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  • Bodrum Gulets from Past to Present

    Bodrum Gulets from Past to Present

    2019-02-11

    The story of gulets - the special soul mates of those who love the sea - goes back to ancient times. Encountering these sailboats which seem to have sprung from some enchanted legend, one can't help falling under their spell and dreaming of getting to know them better. The name gulet has the same root as the French "goélette" and the Italian "goletta", and going further back, stems from "galliot" ( a two-masted Dutch trading ship) and "galleon".  

     From Pirates to the Aristocracy: Gulet

    Gulets can be traced back to the Carian period. These boats with two sails were used by pirates in particular. They were used as workboats in the 19th and 20th centuries, while today, in the hands of Bodrum's skillfull craftsmen, they have become  luxury blue cruise yachts, and are increasingly in demand all over the world as homes for people who can only be truly free at sea. In their new incarnation, these wind-powered sponge diving, fishing and cargo boats of old are now equipped with modern technology, cabins with every comfort and spacious sun decks; and are renowned for how they perfectly complement the Aegean bays they frequent - the two making a charming picture together. Today's gulets make blue cruises even more enjoyable.   

     Bodrum’s Legendary Gulet Builders

    If you were to journey back in time to 1964 and visit the harbours of Bodrum, you might be surprised not to find any sailboats resembling the gulets of today. In the green area next to the marina which is now used as parking space, you will find the former boatyard of those days, containing mainly ruined old sponge and fishing boats, their prows decorated with fish or bird symbols. On Meyhane (Tavern) street today, unfortunately you will no longer find any of the small mechanical workshops which used to fill the street. If you could have watched the carpenters and master craftsmen in the boatyards, one would have particularly impressed you with his skill - Ziya Güvendiren or "Ziya Usta". Beginning as a village carpenter and later turning to boatbuilding, this pleasant man has produced many boats, trained the craftsmen of today, and generally gained much for Bodrum.

    Ziya Usta trained under Mehmet Uyav, known as  “Nami'nin Mehmet”.  Mehmet Usta had a very interesting life, and is known for building the gulet “Ege Gülü” (Aegean Rose) in 1958, the first of her kind built in the area. Today's renowned master boatbuilders “Fenerci (Lighthouse Keeper) Mehmet” also called Mehmet Usta of Güllük, and Çolak Erol (Erol Ağan), were apprenticed to Ziya Usta. Çolak Erol founded the shipyard area in İçmeler, and his Bodrum gulets are works of art; unique and spirited, as if from the hands of an ancient Greek sculptor.

     The Influence of the Female Form on Gulet Building

    The techniques developed by Ziya Usta are still employed. Today's masters all agree that building gulets is a matter of inspiration. Let's conclude with the words of esteemed gulet builder Çolak Erol, “My place was where Yetti Gari is today. I used to sit at the cafe opposite and watch the attractive tourist women go by.  I drew inspiration from them when designing the kıç ( meaning "buttocks/rear end", and also "stern") of gulets.  And frankly, no one can build those gulet butts quite like I can.”  


  • UNIQUE ROUTES FOR LUXURY YACHT CHARTER IN TURKEY

    UNIQUE ROUTES FOR LUXURY YACHT CHARTER IN TURKEY

    2018-12-24


    As the grey, hazy and chilly weather of winter turns into the warm and colorful days of summer, with its jewel-like sun that gives an unmatched brightness to the world every morning, the sea and a vacation are among the first things that are long-awaited. And the most exclusive and pleasant way of peacefully and comfortably sailing out is undoubtedly a luxury yacht charter.

    Luxury yacht charter in Turkey offer routes with postcard views, in luxurious and comfortable vehicles such as sailboats, gulets and motor yachts.  A blue cruise adventure, where you can swim in crystal clear water and discover the mystery and beauty of nature in uncharted coves, will be an unforgettable experience.

    Here is a list of the unique routes you can take with a luxury yacht charter in Turkey:

    Departing from Bodrum

    Some of the luxury yacht charter routes that depart from Homer’s “land of eternal blues” are:

    ·        Gökova Bay, Hisarönü Bay, Bodrum

    ·        Southern Greek Islands, Hisarönü Bay, Bodrum,

    ·        Hisarönü Bay, Bodrum

    ·        Hisarönü Bay, Ekincik Bay, Göcek,

    ·        Northern Greek Islands, Bodrum,

    ·        Greek Islands, Fethiye Bay, Göcek.

    Departing from Fethiye

    Fethiye’s ancient Lycian name, Telmessos, meant "the enlightened land" and its Medieval Greek name, Magri, means "the far land." Blue cruise routes departing from Fethiye include:

    ·        Kekova, Olimpos, Antalya, Fethiye,

    ·        Greek Islands, Bodrum,

    ·        Ekincik Bay, Marmaris, Fethiye

    ·        Göcek Coves, Fethiye,

    ·        Kekova, Fethiye,

    ·        Greek Islands, Bodrum, Fethiye,

    ·        Greek Islands, Fethiye.

