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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.
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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?
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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

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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.
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You should consider to charter a gulet beacouse living on board is not simple as it looks, lot of job about maintaining, painting, port taxes... If you are interested about charter gulet in Croatia i can really recommend GuletHoliday - company with lots of experience about yachting, i booked a gulet with them last summer.
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Re: Gulet

Having owned and professionally captained classic (pre-1930s) wooden sailboats and more modern ones, I feel I can speak with some authority about them.
The Turkish and Eastern Med built Gulets (a bastardization of the French word for schooner) were (are?) built for a specific industry in the Eastern Med. They were not designed nor built as ocean crossing vessels, however that said, the weather in the area they primarily operate can be extreme and equally as dangerous as an ocean crossing.
Untold numbers of folks have sailed all kinds of boats across oceans, yes even Beneteaus (though why you would say they were trashed after an ocean crossing is beyond me, as a great many have circumnavigated under the captaining of some pretty inexperienced and unknowledgeable people without problems or being trashed); ask Mark on Sea Life (not to imply he is inexperienced and unknowledgeable, only someone who has circumnavigated on a Beneteau).

What these Gulets will not survive well is the tropics! I know ow a few that have crossed the Atlantic and have ended up for sale in Fla, where they usually die a rather ignoble death from the heat and rain.

If your intention is to purchase one for use in the Med and/or northern Europe, it will probably be, as you said, a comfortable liveaboard, though an extremely high maintenance one. It might behoove you to find someone who knows a great deal about wooden boats to give you a quick run down about things like caulking, structural dry rot, hogging and a few of the other problems unique to wooden boats.

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