Monday, November 26, 2012

Boat Registration & Safety

Every engine-equipped Gulet operating in Turkish waters, as well as many other types of boats, must be registered with a Ship Registry.

Registration numbers consisting of a four number and home port and a combination of letters and numbers are displayed on the bow. Sea worthiness is usually renewed every year.

Boat registration is similar to car registration. Mostly, registration fees pay for the enforcement of navigation and pollution rules. Registration programs also aid in identifying lost or stolen boats. Not always required that boats be titled, so ownership can also be established through boat registration records.


You will receive an invoice and registration papers(bill of sell, deletion certificate), for re-registration into your name. Ask your broker if they have yacht purchase legal formalities follow up services and import and export formalities follow up services to do all these formalities for you. If no, they should have a good contact for these services. Expect to be required to pay cost of purchase legal formalities

Boating Safety

“Fun,” “speed,” “freedom” and “escape” are the catch phrases often hyped by boat advertisers who rarely use the word “safety.” But safety is just as important since the marine environment can be unforgiving.
Safe boating means being prepared for emergencies, having a thorough understanding of how your boat operates, having proper safety equipment on board and observing these basic safety rules:

Alcohol, drugs and boating don’t mix!
Know how to operate your boat. Make sure your partner knows as well.
Keep proper safety gear accessible and know how to use it.
Wear life jackets.
Stay alert to changes in weather and sea conditions; check the marine weather report frequently.
Learn first aid.


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