Originally Posted by mantula
Good luck with negotiating reasonable fees
and procedures to make the place “yacht friendly” as it will seriously impact on your investment
With the prices you gave, the government
agencies are sending the message to the world that they do not want yachting tourists. (Or perhaps, some private agencies are just taking advantage of the lack of organization to handle yachts and setting their own high commercial price
with tips to Gov. officials)
I have seen the same initially happen in many new destinations, but it is up to the local businesses like yours to make it fair
To give you a comparison with Subic, Philippines:
USD$25 each for Quarantine, Immigration, Customs
to clear in, Same Fee to clear out for C&I
For approx.. $32 the Port Authority issues a 1 year Temporary Tax Free Import
Status that allows you to cruise
anywhere and you just have to display the sticker and quote that number if asked over radio
(Total $32 for 1 year)
Grand Total $157
It was not always like that and even now, officials will not tell you the prices… hoping you pay more.
The Subic Bay Yacht Club was instrumental in organizing this first for their members and then to visiting yachts so that it has now become the accepted standard.
One idea…Perhaps, your business/ company description allows you to form a yacht club, where you can then act as agent for yacht club members.
Visiting yachts will then pay a small membership
fee upfront and your marina acts as their agent, while in Cambodia.
I hope you can work this out as I would love to sail over from Subic