Asfiye, pronounced (OSS - fee - yea), is a traditional motor-sailing yacht known in Turkish as a Gulet. These are the characteristic wooden sailing schooners indigenous to the Eastern Mediterranean. Constructed mainly in the shipyards of Bodrum, Bozburun and Marmaris, they were used in the past as fishing, sponge diving and cargo vessels. Today they no longer serve such utilitarian purposes and are hand built and fitted to provide a truly luxurious yachting vacation.
The traditional design features a distinctive elongated bow and rounded stern. This design is perfectly suited for relaxing vacations at sea - with spacious cabins and interior living areas and sprawling, uncluttered decks ideal for groups seeking a holiday lifestyle focused around the sea, sun and friends onboard.