M/Y Cary Ali has won the following prestigious awards…

2013 CEDIA Asia Pacific Best Special Project

2013 CEDIA Asia Pacific Best Special Project

A special project is an installation by a full CEDIA residential electronic systems contractor member that satisfies unique needs or creates unusual…


Recent News & Editorials

Below you’ll find our most recent comprehensive reporting from a variety of publications about Liquid Automation and our Projects.

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The Liquid Automation Team has won 1 CEDIA Award for our work at Auckland City Council.

The award presented was for:

  • Best Documentation

Automation AwardIt has now been 11 out of 12 years that we have received an award in this category.


The Liquid Automation Team has won 2 CEDIA 2018 awards for our work on the 145 foot Sailing Yacht Hemisphere, a 5 man refit located in Cospicua, Malta.

The awards presented were for:

  • Best Marine, Auto, Aircraft
  • Technology Meets Design

This marks a huge milestone for us, as it has now been 10 years in a row that we have won the Best Marine Category! Click on the link below to read the Article.

MAY 2018

Liquid Automation have been featured in the June 2018 Issue of “Widescreen Custom home and Theater Design” Magazine out of the USA for our work on the award winning Melbourne home theater . A special thank you to Wavetrain Theaters who we worked with on this project.  Click on the link below to read the Article.

February 2018

Liquid Automation have been featured on the CEDIA website - an article written about the project for which we won Best Integrated Home (level 4), Best Media Room (level 3) and Best Documentation in August 2017. Click here to read the article.


M/Y Cari Ali

Auckland, New Zealand

Audio/Video, Kaleidescape, Glass Bridge Navigation, Ruckus Wireless, IT Network infrastructure and Entertainment for the following locations: Owner’s Cabin, Owner’s Ensuite, Owner’s Study, Main Deck Saloon, Main Deck Dining, Bridge Deck Saloon, Bridge Deck Cockpit, Sun Deck Dining, Guest 1-4, Gym, Crew Mess, Captain’s cabin, Captain’s office, Crew 1-3, Laundry, Bridge, Engine Room.


Cary Ali is a long range cruising vessel designed to provide a comfortable living and entertaining environment. As well as being a home away from home, the vessel will also play host to a number of guests. This requires a system as discrete and simple to use as possible without compromising any features or functionality.

In order to achieve discretion, the majority of equipment is completely hidden from plain view leaving only the bare minimum in sight. TV’s in major areas are hidden and automated so that they appear only when video sources are selected, while ceiling mount speakers have been custom painted to match the deckhead materials. This discretion works to ensure that the comforts of a home environment are maximised.

The custom designed user interface ensures that guests are able to easily access a range of great entertainment and environmental options with little to no knowledge of the system’s technical operation.

HD video distribution is done via 2 Digital Media Matrices. One is dedicated to entertainment while the other handles all the navigation sources.  The navigation DM gives the captain the ability to select and control any of 9 navigation sources via 5 monitors and 2 control stations.  The 2 DM’s are also linked to give the rest of the boat access to the mast camera, navigation PC as well as a ship monitoring PC. Content is transported throughout the boat via fibre in order to provide optical isolation from any potential interference as is common in high-density cabling environments such as a boat.

A central Kaleidescape server housing 26TB of storage ensures endless hours of audio visual entertainment distributed throughout the vessel. Guests have access to the mast camera which allows a full 360 degree view of the vessels surroundings in day, night and thermal modes.  The owner can take control over guests but above all, the pilothouse gets priority for navigational purposes.

A remote access PC and network monitoring appliance have been incorporated into the system. Full drawings and documentation have been provided to the vessel also. This allows remote system monitoring and servicing worldwide.


6 x Crestron Processors

4 x AMX Processors


AMX MVP-5200i Wirless 2-way touch screens

1 x 16×16 Crestron Digital Media Matrix

1 x 8×8 Crestron Digital Media Matrix

Audio Video Server

13 x Kaleidescape Players


  • A system that is reliable and discrete.
  • A control interface that is intuitive and user friendly.
  • Detailed system drawings and documentation to assist remote location support.
  • iPod and iPhone interface with text feedback to the touch panels, remotes and iPads.
  • AMX and Crestron control system inter-communications.
  • Remote access to the boat for worldwide support and system monitoring.
  • Automated system protection and services for remote support.
  • Centralised AV and control system to service all areas.