Despite a cool and wet winter, we were nevertheless able to finish the scheduled upgrades on time . During a couple beautiful days this week, we raised our sails for the first time in 2022. It gave us the opportunity to put the sails, our shiny new dinghy, the quieter generator, and enhancements such as the dishwashing machine to the test.
While doing so, we were treated to breathtaking scenery and culinary wizardry that revealed acclaimed Chef Caner to be in excellent shape. I'm going to share some impressions in this blog to whet your appetite for the upcoming season.
Sailing Chef Gulet Upgrades and introducing our new Captain
Our twelve-guest Sailing Chef Gulet is in the best shape of its life as the season begins. The environmental upgrades, which include new cold and hot water tanks, high-capacity solar panels, and a silent generator, will benefit our guests immensely. In addition to the existing air conditioning, fans have been installed in the cabins for maximum comfort. A dishwasher guarantees that water use is minimized while also allowing our staff to devote more time with the guests.
Most importantly, we're welcoming Mujdat, our new Captain, and Alperen, a crew member. Mujdat came to the Sailing Chef team with a rich experience and a deep understanding of the region. He has sailed with international guests for over two decades and speaks great English. Alperen, a fresh deckhand with previous experience, joins the crew. We are thrilled to welcome them both to Sailing Chef, and I'm looking forward to introducing them to our guests this season.
A brand new dinghy with high power Honda engine
As shared above, we acquired a brand new dinghy with a 40HP Honda engine. The new boat creates more comfort carrying or guests to and from destinations ashore. It also creates even more water fun opportunities for children of all ages as it has the horsepower to pull at high speeds. The new crane system is now electric instead of the hand operated system that conveniently kept our crew in shape.
Great progress on the new Gulet “Sailing Chef II”
Upgrades to the recently added Sailing Chef II Gulet are on schedule. We informed you at the start of this year about our plans to expand our capacity by adding another Gulet. On this Gulet, too, we dedicated to considerable updates in order to meet the trusted Sailing Chef quality standards.
I'm happy to report that the renovations are coming along nicely, with the new bathrooms, for example, nearing completion. They are simply stunning as you can see in the pictures.
The Gulet is currently docked at the Kairos Marina. The goal is to return to the sea by the third week of April, in time to welcome the first guests aboard the Sailing Chef II Gulet in May.We've begun accepting new reservations for the seasons 2022 and 2023.
The Sailing Chef II Gulet, which can accommodate ten guests, is now available for gulet charter. On the Gulet, there are five double cabins. There are double beds in three of the rooms and two single beds in the others. In May and October, the cost of a carefree all-inclusive week starts at €7.900. June and September are €8.800, while July and August are €9.600.
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Overall, it's been a busy winter with excellent outcomes for our visitors.
Furthermore, with the restoration of ferry services between Greece and Turkey, the options expand even further. You can prolong your vacation by flying to Rhodes or Kos, which are both a ferry ride away from the Datca peninsula, where your Sailing Chef Blue Voyage departs and arrives.
We're really looking forward to the new season and can't wait to welcome our first guests next week.
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Welcome to the season of 2022. Welcome aboard!
Your Sailing Chef Team
p.s. Stay tuned for the announcement of our new partner hotel for 2022. We expect to reach an agreement for the benefit of our guests in the next week.