It’s seldom plain sailing for superyacht owners who love their movies, TV shows and music.
From Blu-ray box sets to iTunes libraries, media collections are getting bigger as we consume more content. But that causes problems for marine clients who find themselves in the frustrating situation of having their digital entertainment scattered all over the place – sometimes literally around the world.
We often hear about yacht owners buying multiple copies of a movie or TV series on disc, just so they can keep watching as they travel between their boat and several different land-based properties.
There’s got to be a more elegant way of managing all this digital stuff. And now we’re delighted to be working with YachtCloud, Netherlands-based innovators in media hosting services and technology developed specifically for superyacht owners, managers and shipyards.
Helmed by yachting IT industry gurus Andre Klepper and Arjan Kleinveld, YachtCloud offers what the forward-looking company describes as the ‘Ultimate Media Platform’. And while there are plenty of AV server solutions around, YachtCloud takes it to the next level with a uniquely powerful approach to content management and hosting.
Anywhere in the world, vessel owners plus their crew and guests can browse music and movie libraries – stored securely on YachtCloud’s high-speed servers – via a slick iPad interface. With the simple swipe of a finger, content can be ‘thrown’ instantly for viewing on any screen. Everything’s effortlessly synchronised between different locations. After pausing a movie mid-way in New York you can pick right up where you left off on the boat in St Tropez.
In a highly specialised industry where everybody knows everyone else, we’ve always had huge respect for the experience, technical credentials and formidable reputation of the YachtCloud team. And now it’s a pleasure to be partnering with one of the market’s genuine innovators.
We’ll keep you posted with more news on this exciting tie-up that unites two companies with a passion for AV perfection that’s anything but mainstream.