The boats used for the Blue Cruise are wooden boats of which the vast majority are Gulettes. A Gulette is typically built of pine wood and styled with a pointed fore and round aft. Traditionaly they have been hand made by master craftsmen from Bodrum area of Turkey, and hence are referred to as "Bodrum type " yachts or Gulettes or sometimes also referred to as "Caiques".
The major difference between the Turkish and western boats is that the Turkish boats are designed to allow passengers more time on the deck. The Turkish boats take as much advantage as they can of the pleasant climate of the South. Large living areas, spacious cabins, WC, shower and a sun deck furnished lounge area are typical in Gulettes.