     Departing from Göcek

    Clean coves, ancient ruins, and pine trees that cover the hills join together to create the serene atmosphere of Göcek. Here are the blue cruise routes that depart from Göcek:

    ·        Fethiye, Gökova, Göcek,

    ·        Bodrum, Göcek,

    ·        Fethiye, Ölüdeniz, Göcek

    ·        Hisarönü Bay, Bodrum

    ·        Kekova, Olimpos, Antalya, Göcek

    ·        Marmaris, Göcek,

    ·        Greek Islands, Bodrum,

    ·        Greek Islands, Göcek,

    ·        Greek Islands, Bodrum, Göcek.

    Departing from Marmaris

    A world famous touristic destination with well preserved ancient cities and a long shoreline adorned with spectacular coves, Marmaris offers four seasons of harmony between green and blue. These blue cruise routes depart from Marmaris:

    ·        Bodrum, Marmaris,

    ·        Fethiye, Göcek, Marmaris,

    ·        Fethiye, Ölüdeniz, Marmaris,

    ·        Hisarönü Bay, Marmaris,

    ·        Greek Islands, Bodrum,

    ·        Greek Islands, Bodrum, Marmaris,

    ·        Greek Islands, Marmaris.

    Take a luxury yacht charter in Turkey and throw yourself into the arms of nature and sail the blue waters in well equipped, comfortable, stylish and luxury yachts.



  • Cobra Yacht IS ATTENDING TO 2ND TYBA YACHT CHARTER SHOW  !

    Cobra Yacht IS ATTENDING TO 2ND TYBA YACHT CHARTER SHOW !

    2018-11-26

    We are pleased to announce we will be at Yalıkavak Marina during the dates of 9th - 12th of May 2019 with our 34m. M/S Cobra King of own fleet for 2nd TYBA CHARTER SHOW which is called The Biggest Yacht Charter Show of Turkey !


    Seeing our all partners on the board will be pleasure for us ..

    For more information and attendance terms ; http://tybachartershow.com


  • THE BIGGEST SALE WEEK OF THE YEAR 'BLACK FRIDAY' HAS JUST STARTED !!!

    THE BIGGEST SALE WEEK OF THE YEAR 'BLACK FRIDAY' HAS JUST STARTED !!!

    2018-11-19

    Contact us for the best offers and very special discounts ..


    info@cobrayacht.com


  • 34m. M/S COBRA KING WAS IN THE LIMELIGHT BY ALL INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES AND BROKERS DURING 1. TYBA YACHT CHARTER SHOW !

    34m. M/S COBRA KING WAS IN THE LIMELIGHT BY ALL INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES AND BROKERS DURING 1. TYBA YACHT CHARTER SHOW !

    2018-05-06

    Thank to all our visitors ..


  • OUR 24M. YACHT COBRA III IS READY FOR 2018 SUMMER !

    OUR 24M. YACHT COBRA III IS READY FOR 2018 SUMMER !

    2018-05-03


    24m. M/S Cobra III's winter works has been completed in our own Shipyard.


    Plase kindly contact to our Charter Office ASAP not to be late for special offers..


  • WE ARE AT YALIKAVAK MARINA FOR 1ST TYBA YACHT CHARTER SHOW !

    WE ARE AT YALIKAVAK MARINA FOR 1ST TYBA YACHT CHARTER SHOW !

    2018-05-03

    Thank you for intense interests to all our colleagues who visited 34m. M/S Cobra King in 1st day.. 


    We are waiting for all our colleagues..


  • A few days left to complete the last retouches of 24m. Cobra III for new season !

    A few days left to complete the last retouches of 24m. Cobra III for new season !

    2018-04-23


  • OUR 34M. LUXURY GULET COBRA KING IS READY FOR 2018 SUMMER !

    OUR 34M. LUXURY GULET COBRA KING IS READY FOR 2018 SUMMER !

    2018-04-16


    Luxury Yacht 34m. M/S Cobra King's winter works has been completed in our own Shipyard.

    Plase kindly contact to our Charter Office ASAP not to be late for special offers..


  • COBRA YACHT  IS ATTENDING TO 1. TYBA YACHT CHARTER SHOW !

    COBRA YACHT IS ATTENDING TO 1. TYBA YACHT CHARTER SHOW !

    2018-04-10

    We are attending to 1. TYBA Yacht Charter Show with our Luxury Gulet 34m. M/S Cobra King!


    See you at Yalikavak Marina on 3. - 6. of May..


  • WE ARE IN CNR EURASIA BOAT SHOW !

    WE ARE IN CNR EURASIA BOAT SHOW !

    2018-02-10

    Our stand is in the First Hall.

    Join us ..


  • COBRA YACHT IS ATTENDING TO 13th CNR EURASIA BOAT SHOW !

    COBRA YACHT IS ATTENDING TO 13th CNR EURASIA BOAT SHOW !

    2018-02-01


    We will be glad to see you at CNR EURASIA BOAT SHOW for the dates of 10th - 18th of January .

    Please don't hesitate to request your invitation from us ..