Like many of you, I assume, we are re-thinking our sailing plans and considering alternatives. We had hoped to spend this summer sailing the eastern Mediterranean
on our Lagoon 400
, currently berthed in Barcelona
. That's not going to happen.
I have booked a flight back to Barcelona
in mid-September. If conditions permit
, I hope to sail the boat
east and take the boat
out of the water
and/or look for a winter berth.
One option is the Setur marinas
. I contacted them and received a written quote for a 12-month contract
for 41,161 Turkish Lira (USD 6042 at the current
rate). The contract
includes one free lift
and launch and up to 6 months storage on the hard
. The contract also allows us to use other Setur marinas
for up to 30 days each. We would have to choose a "home" marina and are then limited to the 30 free days at each of the other marinas.
Setur has ten marinas (Kalamis, Yalova, Ayvalik, Mytilini, Cesme, Kusadasi, Marmaris, Kas, Finike, and Antalya) and they suggested we home port in Finike because they have a lift
that can handle the 400. We have traveled several times to Turkey
, but only visited the Istanbul
Does anyone have knowledge and experience with the Setur marinas, or the towns where the marinas are located, that might help us consider where to put the boat for the year, assuming we decide to and can make it to Turkey in October? Facilities and services at the marina are obviously important, but we would also like to be near an interesting town that we can get to know while we spend some time winter berthing on the boat.
Thanks in advance.