Yalıkavak Marina achieves yet another first-time success!

June 7, 2021

Yalıkavak Marina is the first and only marina in Turkey to be awarded with the “5 Golden Anchor Platinum” rating!

Yalıkavak Marina proudly announces its joy in receiving the “5 Gold Anchors Platinum” Status awarded by the British Yacht Harbor Association (TYHA), one of the most prestigious institutions in the world’s yachting industry. With this accreditation, Yalikavak Marina becomes the first and only marina in Turkey and Mediterranean holding the “5 Gold Anchors Platinum”, “2020/2021 World’s Best International Marina” and “2018/2019 World’s Best Super Yacht Marina” awards. Yalıkavak Marina has become one of the top 10 marinas in the world holding the well-deserved “5 Golden Anchor Platinum” status for providing exceptional services and operating the best facilities in the global marine industry.

Deniz Akaltan, Director of Marina is very happy and proud to share this incredible news that Yalikavak Marina has become the first and only marina that has ever been able to achieve the “5 Golden Anchor Platinum” status in Turkey. He said:  “As the trailblazer marina of Turkey making first-time achievements such as becoming the “World’s Best Super Yacht Marina” in 2018-2019 and “World’s Best International Marina” in 2020/2021, Yalikavak Marina has now earned the 5 Golden Anchor Platinum rating for the very first time for our country. As the first mega yacht marina of Turkey awarded with such a prestigious international status in the professional marine industry, we would like to extend our appreciation to all those people who made this a reality including our team, partners, friends and guests who contributed to this great success.

With receiving of the “5 Gold Anchor Platinum” Status, Yalikavak Marina has joined an elite group of very few marinas in the world holding this award. There are 374 marinas in the world with various levels of the Golden Anchor ratings, but there was only nine very special platinum award-winning marinas, and only three out of them were located in Europe, in the Mediterranean region. It is an incredible honor for us to become the first “5 Golden Anchor Platinum” marina in Turkey by bringing the number of the world’s platinum anchor marinas to 10 by becoming the fourth marina in the Mediterranean region holding this award”, said Deniz Akaltan.

He added the The British Yacht Harbor Association (TYHA) evaluates all marinas in the world with the international marina rating system, that in order to obtain a platinum level rating, the marinas should pass a very deep and extensive independent audit including that evaluates design, operations, service, procedures, communication, goal integration, and customer service standards. Marinas with exceptional facilities that undergo this rigorous inspection are deemed worthy of platinum rating. Platinum accreditation is a distinguished status designed to describe a small number of marinas in the world that appeal to a very exclusive guest profile. Platinum status is achieved when a marina scores 95% after a rigorous evaluation process involving direct feedback. A marina with a platinum status should also aim to maintain a high level of performance and continuous improvements. Ensuring the continuity of quality of a leading global marina entails an important responsibility. At Yalıkavak Marina, we are committed to continue working hard and tirelessly towards maximizing the quality of services across all marina operations and maintaining a safe, professional and relaxing lifestyle ecosystem including yachting, shopping, dining and entertainment. We aim to keep advancing  the position of Bodrum and Turkey  at the world’s luxury tourism arena as the regional epicenter of high-quality standards in travel and leisure with style”.

 Yalıkavak Marina offers a dynamic lifestyle and unique privileges to both yacht owners and visitors with its facilities that can accommodate 620 yachts at the same time. Apart from its luxury shopping mall hosting the leading brands of the world, Yalıkavak Marina provides a unique marina experience blending the passion for the sea with the lifestyle choices of a luxury resort with gourmet restaurants serving delicacies from Turkish and international cuisines, award-winning boutique hotels, and a pristine Blue Flag beach in accordance with European Union (“EU”) standards.

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