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WorldMediterraneanTurkeySea of MarmaraMurefte
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Entrance to Murefte

Mürefte or Myriophyton (Greek: Μυριόφυτο is a relatively new harbour constructed on the north coast of the Sea of Marmara, 22 miles SW of Tekirdag and 50 miles NW of Çanakkale. The harbour is a useful port of refuge along the relatively poorly supplied north coast of the Sea of Marmara, but unfortunately is run by a fishermen’s co-operative which seems to regard foreign yachtsmen as a golden opportunity for exploitation. In settled weather, a yacht is better off anchoring in the lee of the harbour just SW of the breakwater and, in unsettled weather, anchoring in the harbour itself away from the quays. Shelter in the harbour is good from the prevailing winds, but it is completely open to the SW.


224 Maramara Denizi
1005 Marmara Adasi to Istanbul Boğazi
55040 Sea of Marmara
29 Marmara Sea
291 İzmit Körfezi
292 İstanbul - Mudanya
293 Büyükçekmece - Hoşköy
294 Marmara Adaları - İmralı Adası
295 Hoşköy - Gelibolu
296 Marmara Adaları
109 Ionio-Aegeo Steno Messinis mechri Thalassa Marmara


Winds along the north coast of the Sea of Marmara are generally from N/NE, which can give some excellent sailing in flat water between the Dardanelles and Istanbul. Winds tend to be at their strongest in mid to late afternoon.

See also Turkey.


  • Murefte would be a convenient port of call if transiting the north coast of the Sea of Marmara between the Dardanelles and Istanbul, but for the policies of the co-operative which runs it.




Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


The harbour breakwaters are easily identifiable from all directions. The entrance is oriented SW. Depths in the entrance are 5.0 metres.


A YTL50 a night berth on the N quay in Murefte

The W quay is rather shallow, with depths of 1.5 – 1.75 metres. The best place for a yacht is at the end of the N quay, where a yacht can lie alongside in depths of 2.75 metres. This position offers excellent shelter from the prevailing N/NE winds. Second best option is to do an anchor moor on the S quay, where there is space for around 12-15 yachts. However, depths are uneven here and range from 1.75 to 2.0 metres, so deeper draft yachts may prefer to go bows to. However, in view of the exorbitant charge for mooring in the harbour, many yachts may prefer to anchor off or even avoid the harbour altogether.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



In settled weather, anchor in the lee of the S breakwater, where there is good protection from the prevailing winds. Depths are 4.0 – 5.0 metres and the holding is good in sand. In unsettled weather, anchor in the harbour itself.


Water Water is available on the W quay, but this is too shallow for most yachts
Electricity Electricity is available on the W quay, but this is too shallow for most yachts
Toilets N/A (Not Available).
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins near the harbour
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A


Nearest provisions 1.5 miles S in Murefte.

Eating out

A simple café and a restaurant in the harbour.


List transportation (local and/or international.)


The harbour is around 1.5 miles E of the town of Murefte (which is not really worth visiting anyway).


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Turkey.


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  • We felt totally ripped off in Murefte, being charged YTL 50 simply for lying alongside a rough stone quay, with absolutely no facilities. The fishermen’s co-operative which runs the harbour seems to have a predatory approach to foreign yachtsmen and the quays here are likely to stay empty until this policy changes.--Athene of Lymington 06:58, 19 June 2011 (BST)

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