We have spent the last 3 years on the coast of Turkey and Gulets are everywhere. A few private but most charter
boats often with territorial skippers,
They are a clannish bunch and a forein skipper
looking to compete for charters might run into some trouble. Nothing quite like 100 tons of Gulet dropping the hook 3 meters away and backing to shore to party all night with 40+ tourists. You need to consider their construction which is often without the input of a marine engineer
, and often put together with pine, nails and epoxy paint
. Most but not all have a life of about 15 years and then end up in boneyards to be picked for the accessories. Most look like sailboats but do not sail. Most have very big engines and diesel
is really expensive in Turkey and the rest of the Med. Most are not particularly seaworthy
and run for cover when it gets rough. The craftsmanship on the appointments is very nice but you need to look at the bones and the tankage and the thruhulls etc etc. If you have considered all that, well they are a beamy comphy sort of beast. Yachtworld.com usually lists several, but you really need to spend time there. Best of luck!