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Cobra Junior
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Greece And Turkey

Chartering Greece

This ketch-rigged sailing yacht was laid down and launched at the Bodrum yard of Cobra Yachting,
and has benefitted from a 34-year learning curve optimizing space and performance. Recently renamed Sway, she offers two master cabins and two double cabins each with
in-cabin entertainment systems and private bathrooms. She also offers
an unforgettable holiday garnished with haute cuisine.

Chartering Turkey

Chartering Greece


Chartering Greece

Technical Specifications:

Constructed: 2005
Refit: 2010
LOA: 88.5 ft
Beam: 21.3 ft
Draft: 7.2 ft
Sail Area: 3283 sq ft
Engines: (2) 265 hp Volvo Penta
Generators: (2) 28 kva Kohler
Displacement: 110,000 lbs
Water Tanks: 395 gal
Fuel Tanks: 1,050 gal
Speed Under Sail: 11 knots
Speed Under Power: 12 knots

Equipment:

Furling Headsails
Lazy Jack Main & Mizzen
Autopilot, GPS
Electric Windlass
VHF Radio-Telephone
Air Conditioning
Plasma Television w/DVD Player
CD Stereo Music System
Dingy w/80 hp Outboard


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Chartering Turkey

Chartering Greece

Chartering Turkey


Chartering Turkey

Chartering Greece

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Chartering Turkey

Dear Homo Sapiens, There is no need to continue reading this page. What follows is intended for search engine robots and spiders and not necessarily for human beings. Further information concerning crewed sailing yachts chartering Greece and Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the blue links immediately above. Thank You. You may be searching for information on cobras, venomous snakes up to twenty-four feet in length native to southern Asia and Africa but nowhere to be found in the Mediterranean basin. If so, you've found the wrong web page, but we may be able to provide a little information on snakes, anyway. On the other hand, you may be searching for Cobra Yachting, a Turkish company building yachts in Bodrum on the eastern periphery of the Aegean Sea, that body of water stretching from mainland Greece to the west coast of Turkey. If so, you are closer to the mark. You have found a web page dealing with a yacht laid down and built by that company: Cobra Junior now Sway. The adjective "Junior" is merely a reflection of the fact that Cobra Yachting's earlier commissions were of larger yachts, and is not intended to take anything away from this superb sailing ketch chartering Greece and Turkey, a yacht which has benefitted from experience obtained in building her older sisters. Bodrum, you should know, sits at the crossroads of history. Ancient Halicarnassus, it is the birthplace of Herodotus, author of the first history text, entitled History. It is also the site of the monumental tomb of Mausolus, King of Caria, the tomb once one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Alexander The Great was delayed here besieging Halicarnassus. Alexander's principal lieutenant Ptolemy, later Ptolemy I Soter, King or Pharaoh of Egypt, continued the siege for the better part of a year after Alexander moved on. Cleopatra, a direct descendant of Ptolemy, holidayed here. The Hospitaller Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem built a castle here. And throughout all of these centuries the residents of Halicarnassus or Bodrum were building wooden caiques here, the current generation termed gulets of which Cobra Junior is one. But Halicarnassus has also seen its share of snakes. These snakes, sea snakes, were mammals and not reptiles. They were pirates, pirates sometimes legitimized as corsairs with government authority for their depredations, but sea snakes nonetheless. One of these sea snakes was Enrichi, occasionally in the employ of Ottoman Sultan Beyazid II, but certainly a snake. He was active in the Turkish and Venetian Aegean for at least a decade before his death in 1501. In that ten-year span he colluded with other sea snakes such as Caplici, Cozomiti, and Kara Hasan each of whom with Enrichi commanded one or Chartering Turkeymore galliots or small galleys of 18 to 22 oars per side and a single lateen-rigged mast. Some of these galliots such as the small galliot or fusta depicted at left may have been built in Bodrum, then called Petronium by resident Hospitallers. Enrichi first came to the attention of history in Ottoman Thessaloniki where in 1491 he murdered a Venetian merchant and stole the merchant's cargo and ship. Venice and Ottoman Turkey were not then at war and Enrichi became the subject of an Ottoman arrest warrant, a warrant he successfully avoided during five years of Aegean rape, murder, and pillage. In 1496, though, he was captured at Chios by the beylerbey or governor of Anatolia. The governor might have ended this sea snake's reign of terror then and there, but instead attempted to turn a loser into a winner by enlisting Enrichi in service to the sultan. Thus began five years of legitimized carnage, principally in the Venetian Aegean. Not satisfied with Ottoman wages, however, Enrichi in 1501 resumed his independent ways and, as cobras devour their own, immediately turned his attention to his recent employers, raiding along Turkey's southern shore all the way to (then Egyptian, now Syrian) Latakia. Later, with the governor again in pursuit, Enrichi headed for the western Aegean island of Negroponte (Euboea) recently Venetian but then Ottoman and continued to devour his own. With the local beylerbey as well as the beylerbey of Anatolia in pursuit he next headed for the Cyclades island of Milos where offshore shoals impeded his arrival. Washed ashore, Enrichi was captured by Venetian overlords, tied to one of his own oars, and, his infamy having preceded his arrival, roasted over low heat. Caplici and Cozomiti had meanwhile been captured by Ottoman authorities and hung at Lesbos; Kara Hasan had been severely wounded by a Venetian cannon ball off Keffalinia but was to soon return to further harass the Serene Republic until his 1521 demise at the hands of Kheir-ed-Din Barbarossa. As you may very well be dreaming of a yacht charter among Greek islands, you might wish to be aware of this chapter at the crossroads of history. For yes, you can now sail the crossroads of history absent the sea snakes, calling in at Bodrum, Chios, Lesbos, Euboea, and Milos, avoiding the latter's rocks with Cobra Junior's experienced crew. Or you may sail Turkey's southern coast almost as far as strife-ridden Syria, past ancient Caria, Lycia, Pamphylia, and Cilicia, pausing along the way to wonder about the cliff-side temple tombs at Caunos, the lighthouse at Patara with huge Greek letters instructing arriving mariners, the magnificent granary at Andriake where Saint Paul trans-shipped a prisoner en route to Rome, and the awe-inspiring Roman theater at Aspendos. And at Aspendos you might attend Verdi's opera Aida in all of its pomp and circumstance. You might do all of this aboard Cobra Junior or Sway, a four-cabin crewed yacht chartering both Greece and Turkey, cruising one of the world's few remaining tree-fringed coasts, cruising from pastel-hued Dodecanese islands to sugar-cube encrusted Cyclades islands, and cruising through history, as well. Come sail these crossroads, breathe the aroma of pine-shrouded coves dotting Turkey's Turquoise Coast, bask under a gentle Cyclades sun after swimming in its azure sea, join in the search for a perfect tsatziki, climb to an ancient acropolis re-fortified by these same Knights Hospitaller, enjoy the luxury of a crewed yacht chartering Greece and Turkey. Surely this is the holiday for which you search. Rare comfort under sun at the crossroads of history. Try it! You'll like it! Cobra Junior, a superb sailing yacht chartering Greece and Turkey. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at bcycharter@aol.com