The Halas 71 luxury coastal cruiser, with a history dating back to the final years of the Ottoman Empire and the founding of the Turkish Republic, was recently outfitted with a new sound reinforcement system headed by e-class loudspeakers from VUE Audiotechnik, implemented by Modern Elektronic (based in Istanbul).
The yacht, which has entertained VIP guests that include members of the British Royal Family and former U.S. presidents, was a passenger ferry for decades until it was renovated in the 1980s as a luxury cruiser with cabins, and again remodeled in 2008 with 12 guest cabins. It currently hosts special events in addition to serving as a boutique hotel.
Kerem Sahin of Modern Elektronik points out the main goal for the Halas 71 project: “The main idea in this project was to not occupy a lot of space while providing the most output.”
To accomplish this, more than a dozen e-351s were discretely installed throughout the yacht, with e-352s deployed in the larger spaces, all joined by four is-12 compact subwoofers. V242 VUEDrive engines drive all loudspeakers in the new system.