IT’S THE SEASON WHEN SUPERYACHTS SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR A NEW HOMEPORT TO SPEND THE WINTER MONTHS. THESE ARE OUR SELECTION FOR WINTER BERTHING 2020
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KARPAZ GATE MARINA
5 Gold Anchor-rated Karpaz Gate Marina offers exceptional annual berthing in the East Mediterranean. Dedicated to providing an exclusive, personalised service for its clients, the award-winning North Cyprus development is a one-of-a-kind marina, combining a range of flexible, cost-effective packages with an on-site Technical Centre and luxury recreational facilities including Beach Club and Hemingway’s Resto-Bar, all in a natural, peaceful location. Current opportunities for boat owners and captains include a free liftout, hull wash and anti-fouling application with 21 days hard standing within the annual contract price. Further benefits include the onsite fuel station providing duty-free eurodiesel and gasoline.
For more details Tel: +90 0533 833 7878
or visit www.karpazbay.com
The best option to berth in Valencia And one of the coolest marinas for superyachts in the Mediterranean. Valencia Mar offers 340 berths from 8 to 120 metres as one of the safest marinas in the Mediterranean Sea with almost all its moorings having fingers. Valencia Mar is a state-of-art marina built in 2006 in the surroundings of the America´s Cup. In the past year Valencia Mar has had new management and is expanding quickly with many new services for superyachts and is a special place to berth the growing number of 100+ megayachts. Valencia Mar offers an incredible quality / price ratio thanks to its spectacular facilities, its moorings with fingers and its 24/7 staff.
For more details Tel: +34 647 356 951
or visit www.valenciamar.com
RED FROG BEACH ISLAND
Tucked away in a beautiful deep-water lagoon, Red Frog Beach Marina offers a beautiful sanctuary to relax after passing through the Panama Canal, or a perfect location to prepare for your passage. With full vessel concierge available, including Canal Agents, you and your guests can arrive knowing your needs will be met. Due to the location, the marina is considered a safe haven from hurricanes. A restaurant located on Red Frog Beach’s private beach is at the ready to provide beautiful dining experiences for your guests as well as evening entertainment! During the day, Bocas del Toro’s Bastimentos Isles is known for its wonderful surfing, zipline tours, waterfall walks, and even sportfishing.
For more details Tel: +507 6726 4500
or visit www.igymarinas.com
YACHT CLUB ISLE DE SOL
2017 Superyacht Marina of the Year and 4 time consecutive 5 Gold Anchor Award Winner, Yacht Club at Isle de Sol, provides a private and secure location for yachts with owners or guests on board. With full vessel concierge available, the team at IDS can arrange everything from provisions, to fuelling, and crane services. This full-service yachting destination provides the perfect base for Caribbean charters cruising the islands of St. Barths, Anguilla, St. Kitts, and Antigua & Barbuda. Additionally, the marina boasts brand new crew facilities such as a fitness centre and a completely redesigned pool area.
For more details Tel: +1 721 544 2800
Sovren are the only marina in Ibiza that can berth 16 yachts from 60-185m. The marina opened in June 2017 and has hosted an array of very impressive boats lined up along the front of the UNESCO world heritage site. Whilst a popular spot during the summer season, the island also has plenty to offer visiting yachts in the winter seasons. Direct flights are available to most major European cities and the short flight to Barcelona opens up global connections. Private jets can land at the airport less than 15 minutes away. Apart from the well-documented allure of Ibiza, all four main Balearic islands are within easy reach.
For more details email [email protected]
or visit www.sovrenibiza.com
EMIRATES PALACE MARINA
Combining luxury with comfort, this marina remains the destination of choice for luxurious yachts inside and outside the United Arab Emirates. Having recently been awarded Blue Flag accreditation, the clear blue waters of the Emirates Palace Marina meet the highest international standards of water quality and environmental safety. Central to the provision of large yacht visitor and residential berthing in the Emirates, the marina boasts 167 berths, ranging from 12m to 140m, with dedicated large yacht facilities and unrestricted tidal access. Set within the grounds of the Emirates Palace Hotel, the marina was designed as a stage for the region’s most luxurious yachts.
