Icmeler ( Bodrum )
Just outside of Bodrum is Icmeler, here you find Europe's largest ship-yard for wooden yachts. An eighteen meter gulet can be built from scratch in eight to twelve month. Since the time of King Mausolos Bodrum has been an important center for boat building. Ptolemaus from Egypt had his warships made here in 300 BC. Gulets are traditional boats of Southwest Turkey. In general, gulets vary in length between 14 and 35 meters (52- 110 feet) hence varying passenger capacity. In many ways a gulet is like a full service hotel where every room has a sea view and the scenery changes constantly.