Moving silently and slowly through turquoise waters… enjoying the warm winds on your skin… Sounds like the introduction of a cheesy book? Well it is not! The gulet ALANIA is taking you there!
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- Gulet boats are usually built entirely of wood. It’s a material that provides an atmosphere of comfort and peace, exactly what you need for your holiday.
- There’s lots of space, so up to 30 people can fit on the deck! Ideal to celebrate an exceptional event.
- The captain and owner Dani invested more than € 60,000 not only to equip the boat with the latest technology but also to convert it into a sustainable boat.
- I have never slept so well as in this boat! The cabins are very wide for a sailboat, the beds also. The constant rippling and rocking of the water makes you feel like you’re in a cradle.
- ALANIA counts already 20 years of sailing experience which started in the Bodrum shipyard in Turkey.
The port base is the Ametlla de Mar at the Costa Dorada which is about 150km south of Barcelona and 55 km south of Tarragona. The good thing about a boat is that it is allowed to move 😉 so we are flexible to pick you up also in Sitges or another port near Barcelona.
We’re happy to offer you a tour adapted to your needs: anniversaries, incentives, team building, video shooting, (almost) everything is possible!
A length of 26.5 meters and a beam of 6.5 meters give enough space to not only carry 30 passengers but also offer a wide variety of activities: You can meet with your family or friends on deck, enjoy organic meals of the region or sunbathe at one of the solarium sites on deck, which means that it’s the ideal boat for having a great day with your loved ones!
If you’re thinking about a trip for several days, ALANIA provides you with a comfortable accommodation:
All in all, it’s suitable for 14 people on board while staying overnight on the boat.
ALANIA owner and skipper is Daniel Méndez. He is a qualified deep-sea skipper with Diploma in Maritime Navigation and has over 20 years of experience in sailing the West Mediterranean and Catalan coastline, the Balearic Islands, Levante and the Caribbean Sea. In addition, he is training director and administrator of the ”Mediterranean Services School” and gives classes to teach the upcoming maritime professionals.
This means that at the end of the season, ALANIA converts into an outdoor classroom where Daniel practices some basic marine training with his students.
In 2011, Daniel started the initiative Green Gullet. His aim was to convert his goleta ALANIA into a sustainable boat and convert it into a best practice case for other boat owners. During the whole process, Daniel succeeded in finding suitable partner companies to collaborate and support his “Zero pollution in sailing” initiative and who contributed with their environmental expertise, to motivate others to use less combustible moving their boat.
In 2011, ALANIA got a refit and above all an essential investment towards a sustainable vessel: The air conditioning was removed and solar panels and a new electric generator installed. Some more measures were taken which are quite unique in the nautical world even today. He could already reduce 40% in the following year’s fuel consumption.
‚Posidoniaoceánica‘ is a source of oxygen in the Mediterranean and forms the basis of a large marine ecosystem. At the same time it is responsible for the much-admired crystalline waters for instance in Ibiza orFormentera. Despite the existence of officially protected zones, many vessels ignore the ecological anchorage buoys found in specific areas of the Balearic Islands and anchor in posidonia meadows.
Instead, Daniel tries to use the ecologic buoys or drop anchor only at safe places without coming near this high value plant.
We live the daily Mediterranean life, so we know its people and its customs. During our trips, we mingle with locals and buy in local stores to comply with the expectations of sustainable tourism. This is how we make sure that your trip will be the most authentic one.
Besides that, these are the experiences to rent apart:
Thanks @Jennie for the great translation into English!
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