Maritime and Communications, Mr.Binali Yildirim and the President of IMO (International Maritime Organisation), Mr. Efthimios Mitropoulos.
Cesme Marina opened in June 2010 and has already experienced very successful seasons with thousands visiting by land and sea. The marina offers a full service marina with an extensive shore-side development including bars, shops, restaurants and a yacht club.