Dutch superyacht technology

At the top of the Netherlands list of yachting credentials along with design and construction is their innovations in industry leading technology for above and below decks

YachtCloud designs, builds and delivers luxury technology. From yachting to cruise ships, high¬end residential projects to seven¬star hospitality, they fill the gaps between technology, service and experience. Since the YachtCloud opened their doors in Rotterdam, they’ve worked tirelessly to introduce new on board technology, with seven innovative products now in the portfolio. At the heart of YachtCloud is a dynamic young team excited about pushing the boundaries of luxury technology. All of the products are entirely tailored to meet the needs of each client, using smart design and the latest technology to challenge the status quo and offer user complete freedom.
For more details visit www.yachtcloud.eu

One of the pioneers of electric propulsion, VETUS has returned to the sector with the launch of unique solutions for the new build and refit sectors, for comfortable, environmentally¬friendly cruising. The E¬POD package for power and sailboats up to 25 feet is designed for installation in the vessel’s stern, while the E¬LINE range, with output power from 5 kW to 10 kW and exceptional manoeuvring capabilities, is ideal as a standard in¬board diesel engine replacement. The ELINE and EPOD systems are the only electric propulsion solutions with ‘active motor braking’, providing optimum control of the boat, with no delay, direct movement and total control. Both solutions can be used in conjunction with a VETUS 48V BOW PRO proportional bow or stern thruster connected to the same battery bank. Easy to install and maintain, they can be supplied as a complete system including thrusters and steering components to fully outfit a vessel.
For more details Tel: +31 88 4884700
or visit www.vetus.com

A state-of-the-art AV and IT system is essential to how owners, guests and crews experience a yacht. VBH has expertise to ensure your systems run smoothly, no matter the conditions at sea. VBH is the world’s leading integrator of smart technology within the most complex environments. They have over half a century of experience in integrating AVIT systems on superyachts. AVIT systems are more than just televisions, computers and speakers: they are complex, robust environments that must ensure optimal onboard entertainment and operations. Making the most of AV and IT technology obviously requires a sound knowledge of the tech involved. At VBH they also focus on understanding people’s behaviour and needs, and how this fits with the onboard systems. The main question that drives VBHi is: How can they improve the quality of life by deploying technology in the most savvy, agile and intelligent way?
For more details Tel: +31 20 799 3700 or visit www.vbhi.com

RH Marine is a leading system integrator and innovator of electrical and automation systems in the maritime industry. They deliver tailored solutions for complex Defence, Safety & Security for various types of vessels. The company has decades of experience in the new build and refit yachting industry in Europe, the United States and Asia. The portfolio includes integrated bridges, ship automation, hybrid solutions and electrical propulsion. RH Marine are able to support and advise the customer from the design phase through the entire life cycle of the vessel. Ensuring safe, sustainable, comfortable and cost efficient continuity of operations for the customers and the operators by integrating smart and cost effective solutions.
For more details Tel: +31 10 487 19 11
or visit www.rhmarine.com

2020 was an interesting year for Mr. Smith, and installations continued with their state of the art LAVIE entertainment system. A whole new platform and housing has been released and installed on several projects from 35 metre up to 80 metre yachts. The new system is completely based on the Android TV platform which allows the user to have all play store based apps seamlessly integrated directly from the LAVIE control application. This again gives the clients unlimited possibilities and makes the AV system completely future proof. Any new streaming platform, IP TV service or music service that is released for the android TV platform is natively integrated without any hardware or software updates. Mr. Smith is also working on their new major system upgrade to be released in the fourth quarter of 2020.
For more details Tel: +31 6 34 19 12 73 or visit www.mrsmith.nl

ASA Boot Electro is a wholesaler of technical products, materials and systems for the marine yacht building industry. The company focuses on advice, sales and support for electrical and hydraulic systems. Of particular interest at the moment are; Vimar switch materials and By-me domotica systems, Victron Energy Chargers and Inverters, Side-Power hydraulic & AC Thrusters up to 1400KGF and Side-Power Vector fin stabilisers up to 1,95sqm. ASA Boote Electro are importers and distributors for well known brands including: Alfatronix, Aqualuma, Aqua Signal, BCM, Berker, Blue Sea, Cabin & Side-Power.
For more details Tel: +31 204369100 or visit www.asabootelectro.nl