Gulet, from the French golette (schooner), is a traditional Turkish broad-beamed wooden coastal sailing vessel with a raised bow, a broad, flat stern, a main foremast and secondary mast aft. Turkey’s wooden gulets are configured with powerful diesel engines to provide primary power, and sails to provide additional power, or primary power in strong winds. This means you can sail silently when the wind allows, but go wherever you want reliably with motor power.
Gulets are particularly good as pleasure sailing vessels because of their broad beam, which gives them lots of deck space—particularly aft—and plenty of rooms for spacious cabins. Turkish gulets come in many sizes, from small 50 foot-long craft with the necessary equipment to large, luxurious 110 foot air-conditioned vessels with every convenience and luxury.