SKIPPERED YACHTS

Skippered charter

Skippered charter mean that the yacht is rented with a professional crew consisting of a skipper/captain who is responsible for the maneuvering of the yacht. In several cases the skipper is aided by other crew members as well. Skippered charter is normally used for larger yachts for which a skipper/captain with documented special nautical skills and experience is required.
 
Pros: The skipper is professional and fully responsible for manoeuvring the yacht, experienced, recommended by the office, knows the how, when and why by experience, understands local waters, weather conditions and culture more than anyone else, he/she will take you to the best local bars, taverns and bays, he/she will at all times take the burden of caring and assuring that both yacht and crew are safe and happy. He/she will make sure you will want to sail again with them.
 
Cons: You usually do not know your skipper before you arrive, sometimes your have to and want to; might not match, sometimes a language burrier might occur.

SKIPPERED CHARTERS refer to sailing or motor yachts under 18 meters that can accommodate 4-10 guests. The crew consists of the captain only. ? deck-hand can help yacht’ s handling if the guests are not to assist and a cook / steward  can take care of breakfasts and light meals is an add-on, upon request.  Sun Charter offers a wide range of skippered sailing holidays.  –

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Cabin charter

CABIN CHARTERS IN BIGGER VESSELS are all about separate –double- cabin rentals with full board nutrition on board bigger crewed motor-sailers with 12-20 or more double cabins. This is a “category” that mostly refers to couples, individuals or big groups that have NO or VERY LITTLE sailing experience. It is usually an all-inclusive price package – Alcoholic drinks excluded. 
 

PRIVATE FULLY CREWED YACHT CHARTERS are realised on motor yachts, motor sailers or sailing yachts all along with a captain, engineer, cook, and steward(s) including half or full board nutrition – if required. Fuel consumption is a considerable EXTRA cost.

WHAT IS A TURKISH GULET?

A gulet is an all wooden handcrafted motor sailing yacht equipped with 1 or 2 masts, built for cruising the Mediterranean Coast. GULETS were originally built and used by fishermen and sponge divers to transport their catch. Today they have been luxuriously re-designed especially for yachting holidays.

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.

What is a luxury yacht?

A luxury yacht is a crewed yacht, most often owned by the richest people in the world who enjoy the unrivalled luxury and exclusive privacy of these floating abodes. The popularity of luxury yachts continues to grow, with over 700 luxury yachts for sale currently and over 700 new yachts on order this year.

How big are luxury yachts?

When we use the term luxury yachts, we mean yachts over 24 metres. And whilst the average size of luxury yachts is around the 40 metre mark, the world’s largest yachts keep on growing: this year there is a record number of new yachts being built that surpass the 100-metre barrier, currently at 50.

The fastest luxury yacht in the world is World is not Enough, built for serial superyacht owner John Staluppi (who likes to name his yachts after bond movies). She is the only yacht to have reached 70 knots – the same speed as a cheetah running.

How popular are luxury yachts?

The popularity of luxury yachts is growing: last year the demand for yachts for sale outstripped supply. The production of new semi-custom luxury yachts is increasing, although custom builds remain popular.

Of the 734 new luxury yachts in build, just 12% are sailing yachts. Open yachts are falling out of fashion, with people favouring expedition style yachts.

Can I rent a luxury yacht?

Many people get their first taste of the ultimate opulence of yachting when they charter a luxury yacht. There are almost 350 luxury yachts listed for charter on our website, with the majority of the fleet being chartered in the Mediterranean in the summer and the Caribbean in the winter.

As you’d expect, there are fewer sailing yachts for charter with four times as many motor yachts available to rent.

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