Market contraction notwithstanding, 2012 has been a most interesting year in the yachting world. It is difficult to cover all that has happened in a few pages, but we attempted to bring you a snapshot. Our wandering editors highlighted a few of the noteworthy happenings of the past 12 months, which may lead to yet more exciting things soon to come.
At the Monaco Yacht Show, Palladium introduced its integrated glass bridge system dubbed SiMON GOLD, designed to put the ship’s monitoring at the captain’s fingertips. Extending Palladium’s work with Apple multi-touch devices, the intuitive system allows you to drag items from the menu bars to create personalized “View Ports.”
Palladium Technologies in Monaco introduced its new integrated Glass Bridge system SiMON GOLD. Aside from its sleek glass surface and rich graphics, the bridge’s touch screen puts ship monitoring at the captain’s fingertips. An extension of Palladium’s work with Apple multi-touch devices, the system is intuitive and user friendly.
Michael Leach Design created Palladium to suit the lifestyle of an active entrepreneur they had worked with on the 205-foot Amels Solemar, his previous yacht. The design reflects the owner’s love for watersports. The designers were tasked with creating lots of headroom inside and sporty lines outside, and opted for design solutions that yield a radically new styling.