For more information Tel: +971 (0)2 690 7725
or email [email protected]
Voted the world’s best Superyacht Marina of 2018-2019 and a holder of the British Yacht Harbor Association’s (TYHA) 5 Gold Anchors rating. Yalıkavak Marina boasts a well-trained and experienced staff handling marina operations as well as a remarkable security team monitoring the marina. It also offers up to 1000 amps – 3 phases shore power, 7/24 dinghy service for mooring assistance, diver service, 7/24 security patrol, electronic access controlled gates, high speed WiFi connection at every berth, fuel station with eurodiesel and patrol, duty free fuel availability as well as helipad, in also serves as a Port of Entry.
For more details Tel: +90 252 311 0600
or visit www.yalikavakmarina.com.tr
GRAND HARBOUR MARINA
Set against the picturesque, historic backdrop of a UNESCO World Heritage site, this marina in Grand Harbour Malta will take your breath away – by day or by night. The 500 year-old exquisite architecture of Valletta and Vittoriosa creates a captivating atmosphere, further enhanced by the waterfront buildings, which house chic restaurants, bars and café society. With 5* yacht and superyacht services Grand Harbour is a natural superyacht hub. A marina perfectly positioned in Malta in the heart of the Mediterranean, whether for cruising, as a home-port or winter stopover. The Capitanerie is manned by Jacqueline Mangion, Zsanett Gyorffy and Daniela Hanzlova with all crew relations and marina events run by Emma Cassar. The quays and pontoons are patrolled by berthing masters Kevin Valentine, Joseph Gafa, Conrad D’Amato and Mario Lagana. In addition to the standard facilities that you would expect from Camper & Nicholsons, Grand Harbour Marina also provides much more. As a superyacht marina they also have a limited number of superyacht berths of 30m to 100m available for purchase on a 30-year licence. Contact Grand Harbour Marina Office for further berthing details or to get a quote, contact the marina direct.
For more details Tel: +356 21 800 700
or visit www.en.cnmarinas.com/ grand-harbour-marina
ISLAND GARDEN MARINA
Located in Biscayne Bay, Island Gardens Marina is the first deep-water superyacht marina of its capacity in the Western Hemisphere. Located 15 minutes from Miami International Airport, Island Gardens Marina enables yachters and global citizens alike to step directly from their vessels into the vibrant lifestyle of Miami and Miami Beach. The Deep Harbour has 5,000 linear feet of slips with depths of up to 27 feet. Specifically designed to accommodate a wide array of vessels; namely megayachts reaching 500-feet plus in length. Vessel guests can dine at The Deck, their waterfront restaurant.
For more details Tel: +1 305 531 3747
or visit www.islandgardens.com
Expanding the ongoing activity calendar for the crew, Porto Montenegro Crew Club piloted the competitive and exciting dimension of Crew Life with the inaugural Superyacht Winter Games last year. Over two weekends, members toured North to South testing their sporting and teambuilding skills in the Montenegrin outdoor terrain. For the winter of 2020 they have partnered up with ACrew. With prizes worth 5000 euros for the winning teams, this will certainly be the event worth exploring. The first weekend is set for 7 - 9 February at the Montenegro’s Northern Region – Kolasin ski resort, and will include snowboarding contest and team-building games. The second weekend will take place from 6-8 March and will include J70 sailing regatta and decathlon.
For all information please contact
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AWARD WINNING KARPAZ GATE MARINA IS PUTTING NORTH CYPRUS ON THE MAP FOR GLOBAL SAILORS BY OPENING ITS ON-SITE BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN 2020
With its golden beaches, crystal clear waters and breath-taking coastline, North Cyprus’s potential as a yachting paradise is undeniable. A secret corner of the Eastern Mediterranean, in touching distance of Turkey and Greece, yet an eternity away from crowds, bureaucracy and hassle, this dream destination remained largely inaccessible as a cruising ground until only a few years ago. Then, in 2005, a ground-breaking initiative to
develop the region’s first modern yacht marina on the untouched Karpaz peninsula changed everything, opening up new opportunities for the global sailing community and North Cyprus. Today, Karpaz Gate Marina is attracting increasing numbers of yachts to its unique haven, as the word spreads about its immaculate berthing, technical and leisure facilities, and upcoming hotel and spa. Whether in search of adventure, a safe port or a peaceful home berth, visiting this almost forgotten part of the island to experience its anchorages and harbours, ancient culture and interesting nature is now a reality.
