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What is a Gulet?

kayagüneriTraditionally hand made by master craftsmen, attractive wooden motor sailors, gulets are comfortable vessels ideal for charters. The singular design of the gulets, Turkey’s indigenous sea-going vessels, blends practicality and tradition in a relaxed style that embodies a “Blue Voyage”. A gulet is a traditional Turkish style motor sailing yacht built for cruising ashore in the calm warm waters of the Mediterranean. These boats` sizes vary between 15 and 40 meters and are constructed in Turkey along traditional lines by seafaring family firms using slightly changed techniques over the centuries. However, they have been adapted to the most stringent of traveler’s requirements and now offer luxury and good taste not found in any other craft of similar history and background. These yachts are built to center life on deck during the charter. Spacious decks and housing a large aft fordining and lounging area are their main features. Over the years gulets have evolved from traditional crafts for fishing and transport into their present profile with a broad beam and wide deck. Constructed mainly in shipyards in Bodrum, Bozburun, Marmaris and Istanbul, and along the Black Sea Coast, the boats are equipped with motors as well as fully functional rigging. The number of passengers agulet carries depends on the boat’s size, although most of them accommodate between eight and twelve people. These vessels offer their passengers separate accommodations with ensuite facilities. Modern gulets are comfortably equipped with all of the amenities of home and encourage an environment in which you are expected to do nothing but enjoy yourself. Gulets used for yacht charters give you the chance, unlike cruises on large ocean liners, to explore the secluded and often deserted bays and coves of the coastline. The small harbours and settlements offer an intimate view of coastal life which large ships cannotreplicate authentically.

IMG_0037Gulets make ideal charter boats – which is their main use in Turkey. Full cooking facilities are fitted and gulets are built for long sea voyages as well as inshore coastal trips. The climate in Turkey also makes a gulet the ideal place to entertain your friends or business visitors.

Gulets broad, beamy hulls give spacious decks and high headroom below. The foredeck makes a large sun bathing area and the huge aft deck provides a shady cushioned area for relaxing and eating al fresco. The saloon is fitted with a bar, library and for your entertainment HI-FI system, as per your request TV andtelephone.

All gulets have plenty of storage fresh water and fuel. Fridges, freezers and iceboxeskeep provisions fresh allowing you to stay away from port for days and enjoy your your holiday to the utmost. Sail are raised unfavorable breezes but gulets tend to rely on their powerful engines.

What is special about “Gulets” ?

The singular design of the gulets, Turkeys indigenous sea-going vessel, blends practicality and tradition in a relaxedstyle that embodies a “Blue Voyage”. A gulet is a traditional Turkish style motor sailing yacht built for cruising ashore in the calm warm waters of the Mediterranean. These yachts are built to center life on deck during the charter. Spacious decks and housing a large aft for dining and lounging area are their main features. Over the years gulets have evolved from traditional crafts forfishing and transport into their present profile with a broad beam and widedeck. Constructedmainly in shipyards in Bodrum, Bozburun, Marmaris and Istanbul, and along the Black Sea Coast, the boats are equipped with motors as well as fully functional rigging. The number of passengers a gulet carries depends on the boat’s size, although most of them accommodate between eight and twelve people. These vessels offer their passengers separate accommodations with ensuite facilities. Modern gulets are comfortably equipped with all of the amenities of home and encourage an environment in which you are expected to do nothing but enjoy yourself. Gulets used for cabin cruises give you the chance, unlike cruises on large ocean liners, to explore the secluded and often deserted bays and coves of the coastline. The small harbours and settlements offer an intimate view of coastal life which large ships cannot replicate authentically.

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