The New Generation


The New Generation


The New Generation

Jasmin Forever

The New Generation

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The New Generation

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.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Written Warranties

It might not have the appeal of bright chrome and shiny varnish or have the exhilarating kick of a high-horsepower engine, but the manufacturer’s written warranty can make or break the new boat experience faster than a fish-finder can spot a school of blues.

Ask the warranty is the manufacturer’s promise to stand behind its products by providing service and repairs after purchase.

Since marine warranties vary widely in their coverage, comparison shop before you buy.

Look for multi-year warranties for hull structures and engines, as well as warranties for equipments. Please note that if the boat is more than 10 years old then probably there will be no valid warranties to ask.


Written warranties must be made available to you before you buy. Call the manufacturer of the equipments and engines for a copy if the dealer won’t provide one.
The limited warranties on most boats and engines mean that you may end up paying for some part of the repair costs. Read the fine print to avoid surprises later on.
New boats come with separate warranty coverage from the engine and boat manufacturers, as well as the makers of other major components.
Fill out and return warranty cards to be sure you’ll get service when you need it.

Deposits & Trade Ins


Most brokers and dealers require a 10% cash payment on a used  Gulet but a nominal deposit is enough to get the dealer to write a contract. Often, the deposit is placed in an escrow account, but this is less common with private party sales.

The seller may have a right to keep all or a portion of the deposit if the buyer backs out of the deal without cause. As a buyer, you should include as many contingencies as necessary to protect your interests, including satisfactory survey and sea trial, clear title, and ability to obtain financing and insurance. On new boats, a written delivery date is crucial.


Dealers are often willing to apply the value of trade-in boats against the cost of a new boat, but be aware that you will probably not get top dollar on the price, since dealers stick close to the maxim “buy low, sell high.” In addition, dealers may scrutinize your old boat far more critically than a private buyer, since part of their profit margin will be based on how easy a trade-in boat is to sell.

With this in mind, have your boat in top condition when you bring it to the dealer.

In some states, a benefit of a trade-in arrangement is that you pay sales tax only on the price of the new boat, less the amount of the trade-in. Check with your state’s boat registration agency.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Need A Lawyer Or Not?

Do you NEED a lawyer to buy a boat? Absolutely not. Whether you use an attorney or not should be weighed against the level of risk and complexity in the transaction. Most boat purchases that do not involve financing also do not involve an attorney. Few yacht brokers will recommend an attorney unless they anticipate a problem. On many occasions, even financed vessel transactions do not involve attorneys.

Marine transactions are best compared to real estate transactions. Property is being bought or sold. It is fundamental contract law. Each party desires (or should) a record of the sale to evidence ownership (it’s mine!) or lack thereof to deny liability (it’s NOT mine!).

When deciding whether to use an attorney, consider the level of sophistication of the party on the other side of the transaction, whether they are represented or not, and the depth of the purchase contract. If you don’t use an attorney, spell everything out with sufficient detail to determine who gets what – dishes, charts, parts, and etc. – and get the seller to state that he/she will defend any claims against the vessel for the buyer. List everything on the Contract to Purchase as well as the Bill of Sale. Complications can and do occur.

Finally, at the risk of being repetitive, if you do handle your own vessel transaction, get everything in writing. Make lists of all ground tackle, electronics, galley items and inclusions in the sale and make sure they are intended to convey with the boat. Such items can amount to tens of thousands of dollars and are often the source of dispute. You, the buyer, need to protect yourself by doing your research, know what you’re getting into, and by making a clean, clear contract

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sales Contracts & Deposits

Sales Contracts

Whether you buy a brand new Gulet or a used Gulet directly from the owner, outlining the terms of the sale in writing is the best way to protect your interests, since oral agreements are good only as long as both parties agree. If you are dealing with a broker, they usually have a sample contract written with international laws.

