Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
North Cyprus Haven Retains Prestigious 5 Gold Anchor Award
The North Cyprus haven of Karpaz Gate Marina was featured recently as one in series of marina based shows we record for Superyacht Radio.
Because it appeared on our show Around the World we were delighted to learn that The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) has decided that following a rigorous assessment the marina is to retain its prestigious 5 Gold Anchor award.
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The internationally recognised industry accreditation officially endorses the marina’s standards of facilities, customer service, operational efficiency and commitment to the environment.
Following the 2019 review, the TYHA assessor praised the marina for its high-quality offering for sailors on a stunning stretch of coastline on the north east peninsula of the island. The report also highlighted the positive impact and benefits that are anticipated when the new Karpaz Gate Marina hotel opens in 2020.
The award reflects Karpaz Gate Marina and North Cyprus ’s growing reputation among boat owners as one of the premier home ports and most appealing destinations in the Mediterranean due to its unique offering of full-service capabilities, leisure and technical facilities, premium service, safe berthing and beautiful location, all at attractive prices.
The Gold Anchor scheme has been auditing marinas throughout the world for more than 25 years and considers all operational, facility and customer service aspects of running a modern marina. The assessment also gains feedback directly from customers and utilises a mystery shop process to gain valuable insights into the customer experience delivered.
Duty free fuel
Karpaz Gate Marina offers both Eurodiesel and Gasoline at its on-site fuel station at a significantly lower cost compared to other countries in the region, enjoying the attractive north Cypriot fuel prices. The additional advantage of the Marina’s duty-free status then provides an even greater saving to foreign registered boats’ owners.
Berthing incentives and packages for 2019 include extra flexibility for long-term berth-holders and contract discounts for motor yachts to cover any fuel costs incurred during the trip to North Cyprus.
Liza Singer, Managing Director of Karpaz Gate Marina, said: “The award is due to all the hard work of the entire team who strive to ensure that our customers come first. With exciting new developments in progress at the marina with the opening of our hotel, hammam and spa next year, we are looking forward to welcoming more people to this beautiful corner of the Mediterranean.”
Up to 60 metres
Karpaz Gate Marina caters for yachts up to 60 metres, with leisure facilities including the exceptional Karpaz Gate Marina Beach Club, with 33 metre infinity pool and watersports centre, Private Gallery Club, gym, children’s play area and Hemingway’s Resto-Bar.
Whether on an annual contract or visiting for a short period, owners can take advantage of a range of maintenance, repair, carpentry, mechanical and electrical services available at the marina’s on-site boat yard. The technical team deals with individual requests in addition to supplying standard options, including: engine and reduction gear servicing, rudder system servicing, navigation equipment servicing, electrical works, teak and wood works including deck repair and replacement, yacht painting, hull repairs, anti-fouling (including Coppercoat application), polishing and varnishing.