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Broadblue 385
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Chartering Turkey
And Greece

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Broadblue 385 catamarans chartering Turkey and Greece
ride at speed in almost any wind. With 868 square feet of sail area speeds of eight knots in moderate air are easily attained. The cockpit provides a secure lounging area close to the helm as well as an outdoor dining area with seating for six or more. Salon furnishings are finely joined and the whole exquisitely appointed. Two double bed cabins aft and a third forward are as roomy as catamarans get, and each cabin is ventilated with two forward-facing overhead hatches. Twin engines are installed in aft holds separated from the cabins.
The Broadblue 385 can easily be sailed by a single person.

Technical Specifications

Length Over All: 38.7 ft
Beam: 19.6 ft
Draft: 3.4 ft
Displacement: 15.876 lbs
Sail Area: 868 sq ft
Engines: (2) 20 hp Volvos
Water Tanks: 250 gal
Fuel Tanks: 132 gal

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Equipment

Lazy-Jack Main
Furling Headsail
Fixed Bimini Top
Autopilot, GPS
Electric Windlass
VHF Radio-Telephone
CD Stereo Music System
Dingy w/Outboard


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Dear Homo Sapiens, There is no need to continue reading this page. What follows is intended for search engine robots and spiders and not necessarily for human beings. Further information concerning bareboat catamarans chartering Turkey and Greece may be obtained by clicking on the gray links immediately above. Thank You. You must be searching for catamarans chartering Turkey or Greece. Unless, of course, you are searching for something broad and blue, maybe the Aegean Sea. If the Aegean, you've found a related web page dealing with Broadblue catamarans chartering Turkey and Greece, that is, chartering the Turkish and Greek Aegean. Broadblue is a type of catamaran assembled in Portsmouth, England, by Broadblue Catamarans. One of the company's products from the drawing boards of Simon Davidson and Robert Underwood, the Broadblue 385 is ideal for family cruising in the Aegean. And family cruising in the Aegean is an ideal way to bone up on history and geography. That's because the Aegean is the crossroads of history. Fun crossroads. That's right, Turkey and Greece are situated at the fun crossroads of history. You might be considering a family sailing holiday with school-age children. What better than a holiday on a broad blue sea at the fun crossroads of history. What better than an opportunity to fill in school system omissions. Not merely history and geography omissions, but physics omissions, as well. That's right. Physics. The physics of sailing, lift and vacuum, speed and drag. A multi-hull charter sailing the southwest coast of Turkey. A catamaran charter ghosting from pine-shrouded cove to pine-shrouded cove. Or a bareboat catamaran charter in Greece. A stable catamaran on which to ride the Meltemi from remote Greek island to remote Greek island. A Broadblue catamaran aboard which to poke into coves Charter Catamarans Greecesurrounded by blue-shuttered bleached-white dwellings. Or surrounded by nothing at all. Or a bareboat charter catamaran sailing both Turkey and Greece. Perhaps sailing in the wakes of the brothers Shirley who during the turn of the 17th Century crisscrossed the crossroads of history. Their wakes were dramatized for the English stage in 1607 as The Travailes of the Three English Brothers, "Travailes" perhaps the English word for "Travels," perhaps the Middle English word for "Travails" or "Torments." The brothers were the sons of Sir Thomas Shirley of Wiston in Sussex, a member of Parliament and sometime Treasurer-At-War for Queen Elizabeth I. In the latter capacity he