Yet, the remarkable success story of Karpaz Gate Marina is clearly only just beginning as the long-term impact of this transformative project begins to take shape. As with all truly pioneering ventures, the marina development of 2019that is currently receiving such high praise from berth-holders is the result of hard work and meticulous planning. First, the project management team successfully campaigned to lift army zone limitations covering Cyprus’ northern shores to enable non-military international vessels to cruise in the region for the first time since 1974. Even after this achievement, the challenge when the marina opened in 2011 was to communicate the potential of an unknown, unrecognised, internationally embargoed country to the yachting industry.
This goal is now being accomplished through happy, satisfied customers and consistent industry accolades. The marina’s high standards were rewarded with 5 Gold Anchor status in 2013 and Karpaz Gate Marina was recognised in The Yacht Harbour Association’s prestigious Marina of the Year awards in both 2017 and 2018/19. Boat owners who are discovering the marina clearly feel as if they have found a hidden gem, with its minimal paperwork and custom formalities outside the EU. Another huge incentive is the on-site boat yard, with its 300-ton capacity travel lift and 18,000 square metre dry dock area. The range of services now offered include maintenance work, yacht painting, hull repairs and anti-fouling, plus mechanical and electrical work. Karpaz Gate Marina offers both Eurodiesel and Gasoline at a significantly lower cost compared to other countries in the region.
Karpaz Gate Marina is now entering the next phase of development with the opening of a new hotel, hammam and spa in spring 2020. The accommodation will elevate the marina even further as an attractive and practical destination for boat owners, crew, tourists and the island’s residents.
Eight years into the journey, the marina is proving to be a positive force for not only the yachting industry, but also for the local community in North Cyprus. Karpaz Gate Marina may not be a secret anymore, but it is still well worth discovering.
For more details Tel: +90 533 833 7878
or visit www.karpazbay.com
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IT’S THE SEASON WHEN SUPERYACHTS SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME PORT TO SPEND THE WINTER MONTHS. THESE ARE OUR SELECTION FOR BOTH OWNERS AND CREW
KARPAZ GATE MARINA
Award-winning Karpaz Gate Marina offers a safe and cost-effective east Mediterranean base over the winter months in a peaceful North Cyprus setting. Away from the crowds and hassle in other areas of the Mediterranean, staff at the 5 Gold Anchor-rated marina are able to devote exceptional attention to all the yachts and superyachts in its care. Karpaz Gate Marina has one of the best boatyard facilities in the region and a 300-ton capacity travel lifts. Owners and captains can take advantage of a completely free lift-out and anti-fouling application for their
yacht as annual contract packages include a free haul out, hull wash and anti-fouling package with 14 days hard standing. Cyprus was recently ranked as one of the safest countries in the world and the marina is located in a secure and sheltered harbour with CCTV and 24/7 security.
35°33.5’N/34°13.6’E | Max length 60m | VHF 10/16
At the heart of Biscayne Bay, between Downtown Miami and South Beach, Island Gardens is home to the most glamorous superyacht collection in the United States. Currently operating 5,000 linear feet to host the world’s largest yachts, Island Gardens Marina is North America’s only marina designed exclusively for mega-yacht dockage. Inspired by the global yachting circuit, Island Gardens is a mixed-use development that is tailored to become the premier waterfront destination in the Americas. Amenities include: luxurious marina lounge, business
centre, laundry facilities, BBQ areas, courtesy cars, valet service, 24 hour security, water taxi to Miami Beach. The facility also has numerous spaces for events; Palm trees sway in the breeze, while music pulses through the air as wine glasses clink and cameras flash along the waterfront. Miami’s skyline accompanied by docked superyachts, is the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable evening in Miami, whether it’s daytime blue sky or one of the incredible pastel sunsets.
