- 2 x Microsoft O/S computers with iTunes and capacity to manage up to 10 Apple TVs
- Qnap NAS server 6TB for media storage
- 2 x Blu-ray / DVD / CD drives for content upload
- IT rack
- Chartplotter distribution
- Party mode
- Games console access
Completed in early 2011 following a two year build programme at the Pendennis shipyard in Cornwall, England, this 46m Ron Holland designed luxury cruising ketch features a high-definition audio-visual system designed, specified, installed and commissioned by Veritais.
The system has been built around a central computer that provides the software and processing power for media distribution, and which in turn interfaces with the yacht’s main data system to allow single-point control. A Qnap NAS server with 6 terabytes of memory has been installed to store thousands of conventional and high definition movies along with tens of thousands of music tracks for streaming to any location on board.
A total of ten screens have been fitted, the largest a 46-inch set in the saloon and the smallest 10-inch monitors installed above the crew bunks. The owner and guest areas have full Blu-ray cinema systems along with access to satellite TV channels for a varied choice of broadcast and disc-stored entertainment as well that stored on the central media server.
Each zone additionally has Apple TV – the popular digital media receiver designed to store and play digital content originated from iTunes. These give access to additional broadcast content, and each of the zones can be controlled either by a dedicated remote control or by using an iTouch or iPhone equipped with the necessary app.
Additional features installed by Veritais include a party mode that transforms the saloon, main deck, owner’s deck and the study into a single zone for music or other entertainment, and there is also a chartplotter interface to enable those onboard to view navigation data on the screens in their respective cabins.
The system additionally links into the yacht’s closed- circuit TV system for enhanced security and safety, and all the speakers throughout the yacht are to Audiophile standard.
For young, and not so young, visitors games consoles can be connected as needed in the guest cabins, owners’ study and the crew mess for those who like their entertainment to be interactive. WiFi access is only available throughout the yacht.
As befits a craft intended for both chartering and long distance cruising, this bespoke audio-visual system from Veritais offers a wealth of electronic entertainment options to satisfy the most demanding guests for extended periods.