We have found the right sailing partner in Turkey. After two experiences with catamarans during three weeks, we can confidently say that Boating Turkey’s team is dependable and outstanding in every respect. We have had one of the best holidays ever. Thanks to Boating Turkey and their partner’s network.
During August/September 2015 we enjoyed a sailing holiday in Turkey and Greece which we started planning in November 2014. Quite a few friends showed an interest and we had to find a yacht for bare boat charter which answered our specific requirements for a two week period at the right time to suit 7 couples and at the right price. I sent out several inquiries to a number of charter companies found on the internet and Necmi from Boating Turkey was prompt in responding with a number of options for us to consider. It also was the only response which fully answered all our requirements.
This was our first sail in Turkish waters, in an area we know little of and also the first time crossing international borders sailing. These, together with the idea that I am dealing with a company of which the reputation can only be gauged through previous reviews, raised many questions. Although all of these were promptly and efficiently answered by Necmi during the months long planning stage of the trip, I was still a little apprehensive about what we would encounter once we got there.
On arrival in Bodrum, we received clear directions to the marina in Turgutreis where all the formalities were handled in a very friendly, yet professional manner by SHY, allowing us to depart on an unforgettable holiday experience. Additional information on custom agents on the Greek islands were accurate, but at the same time could not match the excellent service we received from all the officials and the charter company throughout the trip. Everybody really went out of their way to ensure we felt welcome and without any need to worry about anything. Any problems encountered with the boat were dealt with efficiently and we were refunded for any interim expenditure to get us going again.
Thank you Necmi, for your patience with all our questions and for organising the ideal boat! I am not sure what your involvement was with the organisation of the perfect weather we experienced, but thank you for that too! Also pass on our gratitude to Cigdem Ulu from SHY for her assistance and efforts in making sure that their services were tailored to our needs. Also to Vassilis Kapadakis from the Kalymna Yachting Club and Dimitris Kastis from Greek Yacht Services on Leros, for their assistance with moorings, supplies, custom clearance, immigration and general advice.
From the entire crew of Carmen, thank you all for making our holiday a very special experience. We certainly hope we will be able to do this again in the not too distant future.
We had a great time on the “Remzi Yilmaz”
Everything was exellent, the boat is splendid, Captain is a very nice man, he did some special efforts to find the best Bay's for us.
The cook did also his best to give us delicious meals, we appreciate this very much.
And we don’t forget the two young people who were always friendly and helpful.
We also like to thank you and your colleagues for the perfect organisation of this trip ,and also many thanks to keep our luggages in deposit the day of departure.
So, we like to wish all of you the best for the future and lets say until next year.
Jean Pierre Van Daele and his friends
Thank you very much again!!!
Our sailing was fantastic! The catamaran is fast and modern! The wind was every day and very strong! Our average speed was 9.5 knots and more...
It's a pity that we couldn't meet... But I hope we can do this next time!
Thank you, Necmi! You are, as always, the best!