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. . . you will find yourself in an atmosphere of nostalgia
which evokes the golden age of world-class sailing ships.

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"In many ways a gulet is like a full service hotel where every room has a sea view and the scenery changes constantly."

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It's just you, your family or your friends, the people you want to be with

It's your own floating villa

Away from the crowd, selecting your own itinerary

Live like a king on a comfortable modern yacht,
with a crew eager to pamper you and your company

Exclusivity: the Island, Beach or Bay, they can be yours

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Wining & Dining
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BLUECRUISE.ORG is a German-Turkish company based in Bodrum. We offer an attractive variety of gullets to suit individual needs and itineraries of our guests. All information provided is based on first-hand knowledge and our personal contact to the boat owners and their crew

Karlheinz Klueter
Tel.:(+90 252) 319 6839
Fax:(+90 252) 319 6840

Please contact us

Karlheinz Klüter
Tel.:(+90 252) 319 6839
Fax:(+90 252) 319 6840

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Ideal for a Group up to 16 persons - all cabins with air-condition

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built 2005, refit 2012, Turkish flagged Ketch Gulet, is one of the finest boats between Bodrum and Fethiye. Not only that this ship has been created by ship builders using traditional methods, but sea-farers and artists have also added their ideas. You can see their inspiration in the basic design and in many fine-crafted details.
Once on board the M/S BALINA you will find yourself in an atmosphere of nostalgia which evokes the golden age of world-class sailing ships.
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You sail along the "coast of light".
You will experience the sun of the Aegean, the sea breezes and the proverbial hospitality of the people. The coast of Turkey, with its deep inlets, wide gulfs and sheltered bays, and the nearby Greek islands, is a unique holiday region. The pleasant climate, crystal-clear water and the delightful, ever-changing scenery of the Eastern Mediterranean are waiting to welcome you. The gullet M/S BALINA will visit magical harbours and coves and you will get to know the most popular bathing resorts and harbour cities. If you want, you can wander through famous archeological sites or use snorkeling equipment to discover sunken harbour moles.

























Turkish cuisine
is considered to be among the finest in the world. On board the M/S BALINA you will find the finest Turkish dishes, prepared using the freshest vegetables, fish and meats. Our cook is an expert in his field. He will pamper you with three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and a three-course dinner in the evening. If you have any special dietary requirements (if there are certain foods you dislike or mustn't eat), simply let him know. He will be able to prepare dishes to suit your exact taste.

Your meals on board: Fullboard (3 meals + teatime) price € 38,-
Soft Drinks and alcoholic drinks are extra, we can buy them at supermarket prices and you just pay us the bill plus a service-extra for the crew of only 10%: We think that's a fair offer and all previous guests did appreciate that very much.


are mainy served on deck under the awning which protects you from the sun. In cooler months, our guests dine in the deck salon.

Let's be honest about air-condition on gullets
There is nearly none of the gullet charter-companies who tells you the truth about the use of air-conditition on Gulets. Yes, M/S BALINA has AC and you switch it on indivually. But on a boat the AC can only run when the generator is on, or in a harbor when connectet to 220 Volt. Mainly you are in anchorbays, often next to a neighbor, who doesn't like the noise of your generator and you wouldn't like it either during the night for example.
So most of the gullets (like we), have come to a gentlemens agreement not to disturb eachother - AC can be used on the most of the boats 2-3 hours in the morning or at night from 20 to 24 hours to cool down your cabin.

Technical datas

Length over deck:
Sail area:
Fresh water
Holding tank
Crew quarters

Länge über Deck

34,00 m
8,0 m
450 m²
7 - 10 knots
9 tons
6 tons
2 X 500 HP MAN
220 V /24 DC
Onan 20 KW

Equipment on board

2 helming stations; Hydraulic anchor winch; 300 m chain; 2 anchors weighing 180 kg each; : 220 V; Telephone and fax; all navigation instruments;
VHF radio telephone / wireless & GSM Radar / Autopilot / Fishfinder / Music System / CD Players / TV & DVD Player; Refrigerator & deep freeze & Ice Maker
coffee machine, washing machine
Flybridge with spacious sun deck area with mattresses and cushions, sun awning, cushioned front deck with a large table, deck chairs, spacious saloon with bar and dining table, audio equipment, Internet
1 speedboat with 40 HP engine (for water ski, 100 Euro extra per day), snorkel and fishing gear, two canoes




8 comfortable cabins (6 double, 2 twinbed cabin). All cabins are equipped with an air conditioning system and an ensuite bathroom with shower cabin and a home type toilet.
All cabins have portholes, a wardrobe, mirror, hair dryer and a smoke detector.
Crew: 4 (captain, cook and two sailors) in separate crew quarters. Languages: Turkish, English .

And of course like all our boats, the M/S BALINA meets international safety regulations including life jackets, fire extinguishers and alarms.

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