ARIVA II GULET
The “Ariva II” gulet is a great 25 meter long, wooden sailing boat, built with the most modern techniques and boasting a traditional design.Built by the most prestigious Turkish shipyard in Bodrum, Ariva II is a classic Turkish square stern gulet: it is a very robust and seaworthy boat, with teak bridge and ketch sail plan (two masts) with gaffs, jib and fore sail.
The onboard spaces available to guests are superior than the usual sailing boats. The stern deck is used as a covered veranda with an awning, a table and a sofa with cushions for eating or relaxing outside. At the center of the boat, there is a large indoor room with dining table and bar, lounge area with TV, VCR, Hi-Fi stereo and a variety of games. This room gives access to the cabins below deck, all equipped with double bed (two with double bed and one with single bed), private bathroom with shower and hot water, and air conditioning. The kitchen is located on the upper deck with access from the indoor room. The bow offers a comfortable sun deck, a sofa with pillows which is very much appreciated by those who love sunbathing and the “sweet doing nothing”.
During the Ottoman Empire, these boats were used for transporting both goods and persons, sailing the Aegean Sea, from the Bosphorus to the Black Sea, from the Turkish coast to Greece and the Adriatic Sea, the Ionian Sea, all Sicilian islands, the Aeolian and Egadi Islands, along the Tyrrhenian Sea to Sardinia, the Pontine Islands, the Tremiti and Corsica.