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Old 27-09-2010, 14:21   #1
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Wintering + Repairs in Turkey - Trusted Boatyard ?

Hi, we are about to winter our boat in either Turkey (Bodrum / Marmaris/ Gocek area) or Greece (same area) for the coming winter. this will obviously involve few light repairs and services: engine, whinches, anti fouling, bow thruster service... since we have no time to be present / supervise and inspect we need a reall trustable professional boatyard (we also understand it has a cost which is obvious and ok).
1. Could anyone recommend such boatyard (believe Turkey can ofer more).
2. Are there any items you wouldn't trust such boatyard to perform themselves?
3. Are there any special items 'not to miss' upon lifting of the boat?
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Old 28-09-2010, 04:05   #2
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And you won't be there to supervise?

OK, well. then I would look at Marmaris (Airport has cheap direct flights) and there Yat Marine. Cheaper than Netsel, but close to Marmaris.
It has a very strong wintering community there and includeds daily radio net and weekly face to face meetings of cruisers (plus drinks gatherings etc)
It has many people who winter there year after year.
I would pay one of those cruisers to overview the supervision of your boat.

I would head there and find the core group of guys that run the social activities. They also are the liason with the marina management.


http://www.yachtmarin.com/marina/

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Hi,
I'd second Marks suggestion of having someone supervise whatever work is required, be it in Greece or Turkey.
We got good mechanical and some welding completed in Fineke and also great stainless work done in Ayvalik (both Turkey) but have piccy pals who got great service in Kos (Greece).
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I wouldn't trust the Turks or the Greeks to WASH my boat without supervision--you would be better off getting one of the wintering yachties to look after things.
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I wouldn't trust the Turks or the Greeks to WASH my boat without supervision--you would be better off getting one of the wintering yachties to look after things.
It is not often you get people from the diplomatic service on the site........

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Thanks Mark, John and the diplomat...appriciate it all, actually got few more recommendations on Marmaris, so seems we will take this one...if there is anyone could recommend on a local person to take care - most appricited
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...if there is anyone could recommend on a local person to take care - most appricited
I mentioned in my post to go and see the cruisers who run the marina in its social context.

In 'local' you mean a person born there, may I sugest you get a cruiser. Englishmen are good. They are the most pedantic



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Hi together,
I have a boat in Turkey and since the last 3 years I took it out in Bozburun, south of Marmaris in TümTour shipyard. No problems at all. There is always somebody there. No need for a special supervisor. Presently my boat is also there. The work I will get done in March when I go back. I know people there who I can trust. They will have a look every now and then. I am new in this community so I might be late with my suggestion.
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Well the only place i would want to winter up in Greece is on Leros they have good facilities there if you look at Untitled Document you will get some good info a lot of brits winter up there and leave there boats there to be repaired whilist back in uk
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I agree, Leros has a good reptutation among french sailors too (Maybe because the marina's manager speaks french !).
As a matter of fact, kusadasi marina also has all you need to care of your boat and a very protected yard on land (far better than Marmaris).
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It's opened new marina in Sigacik nearby Izmir. Most of yachts are wintering in south coast but Sigacik Teos Marina can be alternative for them. I heard they are making discount for first year.
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Sigacik is a pleasant marina for one night. But...
Sigacik is probably the most windy marina of the Aegean ! (The narrow canal between Khios and Cesme is known to be very difficult to pass). That's the reason why Sigackik is a famoust spot for windsurfer and kitesurfer ! I would not winter there !
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Sorry, very sorry, for my preceding answer. I confused Sigacik and Alacati Marina ( a few NM West ).
Sigacik is a naturally very well protected marina. I was there last june and it was just opening...
It is quite the same distance from Izmir airport than Kusadasi.
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Alaçati is very popular place in last years because of the magazine beuties. But in Marina, you will find less of the things you need. I don't advise you Alaçati anyway.
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If you want reliable, expert work doing, look no further than Aura yachting, based in Yalikavak marina. British run with British mechanics. Ive used them for several years with excellent service. The marina itself is expensive with no facilities, however.
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