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Schooner
Margarita
Charter Cruising
Turkey And Greece


Charter Cruising Turkey

This classic gaff-rigged schooner
may be found charter cruising among Aegean islands of Greece
and along the southwestern Turquoise Coast of Turkey.

Charter Cruising Greece

Charter Cruising Turkey


Technical Specifications:

Year Built: 1998
Length Over All: 115 ft
Length Over Deck: 103 ft
Beam: 25 ft
Draft: 10 ft
Sail Area: 4,750 sq ft
Engines: (2) 240 hp M.A.N.
Generator: 20 kva Onan
Machine Generator: 5 kva Bosch
Fuel: 2,100 gal
Water: 3,900 gal
Cruising Speed: 8 knots

Charter Cruising Greece

Accommodations:

Seven cabins with double bed,
two with twin beds,
all with generous storage space, private bathroom,
and enclosed shower.
Salon with bar.
Indoor and outdoor dining
with table seating for twenty. Foredeck with sun mattresses and cushioned aft deck,
both protected by sun awnings.
Separate crew quarters.

Charter Cruising Greece

Charter Cruising Turkey

Charter Cruising Turkey

Charter Cruising Greece

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