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Old 24-01-2012, 15:34   #1
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Chartering a Yacht in Turkey

My family and I want to charter a yacht for a week in Turkey. We've previously used Moorings in the BVI with no complaint, but their options are quite limited for Turkey. Are there other, similarly reputable companies that others have had success with? We are looking for something that comes with a crew (or at least one with a skipper), are partial to catamarans and want to spend $7000-10,000 for the week. Any advice would be appreciated!
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We are also planning a charter in Turkey. Planning for Sept 2012 with two couples but bareboat rather than crewed. I was hoping to find suggestions on charter companies and preferred charter areas. I thought I would add to this thread rather than starting a new one. Hopefully we will hear something. Thanks!
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[QUOTE=simfr;879827 preferred charter areas. [/QUOTE]
I have sailed Datca to Fethye, Marmaris to Kas, Datca to Bodrum. All is good. Marmaris to Kas was probably my favourite. Kekova is incredible.
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We are also planning a charter in Turkey. Planning for Sept 2012 with two couples but bareboat rather than crewed. I was hoping to find suggestions on charter companies and preferred charter areas. I thought I would add to this thread rather than starting a new one. Hopefully we will hear something. Thanks!
www.sailinturkey.com are based in Marmaris and run by a couple of Brits. My boat is available from Sept 2nd. PM me if you want details etc.. She's a Jeanneau SO 40, but the fleet includes all manner of boats including a Spirit 56 (larger sistership to the one from Casino Royale).

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Hi all,
Try Sunsail.com for either cats or yachts. Egg yachting in Goceck have a well equipped fleet and Dalaman airport is close by so short transfer.Sheltered sailing around bay of Fethiye and more boisterous to be had on longer passages to the east and west. Latesail.com are a booking agency that often have good deals on the brochure price of many operators.
Hope this of some help.
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Old 08-02-2012, 16:15   #6
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Re: Chartering a Yacht in Turkey

The best three are EGG in Göçek, Sun Charter and Offshore Sailing in Marmaris. I own Offshore Sailing so, I won't comment much. EGG is in Göçek and closer to the airport; half an hour drive rather than one hour 15 min, if this does matt for you. It's a well run company with well maintained boats. Sun Charter is in Netsel Marina in Marmaris and they also have nice boats. Both companies are very short in catamarans, 2 max 3. if you go for cats.
Offshore has the most catamarans (13, mostly FP, one Lagoon 450 and 30 monos of various made and size) and operate form his own marina in Marmaris. (Albatros marina)
Another factor is the sailing area: Göçek is unique with plenty of protected bays. If you are shooting for an easy sail with kids and short distance sailings (8-10 kts), Göçek is to place to go. You will get little or no winds. Marmaris offers better and more reliable winds.(meltemi)
On the other hand, you can also sail from Marmaris to Göçek or vicea versa, it's just 50nm. In other words, by chartering from Göçek you can come to MArmaris but not too far west (which is equally beatiful) If you rent from Göçek you can go to Kekova that you cannot do by starting from Marmaris in one week.(100 nm one way) . Lastly the season is important, if you go in the middle of the season Göçek will be overcrowded with Turkish motoryatches and Kekova will be very very hot. In turn, if you come the beginning or late season Kekova is the best option (October-November)
If you need further info, pls PM me. I am currently sailing in Caribbean but checking the net when possible.
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I have sailed Datca to Fethye, Marmaris to Kas, Datca to Bodrum. All is good. Marmaris to Kas was probably my favourite. Kekova is incredible.
Thanks for this, Jackdale. I'm also considering a Turkey charter. How long did it take you to sail from Marmaris to Kas?
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Thanks for this, Jackdale. I'm also considering a Turkey charter. How long did it take you to sail from Marmaris to Kas?
ive done it in a day trip-
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Thanks for this, Jackdale. I'm also considering a Turkey charter. How long did it take you to sail from Marmaris to Kas?
That was a two week flotilla. We did sail past Kas and got as far as Kekova and Demre.
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ive done it in a day trip-
At what speed? It is at least 100 miles.
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At what speed? It is at least 100 miles.
I have done alot of 100 mile days- just checked its only about 70 miles -leave at dawn arrive at around dark- - i dont remember the speed, but i do remember it was 1 long day last fall
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I have done alot of 100 mile days- just checked its only about 70 miles -leave at dawn arrive at around dark- - i dont remember the speed, but i do remember it was 1 long day last fall
I guess you missed a lot of my favourite spots along the way.

Yes - about 70 miles. I found my charts from the mid 80's
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you missed a lot of my favourite spots along the way.
for sure- i was just moving the boat from one place to the other for the winter- that area to me is one of best place in Turkey and will take mine time when i return
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for sure- i was just moving the boat from one place to the other for the winter- that area to me is one of best place in Turkey and will take mine time when i return
As much as I love the Pacific Northwest, Turkey was my favourite. The history and the people were great.
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