Gulets

WHAT IS A GULET

A gulet is a traditional design of a two-masted or three-masted wooden sailing vessel (the most common design has two masts) from the southwestern coast of Turkey, particularly built in the coastal towns of Bodrum and Marmaris; although similar vessels can be found all around the eastern Mediterranean. Today, this type of vessel, varying in size from 14 to 35 metres, is popular for tourist charters. For considerations of crew economy, diesel power is now almost universally used mainly by engine. There are differing opinions about the history and etymology of gullet which took the Turkish name "gulet" from the Italian word guletta. There is still controversy on whether it originated from the schooner, which has long been used as a sweeping net, trawl net or sponging vessel in Turkey in the Aegean and Mediterranean shores, and as a freight vessel in the Black Sea; or it originates from the fishing vessel guletta (gouëlette or goélette in French), that has come up with the evolution of the word galea or galeotta for the old Italian naval vessels or "goleta" in Spanish. Others have argued that it resembles the American gullet used in line fishing in the Greenland banks, or the clippers carrying goods from India or Australia to England in the periods of colonization. The origin of the Bodrum type schooner vessels falls to a nearby date, to the beginning of the 1970s. These types of vessels have come up as a result of the need to carry tourists, who have come in numbers to the Aegean region and especially to Bodrum and Marmaris at the end of the 1960s, to nearby bays. The first samples of the vessels called the Bodrum gulet are seen in those years with the addition to meet that demand of chambers and seating on the back of the deck to the chamberless gulet used in fishing or sponging till those years What to expect on a Gulet Holiday First of all when you choose Sardinia with it turquoise color waters for a great sailing holiday you will not regret. The island has so many beauties of nature to offer, you will want to stay forever. Today the purpose of sailing this Victoria Gulet in the Mediterranean has been changed to spoil the guest and offering a Boutique Hotel by offering a experienced crew and chef for the fresh food and cooking aboard with an Italian style. Spending the days on our Victoria Gulet Once you enjoy your breakfast you will set sail or cruise to one of the many nicest bays in Sardinia, the scenic coastline and beauty of islands with fabulous culture history. You see all this from the relaxing lounge bench Victoria. After we reach the small bay you can enjoy the perfect relaxation either from sunbathing on the deck or a swim on the warm waters or a stroll on the beach of one of the private islands. You will build up an appetite and our chef will indulge your taste buds with delicious Italian dishes for a lunch served overlooking the waterfront After lunch if you feel that it’s your time of the day to have a small siesta, your cosy air conditioned gulet cabin will be ready or under the shades of awnings will be the best spot. The choice is yours! It is your time! Refreshed and invigorated by the nap, you may go ashore for excursions, shopping and discover Sardina, to explore the culture and life style of local villagers. Once you return aboard, you will be delighted to take your happy hour on the comfortable Victoria Lounge. Then the freshmade delicious dinner surrounded by the sea will be waiting for you. After the dinner the gulet will be moored to a harbour or a quiet and tranquil bay for your overnight stay.

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