Speed Boat

Leo

Senior Member
#1
Hi All, as someone who lives here in Turkey full time, I just want to put an idea out there to see if it generates any interest..... I look at the view of the bay in Kalkan every day and wonderful (repeatedly) how wonderful it would be to get out there on a fast boat for a bit of fun.

I'm retired, so I'm not really flush with funds - but wonder if there are others like me who might want to share a purchase (or even a long term loan/rent) in the Kalkan/Kas area or nearby. I'd consider most things, but people who know me will vouch for me not being quite the 'slim Jim', so needs to be big enough for safe fun and quick enough to get the adrenalin pumping a little.

I also have an Lazer sailing dinghy, which I could consider trading if that were of any interest to anyone.

All ideas an options considered (comments here or PM me)

You never know - this could the 'acorn' to grow a whole new interest and pastime.

Related to this, I would be interested to hear about the experiences of others who have 'taken the plunge' (pardon the pun) as I hear from some that there are some complex issues with licences and compliance with ever changing legislation ?
 
#3
I like the idea Leo, we had a share system with a 24' Westerly sailing yacht in Kuwait. It worked well between the 6 of us, various people sold their shares and moved on over the 10 years. I wish you luck, sadly i am too far away from you to take up the offer.
 
#4
I had a speed boat, exactly the same thoughts when looking out at the Bay of Akbuk, biggest clanger I ever dropped in Turkey. So much hassle, couldn't even start to explain, biggest issue was security for it.
 

immac

Senior Member Has-Been
#5
I had a large RIB, which was fun, but cost lots of cash to keep going. For a really fast boat, somebody has to be certified/licenced. A large boat really needs to be in a marina to be readily accessible - if you can find a space they charge by the size/length.

Servicing, anti-foul treatment maintenance etc etc - it goes on and on.

On the upside, great fun to go anywhere, and find deserted beaches free of tourists.

Don´t want to put you off, but consider everything before you invest in a money pit.

If I was doing it again I would go for the very small RIB/Tender (3m max) with big engine, and small enough to fit on the back of a pick-up. Some are even designed to roll up and put in the boot. But you are limited by load/passengers.

Ian
 

Hilsjw

Senior Member
#6
I had a speed boat, exactly the same thoughts when looking out at the Bay of Akbuk, biggest clanger I ever dropped in Turkey. So much hassle, couldn't even start to explain, biggest issue was security for it.
Yes, a friend of ours had a small boat in Akbuk harbour, just for a bit of fishing. Nearly every night it got vandalised and kids never stopped getting into it. In the end, he had no choice but to remove it.
 

Leo

Senior Member
#11
How often do you use the Laser Leo?
Not often enough IA? Love the water and love the sun of course - just thinking a change from sail to a bit of adrenaline could be a giggle.

As to the safety - I have a VW Touareg (V6) so not probs trailing it - not wanting to add to costs by paying marina fees...

And as to costs - If I could generate some interest, I'm sure that sharing would be so much cheaper.
 
#12
best days of a boat are when you buy it and when you sell it...having said that I have a very nice Beneteau Cyclades 43 coming on the market soon..3 ensuite cabins ideal for day sailing and cruising as far as you want would be an ideal share boat.
 

Leo

Senior Member
#13
best days of a boat are when you buy it and when you sell it...having said that I have a very nice Beneteau Cyclades 43 coming on the market soon..3 ensuite cabins ideal for day sailing and cruising as far as you want would be an ideal share boat.
Thanks Stuart - feel free to pm me with details and let me know if you are selling a share
 
#14
Owning a boat is owning a large hole in the water which one continually throws money in. But it is the only 'freedom' left.[/QUOT0E]

Well said that person............
I wouldn't talk anyone down from buying one but if I had used my head a bit more I wouldn't have bothered. Something I MUST mention is that two neighbours (Turks) who had boats said I could've used their anytime, that was after I bought mine, nice offer but I was gutted.

The share idea is new to me but a good idea IMO.
 
#15
Thanks Stuart - feel free to pm me with details and let me know if you are selling a share
No share old boy,,selling outright as buying another...check out Sahibiden.com for boat sales..if you to extreme bottom of page on the right hand side click on English version...lots of all kinds of boats there for sale
 
#17
No share old boy,,selling outright as buying another...check out Sahibiden.com for boat sales..if you to extreme bottom of page on the right hand side click on English version...lots of all kinds of boats there for sale
After googling, I think it's sahibiNden.com
i.e. with an 'N' in it.
Thanks though....
 

Leo

Senior Member
#18
No share old boy,,selling outright as buying another...check out Sahibiden.com for boat sales..if you to extreme bottom of page on the right hand side click on English version...lots of all kinds of boats there for sale
Yep, thanks Stuart - been looking there for a while.... Some really interesting and well priced craft
 
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