Mission of TYBA

At TYBA, our mission is to increase the level of professional services for all global segments of commercial yachting, and to make Turkey one of the most trusted and viable destinations in the world when it comes to the chartering, construction, maintenance, and mooring of private and commercial yachts. 

Under the premise that yachting can only be improved with the participation of all parties in the sector, including builders, vessel owners, brokers and charterers, we at TYBA aim to increase communication and collaboration between the different parties and provide guidance to government organisations to attract charterers, yacht owners and agents to the Eastern Mediterranean.

In addition, with the dedicated work and valuable input of our many members who have had international experience over the years, we also aim to form very close ties with foreign yachting associations. Coordination with our colleagues will make the Aegean and Mediterranean sailing grounds a much more accessible yachting destination, ensuring that all participating charterers as well as boat owners are granted full rights and transparency of contractual and financial transactions. 

The objectives of TYBA are as follows;
  • Establish close relationships and cooperation with international yachting associations, namely GYA, MYBA, GYA, CYBA, FYBA, and AYCA.

  • Establish an insurance pool for members to protect rights of charterers, as well as supporting yacht owners and brokers.

  • Organize an annual international charter yacht show in Turkey for Turkish and foreign flagged charter yachts which operate under a recgonized Central Agency Agreement.

  • Participate at international yacht shows and travel fairs and cooperate with such events to promote the Turkish coastline and yacht charter fleet.

  • Increase transparency regarding updated international maritime laws by distributing and sharing documents that provide useful information with regards to Turkish charter rules and regulations for commercial and private yachts.

  • Promote the use of standardised charter agreements.

  • Liaise with government organisations to improve local practices and to keep them compatible with international rules and regulations.

  • Set and administer a code of ethics among our members.

  • Organise seminars and ongoing professional training for Turkish yacht personnel, including safety, language skills, and silver service standards.