Karpaz Gate Marina, an exclusive new development that will open up the stunning, undiscovered Karpaz peninsula of Northern Cyprus, is progressing well. Currently under construction and project managed by Sea-Alliance Group Ltd, a maritime services operation specialising in marina developments, Karpaz Gate’s offering is to be enhanced significantly to provide the very best repair and refit facilities in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
A recent decision to extend the marina’s already generous dry dock area means that all vessels based at or visiting Karpaz Gate Marina will have access to an expansive 18,000sqm dry dock for refit and repairs, to aid with both maintenance and storage. A second enhancement is a 300 tonne crane rather than the 180 tonne crane that was originally planned. This crane will be the biggest in the TRNC and larger than most on the Turkish coast.
Once completed, Karpaz Gate Marina will become the most important maintenance centre in this part of the Mediterranean and, as a result, is expected to become a highly popular marina destination in the eastern Mediterranean.
Roy Klajman, Managing Director of Sea-Alliance Group Ltd, says: “It has always been a priority for the owner and managers of Karpaz Gate Marina to offer world-class facilities. Improving the repair and refit facilities beyond our original plans is an important part of that strategy. Visiting superyacht and megayacht owners will have access to the largest and best possible maintenance facilities in the eastern Mediterranean and we anticipate that this will be a big draw for visitors.”
Over the winter, development work on the breakwater areas has been progressing well, and the marina is set to be completed, on time, in Spring 2011. More than 400m of the main breakwater is now complete (out of a total of 650m) and the secondary breakwater is also moving along, with 90m of the 150m complete. These areas will ensure a sheltered environment for yachts needing either a home port or visiting berth in the eastern Mediterranean.