Istanbul bay welcomes floating piers for yachts
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet
Two floating piers with a 388-boat capacity will be inaugurated today in the Tarabya and İstinye districts on İstanbul’s European side. The piers cost 10 million liras. Hürriyet photoTwo floating piers with a 388-boat capacity will be inaugurated tomorrow in the Tarabya and İstinye districts on Istanbul’s European side of the Bosphorus.
The floating pier project was conceptualized by İSPARK, a subsidiary of the Istanbul Municipality that runs and constructs parking lots in the city, to provide a solution to irregular moorings in Istanbul’s bays. A tender for the project was opened in March 2011.
The demand for this boat parking, exceeding 1,000 spaces, is far more than the current capacity. The municipality plans to open more parks increasing the total capacity to 5,000.
The piers, which cost 10 million Turkish Liras, were constructed by Ekin Yapı.
Water, electricity, shower facilities and security will be provided on the piers for boat owners, who can rent space on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis.