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Göcek
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Gocek is home to some of the swankiest yachts in Turkey

Göcek has grown from a small agricultural town 15 miles NW of Fethiye into one of Turkey’s premier yachting locations, rivaling Marmaris and the Bodrum Peninsula. This is largely as a result of its natural advantages, being at the top of a deep gulf sheltered by the island of the same name. The town hosts a total of no less than six marinas, Port Göcek, Club Marina, Göcek Village Port, Göcek Exclusive, Skopea Marina, and Göcek Municipal Marina. It is also a place where virtually every conceivable yachting need can be met, including liferaft servicing. Since the completion of a one kilometer tunnel in 2006, the journey from Dalaman International Airport takes only 20 minutes.

Göcek is an excellent base for exploring the wonderful (and popular) cruising area of Skopea Limani a few miles to the south, which is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful yachting destinations in Turkey, and the so-called Twelve Islands of the Gulf of Fethiye. Göcek is not a permanent port of entry. A temporary office may open in season. The closest permanent office is Fethiye.

Charts

BA
1886 Approaches to Fethiye Körfezi
Imray-Tatra
G36 South Coast of Turkey
NIMA
54421 Kardeiga to Ilbiz Burnu
Turkey
312Marmaris - Fethiye
313 Fethiye - Kaş
3122 Fethiye Körfezi
Greek
452 Rhodos to Cattelorizo

Weather

Göcek is a relatively sheltered bay, although an unpleasant short chop sets into the bay whenever there are strong winds with anything south in them. This particularly affects Göcek Village Port, Skopea Marina and Göcek Municipal Marina, which are uncomfortable in these conditions. During the winter, when there are occasional southerly gales, most berths in these marinas are effectively untenable.

Also see Turkey.

Passages

Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

Twelve in all in the approach to Göcek and even more in the wider Gulf of Fethiye. Popular anchorages are at Göcek Island, Tersane Island and Domuz Island.

Communication

Add here VHF channel for coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

Approach to all the marinas is straightforward, although berthing in the three marinas affected by southerly winds (see above) can be challenging. Marina staff are usually in attendance in such conditions.

Entrance

Gocek is no longer a permanent Port of Entry. A temporary office may re-open in season. Check with the marinas to determine if available. Fethiye is a permanent port of entry.

Berthing

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Anchorages

Göcek Bay

Göcek Bay/wiki/G%C3%B6cek#G.C3.B6cek_Bay
Anchorage icon Göcek Bay [[Göcek#Göcek Bay|Göcek Bay]] 36°45.081'N, 028°56.445'E
Göcek Bay is between Göcek Village Port and Skopea Marina. This is the most popular anchorage and offers good shelter in most conditions (although strong southerlies send in an unpleasant chop). Anchor in 5.0 – 10.0 metres in mud. The holding is very good.

NW Göcek Bay

NW Göcek Bay/wiki/G%C3%B6cek#NW_G.C3.B6cek_Bay
Anchorage icon NW Göcek Bay [[Göcek#NW Göcek Bay|NW Göcek Bay]] 36°45.206'N, 028°55.707'E
It is off Club Marina. This anchorage offers slightly better shelter in southerly winds, but is deep. Anchor in 15.0 – 20.0 metres well to the north of the marina mooring buoys. The bottom is mud and good holding.

Poruklu Bay

Poruklu Bay/wiki/G%C3%B6cek#Poruklu_Bay
Anchorage icon Poruklu Bay [[Göcek#Poruklu Bay|Poruklu Bay]] 36°45.34′N, 28°55.42′E
Poruklu Bay just south of the Göcek Exclusive marina. Anchor in 12-15 metres and take a line ashore wherever convenient.

Other Anchorages

In addition to these there are numerous sheltered anchorages in the six mile stretch between Göcek and Skopea Limani.

Amenities

Facilities
Water At all marinas (at some an additional charge is made)
Electricity At all marinas (at some an additional charge is made)
Toilets In all marinas
Showers In all marinas
Laundry In all marinas
Garbage Bins at all marinas
Supplies
Fuel At Port Göcek, Club Marina, and Göcek Municipal Marina
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers Numerous chandleries in the town. Blues Yachting operates one of the best
Services
Repairs
  • Blues Yachting offers a wide range of technical services, including liferaft and outboard servicing, diesel engine and generator repairs, osmosis treatment, epoxy and paintwork, stainless steel and rigging work and electrical repairs
Blues Yachting
Phone: +90 252 645 1435
Fax: +90 252 645 1081
Email: info@bluesyachting.com
Address: Blues Yachting, Inonu Bulvari No:50, Göcek 48310, Fethiye, Turkey
  • Port Göcek Technical Services (across the bay from the marina) has a travel lift (70T) and winter storage for 180 boats. The yard can undertake most yacht repairs, including engineering and welding, electrical and electronic repairs, carpentry, upholstery, sail repairs, painting, cooling and plumbing systems and rigging work
Port Göcek Technical Services
Phone: +90 252- 645 2288
Fax: +90 252- 645 2109
Email: boatyard@portgocek.com
Address: Port Gocek Boatyard, P.K. 20, 48310, Gocek-Fethiye, Mugla, Fethiye, Turkey
  • Village Port Boatyard, just west of the marina, has 75T and 200T travel hoists and winter storage for around 100 yachts. Most services available, including mechanical, electrical and electronics, engineering, carpentry, upholstery, painting services and stainless steel fabrication
Village Port Boatyard
Phone: +90 252 645 1800
Fax: +90 (252) 645 1804
Email: villageport@marinturk.com.tr
Address: Club Marina, Göcek 48310, Fethiye, Turkey
Internet At Port Göcek, Club Marina, and Göcek Village Port
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals In the town

Provisioning

  • Good Tansaş and Migros supermarkets in the town

Eating out

Transportation

  • Dalaman International Airport is just 20 minutes away by car

Tourism

List places of interest, tours, etc.

Friends

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

Forums

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

Links

References

See Turkey.

Comments

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  • Club Marina is a personal favorite (one of the most beautifully sited and peaceful marinas we have ever stayed in) --Athene of Lymington 12:22, 28 June 2010 (UTC)


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