Dear Sailing Friends,
For two years we have been working hard to complete Alanya Marina and now we are almost there.
We plan to make the presentation of Alanya Marina a very happy occasion. The Marina will have all the services that will make it another popular place for the live-aboard, along with the favorable climate, Antalya Airport nearby and Alanya City being alive all year round.
The Marina will cater for the demands of International Sailors and the presentation plus your presence will provide all the information you need to help you decide to stay in Alanya for this coming winter or in the near future. There will be a 3 day party with music, dancing and lots to drink.
Lo of SY Mistral who is the organizer of the Vasco De Gama Rally from India to Turkey with 26 yachts will arrive in Alanya at the beginning of May and be part of the festivities. The EMYR Rally will arrive on the 19th May with 70 boats sailing for Northern Cyprus early on 22nd May 2009.
During your stay there will be many activities to take part in, e.g. games, races, competitions and lots of fun events organized by a committee representing nearly all nationalities. As a taster…….. Every evening there will be a full band playing 60s music so bring your dancing shoes and start practicing the Tango, Twist, Cha Cha, Salsa and Samba
Each Boat will be provided with a number on arrival and on the last day there will be a lottery with many presents from the Marina including:- 4 free lift operations (up and down), 2 Gallons ( 5 liters) Antifouling paint for four boats, Hotel accommodation, 4 Dinners for two at good restaurants in Alanya City and many other prizes.
Oktay Yurtsever who has been Technical Manager at Kusadasi, Antalya and Kemer Marinas is now working at Alanya Marina as General Manager. He brings 25 years experience. Savas Ayas is a young Manager and they will both do everything in their power to make your stay in Alanya Marina a happy one.
Some of you already know me, Hasan Kacmaz, very well, and more may have heard of me. I have been involved in the development of 6 marinas along the Turkish coast and have been totally involved in the development of Alanya Marina, which I am operating for next 5 years and I believe that with the help of Oktay Yurtsever and Savaş Ayas, I can make this new marina a new Ideal Home for live-aboards.
I would like your presence and support for the New Alanya Marina Introduction beginning on 19th May 2009. I promise you a warm welcome and competitive price for the first two years.
I believe that many sailing friends will want to join us for the celebrations and we will need your arrival and departure times at Alanya Marina to reserve your berths. The Marina has a capacity of 287 berths and is big enough to house such a party but we need to be prepared.
If you cannot make it for the opening in May please visit us in Alanya in the near future.
Fair winds and safe sailing,
Alanya Marina Operator
NEW HOME FOR CRUISERS
The Yachting route in Turkey, starting from İstanbul and descending to the South along the Aegean Coast, advanced 70 miles towards to the east with the New Alanya Marina, located on the eastern coast of Antalya Gulf. After May 2009, many sailors, scrutinizing all their sailing equipments in Alanya Marina, after passing through Cape Anamur, could sail to Bozyazı, Aydıncık, Tasucu, Yesilovacık, Kumkuyu, Girne, Mersin, İskenderun, and also could easily visit Eastern Mediterranean Coast of our country as well as Coast of Girne in Northern Cyprus.
The Project of Alanya Marina, which will be fully operational by May 2009, has been commenced as a dream of Mufit Kaptanoglu, Numan Gumrukculer and Ali Dizdaroglu, a Group of Local Investors in Alanya, in 2007. While it was just an off-plan project in between the years 2007 and 2008, the construction has been commenced as of July 1st, 2008 and the Grand openning date for Alanya Marina is May 20th., 2009. The Project is presently in progress as planned.
There will be 287 berths availability with Med mooring type chains, and at every berth the power, water, TV and telephone connectivity will be available through the pedestals. Swimming –pool, tennis courts, yacht club, Fitness Center-SPA and etc. will be at the service of the marine berth holders. And other than these, by our 100tons capacity Travel Hoist, our professional and experienced technical team will also provide reliable service for your yacht’s all kinds of maintenance and repairs in our well-organized repair shops on the hard-stand. And also, there will be a Shopping Center, a Market and Chandlery to meet all the needs of our guests, during their time in the Marina.
Alanya is a cosmopolitan town with its approx. 120 thousand populations, where 15.000 of them are from almost 32 different countries especially from Germany, Ireland, UK, Nederland and Scandinavian countries, residing all year long. Alanya is attracting most of the people with its long beaches along the Mediterranean and as well as its historical and natural beauties. Alanya’s mild winter weather conditions will turn Alanya Marina to a popular marina for the sailors, who prefer quiet and secluded places during the winter seasons. Due to these facts, as Alanya Marina, we are well prepared to give the best service to our guests all year long, especially for the guests, planning to live in their yachts for longer periods.
We are eager to see you here, in Alanya, witnessing a New Marina’s birth and taking its place in Turkey, with the other marinas.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 22-Apr-2009
We wish you fair winds,