It is always a great pleasure to receive a feedback from our customers, saying that they enjoyed their charter vacation, many times exceeding their expectations. One of the numerous feedbacks received is that of a “trip of a lifetime” aboard the beautiful sailing yacht SERENITY 86 in Turkey. Although the 2012 summer season for Turkey yacht charters is over, this lovely vessel is a great choice for tranquil late autumn cruises around the spectacular coasts of this popular Mediterranean country. Luxury Turkish gullet Serenity 86 was built by Mural Yachts in Istanbul, offering the perfect solution for those seeking comfort, class, great service and a truly luxurious sailing experience.
Comfortable accommodation is provided to eight guests in two double and two twin cabins, in addition to spacious decks to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
“The boat is meticulously maintained. The bright & varnish work look as if they were finished yesterday. The decks are as smooth as silk without blemish. All guests were barefoot the entire time with no splinters or nicks due to rough spots. The condition of the interior cabins, heads, showers are all essentially brand new. Everything is ship shape at all times: sheets coiled, fenders stored and hung in their spots on the bow when not in use, everything in its place.”, as described by one of Serenity’s guests that chartered Serenity 86 this summer.
Bright, airy and modern are the words that can describe Serenity’s interior, designed to blend with the traditional beauty of this contemporary Turkish gullet. Her saloon boasts modern leather stools, chrome and glass allowing plenty of natural light to penetrate inside the boat as well as LCD TV screen, which adds to her modern feeling.
Charter guests aboard sailing yacht SERENITY 86 can enjoy the vast outside spaces, incorporating the comfortable dining areas, relax on the sun-deck or engage in a host of activities thanks to a great selection of yacht toys and equipment such as kayaks and water skis.
“Serenity sails much like a cat — she needs a slight or broad reach to move along but in 10-13 kts sailed quite comfortably and when we had a day of 25+kts of breeze was up to 10+ kts and holding her head quite nicely. We sailed most days but one when there was no breeze and when we were returning up the coast into the wind. Under motor she averages 7-10 kts depending on how far we needed to go.”
“She is simply in another class than most of the Gullets we observed during our cruising.”
Unwind and feel the Serenity or professional and attentive crew that makes you smile …
One of the most important aspects when it comes to chartering a motor yacht or a sailing yacht is the level of service provided to guests on board. While on their much deserved holiday, charter guests want to feel pampered, relaxed and attended to, but at the same time feel comfortable, uninvaded and at home. Team of four professional and friendly crew, including the Captain, two Deckhands and the talented Chef are there to fulfil their guests’ wishes, exceeding all expectations and providing a memorable and impressive service to all.
“Captain Mehmet, former navy, runs a very tight ship. The crew is always dressed neatly and appropriately (change twice daily). They are polite, friendly (all have a great sense of humor) and very attentive to all the needs of the guests, including picking up after them when books, phones, glasses etc are left unattended. (they are placed in a catch-all storage basket in the salon – the “find-it” bin).”
“The crew is professional in every respect, anticipating all needs and accommodating all requests within their range of capabilities. They operate as a well oiled team when berthing, raising or lowering sails, anchoring or simply under sail.”
“Sheets are changed twice a week, towels twice a day. Swimming towels are numbered & kept in a storage container on the after deck. There is a washer & dryer on board should the need arise to wash clothes. Wireless was available 90% of the time. It was only down in isolated parts of the coast line or when anchored in a steep bay where signals were blocked. Air conditioning was available 24 hrs per day. (Serenity has two generators one of which is operating 24 hrs a day.) Fresh water tank holds 4000 litres and the water maker produces 180 litres per hour so no restriction on showers. Showers are as powerful as a home shower and hot water is plentiful.”
Turkish Culinary Delights …
Turkish cuisine reflects a fusion of two very diverse continents – Asia and Europe. In addition to the traditional shish kebabs and raki, the Turkish dishes are filled with plenty of fresh vegetables, wonderful spices and meze that can be coupled with great wine.
Serenity yacht’s professional chef prepares mouthwatering and healthy dishes to suit everyone’s desires:
“The cook performs miracles! In two weeks we have had only a few duplicate dishes but never entire meals. The meze were healthy and delicious and the main courses of fish, lamb, chicken and beef all cooked to perfection. The presentation was artful such as you would see in a 4 star restaurant. We had fresh fruit morning, noon and night as well as specially prepared desserts including ice cream, biscuits and cakes.”
“The quality of meals was far beyond our expectations and an amazing tribute to the chef who worked tirelessly in the large galley, but to the extent you never really observed any untidiness that would normally be associated with cooking a meal for 8 persons. Truly a professional in all respects. Breakfasts were amazing, with coffee, tea, cereals, cheese, yogurt, a wide variety of fresh fruit, toast and eggs to order. We even had crepes included one morning.”
Chartering a luxury gullet in Turkey or cruising aboard Serenity …
Turkey has become one of the most popular luxury yacht charter destinations in the Eastern Mediterranean, boasting more coastlines than any other country in the Mediterranean, with plenty of stunning anchorages to choose from. This is how Serenity’s guests described their cruising experience:
“The two weeks from Bodrum to Fethiye and Fethiye via Kekova back to Fethiye represented a marvellous view of the Turkish coast. There was a variety of views and coastline as well as interesting sites to visit during our cruise. The routine was to anchor every evening in a secluded bay or cove; relax and swim before cleaning up for dinner, then simply enjoying the evening. Awake in the morning for b’fast, morning swim and then head off for an afternoon anchorage to repeat the swim, lunch, relax routine and then head to our evening anchorage.”
“The visits to Symi and Kalkan where we anchored in port were both nice breaks although our group was not overly impressed with Symi and found it to be a bit pricey although it was scenic and a nice walk about. Kalkan was a lovely spot and our dinner ashore was much enjoyed by all.”
And to sum up the charter experience aboard Serenity superyacht …
“All in all this was the trip of a lifetime that far exceeded the expectations of all on board. We credit your recommendation to select “Serenity 86″ and the professionalism and warmth of the crew as well as the quality of the boat for the result.”
“…thanks to you for your knowledge, professionalism, follow through and focus that made all this possible.”
(CharterWorld customer renting Serenity 86 in Turkey, Summer 2012)
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