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Luxury Yacht
Tiger
Holidays Cruising
Greece And Turkey

Luxury Holidays Cruising Greece

This ultra-modern sailing yacht
is the product of Mastori Yachts naval architects and builders in Bodrum, Turkey, with interior design by Britain's Ken Freivokh. Tiger is a 38-meter steel-hulled yacht with five guest cabins and four crew cabins cruising the Greek and Turkish Aegean at up to 13 knots. Her transom stern opens to form a swimming platform when at anchor while incorporating telescopic boarding ladders and passerelle. The crew of five is professional and accomplished, and the galley serves an haute cuisine.

Luxury Holidays Cruising Turkey

Luxury Holidays Cruising Greece

Luxury Holidays Cruising Turkey

Luxury Holidays Cruising Greece

Luxury Holidays Cruising Turkey

Luxury Holidays Cruising Greece

Luxury Holidays Cruising Turkey

Accommodations for guests consist of five large and comfortable cabins.
Three are master cabins with king-size beds while two have twin beds. All have en-suite bathrooms with enclosed showers, individual air-conditioning units, and both stereophonic sound and television entertainment systems.

Luxury Holidays Cruising Turkey

Luxury Holidays Cruising Greece

Specifications:

Year Built: 2008
Length: 125 ft
Beam: 27 ft
Displacement: 170 tons
Four Sail Area: 6,200 sq ft
Engines: (2) 440 hp M.A.N.
Generators: (2) 33 kva Kohler
Maximum Speed: 13 knots
Cruising Speed: 11 knots
Fuel: 2,300 gal
Water: 2,500 gal
Crew: 5
Luxury Holidays Cruising Greece Equipment:

Air Conditioning
VHF Radio-Telephone
Mobile Telephone
Television with DVD Players
Stereophonic Sound Systems
Deck Shower
Fishing Tackle and Snorkeling Equipment
Tender with 9.9 hp Outboard
Speed Boat with 70 hp Motor
Water Skis
Windsurfer & Kayak

