QUEEN OF SALMAKIS YACHT REVIEW
Sailing yachts are seeing a resurgence of interest as they modernise for the 21st Century, and 39.1m/128.3ft luxury gulet QUEEN OF SALMAKIS is one impressive example currently cruising in the Turkey charter grounds. Built in 2019, she has on board a great collection of water toys suited to the region, a Jacuzzi and bars, plus accommodation for up to 18 guests in eight en-suite cabins, with every detail seen to by the highly trained crew of seven.
Modern living meets timeless style within S/Y QUEEN OF SALMAKIS, where light wooden panelling and soft curves in the furnishings make for a welcoming environment. Careful attention has been paid to maintaining ample space on board, and guests will find an uncluttered layout. A C-shaped sofa is placed to port along with a large table for everyone to dine together in the air conditioned interior, with drinks supplied by the forward bar. One of the subtle advantages of a modern vessel is the improved interior lighting, creating bright indoor social spaces to keep the party going long after sunset.
As a modern built sailing yacht, QUEEN OF SALMAKIS has all of the desirable amenities today's guests wish for, plus the elegance and ambiance of a traditional vessel that makes sailing yachts still so popular.
The canvas covered aft deck is designed for groups to dine alfresco together and savour the warmth and clean air, and the wet bar has a selection of refreshments to complement any dish. The comfortable curving sofa makes the place enticing to sit and rest even outside of mealtimes, whilst taking in the views of such places as the serene islands around Bodrum and Marmaris. Sunbeds along the stern are the perfect place to unwind in the midday heat, and guests who want to cool off with a dip into the sea have easy access down the gangplank.
The amidships section is laid out with sunbeds for a more sun-exposed alternative to the stern, and the foredeck offers an alternative lounging and casual dining area with another crescent sofa, a pair of tables and deep sunbeds fitted to the shape of the bow. The freshwater hot and cold Jacuzzi placed between them is perfect for friends and couples to unwind in the daylight or under the stars.
The water toys
There is a marvellous collection of water toys ideal for all ages and activity levels, giving guests an adrenaline rush or allowing them to get up close to the incredible coastal features of the Turkish Riviera: Jet ski, water ski and take to the wakeboard in the coves south of Antalya, and use the Seabob to zip around the amazing snorkelling sites at Fethiye. Canoe and paddleboard along the beaches at leisure, and harness the strong sea breeze for windsurfing.
Other entertainments on board include a DVD player, home theatre system and a PlayStation in the salon for a choice of ways to pass the time during transit or quiet evenings.
Luxury gulet QUEEN OF SALMAKIS is an ideal vessel for couples and extended families, providing overnight accommodation for up to 18 guests across 8 modern and minimalist en-suite cabins: 2 Master suites, 2 triple cabins and 4 double cabins.
The two Master suites are of equal size and have the same amenities: The king-sized bed offers plenty of space for the occupants to rest and recover before the next day of sightseeing along the Dalmatian Coast, and the sofas along both sides of the room along with the wall-mounted widescreen TV create a private lounge for some peace and quiet away from the full group.
The triple cabins are furnished with a double and single bed and are ideal for couples with a child, while the four double cabins are of a comparable size.
Air conditioning is installed in all cabins for a pleasant night's rest even on the hottest summer nights.
Luxury gulet QUEEN OF SALMAKIS is well-suited to the Turquoise Coast charter grounds, and her contemporary looks and amenities will ensure her popularity in the years to come.