Private Gulet Charter & Cabin Charter FAQs

Which type of charter is suitable for us ?
What is included in charter fees ?
What charter fees exclude ?
Do all cabins have private shower and W/C ?
What are the differences between Standard, High and De Luxe classes ?
Shall we embark or disembark from different harbours ?
Shall we visit some Greek Islands ?
Can we plan our own itinerary ?
Do we have to leave deposit ?
What is included if we book a gulet Full Board ? Are we allowed to bring our own drinks ?
What is included if we book a gulet All inclusive ? Are we allowed to bring our own drinks ?
Shall we bring our own food and beverages if we have only gulet rental ?
Are we allowed to bring our own drinks if we book cabin charter ?
Are we allowed to bring our own drinks if we book a Full Board charter package ?
Are we allowed to bring our own drinks if we book a All Inclusive charter package ?
Shall we book a gulet Bed&Breakfast or Half Board ?
What are the differences between Gulet and Aynakic ?
What about provisioning ?
What is the bar tariff on board ?
Can you cater special diets ?
How much do I tip the crew ?
Bareboat & Catamaran Charters FAQs

What is included in charter fee ?
What qualifications do I need to charter a sailing yacht ?
What is the security deposit ?
Do I need a professionel skipper ?
Which days of the week can I begin and end my charter ?
Shall I embark and disembark from different bases ?
I have a problem with the engine/sails/electric equipment and cannot sail on. What now ?
I am at sea and in need of assistance. What do I do ?
Can we sail to Greek Islands ?
How much will I pay for berthing in Marinas ?
What about provisioning ?

General FAQs
How do we book ?
Do you arrange transfer ?
Do you arrange Hotel & Villa booking ?
Is this a suitable type of holiday for children ?
Is this a suitable type of holiday for a disabled person ?
Will I experience seasickness ?
Is there anything special I need to bring ?


Private Gulet Charter & Cabin Charter FAQs

Which type of charter is suitable for us ?

Private Gulet Charter: Chartering a private gulet offers you ultimate in comfort, privacy and flexbility on the menu , itinenary, provisioning. The Gulet and crew are dedicated only to your party. On our fleet you can choose a gulet starting at minimum 3 cabins to 12 cabins for your party.

Cabin Charter: An alternative to chartering an entire boat is to join one of our regular departures and charter one cabin. You will have a chance to meet people from around the world while enjoying one of the most unique and relaxing holidays in the Aegean. The itineraries and ports of embarkation and disembarkation are fixed and cannot be altered.

What is included in charter fees ? .

Private Gulet Charter: Harbour taxes and Mooring expenses in Turkish waters. Yacht insurance. Diesel. 4 hours sailing per day. Yacht's laundry. Using water. 24 hours crew service. Use of equipment on board.

Cabin Charter: Full board accommodation for a week on a gulet, welcome coctail, breakfast-lunch-dinner and afternoon tea-cake service per day on board. Use of equipment on board. Diesel. 4 hours sailing per day. Using water. Crew service. Yacht insurance. Yacht's laundry. Harbour taxes and Mooring expenses in Turkish waters

What charter fees exclude ?

Private Gulet Charter: Harbour taxes and Mooring expenses in Greek waters, the meals, soft drinks, drinking water and alcoholic beverages. Land excursions and airport transfers. V.A.T

Cabin Charter: Soft drinks, drinking water and alcoholic beverages; these can be bought from the bar on board. Land excursions. Airport transfers. V.A.T

Do all cabins have private shower and W/C ?

Yes, all with private shower and W/C

What are the differences between Standard, High and De Luxe classes ?

2 / 3 Star Economic Gulets: In this category Gulets show the same special features as all others but within economic standards. Each cabin is equipped with private W/C and shower. Prices are economic.

4 Star Luxury Gulets: Those Gulets are bigger and more comfortable, cabins and decks give more space as well. Each cabin has air condition, private W/C and shower. Appropriate prices.

5 Star Boutique Gulets: The yachts in this class are special Gulets with luxurious, air-conditioned, spacious and comfortable cabins. Construction and design have been done with more attention and decoration is delightful. In these boats our nautical equipment reaches top modern standards, so does the prices.

Shall we embark or disembark from different harbours ?

This may be possible except cabin charter, but you will be charged an additional cost. The cost varies according to the distance between the two harbours. Please ask for the one way supplements.

Shall we visit some Greek Islands ?

We can design an itinerary that includes one or more of the following Greek islands: Samos, Patmos, Leros, Kalymnos, Kos, Rhodes and Symi. Please be aware that Greek port duties not included in the prices. Those fees must paid by charterer when entering Greek harbours.

