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Karpaz Gate Marina in North Cyprus has announced a new collaboration with the innovative community cruising guide Navily.
The 5 Gold Anchor marina has joined more than 600 other partner ports on the popular social platform, which aims to help boat owners and crew find the best anchorages and easily book a berth, while enabling users to submit testimonies for the shared value of the entire Navily community.
As the first marina in Cyprus and among the first in the Eastern Mediterranean to collaborate with Navily, Karpaz Gate Marina has signed up for the partnership as part of the development of an enhanced digital communications strategy to inform and engage with boaters and visitors about its premium services and facilities, raise awareness about North Cyprus, and facilitate customer booking and interaction.
The agreement, finalised in May, includes the addition of Karpaz Gate Marina on the Navily app and website listings, which are available to view for over 110,000 users.
Boaters can rank their stay and share information, plus they can add and view information about nearby anchorages and mooring spots around the North Cyprus coastline. Boat owners interested in visiting or berthing at the award-winning Karpaz peninsula marina can also opt to use the Navily booking service that allows boaters to send a short and long-term booking request via a simple feature on their phone or tablet.
Liza Singer, managing director for Karpaz Gate Marina, said, “We are constantly looking for new ways to communicate and engage with our clients and visitors. The partnership with Navily is just one of several new innovative tools and digital platforms we are planning to implement in the coming months as part of our updated strategy to make life as easy and hassle free as possible for our clients and to further spread the word to boaters about our unique offering and stunning location here at Karpaz Gate Marina.
“The cruising area in North Cyprus is still relatively unknown so we welcome boaters to visit us, discover this region and share their experiences via the Navily app.”
As both a cruising guide and reservation tool, Navily centralises reliable and recent information, offering boaters easily accessible information on marinas and anchorages through testimonies. More than 20,000 anchorages around the world have been shared by the Navily community.
Using Navily’s anchorage spot feature, boaters can browse the map and view a colour classification for each location and a rating for each marina based on user opinions. In a few clicks, boaters can reserve a place at their chosen marina.
Petra Jeric, area manager for the Eastern Mediterranean for Navily, said, “We are proud to announce our collaboration with Karpaz Gate Marina – our first partnership with a marina from Cyprus. Karpaz Gate Marina is the most exclusive marina on the island and I am sure that our community will recognize the high standard of services provided and the beauty of the island.
“The new collaboration forms part of the expansion of our services in the Eastern Mediterranean following our success as the leading cruising guide in Western Europe. In just three months, more than fifty marinas from the region have joined Navily, largely from Croatia and Montenegro. We are now expecting more Greek and Turkish marinas to join us before the summer season.”
Official Port of Entry Karpaz Gate Marina opened in 2011 and achieved 5 Gold Anchor Status in 2013, TYHA International Marina of the Year in 2017 and TYHA International Marina of the Year Runner-Up in 2018/19. The marina caters for yachts up to 60 metres, with leisure facilities including the exceptional Beach Club, with 33-metre infinity pool and watersports centre, Private Gallery Club, gym, children’s play area and Hemingway’s Resto-Bar. The Karpaz Gate Marina Technical Centre, with 300-ton capacity travel lift and 18,000 square metre dry dock area, meets demand for a range of requests from maintenance work to hull painting and teak replacement.
The Navily app is available to download on iOS and Android.
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