Virtuoso Yacht Charter Monohull
Number of Crew
2 Master, 3 Double, 1 Twin
Bed measures: Master cabin: 180/200 cm; Double cabins: 160/200 cm; Twin: 90/200 cm.
Captain Ersin KamÄ±Å is spending his third year mastering a luxury sailing gulet “Virtuoso”. Ersin is 38 years old, and he’s been working as a captain for almost one third of his life. Being originally from Hopa, located at the Black Sea coast of Turkey, he completed his professional education in Maritime College of Kocaeli near Istanbul. At the age of 23 Ersin received his captain license, and since then he’s been working at luxury charter yachts sailing in the Easter Mediterranean. He knows perfectly the sailing area of South-Eastern Turkey and islands of Greece. Apart from being a true professional, Captain Ersin has a debonair personality. He’s very friendly and communicative. He’s always there for the guests whenever they want to choose the best and the most interesting destination in the area, and ready to show a quiet secluded bay with crystal-clear turquoise water or an authentic village with some historical sights to explore and great restaurants to enjoy a wonderful culinary journey. One of the most favorite sailing areas for Ersin is Cyclades islands and the coast near Turkish little yachtsmen town Bozburun. Captain is very passionate about the sea and gulets. He’s been through the refit with “Virtuoso” and knows his yacht perfectly. He’s a true team leader having great relationships with his crew.
First mate, Can (pron. Djan) YurttaÅ is a very interesting and versatile young man coming originally from KuÅadasÄ±. Being only 21 years of age, he’s already doing his seventh season working in marine business, holds a captain’s license, speaks excellent English, and owns perfect service and hospitality skills. After high school Can also attended Maritime College of Kocaeli, like Captain Ersin. After the graduation, he took some additional training courses, successfully passed all necessary exams and received a license, which allows him to master a yacht. For his perseverance and high professionalism, Can has been promoted this year to the position of the first mate. He helps Captain and his teammates, participates in service and takes care of any questions, which may arise. Can is very kind and attentive. In his free time, Can loves bowling, fishing, walking outdoors and exploring new places. His younger brother is also a sailor and plans to make it a part of his lifetime career, just like his elder brother. Can really loves his job and is happy when guests are enjoying the most of their holiday aboard “Virtuoso”.
Chef Mehmet Özgür Sert is a naturally gifted man. He is 34 years old and originally comes from a beautiful inland Turkish town Bolu, which is near the Black Sea. Being a chef is not only a lifetime profession for Mehmet, it is his true passion. Before starting to work aboard luxury charter yachts and cook culinary masterpieces for guests from all parts of the world, Mehmet worked in Istanbul. There he was mastering kitchens in luxury restaurants and hotels, always improving and polishing his skills. In wintertime, Mehmet comes back to Istanbul to spend time with his wife and two kids. Chef Mehmet doesn’t only please the tastes of his guests with various dishes of Turkish and Ottoman cuisines, Italian, French, and Japanese, but also with his own recipes. He loves using inspiration and experimenting with ingredients, tastes, and decors of his dishes. Mehmet is also excellent in pastry making. These are his own secrets, but we’d love to know how he makes those brownies and meringues so light and sweet to a turn. When not working, Mehmet loves being with his family, spending time near the sea and swimming, travelling and vising historical places. It is Chef Mehmet’s third year aboard “Virtuoso” luxury yacht.
Eda Aras is working as a stewardess aboard “Virtuoso”. It is her first year in maritime business, but she’s already showing great performance. Eda is 20 years old, and she’s very perseverant young lady, who loves the sea, adores working with people and growing professionally. After high school in KuÅadasÄ±, she was enrolled in Maritime College of Kocaeli. Eda is happy with her choice. She says the job becomes more and more interesting for her and opens new horizons in life. This year Eda is responsible for keeping the staterooms in excellent condition during the charters and helping her teammates with service. She plans to continue working aboard the yacht and never stop mastering her skills to the top. When Eda has a free time, she spends it for reading books or fishing.
Ali Özgür Kaya is 22 years of age. Aboard Virtuoso, he is working as a seaman. It is his second season with the crew. Ali is a professional young man, who’s helping Captain and his colleague ÇaÄdaÅ to maintain “Virtuoso” in excellent condition, open sails when the wind is right, a guests with water sports. Ali has also graduated from a maritime college, and his life goal is to become a yacht captain. We believe Ali has all skills to achieve his goals. What makes him a great team member of the crew is his friendly smile and a strong belief in the integrity of teamwork.
ÇaÄdaÅ (pron. Tschaa-dash) GüneÅ is a also seaman, and it’s also his first year with Virtuoso. Although he’s been working aboard luxury yachts for the past six years. He shows excellent seaman skills and knows what a perfect service must be like. He is 24 years of age. ÇaÄdaÅ comes from the northern part of Turkey, from a town called Kastamonu. That’s where he went to high school. Even though his hometown isn’t located by the sea, ÇaÄdaÅ always loved the water. So, it is no wonder he’s chosen to dedicate his life to a marine profession. However, ÇaÄdaÅ is expanding his horizons. After finishing maritime education and receiving a yacht captain license, ÇaÄdaÅ began to study Tourism and Hospitality at the university. If ÇaÄdaÅ has a free time, he’s happy to play football, listen to music and swim in some warm waters. ÇaÄdaÅ has a very kind, friendly, and collected personality.
2 x Water Ski
2 X Canoe
Satellite TV in each cabin
Flybridge features bar, grill, dining table for 12 persons
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability and individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This Yacht offers a “Plus Expenses” Rate:
Included are the Yacht and its onboard equipment as well as the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are food and beverages, fuel for the yacht and its tender, any dockage, airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any cruising permits, licenses and other charter related expenses. Crew gratuity, although optional is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Advanced Provisioning Allowance:
For "Plus Expenses" charters, yachts request an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is generally estimated at 20% - 25% of the base charter fee for sailing yachts (catamarans and monohulls) and at 30%-35% for motor yachts. The APA essentially creates a bank account for the Captain to purchase provisions, fuel, dockage, food, beverages, bar, and other consumables on the charterer's behalf. The Captain will keep all receipts and manage a running balance of the account, so that expenditures can be checked at any time. Any amount not used will be refunded at the end of the charter. If during the charter the costs have exceeded the collected APA, then additional funds will be required for the outstanding bills. All purchases are transparent and nothing is marked up. The APA is used purely for the charterer's provisions and charter-related expenses.
Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however some yachts reserve the right to make last minute changes to their availability and rates. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may be attached to certain destinations and dates, such as Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. Kindly contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s final rate and availability.
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