Saturday, September 17, 2011
Didim marina and Yachtworks
We were told that you don't want to go there because there is no infrastructure and it is away from everywhere. Yes it is a couple of mile away from town, but for 1.75 Turkish lira ( aprox. .75 euro cents) you can hop on a shuttle bus which comes around every 10 or 15 minutes. Further more the marina has on site a very large and beautiful swimming pool, a restaurant, a cafe, beach access, exercise facilities, a sauna, a steam room, hotel rooms, and a chandlery. This super facility cost 70 million Euros to build.
A super yacht is taking on some diesel fuel. This boat had to be over 150 feet long
Le rȇve is moored with boats of it's own size, proudly displaying the solar panels.
They have worked 100%. We can now stay at anchor indefinitely and not worry about draining the batteries.
The service in the marina is top notch. Right from the minute you enter the marina you are guided into and assisted with the lines by one of two pilot boats. These are 15 ft hard bottom inflatables with a 60 hp outboard. When you want to leave your dock for a cruise they again are there to give a helping hand.
And while you are docked all you have to do is call for the shuttle service on VHF 72 and VOILÁ you are whisked away to where ever it is you want to go within the marina.
I introduced you a couple of postings ago to Yachtworks.
Le rêve is being lifted out of the water with on of the two travel lifts they have here.
This is the other one capable of lifting 400 ton. The tires on it must be close to 10 feet tall if not taller.
and his technician
checking the main bearing.
First indication is that it is still OK. But Can wants to check the manufacturers specification to see if the movement (which is very minimal) is with in the acceptable limits.
Square meter for hard standing of boats 45000
Total (cemented) square meter of yard 60000
Enough room for storing 600 boats out of the water.