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Halas’ colourful history begins in 1914 when she was purchased by the British Government.  However due to the outbreak of World War I, the British Government refused to allow her delivery.  She arrived in Turkish waters in 1918.  In 1923 her name was officially changed to Halas (meaning deliverance), and she was used as a passenger ferry on the Bosphorus for 65 years.  1984 saw her sold into the private sector and converted into a luxury cruiser.  From 2008 to 2010 she was entirely and extensively renovated, and since this time she has been serving as a fully–licensed luxury coastal cruiser available in Istanbul and along the south-western coastline of Turkey.

With her idyllic setting and impeccable services, Halas offers the perfect atmosphere for exclusive weddings or corporate events for up to 120 people.

12 luxuriously appointed cabins accommodate up to 24 guests, while the principal indoor dining room can seat up to 60 people, with additional outdoor space for another 42 people.

Her weekly tariff includes full board and beverages like soft drinks and water.

Fuel, berthing dues, harbour charges, alcoholic beverages, customs formalities, charges for water and electricity taken from shore, and agent’s fees are at charterer’s expense.

  • Vessel Info
    Name:
    HALAS
    Type:
    Power
    Year Built:
    1915
    Year Refittted:
    2010
    Flag:
    Turkey
    Builder:
    Fairfield Shipping
    Crew:
    Captain Yasar Cakir, Chef & 15 crew
  • Dimensions, Speed, & Specifications
    LOA:
    164 ft (50 m)
    Max Speed:
    14 kts (26 kph)
    Cruise Speed:
    12 kts (22 kph)
    Engines:
    2x 540hp Caterpiller engines
    Beam:
    25 ft (7.9 m)
    Min. Draft:
    7 ft 10 in (2.4 m)
    Max. Draft:
    7 ft 10 in (2.4 m)
    Stabilisers:
    None
  • Accommodations

    Sleeps 24 in 12 Cabins

  • Ammenities
    Indoor audio system, Local TV, 0ft / 0.00m 150hp Inflatable, Assorted water toys, Canoes multiple, Kayaks multiple, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, Water skis - child, Windsurfer - Adult, Exercise equipment
  • Diving
    Not Insured
  • Crew Profile
    Captain: Yasar Cakir

    Previous experience: He had learned swimming before walking as it is common to see in families belonging to the Blacksea Region of Turkey where many people make their living from the sea. Third-generation captain, Yaşar ├žakır worked in the Turkish Maratime Authority for 35 years. Throughout his career he operated around 150 differents size of vessels. He also worked at Halas 71 in 1978 when she was operated as a ferry boat at the Bosphorus.

    Water cruised: Aegean and mediterranean

    Job description: He is responsible for navigation, safety and management of the vessel. Responsible to ensure the safe and the efficient operation of the boat at all times including compliance with all safety procedures and regulations.

    Licenses & certificates: STCW 95; First aid

    Education: High school diploma

    Hobbies: Anything related to the sea

    Chef: Gazi Koyun

    Previous experience: Divan Hotel (5 star hotel in Istanbul, Ulus 29 (restaurant), Garnt restaurant, Antalya 29 and Municipality Social facility.

    Sail and work experience: He always love the sea but never tought of before moving to Halas 71. He is a great team worker, clean and committed. He has deep knowledge of Turkish cuisine. Guests are always impressed with the taste and presentation of the buffet. He can speaks English.

    Water cruised: Aegean and mediterranean

    Job description: He is responsible of guests and crew meals, assuring a rich variety of food. He reviews the inventory, adhere the kitchen budget. He is always ready to satisy personal diatery request.

    Licenses & certificates: STCW 95, First aid; Profesionalism and customer satisfcation; ISO 9001; Hygene, Chicken food number 1 certificate, Tex mex food certificate.

    Education: High school diploma and studying university trsough long distance learning.

    Hobbies: Reading, traveling,playing chess

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