Gulet / Ketch / Trandil - traditional Motorsailor
Gulet (turkish motorsailor) is a traditional design of a two-masted
wooden sailing vessel from the south-west coast of Turkey, although
similar vessels can be found all around the eastern Mediterranean. Today
this type of motorsailor vessel varying in size from 14 to 35 meters is
popular for tourist charters. For considerations of crew economy,
diesel power is now almost universally used and many are not properly
rigged for sailing.
Ketch is also a traditional motorsailor with two masts: a main mast, and
a shorter mizzen mast abaft (rearward) of the main mast, but forward of
the rudder. Both masts are rigged mainly fore-and-aft. From one to
three jibs may be carried forward of the main mast when going windward.
If a ketch is not rigged for jibs it is called a cat ketch, sometimes
called a periauger. On older, larger ketches the main mast may in
addition carry one or more square rigged topsails.
The motorsailor ketch is popular among long distance cruisers as the
additional sail allows for a better balance, and a smaller more easily
handled mainsail for the same overall sail area. It also allows sailing
on mizzen and jib only without introducing excessive lee helm, and in an
emergency can be quite well steered without use of the rudder. The
ketch is a popular rig in northern European waters where sudden
increases in wind strength sometimes requires a rapid reefing: the
mainsail can be dropped, reducing sail and leaving a balanced sail-plan
with jib and mizzen set. Running before the wind or reaching across the
wind, a ketch may carry extra sails such as a spinnaker on the main
mast, and a spinnaker or (mizzen staysail) on the mizzen mast.
Tirhandil is the centuries-old workhorse of the Mediterranean and is
similar to its cousin, the caique and the Greek transport vessel called
perama. The Greek equivalent of tirhandil is trechenderi.The
translated definition of tirhandil from Kaptan Kilavuzu is as follows: A
sailing vessel with origins from the Marmaris area having two masts, a
bow spirit and lateen sails. The vessel is beak-nosed with a scoop stern
and ample interior capacity. While it has often been suggested
that gulets evolved from tirhandils ( trandils) to utilize deck space in
order to haul cargo from sponge diving expeditions, it seems that this
may not have been the case.
Because tirhandils / trandils, despite generally being the superior
sailing vessel of the three, have less aft deck space for Blue Cruise
voyages, they are not as frequently commissioned by local builders and
thus remain elusive. Yet it is the tirhandil, more so than the gulet,
which carries the most traditional elements of Aegean sailing boats of
the last two millenniums. As people realize that beauty and sea
worthiness is more important than plain functionality and deck space,
the Aegean Tirhandil will make a come back into the hearts and souls of
more sophisticated mariners of the region.
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New Gulets for sale or so called Gullet Constructions
We support two different gulet shipyards for new constructions, one is located in Tuzla Istanbul, named MURAL Yatcilik and the second one is ARMALLE Yatcilik, located in Bozburun. Both shipyards are specialized for luxury gulets, which are still good in sailing.
Please view our page: NEW GULET
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Used Gulets for sale or so called second hand motorsailors
Get an overview about our second hand motorsailors for sale and click here
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