As far as its geographical position is concerned, Istanbul is a unique city in that it is the only city that the sea goes through. Thanks to this, the popularity of yachting and sailing has been on the rise, which also gave way to marinas opening one after the other. On the list we have prepared for you here, you can find the marinas in Istanbul, which have become a lot more than just parking places for boats with their shops, restaurants as well as numerous other facilities.
Located at the southern end of Bosphorus, Ataköy Marina is just 7 km from Atatürk Airport. It is the first marina in Istanbul to have been awarded 5 Golden Anchors by the Yacht Harbor Association in London thanks to the many services it offers, including 24-hour security, cleaning services, restaurants, health and fitness center, children’s playground, market, and laundry service.
Güzelce Marina in Büyükçekmece differs from other marinas in that it is the only marina in Marmara Sea with a travel lift capacity of 500 tons and a pool width of 10 meters. Having opened its doors in the year 2008, Güzelce Marina is operated by Motoryat Turizm Ltd., a very experienced company in the maritime industry.
Marinturk Istanbul City Port
Just 6 miles from Büyükada, the best known of Prince’s Islands, Marinturk Istanbul City Port is located in Pendik. Marinturk has 752 mooring capacity, in addition to the latest technological substructure systems. Among the many services the marina provides are security services, environmental protection services, mooring assistance, laundry service, baby care, open and covered car parks.
Istmarin includes several boat parks opened by Ispark as a solution to the ever-increasing problem of irregular parking of boats. The first two of these boat parks are in Istinye and in Tarabya.
With a total capacity of 388 boats and yachts, Istinye and Tarabya Boat Parks are designed in an envionmentally-friendly fashion. Instead of the concrete piers on the shore, there are portable floating piers which can be moved.
In an attempt to meet the increasing demand, Ispark is planning to build 9 more boat parks in appropriate locations on the Bosphorus.
Setur Kalamış & Fenerbahçe Marinas
Kalamış and Fenerbahçe Marinas are among the blue flagged marinas in Istanbul. Since the maximum depth in these marinas is 6.5 meters, boats cannot drop anchor and the services are provided by tug boat. The marina offers maintenance and repair services.
The newest marina in Turkey, Viaport Marina provides a center of social life with its marina, shopping island, and amusement park, Viasea.
Viaport Marina has 750 berthing capacity and 5 anchored world standards. These standards are also reflected in the quality of services the marina provides boat owners with, such as private parking areas, high speed and unlimited wireless internet, stores and sanitary units including laundry, and baby care rooms. What’s more, there is a yacht market in the marina and offices of the world brand yachts.
West Istanbul Marina
Located in Beylikdüzü, West Istanbul Marina has brought a breath of fresh air to the region with its capacity of 300 yachts in 55.000 m² area along with all kinds of professional technical maintenance, repair and refit services it offers as well as secure parking facility.
West Istanbul Marina shopping center also adds to the charm of the marina with its elegant restaurants, lovely cafés and a wide variety of shops.