Can we plan our own itinerary ?

Generally yes. Weather is unpredictable, and your captain may suggest an alternative itinerary to your first choice. We will try to accommodate your requirements and desires, weather permitting

Do we have to leave security deposit ?

No, deposit is not required for private gulet & cabin charters.

What is included if we book a gulet Full Board ? Are we allowed to bring our own drinks ?

Yes, you are allowed to bring your own drinks. Booking a gulet full board includes full board accommodation for a week on a gulet, welcome coctail, breakfast-lunch-dinner and afternoon tea-cake service per day on board. Use of equipment on board. Diesel. Using water. 4 hours sailing per day. 24 hours crew service. Yacht insurance. Yacht's laundry. Harbour taxes. Mooring expenses.

What is included if we book a gulet All inclusive ? Are we allowed to bring our own drinks ?

Yes, you are allowed to bring your own drinks. Booking a gulet all inclusive includes full board accommodation for a week on a gulet, welcome cocktail, breakfast-lunch-dinner and afternoon tea-cake service per day on board. All kind of soft drinks, all kind of hot drinks, all drinking water, all kind of local alcoholic drinks. Use of equipment on board. Diesel. Using water. 4 hours sailing per day. 24 hours crew service. Yacht insurance. Yacht's laundry. Harbour taxes. Mooring expenses

Shall we bring our own food and beverages if we have only gulet rental ?

Yes, you can bring your own food and beverages.

Are we allowed to bring our own drinks if we book cabin charter ?

No, you are not allowed to bring your own drink on a cabin cahrter programme. You need to buy your drinks from on board bar.

Are we allowed to bring our own drinks if we book a Full Board charter package ?

No, You are not allowed to bring your own drinks on a charter package programme. You need to buy your drinks from on board bar.

Are we allowed to bring our own drinks if we book a All Inclusive charter package ?

Yes, you can bring your own drinks.

Shall we book a gulet Bed&Breakfast or Half Board ?

No, sorry this is not possible.

What are the differences between Gulet and Aynakic ?

Gulet is a two-masted, ketch or schooner-rigged traditional aegean sailing boat with widely varying sails. gulets are characterized by a wide rounded stern. Aynakic is almost same of a gulet but the main difference is the transom aft end of vessel. The primary advantage aynakic over a gulet is to the crew and passengers in the increased cabin space with an aft master cabin or separate crew cabins

What about provisioning ?

If you list your requirements two to four weeks before your charter, your shopping will be brought directly to your yacht. You will be charged for the shopping at cost price & there is usually no extra charge for the service.

What is the bar tariff on board ?

Bottled Water (0.5 lt) 0.6 Euro
Bottled Fruit Juice 1.50 Euro
Bottled Beer 1.80 Euro
Bottled Wine (70cc) 12.00 Euro
Raki (4 cl) 2.00 Euro
Gin (4 cl) 2.00 Euro
Vodka (4 cl) 2.00 Euro
Imported drinks 5.00 Euro
Nescafe 1.00 Euro
Tea 1.00 Euro

Can you cater special diets ?

No, only for vegeterians we serve alternative menu.

How much do I tip the crew ?

A crew gratuity is both customary and discretionary. 5% - 10% of the base charter fee is usually the norm depending totally on your discretion. It is usually given to the captain at the end of the charter and divided equally among the crew members.

Bareboat & Catamaran Charters FAQs

What is included in charter fee?

All charter& berth taxes, transitlog, autopilot, end cleaning, base mooring fees, gas & water, bed linen equipments, dinghy with outboard.

What qualifications do I need to charter a sailing yacht ?

It depends where you want to charter but, generally, relevant experience is more important than paper qualifications. Certificates are useful. You should have sailing experience equivalent to Day Skipper standard, i.e. basic navigation, sailing and boat handling skills, on a similar sized yacht and will be assisted by at least one competent crew If you have no certification, a short sailing resume, extract of your log, yacht club reference, or similar documents to verify your sailing competence may be required. Even on flotilla you have to be able to skipper your own yacht so again you should be Day Skipper standard. Some port authorities in the Mediterranean - currently Majorca, Tenerife, Croatia and Greece - do require an internationally recognised certificate of competence for the skipper, e.g. RYA International Certificate of Competence or Day Skipper Practical. Greece also requires a certificate for 1 crew member, e.g. RYA Competent Crew, although a short resume of crewing experience will usually suffice. For bareboat motor yacht charters an international certificate of competence, e.g. RYA ICC is required by the port authorities in Greece, Croatia and Majorca. If you don't have the experience to charter bareboat we can recommend and help you book sailing courses to get your Day Skipper qualification or to get the family up to Competent Crew Standard

What is the security deposit ?

