S/Y Thalia has won the following prestigious awards…

2009 CEDIA Asia Pacific Best Marine Project

2009 CEDIA Asia Pacific Best Marine Project

The Best Marine Project category has been created to recognise members who are delivering automation and integration solutions to either domestic or…

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2009 CEDIA Asia Pacific Best Project Design And Documentation

2009 CEDIA Asia Pacific Best Project Design And Documentation

A proposal/design in its entirety is judged for clarity and attention to detail. This includes a set of 1:50 plans showing the systems layouts.


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 Thalia

48.42m (159 ft)

Orams Marina, Auckland, New Zealand

Glass Bridge Navigation for 6 x Pilothouse and 2 x Outdoor Helm locations.  Including a high definition 40″ flat LCD panel for passage waypoint creations.  Inputs are from Radar, Sonar, 2 x Noble Tec, 5 x CCTV cameras and a Thermal Imaging camera.

Entertainment for Saloon, Theater, Owner’s Suite, Owner’s Office, 3 x Guest Cabins, Gym, Pilothouse, Cockpit Theater, Aft Deck, Captain’s Cabin, Crew Mess.

The system provides users with easy access to multiple AV Sources and viewing of Navigation Displays, including a High Definition DVD/CD server, high power PTZ mast camera and a PTZ Thermal Imaging night vision camera with LCD ‘finger follow’ control.



8 x Crestron 2-way RF LCD panels and fixed wall mounted controls.
Crestron interface for custom waterproof helm control stations.
8 x Sonos Crestron music server/local input controllers.

Video Server

Kaleidescape High Definition 1.5 Tb video server with 5 video locations.

Music Server

Crestron 1 Tb audio server with 12 separate audio zones.


Marantz Home Theatre systems combined with SpeakerCraft in-ceiling speakers and Velodyne subs are used throughout the yacht. Saloon and Guest deck areas use an 8 x 250W Lab Gruppen power amp.


  • A variety of 17″-52″ LCD TVs
  • Custom made Tasman projector screen
  • NEC Projector

Thermal Camera

Carlise & Finch/Flir 1000/2000 feet detection with Crestron ‘finger follow’ control. Excellent man overboard at night tool.


Carlisle & Finch “Nightfinder” combined 15 million candle power spotlight with Crestron ‘finger follow’ control.


  • Automatic fault reporting back to Liquid Automation for a variety of situations such as amp faults, speaker faults and high rack temperatures.
  • Ability to switch of all automatic system downloads from the Pilothouse LCD while the ship is on a Satellite data link.
  • Global control of all outside navigation displays via helm control for brightness and power off commands.
  • Single button muting of outside speakers for Helmsman operation in time of emergency.
  • Automatic zone shutdown if rack temperature exceeds a maximum predefined temperature.
  • Ability to view all Navigation information such as Radar, Chart Plotter and Sonar etc. from all video locations in native High Definition.
  • Cameras/Spotlight control where the camera will follow users finger as it moves over the Crestron wireless touch panel.
  • Outdoor theatre located in the Guest Cockpit.