Definition of gulet in English:

gulet

noun

  • A traditional Turkish wooden sailing boat, now often used for holiday cruises.

    • ‘The entire gulet and her crew are only in your service.’
    • ‘Sense the spirit of times gone by - sailing has a new dimension on board our authentic mahogany gulet.’
    • ‘Prices are based on 2 adults sharing a cabin on the gulet specified on a full board basis including soft drinks.’
    • ‘As I slid off the gently rocking gulet, I decided that this was basic recreational diving as near perfect as it would ever be.’
    • ‘Each gulet boasts 6 to 8 wood-panelled cabins with either a double bed or a bunk bed arrangement.’
    • ‘My wife and I had our wedding anniversary in Istanbul and then we spent some time on a gulet.’
    • ‘Our gulets follow in the paths of ancient geographers whose accounts you can read as you sail along.’
    • ‘We also offer the chance for single persons, couples and small groups to enjoy these cruises, as some gulets are also available for cabin charters.’
    • ‘Like all gulets, Aleyna is absurdly romantic, with her rakish lines and piratical poop deck, blue canvas awnings and gleaming varnish thick as barley sugar.’
    • ‘Interpac represents over 60 hand-picked private yachts and gulets in Turkey ranging from 40 feet to 170 feet.’
    • ‘Turkish dive gulets favour family holidays and the Med is a great destination for families with a diving interest.’
    • ‘Probably of more interest are the charming motor-yachts called gulets which jostle for position along the pier, waiting to take tourists to nearby islands, beaches and coves.’
    • ‘The Greek equivalent of Turkish gulets are known as caïques, yet in general the term motorsailers is used.’
    • ‘Formerly known as caiques, gulets are beautiful, broad-beamed, hand-built wooden sailing boats, but unfortunately these days the sails are strictly for show.’
    • ‘He explained that he was also the owner of a Turkish yacht called a gulet that ran four-day excursions along the country's southwest Mediterranean coast.’
    • ‘But off Gulvercin Adasi, about 15 minutes by hardboat from Kas, a 55 ft wooden sailing/motorised gulet lies in 25m of water.’
    • ‘Turkish gulets are turning up as dive boats all over the world.’
    • ‘Although the gulets are essentially motor yachts, it is possible to sail certain distances during a Blue Cruise.’
    • ‘Over the years gulets have evolved from traditional crafts for fishing and transport into their present profile with a broad beam and wide deck.’
    • ‘Multi-activity specialist Neilson has also found that Mediterranean dive holidays aboard Turkish gulets are getting good repeat business from groups.’

Origin

Turkish, via Italian goletta from French goélette.

Pronunciation:

gulet

/ˈɡuːlɛt/