PALMARINA passed the Blue Star certification crowned with flying colors
Previously known as Port Bodrum Yalikavak Marina and only 5 minutes' walk away from the city of Yalikavak, PALMARINA is a state-of-the-art marina with approximately 400 berths for yachts of up to 50m in length. Located in Yalikavak on the South Western coast of Turkey, PALMARINA offers too stern-to and alongside berths for superyachts.
The marina offers high quality facilities and services available to incoming vessels including a sailor's pub, a beach club, duty free shopping, a fitness centre and a heliport. PALMARINA also offers technical services which include a 100 ton travel lift. PALMARINA management intends to install a 300 ton travel lift soon.
Quality under the BLUE STAR MARINA system concerns the harbour’s presentation, safety, sanitaries, service, catering and leisure facilities as well as management and environmental protection. All these services are realized with ease and PALMARINA is now granted with 5 Blue Stars. This includes the compliance with ICOMIA’s “Clean Marina programme” for which the IMCI Blue Star Marina programme is endorsed.
PALMARINA is well situated on the coast, known as the "Turkish Riviera" and is perfect for visitors looking to explore the inland Turkish countryside or to journey West across the Aegean Sea to the Greek Islands; mainland Greece is around 200 miles to the Northwest.
The marina hosts a variety of boating events and races, including the 4th Gant Cup, the World of Wonders Cup, the 16th Bodrum Cup and many other boating events, as well as the Classic Car Rally and the Harley Davidson Owner‘s Group events.
A new project of PALMARINA targeting mega yachts, carries the signature of award-winning architect Emre Arolat and has been started to increase the superyacht berthing facility to accommodate up to 710 yachts with a maximum length of 100m. A unique living area will be established consisting of a shopping bazaar with 50 stores carrying top brands and also an amusement island with a sea water pool. The Concert Square will be expanded and a high speed passenger craft to Greek Islands will be introduced.
It will also be the only high capacity mega yacht marina in Turkey allowing harbouring and lodging for 26 yachts at the same time all throughout the year. Technical services will also be provided in the fully-equipped “boatyard” for 150 vessels up to maximum 45 meters.
The amusement island, PALMARINA “Oldcity”, where mega yachts can be berthed, will also include the Billionaire Club, the Billionaire Beach with a swimming pool of 700 m², gourmet Italian restaurants and Billionaire Couture, a centre for beach fashion. These amenities are all new to Bodrum.
PALMARINA is Turkey’s first and only marina certified with ISO 9001-2008. It has successfully survived very strong storms throughout 2011-2012 without any damage.
IMCI is proud to welcome PALMARINA in Turkey to the unique and highly qualified group of BLUE STAR MARINAS. Certification of more marinas in Turkey and other Mediterranean countries are currently in progress.