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Dulcinea
Cruising Turkey's
Turquoise Coast

Charter Gulet Cruising Turkey

Dulcinea is a custom 86-foot cruising yacht
built of choice hard woods in Bodrum, Turkey, to the order of a New York owner. She boasts two master cabins forward and aft as well as one double and two twin cabins, each having its own bathroom and shower. The pilot house salon adjoins an ample quarterdeck ideal for alfresco dining, while
foredeck seating and cabin-top sun mattresses also accommodate guests.

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Technical Specifications:

Year Built: 2000
Length: 86 ft
Beam: 22 ft
Draft: 8 ft
Furling Sails: four
Engines: 360 hp MAN
Generators: (2) each 32 kva
Water: 2,100 gal
Fuel: 1,050 gal
Cruising Speed: 10 knots

Charter Gulet Cruising Turkey

Equipment:

Awnings
GPS & Auto-Pilot
Electric Windlass
Marine Air Conditioners
Tender with Outboard
VHF & Intl Telephones
Satellite Television & DVD Library
CD Music System
Wireless Internet

Charter Gulet Cruising Turkey

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This page last updated 11/10/2016

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 charter gulets cruising Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the gray links immediately above. Thank You. You may be surfing the internet in search of a charter gulet, the first two words of this web page's title. If so, you're in luck, this page certainly deals with a charter gulet, as the title affirms. Or you may simply wish to cruise Turkey's Turquoise Coast. If so, you've again been directed to an appropriate web page as the charter gulet here described cruises the Turquoise Coast at the crossroads of history. Alternatively, you may be searching for Aldonza Lorenzo, better known as Dulcinea, Dulcinea of El Toboso, the love of Don Quixote's other world. If so, we might be of some assistance as the charter gulet Dulcinea can be as lovingly gentle as the Maid of La Mancha with whom Quixote was preoccupied. That's her, the real thing, depicted to the left. There is some chance you may also be in search of information concerning Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the soldier of fortune who wrote of the Maid of La Mancha. If so, you've hit the jackpot! This web page deals with all of these Charter Gulet Cruising Turkeymatters, most importantly with cruising the Turquoise Coast, the cove-indented, pine-clad, coast of Turkey stretching between Bodrum and Antalya, a coast where the sea really does take on the turquoise color we have in our title box at the head of this page, particularly off Patara Beach near Kalkan and off the beach at Olympos in the Gulf of Antalya. But this page necessarily also deals with cruising the crossroads of history, as with the archaeological evidence of history at Patara and Olympos and elsewhere. It was here on the coast of Asia Minor, moreover, that Herodotus wrote the first history text entitled Histories, here at Dulcinea's homeport of Bodrum that history was invented, and here that much of history played out. Could you be thinking of a gulet cruising the crossroads of history? In Turkish waters? Could you be thinking of a charter gulet cruising between isolated pine-fringed coves along the Turquoise Coast of Turkey? How about doing these things aboard a crewed charter gulet with accommodations for five guest couples and four crew including a chef preparing haute cuisine. Perhaps chartering such a gulet to cruise Cervantes' routes along the crossroads of history. While you holiday. It was at Lepanto, now known as Navpaktos, that the Holy League fleet of Don Juan of Austria in October 1571 came up against the Ottoman fleet of Muezzinzade Ali Pasa in the bloodiest of all naval engagements before or since. On one side were arrayed 208 Holy League galleys, galleasses, and additional vessels, and on the other side there were 251 Ottoman galleys and smaller vessels. These 459 vessels were manned by 141,000 sailors, marines, and oarsmen. Forty thousand of them lost their lives, the single most deadly toll in the history of naval warfare. In this engagement both fleets were largely comprised of oared war galleys, most about 137 feet in length and displacing about 140 tons. These were galleys packed not so much with artillery as with soldiers and marines and, overwhelmingly, with oarsmen, Christian oarsmen on the Ottoman side chained to their benches, Christian convicts on the Holy League side promised their freedom in return for combat. What has this to do with Cervantes, you ask! One of these galleys was La Marchesa, the personal property of Gian Andrea Doria, great-nephew of the famous Andrea Doria, and on board was Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Born in 1547, Cervantes had fled his native Spain following a street brawl in which one of the participants had been killed. Arriving in Spanish Naples at the age of 22 Cervantes soon enlisted in a local detachment of marines which in 1571 was assigned to Doria's La Marchesa then lying at Genoa. Doria commanded the Spanish contingent in the Holy League fleet and brought with him his own galley squadron. La Marchesa was assigned to the Holy League left wing as the two fleets collided, a left wing very nearly enveloped by the Turkish right under Mehmet Scirocco. The fighting was hand-to-hand and furious. Seriously ill at the time, Cervantes rose from his sick bed to command the detachment of marines and inspired oarsmenCharter Gulet Cruising Turkey fighting in the ship's waist. While the sea ran red with blood almost evident in the painting at right, Cervantes took two arquebus rounds in his chest and a third in his left hand, crippled for life, but held his post. He survived this the most deadly naval battle in history, and armed Christian convicts likely swung the tide, more than doubling the number of Christian combatants. Four years later Cervantes and his brother Rodrigo were captured en route to Spain aboard the Spanish galley El Sol in the Gulf of Lyon. The captor, Ali Memi, was an Ottoman veteran of Lepanto. Taken to Algiers, Miguel de Cervantes was held for the extraordinary sum of five hundred silver escudos in ransom, not because of literary fame yet to be earned but because he possessed a letter in Don Juan's hand commending him to the Spanish court. The ransom was five long years in coming. What about Dulcinea, you ask? Dulcinea's nom de guerre was Maria la Bailadora, a flamenco dancer stowed away aboard Don Juan's flagship El Real. With arquebus in hand, she is said to have been first to board the enemy flagship. Yes, cruise the crossroads of history aboard the charter gulet Dulcinea. Cruise leisurely from one idyllic locale to another idyllic locale while you holiday with friends and family. Perhaps cruise all the way to Navpaktos where the depths still harbor evidence of 1571's titanic clash. Take with you a copy of Don Quixote de La Mancha, the Man of La Mancha. Look for references to war, or for inferences about war. Let literature enlighten history. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at blcryacht@aol.com