Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, together with its Turkish partner IC Holdings, is delighted to announce that IC Cesme Marina, one of the most prestigious yacht marinas of the Eastern Mediterranean, has received another outstanding international award.
Constructed by IC İÇTAŞ İNŞAAT and managed and operated by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, IC Cesme Marina won the bronze accolade with its “Olive Oil Project” at the Green World Awards 2018 held at the Ministry of Environment & Urbanisation in Ankara, Turkey.
The Olive Oil Project is not only the production of delicious olive oil from the olive trees planted within IC Cesme Marina, tended to by dedicated marina gardeners, but includes a unique harvesting ‘festival’ for all staff, family and friends to be a part of. The picked olives are pressed, and a premium olive oil is gifted to VIP guests around the world, further promoting the marina and its efforts towards helping the environment and being an example for others to follow.
IC Cesme Marina, is a chic and vibrant port village set in a natural harbour is sensitively integrated within the traditional maritime city of picturesque Cesme on the Izmir peninsular, rich in history and atmosphere.
Picture of Mr. Orhan Hallik, Group President from IC Holding Tourism, accepting the prestigious award.
Can Akaltan CMM General Manager, at IC Cesme Marina comments:
“At the marina we are committed to doing our best for the environment and actively encourage all who visit the marina to be a part of our green initiatives. We have successfully launched two campaigns in the last two years to help the environment; our award-winning olive oil is harvested each year and we have received recognition not only in Ankara in Turkey for this effort but also in Westminster, London, in addition, we have launched live mussels into the marina, creating a colony of mussels to help combat water pollution, through their natural ability to filter water. Our recent achievement for the Olive Oil Project, is a testament to our hardworking and dedicated teams, plus loyal customers who continue to help support us under our friendly ethos of, ‘I am Happy Here’.
Akaltan continues, “Future-proofing the environment around the marina and ensuring future generations will be able to benefit from the olive trees is what the marina team are striving for, ensuring they keep the olive tree and Olive Oil Project very much alive.”
Furthermore, IC Cesme Marina is a full-service marina located in Cesme, Turkey berthing superyachts and yachts throughout the year, ranging in size from 10m-60m.
You’ll find yourself enchanted by the marina village’s numerous elegant cafés and fine eateries, and also attracted to the marine fashion retail outlets and designer boutiques of the modern retail complex.
This romantic ancient harbour is a wonderful place to visit, an ideal base for berthing or wintering your yacht and a perfect home marina from which to cruise in Turkey or sail the Aegean – with the idyllic isles of Chios and Lesbos just a short sail away.
IC Cesme Marina was awarded the “Best architectural project” title at Arkitera Architectural Awards in 2010, the “Best Marina” title at the Golden Anchor Awards in Istanbul in 2011, “Best Tourism Investment” at the 4th Izmir Tourism Awards in April 2012, PIANC Marine Excellence Design Award in 2014 and Silver accolade for Europe, Middle East and Africa at the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice in 2017. IC Cesme Marina is working with Akua Group and Dokuz Eylül University Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology Department of Marine Technology, having increased the number of living mussels in the marina waters in an attempt to cut down on aquatic pollution and improve the quality of the water.
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