What is a gulet boat? Detailed definition from the experts (Updated)

What is a Gulet boat? A General Overview

A gulet is a wooden classic yacht built usually in Bodrum or Marmaris from the southwestern coast of Turkey. The average size of gulet is 20 to 30 meters length and feature 4 to 8 cabins. Gulets are used nowadays for private charter in different countries. But to find and book a perfect gulet for private charter, you will need to know more about the categories of gulets and the difference between each one, also how the preparation before during cruise as well as the service on board. Gulets are available to charter in Croatia, Turkey, Greece or Italy.

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A) Price Difference Between Gulet Boats

Sometimes looks can be deceiving and that phrase can also apply to a gulet yacht because sometimes they can appear so similar but yet have a huge price difference between them. There are 3 categories of gulets namely; Standard, Deluxe, and Luxury. Below are some of the things that help distinguish the price of a gulet:


1.) Crew on gulet

The crew on board a gulet can define your trip. An excellent crew on board can make your cruise much more enjoyable. A more experienced and knowledgeable captain knows how to sail and all the best places to stop at and this can absolutely make your cruising experience fantastic.

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2.) Maintenance of the gulet

Maintenance, as well as the age of the gulet, will influence the final price of gulet charter. A gulet in fine and properly maintained condition will surely command a higher charter price than a gulet in average condition.

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3.) Services & equipment

The more services and amenities are available on a gulet, the more expensive it will become. For example, few gulets that offer water boarding equipment, Jacuzzi, fully furnished bar, posibility of having a babysitter on board etc. will generally attract a hefty price tag.

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B) Preparations Before You Cruise

There is certainly no dress code or attire on a gulet. You are free to come in whatever you feel comfortable in, a jacket, shorts, a t-shirt, and jeans will work fine. Also, Gulet cabins are not as large as hotels room so it is always best to be reasonable when it comes to packing. Bring only the important things, no need for overpacking.

Here a few things that you must bring with on your gulet cruise

Sun cream


Swimming suit

A couple of casual shirt and pants

A novel or book that you enjoy reading

Your everyday personal hygiene products

This is basically a rundown of what you would need. No suit and ties are needed for this cruise.

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C) During The Blue Cruise

It’s almost impossible to get bored on a gulet cruise since possibilities are endless and there are so many gulets to choose from. Actually, there are more than 300 gulets to pick from, more than 50 different itineraries and more than 30 activities you could engage in. Only poor planning and a bad gulet choice can come close to ruining your gulet experience. But our gulet experts will make sure that this does not happy.

The limitless places and things to do gives you unlimited options and ideas for your cruise. All it really takes is for you to make some good arrangement and plans. If you are going to be cruising as a family or group, decide on the things you want to do on the cruise beforehand. We can help you plan and organize everything.  You can choose to swim, sunbathe, go scuba diving go on guided tours or even visit landmarks and historic sites. The choice is yours!

D) Services on Board

Every gulet comes with crew members. However, the number of crew members will be decided by the size of the gulet. The quality of crew on board is equally important as the gulet you choose. You are better off with a competent professional crew in a standard gulet than a bad crew in a luxury gulet.

For smaller gulets, there will be lesser crew members on board and vice versa. Below you’ll find a list of crew members and their duties on board a gulet.

CAPTAIN: every ship needs a captain and so does every gulet. The captain has the final say about the route of the gulet and he coordinates sailing and navigation. The captain is the best person to show you the most amazing places on your cruise.


CHEF: after the captain comes your able chef. The chef is responsible for all the meals prepared and shared on board. He has the power to either make or mar your cruise. So hope for a great chef on board your cruise.

WAITER: a waiter will work alongside the chef to ensure that meals are served properly and he can also help with the dishes and other small kitchen tasks.

SAILOR:  a sailor is like an understudy to the captain. The sailor takes care of all the navigation and sailing responsibilities. He ensures that everything related to sailing is in great condition.

HOSTESS: hostess is common only on luxury gulets. They are responsible for cleaning your cabins, serving you drinks and snacks and managing the salon. Sometimes they can help out with your kids too.

So, your crew members on board are very important and if you have the right crew on board our gulet cruise, you will most certainly enjoy your vacation and gulet cruise.



Gulet Stella Maris

Gulet Stella Maris is a 38-meter luxury gulet fro Croatia that can accommodate 16 guests in 8 nicely designed cabins. She offers many water sports for having fun in secluded bays some of which are: Dinghy, water skiing, jet ski, Ringo ride, wakeboard, 2 Kayaks, 2 Paddleboards, etc. On board, the crew will make sure your holidays are pleasant memory you will never forget while personal chef will make sure you are amazed by all the meals he serves.

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Gulet Aurum

Gulet Aurum from Croatia is a 33-meter luxury gulet yacht with 5 cabins for up to 12 guests on board. Gulet comes with lots of spacious sitting areas and a table on the flybridge for outdoor dinners under stars. There is also a new hardtop on the stern with new LED lighting and stereo system (four speakers) that can be connected with the smartphone so you can have your favourite music playing while cruising. During your cruise there will be 4 crew members at your disposal.

White Soul

This gulet was built in Bodrum by an Italian businessman, for this reason, you will notice fine Italian design in her large cabins and overwhelmingly illuminated and fresh interiors that offer unforgettable Mediterranean blue cruises in Turkey. The White Soul gulet offers a contemporary design mixed with the traditional wooden appeal of a Turkish gulet. There are a total of 5 cabins to choose from for up to 12 guests. There is also a good choice of water toys to enjoy during your vacation.

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Gulet Kaptan Mehmet Bugra

Gulet Kaptan Mehmet Bugra is 34 meters super-luxury yacht that can accommodate 18 guests in 8 cabins. Kaptan Mehmet Bugra offers the biggest watersports selection you could imagine, all from; dinghy, water skiing, jet ski, Ringo ride, banana ride, 2 Kayaks, paddleboard, wakeboard, sea scooter, and more! There is also Jacuzzi that can be filled with sea water or fresh water.



Gulet Erato is one of the few gulets in Greece that can accommodate up to 19 people nicely in 7 cabins. There are lots of cushioned areas on deck for sunbathing and relaxation. Your personal chef will provide you with menus consisting of traditional Greek recipes and Mediterranean cuisine. This gulet is great for families with young children looking for a nice cruise gulet holiday.

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Ece Arina

Ece Arina gulet is a 24 meter deluxe where guests can choose from 2 master cabins, 2 twin cabins and 1 single cabin – ideal for children to accommodate a total of 9 persons. The large and spacious salon has comfortable seating and dining area while the foredeck offers you a very comfortable seating area and sun cushions to enjoy the summer sun. The aft deck has an al fresco dining area and a cushioned relaxation area. The captain and crew will ensure your blue cruise onboard Ece Arina will hold a lifetime of memories.

Let’s start organizing your gulet charter now:

After knowing the important about gulet charter. Let’s start brainstorming together some ideas. Send us an inquiry and get a free assistance from our gulet cruise expert. After getting all your wishes and group structure we can help you find the perfect gulet to charter. We will hand-craft a tailor-made itinerary packed with the best deal possible.

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