A gulet is a wooden handmade and engine powered yacht; this boat is equipped with one or a couple of masts and is designed for sailing the Mediterranean coast.
Originally, gulets were built and used by fishermen to transport their catch. Instead, today most of the gulets are yachts redesigned to sail on the sea for pleasure.
The typical gulet has a round stern, a low profile and a large hull. Actually, there are many versions, all still considered as gulets for their general characteristics.
Today, all the additions for the added comfort of passengers – for example, water and fuel tanks, and waste deposits – have increased the weight of gulets and that is why they are often engine and not sails powered.
The most common gulets have 4 to 8 cabins, double or triple, which can accommodate 8 to 18 passengers. The average size of a gulet is 20 m, but they can reach up to 30 m in length.
The cabins are designed for rest so they are equipped with toilet and shower. However, the breadth and convenience of these spaces can be limitless. Some cabins may even resemble luxury apartments, with hot tubs, plasma TVs and DVD players.
Some interior features of the gulet are a sitting room/bar/breakfast room and a fully equipped kitchen. The rooms usually have a bar and a dining area, even if passengers prefer to eat outside most of the time.
The deck may consist of an outdoor dining area, a living area and a large space for sunbathing on the loungers.
In most of these ships electricity is available at 12/24 V. Electronics can be connected only when the boat is tied to the pier.
This enables a range of entertainment such as navigation during the hours of sunshine to move towards beautiful bays, enjoying delicious meals, sunbathing, water sports, etc. And in the evening, having anchored the gulet, enjoying a delicious meal and drinks with friends and in the light of the stars is the best way imaginable to end the day before returning in the luxurious cabins with all the comforts.