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Turkey still has the river Tigris, however, across which a Turan tiger ferried Dionysus, the Greek god of both wine and good times often called Bacchus. Dionysus might Luxury Holidays Cruising Greecewell have been looking for one or more of the rather good wines produced in Turkey, though Turkey was known as Anatolia at the time he was astride the tiger. As for the snow tiger, try Snow Leopard or Siberian Tiger. Neither does this web page deal with HMS Tiger, a World War I battle cruiser and veteran of the Battle of Jutland fortunate to have not been deployed to Turkish waters for the Great War's Dardanelles disaster. This page deals neither with four-legged tigers nor with HMS Tiger but rather with a 125-foot luxury sailing yacht flying 6,500 square feet of canvas called Tiger. This pages deals with cruising Greece and Turkey. This page deals with cruising azure sea among remote Greek islands painted in Dodecanese pastels or in Cycladic blues and whites. This page deals with cruising the Turquoise Coast of Turkey, poking into isolated clear-water coves surrounded by Calabrian Pine amid the scent of oregano, or anchoring off white-sand beaches at the foot of sheer mountain backdrops, white-sand beaches behind which may be found all the evidence of history at the cradle of civilization. The luxury yacht Tiger cruises the Aegean, the maritime crossroads of history, from Bodrum and Gocek in Turkey and from Kos and Rhodes in Greece among other ports. Rhodes was once home to the seagoing Hospitaller Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem who there left for Tiger guests a medieval city still standing in its entirety. The Hospitallers also left in its entirety at Bodrum, which they called Petronium, a medieval castle surrounded by walls partly constructed from tumbled blocks of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. And at Kos they left yet another fortress still standing in good repair. While often cruising Gocek's nearby Gulf of Macry, even engaging in combat there with Turkish corsairs, no Hospitaller is known to have set foot in Gocek. But Gocek sits on the border between ancient Lycia and ancient Caria, the latter that part of modern Turkey including Bodrum, and is surrounded by evidence of antiquity. In fact, Gocek is within 90 minutes by road of more than two dozen archaeological repositories of history. Gocek is also within 25 minutes by road of a modern international airport at Dalaman. Interestingly, one Hospitaller cruising the Aegean was known to history as The Tiger, or in his native French, Le Tigre. His actual name was Jean-Baptiste de Valbelle, born in 1627 to a family of Provencal lesser nobility which had for generations served their kings at sea, many of them as Hospitallers. This one went to sea at the age of 9 aboard his father's oared galley Valbelle in service to Louis XIII, then at war with Spain and the Holy Roman Empire. Two years later he was taken captive by the Spanish at the Battle of Vado near Genoa, a battle in which both his father and his brother lost their lives. Two more years later at the age of 13 Valbelle was received into the Hospitaller Order, joining ten cousins then Hospitallers. But because of the war with Spain Valbelle continued in service to the French king. At the age of 14 he was wounded while participating in a blockade of the Spanish port of Tarregona. His heroism in boarding an enemy ship at 1642's Battle of Barcelona was sufficiently commendable that it would 12 years later result in command of the 30-gun frigate Le Persee. With peace between France and Spain in 1643, Valbelle at the age of 16 began applying some of his considerable fortune to construction of privateers for his own account, the privateers or corsairs sailing with Maltese letters of marque authorizing destruction of all things Muslim afloat or ashore. It was during the next few years of corsair success that he earned his sobriquet Le Tigre and became well known to the court at Versailles. And in the salons of Paris where his Hospitaller vows of chastity and abstention were sorely tried. In 1647 at the age of 20 he was made a Hospitaller galley captain and by late-August of that year was engaged with the Ottoman enemy in fleet combat between Chios and Smyrna, modern Izmir. Valbelle returned to the Luxury Holidays Cruising GreeceAegean as a Hospitaller in both 1648 and 1649, interdicting marine support for the Ottoman siege of Candia. By 1654 France and Spain were again at war, and Valbelle returned to French service in command of Le Persee. That command was lost in a 1656 battle with a four-ship English squadron off Minorca in the Balearics, each of the four larger than Le Persee. With Valbelle continuing the fight from a sand spit following destruction of his vessel, the English declared a cease fire and provided Valbelle with a pinnace to transport his few remaining crew to France. Valbelle's heroism on that occasion was cause for French historian Leon Guerin to wax lyrical with praise, much of it earned. To collapse this almost unending saga to a conclusion, June 1673 found Valbelle a part of Prince Rupert's Anglo-French fleet engaging the Dutch at Schooneveldt where he famously came to the rescue of Edward Spragge about to lose his ship to Cornelis Tromp as depicted in the first painting above. Three years later he was off Sicily at the Battles of Stromboli and Augusta engaged against Michiel de Ruyter, that most famous of all Dutch admirals. At the latter battle as here depicted de Ruyter was mortally wounded, causing French Admiral Abraham Duquesne to respectfully disengage. Jean-Baptiste de Valbelle went on to greater glory and a Hospitaller Grand Cross. He was promoted by Louis XIV to the rank of lieutenant général de ses armées navales effective 1 January 1682, but died of an unknown disease eight months before that date, and the rest is history. So whether you are dreaming of a blue cruise or of a honeymoon cruise, or of an island hop, or simply of a cruise at the crossroads of history, you might charter the luxury sailing yacht Tiger to cruise through history along Turkey's Turquoise Coast and among Aegean Islands of Greece. Come aboard Tiger, a luxury sailing yacht offering a holiday par excellence and learn the missing chapters of Jean-Baptiste de Valbelle's history. Come aboard a crewed charter yacht with an experienced crew able to show you Le Tigre's route up the Turkish coast to Greek Chios or down the Greek Dodecanese to Crete, or crisscrossing the Aegean in search of Tiger prey. Tiger, a proper luxury yacht available for charter cruising Greece and Turkey. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at bcycharter@aol.com