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What's On at Cesme Marina - 2020

Cesme Marina is a chic and vibrant port village, set in a natural harbour sensitively integrated within the maritime city of picturesque Cesme - a destination rich in history and atmosphere.

Exceptional customer service make this marina most welcoming and attractive to visit in Turkey throughout the year. Here we present to you the What's On in 2020 at Cesme Marina!

February - March 2020

İzmir Winter Trophy, organised by EAYK-Cesme Marina will be held between February and May.

We anticipate that at least 40 participant yachts will take part. To book your place, please book a berth here.

The dates for your diary are:

  • 1st-2nd February – 2020 Izmir Winter Trophy 1. Leg with races and cocktail party
  • 22nd – 23rd February – 2020 Izmir Winter Trophy 2. Leg with races and cocktail party
  • 14th-15th March – 2020 Izmir Winter Trophy 3. Leg with races and cocktail party
  • 28th-29th March – 2020 Izmir Winter Trophy 4. Leg with races and cocktail party
  • 18th – 19th April – 2020 Izmir Winter Trophy 5. Leg with races and cocktail party
  • 16th – 17th May – 2020 Izmir Winter Trophy 6. Leg with races and cocktail party

During this time, Cesme Marina, will also attend 3 important international boat shows. A vibrant stand will await new and existing customers and berth holders to meet the team and learn more about one of the most authentic marina destinations in Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean.

  • 21st February – 1st March – CNR Eurasia Boat Show – International Boat, Marine Equipment and Accessories Show
  • 7th – 15th March – Viaport Tuzla Boat Show
May 2020

With the Summer Season, officially starting in May, with an exciting and well-attended Opening Party. Cesme Marina hosts a number of important opening events where new and existing customers are invited to attend the various parties and events on the marina site. The Opening Party is attended by all of the yachting community within the marina, plus tenants from the various shops and restaurants within the Cesme Marina estate.

The entertainment during the month of June is informal and fun, with a busy and friendly atmosphere within the marina, including live statues, book signings and exhibitions. June also signifies the start of the #Buradamutluyum (#iamhappyhere) Contest promoting via social media the beauty of the Cesme Marina estate. This year, two contests will take pace to further promote the marina online to various followers of instagram profiles around the world. In June, July and August, The Board of Directors at Cesme Marina will choose 2 of the best pictures from the social media hashtag #Buradamutluyum (#iamhappyhere). The winners will win an experience within Cesme Marina, to which we hope they will enjoy as a reward.

Throughout the Summer months...

Throughout the summer in April, May and October, Cesme Marina will host fun and informal delicious BBQ evenings for Captains and Crew, helping cultivate a crew culture at the marina. This includes the annual Cesme Marina Backgammon Tournament.

Cesme Marina in Turkey can berth large yachts up to 60M and actively encourages a yachting community for captains and crew to socialise and discuss current yachting affairs. The BBQ’s are hosted on the roof top of the Cesme Marina Office, often with music and wine for everyone to enjoy.

July & August 2020

Making best use of the beautiful Turkish summer mornings and evenings, Cesme Marina will host complimentary exhibitions, contest, live statues, car launches and test drives. Encouraging a community of Captains, Crew and visitors of the marina we are hopeful this activity will further create a community of Cesme customers, and be enjoyable for all that take part.

New to the calendar this year is the Cesme Marina Water Polo Festival, a competitive event held in the marina.

September 2020

The Olive Harvesting Festival – Cesme Marina creates award winning olive oil, which has been recognised at the Green Apple Award 2017 ceremony in both London and Turkey. Most recently, a second award for celebrating the olive oil was also awarded at the Green World Awards in 2018.

The olives from the olive trees within the Cesme Marina estate are harvested in October of each year, creating a festival which marina office staff and family members are encouraged to partake in; promoting a traditional Turkish activity. The olive oil is used as gifts for VIP guests and dignitaries.

October to December 2020

2020 Izmir Autumn Trophy organised by EAYK-Cesme Marina will be held between October and December. We think that at least 30 participant yachts will be attained.

A Captains BBQ and New Year Celebrations will be sure to happen too!


To book a berth at Cesme Marina, Turkey, click here.

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