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Turquoise Coast

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Fethiye, Ölüdeniz, Kelebekler Vadisi.

Sailing & Flying

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Sail yacht sailing on the blurred horizon and a seagull flying on the blue Marmara Sea.

Watching the Horizons: Aleida's Story

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When talking about yachting and luxury charter yachts I should tell about Aleida. Her story is a case study for business management schools. What makes her story more interesting to me than those of Paris Hilton and Donald Trump is that she is a retired office worker and mom! Aleida is a German Frau worked and retired in Turkey. She married a Turkish man and grew up her children. Her sons graduated as boat building engineers. She borrowed business loan for start up capital from her brothers in Germany as angel investors. Aleida and her sons started up their yacht charter company Eser Yachting in Marmaris. They built their own luxury charter boat Lyra, a gulet, traditional Aegean schooner with two masts and five sails. Now they manage their own flotilla in Marmaris. Salute Aleida!

Aegean Sailing Log from Marmaris

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May 30, Saturday evening. We are in Marmaris Marina, meeting on board. Marina is full of sails, boats, goulettes, schooners. I notice one of them: "Bonbon". We watch the sunset among countless masts, strings, riggings, meet the people at the dinner on board, and chat.

Full Sail!

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Luxury charter yacht Lyra of Marmaris sailing at Aegean Mediterranean Sea at Gulf of Fethiye. Crew setting full sail with every stitch of canvas like in good old days.

Brunch at Okluk Bay

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Moored at Okluk Bay of the Gulf of Gökova between Marmaris and Bodrum at Aegean Mediterranean Sea, described "Paradise on Earth" by Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Sailboat Yeşil, Jeanneau SunShine 36, TUR 3600.