Yalıkavak Marina proudly announces the happiness of gaining the “5 Gold Anchors Platinum” status granted by The British Yacht Harbor Association (TYHA), one of the most prestigious institutions in the world yachting industry. With this accreditation, Yalıkavak Marina became the first and only marina in Turkey to receive the "5 Gold Anchor Platinum", "2020 Best International Marina" and "2018-2019 World's Best Superyacht Marina" awards. Yalıkavak Marina has become one of the top 5 marinas in the world thanks to the extraordinary services it provides in the world maritime industry and its superior facilities and the “10 Gold Anchors Platinum” status it deserves.
Yalıkavak Marina stands out with its natural sheltered harbor and unique location, as it can host super yachts up to 5 meters in length compared to other marinas in the Mediterranean that have the status of "140 Gold Anchors Platinum". Yalıkavak Marina, located in the center of the Aegean Sea and the most popular tourism destination, is the most important tourist destination in the Mediterranean, with its international award-winning design, its eye-catching AVM hosting ultra-premium brands, its Beach and Boutique Hotels, and its annual traffic of more than 120 million visitors from 2 different countries. It is a sea tourism center. With all these unique features, Yalıkavak Marina makes a difference by bringing the “5 Gold Anchors Platinum” status standards to a point that is hard to reach.
Yalıkavak Marina, Marina Director Deniz Akaltan, who stated that they are very happy to make our country proud once again as the first and only marina that brought the “5 Gold Anchor Platinum” status to Turkey, said, “As the marina of firsts, we won the "Best of the Year" in the voting covering the years 2018-2019. In addition to the “Best Superyacht Marina” award and the “Best International Marina” awards we won last year, the 5 Gold Anchor Platinum rating is a first for our country. As Turkey's first and only mega yacht marina awarded with such a prestigious international status in the professional maritime sector, we would like to express our gratitude to all our team, partners, friends and esteemed guests who contributed to this great success.
With its “5 Gold Anchors Platinum” status, Yalıkavak Marina became part of an elite group that includes very few marinas with this status in the world. There are a total of 374 marinas in the world with various levels of Gold anchor awards. However, there were only 9 platinum-winning marinas among these gold anchor award-winning marinas in the world. Three of the marinas awarded the Platinum Anchor rating were located in Europe, in the Mediterranean. As Yalıkavak Marina, we are in the indescribable honor and happiness of being the 10th marina in the world and the 4th "5 Gold Anchor Platinum" marina in the Mediterranean region.
Stating that The British Yacht Harbor Association (TYHA) evaluates all marinas in the world with the international marina rating system, Akaltan said, “In order to obtain a platinum-level rating, marinas must examine the standards of design, operation, service, procedure, communication, goal integration and customer service inquiry. undergoes a comprehensive external audit. Marinas with exceptional facilities that pass this rigorous inspection are awarded platinum. Platinum accreditation is a distinguished status designed to identify the few marinas in the world that appeal to a very selective guest base. Gaining platinum status is when a marina scores 95 percent after a rigorous evaluation process that includes direct feedback. A platinum-status marina should also aim to maintain a high level of performance and continuously improve. Ensuring the continuity of quality of a leading global marina brings with it an important responsibility. At Yalıkavak Marina, we are committed to continuing to work tirelessly to maximize service quality in all marina operations and to create a safe, professional and relaxing lifestyle ecosystem, including yachting, shopping, dining and entertainment. We aim to increase the position of Bodrum and Turkey in the world luxury tourism arena, while becoming a regional epicenter in travel and entertainment.”
Yalıkavak Marina offers a dynamic lifestyle and unique privileges to both yacht owners and visitors with its structure that can accommodate 620 yachts at the same time. In addition to its luxury shopping mall that hosts the world's leading brands, Yalıkavak Marina offers gourmet restaurants serving Turkish and international cuisine, award-winning boutique hotels and Mavis in the European Union (“EU”) norms. Bayraklı It offers a unique and personalized marina experience by blending the passion of the sea with its pristine beach and luxury resort understanding.