S/Y Kokomo II has won the following prestigious awards…

S:Y Kokomo II

2011 CEDIA Asia Pacific Best Project Design and Documentation

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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.


S/Y Kokomo II

58.4m (191.6 ft)

Alloy Yachts International

Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand

Lutron Lighting system, Glass Bridge Navigation for 3 x Flybridge and 6 x Pilothouse locations – Inputs include Radar, 2 x NavNet PCs with dual output, Comms PC, Seatouch PC, Mast and Spreader Cameras.

Entertainment for: Saloon, Owner’s Cabin, Aft Deck, Bar, Dining, Flybridge, Foredeck, Pilothouse, 4 x Guest Cabins, Crew Cabins, Captain’s Cabin, Crew Mess, Galley, Laundry, Control Room and Engine Room.

The system allows users easy access to multiple AV sources such as: Movie/music server, satellite and digital TV, Crestron iPod docks, auxiliary inputs and radio. Pilothouse navigation sources can be viewed on cabin TVs, along with the mast camera which can be controlled from all the cabins with the exception of crew bunks.



  • Crestron 2-way RF colour touch panels for control of the Saloon, Bar, Dining, Aft Deck, Flybridge, Foredeck and Owner’s Cabin.
  • Crestron 2-way WiFi colour touch panels for control of the Crew Mess, Captain’s and Guest Cabins.
  • Crestron 3.6” and 6” colour touch panels in the Pilothouse for navigation selection, monitoring equipment rack temperatures, controlling Pilothouse audio and selecting the correct satellite decoders for the various regions of the world.
  • The Crestron system controls all switching of the navigation sources via Liquid Automation’s glass bridge switching solution for video, trackballs, mouse and keyboards.

Audio/Video Server

  • Kaleidescape – 8 zones with high definition movie/music players and 4 zones with music players.
  • Kaleidescape Server with 7 Terabytes of storage (expandable).


  • Marantz home theatre systems combined with SpeakerCraft in-ceiling speakers and Velodyne subs are used in the Owner and Saloon areas.
  • Deck areas have the selection of distributed audio via Crestron amps and SpeakerCraft speakers.
  • Captain’s Cabin, Guest Cabin and Crew Mess are fitted with Onkyo DVD amps and Kramer audio switchers.
  • Each crew member has their own bunk over-head LCD DVD player and head phones. These can also access the yacht’s distributed music.


  • 26 video feeds to a variety of 15”-57” LCD TVs.
  • The Owner and Saloon TVs are hidden behind picture lifts.


Lutron lighting control has been used extensively throughout the yacht, providing simple scene selections and global mood settings in the main common areas. Control has also been integrated to the wireless touch panels in these areas.


Mast head cameras are military grade pan/tilt/zoom day/night cameras with window wipers. These are backed up with high power IR flood lights facing forward and aft for high quality night viewing.
Fixed cameras are positioned around the rest of the yacht. These, combined with the mast cameras, are fed into a digital video recorder. This has the option of remotely viewing the onboard cameras in real time as well as playback of recorded footage via the internet.


  • The Crestron system monitors and records the equipment rack temperatures and will shut down any area that goes over a pre-defined temperature.
  • The Crestron system will e-mail Liquid Automation of events, as well as any faults to the Crestron system.
  • Crestron program changes can be downloaded to the boat anywhere in the world with access via satellite.
  • Satellite decoders have three options of video outputs from standard definition analogue to high definition digital.
  • Single button audio muting of all outside speakers from the Flybridge in times of emergency.
  • Global audio muting from pilothouse dash and fire alarm system.
  • Mast-head camera can be controlled from every TV location except the crew bunk screens.
  • Pre-loaded IR codes for worldwide satellite decoders. This allows for simple switching between different decoders around the world.
  • Crestron FM tuner allows for all radio broadcast text (RDS/RDBS) to be displayed on the remote controls.  For example: station name, frequency, track name and artist.