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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 bare boat charters in Greece and Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the maroon links immediately above. Thank You. Could you be searching for a bare boat charter in Greece? Are you considering a cruise meandering over azure sea among Greek Aegean islands? Or are you searching for a bare boat charter in Turkey? Dreaming of a bare boat sailing on or off the wind from pine-enveloped cove to pine-enveloped cove? Or is it charter cruising in both Greece and Turkey which you seek? How about doing one or the other or both aboard a charter yacht with family accommodations and more. How about chartering a Gib'Sea 51 to cruise Turkey's ancient Lycia. Or to sail Francis Beaufort's tracks among Greek Aegean islands and along the coast of Turkish Caria. While you holiday. While you holiday with friends cruising the Greek and Turkish Aegean under a gentle non-tropical sun. While you holiday aboard a charter yacht proceeding leisurely from enchanting locale to historic crossroads. Does that sound like charter cruising in Greece and Turkey! Or what! Why not charter a Gib'Sea 51 to cruise further along the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Beyond the Turquoise Coast. To Pamphylia and Cilicia. As did Francis Beaufort in 1811 and 1812. Beaufort, he of wind and sea scale fame, descended from French de Beauforts, wounded veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, and later Royal Navy Hydrographer. Starting in Gocek. Are you searching for Gocek in Turkey? Ancient Callimache? For Fethiye in Turkey? Ancient Telmessos? Well, they may be found at opposite inland corners of the large gulf 30 nautical miles east of Rhodes Town, with Gocek fifteen miles by road from the international airport at Dalaman. There we can arrange bare boat charters cruising Turkey and Greece. We can put you aboard a charter yacht and show you the flat sailing waters of the Gulfs of Gocek and Fethiye, show you Francis Beaufort's track down the coasts of Caria, Lycia, Pamphylia, and Cilicia, show you his route back up the coast of Turkey and among Greek islands, or show you an earlier Francis Beaufort's route among Aegean islands of Greece. Depicted above, this earlier Francis Beaufort was the illegitimate grandson of French King Henry IV. Born in 1616 as Francois de Vendome, later Duc de Beaufort, he came out of the Thirty Years War a decorated veteran with an appealing charm, especially appealing to Marie de Rohan-Montbazon, Duchesse de Chevreuse and a powerful influence at court. There were rumors of royal intrigue. Crossing Cardinals Richlieu and Mazarin, Beaufort spent many years in prison or as a fugitive hiding in England. Eventually redeeming himself, he was in 1658 placed in command of the French Navy, and in the years to come led successful expeditions against Barbary corsairs at Algiers, Bougie, and Cherchell. In 1669 he led another expedition into the Aegean in support of Venice which then was at war with the Ottomans. Putting troops ashore in Crete his forces were cut to pieces outside of Candia (Iraklion). According to some sources this earlier Francis Beaufort perished in combat at Candia and his remains were never recovered. According to other sources his failure at Candia, or perhaps a further intrigue, resulted in a shackled return to Paris and yet another imprisonment, this time in the Bastille and later in the Chateau d'If. In this version of history Francois de Beaufort was the Man In The Iron Mask. Not Dumas Pere's Man In The Iron Mask but the real Man In The Iron Mask who died in confinement in 1703. Come puzzle over it yourself. The Duchesse de Chevreuse meanwhile sat for Velasquez's famous portrait The Lady With A Fan. That was after a liaison with Musketeer Athos. Puzzle over this, too. Come look for the evidence. Come bare boat charter cruising in Greece. Come bare boat charter cruising in both Greece and Turkey. Contact Charter Yachts Turkey today at firstname.lastname@example.org