After the massive declines in business in Turkey in recent years, which led to company closures and the dissolution of a number of bases of larger charter companies, there are signs of a trend reversal. "Our customers have been asking for charter in Turkey for three or four months. That is why we have decided to open a base again for the 2019 season," says Marc Rosendahl, managing director of the German charter company Sun Charter, which operates a total of eight bases in the Mediterranean.
The Germans had to close their base in the wake of the crisis after the coup in 2016/17, now they will reopen a base in Fethiye in the MarinEce Saray in spring. A fleet of up to twelve yachts will be stationed there, including four new Kats from Lagoon between 42 and 52 feet. Then there are Jeanneaus, Dufours and Beneteaus from 34 to 50 feet in length. Sun Charter chose Fethiye as its new base, which customers appreciate the shorter flight connection compared to Marmaris. The fleet can be booked through common agencies or directly through Sun Charter.
Turkey seems to be more popular with customers again, not least because the Lird exchange rate is very cheap for European customers due to massive losses in 2018.