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. Darlings Danama adopted this custom system and had it installed in the master stateroom where it creates a “bubble of silence.” An integrated microphone captures noise frequencies, which the system’s software analyzes and cancels out by emitting inverted phase signals through a speaker. The ANC system effectively lowers environmental noise by up to 10 dB. The equipment, however, is hardly noticeable: Both the microphones and loudspeaker are about the size of a button, which means they are easily concealed in the elegant upholstered headboard.