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Gullet the Turkish Boat
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Important Information for foreign yachts

The singular design of the gullet, Turkey's indigenous sea-going vessel, over the years have evolved from traditional fishing and cargo vessel into the present function and outlook, endowed with modern accessories and equipments, a broader beam and wider deck. The broad beamed and wide decked gullets have a wider and a more comfortable living space. These boats, with their peculiar profile, practicality, and design that blends the elegance of traditionality with the comfort of modern needs, have identified with Blue Voyage. Constructed mainly in the shipyards of Bodrum, Bozburun, Marmaris and Istanbul, and along the Black Sea Coast, these boats are equipped with motors as well as fully functional rigging. In these boats, made from woods like pine, chestnut and mahogany, security is thought as much as comfort.

Modern gullets are comfortably equipped with most home comforts, and designed to have as much fun as possible on the sea. The back of the deck is used for dining and resting and the front deck is reserved to sun-bathing. The gullets have a standard cabin size and the cabins are designed for the use of two people. A shower is located in the cabins. In many ways a gullet is like a full-service hotel where every room has a sea view and the scenery changes constantly. The number of passengers a gullet carries depends on the boat's size, although most of them accommodate between eight to twelve people. Due to the small size, a sincere atmosphere of friendship and sharing develops between the voyagers and the crew. Unlike cruises on large ocean liners, a gullet can 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 simply cannot. Gullets can anchor more practically around the small ports and settlements in the coast lines.

For a Blue Voyage, travel agencies can arrange fixed tours, or boats, yachts or sailboats can be hired with or without a crew, individually. Along with the the fixed tours, travel agencies, also serve the private groups or individuals with different tours or charters. Those who are not populous enough to form a group, cabins are also available for rent.