SEARCH FOR A CHARTER YACHT
No holiday can compare with the yachting experience. To charter a crewed yacht is choose an exclusive holiday, and we believe that with our professionalism, expertise in the field and local knowledge, we can organise unforgettable yachting vacations for you. As registered yacht charter brokers and travel agents, we provide finest individual service with attention to every detail whether your aim is to charter a yacht for a relaxing family cruise, a corporate event or a reunion with friends.
A charter holiday can be as relaxed or as energetic as you wish to make it. The captain and the crew are there to attend to your every need. Should you wish to relax completely, read and sunbathe, the crew are there to prepare your cocktails and remain discreetly in the background. Or you can try different water toys available onboard for your entertainment, explore underwater world, watch the latest DVD. Most likely you will do all the above. Each charter boat brings a skilled chef at your service who will shop for and prepare menus of your choice, and you can just enjoy local and international delicacies.
You will find in our web site our selection of yachts available for charter. We offer complete flexibility in your choice of itinerary, day of travel and length of stay, combined with the very best in quality and value for money. Choose a yacht from our portfolio – enjoy crystal clear waters, deserted beaches, an excellent cuisine, relax and be totally pampered.
GULETS / MOTORSAILERS Traditionally hand made by master craftsmen, attractive wooden motor-sailers, “gulet”s 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 50 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 for dining 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 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 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 cannot replicate authentically.
Gulets make ideal charter boats – which is their main use. 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 and telephone.
All gulets have plenty of storage fresh water and fuel. Fridges, freezers and iceboxes keep provisions fresh allowing you to stay away from port for days and enjoy your your holiday to the utmost. Sail are raised depending on breezes, but gulets tend to rely on their powerful engines.
MEGA YACHTS We consider a mega yacht is a vessel that is generally large, like a yacht over 140 feet in length, and one that meets the high standards of design and construction. Additionally, it is a boat that excels in one or more particular fields, be it the standard of craftsmanship, the ornaments of the interior, or even the sheer size of the project. Mega yachts are usually privately owned. Some are used exclusively by their private owners, while others are operated part-time or year-round as charter businesses. Often referred to as floating villas, mega boats allow you to travel in absolute comfort. They enable you to reach remote destinations sometimes inaccessible by any other method than a boat. An average mega boat is three to four levels consisting of a lower deck, main deck, upper deck and finally the sun deck. What you find onboard these decks can blow the mind away: helicopters, swimming pools, spas, basketball courts, movie theatres, concert halls, floating golf courses; what an owner decides to put on board is limited only by their imagination. As the world’s wealthiest compete to keep up with one another, large private yachts are reaching colossal size. Many yacht builders are taking orders for super large mega boats well over 400 feet, 122 meters. The growing number of small cruise-like ships has led to yet another term to differentiate the elite among large private mega boats.
MOTOR / POWER YACHTS A power yacht is a watercraft or vessel, usually smaller than most ships. You will find in our web site our selection of power yachts available for charter. We have a variety of power yachts available for charter from prestigious brands like Azimut, Benetti, Ferretti as well as from Turkish yacht builders like Mengi-Yay, Ses etc.
SAILING YACHTS Take your chance to just sail away, blown by the gentle meltemi and warmed by the glorious Mediterranean sunshine. We provide a careful selection of sailing yachts available for charter for you to enjoy a sailing paradise with unspoilt and sheltered bays. Bareboat sailing yachts are mainly in 32 ft to 50 ft (9 to 16 m) range. We have a variety of sailing yachts from builders like Jeanneau, Beneteau, Bavaria, Hanse, Dufour etc available for bareboat charter from different bases in Turkey, Greece & Croatia. Most large yachts, 50 ft (15 m) (15 m) and up, are also sailing cruisers, but their design varies greatly as they are often “one off” designs tailored to the specific needs. Luxury sailing yachts are generally 82 ft (25 m) or longer. In recent years, these yachts have evolved from fairly simple vessels with basic accommodation into sophisticated and luxurious boats. Sailing yachts of this size are often highly automated with, for example, computer-controlled electric winches controlling the sails.
CATAMARANS A catamaran (from Tamil kattu “to tie” and maram “wood, tree”) is a type of boat (or occasionally ship) consisting of two hulls joined by a frame. Catamarans can be sail- or engine- powered. The catamaran was the invention of the Paravas, an aristocratic fishing community in the southern coast of Tamil Nadu, India. Catamarans are a relatively recent design of boat for both leisure and sport sailing, although they have been used for millennia in Oceania, where Polynesian catamarans allowed seafaring Polynesians to settle the world’s most far-flung islands. Although the principles of sailing are the same for both catamarans and mono hulls, there are some “peculiarities” to sailing catamarans. Catamarans can be harder to tack (turn through the wind). Because they are lighter in proportion to their sail size, they have less momentum to carry them through the turn when they are head to wind. Correct use of the jib sail is often essential in successfully completing a tack without ending up stuck in irons (pointing dead into the wind and sailing backwards).
Catamarans are especially avourable in coastal waters, where the open spaces permit the boat to reach and maintain its maximum speed. Catamarans make good cruising and long distance boats.