A written agreement will eliminate or minimize questions and problems that could later turn a sweet deal at the dock into a sour one in court. By spelling out the obligations of buyer and the seller, as well as the time frame in which the sale is to take place, you have a legally binding, written document of the parties’ intentions.

It’s not necessary to have a lawyer write the contract, although this should be considered, especially if you are buying a high-ticket Gulet or are having one custom-built for you.

Most brokers use contracts printed with their name and address, but fill-in-the-blanks contract forms found in stationery stores will suffice. A handwritten agreement will also serve the purpose. Regardless of the form, both parties must sign the contract. If the sales agreement requires the signature of both the salesperson and owner, make sure both spaces are signed.

Basic Contract Terms

Sales agreements or contracts should include the following minimum information:

Complete names and addresses of buyer and seller.
Complete description of boat and engine, including make, model, year, and Hull Identification Number and engine serial number(s). A complete equipment list is a must.
The purchase price, including a description of any deposits paid by buyer and how the balance will be paid. It should also describe the trade-in boat, if any, and its exact value.
A firm delivery date describing when and where the boat will be delivered and the deal finalized.
The boat’s condition at the time of delivery, including a complete list of the accessories and items that convey with the boat.
A full description of any warranty from the dealer or manufacturer. When boats are sold in “as is” condition, recourse may be impossible if problems arise.
Buyer’s contingencies: Spell out that the sale hinges on a satisfactory survey and sea trial and the ability to obtain acceptable financing and marine insurance.
A statement that the boat is free of all liens and encumbrances. The seller should also assume all responsibility for debts incurred during his ownership.


Most brokers and dealers require a 10% cash payment on a used  Gulet but a nominal deposit is enough to get the dealer to write a contract. Often, the deposit is placed in an escrow account, but this is less common with private party sales.

The seller may have a right to keep all or a portion of the deposit if the buyer backs out of the deal without cause. As a buyer, you should include as many contingencies as necessary to protect your interests, including satisfactory survey and sea trial, clear title, and ability to obtain financing and insurance. On new boats, a written delivery date is crucial.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Financing and Marine Insurance

Financing a new or used Gulet is a fairly straightforward process if you’ve got a good credit history and the 15-25% down payment. You may even want to pre-qualify for a loan before you go boat shopping to give yourself some extra leverage when it comes to negotiating prices with dealers.

On a new Gulet, the Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin certifies that it has had no other retail owner. With used boats, lenders check for a clear title or record of ownership. In addition, information about pending liens or unpaid debts may be recorded in the county court where the boat is kept or where the owner resides.

Basic marine insurance includes Hull Coverage for damages to the boat whether it is on land or in the water.
Insurance costs are affected by length of boating season, area of navigation, previous insurance claims, and boating experience. Expect to pay more if you own a “muscle” boat, a wooden boat or if you live aboard or cruise offshore.

Impartial Advise

There are internationally recognized independent surveyors and experts working for insurance companies in Turkey who can assess the condition and suitability of the Gulet for its intended purpose. The insurance surveyors, They exist on their expertise and independence. They all have personal experience of the majority of boatyards and repair facilities in Turkey and understand the Gulet charter business.

Gulet Condition

Gullets come in all manner of shapes and designs! Though some have been built and equipped to withstand the rigors of an ocean crossing, the majority have been constructed for coastal cruising.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Cost Of Owning A Gulet


In between May and September is charter season in Turkey and the Gulet owners accept the heights price. There for from October to April is the best time to purchase a Gulet. Make sure that you use recently updated brokerage web sites to compare the prices. If you are interested in new construction, check first 1 or 2 years old ones to have an idea about the costs. Please note that it should b e same size, material, labor and equipment.

The profit margin

When it comes to bargaining, keep in mind that, although mark-up rates vary according to owner volume, profits on new boats are generally 15-20% over construction cost and labor about 25%. After-market equipment installed by the owner is marked up roughly 40%. The going broker commission rate on used boats is 10%, so buying directly from a builder can reduce costs but a good broker can have a better price from the owner as well so you will be protected for possible problems by a broker.

