This custom ketch-rigged sailing yacht chartering Greece and
Estralano's interior is of solid teak, magnificently maintained.
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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 about sailing yachts chartering Greece and Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the maroon links immediately above. Thank You. You must be searching for a sailing yacht chartering Greece or Turkey, or at least for a sailing yacht chartering somewhere. How else would you find Estralano? By searching for a yacht charting Turkey, you say! Like Francis Beaufort's Frederickssteen, you say! HMS Frederickssteen was not a yacht! It was not a yacht in any sense of the word. The Frederickssteen was a 32-gun frigate captured from the Danes in 1801 at the Battle of Copenhagen. That was the engagement in which Horatio Nelson is said to have put a telescope to his blind eye in order to ignore an order to withdraw. While Danes assert that it is not clear who won this battle, Britain or Denmark, it is clear that Nelson came away with the Frederickssteen and that ten years later Beaufort took command for the purpose of surveying the Turkish coast, or the coast of Karamania as it was then known. And why did Beaufort need a 32-gun frigate to chart the Turkish coast? Because of those rascally Karamanians, that's why! The Karamanians had ruled that part of Turkey running east from Gocek since collapse of the Seljuk Empire, giving into the Ottomans briefly but not permanently, and they were still there when Beaufort came along, as a musket ball in his groin was to later attest. Among many other fascinating locales on the Karamanian coast is ancient Trajanopolis a mere 25 nautical miles SE of Alanya on the far side of the Gulf of Antalya, and the rendering at left is taken from Beaufort's Karamania: or a Brief Description of the South Coast of Asia Minor and the Remains of Antiquity available free online. It might be noted that until 1923's population swap with Greece, many seafaring Karamanians were descended from Byzantine Greeks and were practicing Orthodox Catholics. Known in Turkish as Karamanli and in Greek as Karamanlidhes, this Turkish-speaking population was among 1.1 million "Orthodox Greeks" swapped that year and the next for 380,000 Greek-speaking "Muslim Turks" then living in Greece. You were not searching for a yacht charting, you now say, nor for a Karamanian. You were dreaming of a yacht chartering azure seas between Aegean islands of Greece, you say. You were dreaming of the perfect octopus salad! And of fresh-caught red snapper. You were also considering the coast of Turkey around Gocek, hopping from one secluded clear-water cove to the next secluded clear-water cove, traipsing the crossroads of history. Aha! That's because you know Beaufort charted both the Greek Aegean and the sea around Gocek, isn't it! No!!! You don't care about Beaufort!!! You are interested only in chartering Greece and Turkey!!! Well, how about doing it aboard a crewed charter yacht with accommodations for three couples, a sailing yacht home-ported at Gocek and familiar with destinations east and west. How about chartering a crewed sailing yacht to cruise Gocek's ancient Caria and Lycia. To cruise Freya Starke's 1952 route along the Lycian Shore, a route which included Aegean Greece and the shore of Lycia's neighbor Caria! Thereby cruising Francis Beaufort's 1812 tracks among Greek Aegean islands and along the Turkish coast. How about chartering Greece and Turkey aboard Estralano, not Frederickssteen. Contact Charter Yachts Turkey today at firstname.lastname@example.org