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Old 22-12-2009, 18:42   #1
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My wife and I have just bought a yacht in Turkey and will be moving onboard in February. We are from Australia and will be flying over via London. We need to purchase new radios, radar, AIS and etc for our yacht and are trying to minimise the cost of duty etc. I've heard Turkey is very expensive when importing goods into the country. I've heard I may do better to get it delivered to Rhodes and then day trip over to collect the equipment.

Does anyone have advice on getting equipment for their yacht and would be willing to share their knowledge.
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Old 22-12-2009, 22:53   #2
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You may consider buying the stuff in Turkey...although the official duty and tax may be high if you bring it in....the folks who are in the business have "other ways" of dealing with this.
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Old 23-12-2009, 02:59   #3
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Whatever country you are importing boat parts to the magic words "Yacht xxxx in Transit" in the address on the package work wonders, although you may still have to argue with customs.

What the above address says is that the parts are to be used on your foreign flagged vessel which at some time in the near? future will be moving to another country & therefore should not be subject to the local countries taxes.
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Old 23-12-2009, 03:42   #5
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Whatever country you are importing boat parts to the magic words "Yacht xxxx in Transit" in the address on the package work wonders, although you may still have to argue with customs.

What the above address says is that the parts are to be used on your foreign flagged vessel which at some time in the near? future will be moving to another country & therefore should not be subject to the local countries taxes.
i wished that worked in Greece!
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This “Shipping Packages & Mail” thread seems to have languished, but perhaps it could be revived.

Shipping Packages & Mail

cruisersforum.com/forums/f57/shipping-packages-and-mail-2237.html
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Thanks to everyone for all your comments and thoughts. I appreciate the link to the other thread (thanks Gordy). Any other comments and local experience would be appreciated. Thanks everyone and Merry Christmas.
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Yacht in Transit doesn't work in Turkey unless you are in Istanbul--the story is something like you have to pay a customs man to escort the stuff to the boat.

Bring everything with you on the plane. I was a bit nervous flying into Istanbul as I had several duffles full of boat gear, but everyone headed for the 'nothing to declare' line and no one cared. I watched as one guy wheeled a gigantic box through-- the outside of the box showed a kids motorized car--and no one stopped him.
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Lots of countries in this neck of the woods require you to enlist the services of a clearing agent even if your shipment should be exempt from duties...it is the clearing agent that has the know how to establish that.
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Goods for yacht in Transit works in the Countries of South East Asia - one caution don't import more than one of each piece of equipment at one time - eg :- only 1 depth sounder , 1 vhf radio etc.................

And the advice from James S regarding hiring a shipping agent to clear the goods - excellent advice. Used one in Penang - Malaysia to import a new engine from Brisbane - Australia; result no duty!
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