Turkey’s Cesme Marina has been named ‘Best Tourism Investment’ at this year's Izmir Tourism Awards.

The award, presented to Cesme’s general manager Kemal Saatcioglu on behalf of Izmir’s Department of Culture and Tourism, follows the company’s victory at the 2011 Real Estate Awards and its win as 'Best Marina of the Year' at the Golden Anchor awards, organised by Turkish newspaper Dünya and the Deniz News Agency.

“Cesme Marina continues to receive accolades due to the quality of facilities developed by our owners (IC Holding and Camper & Nicholsons Marinas) and the commitment of our staff,” said Saatcioglu (pictured) at this year's awards ceremony. “We are delighted that the judges voted for our marina over the other nominees.

“Our occupancy rates continue to rise as we keep improving the marina and facilities, with most recently, the extension of our breakwater that provides increased comfort.”

Cesme Marina is a 400-berth, full service, luxury marina for yachts up to 60m (197ft). It features an array of bars, shops and restaurants, as well as a full service boatyard with 80-tonne travel lift and 20-tonne boat mover.