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Gulet Holidays

What is a Gulet?

A gulet is an all wooden motor sailing yacht, used for cruising along the azure waters of Turkey’s breathtaking coast. 

Gulets have been used for hundreds of years, they were originally built and used by fishermen, it’s only in more recent times that they have been transformed into a luxurious base for yachting holidays. 

The classic gulet is 17 to 25 metres long, has a rounded aft, 1 or 2 masts, a low to the water profile and a roomy hull.

Traditionally gulets were designed as a sailing vessel, but with the addition of modern amenities to increase passenger’s comfort, such as fresh water, fuel and waste tanks, the weight of the gulet has also increased.  This means that gulets have now become more suitable for cruising along the turquoise waters instead of sailing on them.

The number of passengers a gulet can accommodate varies according to the size but it is typically between 8 to 16 passengers.  Every passenger has private quarters and jointly used deck areas.

Cabins onboard have a double berth or occasionally have upper bunks.  Every cabin has its own en-suite bathroom with toilet facilities and a pull out shower hose, which can be found attached to the basin.  Cabins also have a wardrobe and drawers for storage. 

Common quarters onboard include a saloon/bar/indoor dining area and a fully equipped galley.  The aft deck includes a covered dining and lounging area.  The forward deck is furnished with numerous sun beds and mattresses, making the perfect place to laze, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. 

Most gulets also come supplied with a CD player, board games, snorkels and masks and fishing lines; so there is plenty to keep you occupied if you get bored of relaxing and soaking up the sun.