By Bahar Öztürk

Ataköy Mega Yacht Marina, located on the southern end of Istanbul’s Bosphorus, is set to open in May 2016. It will be the first marina in Turkey to provide services to large yachts only.

The marina will have 211 berths from 25m-200m and a wintering area that spans nearly 6,000sq m. It is equipped with a 200-tonne travel lift and will offer full technical services.

Ataköy Mega Yacht Marina is an extension of the Ataköy Tourism Complex, which is currently under the administration of Dati-Mariners Ataköy Tourism and Construction Company.

The complex also contains Ataköy Marina, the first marina in Turkey and one of the largest marinas in Istanbul with 700 on-water berths.

Following the opening of Ataköy Mega Yacht Marina, Ataköy Marina’s capacity will be increased, as all yachts over 25m in length will be transferred to the Mega Yacht Marina, creating additional space for smaller yachts.

The wintering area at Ataköy Marina will also be converted to a living space, as Ataköy Mega Yacht Marina’s wintering area will provide service to customers at both marinas.