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Luxury gulet Black Marlin



Yacht Amenities


  • Bluetooth exterior sound system

  • Bose Bluetooth interior sound system

  • WIFI access

  • Smart/Apple TV + 700 movies in library.

  • Full equipped galley 

  • Laundry facilities  

  • Tea & coffee making facilities  (Nespresso machine)

  • Water sports ( 2 kayaks, paddle board, snorkeling equipment)

  • Inflatable island ( 6 pax.)

  • Exterior shower

  • Side boarding ladder

  • Underwater lighting.

  • 4 double cabins with private bathroom              - master cabin                  - VIP cabin                        - 2 double cabins        

  • 1 crew cabin

  • Spacious solarium areas

  • Spacious main saloon

  • Laundry facilities

Technical details

  • Mahogany and teak construction​

  • 21m length

  • 6m beam

  • GT  69 

  • 248 hp Deutz engine

  • 16KVA generator

  • green energy :  solar panels

  • 4.2m tender (15HP)

  • Garmin chart ploter

  • VHF - GPS

  • Depth sounder

  • LIfe raft and safety equipment.

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Both Marlin & Maria spent almost 5 months scouring the south west Turkish coastline, studying and observing the various methods of gulet construction and looking for the perfect Turkish Gulet... 

And just before Christmas 2017 … after personally inspecting 48 other gulets, they finally found her; 

Yarim Adhali

"Yarim Adhali"  (Turkish for small island) was professionally designed by Atlas Yacht Designers in Marmaris, Turkey. Then, both expertly and lovingly built in Bozburun by long time local Harbour Master “Crazy Durmush” and launched in 2012 to be used exclusively as his private family yacht.

With strength as a primary goal she was constructed entirely using solid Mahogany for the frame, and thick (35mm) Teak for the hull planking.

Her “iron sail” is the legendary German work horse “DEUTZ” with 248 proud pony’s comfortably pushing her along at a happy 8kts.

contruction planking
Yarim Adhali in contruction
The moment that Marlin and Maria found the yacht on a Turkish yard

After purchasing her we then spent 6 months going through the  intricate process of re-registration, from her existing Turkish flag to full commercial UK registration, adopting London as her home port. Thru out this time she was re-named & basically reborn until finally we were ready to set her sails,  aim her for the sunset and proudly sail into her exiting new life as MS Black Marlin!!!!

Three weeks and some 1600nm later we arrived home, and to a heart warming local reception sailed triumphantly into the harbour of Mahon, Maria’s home town and the beautiful Capital of Menorca... our home for many winters to come!

The moment that Black Marlin arrived at

During the following winter months we were lucky to find Astilleros Llompart in Ciutadella, and under the expert tuition of Jaume LLompart Snr (one of the last true “mestre d’aixes” or  wooden boat “magicians” in the Balearics) we dry-docked her and painstakingly striped her entire hull back to bare wood, re-nailing, califaunting  and finally repainting her undersides with the highest quality marine grade primer’s and antifouling paints available today.

Modern products with traditional application techniques and expert knowhow… the winning formula !!!!


Both Marlin and Maria are fully aware of the huge amount of maintenance a 69 ton wooden boat demands….. every year……. but the love affair they have with their Black Marlin along with their infallible work ethic and professionalism combine to make this the safest, most comfortable, enjoyable and stylish experience aboard any Gulet sailing in the Balearics today, maybe even the entire Mediterranean !!!

At Astilleros Llompart
Black Marlin out of the water
Marlin and Jaume in Astilleros Llompart
Mestre d'Aixes Jame Llompart
Calefonting technique
Applying fish oil to seal the hull
costum built drain plug
Rudder repaired
reparing wooden frames
priming all the wooden frames
Appliying primer to the hull
New anchor steel plate
Marlin doing the varnish work
Almost ready
Putting the Black Marlin touch
The name
The Black Marlin is ready to sail!
Installation of the new windlass
Maria's father working on the  wiring
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