Constructed in 1998, Spirit of Tasmania II is an impressive vessel at a touch under 200 metres long and a displacement weight of almost 30,000 tonnes. The interest for us however was in the entertaining areas which, despite the continually portable nature of their surroundings, are a permanent installation. Patrons crossing Bass Straight like to enjoy the wealth of entertainment on offer, so our workmanship needed to stand up to the rigours of heavy usage - there is not much rest for this hard working traveler.

Scope

Supply and installation of a new projector and 100" fixed cinema screen for theatre, plus upgrade of nine (9) flat screen LCD televisions for various lounge and entertainment areas on board Spirit of Tasmania II.

Our Solution

The theatre aboard Spirit of Tasmania II is in operation several sessions per day (and many nights) during each Bass Straight crossing. Screen Technics was our screen of choice, their 100" (1245 x 2215 - HDTV16:9) projection screen is perfect for a mid-sized audience, especially when used with the 2000 ANSI Lumens projector. The screen and projector setup was complimented by a 40" commercial LCD panel either side of the screen to help the front row get a clear view.

There are a number of lounging and entertaining areas aboard 'The Spirit II', where we supplied and installed a total of nine (9) 40" LCD panels. Source feed for these was already installed.

Project planning was a crucial element, as Spirit of Tasmania II is frequently in operation between Melbourne and Launceston, one of the great journeys in Australia. The works were carried out during a short scheduled maintenance stopover at Station Pier, Port Melbourne.

Additional Information:

These works were also replicated for Spirit of Tasmania (sister vessel).

Commissioned October 2008

For more information on Spirit of Tasmania II, go to spiritoftasmania.com.au