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WorldMediterraneanTurkeySea of MarmaraSilivri
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The jetty in Silivri harbour

Silivri is a commercial harbour on the north shore of the Sea of Marmara in Turkey, 36 miles west of Istanbul and a similar distance east of the commercial harbour of Tekirdag. There is no provision for yachts in the harbour and visitors here must find a place wherever they can alongside the rough central jetty. Shelter is reasonable from the prevailing N/NE winds, although a yacht will usually be blown onto the jetty. In the absence of a suitable space to moor, there is a sheltered anchorage in the bay to the north of the harbour.

Silivri is one of the harbours for which the Turkish Transportaion Ministry is currently (March 2011) inviting tenders to establish a proper marina operation.


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.


Silivri is a convenient port of call if transiting the north coast of the Sea of Marmara between the Dardanelles and Istanbul.




Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


In the approach from W or S the harbour breakwater is visible from some distance off. In the approach from E, the headland of Kaba Burnu obscures the harbour until close in, when the white light structure (unlit) on the southern ‘spur’ of the breakwater will be visible. The harbour is entered from WNW. Depths in the entrance are 4.5 – 5.5 metres close to the starboard marker but shelve to 2.0 metres or less towards the port marker.


The western section of the breakwater, shown as alongside moorings in some (out of date) pilot books is now totally enclosed and is reserved for use by purse seine fishing boats. Visiting yachts must find a berth on the central jetty, oriented E/W from the shore. Usually it will be necessary to go on the windward (northern) side, since there are very few mooring rings on the southern side and (during May to September) the more sheltered leeward side is occupied by laid up fishing vessels. The quay is rather rough and quite high and – inconveniently – the top has been resurfaced, with the result that the bollards and mooring rings are deeply recessed and awkward to access. Depths along the quay are 4.0 – 4.5 metres. A canvas hull protector is a useful asset here, as fenders will scrub your hull in the prevailing winds.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



It is possible to anchor in the bay north of the harbour. The bay shallows for quite some distance offshore, and it will be necessary to anchor a fair way out in 5.0 – 6.0 metres. The holding is good in sand.


Water There are some water points at the root of the jetty, but they are too far from the areas where a yacht will be able to berth}
Toilets There are someelectricity points at the root of the jetty, but they are too far from the areas where a yacht will be able to berth
Showers N/A (Not Available)
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins up the road from the jetty
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet Internet cafes only.
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A


BIM and Dia supermarkets in the town. BIM is straight ahead from the jetty and on the left hand side of the road.

Eating out

Numerous fish restaurants on the fish quay. For meat, try the Silivri Koftecesi immediately east of the fish quay.


List transportation (local and/or international.)


The new fish quay in Silivri harbour

Silivri has little to offer as a tourist destination, although in 2011 a new fish quay opened on the southern side of the harbour, with several fish stalls and a string of fish restaurants, all of which compete for business and (for once) offer sensible prices.


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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  • Silivri is a quite likeable place, even though the berthing arrangements are somewhat primitive.--Athene of Lymington 06:52, 19 June 2011 (BST)

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