As of 29 May, 2019 Greek Authorities are imposing heavy penalties on Turkish gulets for having advertising Greece as destinations in the websites. These penalties for each call of Greek island is merciless and not justified in our opinion as the ownership of yachts and websites advertising Greece as destination does not belong to the yacht owner directly, even some of these websites are based outside of Turkey and are not Turkish companies.
As TYBA, all our members are requested to check their websites and make sure there is no mention of Greece as destination in their websites. Thus doing this we believe we will be complying with Greek laws and TYBA member fleets will be exempted from the penalties in case they call Greek islands - which are en-route to our main routes of the Turkish Coastal sailing. We are hoping to clarify the situation soonest and would like to inform you that presently TYBA gulet owner or CA companies are reluctant to call Greek islands to avoid any unfortunate situation.
Yours Sincerely. TYBA board