S/Y Vertigo has won the following prestigious awards…

EL AWARD WINNER logo2012 CEDIA Global “Best Technical Design For A Special Project”

This award is open to global entrance. A special project is an installation by a full CEDIA electronic systems contractor member that satisfies…

AVIA_logo_2002012 AVIA Australasia: Best Application Of AV In A Commercial … Installation

Best Application of AV in a Commercial or Government Installation, over $500k

This category gives all consultants, installers and…

2012-cedia-award_14_marine-2012 CEDIA Asia Pacific Best Marine Project

The Best Marine Project category has been created to recognise members who are delivering automation and integration solutions to either domestic or…

2011-cedia-award_project-de2012 CEDIA Asia Pacific Best Project Design And Documentation – Asia Pacific

For this category you need to submit a proposal/design in its entirety. For example documentation including: line drawings, CAD drawings, marked…

Crestron-Project-2012-sm2011 Crestron Project Of The Year – Runner Up

Liquid Automation was happy to accept this award for Crestron Project of the year


S/Y Vertigo

67.2m (220 ft)

Alloy Yachts

Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand

Glass Bridge Navigation, Lutron Lighting, Entertainment control for: Saloon, Dining Room, Owner’s Office, Games Saloon, Aft Deck, Cockpit, Flybridge, Pilothouse, Gym, 4 x Guest Cabins, Owner’s Cabin and Ensuites, Crew Mess, Galley, Captain’s Cabin, Chief Engineer’s Cabin, 5 x Crew Cabins, Control Room and Engine Room.

The system provides users with easy access to multiple high definition sources via 5 Crestron Digital Media Fibre Matrixes.



11 AMX processors, 9 Crestron processors, 9 Crestron touch panels, 11 AMX touch panels.

Crestron PLC interface allows AV/Nav selection and CCTV control from Alloy Yacht’s custom bridge stations.

Audio Video Server

18 Apple TVs with 2 x Mac Pro 12-core servers.


BSS SoundWeb distribution.

Saloon Theater: Crestron Procise surround sound processor with Lexicon and Crown CTS amps, JBL Synthesis speakers and 2 x 15″ JBL Subwoofers in custom designed enclosures.

Cockpit Theater / Aft deck: 6 x JBL in-ceiling Satellite speakers, 15″ JBL Subwoofer in custom designed enclosure and removable powered Aft Deck party speakers with custom DJ inputs.

Owners: Crestron Procise surround sound processor with Lexicon and Crown CTS amps, 7 x JBL in-ceiling Satellite speakers and a 15″ JBL Subwoofer in a custom designed enclosure.

Owners Ensuite Port: 2 x Proficient 8″ in-ceiling Speakers.

Owners Ensuite Starboard: 2 x Proficient 8″ in-ceiling Speakers.

Other Zones: SpeakerCraft speakers with Crestron amps.


25 screens (excluding navigation screens) consisting of the following:

  • Projection Design F12 high definition 1080p Projector.
  • 26″ Aquavision flush-mount TVs.
  • 55″, 46″, 40″, 32″, 22″ Samsung TVs.
  • 10.2″ Clarion flip down screen with built in DVD player (for all Crew Cabin bunks).


Lutron lighting control system.


  • Liquid Automation customised Google Earth interface: A 3D model of the yacht follows the position of the vessel in real-time. Using a touch panel, the user can virtually fly from the yacht to the surrounding area.
  • Navigation instrumentation is relayed on the touch panels so the guests can see yacht information e.g. boat speed, wind speed, wind direction, water temp.
  • Navigation sources are distributed over fibre via a 16 x 16 high definition Digital Media Matrix to the Pilothouse and Flybridge screens. Using fibre gives the matrix complete optical isolation from the DC powered screens.
  • The stereo image of the Owner’s Cabin follows the left and right orientation of the rotating TV.
  • The Crestron system will email Liquid Automation if a range of faults occur. For example, Crestron amps will tell us if any speaker has failed or if racks reach preset temperatures they will automatically shutdown and notify us.
  • Global system mute on general alarm.

Photographer: Chris Lewis