25° 47° 06 N 80° 10° 43 W | Max length 152m | VHF 16/71
GRAND HARBOUR MARINA
Set against the picturesque, historic backdrop of a UNESCO World Heritage site, this marina will take your breath away, by day or by night. The 500 year-old exquisite architecture of Valletta and Vittoriosa creates a captivating atmosphere, further enhanced by the waterfront buildings, which house chic restaurants, bars and café society. Perfectly positioned in the heart of the Mediterranean, and whether for cruising, as a home-port or winter stopover. Malta has suppliers and agents for most marine manufacturers, as well as a shipyard and a full range of
facilities for all yacht repair and maintenance work. The nearby superyacht shipyard has the capacity to service, maintain, refit and repair some of the largest ships afloat. It includes a 160m long graving dock and a 140m covered dock, all provided with shore services, workshops, storage facilities and offices for administration and crew.
35°53.5’N 14°01.0E | Max length 135m | VHF 13
Marina Genova is the Mediterranean nautical centre of excellence: 500 berths, 100 for super and megayachts up to 130 metres, a shipyard area for all maintenance operations, maritime agencies and several other services dedicated to superyachts, restaurants, hotels, commercial activities and events for captains and crews. A recent agreement with Marina of Portofino has launched Marina Genova, 22 nautical miles west, as an essential stop-over ensuring technical, logistic and hospitality services to super yachts up to 130 metres waiting for the Portofino mooring
slot call. These include, among others, alongside berth supplies, agency services, shuttle service to and from airport for arriving and departing guests, fuel duty-paid and duty-free docks (from 100 to 150 metres), as well as the opportunity to visit the wonders of Genoa and to know the excellence of the surrounding area.
44°25’00” N; 8°50’27” E | Max length 130m | VHF 71
Alcaidesa Marina is situated next to the western slopes of Gibraltar, within the natural harbour of the Bay of Gibraltar offering excellent shelter and deep water access in all weather conditions. Alcaidesa Marina’s 624 berths provide safe moorings for boats ranging between 8 and 90 metres LOA, as well as modern boatyard facilities equipped with a 75tn boat hoist and specialist workshops. Its privileged location, just a 10-minute walk from Gibraltar’s International Airport means that you will not have to use any other means of transport to enjoy your boat.
Alcaidesa Marina is well connected by modern roads and motorways providing rapid access: the A-7 motorway or AP- 7 toll road from Malaga and the A-7 motorway from Jerez. Alcaidesa Marina is accessed directly from the La Linea`s promenade and a designated slip road ensures that any traffic due to the Gibraltar Border crossing is avoided.
36º09’31’N, 5º22’03’W | Max length 90m | VHF 9
MARINA PORT TARRACO
Marina Port Tarraco is a deep water marina located in Tarragona and is specifically designed and equipped to offer absolute privacy and security protocols to ensure personalised services to any kind of superyacht available on the market today, their owners, managers, captains and crew, without any limitation. Marina Port Tarraco offers 33 berths between 45 and 160 metres and complete range of berthing facilities including: 24hr security and CCTV surveillance, ISPS code complaint, shore power connections up to 1,600 amps at 400 V and 6,600 V / 2,000 VA
electrical connection, waste pickup, MARPOL certificate, fresh water, high speed internet and TV satellite services, berthing operational assistance on arrival and departure and exclusive concierge service to satisfy any possible request. The marina is also certified as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) to bring great economical advantages to their clients assisting them to manage all procedures to comply with European Union customs regulations.
41°06.5’N/01°14.7’E | Max length 160m | VHF 6/16
MID HARBOUR MARINA
The Mid Harbour Marina, which offers more than 500 metres of deep-water berthing for superyachts in the relatively sheltered inner harbour, continues to attract some of the biggest superyachts in the world and with enhanced infrastructure including the provision of fresh water and reduced berthing fees for longer stays, Gibraltar is becoming a ‘must stop’ port. Gibraltar also offers a wide range of other services, including highly competitive – VAT free – fuel, waste oil disposal, spare parts and logistics, maintenance, repairs and surveyors and
with the support of excellent yachting agents, customs clearance and crew visa arrangements can also be easily dealt with. There are daily links to the UK available from the local airport, with excellent medical and dental facilities are also on hand along with superb restaurants, bars and entertainment just minutes away. Gibraltar is fast becoming an important stopover between the Atlantic and Mediterranean.
36°8’5”N 5°22’5”W | Max length 90m | VHF 71