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Crewed Yacht
Trippin
Sailing
Greece And Turkey

Crewed Yacht Sailing Turkey

Trippin is an epoxy-laminated mahogany-interior teak-decked tirhandil
or double-ended caique built in Bodrum, Turkey, by master craftsmen. She is ketch-rigged and sails well with a crew of three. Below deck each of four guest cabins has a double bed, is air-conditioned, and is adjoined by its own ensuite bathroom.

Crewed Yacht Sailing Turkey

Crewed Yacht Sailing Greece

Specifications:

Year Built: 2007
Length: 66 ft
Beam: 21 ft
Draft: 8 ft
Engine: 265 hp Volvo Penta
Generator: 220v 13kva Kohler
Water Tanks: 520 gal
Fuel Tanks: 400 gal
Sail Area: 2,580 sq ft
Cruising Speed: 10 knots

Crewed Yacht Sailing Greece

Equipment:

Kayak, Wind Surfer
Sun Mats
Stereo Music System
Television w/DVD Player
Speedboat w/60 hp Outboard
Water Skies
Snorkeling Equipment
Water Maker
Fully Equipped Galley
Deep Freeze, Ice Maker

Crewed Yacht Sailing Turkey

Crewed Yacht Sailing Greece

Crewed Yacht Sailing Turkey


Crewed Yacht Sailing Turkey

Crewed Yacht Sailing Greece

Crewed Yacht Sailing 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 crewed yachts sailing Greece and Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the gray links immediately above. Thank You. You must be searching for a crewed yacht sailing Greece or Turkey. Alternatively you might be searching for MTV's 2005 production entitled Trippin, a documentary series on the environment hosted by Cameron Diaz. If the latter, you have found a related web page as the yacht here featured is environment-friendly, using advanced technology to make its own fresh water and to recycle its own waste. In either event or neither you should read on because you have come upon a sailing tirhandil offering a holiday not to be forgotten. Most web surfers have never heard of tirhandils even though the Turkish tirhandil is directly descended from the Greek caique. They are both double-enders having pointed sterns as well as pointed bows, the pointed stern more sea-kindly in a short sea such as the Greek Aegean. So, you have found a crewed yacht sailing Greece and Turkey in comfort. You may already be dreaming of island-hopping across the Greek Aegean. Of island-hopping from sugar-cube encrusted Mykonos to sugar-cube encrusted Paros. Of island-hopping from the mid-Aegean Cyclades to the eastern Aegean Dodecanese and Sporades. You can do these things in comfort aboard an environment-friendly tirhandil called Trippin. You can also sail the Aegean coast of Turkey, a part of the Blue Cruise which continues along that country's eastern Mediterranean coast. Were you thinking all along of a Blue Cruise along the Turkish coast? One meandering from pine-encircled clear-water cove to pine-encircled clear-water cove? Or are you now hoping to do both Greece and Turkey on a single holiday? Or on your honeymoon? Well, both can be done! You may do both aboard Trippin. You might begin in Bodrum, Trippin's home port not far from the birthplace of Turgut Crewed Yacht Sailing TurkeyReis, one of Turkey's more famous sea captains, later an Ottoman admiral and Emir of Tripoli. Son of a Greek mother and a father of unidentified pedigree, and known in the west as Dragut, fair-haired Turgut was born in 1485 almost under the walls of Bodrum's Saint Peters Castle, the formidable redoubt depicted at left and still standing, built and then manned by the equally formidable Latin Christian Knights Hospitaller or Knights of Rhodes. Similarly, he was born within sight of Hospitaller-occupied Kos a few miles distant. Like most orthodox Greeks he would have been raised to despise Latins as Fourth Crusade despoilers of Constantinople and uninvited occupiers of Greek Aegean islands. In 1497 at the age of 12 he joined the Ottoman military. As the Ottoman standing army was then composed entirely of conscripted Christians, and as it is unlikely Ottoman conscriptors conscripted under the noses of the Hospitallers, it is thought Turgut's peasant mother took him to Ottoman authorities in search of a better life. And if measured in fame and fortune, it was a better life he found. As with other conscripts, Turgut received a first-class education likely including a stint in Constantinople's artillery school at Tophane in Galata. Sometime in 1503 or 1504 Turgut's janissary company of gunnery experts was deployed to Egypt then threatened by Persian expansion, but soon many of his compatriots including the bolukbasi or company commander fell victim to the plague. Turgut migrated to Alexandria where his gunnery proficiency brought him to the attention of Sinan of Smyrna and Acsac Reis. Both were master mariners occasionally in the employ of Mamluk Sultan Qansuh ruling both Syria and Egypt as well as occasionally in service to Ottoman Prince Korkut, governor of Antalya Province. With Sinan and Acsac, Turgut sailed the coast of Turkey, cruising from the Aegean to the eastern Mediterranean and back in search Crewed Yacht Sailing Greeceof the means to a better life. You might do the same, cruise for a better life, sailing from Bodrum to Knidos to Datca and then jumping off to the Greek island of Simi. From Simi you might continue on to Rhodes, the Greek island once controlled by Hospitaller Knights who there constructed the grand fortifications which today surround Rhodes Town. And who were often encountered by Turgut in his search for a better life. You might do this on your honeymoon. Or you might retrace Cleopatra's own honeymoon route along the coast of Turkey and among Greek Dodecanese islands en route to Actium. It's not a honeymoon, you say. Well, you might like to have an intimate holiday in any event. You might like to have an intimate holiday aboard a crewed yacht sailing the Turquoise Coast of Turkey, jumping off to the occasional Greek island. As you may already realize, Turgut was a corsair. Later in the 1520's he was one of the younger Barbarossa brother's corsair sea captains, and in 1538 still under the younger Barbarossa he was an Ottoman squadron commander at the Battle of Preveza. By then he had been joined by his own brother also seeking a better life. A part of the opposing Holy League armada commanded by Andrea Doria was a squadron of galleys belonging to those same Hospitallers, lifelong foes who in 1530 had relocated to Malta where they became and are known today as the Knights of Malta. Both Turgut and his brother were to lose their lives at Malta, the brother during Turgut's unsuccessful 1544 raid on Gozo and he at age 80 during the Ottoman's unsuccessful 1565 siege of Malta's big island. That latter year, 1565, Pieter Breugel engraved the foregoing print of two oared corsair galliots such as those commanded by Dragut nipping at the quarters of a heavily-armed galleon. Should you sail north from Bodrum rather than east you might eventually come to Lesbos. Lesbos was the birthplace of Kheir-ed-Din, the younger Barbarossa, another son of a Greek mother, Katerina was her name, and of a Greek or Albanian father retired from Sultan Mehmet's janissary corps. Kheir-ed-Din was a ladies man, among other characteristics. He attempted in 1535 to kidnap Giulia Gonzaga then known as the most beautiful woman in Italy. He failed only because she escaped bare on a barebacked stallion in the middle of the night. In his sixties Kheir-ed-Din did kidnap and wed another Italian beauty, Flavia Gaetani. Following the wedding they honeymooned through the Greek Aegean. Well, we can put you aboard a crewed tirhandil for the holiday or honeymoon of a lifetime. We can put you aboard a double-ended tirhandil with an experienced crew able to show you Turgut's paths up and down the coast of Turkey, able to show you Barbarossa's routes through the Greek Aegean from Lesbos to Mykonos and Paros, and able to show you Cleopatra's honeymoon route from Kos to Actium, later known as Preveza. Trippin, a superb crewed yacht sailing Greece and Turkey at the crossroads of history. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at blcryacht@aol.com