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Grand Soleil 45
Bareboat Rentals
Sailing
Greece And Turkey

Grand Soleil Bareboat Rentals Greece

Designed by German Frers
this exceptionally comfortable and fast charter yacht sailing Greece and Turkey
has the quality of construction associated with Cantiere del Pardo, Italy's premier boat yard.
From hand lay-up of the hull along pure lines, and selection of the finest in equipment and systems,
to tasteful and functional living appointments, the Grand Soleil 45 is a yacht for all seasons.

Technical Specifications:

Length: 45.6 ft
Beam: 15.2 ft
Draft: 7.5 ft
Sail Area: 1,291 sq ft
Engine: 56 hp Yanmar
Water Tanks: 105 gal
Fuel Tanks: 60 gal

Equipment:

Furling Headsail, Lazy-Jack Main
Autopilot, GPS, Bimini Top, Electric Windlass
VHF Radio, CD Stereo Music System
Fully Equipped Galley, Deep Freeze
Dingy w/Outboard

Grand Soleil Bareboat Rentals Turkey


Grand Soleil Bareboat Rentals Turkey

Grand Soleil Bareboat Rentals Greece

Grand Soleil Bareboat Rentals Turkey

Grand Soleil Bareboat Rentals Turkey

Grand Soleil Bareboat Rentals Greece

Grand Soleil Bareboat Rentals Greece

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This page last updated 06/29/2015

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 Grand Soleil bareboat rentals in Greece and Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the gray links immediately above. Thank You. Could you be searching for Le Roi Soleil? Louis XIV? The Sun King whom many consider father of the French Navy? Or for Pierre Le Grand, the French privateer who created Tortuga's place in history? Or for the other Pierre Le Grand known to most as Peter the Great whom many consider father of the Russian Navy. Or for Frere Bernardin, a Cistercian monk, according to some, and Hospitaller Knight of Rhodes called Le Grand Corsaire? Or could you be searching for anything at all French? Well, you've found the Grand Soleil 45, a sailing yacht with a French name designed by an Argentine some believe German and built in Italy. What's more, you've found Grand Soleil bareboat rentals sailing Greece and Turkey, not France. Have you considered a holiday in Turkey? Have you thought of a bareboat rental sailing Turkey's Turquoise Coast? Where the sea really is turquoise? Have you thought of cruising from one quaint seaside town with bazaar to another seaside town, rustic without bazaar? Or have you dreamed of a bareboat rental sailing Greece? Of cruising from oneGrand Soleil Bareboat Rentals Turkey sugar-cube encrusted Aegean island to the next? Of climbing to one Aegean acropolis and then to the next Aegean acropolis? Under trellised bougainvillea? Or might a bareboat rental sailing both Greece and Turkey capture your imagination? How about turning imagination into reality aboard a bareboat rental with group-of-friends accommodations. With room for you two and two more like-minded couples. How about chartering a Grand Soleil bareboat to cruise Turkey's ancient Lycia, home to many of Homer's Trojan heroes. Or to sail Cleopatra's Route along the coast of neighboring Caria and among Greek Dodecanese islands, the route she took in 32 BC with four treasure barges, several hundred war galleys, and Marc Antony in tow. While you enjoy those isolated coves and sugar-cube encrusted islands. What better is on your agenda! Not much! Well, why not idle under the sun in the wake of that Cistercian monk, such monks also called Bernardines after Saint Bernard. How many people do you know who have idled in the wake of a Cistercian monk. None at all! Well, be the first. A Gascon by birth, some say, Frere Bernardin early in life took to the cloth, swearing abstinence and chastity at a Hospitaller priory near Genoa. But also early in life this man of the cloth took to the sea with a corsair letter of marque from French King Charles VIII, a letter of marque successively renewed by Louis XII and Francis I. But for a brief spell as General of the (Oared) Galleys of France, this some-time man-of-the-cloth and full-time Hospitaller was with or without tonsure also a full-time corsair. Surely some in your party would be curious about a seagoing monk, maybe everyone in your party. Beginning his time at sea aboard an oared brigantine, by 1495 Frere Bernardin had command of an oared galliot, and by 1499's Battle of Zonchio off the Greek Peloponnesus, during which French and Hospitaller units appeared in support of Venice at war with the Ottoman Empire, he had command of a war galley. Two years later as father-confessor to Philippe de Ravenstein he led a French assault on the Ottoman-occupied Aegean island of Lesbos "with a pike in one hand and a sword in the other." But it was as owner in command of the galleon La Brava that Frere Bernardin earned the appellation Le Grand Corsaire. With his galleon (modestly smaller than that depicted) and a squadron of six war galleys this man of the cloth had acquired with proceeds of prizes taken at sea, Frere Bernardin became the scourge of Spain, Spanish Italy, England, North Africa, and even his erstwhile ally Venice, not to mention the Ottoman Empire. Naming his galleys Saint Francois, Saint Pierre, and for others canonized, he took his flotilla along the southern coast of Asia Minor in 1510 all the way to Venetian Cyprus, there becoming a holy terror. While Louis XII professed ignorance of him as late as 1512, writing, "There is someone called Frere Bernardin of the Order of Saint John of Rhodes who has put to sea, and looted and despoiled the entire world, and flies my flag to better cloak his misdeeds," the French king one year later made this unknown the first Baron of Baux in Provence, now an hereditary title presently held by the Grimaldis of Monaco. Having firmly established himself in his baronial manner (sic), Bernardin de Baux brought his flotilla to the defense of Rhodes in 1518 when an Ottoman assault appeared imminent, and again in 1521 for the same reason. There is more to the saga of this monk of the sea. Surely you would like to hear of it, or certainly to holiday aboard a charter yacht cruising from one idyllic historical locale to another, from the south coast of Asia Minor to Rhodes to Lesbos across the Aegean to the Peloponnesus. Who wouldn't! Starting in Gocek. Are you searching for Gocek in Turkey? Well, it is in the NW corner of the Gulf of Fethiye 42 nautical miles ENE of Rhodes Town and 15 road miles from its own international airport at Dalaman (DLM). There or elsewhere we can put you aboard a charter yacht for the cruise of a lifetime. We can put you aboard a bareboat rental and point you toward the flat sailing waters of the Gulfs of Gocek and Fethiye, show you the coast of Lycia where Homer's Sarpedon and Glaucus made their seaside homes, show you Cleopatra's Route up the coast of Turkey and among Greek islands, and steer you toward the wakes of Bernardin de Baux, Le Grand Corsaire. A superb Grand Soleil 45 available for bareboat rental sailing Greece and Turkey. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at blcryacht@aol.com