This yacht project was the second project that we have completed for internationally renowned superyacht manufacturers Palmer Johnson. We worked directly with the Palmer Johnson factory to create an AV system which was far superior to their previous factory fit system and more in line with the luxurious nature of their yachts.
The system was built to an agreed factory specification as it was unsold at the time, this included Crestron audio & video distribution coupled with in room controls and local blu-ray players. All the systems were controlled by a full Crestron control solution with control of 6 Sky HD boxes and 6 Kaleidescape movie and music players throughout the yacht. The Kaleidescape players are allocated to cabins on a priority basis with the owners cabin and main saloon having their own dedicated players.
Future system upgrades were also in the forefront of our minds with this project which led to us prewiring the yacht with crestron fibre cabling for a possible DM upgrade should the new owner wish to upgrade to a full HD system. While the DM option was over the budget for the factory due to it being a spec build it is considered a great upgrade option and future revenue stream for both Palmer Johnson and ourselves.
System reliability was a main consideration of ours when designing this system due to the nature of yachts and also the geography of after sale callouts, Therefore we installed all of the equipment in purpose made AV racking in a fully air conditioned space with UPS backup and power conditioning.