For those of you who would like a yacht with more of an old world feel, one which evokes the less frenetic pace of a bygone era there is the gulet .Although these yachts are reminiscent of an earlier time, many of them have been built in the last ten years and contain all the latest in equipment and creature comforts. Also, they tend to be more reasonable than their more modern looking, sleeker counterparts.
The gulet is a traditional design of a two masted wooden sailing vessel from the south-west coast of Turkey, although similar vessels can be found all around the eastern Mediterranean. They vary in size from 14 to 35 metres. The Turkish word gulet comes from the French gouelette (preset day spelling goelette) meaning schooner. It is related to the word gull and is ultimately of Celtic origin. These schooner’s or gulets are built in Bodrum which has long been a center of boat construction due to its geographical and historical position. The gulets began being built in the 1970″s in response to the influx of tourists to the Aegean at the end of the 1960′s
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