Superyacht entertainment systems


Integrated onboard entertainment is progressing at an enormous speed. ONBOARD catches up with some of the leaders in this field

The company’s mission is to set new standards by simplifying technology with advanced innovation. They deliver new products for the yachting, private residential, luxury hospitality and cruise markets that surpass current standards. They do this by creating user-experience orientated solutions, answering the growing demand for modern technology in luxury environments from sea to shore that is high performance, customisable and simple to use. One such product is MediaMatch which enables the browsing of all media sources, eliminating the need to switch between different apps. Whether it’s your private library or a streaming service like Tidal, Kaleidescape or Disney+, MediaMatch

enriches the user experience in one go by searching all media sources at once. Intuitive and easy, instantly showcasing the preferred content you were looking for. Turning on your dearest tune or television series has never been more satisfying. Making things even more easy, MediaMatch can now be easily integrated into every existing Crestron home automation system. Making it possible to search for new releases and browse through all media libraries. You can even search for specific genres or actors, regardless of the media platform. A significant experience upgrade, taking your yacht entertainment to the next level.


Dedicated to integrating luxury technology onboard superyachts for more than half a century, Van Berge Henegouwen (VBH) has built an impressive portfolio of 300+ superyachts benefitting from its expertise. Earlier this year, they launched a new concept called Design-Integration, which can benefit every new build and refit project. ‘Design-Integration’ means finding the perfect harmony between innovation, ease of use, and beauty of design. This revolutionary approach invites yacht designers and technology integrators to collaborate and create unique interior designs where technology becomes inspirational and design prevails. From now on, displays and commands can be perfectly integrated like any piece of furniture on board; they disappear when not in use, and are instantly available upon demand. Invisible Technology is the first line of products based on this groundbreaking concept and already includes three exclusive solutions: Blended screen, a screen that magically blends like a chameleon into its environment, VBH Robot arm, a TV moving smoothly and gently in a room to any position that the viewer wants, and Magic-UI, a control panel completely integrated inside materials like wood and natural stone, all available for your new build or refit projects.


Based in Florida, France and Italy, TechnoGroup is a full-service engineering and system integration firm addressing the technical needs of the Audiovisual, Broadcast, and Entertainment Industries. With over 50 in house employees, and over 20 years of Cruise, Yachting, Navy, High-end Residential & Corporate engineering experience, TechnoGroup is an international force that can provide specification, procurement, installation, training, and post installation service for A/V, IT and Control systems. Their media manager SolSys© is a flawless, reliable, and fully customisable

entertainment solution providing the ability to control, store, and stream IPTV, movies, videos, music, and pictures right from your media server, with 4K content in full surround sound. Control is brought to the user’s fingertips, on a single iPad remote or with personal devices by scanning a QR code. Media management and equipment monitoring have never been easier than with Solsys© Manager.


Yacht Audio is one of the worldwide leading system integrators of high performance audio, video, IT, automation and light control for major international yacht & residential projects. Founded in 2002 in Germany, the company maintains project offices across Europe. Yacht Audio’s core area of expertise includes the concept design, custom installation and automation as well as global service and maintenance of bespoke superyacht and residential entertainment systems. With its own research & development division and in-house manufacturing, Yacht Audio is able to offer top end custom

made solutions for the most sophisticated projects and owners. Finally, a strong and long-standing relationship with leading shipyards, designers and interior companies guarantees a smooth integration of even the most complex and advanced audiovisual & information technologies