Who am I ? Born in 1958. As a little toddler, I helped my father to build two boats. My love for the sea became a passion and since 1969 I sailed almost everywhere on this planet. Actually in 2005, from passion it turned to be my job and I ended up in Turkey, my second passion. After having pilot-skills in the army, I took maritime-courses in the sea-sailing school in Belgium, called BLOSO. After a big number of sea-miles and all these years of experience, I know Turkey & the Greek Islands very good. languages : Dutch, French, English, German and Turkish.contact us
Kalamazoo is located in Gocek, Turkey. This is the most green area on the riviera.
The journey starts and ends in Göcek, 20min from Dalaman-airport.
We offer tailormade packages too. Please contact us.
Example of some standard sailing trips on a weekly base.
a / bays-tour
This is a perfect tour for families with kids and todlers. The route is more sheltered and sailing trips are about 3 to 4 hours a day. Destinations: Boynuz-buku, Wall-bay, Small Sarsala, Amigo restaurant in 22fathom-cove, Kapi-creek, Karacaoren, Gemiler, Coldwaterbay, Fethiye City, Kargi bay, Terzane and new: Olive Island, next to the elderly located Nomad restaurant.
The bays are all very authentic and come with a berth in a beautiful green area with crystal-clear water. Fethiye is a small town and usually we moor off in the boutique hotel Yacht Classic for a last night.
b / Direction West
These are the destinations that we can reach in one week: two bays mentioned above and further on Ekincik. Here are 2 options, or the exclusive restaurant My Marina or anchored in front of the small village. Marmaris, Ciftlik (beach and several jetties) Serçe Limani, Bozukkale (broken castle, literally translated), Symi and Rhodes (Greek Islands).
c / Direction East
Usually we sail to Karacaoren, so on to Kalkan and Kas, two small villages. It is also possible to head for the Greek Island of Megisti, Meis in Turkish, the Greek mini-village Castelorizo. Besides these trips more possibilities, especially when you stay longer on board. Anything that resorts under the 12-island group, the Dodecanese; Kos, Kalymnos, Patmos, Nisiros, Bodrum, Simena, Kekova, Tilos, Khalki ,etc. Starting from different harbors is possible.
Leopard 47 built by Robertson&Caine, South-Africa.
Name : Kalamazoo.
4 double Cabins, en-suite bathrooms with Elect Toilet, lavabo & shower
Length: 14.68m Width: 7.4 m Depth: 1.35m
Mast height: 23.56m
Weight: 9.80ton Loaded weight: 15.5ton
Sail surface: 136m2 : High Performance-sails , laminated & 3-radial !
Water: 820l + 2x42l hotwaterboilers and spectra watermaker
Engines: 2 Type; Yanmar 4H saildrive 56pk, 2blade gori-foldingprops
220V 24u/24u (sunpanels & inverters) & Wifi !
Tender/rib 3.7m motor : Tohatsu 15HP
Passerella, fixed railing, suite-able for wheelchairs (330cm x60cm)
TV+dvd, radio/cd with AUX and USB in.
◾Space, inside and outside.
◾Trampoline for easy tanning at the for-deck.
◾High sailing-performance for a cruising catamaran.
◾Sailing without any heeling.
◾High Stability-feeling .
◾Swimming-platform with cold and hot-water shower
◾Full-option, unequalled equipment for a charter boat.
◾Captain : Languages : Dutch, French, English, German, Turkish