Atatürk’s Excursion Boat “Acar Boat” Will Be Opened To Visitors On Special Days

The "Acar Boat", known as the last connection with the sea of the Great Leader Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, will be opened to visitors on special occasions at the Çanakkale Naval Museum with its renewed objects.

The “Acar Boat”, on which Atatürk transferred from the Savarona Yacht to Dolmabahçe Palace, is one of the most interesting visiting points of the Çanakkale Naval Museum.

Built in Germany in 1936-1937, the “Acar Boat” was taken into the inventory of the Çanakkale Naval Museum in 2017 after being used in various diplomatic missions in the Bosphorus.

“Acar Boat” has a new look after renovation works. The living room where Atatürk had dinner and his cabin with his bed on which the Turkish flag was laid draw attention as the most special parts of the “Acar Boat”.

The Acar Boat will be opened to visitors at the Çanakkale Naval Museum on special days such as November 10, when Atatürk passed away.

Çanakkale Naval Museum Commander Colonel Serhan Aras said in a statement that the Great Leader Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk used the “Acar Boat” during his diplomatic visits to the Savarona Yacht and back.

Aras said that the “Acar Boat” entered the inventory of the Naval Forces after it was brought to Turkey and served as a Presidential yacht, and that it was taken into the museum inventory in 2017.

Providing information about the hall where Atatürk dined in the “Acar Boat”, Aras said, “The dinnerware is original. You can see the emblem of the Acar Boat on the plates and forks. When Atatürk was convalescing in Savarona in his last days, he was transferred to Dolmabahçe Palace on the Acar Boat. This ship is actually the last connection of our ancestor with the sea. For this reason, it is also extremely valuable for us.”

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