More than 200 workers work in nearly 20 shipyards that serve near the İçmeler resort in Bodrum. In the production of custom-made gulets, marine engineers, carpenters, furniture makers, electricians, mechanics, plumbers, painters and electrical and electronic engineers make great efforts. Bodrum gulets built with mahogany and oak trees, are created by master boat builders. The production period differs for every boat in line with its size.
Yılmaz Dinç, master of famous Bodrum’s gulets, a kind of handmade boat, on the blue, ultramarine waters for 45 years. He starts producing these unique boats since he was 17 years old.
Smell of the sea and the wooden material on Bodrum gulet enchants him. Dinç told Anadolu Agency (AA) that he has been enjoying Bodrum gullet building for 45 years.
Highlighting holidaymakers generally prefer boats with large cabins, Dinç said: “Our Bodrum gulets are 24-meters or longer. We have some boats reaching 43 meters and serve on blue voyages. There are nearly 100 Bodrum gulets in the district. We want to increase the number of these boats in Europe.”