We’re all familiar with smart home technology for houses. BAVARIA YACHTS has now made its boats smart, allowing almost the entire yacht to be operated from your plotter – or your tablet or smartphone.
Standing at the rudder, controlling the lights in the foreship cabin? Yes, you can. Switching navigating lights on and off? Also. Controlling music, heating, refrigerator or anchor winch? Not a problem. View the level of your tanks? Check. A data network makes all this possible. And of course, the plotter can navigate you and display nautical data as usual. Smart, don’t you think?
The experts at Navico have teamed up with Naviop to develop user interfaces for the plotter and switch boxes. This allows electrical and electronic components to communicate with one another. It’s new and it makes everything much, much easier.
And safer too, because you can keep an eye on all the important things digitally: full information about the yacht, including system diagnostics to tell you that everything is working correctly. Are the tanks full enough? Are the batteries charged? In an emergency, you can even get help from the 24/7 help desk, or an expert can connect up via ‘Remote Support’. All of this is controlled using a very simple user interface.