Era Yachting is one of the leading and oldest yacht charter agencies in Bodrum and Turkey, it was established in 1983. It's certified as a yacht charter operator by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism, and is a Category "A" member of TURSAB (Association of Turkish Travel Agencies). Founder of Era Yacht Charters is Mr. Ömer Aras. He has been serving for many years as the Honorary Consulate of Italy in Bodrum. Due to his extraordin ary success, Mr. Aras has been honored by Italian presidency by the medal of "Cavaliere" in 1983, and of "Commendatore" in 1996. Since 1986,
Era Yacht Charters played a big role in the evolution of crewed yacht charters with traditional turkish yachts (gulets) in Turkey. With our great passion for sailing and navigation, we have established the first sailing club in Bodrum: Era Bodrum Sailing Club. Era sailors are now among the most successful ones in Turkey, and they form an important part of the Turkish National Sailing team.
The greatest organization of Era Bodrum Sailing Club is "The Bodrum Cup - International Wooden Yacht Regatta". The Bodrum Cup, first organized in 1989, and continued until today, starts on 3rd Sunday of every October. Every year more than 100 yachts take part in this race and it is of the major sport events in Turkey