With superyacht technology advancing at such a fast pace, it’s no surprise that some cool and useful tech toys have popped up for the ocean lifestyle. From a reliable internet setup to wireless charging tables, there’s no shortage of awesome toys for life at sea. Continue reading below to learn more!
Today’s fleet contains some of the most technologically advanced superyachts ever built. When cool technology is utilized well, it makes time on the water and the experience onboard exciting, instantly stress-free, and more enjoyable. As the tech industry continues to boom, entertainment, management, and security systems are becoming more advanced and are readily available for all superyacht owners.
There is a vast range of options when it comes to superyacht technology, and a key part of creating a superyacht is choosing the essential – and coolest – toys and systems to include on board. To make the choice easier, SuperYacht Times has teamed up with audio and technology company Yacht Intelligence to find out what the smart options are when it comes to deciding what tech toys to feature on a new-build yacht today.
A reliable internet source and connection is a highly demanded service and is undoubtedly essential to life on board. 4G may not be the best option when traveling through remote areas, therefore Yacht Intelligence recommends using a VSAT provider which is specifically designed for remote locations. VSAT is a reliable and cost-effective alternative that allows multiple users to stay connected and have the assurance of being able to communicate with whoever, wherever, whenever whilst on board.
Kerio Control Bandwidth Management
A powerful tool that manages and protects data and its path from the outside world. As a superyacht is a home away from home, a robust firewall system must be used. Plus, the Kerio Control Bandwidth Management system also features a user-friendly GUI.
The go-to device when running a control system like Crestron. The Crestron app turns the iPad into a cost-effective and user-friendly remote control and, with just a few swipes and a tap, the iPad will help to program almost every electronic device onboard, including lighting, blinds and curtains, heating, security systems, audio and video settings, on-demand libraries and management.
Originally designed for the home market, the Yacht Intelligence team has found that the quirky Apple TV and its Airplay feature is the only reliable solution for streaming audio and video aboard a superyacht.
Tabletop Wireless Charging
Systems like the crowd-funded ENERQi are a reliable solution for turning almost any furniture surface into a wireless charging station, making life at sea much more convenient. Plus, by removing the need for cables and plugs for various devices, these essential devices quickly make the superyacht’s expertly crafted interior design sleeker and more modern.