This handsome ketch-rigged yacht vacation sailing Croatia is the first of five Carpe Diems laid down and launched by Carpe Diem Yachts in Bodrum, Turkey. Like her successors she is graceful and fast with an unyielding attention to detail. Furnishings are practical and comfortable, permitting ample area for relaxation as well as space for guests to maneuver. The upper deck is clutter-free and incorporates awnings where appropriate. The crew is professional and the galley serves an haute cuisine.
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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 luxury vacations sailing Croatia may be obtained by clicking on the maroon links immediately above. Thank You. Could you be searching for a luxury yacht vacation in the Adriatic? Or are you searching for a progressive-rock group? Could you be thinking of a luxury charter holiday in Croatia? Or could you be dreaming of a Voyage du Non-Retour! Of a voyage without end among Croatian islands! Or along the Adriatic coast of Croatia! Well, how about realizing those dreams aboard a luxury yacht with suites for four couples. A luxury yacht sailing the crossroads of history. Perhaps sailing Piali Reis's sixteenth century tracks along the coast of Croatia and through the Adriatic. Eventually Piali did it aboard a lateen-rigged lantern galley such as that depicted running before the wind, oars shipped, a flagship at the van of fleets of Ottoman galleys and galleons. That was at a time when the Ottoman Empire ruled the "Middle Sea" and when Piali Reis was known as Piali Pasha. Why not let Carpe Diem seize your day and be your flagship in the Middle Sea? Let her be your flagship while you sail from one sheltered cove to another, from one sun-drenched island to another. Bring your family to vacation aboard a ketch-rigged sailing gulet cruising the unspoiled coast of Croatia. Or bring a group of dear friends to holiday with you while proceeding leisurely from one fascinating locale to another. Wouldn't you like to charter a sailing yacht to cruise Croatia? Wouldn't you like to charter a luxury yacht to cruise the Croatian Adriatic? Starting in either Dubrovnik or Split? By way of Viganj. Are you searching for Viganj in Croatia? Viganj is on the Peljesac Peninsula little more than two nautical miles from Korcula Town on the Croatian island of the same name. Korcula with its thousand-year old construction and medieval walls, including the 1254 birthplace of Marco Polo. In Viganj or elsewhere we can put you aboard a crewed sailing yacht for the holiday of a lifetime. We can put you aboard a luxury yacht with an experienced crew able to show you the flat sailing waters between the Croatian coast and its offshore islands, able to show you Piali's 1573 path along the coast of Croatia. We can also discuss Piali's rise to Lord High Admiral of the Ottoman Navy. How he did it. The janissary school he attended within the Topkapi Palace. His love of nautical charts. The look of his flagship. To whom he was wed. Why he fell from grace. His 1560 track through the Aegean in the wake of Odysseus all the way to Djerba. Odysseus found Djerba swarming with "locusts." Piali found it swarming with Christian warships under the command of Gian Andrea Doria, 20-year old nephew of Andrea Doria. When the engagement was over, Christendom was short 27 war galleys, more than a dozen warships of the line, and all of the support vessels; the 20-year old admiral was first to flee. The Battle of Djerba marked the pinnacle of Ottoman maritime power. We can also show you Piali's 1570 track down the coast of Lycia with 155 galleys and galliots, 70 fustas and frigates, 8 large galleasses, and 55 other vessels to wrest Cyprus from the Venetians. After his fall from grace! So, too, can the crew of Carpe Diem discuss these historical events at the crossroads of history, including the reason for Piali Pasha's shame. As for Viganj, Viganj was Piali's birthplace from which he was conscripted into the Ottoman standing army of janissaries at the age of eleve n. And as for the progressive rock group Carpe Diem popular in the seventies, they left us with one good album: "En Regardant Passer Le Temps" which includes Voyage du Non-Retour. This Carpe Diem, however, is a proper sailing yacht available for innumerable good times in Croatia and among Adriatic islands. Contact Charter Yachts Turkey today at firstname.lastname@example.org