(s)peculated with the Queen's money and retired with a large IOU. The first born of three sons and six sisters was Thomas Shirley the younger. Educated at Hart Hall, Oxford, this Shirley served with the British Army in the Low Countries and in Ireland, for which he was knighted in 1589 and after which was made an attendant to the queen at Hampton Court. There he met and secretly married Frances Vavasor, maid of honor to the Queen. For that transgression he spent 14 weeks in the Tower of London. Irrespective of Tower time the younger Sir Thomas Shirley was subsequently chosen a member of Parliament representing the East Sussex town of Hastings, famous for its 1066 battle between Normans and Saxons. All the while he was unsuccessfully seeking to repay his father's considerable debts. While an MP he in 1601 outfitted three privateers, one a three-masted square-rigged bretone of 900 tons mounting 34 guns called Dragon which he commanded himself. Late the following year he appeared before Ferdinand di Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, from whom he obtained letters of marque authorizing his ships to wage corsair war on all things Turkish. Immediately confusing his flags, Shirley captured two Charter Catamarans GreeceFlemish and a Venetian merchantman, thus incurring the Grand Duke's wrath and occasioning departure of the two accompanying privateers. Worse, he was captured in turn while raiding the Aegean island of Kythnos, was charged with piracy, and was taken in chains to Constantinople. Thus this Shirley became the first member of the British Parliament to occupy an Ottoman dungeon. The second born Shirley was Anthony (depicted above), also of Hart Hall, Oxford. Knighted by Henry IV of France for military service in that country, Sir Anthony Shirley incurred his own sovereign's displeasure: "I will not have my sheep marked with a strange brand nor suffer them to follow the pipe of a strange shepherd." He was imprisoned in a Royal Navy brig. With intervention of the Earl of Essex, a cousin by marriage, he was released and dispatched in 1598 to the court of the Persian Emperor Abbas The Great. Accompanied by his teenage brother Robert (depicted at left), he sailed across the Aegean and along the southern coast of Turkey to Alexandretta (Iskenderun), and from there traveled by camel to the royal court at Qazvin. Anthony's assignment was to establish commercial relations with the Persian Empire, but while there he entered into an agreement with the shah to train the shah's army in the use of artillery. Robert, though, did the work, teaching his hosts gunnery principles recently developed in the west, principles then used by he and the Persians to thrash the Ottomans at the Battle of Yerevan in 1605. "The mighty Ottoman, terror of the Christian world, quaketh of a Shirley fever." Anthony, made a prince of the Persian Empire, had earlier returned to Europe as Persian ambassador seeking alliances against the Ottomans, but for reasons of being a French knight and a Persian prince was not permitted to return to Britain. Rather, he was imprisoned in Venice for pretending to Venetian credentials, and so became the first Persian prince to occupy a Venetian dungeon. Released in 1605 he made his way to Madrid where he received a commission as Captain-General Of The Levant Seas from Philip III, King of Spain and Portugal. As commander of a Spanish armada said to number more than 250 vessels he entered the Aegean in 1608 with intent to besiege the island of Lesbos, but instead diddled and dawdled in contrary winds until the coming of autumn forced his return to Spain. Relieved of his commission upon arrival, he passed the rest of his life out of favor and impoverished in Madrid. Robert Shirley had meanwhile been dispatched by Shah Abbas on a similar mission to Europe, taking with him his Circassian bride. Reflecting Persian success at Yerevan, Robert was well received at the court of Rudolph II where in 1609 he was made count palatine and knight of the Holy Roman Empire. Thus he became the third son of Sir Thomas Shirley the elder to be knighted, each by different royalty. But upon his arrival in Britain his ambassadorial credentials were questioned and he was forced to return to Persia where he barely avoided assassination, ending his days in ill health and out of favor. After 35 months in Ottoman dungeons Thomas the younger had also returned to Britain where he was slapped into the Tower of London at behest of the Venetian ambassador for having taken the Venetian merchantman three years earlier. Later released he was in 1612 on the final leg of his journey from court to courthouse jailed a fourth time, on this occasion as a primogeniture debtor, that is, inheritor of his father's debts. And so concluded the improbable saga of the brothers Shirley, early adventurers in what became a George Gordon-Ranulph Fiennes tradition. Join us for another chapter in history at the crossroads of history. For another chapter or for superb Broadblue bareboat charter catamarans sailing Greece and Turkey, contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at blcryacht@aol.com