SOME REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE USE OF FOREIGN-OWNED YACHTS

IN TURKISH WATERS AND LEAVING THEM IN TURKISH MARINAS










ENTRY

 

Yachts entering or leaving Turkey shall make their entry or departure at frontier ports. Ports of entry along the Turkish coast are listed below:
Trabzon, Giresun, Ordu, Samsun, Hopa, Rize, Sinop, Zonguldak, Tekirdag, Istanbul, Canakkale, Bandirma, Akcay, Ayvalik, Dikili, Izmir, Cesme, Kusadasi, Didim (Söke), Güllük, Bodrum, Datca, Marmaris, Fethiye, Kas, Finike, Kemer, Antalya, Alanya, Anamur, Tasucu, Mersin, Iskenderun.

 

Formalities concerning the documentation of the yachts departing from the last port of call or entering port or mooring-place for winter lay-up shall be carried out at the port of departure or winter mooring place.


Upon entry into Turkish Territorial Waters, the foreign yacht will be recorded in the yacht owners' or captains' passport by the customs authorities. This record should be cancelled by the customs authorities upon departure for foreign ports or when leaving the yachts for winter lay-up in Marinas.

 

IMPORTING YACHT PARTS

 

Foreign yacht-owners can import duty-free spare parts and equipment for use on their yachts under customs authority control. These spare parts and equipment will be recorded in the inventory of the yacht. For detailed information please contact the marina management.

 

ARTICLE 40. CRUISING

 

1. Both Turkish and foreign yachts are required to have authorization on their 'Transit Log' only from the harbor-master while sailing between Turkish ports.


2. If leaving for or returning from foreign ports, Turkish and foreign yachts are required to complete the full clearance procedure with the customs, health and passport police authorities.


3. Yacht owners or captains must surrender their transit to the harbor-master when the cruise is completed.

 

ARTICLE 46. LEAVING YACHTS IN TURKISH MARINAS

 

1. Foreigners may leave their yachts in Turkey at a licensed yacht harbor or yacht docking area for the purpose of storage, maintenance or repair, for a period of 2 years, and may leave the country using any form of transportation they choose.


2. In such cases, arrangements should be made to take the documentation supplied by the yacht harbor (i.e. contract copy and letter of authorisation), to the relevant regional customs off ice.


3. Yacht owners may leave their yachts for longer periods, up to 5 years, provided that the yacht sails from the harbor at least once every 2 years. (It is not necessary to leave Turkish waters).


4. At the end of 5 years, the Ministry of Tourism has the right to extend the permitted duration of stay.

 

ARTICLE 47. USE OF FOREIGN YACHTS IN TURKISH WATERS

 

1. Foreign-owned private yachts are permitted to sail in Turkish waters and into Turkish harbors from a foreign port, provided that the owner is on board.


2. Yachts owned jointly or owned by yacht clubs or associations can be sailed with any one of four nominated joint-owners.


3. Turkish or foreign private yacht owners may have foreign or Turkish guests on board for the purpose of travel, sport and leisure as long as there is no commercial undertaking.

 

TRANSIT LOG - YACHT REGISTRATION FORM

 

The Transit Log is a permit to sail in Turkish water and to enter Turkish ports. Formalities are completed on this form at the first port of entry.

 

Validity: 3 months
Cost: $ 25 U.S. for foreign yachts

 

THE TRANSIT LOG WILL BE CANCELLED UNDER THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES:


1. After 3 months
2. Departure for foreign ports
3. For charter yachts, at the end of the cruise
4. Replacement of the person who has completed the Transit Log
5. When new crew joins the yacht
6. When the yacht owner or captain leave the yacht in a marina for laying up under any of these circumstances, a new Transit Log will be required.

 


HOME  -  TOURS  -  WHY US?  -  EXPLORE TURKEY -  TURKISH TRAVEL  -  GALLERY  -  PROFILE  -  CONTACT
Pope Benedictus' visit | Asia Minor  |  Int'ly combined tours | 50 Reasons to come | Useful information | Irresistible cuisine

Been there done that | Aparts & villas | The currency | Turkey by regions | Agents Recommend | Sailing paradise | Latest cultural events

TurkishTravel.com © 2014 -  Privacy policy