I visited pendik and Yalova by land.
Pendik was busy, had nice marina atmosphere. But was very expensive and there were no deals for longer stays. Staying there would cost me 112 TL a day for my 9 meter yacht.
Yalova was much better and quieter, but surroundings had less to offer. They had a deal of two for one, stay four months for the price
of two, up to two years. I calculated keeping my yacht there would work out at 1200 a year for a two year contract
As it is, I'll need to stop in Istanbul for the transit log, but now plan to sail straight through to Greek waters. I understand the transit situation differs slightly if one is only making one port call. I really can't afford to be paying to enter ports
all the time. Now to decide where to call in at, fenerbache, atakoy? Not impressed with recent stories from atakoy, sounds like it got worse there since my last visit in 2007
I'd go to Yalova directly, but they can't issue logs