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Oceanis 37
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Sailing
Greece and Turkey

Oceanis Sailing Greece

Designed by France's Groupe Finot with interior by Nauta,
the three elements that make the Beneteau Oceanis 37 unique when compared to other yachts of similar size are clean and elegant lines yielding a high-performance hull, a cruising cockpit that does not want for space or ease of handling, and an interior of light and style. These are attributes for which those previously chartering bare boats in Greece and Turkey have been looking. Fast under sail with a long water line, and appointed with a pleasant and seductive interior, the Oceanis 37 is a fine family charter yacht. There are two versions, one with two private cabins and the other with three.

Oceanis Sailing Turkey

Technical Specifications:

Length: 37.7 ft
Beam: 12.8 ft
Draft: 4.6 ft
Sail Area: 621 sq ft
Engine: 30 hp
Displacement: 14,000 lbs
Water Tanks: 95 gals
Fuel Tanks: 34 gals

Equipment:

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

Oceanis Sailing Greece

Oceanis Sailing Greece

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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 Oceanis bare boats sailing Greece and Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the gray links immediately above. Thank You. Are you searching for a bare boat on which to sail Turkey or Greece? Could you even be thinking of a Beneteau Oceanis sailing Turkey? Or of an Oceanis sailing Greece? Because you hope to go sailing in the Aegean. In the Greek Aegean. In the Turkish Aegean. How about doing either or both aboard a charter yacht with family accommodations. How about doing either or both aboard an Oceanis 37 with accommodations for up to six of you. With space to spread out above and below deck! You might like to charter such a bare boat to sail the coast of Turkey's ancient Lycia from Gocek to Kekova Roads to Phaselis, a coast with ample evidence of history, Lycia the home of many of Homer's Trojan heroes and not long afterward of Sea People populating the Dark Ages between Troy and Homer. Or you might like to sail Odysseus's route from Troy along the western coast of Turkey and among Greek Dodecanese islands. While you holiday. You might like to holiday cruise this same route with geography and history texts. Tracing the Odyssey. Encountering sirens along the way. At Lipsi then known as Ogygia. Odysseus was shipwrecked at Lipsi and there became Calypso's guest for seven years. Or might you prefer tracing Barbarossa's tracks up Oceanis Sailing Greeceand down the same coast to and from his home in Lesbos. Or tracing the tracks of lesser known but able seamen such as Francis Beaufort. Tracks of the two Francis Beauforts. Or those of Guillaume de Beauregard. And we are still in the B's, yet! Beauregard's case may be instructive. But not just in terms of history and geography. Born near Lyon in 1575 the youngest of five sons of mixed French and Florentine heritage, he was destined for the priesthood. At the age of 12, however, he vanished from the seminary at Tournon St. Martin and reappeared at the Battle of Vimory in the retinue of a brother-in-law. Conceding the inevitable, his family three years later dispatched him with cousin and dearest friend Gaspard to Florence for military training under the Grand Duke of Tuscany. En route, however, Beauregard left his familial company and detoured to Malta where at the age of fifteen he took vows as a Hospitaller Knight of St. John of Jerusalem, completing his novitiate in the following year. By the age of 19 he was with Gaspard in royal service to Henry IV who was at war with Catholic League pretenders to the French throne. There followed combat at Beaune, Autun, Auxonne, Dijon, and at the Battle of Fontaine-Française. In 1596 Guillaume was sent to fight the Spanish in Flanders, Picardy, and Artois. On rumors of an Ottoman invasion of Malta in the summer of 1598, though, he returned to Valletta and was immediately placed in command of a detachment of cavalry assigned to the smaller island of Gozo. It was off Gozo that Cigalazade Yusuf Sinan Pasha appeared on September 30th with a 40-galley fleet and landed some 2,000 men the next day. They were repulsed by Beauregard's handful of defenders, however, and driven back to their ships. On October 2nd the Ottoman fleet disappeared. Guillaume de Beauregard is said to have saved the island's population from slavery. The following year he was made captain of the large war galley San Giovanni, a part of the Hospitaller galley squadron. And it is as a sea captain that Guillaume de Beauregard attracts our attention. Following four years of Hospitaller galley and troop duty in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean as well as along the Barbary Coast of North Africa, Beauregard finally made it to Florence in 1603, invited there by Ferdinando I de Medici, the same Grand Duke to whom his Oceanis Sailing Greeceparents had dispatched him thirteen years earlier. At the Tuscan seaport of Livorno, or Leghorn on the map at right, Beauregard was placed in command of a galley squadron. War at sea was changing, though, and he soon moved up to command of the Grand Duke's new square-rigged men-of-war with rows of broadside cannon which were replacing galleys equipped with a handful of bow guns. In 1607 Beauregard led a Tuscan flotilla in a joint expedition to the Barbary Coast then ruled by Ottoman satraps, an expedition which razed Annaba in Algeria. During most of the three years 1608 through 1610 with three galleons and five other square-rigged sailing ships he roamed at will through the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean, from Thasos and Troy in the north between which he took on an Ottoman galley squadron, to a shore skirmish at ancient Priene in Turkish Caria, to the vicinity of Rhodes where his galleons successfully took on 20 Ottoman galleys and a galleass, to Cape Gelidonya east of Kekova Roads where he intercepted a convoy from Alexandria and destroyed two of three escorting sultanas (Ottoman galleons), to an assault on the fortress at Agva just north of ancient Phaselis, to Karpathos in the Dodecanese and to Crete in the southern Aegean. And what did it gain Tuscany? This may be the instructive bit, a parallel with 21st century warfare. It gained Tuscany four hundred Tuscan dead and almost as many maimed. It gained Tuscany seven hundred hostages who became refugees. It gained Tuscany three new galleons too worn to ever return to sea. And it gained Tuscany a depleted treasury. For what? The Ottomans like their 21st century counterparts continued to roam at will. And the Grand Duke in perhaps another 21st century parallel never again dispatched sailing ships to this part of the world. So, would you like to trace the route of Guillaume de Beauregard's square-rigged men-of-war? Or would you prefer Odysseus's route? That's Odysseus depicted above, strapped to a galley mast to prevent his seduction by yet additional sirens. Or might it be the sirens you find of interest? Starting your examination of the crossroads of history at 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. It is also 25 minutes by road from the international airport at Dalaman. In Gocek we can put you aboard a sailing yacht for the holiday of a lifetime. We can put you aboard a Beneteau Oceanis and point you toward the flat sailing waters of the Gulfs of Gocek and Fethiye, direct you along Beauregard's route down the coast of Lycia or along that of Odysseus among all of the wonders Homer recounted. Including sirens. Superb Oceanis bare boats sailing Greece and Turkey. Guillaume de Beauregard died in 1615 not yet 40 years of age, his cause of death said to have been exhaustion from the rigors and wounds of a quarter century of non-stop combat. That may also be instructive because it was not atypical of a nobility dedicated to the hunt and to war and to nothing else. As a Hospitaller, Beauregard never married but he did leave a son, Gaspard, named for his cousin and dearest friend who did not survive that first year of service to Henry IV. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at blcryacht@aol.com