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Lagoon 500
Catamaran Cruising
Eastern Greece
And Western Turkey

Catamaran Western Turkey

The Lagoon 500 catamaran cruising eastern Greece and western Turkey
has been created by VPLP France, principal naval architects in the design of BMW Oracle's 2010 America's Cup winner USA.
Utilizing the same cutting-edge advances in naval architecture and construction materials,
the Lagoon 500's speed and seaworthiness are unequalled among cruising yachts. Under sail she is capable of delivering a superb performance, and at anchor she has all the necessary amenities to keep even the most active of charter guests entertained.

Catamaran Eastern Greece Catamaran Western Turkey

On deck the fly-bridge cockpit features 360-degree visibility
with a forward-facing bench in addition to helmsman's swivel chair,
while the lower quarterdeck leads directly from stern passerelle to salon and galley
as well as to wide side-passages accessing foredeck seating and trampoline.

Catamaran Eastern Greece Technical Specifications:

Length: 50.6 feet
Beam: 28.0 feet
Draft: 4.6 feet
Displacement: 23,400 lbs
Sail Area: 1,660 sq ft
Engines: (2) 75 hp Yanmar
Cruising Speed: 9 knots
Water Tanks: 250 gal
Fuel Tanks: 250 gal
Catamaran Eastern Greece

The Lagoon 500's pilot house/salon is a superb entertainment and dining area
with access from both quarterdeck and pontoon living spaces. Light oak appointments and laminated wood flooring enhance a panoramic-view ambience. Engine controls and electronic steering are installed at the navigation station. The galley has four-burner stove, oven, and grill, plus refrigerator and freezer.

Catamaran Eastern Greece Catamaran Western Turkey

Two pontoons house five cabins,
four with double berths and one with midships over-and-under berths, all with ensuite bathroom.
There is an additional single crew berth in one pontoon bow.

Catamaran Eastern Greece Catamaran Western Turkey

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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 catamarans and others cruising the Aegean Sea of eastern Greece and western Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the gray links immediately above. Thank You. You may be searching for the Indianapolis 500, or for the Ford 500, or for the Fiat 500, or for the Australian national card game 500, but you have found the Lagoon 500 catamaran cruising the Aegean Sea of eastern Greece and the Aegean coast of western Turkey. So stick around. Forget those car bits. The cards, too. Whether looking for cars or cards you will sooner or later be considering a holiday. So get a head start. Imagine sailing an azure sea under a gentle non-tropical sun. Imagine swimming in water so clear sea life stares back. Imagine perpetual pursuit of perfect octopus salad. Imagine exploring the crossroads of history. And do we have history! Much of it corsair history. Should you intend a holiday with family, some in the family may be quite interested in our corsair history. In the late-15th and early-16th centuries we had the Barbarossa brothers of Lesbos, Aruj and Khizr, Barbarossa not a family name but rather an appellation stemming from the auburn color of their hair. We also had the Barbarossa's blood brothers Elias and Isaac, fair but not auburn haired. All four of them were corsairs, Khizr arguably the most famous corsair of all time. Early on he was imprisoned by the Hospitaller Knights of Rhodes at St. Peters Castle in Bodrum, but he finished as Lord High Admiral of the Ottoman Navy. A few years behind the Barbarossas we had the Dragut brothers born under the walls of St. Peters Castle, the elder, Turgut, almost as famous as Khizr Barbarossa. He was still going strong at the age of 80 in spite of, or because of, four years at a Christian galley oar. The brother cruising in his company cruised in a shadow so long that no given name has come down through the pages of history. We had Jack Ward of Plymouth, Devon, who, after having his letter of reprisal against Spain and Venice yanked by the British Admiralty, fell on hard times and signed on as ships company aboard a Royal Navy brig. In 1603, however, he mutinied and stole a small sailing vessel, his passport back into corsair ranks. By 1607 he had become richer than Croesus, in large measure reflecting his capture that year in Turkey's Gulf of Antalya of a Venetian argosy loaded to the gunnels. We also had Ward's lieutenant Sampson Denball of Dartmouth who in recognition of his own exploits in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean rose to the rank of admiral in the Tunisian navy. That was before his capture by those same Hospitaller Knights who condemned him to another of those Christian galley oars. We also had Henry Mainwaring, Robert Walsingham, Peter Easton, Richard Gifford, and a score of others who in the same years prowled our sea lanes. Among those others were the Sherley brothers of Sussex, Thomas, Anthony, and Robert whose lives in The Travailes of the Three English Brothers were celebrated on stage in London in the same year Jack Ward became richer than Croesus. Most of the others mentioned were also celebrated in song and verse back home. Nor should we omit William Dawnay of Escrick Manor in Yorkshire who as a Hospitaller during the mid-fifteenth century engaged in corsair activities along the Turkish coast from Bodrum to Iskenderun. What gives, you ask!!! The Hospitallers had corsairs? Yes, they did, a corsair being any mariner with a letter of marque or letter of reprisal from a sovereign entity authorizing hostile acts against another sovereign Catamaran Western Turkeyentity, and the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, or Knights of Rhodes, was a sovereign entity. So, yes, we have history at the crossroads of history. Lots of it! Not mostly English history as the aforementioned listing might suggest, but rather history for the ages made by all of the peoples frequenting the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean. Herodotus who at Bodrum wrote the world's first history text entitled History made history in doing so. We had philosophers in large number including Thales of Miletus, followed by his student Anaximander, followed by Anaximander's student Anaximenes. Pythagoras of Samos, he of the theorem you've forgotten. Heraclitus of Ephesus, the way up is the way down. Xenophanes of Colophon, a poet, as well. All making history on our shores with the study of logic. Not least of our philosophers was Kenelm Digby of Oxford's Gloucester Hall (Worcester College), said by one observer to be not just philosopher but poet, lover, connoisseur, alchemist, duelist, and interpreter of seventeenth-century corpuscularianism, an extravagant figure (that's him at the left) in public and private life who in 1628 took several French prizes in the port of Iskenderun for which he was celebrated in verse by Ben Jonson. You say you already plan to holiday in Greece or Turkey! But at remote blue-water coves and sugar-cube encrusted islands, not at the crossroads of history. With your family. Or with a group of friends. Well then, or in either event, holiday aboard a cruising catamaran chartered in Greece or Turkey. Charter the Rolls Royce of bareboat catamarans to cruise coves and islands from Bodrum. Or from Gocek. Are you searching for Gocek in Turkey? For Rhodes or Lesbos in Greece? Well, let us tell you how to get there, and once there come aboard a Lagoon 500, charter catamarans offering unforgettable holidays sailing from these ports. Oh! Digby's corpuscularianism? It may have been the postulate that all physical bodies possess an inner and outer layer of minute corpuscles, or it may more simply have been Digby's derogatory classification for the activities of graduates of Oxford's Corpus Christi College. What was that! Come let us tell you more. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at