Written by Missy Johnston

The launching of 184’ charter sailing yacht Regina in Bodrum, Turkey, video credit Contact Turkey

At 184’, the crewed charter yacht Regina was just launched in February of this year, 2011 in Bodrum, Turkey in time for the summer charter season along the southern coast of Turkey. Built by Pruva in Bodrum, as of this fall, Regina has already completed over ten weeks of crewed yacht charter, sailing along the ancient trading routes of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. This lovely crewed sailing charter yacht is now available for charter out of Bodrum and Marmaris for up to 12 guests in 6 guest staterooms, for true performance sailing through the lovely crystal clear waters of southern Turkey from April through November each year.

Regina has a steel hull and cabin house giving the 184’ crewed charter sailing yacht massive strength. The cabin house is sheathed in cold molded mahogany with the beauty of a varnished mahogany wood deck house and teak deck providing a classic yachting feel. However this yacht is a strong ocean going sailing yacht, schooner rigged with two aluminum alloy masts and a standing rigging created by Christopher John Mitchell.

CharterWorld with Missy Johnston was recently on board Regina sailing along the southern coast of Turkey. We were very pleased with the nicely balanced comfortable sailing experience offered and we were happy to see that she sails along at 6 or 7 knots in just a few knots of wind. The southern coast of Turkey offers excellent thermal sailing winds, and according to the Captain, in good winds, the crew have had the yacht sailing up to 12 knots this summer.

While Turkey has been building yachts for thousands of years, at 184’, the crewed sailing charter yacht Regina is certainly the leader in large performance sailing yacht building for the southern coast of Turkey. This charter yacht is a high technology sailing yacht launched by Pruva out of a traditional yacht building yard in Bodrum and successfully melds performance sailing with beautifully varnished mahogany woodwork and teak decks to offer crewed yacht charter on a large sailing yacht in southern Turkey with a traditional classic look and feel.