How do you know it’s a fair price?

A good broker can give you an idea about value of the Gulet you are interested in. If you are still not confident, have your boat inspected before purchase. A marine surveyor will give a valuation as part of a written report.

The cost of owning a Gulet

Your boat’s price tag and the interest on your boat loan, if you have one, are foreseeable, obvious costs of ownership. It’s the not-so-obvious costs, however, that can take the wind out of your sails if you have not budgeted for them. These include one-time fees, like sales tax, or recurring ones, like storage, personal property taxes, slip rental, maintenance and insurance.
Keep in mind that the yearly cost of operating, maintaining and repairing or replacing equipment averages could cost as much as 10% of your boat’s value. Age, use (racing, rather than daytrips, for example), hull material, and quality of construction all affect annual expenses.

New or Used Gulet

Personal finances are often a key factor in the decision to buy a new or used Gulet. However, other factors should be considered.

After-sale service 

The retail cost of a new boat includes the cost of providing warranty service. When a used Gulet is sold “as is,” the only thing that’s guaranteed is that the buyer will pay to fix any problem that crops up.


New and used Gulet are treated equally in terms of interest rates and down payments.
However, expect some extra financing hurdles if you’re buying a boat over 15 years old or one that requires a lot of repairs.


Depreciation on new Gulets is at its highest during the first season of use. However, depreciation on a used Gulet kept in good condition should level out with proper maintenance and equipment improvements.

Beauty may be only skin deep

Cosmetic flaws caused by age and wear are hard to hide when a boat hasn’t been properly cared for, but structural defects and mechanical problems are harder to detect. Ask the owner’s mechanic for the repair history. Have the boat surveyed. Similarly, the owner of a new boat could also be testing uncharted waters. Dealers say an average of a dozen problems, both big and small, crop up on every new Gulet they sell.

If you patient 

The procedure of building Gulets today has changed very little over the centuries. The changes to the basic plank-on-frame method are superficial but significant: advanced tools now allow craftsman to design and deliver far more precision than they used to be able to by hand, and laminated epoxy materials allow for fantastic durability.

In Turkey it is possible to build steel or laminated hull Gulets up to 45 meters length, there are some shipyards that their establishment has approved its quality especially on building traditional Turkish type motor sailors. (Gulets).  Depending on the Gulet size, the construction of a Gulet may take from 8 months to 24 months.
I you do not want to wait that long, there is always a used one suits to your search and waiting for you.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

23rd International Marmaris Race Week - Results

It was the last day of 23rd International Marmaris race week and find below the results.

Marmaris International Race Week is underway in one of Turkey’s tourist hotspots. Teams and boats have splitted into eight groups and the many sailors gathered in this popular port town in the Mediterranean coast for the 23rd edition of this exciting event.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

23rd International Marmaris Race Week

MIRW (The Marmaris International Race Week) is an annual yachts event that organized by MIYC (The Marmaris International Yacht Club).

The Marmaris International Yacht Club was founded in 1992 by the yachtsmen and women of Marmaris. Prior to the formation of the club, these people would hold various amateur races between themselves but once the club was set up, they saw an opportunity to create an official get-together and organised the first Marmaris Race Week.

The MIYC has about 80 members today and each year during the Marmaris Race Week, hosts around 120 yachts and 1000 racers from all over the world.

The MIYC has also been the main body responsible for the organisation of the Marmaris Yacht Festival for many years. This is an international event which gives the local crewed charter yachts and local agencies to promote themselves and the Turkish coast as a charter destination.
MIYC has started the Yacht and Yacht Equipments Fair with a couple of stands on the first years of the festival. Now it has expanded its activity range with the yacht and yacht equipments fair by organising it as a separate event since 2001. The fair is organised by the time of festival each year and it provides an extra potential to the region’s existing maritime business.


Today is the last day of the race. Please enjoy the video about the 2012 race. I will be announcing the result tomorrow.

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