All Boating Turkey vessel is comprehensively insured, including third Party cover, beyond a deductible excess figure. This amount is published in the price list for every yacht in the fleet, under Security Deposit. You must indemnify the company against such possible loss.The Refundable Security Deposit is held against the yachts insurance excess and, if there is no damage or loss to the yacht or her equipment, this figure is returned to you. Normally, Boating Turkey will refund the Security Deposit immediately at the end of the charter. However, if any damage and/or loss is extensive, the deposit or appropriate proportion will be returned, if applicable, as soon as possible after full assessment of rectifying such damage or loss has been made

Do I need a professionel skipper ?

Boating Turkey is in the position to select, recommend and hire on your behalf a professional skipper for as many days as you wish. Even if you have experienced sailing, you may still require the services of a professional skipper to make your cruise more relaxing and benefit from the skippers' local knowledge. There is a set daily fee ( 100 Euro per day ) for the professional skipper regardless of the number of people on board. Please remember that the professional skipper needs to be provided with his own cabin, as he is obliged to sleep on board.

Which days of the week can I begin and end my charter ?

Bareboat and Catamaran charters begin and end on Saturdays for multiples of seven days. In the low season period depending on yacht availability this may be flexible.

Shall I embark and disembark from different bases ?

This may be possible, but you will be charged an additional cost. The cost varies according to the distance between the two bases. Please ask for the one way supplement fees.

I have a problem with the engine/sails/electric equipment and cannot sail on. What now?

This shouldn't happen on any sailing holiday, but unfortunately, on rare occassions, it does. Please contact with the base of company as soon as possible, so that the problem can be taken care of in an expedient manner and you'll back in holiday mode in as short a time as possible. If these problems are not caused by yourselves, you may be entitled to compensation, either in the form of a refund or free sailing time - on this holiday or a later one. I am at sea and in need of assistance. What do I do? The safety of crew and yacht is your first priority, so if necessary use the VHF on channel 16 to ask for assistance. However, if at all possible, try to contact the base of company . Here you will find experienced sailors who know how to handle an emergency.

I am at sea and in need of assistance. What do I do ?

The safety of crew and yacht is your first priority, so if necessary use the VHF on channel 16 to ask for assistance. However, if at all possible, try to contact the base of company . Here you will find experienced sailors who know how to handle an emergency.

Can we sail to Greek Islands ?

Yes, of course but to enter Greek waters you have to follow the procedure below: You must have the appropriate visa's to enter greece. The yacht must check out of Turkey from a main custom port and check into Greece in a custom port. When you want to leave Greek waters you must check out of Greece and check back into Turkey at a main port. Please note that you have to buy a new Turkish transit log. In case of the above procedure is not followed correctly by the charterer and if the yacht or charterer are fined all responsibilities belongs to charterer. In that case we Boating Turkey will not hold any responsibility. Also in case of any breakdown occurs charterer must solve this out himself. Boating Turkey can not operate in Greek waters or ports.

How much will I pay for berthing in Marinas ?

Rates are varies depends on Marina which you will moor. Below approximate daily berthing rates range are given.
Monohulls : 18 - 58 EURO / day ( according to L.O.A x beam )
Catamarans : 30 - 90 EURO / day ( according to L.O.A x beam )
Rates includes water and 16 amper elecricity supplies. Please note : These prices are meant only to be a guide for charterers and are subject to change

What about provisioning?

If you list your requirements two to four weeks before your charter, your shopping will be brought directly to your yacht. You will be charged for the shopping at cost price & there is usually no extra charge for the service.

General FAQs

How do we book ?

We will help you to find, which yacht is the most suitable for you , where and when you want it.
The booking itself can be done by e-mail, fax or phone. Either way, we will send you the booking confirmation and other documents right away, please see our how to book section

Do you arrange transfer ?

Yes, we do arrange transfers. The transfer rates are follows:
Bodrum Airport (BJV) - Bodrum 15 Euro per person one way, 40 min.
Dalaman Airport (DLM) - Gocek 15 Euro per person one way, 30 min
Dalaman Airport (DLM) - Fethiye 20 Euro per person one way, 60 min
Dalaman Airport (DLM) - Marmaris 30 Euro per person one way, 90 min
Please ask the rates for other destinations.

Do you arrange Hotel & Villa booking ?

Yes, We do. Please inform us with the necessary information.

Is this a suitable type of holiday for children ?

