The conditions and problems of Turkish yacht tourism

Guner S., Guler N.

2nd International Conference on Maritime Engineering and Ports, Barcelona, Spain, 01 September 2000, vol.9, pp.231-239 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.231-239
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The total length of coastal line of Turkey is 8300 km. Being a peninsula, Turkey is rounded by four seas as the Mediterranean, the Aegean Sea, the Marmara and the Black Sea. Turkish coasts are very proper for yacht tourism. Yachting tourism, being a part of maritime sector, tends to play a part in the tourist activities and provides important resources for the general economy. In order to increase the rate of yacht tourism within the general tourism infrastructure, investments, education, marketing and suitable encouragements are necessary. In addition to these, yacht tourism is an alternative way of investment instead of housing projects. Due to these, in this study the ways for improving the capacity of yacht tourism in Turkey will be considered by studying the routes of yachting in Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. Also the statistical figures related with Turkish yacht tourism will be analyzed. Since the improvement of the yacht tourism is important for Turkey, the conditions and problems of yacht tourism will be explained and as a conclusion, suggestions will be given for the further development of yacht tourism in Turkey in this paper.