We had a wonderful time on the Janneau 53 Jessie A. The organisation,the transfers, the condition of the boat and the assistance of Mrs. Zerrin and Mr. Turgut for the boat introduction and the purchase of food and drinks were very useful and to to our full satisfaction. It was also advantageous to arrive one day earlier. This made it possible to to do the purchase and the takeover of the boat in no hurry and without stress. There were small things, like a blocked speedlog, some instrument settings, one toilet water flush and the sails, which needed some minor adjustment or repair by ourselves. However they did not at all harm our beautiful sailtrip in Turkey.
We shall with great pleasure contact you again for our next sail charter in Turkey.
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.
I would like to tell you how delighted we were with our wonderful yachting holiday in Turkey. The service from you during the booking process was outstanding. In particular we appreciated how flexible and accommodating you were about working in with our travel dates.
Everything was exactly as you described it. The Dougie T was immaculately presented and the service was very professional. Nothing was too much trouble. A delightful touch was the welcome pack they provided.
We had a marvellous holiday and look forward to repeating it. We also thoroughly enjoyed our stays in Marmaris and Bodrum
Thank you for your help. We would be happy to recommend you.
Kevin and Sally Luttrell
Perth Western Australialuttrell[at]iinet.net.au