It was an offer I couldn’t refuse: an invitation for sea trials aboard one of Bavaria’s new Farr Yacht-designed 50-footers. I accepted, of course, and just a week later, this past spring, I was on the overnight flight bound for Istanbul. From there, we flew down the coast to Izmir, where a driver took us an hour or so southwest to the small coastal town of Alaçati, on the Aegean Sea. As for the boat, its review will run in CW this fall. The trip? Well, read on.