Best Marine Installation
Winner: Sensory International for MY CLOUD 9
The jaw-dropping technical installation here is every bit as enthralling as the visual spectacle of this yacht. The judges applauded Sensory International's "ability to tease out full performance from every aspect of the equipment's specifications".
Every major area and cabin is supplied with cabling to effectively deliver the onboard media, whilst laying the provisions for future technologies. Each cabin enjoys its own HD satellite receiver, iPod docking and AV switching and amplification as well as movie servers.
A Kaleidescape server facilitates four independent feeds for the shared areas onboard and in "party" mode guests can set a single source to play throughout the yacht. In the Sky Lounge a 90" projector screen extends from a motorised seating section and when taken back is completely hidden from view.
The discretion required from the interior design is maintained throughout with artwork masking the display screen in the master cabin and in the main saloon a lift-and-swivel mechanism extends and retracts the display from behind the seating.
The success of this project is best reflected when considering that Cloud 9 is the second commissioned project in this line and the third is now underway, having been identified as the standard specification by the shipyard for future builds.