Turkey Archives - Ed Hamilton

‘Matelot’. This lovely sleek Bruce Farr designed Southern Wind is offering 20% off her regular rate of 25,000 EUROS for early summer dates in Croatia. ‘Sundara’, a popular Turkish built 113′ sailing yacht already has a busy calendar in Croatia, but she has reduced her rate from 35,000 to 31,500 EUROS for available weeks in July. ‘Paris A’ is a fast and flashy ...

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We’ve tempted you with the last six posts describing our recent travels around the beautiful Mediterranean, but here’s the best news! With the value of the EURO dropping to just 1.23 US dollars, there has never been a better time to take a charter in Europe. Turkey, The Greek Islands (Ionian, Saronic, Cyclades, Dodecanese), Croatia, Italy, France – take a look back through ...

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The last few days we have been visiting Turkey. The cruising ground is between Bodrum and Gocek, on the southwest coast. Several major bareboat charter companies have bases here. The popular crewed boats are the local gulets, although there are some more conventional yachts available. Your money goes further in Turkey than in any of the popular Mediterranean cruising grounds. The people are ...

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This picture of the Antigua Show at night, taken by Lucy Tulloch (thank you Jim Long, Caribbean Boating) gives a different view of this incredible show. With enough generating power to light a small town, the yachts illuminated the night Antigua sky and were visible for miles around. Of the almost 100 yachts in the show, more than half were over 100 feet ...

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The magnificent 111′ ketch, ‘Blue Eyes’, is open from July 26 to August 26th, at the much reduced rate of 48,000 Euros per week, plus expenses. Her regular rate is 65,000 Euros. After September 9th, she is available at just 38,000 Euros, plus expenses. She can accommodate 10 guests in 5 luxurious cabins, so for a per person price from 3,800 Euros per ...

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Whether you’re bareboating the Caribbean for the first time, or you’re an experienced Caribbean sailor looking to explore somewhere new, a great way to get your feet wet is to sail in a flotilla. When it comes to flotillas, there are few operators who do a better job than the company who pioneered the concept – Sunsail. Sunsail is a well known and ...

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This month’s ‘Charter Connection‘ Newsletter, which was emailed to subscribers last week, included an article describing the many different yacht charter destinations around the world. Readers were invited to vote on any cruising grounds they had visited on either a crewed yacht or bareboat charter and for the purpose of this vote, these areas were divided into the following categories: BVI / US ...

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From Dalyan, we sailed southeast down the coast, to The Bay of Fethiye, arriving in time for lunch. We motored through a relatively narrow entrance between two islands, into the beautiful sheltered cruising ground known as Skopea Limani. This lovely area is strewn with pretty bays and places to explore. Most yachts drop an anchor and tie a stern line to a tree ...

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We crammed the last boat show brochure into our duffel bags and headed for the Marmaris waterfront to join ‘Blue Capricorn’, one of the private yacht charters based in Turkey. Captain Sakin and his crew somehow found space for our luggage, and we motored slowly out of Marmaris Harbor. Our first stop was an anchorage close to The Dalyan River where we enjoyed ...

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After viewing 50+ charter yachts and over 100 captains, cooks and mates in just four days at The Marmaris Crewed Charter Yacht Show, it’s time for some relaxation. Crewed yacht charters are a unique way to explore this wonderful coastline, and we traveled in style on ‘Blue Capricorn’. We had already picked this yacht as one of the best values of the show ...

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