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Laguna
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Greece And Turkey

Holiday Sailing Turkey

This handsome iroko planked and mahogany paneled schooner
was designed and constructed at Bodrum, Turkey. Coming down the ways in 2000, she has four beautifully appointed guest cabins each with both double and single bed separated by Turkish carpet, and each with its own private bath. Topside Laguna has a roomy quarterdeck ideal for alfresco dining which adjoins an indoor salon. The cabin-top sports sun mattresses while the foredeck features a jacuzzi tub. Recently re-named Carolina, the yacht is equipped with a complete range of entertainment systems and modern conveniences.

Holiday Sailing Greece

Holiday Sailing Turkey

Technical Specifications:

Year Built: 2000
Year Refit: 2012
Length: 91 ft
Beam: 22 ft
Draft: 9 ft
Engine: 450 hp Fiat Aifo
Generators: 19 & 25 kva Kohler
Water: 2,100 gal
Fuel: 1,050 gal
Sail Area: 5,500 sq ft
Cruising Speed: 9 knots

Holiday Sailing Greece

Holiday Sailing Greece

Accommodations:

Four air-conditioned
en-suite cabins
each with double and single beds.
Large salon.
Indoor and outdoor dining.
Sun mattresses
and cushioned quarterdeck
all protected by sun awnings.
Ship's laundry.
Separate crew's quarters.

Holiday Sailing Greece

Equipment:

Speed Boat w/90 hp Motor
Water Skis, Kneeboard
Kayak, Windsurfer
Jacuzzi Spa
Snorkelling Equipment
Fishing Tackle
VHF & Mobile Telephones
WiFi
Stereo Music System
Television w/DVD Player

Holiday Sailing Greece

Holiday Sailing Turkey

Holiday Sailing Turkey

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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 holiday sailing in Greece and Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the blue links immediately above. Thank You. Laguna is a charter gulet holiday-sailing the Turkish and Greek Aegean. Schooner-rigged with two masts the taller mast aft, she has a classic low-to-the-water profile, while esthetically pleasing accommodations for a limited number of guests provide both a sense and reality of space. A 450 hp diesel engine enables Laguna to cruise at a fast nine knots giving her a four-hour range of almost forty nautical miles, more than sufficient to make interesting port after interesting port along the coast of Turkey and among neighboring Aegean islands of Greece. Laguna's is a gulet sailing holiday cruising the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean. A holiday cruising Greece, a holiday cruising Turkey, or a holiday cruising both Greece and Turkey. Hers is a holiday cruising Greece and Turkey with frequent swim stops and other recreational pauses. She is ideal for a family or an extended family of eight. She is equally ideal for a group of friends numbering eight. Should you be thinking of sailing between Greece and Turkey as, for example, did Mesih Pasha in 1479-80, beating a path between Bodrum and Marmaris in Turkey to Rhodes and Tilos in Greece, Laguna might be the yacht for you. A holiday catered in comfort while you are transported Sailing Greecefrom one destination of your choosing in Turkey to another destination of your choosing in Greece. These destinations are all at the crossroads of history, whether city, village, or pine encircled clear-water cove. Mesih Pasha, or Misha or Michael, was then the Ottoman Empire's kapudan pasha or grand admiral. He was directly descended from the Greek Palaeologue rulers of the Byzantine Empire and had entered Ottoman ranks as a youth captured at the 1453 fall of Constantinople. Educated with other Christian conscripts at the elite Enderun Kolej within the sultan's palace, and by 1479 a battle-scarred veteran of the naval conquest of Euboea as well as the military campaign against Venice in Albania, Mesih Pasha was that year appointed by Mehmet the Conqueror commander of a combined military and naval force intended to take Rhodes from the Hospitaller Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem. During the summer of the following year he led 70,000 of Sultan Mehmet's troops and sixty war galleys in an unsuccessful 89-day siege of Hospitaller Knights within the walled city of Rhodes. That's him on the white stallion to the right in a rendering accompanying Guillaume Caoursin's history of the siege, though the rendering grossly exaggerates Mesih's 37 year age at the time. During the final assault after the walls had been breeched, and with undisciplined bashibazuks pouring through the gap, Mesih Pasha announced there would be no rape and pillage, the traditional spoils of war. With plunder sacks tucked into their finery, the bashibazuks then did an abrupt volte-face and poured back through the walls. Some of them may be seen on the scaffolds in the background of Caoursin's rendering. The siege was over. The entire Ottoman force less 9,000 dead soon re-embarked, the transports sailing for Marmaris just to the north while Mesih Pasha's war galleys headed for Bodrum where they bombarded that city's Hospitaller castle before continuing on to Kostantiniyye as Constantinople was then known. By the end of 1480, of course, Mesih Pasha had been dispatched to Gallipoli to re-learn the association of war and reward. Whether he did or did not is uncertain because Mehmet's son Beyazid II in 1482 returned Mesih to further service negotiating with the same Hospitallers terms of exile of Beyazid's ambitious brother Djem Sultan. A year later Mesih became part of Beyazid's Divan as Second Vizier. By 1501 he had become Grand Vizier, highest appointed position in the empire and an appointment ended only by his accidental death that year from an explosion at the Galata powder magazine. Laguna destinations are characterized not only by historical association but by turquoise blue sea glinting under a gentle sun, as well. Whether you enjoy history more than fun, or fun more than history, Laguna offers the optimum sailing holiday at the crossroads of history. And all the while the optimum sailing holiday is complemented by haute cuisine. Come see for yourself. Sail with Laguna from Foca to Antalya, from Lesbos to Kastellorizon, let her show you Alexander's 333 BC path down the coasts of Turkish Caria and Lycia, let her show you Cleopatra's 32 BC route up the same coasts and among Greek islands. And let her crew discuss with you Alexander, Cleopatra, and Mesih Pasha. Laguna, a fine charter gulet holiday-sailing Greece and Turkey. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at bcycharters@aol.com