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By Chris | December 26 2007
Tel Aviv is a coastal city with a vibrant port area and lively beach culture, which makes it an ideal stop on a cruise or luxury yachting vacation.
However, the marina within the city itself only accommodates craft of up to 20 meters (66 feet) in length, meaning a search for other berthing options will be required for the elite superyachter. Luckily those options are only a stone’s throw away, so read on for all the details you need to berth in style near Tel Aviv.
The largest marina in Israel is a mere ten minutes from Tel Aviv and has a wealth of practical and leisure facilities to ensure you moor and relax in style.
The marina can accommodate up to 680 yachts, including four berths for megayachts of up to 60 meters (200 feet) in length. Services include 24-hour security, electricity, fresh water, fuel, expert repair services, marine equipment, telephone services and local tourist information. There’s much to keep you relaxed and entertained too, with gourmet restaurants, chic bars, gorgeous beaches and shopping in abundance.
Ashkelon Marina is 45 minutes from Tel Aviv, an hour from Jerusalem and an hour-and-a-half from the Dead Sea, making it the ideal place to berth for an Israel-wide visit.
The marina has a 600-yacht capacity for craft of up to 45 meters (147 feet) in length and a host of state-of-the-art facilities and services, in addition to all the basics, including laundry facilities, a shipyard and repair service and a library. Ashkelon Marina is the hub of a vibrant yachting community and regularly hosts regattas and yachting events – perfect for nautical fanatics. Discerning visitors will also enjoy the elegant gourmet dining close by.