budgetsailingturkey.com is the website of the family run boat charterer in Gocek, Turkey. As the name says they specialize in budget sailing which includes boat rentals, help for novice sailors or refreshers.
Their fleet consists of 12 Aloha 27 boats, 3 Oceanis and one Bavaria yacht. The Aloha's can be chartered for only 650 euros a week, which is an real budget price in comparison to the fees of larger yachts (starting at around 1200 euros per week with a mean price of about 2000 euros).
But when it comes to the equipment of the boat they are all but budget: Dinghy, GPS, reefing system, 220 V inverter, gray water holding tank, free ice blocks which work better than refrigerators, spare ropes, snorkeling equipment, sheets, blankets, etc.
The attention and help given by Hasan, Aziz and Wilma are that of a top notch charterer: On the first day of our trip Aziz showed us the operation of our Aloha boat because I am a first-time skipper. Aziz was easy going and focused on the true important stuff so that we could even enjoy the first day as a sailing event.
Back on Gocek harbor we can use their shower and are invited to coffee where Aziz fills us into the details of sailing in the region (Gulf of Fethiye).
In summary, budgetsailingturkey.com is an affordable and solid charter with a family-run charm.