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Staysail Schooner
Surgun d
Cruising the Greek and Turkish Aegean

Cruising Turkish Aegean

The staysail schooner Surgun d has superior appeal
for a memorable sailing holiday cruising the Greek and Turkish Aegean.
Completed in the spring of 1992, this hand-crafted wooden yacht was skillfully constructed from oak, Calabrian pine, mahogany, and teak, and then outfitted and appointed with care. Converted from gaff-rig to fore-and-aft rig in 2006 with accompanying refurbishment, she is now a tried and tested charter yacht combining mobility, cuisine, and comfort able to accommodate ten guests in five ensuite cabins.

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Accommodations:

Five double cabins
each en suite, plus
large salon stepped down from a roomy pilothouse with guest seating.
Ship's interior fully air-conditioned.
Indoor and outdoor dining facilities.
Cabin-top sun mattresses.
Al fresco quarterdeck protected by sun awning.
Separate crew quarters,
including one guest cabin reserved for the captain.

Technical Specifications:

Year Built: 1992 Refit: 2006
LOA: 87 ft, LOD: 79 ft
Beam: 21 ft
Sail Area: 2,690 sq ft
Engine: 360 hp Cummins
Generator: 16 kva
Water Tanks: 1,850 gal
Fuel Tanks: 1,060 gal
Cruising Speed: 9 knots

Equipment:

VHF & Mobile Telephones,
Stereo Music System, TV,
Fully Equipped Galley, Deep Freeze,
Tender with Outboard, Windsurfer and Kayak,
Fishing and Snorkeling Equipment.
Cruising Turkish Aegean

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Cruising Turkish Aegean

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