Marmara Adası, Marmara – Balıkesir – Turkey
GPS : 40°35’01.9″N 27°33’40.0″E / 40.583862, 27.561121
Focal Plane : 15 m, Tower Height : 6 m
Character : W. Gp. FI. (2) 10.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0.5+2.0+0.5+7.0
Visibility Range : 5 nautical miles
GPS : 40°34’33.2″N 27°34’30.2″E / 40.575894, 27.575060
VHF Channels : 16
Call Sign : ” marmara harbour ”
Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 40°35’01.9″N 27°33’38.9″E / 40.583866, 27.560795
Focal Plane : 10 m ( 52 ft ), Tower Height : 8 m ( 23 ft )
Character : R. Fl. 3.0 Second, Flashing Character : 1.0 + 2.0
Visibility Range : 8 nautical miles
Inner Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 40°35’03.9″N 27°33’39.4″E / 40.584417, 27.560952
Focal Plane : 10 m, Tower Height : 8 m ( 23 ft )
Character : G. FI. 3.0 Second, Flashing Character : 1.0 + 2.0
Visibility Range : 8 nautical miles
It is the largest island in the Sea of Marmara that is the center of Marmara district in Balıkesir Province. Its peak is 720 m above sea level. Its south side is very wooded and green while its north side is very heavily quarried for marble. The marble not only gives the name of the island but to the whole gulf: Marmara Sea.
Marmara Adası harbour is the main harbour in Marmara Adasi and is situated on the SW corner of the island, protected from S and W by a long breakwater and from E by a stub breakwater and the headland beyond it. Depths in the entrance are around 6 – 7 metres and in the centre of the harbour between 4 – 5 metres.
The quay along the breakwater and on the western side of the harbour is usually filled with fishing and cargo boats and yachts are normally directed to anchor moor bows or stern-to on the northern quay, where there is space for around 6 – 8 yachts. Shelter here is good in the prevailing N/NE winds, although strong gusts off the mountains will be experienced in the harbour with winds above force 5-6.
Port Marmara lies on the SW corner of the large, mountainous island of Marmara Adası. White marble is mined on the northern side of the island and is well-known for its purity. Unfortunately this does mean that the area surrounding the port is an open pit mine and not a pretty sight.
Port Marmara is the main harbour in Marmara Adası and is situated on the SW corner of the island, protected from S and W by a long breakwater and from E by a stub breakwater and the headland beyond it.
The marina offers good shelter from the winds. Shelter here is good in the prevailing N/NE winds, although strong gusts off the mountains will be experienced in the harbour with winds above force 5-6.
Important note : The depths at the quay range from 1.5 to 2.5 metres only (the deeper water being in the centre of the quay) and around 3 metres about 10 metres off the quay. Yachts with deep rudders and/or keels are likely to have problems if there is any swell in the harbour. Shelter inside is good, although strong N/NE winds send in some swell, which is more irritating than dangerous.
Moorings : 125 yachts
Main Breakwater : 305 m
Max. length : 18 meters
Depths in the entrance are around 6 – 7 m. The depths at the quay range from 1.5 to 2.5 m only (the deeper water being in the centre of the quay) and around 3 m about 10 m off the quay. Yachts with deep rudders and/or keels are likely to have problems if there is any swell in the harbour. Shelter inside is good, although strong N/NE winds send in some swell, which is more irritating than dangerous.
Approach and Navigation
While the approach to the islands is straightforward from all directions, the coasts of the islands themselves are fringed with isolated rocks and reefs and careful navigation is needed when sailing between the islands. There can also be strong gusts in the channels between the islands when the usual fresh N/NE winds are prevailing.
It is a very crowded harbour and yachts are usually directed to berth on the northern quay, where care must be taken to avoid the underwater rubble.
There is excellent shelter here. Anchoring is also possible in the bay, good holding and shelter from all winds except Northwest.
Maintenance & Repairing
Net Repairing Area
Administration : Marmara Adası Municipality
Shopping : Supermarkets, Shops, Stores, Markets, Fish Markets
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops
Technical Equipment Shops
Accommodation : Pensions, Hotels, Motels, Rental Houses
Eating : Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Brassiere
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Wi-Fi
Health : Hospital, Health Center, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists
Hair dresser : City center
Laundry : City center
Bank : City center
Swimming : Natural sandy beaches
Public Market : Fresh vegetables, fruits
Special Shopping : Vines, Canned Fish, Fresh Fish, Olive oil, Green and Black Olives, Marble Handcrafts, Verjuice, Black Mulberry Ice cream between Wafers, Oregano.
TURKISH TELE HEALTH CENTER
Sea Ambulance Service
With our fully equipped sea ambulances placed in Istanbul Büyükdere, Gökçeada, Marmara Island and Çanakkale, transportation of the patients who must be evacuated has been provided.
Medical Evacuation by Sea
In Turkish search and rescue area, in urgent cases after clinical evaluation it can be decided for the patient to be evacuated. When decision comes to medical evacuation, evacuation organization is done by liaisons with other search and rescue units.
Our Call Center offers consulting service to authorized staff of Turkish, foreign air and sea vehicles to be under way in every kinds of question and problems related to health and/or illness.
There are many restaurants just along the water front. Fish Restaurants are very famous with their fishes, cooking and services. Fishes available due to seasons.
FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE MARMARA SEA
Seabus : Marmara – Bostancı + Yenikapı (İstanbul),
Ship : Marmara – Sarayburnu (İstanbul)
Ferryboat : Marmara – Barbaros (Tekirdağ), Marmara – Silivri (Istanbul), Marmara – Erdek (Balıkesir)
Airport : Balıkesir Körfez Airport, Balıkesir Central Airport, Bursa Airport, İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Atatürk International Airport,