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04-10-2012 10:04 AM
Re: Gulet

A properly rigged gulet be able to tack 110-120 degrees. The worst tacks 140-150 degrees. They are originally sailboats of the Mediterranean and motorized later. A proper gulet is seaworthy to pass the ocean.
04-10-2012 08:37 AM
Re: Gulet

Look here; 70' Bodrum Gulet for Extended Cruising ? - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
04-10-2012 01:53 AM
Re: Gulet

I was wondering if anyone out there has any more information on the seaworthyness of these gulets for ocean cruising. Are they self righting? How fast do they sail? How high do they point? Are they really motor boats with sails for aesthetics?

There seems to be very little information about these boats despite there being hundreds of them for sale?

I would appreciate your thoughts

11-02-2011 10:56 AM
frazerhalliday_za I'm in love with these vessels but keen to find out anything i can about them being any good in ocean crossings. I plan to sail round the world and the ultimate dream would be to do it in one of these rather than a production vessel.

Has anyone managed to find out any further information?
05-29-2009 01:45 PM
celenoglu Gulets are really good boats and a good gulet (not the ones charter) can easily pass the oceans. If anybody is interested to buy one I ill tryt to help. Some new gulets are manufactured from steel and they are exported to different parts of the world.
05-29-2009 01:25 PM
Guletcruise so what,

hopefully this was enough time to find out
05-29-2009 01:23 PM
Guletcruise Hello All,

what an interesting conversation. Any result? Anyone tried to cross the atlantic in the meantime with a gulet?
Mediterrean Sea-canary islands, this will be the easy part by harbour hopping/motoring.
Canary islands - Trinidad & Tobago with the trade winds during oct. to dec. = ok, i.e. possible.
It all depends what type of gulet, where you bought the boat and the money you spend.
- Cheap thing no good, good thing no cheap -.

Any question, please contact us -

VJ's Gulet Cruise
Vickyann & Juergen
T&T/Dubai - UAE
07-13-2008 02:46 PM
Old thread


You were responding to a September 2006 posting.

07-12-2008 09:28 PM
Gulets,....I get it!

I am in the same boat! Sorry about the feeble stab at for the humor but I couldn't resist. I am looking to buy a 18 meter Gulet Ketch and there are quite a few on the market in Turkey, Croatia, Cyprus and throughout the Med. For what I could get stateside in California it makes a lot of sense and I seen at least one in the Marina Del Rey Harbor. I heard of a guy out of La Paz BCS, Mexico using them traditionally as charter vessels too. To the question of their ability to cross the Atlantic or Pacific safely depends on a lot of things as you know. Mainly when you leave. I searched for others who have crossed the Atlantic and heard of a 22 meter crossing to New York. You can find Gulets usually have full keels and are safely crossing the Med and the Sea of Cortez which is at times a harsh sailing environment. Personally my family plans to cruise from California, to Mexico, South America, through Panama, to the Carribean and either make a shot to Bermuda, then Azores, Gibraltar then to the Med. The other option is to ship the Gulet across the Atlantic it indeed I find the Gulet too risky for my family. We will be leaving in 2012 when the young one can walk and talk. I will continue to investigate this and if you find some information please let me know. I do agree however, bang for your buck as well as comfort start becoming more important as we et a little older and the Gulet seems like a good idea. When your done cruising you can charter it out too. It would make a great live aboard if gutted and reconfigured from 4 or 6 cabins to 3. This I have heard can be done easily. Please keep me informed of you get any info on blue water cruising with a Gulet.
09-02-2006 12:12 PM
Pennysail My Mum was a member of the Woodcraft and taught me to sing the Internationale..................
How about epoxy on wood?Any experiences would be appreciated.
'Arise ye starvelings from your slumbers.....etc.@
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