At present North Cyprus has yacht harbours as such, Kyrenia`s old harbour which up until 1988 was also used by the ferryboats to Turkey. After tine opening of the new touristic harbour one mile to the east of Kyrenia, all ferryboat traffic has been moved there. The old customs and excise buildings in the old harbour were completely renovated and redecorated early in 1990 and turned into a yachting centre. Similarly all moorings were equipped with water and electricity outlets. One can expect this romantic and well-protected harbour to see a great increase in yachting visitors in the coming years.
There is another possibility, for yacht mooring in the harbour of Famagusta, in a special section for yachts and fisherboats. However, this place lies within the commercial harbour and is therefore likely to be noisy and bothersome to all those who would rather have a peaceful, idyllic setting for their mooring. Plans exist for turning the lagoon between the commercial harbour and the Palm Reach Hotel into a yacht harbour.
Those sailing around the eastern Cape of Cyprus, (Zafer Burnu, Cape Andreas) will find another place of anchorage in the fishing harbour of Yeni Erenkoy. The draught of your boat should not exceed two metres here.
Karpaz Gate Marina Boat Yard in Yeni Iskele is opened in June 2011. The 5 Gold Anchor-rated marina is now promoting special winter deals and packages for refit and repair work, as an increasing number of boat owners discover the convenience of the Northern Cyprus destination in its position away from more crowded and expensive options in the Western Mediterranean.
Highlights for the 2014/2015 season included a major service and repair work on a Custom Line 112, an extensive Sunseeker 90 project, and work carried out on a custom 47m sailing yacht.
Long-term clients berthing at the marina can now benefit from significant discounts on technical work, including a full free antifouling package with haul out and launch back services, a hull pressure wash, free hard standing and two coats of anti-fouling application.
The boat yard has a comprehensive selection of heavy-duty tools and equipment are available on-site, including hydraulic work platforms, welding equipment, cutting equipment, high capacity compressors and mobile cranes. Staff are also on-hand to conduct and execute any scope of project, while the duty-free status at the marina provides extra benefits for clients, with savings on spare parts, fuel, technical services and supplies.