The Turkish Yachting and Broker Association (TYBA), which launched in April last year, has announced that the first TYBA Yacht Charter Show is to take place at Yalıkavak Marina in Bodrum on Turkey's south coast from May 3-6, 2018.

The aim of the show is to put Turkey firmly on the map as one of the most trusted and viable destinations in the world for chartering, construction, maintenance, and mooring of private and commercial yachts.

TYBA has formed a number of working commitees including the charter show, ethics, Greek relations, tax and legal and contracts commitees, all of which contain marine induastry personnel.

TYBA currently has nearly 50 members including yacht brokers, charter brokers, yacht operators and yacht agents. The association aims to cover all types of marine companies, excluding marinas and shipyards that have their own associations.

Yacht charter and yacht brokers make up the majority of exhibitors at the inaugural show, followed by yacht agents and suppliers from Greece and Turkey.

It was expected that around 50 boats up to 50m would exhibit, but applications have already been received by some 61 vessels.

As the sea area reserved by Yalıkavak’s Marina is limited for the show, it is not known yet how the show organisers hope to accomodate all the applications.