The classic gulet has a rounded aft, low-to-the-water profile and roomy hull. However, these days, various designs have emerged, all of which come under the collective description of the wooden gulet.
The design of the original gulet with rounded aft limits the number of cabins which can be built in it. Therefore the newer 'ayna kic' (flat-backed) style of gulet, is becoming increasingly popular as a charter vessel.
Today, gulets contain large fresh water tanks, a fuel tank and a waste tank. They have been added to increase the comfort on the boats. But with this addition, the weight of the gulet has increased, and therefore become more suitable for cruising than for sailing.
The most common gulets have 4 to 8 double/triple cabins and can accommodate from 8 to 18 passengers. All cabins have either a double berth, or a double berth lower and a single upper (bunk-berths).
Every cabin has a wardrobe for hanging clothes and a number of drawers. All cabins have their own ensuite bathroom with toilet facilities and a pull-out shower hose attached at the basin.
Interior features of a gulet include a salon/bar/indoor dining area and a fully equipped galley. The aft deck includes a covered outdoor dining and lounging area. The forward deck which has numerous sun beds can be shaded by a canopy when the yacht is not sailing.
The ladder for getting into and out of the water is mostly a straight ladder which descends under the surface of the water.
The electricity of most yachts runs at 12 V/24 V. Please consider this if you wish to bring battery-operated or electric shavers, camera/phone chargers, portable PC's, etc. Electrical appliances may only be connected while the yacht is tied up to land.
Also on board is a fridge/freezer to keep drinks cold, CD player, board games, snorkels & masks and fishing lines. You may fish for your dinner and your cook will gladly prepare it for you! A dinghy (with either oars or an outboard engine), a ship-to-shore radio, mobile telephone and life jackets are on board. All the boats are government approved with fully qualified captains.
Gulet Yacht Charter
You hire a yacht for a period of time, along with its crew and other services like meals, drinks and extras like water ski, scuba diving, general water sports equipment ect., all for yourself and the number of people you‘ll bring with you - of course limited by the accomodation capacity of the yacht. If you are more crowded than the yacht‘s capacity can hold, then you might have to choose a larger vessel or order additional yachts. The crew always includes a reliable, experienced skipper and a cook good in local dishes. The menu options are usually classified as ‘standart‘, ‘lux‘ and ‘delux‘... In the Ropesail Yachting Group you‘ll find that the menus are all quite good for whatever they are classified. The yacht charter cruses follow the routes of some planned tours, ie. itineraries. However you can discuss your own itinerary, should one of the offered tours will not suit what you are looking for.