Yachts arriving from other islands should only drop their anchor in a port of entry. Then as soon as possible after arriving, the captain, or authorized representative, should go to the customs (douanes) office and make the required immigration and customs declaration.
Formalities in Martinique are free of charge and can be performed at the following customs offices and authorized agents :
Les Anses d'Arlet : CYBERBASE - 15, allée des Arlésiens (in the village) - Tel. 05 96 68 64 82. Open Mon-Fri 8am-1pm, 2pm-5pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Fort-de-France : DCML Sarl (Total gaz station) - Carénantilles - Baie des Tourelles - Tel. 05 96 71 74 64. Open Mon-Sat 8am-5pm, Sunday and bank holidays 8-11am.
PORT DE PLAISANCE COMMUNAUTAIRE DE L'ETANG Z'ABRICOTS - Pointe des Grives - Etang Z'Abricots -Office : 8am-6pm. Tel. 05 96 75 11 57 - Open daily 6am-8pm. Tel. 06 96 29 08 96
SEA SERVICES SHIPCHANDLER - 109, rue Ernest Deproge - 05 96 70 26 69 - Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm, Sat 8:30am-12:30pm. Closed on Sunday.
Le François : DOCKMASTER'S OFFICE - Marina - Pointe Bateau - Tel. 05 96 54 29 54 Open daily 8am-6pm.
Le Marin : A & C YACHT BROKERS - Marina - Tel. 05 96 74 94 02 - Fax 05 96 74 79 19 - Mob. 06 96 28 70 26 -email@example.com - Open Mon-Sat 8:30am-12:30pm. Closed on Sunday. DOCKMASTER'S OFFICE AT MARIN MARINA - (New extension) - Tel. 05 96 74 83 83 - Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat and bank holidays 8am-12:30pm. Closed on Sunday.
Saint-Pierre : Restaurant L'Alsace à Kay 75,rueGabrielPéri-Tel.0596675365 Open Mon-sat 10:30am-9:30pm, sun 10:30am-4pm Closed on Thursday - TOURIST OFFICEVilla Sainte-Marie - Rue Victor Hugo - Tel. 05 96 67 75 83 OpenMon-Fri8am-4pm.Sat9am-noon-Closedon Sunday.
Sainte-Anne : BOUBOU SN@CK 32, rue Saffache (near the church) - Tel. 05 96 76 28 46 Open 8am-7pm. Closed Wednesday.
La Trinité : Brigade de surveillance terrestre de Trinité (mobile customs unit) Raisiniers - 05 96 58 17 90 - By appointment only.
Les Trois-Ilets : DOCKMASTER'S OFFICE (SOMATRAS) Tel. 05 96 66 07 74 - Open Mon-Fri 9am-noon, 3pm-5:30 pm, Sat 9am-noon. Closed on Sunday.
This list was correct at the time this issue went to press but is subject to change. To get the latest update, please consult customs services.
Staying and working in Martinique
Boats visiting Martinique may stay up to 18 months under temporary admission, provided the purpose of the stay is tourism. When that deadline expires, the boat must depart or the owner will have to import the yacht and pay the required duty.
Yachtsmen who settle in Martinique may be exempt from duty under certain conditions (if they are moving house, for exemple, and the boat is part of the move, or if a boat is placed in bond in Martinique while the owner is absent from the island). For more information about leaving a yacht in Martinique contact the customs office in Fort-de-France.
The local taxes mentioned above are :
VAT : 8,5% (ordinary rate). This tax is levied only once on any given merchandise and is therefore not due in Martinique if it has already been paid in metropolitan France, for instance. However, differences are not refundable.
Octroi de mer : 7%.
Octroi de mer régional (formerly Droit additionnel) : 2,5% on top of VAT and Octroi de Mer.