A 50 suite boutique hotel connected to the marina has been planned for the eastern slope of the peninsula. This hotel, which will be composed of solely suites, has been designed to answer the needs of both the owners of the villas and users of the marina, that may arise, such as a restaurant, bar, spa, gym, etc..
Negotiations with the world’s foremost hotelier groups are ongoing with regard to the operation of this special property.
Depending on the details of the engagement with the selected operator, villa owners may be offered services of convenience such as catering and housekeeping, upon request.
A boutique marina is designed primarily for the use of Epique Island residents on the eastern side of the peninsula. We are using the term “boutique” for the marina since we have designed it on a small scale with the minimum features necessary. It is different from the large yacht harbours that may come to mind when the word ‘marina’ is mentioned, however, we have developed a marina plan and layout that match the topography and geography of the bay.
As a size comparison; the total space taken up by the Epique Island Marina will be approximately 15% of the Yalıkavak Palmarina, and 8% of the D-Marin Didim.
The marina will not only be boutique with regard to its structures on the sea, but also in the concept and functions of its services.
Boat Capacity : 154
Max. Boat Size : 25 m
Reclamation : 7,905.51 m2
Marina Water Area : 40,430.74 m2
Breakwater Length : 160 m
Pontoons: 100 meters long 3 floating piers
Marina Beach : 1,625.65 m2 sunbathing beach adjacent to the marina
Epique Island Marina, unlike other yacht harbour projects, will not contain a closed water basin surrounded by breakwaters. A single breakwater perpendicular to the shore will be used to prevent wave disturbance. The project will not contain long breakwaters which carry the risk of turning the water inside the marina stagnant.
The breakwater has been designed in the manner of a delicate structure composed of piles, not as a conventional rock filled breakwater.
The marina has been designed to take up a very small surface area of the bay as a whole and its structure is at a scale that will not restrict the water circulation within the bay by any means. Total water area that the Epique Island Marina marina takes up is equivalent to only 3.5% of the whole Tilkicik Bay, the total surface water area of which is 1,175,000 m². It is clearly not of a scale that will block the flow of water, or build-up stagnant water within the bay.
The piers within the marina have been designed to be the floating type, and this way the effect on water circulation has been reduced to the minimum.
Due to excessive water depths in this area, expansion possibilities are limited and there are no plans to enlarge the marina in the future. Our marina will remain at the scale and capacity planned at the initial phase.
The coastal rock filling (reclamation) is being carried out in a fairly restricted area on a narrow band along the coastline. Filling material, particularly rock will be extracted from the Epique Island project site. Specially selected materials that will not pollute the sea, or cause any permanent damage, that are appropriate to the character of our region, and which are suitable for marine works will be used for the filling.
Since the depth of water in the marina is sufficient, no bottom dredging will be carried out.
Creating a beach concept adjacent to the marina is a guarantee that highest standards of water quality will be preserved within the marina.
As the Epique Island Marina is based on a boutique concept, different from normal city marinas, the clientele will primarily be the Epique Island residents and Hotel guests. Priority long-term berthing will be provided for those clients who wish for it. Another client group for our marina is the residents in the Tilkicik and nearby bays who love the sea and sailing.
Epique Island Marina will be a marina for the residents of the region. It will be a marina used by those who live there and appreciate the value of Bodrum bays and Turkish waters.
Permission and approval procedures for the marina investment are currently ongoing. Development and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies for the marina are being undertaken within the framework of regulations that determine the conditions associated with the Coastal Law and structures which are to be built on the coast.
The actions which have been carried out so far, are given below:
During the course of the EIA study, the project application file was prepared, and a public participation meeting was organised, at which the views and suggestions of local residents were taken. The procedures carried out by the relevant Ministries in accordance with EIA Regulations are ongoing.
Epique Island Marina investment will be brought to life in a manner that will ensure that all environmental criteria that the relevant laws and regulations stipulate are fulfilled. Thus, by carrying out all the studies that the relevant institutions demand, every possible effort will be made so as not to harm the environmental riches of the region.
We know that the success of Epique Island project depends, as with all tourism and sea-front real estate investments, on the high quality of the water. We will make every effort to preserve the water quality in the area of our project at the highest standards at all times. In the ongoing EIA process, detailed technical research to determine the environmental and social effects of the Marina will continue to be carried out.
As well known, boats do not dispose of waste water in areas where there is a marina. In marinas, waste water is removed from boats in a controlled manner and disposed of in a manner that the regulations demand. At the Epique Island Marina, boat waste will be constantly collected through the use of mobile pumps and disposed of at a distance.
It can be observed in nearby and neighbouring bays that there has been much interest in tourism and residential projects and that rather a lot of investments have started. It is not difficult to suppose that in the coming years demands on our region will increase and that rising levels of sea traffic will be observed. The presence of the Epique Island Marina may take on the role of an internal control for our bays by ensuring that boats using neighbouring bays and weighing anchor in uncontrolled manners, potentially leaving behind their waste, can be taken under control.
The kinds of precautions that need to be taken for our marina to offset its environmental effects during its construction and running periods will be made clear in the EIA reporting process. In the EIA and associated application file, there is a section detailing the studies, evaluations, and commitments we will make in order to evaluate the environmental effects of the Epique Island Marina project. Those who are interested may download our application file from this link.
Construction of the Marina and the Hotel featured in the Project is subject to the permissions pending from the relevant authorities.