Best Marine Installation
Winner: Dawsons Group for MY Never Say Never
A technically flawless installation which integrates seamlessly with the yacht's stunning interior design.
A fully managed wireless network covers the yacht's internal and external areas. The Bang & Olufsen equipment is of US specification, to match its sailing ground, and the vessel is pre-cabled for future fitting of US source products.
Although the primary method of control on the yacht is through Apple iPads, the B&O remote controls can still be used; the two methods working perfectly in tandem through a Master Link gateway. As well as AV, the iPads provide integrated control of the lighting, blinds and the yacht's engine systems.
Each cabin enjoys use of its own interactive iPod dock and Kaleidescape Blu-Ray player. On the flybridge, the owner can listen to music or enjoy HD movies and satellite TV, with full surround sound, on two outdoor monitors.
The system is ‘invisible' within the interior design by Ken Freivokh. A 50" plasma screen is concealed behind a picture lift in the master stateroom. A second screen, in the ceiling of the saloon, descends during use. The displays in the flybridge and cabins can also be raised and lowered.
The entire installation provides exemplary picture and sound quality and is easy both for the owner and his guests to use. The project build was achieved within just six months.