08 Aug 2012, 08:11
If you do buy a boat, make sure it is under 5m so that you do not have to have an official boating licence. (I believe this is still the law!!)
Also, make sure the paperwork is in the sellers name and that they go with you to the local port (Kusadasi/Gulluk) to have the boat transferred into your name before/when you part with your money.
The boat will have a log book, a bit like ownership of a car and without this, you can run into a lot of problems.
Also, think about where you will keep the boat as some of the small harbours charge fees (i.e. Akbuk)
It will depend what sort of boat you are looking for, I have one friend who bought his from Didim Marin which is behind the factory outlets on the Akbuk/Didim road (where Emin Auto/Efes Factory are). And, another friend bought his privately from a site called sahibinden.com, but he had to drive out way past Izmir to pick it up and drive it back.
PS. There is a speed boat with fish-finder for sale on the FB For Sale/Swap or Wanted page for 12,000tl (£4300) and both my friends paid approx. this for their speed boats which were similar.
We bought ours from an English person and still do not have the paperwork, but we can apparently get it sorted at Kusadasi for a 1000tl back-hander!!
Good luck in your boat hunting.