Step aboard any superyacht, and you’re bound to see a handful of Crestron controllers in rooms from the saloon to the staterooms. The touchpad systems, like the one above, let owners and guests (and even crew) do everything from browse and play movies and music to adjust the lighting and drapes, even air conditioning, simplifying operations. They’re also used for security measures, helping captains and their crew monitor various onboard areas. Regardless of the application, the systems are especially popular aboard charter yachts, where their intuitive nature is ideal for the continual change of guests.
Because Crestron systems have been installed aboard so many megayachts in recent years, the company recently created a dedicated Marine Division. Dallas Tacon, who has more than 14 years’ experience crewing aboard yachts–including one where the system was in place–is heading it. An avid sailor, Tacon additionally races Maxi class yachts in Europe.
Crestron International’s sales director, Robin Van Meeuwen, says, ”It is great to have someone in the Crestron family who speaks the language of the Marine sector, loves to sail and can educate customers on the entire package that we can offer. Our dealers now can boast we now have a Marine Division to oversee and develop this valuable market.“
For further information about the line of products tailored to marine use, visit Crestron’s Web site or e-mail Tacon.