S/Y Ann Sofi
Yacht | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
S/Y Ann Sofi is a 2002 Bavaria 44 owners version based in the 5 star blue flag Didim Marina, South West Turkey. Ideally situated to cruise the Turkish coast and the Greek Dodacanese islands. Can be chartered as bareboat if you have relevant papers or comes with skipper and hostess. Maximum 6 adults + 1 child for bareboat charter. Maximum 4 guests if skippered by us. These numbers ensure maximum comfort and privacy, however it is also possible to sleep a child or small adult in the salon.
Didim Marina offers luxury as a base to start your charter with a hotel, beach club, yacht club, infinity pool, top class restaurant, on site supermarket, tennis course, fully equipped health club and gymnasium, beauty spa. Didim is 90 minutes transfer from Bodrum Milas or Izmir airport. The hotel suites are pure luxury if some of your party would prefer to be land based for some of the stay, offering the perfect solution for those without sea legs. Please enquire for hotel prices.
We are also able to start charters from other locations by request. Please email us in the first instance with your requirements so that we can put together a tailor made package to suit.
Our yacht is well maintained and equipped with all you need to sail the med including a tender with outboard engine for those runs ashore from anchor in bays. Full safety equipment including auto inflatable life raft, life jackets, flares, first aid kit, fire extinguishers. Equipped with full navigation equipment, maps and pilot guide books. Shore to shore VHF. Fully equipped galley. Bow thruster, davits, hot and cold showers in 2 heads along with hot and cold shower on bathing platform. CD player, power invertor, electric flushing toilet, fridge, electric anchor windlass, safety equipment,
Aft there are 2 double cabins with wardrobe storage. These cabins share a shower room with electric flushing toilet. The fore cabin has a large super king double bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Plenty of wardrobe space available. U shaped salon seating around a large mahogany table with plenty of room. Chart table with electronic chart plotter and VHF radio. 12v chargers for electronic equipment e g phones, iPads etc. hair dryer available when we are in the marina or have access to shore power.
All bedding and towels provided. Fuel, transit log and crew changes, marina fees (other than Didim marina), food and drink not included. We also have a pair of electric bikes available for exploring. We also carry a supply of snorkels and fishing equipment along with binoculars.
We are flexible on start dates and durations and subject to availability will try to accommodate all requests. We are also able to deliver the boat to other ports for an extra charge. Please contact us with your requirements. If you have relevant qualifications you can charter the boat yourself. Otherwise skipper and hostess come with the boat and we can provide sailing tuition for no extra. A great way to learn and gain confidence and after a week you would be competent. Itineraries can be arranged to suit your requirements and timescales.
Sailing can be both relaxing and exhilarating. During the months of May through to September weather is predictably hot. We can arrange your transfers from the airport to join the boat. On arrival we will carry out a full safety brief and if you are taking a skippered charter we will discuss the itinerary for the period. An example would be across the Gulluk bay to Bodrum, around the Bodrum peninsula taking in bays along the way, around the Gekova bay and back to Didim. Alternatively across the bay to Kalymnos and Leros, along to Patmos and Lipsi and back to Didim. A few days across to Samos or Kos. The choice is entirely yours although often weather and wind direction dependent. Our aim is for you to enjoy sailing as much as we do.
Of course if you bareboat charter we can advise and recommend routes if you wish. We leave you with all the relevant charts.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||On site|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bodrum Milas International 90 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, Bicycles available|
The Aegean Coast region
South west Turkey on Aegean Coast. Ideally located for access to the Turkish coastline and the Greek Dodacanese islands.
DISTANCES FROM AIRPORTS
Bodrum-Milas International Airport is 90 km away and Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is 145 km away by road.
Airport transfers take approx 90 minutes and we can organise these on your behalf through our local contacts.
Easy access to numerous historic sites and villages including Ephesus, Syrince (wine making region), Lake Bafa and its numerous fish restaurants, Heraklion ruins
Didyma is just 4 km away by local bus or taxi and well worth a visit. There are numerous fresh fish restaurants opposite.
Sailing is a joy in this area and the sea is crystal clear with unspoilt bays and often the opportunity for dolphin watching as you sail. It is also possible to spot turtle. Unlike the Fethiye / Marmaris region, there are relatively few sailing yachts and you can often have the whole bay to yourselves to enjoy peace and tranquility.
Annual Average Temperature 18,4ºC
Summer Average Temperature 27,3ºC
Winter Average Temperature 10,5ºC
Sailing conditions are ideal between May and October each year with July and August being the hottest months. It is rare to experience rain during these months.
Didim marina is located in the 3rd beach area of Altinkum (which means Golden sands). The resort of Altinkum is 1km away and is a bustling tourist resort with hundreds of restaurants and shops selling clothing, shoes, jewellery. A large choice of 'genuine imitation' goods available. There is however no need to leave the marina which has some designer boutiques, coffee shops and a supermarket for all your supplies and these can be delivered to the boat for you. There is also a serviced laundry on site.
We have a pair of electric bicycles on board if you wish to explore the local area.
Distances from D-Marin Didim to Greek Islands
D-Marin Didim Leros 22 Nm
Kalimnos 23 Nm
Samos 24 Nm
Kos 27 Nm
Patnos 33 Nm
Sak?z 73 Nm
Distances between Greek Islands
Kos Kalimnos 17 Nm
Kos Leros 26 Nm
Kos Rodos 60 Nm
Kalimnos Leros 22 Nm
Rodos Leros 88 Nm
Kalimnos Rodos 75 Nm
Distances from D-Marin Didim to other marinas
D-Marin Didim Türkbükü 14 Nm
Yalikavak 14 Nm
Turgutreis 20 Nm
Bodrum 32 Nm
Kusadasi 37 Nm
Satellite Coordinates to pinpoint on Google Earth
37 20' 21" N
27 15' 55" E
Didim has an aqua park just 4km away. In nearby Kusadasi there is a further aqua park where you can also swim with dolphins. With so much to see ashore you may like to consider adding a week on land at the end of your charter.
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16 Nov 2013
"Excellent maintained yacht with tailor made Master suit for the most pleasurable rest"
Wonderful hosts and boat owners Edward and Linda welcomed us, newly weds and three of our friends, as welcoming as it can get. We were instructed, guided and taken good care at all times during our tr… More
Thank you for your kind words and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay on Ann Sofi. We do hope you come back again in the future.
3 Aug 2013
"Beautifully kept yacht and great experience"
We spent a wonderful 5 days on board the 'Ann Sofi' as a skippered charter. The yacht itself is very well maintained by the owners, the master cabin is extremely comfortable and spacious. We traveled as a family and our daughter had one of the aft cabins which was ideal for her.
This was our first sailing experience as a family and one we all enjoyed very much indeed. Our adventure started at Didium Marina then onto five of the Greek Dodecanese islands eventually ending up in Turgutreis Marina, stopping along the way for snorkeling and each evening in a different location, all of which were delightful.
The owners were more than happy to impart their knowledge also letting our daughter take the helm whenever possible. We had outstanding breakfasts and lunches prepared for us on board and felt more than taken care of.
All in all this was a fabulous introduction to sailing and has certainly given all the family the sailing bug.
Thanks for your feedback which is much appreciated and helpful for future guests. We hope to welcome you back again some time in the future.
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