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This vintage motor yacht was built in Scotland in 1914.
Promptly requisitioned by the British government for the war effort, she saw service beginning in 1915 as H.M.S. Waterwitch, acting as a troop ferry first at Lemnos and then in the Dardanelles. For five years from war's end she served the Occupation Authority in Istanbul before being turned over to the Turkish owners who had commissioned her construction. For the next sixty-two years Halas was employed as a passenger ferry on the Bosphorus. Purchased in 1985 by her present owners, she was totally refurbished over a period of four years and outfitted for entertainment and holiday charter employment. Anchored on the Bosphorus during winter and early spring months, this elegant vessel caters exclusive receptions and dinner parties. Cruising Turkey's Turquoise Coast during the balance of the year,
Halas welcomes charter cruise guests.

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Her state-of-the-art reception and dining facilities make Halas an ideal setting
for business meetings to be held in confidence. She is similarly appropriate for wedding, anniversary, and other receptions. She is able to seat up to sixty guests for the most select of dinner parties impeccably served. Her three kitchens provide exquisite dining from menus prepared by accomplished chefs from the choicest of local meats, sea foods, and produce.

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Accommodations include a 460 square foot master suite, a second 215 square foot suite, three executive cabins, three large double cabins, and four other double cabins.

Technical Specifications:

Year Built: 1914
Refit: Annually
Length: 171 ft
Beam: 28 ft
Draft: 11 ft
Engines: (2) 512 hp Caterpillar
Maximum Speed: 15 kts
Cruising Speed: 12 kts

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Deep Freezes
VHF Radio-Telephone
Television, DVD Player
Stereo Music System
Tenders with Outboard
Water Skiing Tender & Outboard

Cruising Turkey
During winter and spring months Halas may be booked for tours of the Bosphorus. Up to twenty-four guests may be accommodated overnight. During spring and fall months Halas may be booked for tours of the Dardanelles or Hellespont, pausing at Cape Helles, ANZAC Cove, and Suvla Bay as well as at Canakkale and Gallipoli. In June of most years Halas sails south to Gocek, a riviera town on the Gulf of Gocek twenty-five minutes by road from its own international airport at Dalaman. The Gulf of Gocek is indented with numerous bays and coves and is surrounded by low mountains and hills pine-clad to the water's edge, while its crystal-clear water invites swimmers and snorkelers. It is an area of flat-water cruising easy on those not accustomed to open sea, and is rimmed with innumerable coves, anchorages, and archaeological sites.
The Club Marina at Gocek is home port to Halas until mid-October.

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