The Shipping News

Yachts and Yurts

The seaside village of Göcek, on the mountainous coast of Lycian Turkey, has kept monster resorts at bay. On both land and sea, visitors can still indulge in the luxury of peace. Amicia de Moubray tells the tale of the good ship Melek.

The Melek, Haldun Simavi’s three-mast schooner built in Eregli on the Black Sea coast. It is said that Rudolf Nureyev had his heart set on buying her from Simavi but that was not to be, for the dancer died before he could make her his own.