A gulet is a traditional design of a two-masted wooden sailing vessel from the south-west coast of Turkey. Today this type of vessel, varying in size from 14 to 35 metres, is popular for tourist charters.

Gulets are particularly good as pleasure sailing vessels because of their broad beam, which gives them lots of deck space-particularly aft-and plenty of rooms for spacious cabins belowdecks

A gulet may have from 3 to 12 two-person cabins (for 6 to 24 people), but 5- and 6-cabin vessels capable of sleeping 10 to 12 voyagers are most common. (The 2- or 3-person crew usually sleeps in a lazarette at the bow.)

The gulet cabins have private heads (toilets), sinks and have private fresh-water showers

The stern deck of a gulet is broad, fitted with a low, wide cushioned bench all around which is perfect for lounging, reading, relaxing or napping. The stern deck area, shaded by an awning if the sun is hot, is large enough for a small table for games, drinks or simple meals. For sun bathing, the foredeck is the place.

A gulet's main cabin is fairly spacious, high enough for the tallest voyager to stand erect, with provisions for tables to seat all the voyagers for meals, meetings or evening entertainment.