Located on Turkey’s Bodrum peninsula, Palmarina was last night recognised by The Yacht Harbour Association’s NMU Gold Anchor Awards 2018, as one of the world’s best superyacht marinas.
The NMU Gold Anchor Awards is the industry standard for measuring the quality of marinas across the globe. As well as conducting a thorough audit, the award uses mystery shoppers to test the facilities and also incorporates feedback from berth holders.
Speaking at the London Boat Show 2018, where the awards were presented, General Manager of Palmarina Akbulut Kahraman said:
“This recognition is a great honour for us as we pride ourselves on the quality and service that each one of our guests receive, and the Gold Anchor is a direct reflection on that.
“I hope that in 2018, and for many years to come, Palmarina will continue to be the top choice for superyachts in Turkey and a key Mediterranean destination.”
As the only superyacht marina with five Gold Anchors in Turkey, Palmarina is a market leader for superyachts in Europe, with 69 berths capable of handling superyachts up to 135 metres length overall (LOA).
Palmarina stands out because of its unique approach, which is redefining the yachting experience by incorporating a luxury resort as part of the marina. With over 100 world class brands, many exclusive to Palmarina, world class Turkish and international cuisine, and beautiful, boutique hotels, together with an EU Blue Flag beach, Palmarina offers an unrivalled experience for domestic and global guests.
Opened in 2010, Palmarina hosts a total of 620 berths and enjoys a prime Mediterranean location, next to the traditional village of Yalikavak. There is exceptional local cruising along the pristine Bodrum peninsula, and the resort is within only 15 nm of several Greek islands. Palmarina combines stern-to and alongside berths with comprehensive marine support facilities, including extensive dry dock area with professional docking services.
Palmarina Bodrum, is a five-Gold Anchor superyacht marina with facilities to welcome yachts of all sizes. It offers a dynamic lifestyle and unique privileges for boat owners and visitors. As Turkey’s first high-capacity mega yacht marina, Palmarina mixes an idyllic location with superb amenities and technical services.
With a discreet fusion of Mediterranean, Ottoman and local Bodrum styles, Palmarina hosts a year-round shopping mall with 106 brands, gourmet restaurants, bars, cafes, clubs, entertainment venues, international luxury award-winning hotels, Palmarina Beach Hotel and Palmarina Boutique Hotel, a Spa & Fitness Centre and variety of events and activities.
Perfectly positioned in the southern reaches of the Aegean Sea in Turkey, in an area renowned for its unspoilt natural beauty and magnificent beaches, Palmarina enjoys a wonderful climate virtually all year round.