Boat builders from everywhere have to respect certain building and security standards. They must get a handle on all the different boat building standards, rules and regulations that were ever produced. Most countries subscribe to some published set of guidelines, codes or laws that a boat builder must follow in order to sell a boat in that country. Fortunately, there is parity between many of the different international regulatory bodies that create these standards, so in most cases there are … [Read more...]
Tips and Practical Things
Tips and practical things in the yachting and yacht brokerage world.
This blog is dedicated to yacht owners, actual or future ones, and sea lovers in general. If yacht brokers are part of this, it's a pure coincidence. As a future yacht owner, I think that you can skip working with a broker, especially if you buy a new yacht. I have recently read an article of the "requirements" to be a yacht broker, in case you want to be one if you love yachts, can't afford to buy one and want to work in the marine industry. It wasn't very relevant, because it was superficially … [Read more...]
Wikipedia has inspired me with a new post when in making a list search, comparing it with yachtworld. Not that I hundred percent trust Wikipedia, but at least, it seems that some things are more thoroughly done than others, and in this case they were more reliable. I was looking again for a list of manufacturers, to have it handy when I make a review, and I found a list of boat types, which I'm going to adapt and make a complex post here, one that I want to be of reference, like a real … [Read more...]
When a foreign yacht arrives in Turkey, better said, in a Turkish Marina, the owner or the captain should obtain a transit log and complete the check-in formalities. The transit log can be purchased at any Marina’s reception. The check-in formalities can be done by the owner, the captain or by a professional agent, meaning that he must be accredited somehow by an authority. In Turkey everybody tends to act like an agent, because they have the trade in their blood. [source] In the … [Read more...]
Captain Stokey Woodall, from SWAC, added me to a newsletter I don't remember to have signed for. Anyway, I am sure I have his permission to make public some of it, as he has mine, to send me more of his stuff. It is called Why SWAC ? The organizers of SWAC are very much aware that there are other sailing rallies available to sailors, which at first glance might appear to be very similar. To help answer this question it is important to understand that the company slogan's is "We Know … [Read more...]