Hanse 575

From Sydney Harbour to the Turkish Coast

In October 2016, Brent and I flew into Marmaris, Turkey for our first encounter with the new Hanse 57, Mariner.

A long held desire to cruise the Mediterranean had taken shape. It all started with a visit to the Yacht Share Mediterranean booth at Sydney Boat show in 2014, where Bob Howie introduced us to the concept of Yacht Syndication.

Our three week adventure began at the Marina in Marmaris with a briefing from Mehtin, our valuable contact and problem solver in Turkey. YSM provided a skipper for the first three days to familiarise us with the boat and introduce us to cruising in Turkey, which was very helpful to get started.

Our first week was spent sailing east from Marmaris to the Gulf of Fethiye. Peaceful settled weather was ideal for getting used to the boat and learning how she sailed in the fairly light winds. Mastering the electronics was a challenge, but many pleasant hours were spent at anchor studying manuals between swims and beers. 

Friends of ours joined us in week 2 and we explored the beautiful Gulf of Fethiye and its many anchorages. Roman ruins dot the shoreline everywhere.  Ancient Lycian rock tombs were a short hike up the hillside from the cove at Tomb Bay.

A highlight was a trip up the Dalyan River to the historic site of Caunos, a well preserved Roman town, where we hiked up to the Acropolis for amazing views of the Delta below.
Although it was the end of the season, several quayside and beachside restaurants were still open for some amazing dining experiences. But the favourite was dining in the cockpit in the twilight at anchor on Mariner.

The cruising grounds in this area are stunningly beautiful with wooded slopes right down to the waters edge and beautifully clear water. The weather we encountered was near perfect, 26 degrees, water temperature 23 degrees, and blue skies for 3 weeks! The Turkish people were extremely friendly and helpful. The local food and produce were lovely, and the Turkish wine and beer very drinkable.
Our first trip was an outstanding success, and we look forward to our next adventure sailing the Aegean coast of Turkey and the Dodecanese islands of Greece in 2017.

Jo Carr

Hanse 575 Yacht Share Mediterranean

Sun Odyssey 36i - Schnecke

SK-Yachting, thank you for making it a lovely holiday for us. We were very happy with the boat, the weather, the people and the wine! What  else is there after all… This was our maiden voyage as skippers and our first trip as a married couple, and we hope to spend many anniversary doing the same. We cannot thank you enough! 

Michael and Amy Ramirez


Beneteau Oceanis 45 - Tonic

Very comfortable boat, beautiful setting, very relaxing!
A great boat to sail and cruise in! Wonderfully helpful people at SK-Yachting - very friendly and very prompt inserting out our problems. Thank you for a great holiday and sailing experience. Cheers!

Allen, Hodgins


Belize 43 M - She San

We thoroughly enjoyed the last week on board the  gorgeous ‘She San’ with the fantastic on board help on day 1 from Sahin!! The number of different bays we explored were beautiful and cannot wait to return very soon and explore the rest of them. Your country is amazing!! Many thanks for all your help!!

Family Swan


Beneteau 50 - Viktoria II

The Norwegian families Sterud and Orgland spent a beautiful week on Viktoria II. First Saturday evening to Ciftlik. Next day lunch in Serce Limani and diner /overnight in Bozuk Bükü. Next day lunch in Nay at Symi and overnight in Bozburun. Heavy rain and wind for one night. Next day lunch and sunbathing in ‘Dirsek’, very nice and overnight in Selimiye. Thursday all the way back to ‘Bozuk Bükü’ with lunch stay in ‘Serce limani’. Nice wind and good sailing. Last day sailing from ‘Bozuk Bükü’ to Marmaris. We enjoyed the boat, nature, water and restaurants. No accidents, good fortune only missing spray hood in strong wind and sea spray was spoiling it a bit. Thank you SK-Yachting.

Sterud, Orgland


Sun Odyssey 42i - Nazli Deniz

Hello  Everyone!
The boat is great. The service is wonderful. Views  are amazing and the  weather is fine. We had a really awesome holiday here. Thanks to SK-Yachting and see U later!

Nazli Deniz, Sun Odyssey 42i, 30.08.2013


Beneteau 57 - Luna

Two great weeks on board. Luna is a strong, fast, reliable boat. The SK-Yachting  team has been very helpful during those 2 weeks. The family enjoyed a lot those 2 weeks with Luna. Thank you to SK-Yachting.
Fabrice and his family.




Sun Odyssey 36i - Schnecke

Wonderful  trip in a very well maintained boat! We were lucky, because we had a good wind and a lot of pleasure and fun in sailing. We were a quite mixed crew, one child 5 adults preferring small quiet places for anchoring/mooring and we can recommend ‘Ciftlik’ and ‘Bozukkale’ J

Don’t miss ‘Symi’ … and swim as much as you can :) 



Salina 48 - Rough Boy

We spent 2 great weeks sailing in Turkey! The boat was fantastic and the perfect size for a family of 11 people!! We had our own space and could have stayed another 2 weeks easily.

SK-Yachting was great in terms of organisation and support we needed! We would strongly recommend you to any family! Best regards De Haro, Mead families

De Haro, Mead


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