Foreign-registered yachts may obtain tax-free
diesel fuel subject to the conditions set out
1. Tax-free fuel will be available for use
only in foreign yachts and will be obtainable only
from marinas and shipyards licensed by the Turkish
Ministry of Tourism.
2. The owner of the yachts may be Turkish or
foreign but must be a person having a permanent
place of residence outside of Turkey.
3. The yacht may be brought to Turkey with the
owner or may be brought two months earlier or
later than the owner's arrival in Turkey.
4. The yacht may receive tax-free fuel only in
the presence of the owner.
OF VEHICLES BY FOREIGN YACHTSMEN
1 .Foreign yachtsmen are allowed to use their
foreign-registered vehicles in Turkey for 6 months
in any one year. At the end of 6 months their
vehicles must be taken out of the country.
2. If the yacht owner or captain takes over
the yacht, their vehicles must be put into the
marina customs bond under the responsibility of
3. The vehicles may be left in bond for up to
4 months. Before expiry, an application may be
made to the chief customs authorities of the
district for an extension of this period for a
further 2 months.
4. Regulation No. 120 dated July 12, 1985
states that foreign yacht owners cannot keep their
yachts and their vehicles on their passports at
the same time. It is advisable that on entering
Turkey, the yacht owner's wife or friends have the
vehicle recorded in their passport.
STAYING IN TURKEY FOR FOREIGN YACHTSMEN
Regulations for foreign yachtsmen wishing to stay
in Turkey differ depending upon the nationality
involved. Yachtsmen may obtain a visa from the
Turkish embassy or consulate in their country, or
upon entry to Turkey.
Yachtsmen who enter Turkey without a visa:
1 .If they are from South Africa, a 21-day
visa is obtainable for tourism purposes free of
2. If they are from England (5 pounds),
Ireland (5 pounds), Austria (150 Sch.), Italy ($5
U.S.), visas are valid for 3 months (a 3-month
visa wiII be given on entry).
3. From other Western European and North
American countries yachtsmen will be issued a 3-month
visa free of charge.
Yachtsmen who wish to stay in Turkey for more than
3 months, should apply for renewal of their visa
to the district center office before the expiry
date of their visa. If a renewal is required for
longer than 3 months, the district center office
will have to obtain confirmation from Ankara
before it can be issued. (There may be a delay of
up to 2 months to receive this renewal). If
yachtsmen leave Turkey for a foreign port and
later return, a 3-month visa will automatically be
Diving for purposes of sport, with proper
equipment and in non-restricted areas, is
permitted. Foreign divers should have official
documentation of their specifics, training and
must be accompanied, when diving, by a licensed
Turkish guide. The limit for diving with diving
gear is 30 meters. For educational purposes, this
limit is extended to 42 meters. Dives exceeding
30 meters must be done with proper diving and
medical equipment. In order to protect Turkish
archaeological and cultural values, it is strictly
forbidden to transport Turkish antiquities or
natural specimens. Although this information is
believed to be correct at the time of this writing,
the marina does not accept any liability for
errors, omissions, or changes made by the
authorities without prior notification.