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 ēkara

22.9m (75.1 ft)

Salthouse, Henderson, Auckland

Audio Visual system for 7 locations throughout the boat.



Crestron Adagio system with 5 x MTX3 colour LCD 2-way touch panels.


Saloon – Integra surround system with SpeakerCraft in-ceiling surround speakers and a Velodyne subwoofer.

Port, Starboard, Forward, Bridge Lounge, Alfresco and Aft Deck zones are all powered by Crestron amps with in-ceiling SpeakerCraft speakers.


A variety of 22″- 50″ LCD panels.


2 x MySky HDi decoders

2 x Crestron iPod docks

1 x Oppo Blu-ray player

1 x FM tuner

1 x PS3

1 x Media Center PC


  • Priority lock out control – only one person can control a central source at any time. Others can select it, however a banner will pop up explaining what area has control.
  • Volume feedback directly on the remote.
  • Audio starts at a preset level from a ‘system off’ state.
  • High-bright waterproof TV in the Alfresco area allows viewing of all sources.
  • Crestron iPod docks allow direct feedback on the remotes to allow the user to search through music.