Cutting edge electronics and state-of-the-art technical systems make many yachts as interesting as the destinations they frequent. Onboard pools and hot tubs are more than a place for two or three people to relax. The fun never stops, with toys by the dozen that were unimaginable even a decade ago. And luxury yacht charter is, quite simply, the best-kept secret in travel.
The award-winning MyBoatShow app is free and super useful. Want to find your way easier around the docks at Bahia Mar, Las Olas Marina and Hall of Fame Marina? Go to your favorite app store to install. The boat is available for both iPhone and Android phones.
The Active Noise Canceling (ANC) system installed on the 197-foot (60-meter) CRN Darlings Danama (see Yachts International, September 2012) is part of a wider research project that started in 2008. In partnership with VideoWorks, Team Italia and Isel, and a number of regional research institutions, CRN developed this system to obliterate machinery noises.
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.
After several years of development, US-based marine electronics manufacturer FarSounder has introduced its new generation of navigation sonars at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show—the FarSounder-500 (able to detect target 500 meters away) and FarSounder-1000 (for targets 1000 meters away).
METS returns to Amsterdam November 13 to 15, a date that will mark the show’s 25th anniversary. The first edition of this trade-only show was held in 1988 with a little over 100 exhibitors. In 2011, the show attracted 1,331 exhibitors, organized in various international pavilions.
News and new releases from both up and coming companies and some of the biggest names in the marine industry. Bristol Yacht Components advances their Bristol Boarding Stairs, KVH introduces an upgrade to their current communications network, and Raymarine expands their HybridTouch e-series multifunction display.
The sophisticated integrated system onboard Papi du Papi was entrusted to Videoworks, a company specialized in integrated entertainment, networking and digital CCTV systems for mega yachts. They spoke to us about the process involved in creating such an intricate, custom-designed system.