A fully connected home complements your lifestyle. Replicate this experience at sea by enhancing your marine vessel with the tech you enjoy on land. Read on for what you need to know about smart sailing.

A Holistic Approach 

Like at home, the smart system on your yacht is integral to your experience. Seamlessly integrate lighting, multi-room audio, video, and uninterrupted connectivity with marine automation. You can select a system that you may already have in place at home, such as Crestron, or one more specific to yachts, such as YachtCloud. The choice is yours.

If you already have a Crestron system in your home, the user experience will be intuitive and consistent. The single, all-encompassing system gives you total control over entertainment, ambiance, climate, shades, navigation, and security, all with a simple tap of a touch screen.

YachtCloud’s systems are scalable to any size without losing responsiveness. The control system is user-friendly so that you, and your crew, can easily navigate it. Operations run both online and offline for ultimate safety, ensuring essential processes are always available. The media and control system is designed for luxury, accessible via an easy app where all devices, controls, and service call functions are located in a single interface and tailored to you.

Entertainment Galore

Satellite service is often limited when on the open sea, and most streaming is done when connected to cellular service or marina Wi-Fi. Starlink is changing the landscape dynamic by expanding to offer service for boats, yachts, and ships, bringing more connectivity than ever. However, if you prefer to download your audio and video collection prior to departure, we recommend Kaleidescape.

Kaleidescape players are preloaded with abundant viewing choices to deliver high dynamic range and lossless audio at the touch of a button. Simultaneous playbacks without a drop in quality mean your guests can watch what they want in different cabins. Plus, Kaleidescape players can integrate with your vessel’s automation to dim lights, close shades, and even adjust seating—creating a purely immersive cinematic experience. 

Another yacht must-have is a killer multi-room audio system, so each area can be its own experience: a party on the upper deck, a chill vibe in the lounge area, and cool jazz in the dining room. Set the right mood with superior sound. Speakers from JL Audio offer optimized audio for open-air sailing conditions but are durable enough for the harsh marine environment. Experience outstanding output for the highest level of sound quality with the flagship M6 speakers and M3 speakers. All you hear is balanced, lifelike sound. For custom projects that look as incredible as they sound, look no further than James Loudspeaker. They offer a selection of ultra-slim, all-weather in-wall speakers, full-range subwoofers, combos, and soundbars. You aren’t going home, so go big.

Aesthetics, Aesthetics, Aesthetics

Even the most spacious vessel can benefit from cleverly concealed devices. Enhance your media room with technology from Future Automation, which securely conceals your TV in a ceiling panel when not in use. Or opt for the first-of-its-kind rollable OLED R TV by LG, which neatly rolls down into a small compartment. Speakers tucked into the walls are both sleek and stealth without distracting from aesthetics. Entertainment areas stay safe and clutter-free without sacrificing entertainment options or quality.

Security & Thoughtful Integration

In addition to creating a luxurious space designed to respond to your–and your guests–every need, cutting-edge technology offers reliable protection. Discreet cameras and sensors keep watch, ensuring thorough security whether aboard or ashore. Manage which areas of your vessel are available to everyone and which are accessible just to you. A streamlined design keeps devices on point without compromising safety. 

Relax and host on your yacht without fear of static or distortion on your sound system or losing sensitive equipment to the elements. Your marine automation team knows the fine details of surge protectors and battery backups, how to avoid electromagnetic interference and select marine-rated equipment meant to survive the harsh effects of heat and salt water. Lastly, they can tailor remote system management to alert the crew if any hiccups occur. The result is continuous, stable power that keeps you connected while at sea. 

 All Aboard

Time spent out on the water is time fully immersed in relaxation and the enjoyment of life. Experience the creature comforts of your connected home on your personal marine vessel. Time to set sail.


Responsive Living, the term coined by Acoustic Architects founders, Aaron Flint and Spencer Hauldren, is the concept of seamlessly enhancing the client’s unique lifestyle using smart home technology. Responsive Living allows you to interact with your space via touch input, voice command, and predictive automation, placing you in full control of your home.

If you would like to learn more about integrating new systems into your smart home system, feel free to connect with us. We will be happy to schedule a demo with you.

For more information, visit acousticarchitects.net

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