Halas 71 is one of the oldest ships of Istanbul and has a rich history dating back to the final days of the Ottoman Empire. The ship — originally named Reshit Pasha — was purchased in 1914, but was not delivered immediately because of the First World War. After the end of war, she was brought to Turkish waters but remained in service of the British Government.
After coming into Turkish control in the early 1920s, it was renamed “Halas”, meaning “liberation.” She served as a passenger ferry for years before it was decommissioned. The ship has been owned privately since 1984 and serves as a luxury cruiser after numerous renovations.
An Intricate Challenge of Engineering
We took part in the latest large scale renovation project of the historical ship and installed high-tech HVAC systems for a luxurious air-conditioning experience.
Equipping Halas with cutting-edge HVAC technologies included many challenges, such as installing high-performance systems on a moving vessel, using intricate technology that will constantly come into contact with corrosive seawater, and maintaining the historical look of the ship while doing all of this.