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History of Turkish Gulets

The Turkish Gulets or “Gullets ” are motor sailing boats built of wood but with modern techniques with traditional design. In 1920, the Turkish writer Cevat Sakir was exiled to Bodrum due to his anti-war writings. At that time Bodrum was an isolated fishing village with its fortress destined to stay bonded to the exiles. What was supposed to be a purgatory, it became a heaven for this writer. He became a friend of fishermen and sponge divers and he began to navigate with them and discover the beauty of the Turquoise Coast. His writings with the description of these places began to attract travelers in search of the remains of ancient civilizations. They employed to move along the coast sailing craft local boats, thus starting what are now called “Blue Cruise” for the intense color of the sea in contrast with the green of the pine forests along the coast. With the development of tourism, these small boats for fishing or transport were transformed to accommodate passengers by more and more demanding in terms of safety and comfort.

Today, Turkish Gulets are built specifically for tourism according to the most modern standards of techniques and quality by respecting the classic traditional lines. Today, Turkish gulet cruises are a new type of holiday for the sea and nature lovers. Our gulets can accommodate 6 to 24 people. The gulets have 3 to 12 cabins with double bed or twin beds, with private toilet and shower and ensuite facilities. The main deck at the bow and the large aft deck are protected by awnings are reserved for dining area, lounge and relax.

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