Most definitly ! Some of our clients sailed with children from 7 months of age and upwards, have had clients sailing with even younger ones. Parents have three worries : Safety, seasickness, and that children will become bored. Our experience tells that they are never bored, seasickness is rarely a problem and can be dealt with in different way, and with the necessary safety precatuions, few things are safer than sailing. But please do not hesitate to ask for our recommendation, we will help make this a worry free experience for parents and children alike.

Is this a suitable type of holiday for a disabled person ?

It is not recommended for a person who has serious mobility problems.

Will I experience seasickness ?

This situation is hard to predict. In fact you may be the best judge based on previous experience. If you are worried about seasickness check with your local pharmacist for special medication before you leave home. If you are new to yacht chartering, let the crew know; they will make your trip as comfortable as possible by recommending itinenaries in protected waters and keeping tabs on changing weather conditions.

Is there anything special I need to bring ?

This may sound strange, but the most common problems on sailing holidays are related to what many come for: The Sun! Please do bring (and wear!) adequate protecion for eyes and skin. As for sunscreen, while sailing you should use twice the factor you would on a holiday ashore, due to the reflection for the water surface and the fact that the breeze will make it very easy to get sunburn without even noticing.
What our clients say!

Dear Necmi

Our recent two week holiday with Captain Cevat, Hassan & Bulent onboard Yildizhanlar 11 with 3 other couples from Australia, I would describe as a wonderful life experience that was thoroughly enjoyable with lovely memories!

Where to start? The scenery from Bodrum to Gocek was incredible, the swimming in such clear tranqual waters amazing.

The food Bulent cooked was absolutely devine, always varied and obviously lots of preparation and thought put into each meal, we ate like kings and queens! The chips in the morning omelette, the fresh fish and chicken dishes were a real hit!

Captain Cevat was a delight, his knowledge of the areas we travelled, his expertise sailing and handling his gulet was obvious and reassuring, we felt very safe and looked after. We appreciated that Captain Cevat took the time to accompany us on some of our excursions, we obviously learnt more about the surroundings by having him with us to ask any questions and knowing where to go to get the best view.

But the real hidden treasure onboard Yildizhanlar 11 was Hassan, his gentle, obliging manner to our every whim was just amazing. Hassan made a point to remember what each of us liked to drink upon waking, he would have a lovely cup of turkish tea, coffee or apple tea ready for us. All throughout the day, Hassan made sure we were comfortable, well fed and watered (including the best “knock your socks off” gin and tonics!) he took care of “all” our domestic duties. Hassan did this in a very unobtrusive and professional manner, it was an absolute delight to of met him. (His smile is priceless!)

I could not fault our trip, it was just what we were looking for, lots of relaxing, reading, eating, relaxing, sleeping, eating, drinking, sleeping!

I hope other Australians take advantage of this wonderful adventure and have a wonderful trip on a gulet like us.

Russell Harrison
Australia
harro[at]omninet.net.au

I'd like to thank Boating Turkey and Necmi Artar in particular for a great time we've spent this September!
When we decided to rent boats I sent some requests for a two boats charter to some companies. Imagine my surprise when some hours later I’ve got reply from Necmi! He answered all my questions immediately, gave me comprehensive information of charter. Some days later our holiday was fully booked and paid for.
Skipper of one of our boat was Turkish skipper Angen Deniz. Turkey, nice weather, good wind, fantastic sea - everything was great. Angen showed us a lot of beautiful little bays which we would have no visited ourselves.
Thank you for your excellent service.
I would certainly recommend Boating Turkey and Necmi Artar to anyone who asks me about yacht charter in Turkey.
We hope to work with Boating Turkey again in the future!

Cpt. Anatoly & my crew
Russia
kranatoliy[at]gmail.com
This was the most relaxing and unforgettable holiday ever! Great boat and broker, beautiful scenery, weather to match, delicious food and our crew went out of their way to be as helpful, friendly and flexible as possible. We felt like Royalty with the way they treated and spoilt us. We can only describe our experience as perfect! Boating Turkey Çok teşekkür ederim.

Anel Burgers
England
04.07.2009
wcavdm[at]yahoo.co.uk


I was very content with the rental, everything went smooth. Especially the effort to fix the broken gear box in Anastasia was well appreciated. In my boat Lioness everything went smooth. I already gave some technical feedback regarding mooring lines etc at the check out. One small thing my crew wanted to mention is that the towels could be of different colors in order to recognize them better during the week.

Looking forward to sailing with Boating Turkey again.

Olli Lehtonen
Finland
olli.p.lehtonen[at]gmail.com



 

 

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