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Traditional Wooden Gulets

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Turkey's Traditional Wooden Gulets

Turkish wooden gulet is one of the most characteristic components of a blue voyage on Turkey's Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. The round stern and low profile in the water are some of the most prominent characteristics of traditional wooden gulets.

Turkish Wooden Gulets

A blue voyage on Turkey's southern Aegean and western Mediterranean turquoise coasts is an ideal choice for those seeking an enchanting summer holiday on traditional wooden gulets.

The greatest advantage of this boat design is providing lots of space for the passengers above and below decks.

Although the traditional design is preserved in the recent boat plans, they incorporate wider utilization areas in comparison with their predecessors used for fishing and transportation, along with more contemporary accessories and equipment.

Characteristics of the Wooden Gulets

Traditional Design: The decks of the wooden gulets are planned for the requirements of the daily life. Usually the aft decks of the gulets are used for dining and resting; the fore deck is utilized as a terrace for sunbathing. Almost all of the cabins are the same size and equipped either with a double bed or single bunk set. The cabins are provided with a closet, drawers, shower stalls with a shower hose in the bathtub or complete shower stalls.

A Single Master: Another characteristic of the wooden gulets is that, they are completely manufactured by a single master. The wooden gulets that have been built in Bodrum, Bozburun, Marmaris and Fethiye out of the lumber from the trees such as pine, chestnut and mahogany since hundreds of years, are fully equipped with safety equipment, along with the comfort they provide.

Well Equipped: Almost all of the gulets are equipped with VHF radios, signal guns, flags, first aid kits, life vests, extra sails, ropes and a small motor boat. In addition, equipment such as a music system, GSM phone, TV, video player and DVD player is placed at the disposal of the tour participants.

Traditional Wooden Gulets in Turkey

Gocek, Fethiye, Mugla