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December 4, 2007updated Dec 11, 2015

Istanbul Marinas

By Chris Boyle

luxury yacht bosphoros

From the wars between the Persians and the Greeks, to the fall of Byzantium at the hands of the Ottomans, the Bosphorus has been the focal point of thousands of years of Istanbul’s history.

The Strait marks the boundary between Europe and Asia. It is also the thoroughfare between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, opening out to the Sea of Marmara in the south and the Golden Horn, one of the world’s most famous natural harbors. No trip to Istanbul would be complete without a boat trip on these beautiful, historic waters.


Located at the southern end of the Bosphorus Straits, Ataköy Marina is only four miles from Atatürk international airport and has an on-site heliport.

There are 18 berths for 25-30 meter boats and six berths for boats over 30 meters. In addition to the clubhouse there is a fitness center with sauna, tennis and basketball courts. Unwind in the open-air swimming pool or enjoy an invigorating game of volleyball against the calming backdrop of the Sea of Marmara. The Ataköy Marina Yacht Club organizes international regattas, the most popular being Kayra, the Black Sea Yacht Rally, which draws an international sailing crowd.


Setur owns seven marinas in Turkey. Kalamış and Fenerbahçe are the largest, providing 50 berths of 25-30 meters and five berths for boats over 30 meters (maximum 70-meter berths).

Swim and sunbathe at nearby Şile and Kilyos beaches or explore the thermal springs at Yalova, only a 30-minute ferry ride away. The marina has its own heliport and provides Wi-Fi and security cameras at the berths. The extensive services provided include electricity, fuel and sewage removal, and there are restaurants and a bar on site.

Mr Emre Doruk

+90 216 346 2346

Münir Nurettin Selçuk Cad. Kalamış, Istanbul


Located just 20 kilometers from Atatürk Airport at Buyukcekmece Bay, İstanbul’s new five-anchor birth, Marina İstanbul, is nearing completion and will be in operation from the first half of 2012.

When completed, the Marina will boast a capacity of 720 yachts; 490 spaces afloat, 100 ashore and 130 in dry stack, on an area of 255,000 m² (136,000 m² on land, 119,000 m² in the sea). In addition to the luxury you’d expect from a modern marina there will also be a superlative choice of cafés, restaurants and bars, as well as high-end retail outlets, a SPA and sports complex.

+90 212 249 4515

Askerocagi Cad. Suzer Plaza No.15 D:2901 34367 Elmadag – Şişli

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