many ways a gulet is like a full service hotel where every room has a sea view and the scenery changes constantly."
More about the Blue Cruise
Iassos - ancient Roman site, hidden in the Gulluk Gulf
Learn How To Sail a
Traditional Wooden Gulet
Your Blue Cruise may be your
very first sailing holiday, or you may be a professional skipper. Our captain is an excellent instructor and if
you want to learn more about sailing a gulet, or have a go at the wheel of an indigenous schooner rigged wooden
yacht, this is the place. Or perhaps you wish to learn how to moor stern to, Mediterranean style. Our crew will
be delighted to show you, and you may be as `hands-on`as you wish knowing that you’ll still be well fed and watered.
The Ultimate Gulet Charter Holiday in Turkey
The magic of a personal, family or group private gulet charter is about enjoying time with people of your choice,
indulging in personal service, full housekeeping, gourmet meals, absolute relaxation and a very flexible itinerary.
Ideal for a small party or a family or even honeymooners
Southern Cross Blue Cruising is an Australian company with a very special holiday in Turkey for singles, couples
or groups. The gulet is ideal for a family wishing to sail the coast of Turkey, swim in secluded bays, enjoy lunches
aboard to ashore, and meet the Turkish people.
"Southern Cross Timer" is an original classic Bodrum sailing gulet beautifully restored and updated.
Eighteen metres long with four double cabins she is ideal for small groups or families looking for a sailing holiday.
The two forward cabins have optional single bunk beds suitable for children. "Southern Cross" Timer provides
comfortable accommodation for up to eight adults.
Two bathrooms are located between cabins, with standard push flush marine toilets and handheld showerheads. Delightful
Turkish/Mediterranean cuisine will be prepared for you on board and at the best local restaurants en-route. There
is a choice of international-quality spirits and liqueurs and world famous Australian and Turkish wines.
Your friendly Turkish crew will see to all your needs and they may call for volunteers when it comes time to hoist
The crew of three will see to all of your needs, but they may call on volunteers when it comes time to hoist the
sails after lunch.
The M/S Southern Cross Timer is ideal for small groups and families wishing a traditional sailing holiday. The
food, hospitality and professionalism of our crew will be just as warm and accommodating as on our larger gulets,
but without the fancier amenities you would expect with the higher end of the market.
M/S Southern Cross Timer is not a new gulet, but a completely restored original classic.
For water sports: 1 canoe and snorkeling gear.
Embark / Disembark: Upon agreement to agreed harbour, date & time. Preferable Bodrum
Provisioning: Full-Board including Breakfast, Lunch, 5 o`clock Tee or Coffee, Dinner will be provided for 28,-
Euro per Person / per day.
Decksplan and technical datas
The M/S SOUTHERN CROSS meets international safety regulations
including life jackets, fire extinguishers and alarms.
Length over all
LOA: 18 m
Beam: 4.80 m
Draft: 1.90 m
Engine: 140 HP Ford
Total Sail Area: 120 sq m
Water: 2.5 tons
Fuel: 1.2 tons
Equipment on board
Comfort/Recreation: Spacious sun deck area with sun mattresses and cushions, Sun awning, spacious
dining area with bar and dining table. Accommodation Four double cabins for up to 8 guests. Forward two cabins
additional single berths. Two bathrooms with electric toilets.
Special Features Extensively modified for sailing with additional keel and rudder
extensions. Crew keen to sail and teach hands-on sailing.
Construction 1981 (Bodrum) Refit: 2002 and ongoing annually
HF radio telephone /
wireless & GSM Radar / Autopilot / Music System / CD Players / Dinghy with outboard engine, Fishing and snorkeling
Ketch rig with Mizzen, Main and Genoa Stainless steel rigging, Generator,
fridge, 220 V inverter 24 & 12 Volt Charger, GPS Plotter, Depth sounder with fishfinder
Crew: 2 (Captain and cook) in separate crew quarters. Language: Turkish, English, very good
Recreation: Library of fiction and guide books, Snorkels and flippers,
fishing rods and lines,
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