Turkey is considered the most admired gulet charter destination across the world. These yachts offer supreme all-round excellent performance as well as value for money. Today, especially in Bodrum and Guluk, traditional Gulet’s are produced under the supervision of a small number of masters known for their names, and have become a type of boat that has become popular due to their durability and aesthetic qualities that enters into the fashion trends internationally. Whereas the gulet built in the traditional style is used for functional purposes for tourism purposes. Classical Bodrum gullets are made from aged wood, which can be made by the more recent wood lamination method, and can also be made from steel depending on demand.
When you book gulet sailing holidays in Turkey, you are entering into an age-old maritime tradition. Gulets Turkey are handcrafted, traditional, wooden boats with two/three masts. Although other countries such as Montegaro, Italy, and Croatia use gullet, Turkey has a respected and long-established reputation for making gulet boats, particularly in Bodrum and Bozburun, two coastlines on the west and southwest coast.
The original idea was to use it for fishing over the years; the concept has evolved to become an overnight floating hotel. Reputable professionals meticulously handcraft each Gulet Boat with unique designs and decorations. These boats are extremely hardy, and every year during the winter, the owners dock at the shipyard for maintenance and upkeep. A gulet is a specialized vessel, and is distinct from a yacht. The latest materials and techniques are used in boat construction. So the industry is always evolving as the primary objective is to travel long distances around the world as well. Whereas in short, coastal cruising is what gulet boats are designed for.
What is it like to live on a gulet boat?
Most Gulet boats range in size from 20 to 30 meters, and have 5 to 8 cabins each. Within these cabins are single beds or double, wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom. Most gullets have air conditioning, although the humidity in the sea is lower than on land, so it is not usually needed, especially when sailing.
Have your meal on deck, and there’s a full crew to help you out, including the captain, deckhand, and cook. Gulet boats can cruise with the force of the wind or turn on the engines for a faster feel. A gulet can be basic/ luxurious and budget friendly, and the cabins are large with exquisite décor and furniture. The sunbathing area is in front of the boat and there is a separate seating/bar area inside. Budget travelers can book cabin charters on set Blue Cruises routes, of which there are many, or larger groups and families can book their own private gulet sailing vacations and, with the captain, tailor an exclusive Blue Cruises itinerary.
Naviera Yachting can make a list of charter gulets in Turkey that best fits your criteria. Naviera Yachting has a wide range of gulet offers, but there are few that offer the best in terms of excellent maintenance and crew.