What is a Transit Log?

The Sailing Transit Log Explained

FAQ About Your Transit Log

Learning the Lingo. Yacht Charter is a pretty normally a pretty straightforward affair, however, when you hit unfamiliar terminology, it can be a little disconcerting. One item unfamiliar to many on their invoice is the transit log. It’s almost never included and if you don’t know what it’s about, it will quickly have you asking, what is a transit log.

So what is a Transit Log. You will find a Transit Log issued when there is the possibility to enter foreign waters. It’s a port authority form that covers immigrations, customs and a check of the ships papers. The most popular place for the issue of a transit log is in Turkey, where customers want the option to sail into Greece. With the close proximity of some amazing Greek islands to Turkey, it comes as no surprise most want this ability.


At the End of the Charter. At check-out you will need to return your transit log to the fleet operator. The Harbour Authorities will issue a new one for each charter.

… an official document issued chiefly in Turkey for travel to Greece; often a mandatory extra on your bareboat charter.

  • Mandatory for Foreign Flags
  • Crew List
  • Passport Numbers
  • Customs Clearance
  • Insurance Details
  • Key Yacht Data

Transit Log

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