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Oceanis 54
Bareboat Charter Holiday
Turkey And Greece

Charter Holiday Turkey

This superb bareboat on holiday charter in Turkey and Greece
is one of the new generation of Oceanis yachts to recently come off the drawing boards of naval architects Jean Berret and Olivier Racoupeau. Exciting on the go with more than 1,500 square feet of sail, she is also easy to handle, while wide solarium area, elegant teak deck, and large cockpit seating twelve provide an aesthetic and accommodating topside ensemble. With interior by Nauta Design she offers exceptional comfort below deck with lots of natural light. Four double cabins share three bathrooms. There is in addition a separate crew cabin with bathroom should charter guests wish to hire a skipper or bring a fifth couple.

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Length: 54.8 ft
Beam: 16.1 ft
Draft: 7.5 ft
Displacement: 31,790 lbs
Engine: 110 hp Yanmar
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Water Tanks: 255 gal
Fuel Tanks: 125 gal

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Classic Mainsail
Furling Genoa
Bimini Top
GPS and Auto Pilot
Electric Windlass
CD Player
Bow Thruster
Tender with Outboard

Charter Holiday Turkey

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Archaeology and history which doesn't quit? Such as found along the Turkish coast? Could you be looking for a bareboat charter yacht with accommodations for as many as ten? Ten including children in need of instruction in history and archaeology? Could you or they be dreaming of a sleek new bareboat on which to cruise Turkey's ancient Lycia? Homer's ancient Lycia? As did Lycia's own Payava? The Classical Period warrior-aristocrat whose tomb was in 1843 removed by Charles Fellows from Xanthos to the British Museum in London? And who plied these coastal waters in 130-foot triremes propelled by 85 oars to a side. Or could your dream be to sail Francis Beaufort's 1811-12 track along both the Lycian and neighboring Carian coasts? The Beaufort of wind and sea-scale fame who surveyed these coasts aboard HMS Fredericksteen, a 32-gun frigate taken from Denmark during the Napoleonic Wars. Would you like to do this while on holiday? Would you like to have a family-and-friends holiday aboard a Charter Holiday Turkeysloop-rigged sailing yacht cruising the shores of Turkey as did Payava and Beaufort? Shores frequently referred to as the Turquoise Coast? Or would you prefer to charter holiday in Greece? To cruise among Greek islands? As did both Payava and Beaufort. While Payava and Beaufort had more mundane matters on their minds, you might be dreaming of harbor towns at the foot of steep slopes and of octopus in vinegar and native olive oil, of Greek blue-and-white sugar cubes, of potted geraniums and of climbing bougainvillea. Of white-washed grouting between paving stones. Of the azure sea separating remote Aegean islands. Or you and your children might be curious about the Hospitaller Knights of St. John of Jerusalem who occupied eastern Aegean islands during the 14th and 15th centuries when known as the Knights of Rhodes. Or about the same knights when later known as the Knights of Malta, an organization the purpose of which was not only to tend to ill and injured but also to destroy all things Islamic, particularly Ottoman shipping along the coasts of Lycia and Caria and among these same Aegean islands. How many students of history are familiar with the saga of Vincenzo Anastagi? A Knight of Malta who cruised the Aegean in the years 1563 and 1564? Any other than El Greco, the Spanish immigrant from Aegean Crete? Born of noble lineage at Perugia in 1531, Anastagi (El Greco's portrait at left) was knighted in Malta at a relatively late thirty-two years of age. He was immediately assigned to the Order's galley flotilla, and during the second year of galley duty was sailing in company with Mathurin d'Aux de Lescout-Romegas when Romegas captured in the Aegean an Ottoman sultana bound from Constantinople to Venice. Lost in the action was the Chief Black Eunuch of the sultan's harem as well as 80,000 gold ducats and other valuables. The aged wet nurse for Sultan Suleiman's grown daughter Mihrimah was taken prisoner and died in captivity. This incident is said to have been the last straw precipitating Suleiman's 1565 siege of Malta at which Romegas was distinguished by his valor. Even more distinguished was Vincenzo Anastagi, and it was his heroics during the siege which likely brought him to the attention of El Greco. The Ottoman siege of Malta began in May of 1565 and endured nearly four months before its end. Some thirty thousand Turks were put ashore and took up positions encircling the three fortresses guarding the natural harbor now known as Valletta, re-named for defending Grand Master Jean Parisot de la Valette. Defending the fortresses were about 500 Hospitallers and some 7,000 others including citizenry. The walled town of Mdina situated behind Turkish lines was considered insignificant and was ignored by the Ottomans. Within those walls, however, were a handful of determined knights and other able cavalrymen. One of their leaders was Vincenzo Anastagi. Each night Anastagi would lead a party numbering 60 or 70 cavalrymen through one of Mdina's gates to harass Turkish logistics supporting the siege, quite often with notable success. Following the fall of the first knight fortress the siege of the remaining two became intense with continuous bombardment and sappers under the walls. During the major Turkish assault early in August, when the knights seemed lost, Vincenzo Anastagi with perhaps one hundred others set upon the undefended Turkish rear, killing and burning as they passed. Made aware of slaughter in their camps the Turks abandoned what very well might have been victory and turned upon a handful of the enemy already safely back behind the walls of Mdina. 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In Gocek or elsewhere we can put you aboard a sailing yacht for the cruise of a lifetime. We can put you aboard an Oceanis 54 for a holiday not to be forgotten. We can put you aboard a charter yacht and show you the tracks of Anastagi, Payava, and Beaufort along the coast of Turkey and among Greek islands. An Oceanis 54 on holiday charter in Turkey and Greece. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at