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Kayhan 5
Chartering
Mediterranean Turkey

Chartering Mediterranean Turkey

This smart pilot-house schooner
was designed and constructed of Burmese teak and mahogany in Fethiye, Turkey, by Captain Kayhan Selçuk, owner and operator of the Kayhan line of sister ships. Coming down the ways in 2007, she has six guest cabins and is beautifully appointed inside and out. She is also equipped with a complete range of
entertainment systems and modern conveniences.

Chartering Mediterranean Turkey

Technical Specifications:

Year Built: 2007
Length: 92 ft
Beam: 24 ft
Engine: 450 hp Iveco
Generators: (2) 22.5 kva Onan
Water: 2,500 gal
Fuel: 1,750 gal
Cruising Speed: 10 kts

Chartering Mediterranean Turkey


Chartering Mediterranean Turkey

Chartering Mediterranean Turkey

Accommodations

Master suites forward and aft
Four double cabins port and starboard
Each cabin air conditioned
Each cabin adjoined by ensuite bathroom
All cabins with television and DVD player, music system, telephone, and hair dryer.

Chartering Mediterranean Turkey

Chartering Mediterranean Turkey

Chartering Mediterranean Turkey

Chartering Mediterranean Turkey

Equipment

Kayak, Tender w/Outboard, Water Skis
Snorkeling Equipment, Fishing Tackle
VHF and Mobile Telephones, Television, WiFi, Stereo Music System
Fully Equipped Galley, Deep Freeze, Ice Maker, Clothes Washer

Chartering Mediterranean Turkey

Chartering Mediterranean Turkey

Chartering Mediterranean Turkey

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You may even be considering a visit to the crossroads of history, considering a cruise, for example, in the wake of Hasan Kalafat. Whichever, how about doing it aboard a crewed charter gulet with accommodations for twelve guests. How about doing it aboard a 92-foot schooner-rigged yacht with six mahogany-appointed guest cabins. How about doing it aboard a crewed motor-sailer with spacious teak decks. Decks spacious enough for some of you to lounge forward, on the foredeck, in exclusion. Decks spacious enough for others of your party to lounge aft, on the quarterdeck, with company attended by a responsive crew. Does this sound like your cup of tea. The best tea in the world is said to come from the Black Sea coast of Turkey, tea so good that the husks are good Chartering Mediterranean Turkeyenough for Lipton. Turks, of course, brew the leaves in their slow-cooking double pots. Cay (chai), it's called, and you can find it aboard Kayhan 5. You might charter Kayhan 5 to cruise that part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast which was ancient Lycia, home of many of Homer's Trojan heroes. Home as well to a plethora of corsairs. No, Hasan Kalafat did not make his home in Lycia, though in his time, about 1545 to about 1630, many other Greeks did make Lycia their home. In fact, Lycians are believed to have originally been Greeks displaced from Minoan Crete about 3500 years ago. Rather, Hasan Kalafat is thought to have been a Pontic Greek from the Black Sea coast of Turkey. And he almost certainly drank a fair amount of cay. When a youngster of 12 or 13 years Hasan Kalafat was conscripted into the Ottoman Empire's janissary corps, or standing army, of former Christians. Sent to Constantinople, he was assigned the name Hasan, while his Greek name did not make it to the pages of history. In Constantinople he appears to have been deemed among the cream of that year's conscript crop, and the cream of the crop was assigned to the Enderun Kolej within the walls of Topkapi Palace. At the Enderun Kolej Hasan studied languages, religion, mathematics, medicine, military science, and music among other subjects. An aptitude for things naval later brought a transfer to the janissary college at Gallipoli, and from Gallipoli Hasan went to sea in ships as an officer, oared galleys at first, square-rigged sailing ships later, always a janissary. On numerous occasions sailing the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean he distinguished himself in combat, earning the sobriquet Kalafat, meaning one entitled to wear a crested hat such as that depicted above. At about 24 years of age Hasan Kalafat was transferred with other janissaries to Algiers where he became a lieutenant to Uluch Ali, the corsair beylerbey or viceroy, and three years later accompanied Uluch Ali to 1571's Battle of Lepanto. After Lepanto Uluch Ali and his corsairs repaired to Constantinople, Uluch Ali becoming commander-in-chief of the Ottoman Navy and Hasan Kalafat participating in its re-building. We next hear of Hasan back in Algiers as agha (local commander) of janissaries in 1580. He was then also becoming a renowned corsair in his own right, bringing to that murky business not only a unique combination of janissary and corsair skills but a good deal of panache, as well. While most of his contests at sea ended in victory, there were defeats involving insurmountable odds. Each such time Hasan Kalafat would make a miraculous escape, either with his vessel or... without. Trapped in 1589 by a galley flotilla of the Knights of Santo Stefano working together with Genovese and Papal squadrons, Hasan Kalafat miraculously escaped aboard a small fusta which slipped through large galley fingers. Similarly, following a 1624 excursion along Turkey's Lycian and Cilician coasts as far as Alexandretta (Iskenderun), his square-rigged sailing vessels were trapped both by an absence of wind and by a flotilla of 15 allied galleys. Unable to maneuver in the absence of wind and faced with insuperable odds, he fired the magazine of his own ship and evaporated, only to reappear weeks later back in Algiers. Unscathed. That 35 year time span is further testimony to his durability. He also possessed a remarkable charm, wining and dining captive crews and merchants with such savoir faire that they gratefully dispensed with ships and cargoes in return for personal freedom. Also known as Hasan Agha reflecting his janissary command, and as Hasan Pasha while serving as an interim pasha of Algiers in 1630, he died peacefully abed in that city at the age of eighty-five. Would you like to cruise in Hasan's Lycian wake while holidaying on a turquoise sea? Sailing from Fethiye southeast to Kekova Roads as did Hasan. Would you like to have an extended-family holiday aboard a crewed sailing gulet cruising the Mediterranean coast of Turkey? With cousins and the like? Or to have a group of friends holiday with you aboard a charter gulet proceeding leisurely from here to there? Or from there to here? Would you like to charter a crewed gulet to cruise near-Lycia in order to reach far-Lycia? Starting in Fethiye? Are you searching for Fethiye in Lycia? Well, it's about ten miles up the gulf of the same name and about 50 minutes by road from the international airport at Dalaman (DLM). In Fethiye or elsewhere we can put you aboard a crewed gulet for the holiday of a lifetime. We can put you aboard a charter gulet with an experienced crew able to show you the entire coast of Turkey, able to show you the haunts of Hasan Kalafat from Fethiye to Kekova Roads and beyond. 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