• What sailing license do I need to charter a yacht

    As a rule, in order to sail a yacht abroad, a person needs the same qualification of competency or proof of experience, which is also required in their home country, to use a yacht of the same size and type. For Britian, this would be a bareboat or coastal skipper license. The following are also acceptable as proof of experience from British or other foreign institutions (RYA, IYT, IYTA, YY3 and similar) which cover the coastal navigation zone of 12sm, by day and night.

  • What is the blue card (Mavi Kart) and what do I have to do with it?

  • What is the Transitlog ?

  • What happens with the Transit log during a crew change?

  • When is the best time to sail in Turkey

  • Do you have route suggestions

  • Can I sail to Greece and what are the procedures?

  • How do the exit and entry formalities work to go to Greece and how much is the cost?

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Turkey, and what documents are required?

  • Are credit cards widely accepted in marinas, shops and restaurants?

  • Can you pay with foreign currency in restaurants and shops?

  • How much are the berths in the bays and marinas?


  • What are the duties of a skipper?

    The skipper takes care of the yachts management and the safety of the crew and yacht. This work is very extensive and does not have "fixed" working hours. Please understand that the skipper cannot be "Man Friday". Cleaning, making beds, cooking and serving are not amongst the duties of a skipper.

  • How are the yachts equipped?

  • If I need a skipper, how do I find one?

  • Is there Wifi on board?

  • Can I charge my mobile phone on board?

  • Do I have to return the yacht fully refueled?


  • Where can I book GMM yachts?

    The easiest place is here. We are, however, also managed by most internet search providers and offered by 390 charter agencies worldwide. Should you have specific wishes and requirements, it is a good idea to get in touch with us directly, things can get a little confused when going through third parties.

  • What are the methods of payment?

  • How can I pay the security deposit?

  • How early do I need to book?

  • Can you charter only from Saturday to Saturday?

  • What documents and information do I need to send before the charter starts?

The Base, receiving and return the yacht

  • How do I get to the base and where can I find my yacht?

    At the latest, 2 weeks before the charter starts, we will send you detailed information about the base. This information contains not only the address and a map of the marina, but also all the contact details of the base and the base leader. If you do not have a transfer from us, we recommend you take a taxi. All taxi drivers usually know the marinas well and the charter firms. If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to give us a call!

  • What is the procedure to take delivery of the yacht?

  • Does someone speak English at the base?

  • If I have ordered a transfer and my flight is late, does the driver wait?

  • Can I board my yacht even if I have a very late arrival?

  • Until what time are the restaurants and supermarkets open?

  • Can delivery of the yacht also take place somewhere GMM Yachting has no base?

  • When can I take delivery of the yacht on the day of departure?

  • When does the yacht have to be returned?

  • Do I need to clean the yacht inside and outside before returning it?

  • What if I need assistance during the trip?