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Old 03-12-2015, 12:20   #1
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100' Motor Sailer envy. Let's talk Turkey

I found on a few of the yacht brokerage websites, quite a few Turkish made "Tuzla Gulet" motor sailers. The 100 foot one would make a great home on the water.
I could swing the price of the maintenance and fee for the crew to bring it here from Turkey.
I'm not sure if it would make the trip though.
I'm thinking out loud here.
She looks magnificent in full sail to me. Plenty of room for my Barbara and her girlfriends.
I would moor her in Fort Lauderdale FL for the duration with trips to the Keys.
Respectful replies on boat quality would be much appreciated.
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Re: 100' Motor Sailer envy. Let's talk Turkey

As a rule these gullets are terrible boats built from substandard materials and are replaced rather than fixed. The vast majority are not even remotely seaworthy and have a bad habit of flipping over in a stiff breeze even with no sails up.

Somewhere I have pictures of when I went to Turkey... There was an entire row of these with masts and booms up, full rigging going everywhere, but not a sail on any of the boats. When I spoke with the crew all of them said they didn't carry sails since the boats were to unstable to handle the heeling motion.

In short, better to buy a 100' houseboat than one of these wrecks waiting to happen. And keeping up with all the wood... The 80' Gulets had two or three guys whose whole job was revarnishing the wood.
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Re: 100' Motor Sailer envy. Let's talk Turkey

I'll have to agree with you there. I watched a video that showed laminated Mahogany ribs through the whole boat.
<big sigh> Well dreaming is free today and I'm not seeing anything comparable these days.
What I don't want is a cleanly gel coated white salon that looks like a high end public restroom with zero woodwork.
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Re: 100' Motor Sailer envy. Let's talk Turkey

Don't know your budget, but why not look at 50-60ft catamarans or an Oyster 62 instead? Certainly more seaworthy, and well trimmed with custom wood word indoors.
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Gulets are top heavy and suitable only for relatively calm seas. Ungainly to con. But make great houseboats.
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Re: 100' Motor Sailer envy. Let's talk Turkey

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I found on a few of the yacht brokerage websites, quite a few Turkish made "Tuzla Gulet" motor sailers. The 100 foot one would make a great home on the water.
I could swing the price of the maintenance and fee for the crew to bring it here from Turkey.
I'm not sure if it would make the trip though.
I'm thinking out loud here.
She looks magnificent in full sail to me. Plenty of room for my Barbara and her girlfriends.
I would moor her in Fort Lauderdale FL for the duration with trips to the Keys.
Respectful replies on boat quality would be much appreciated.
The Gulet you showed is a nice one for live aboard. The price is really tempting however you probably need about 50% of the purchase price to put it in shape.
Unfortunately the power of the 2 engines is not enough to sail in rough weather. In general people are too negative about the sailing capability of Gulets, mine a 60' one sails well but has aluminium masts. The yearly Bodrum sail race proves that with a capable crew using the sails is fun.
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Don't know your budget, but why not look at 50-60ft catamarans or an Oyster 62 instead? Certainly more seaworthy, and well trimmed with custom wood word indoors.
Thanks but the Gulet was 300K and the Oyster is 1.3 Million.
More than I'm willing to pay.
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I have abandoned all hope of getting the 100 foot Gulet. lol
Oh well.
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They are floating junk... pass it by matie!
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Re: 100' Motor Sailer envy. Let's talk Turkey

How about this?
1943 CLASSIC MOTORSAILER NEW VAGABUNDA Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Or how about this at an almost 2 million dollar price reduction.
2009 Pilot Schooner Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Its only just over half of the Fantasy... but they are real quality boats... make Oysters seem like Bavaria's in comparison...
1977 Jongert 54' Cutter Ketch Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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I have friends who just inherited a 78' Don Brooke. Boat is in Malaysia. Looking to sell quick and cheap
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I had a friend named Marty Syvertson that lived in Bainbridge Island. We hiked across the Olympic Peninsula together back in the 70's. Beautiful area for sailing.
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Re: 100' Motor Sailer envy. Let's talk Turkey

I ran into these guys this spring on the Sea of Abaco.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...08538919,d.eWE

I chatted with the owner for a bit, he'd bought it in Turkey, did a refit and then sailed it across the Atlantic and it now running charters on it in the Abacos. So maybe all of them aren't junk.
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