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Electronics — November 2003
By Ben Ellison

Yachtica Monitoring and Control

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The Yachtica Integrated System, built in Italy and now distributed in the United States by Nauti-Tech, combines home-of-the-future lighting and appliance controls with megayacht-level, PC-based systems monitoring. The possibilities seem infinite. For instance, the master of the vessel shown can not only manage the VIP lighting from anywhere aboard but can also set up scenarios like “film,” whereby the dimming, air conditioning, power blinds, etc. can all be set with one-touchscreen—or remote control—button push. Then, while watching the film, he or she could be advised of genset and anchor issues, even take remote action as needed. Oh, and this omniscience can extend off the yacht via cellular. A system for a 60-footer starts at about $2,500 and could go to $60,000 and beyond.

Yachtica Phone: (954) 527-0716. www.nauti-tech.com.

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This article originally appeared in the October 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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