M/Y Loretta Anne (formerly M/Y Allogante) has won the following prestigious awards…

2010 CEDIA Asia Pacific Best Marine Project2010 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…

2010 CEDIA Asia PacificBest Project Design And Documentation

2010 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 electrical systems…

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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.


M/Y Loretta Anne (formerly M/Y Allogante)

40m (131.2 ft)

Alloy Yachts International

Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand

Glass Bridge Navigation for 1 x Flybridge and 3 x Pilothouse locations. Inputs include Radar, Sonar, 2 x NavNet PCs, Comms PC and Mast Camera.

Entertainment control for: Saloon, Owner’s Cabin, Aft Deck, Dining, Flybridge, Pilothouse, 4 x Guest Cabins, Crew, Captain’s Cabin, Crew Mess and Galley.

The system allows users easy access to multiple AV Sources such as DVD/CD, Satellite and Digital TV, iPod Interface, Auxiliary Input and Radio. All Pilothouse navigation displays can be viewed on cabin TVs along with the mast camera, which can be controlled from all of the cabins with the exception of the crew bunks.



3 x Crestron 2-way RF colour touch panels for control of the Saloon (including Dining and Aft Deck), Owner’s and Flybridge areas.

6 x Crestron 2-way WiFi colour touch panels for control of the Captain’s, Crew Mess and Guest Cabins.

1 x Crestron TPS-4L fixed touch panel in the Bridge undersole for monitoring equipment rack temperatures and selecting the correct satellite decoders for the various regions of the world.

The Crestron system controls all switching of the navigation sources via a VGA matrix switcher and a USB switcher for trackballs, mouse and keyboards.


Marantz Home Theatre systems combined with SpeakerCraft in-ceiling speakers and Velodyne subs are used in the Owner and Saloon areas. Remaining areas have the selection of local and distributed audio via Crestron amps and SpeakerCraft in-ceiling speakers throughout the yacht.


A variety of 26 – 46″ LCD TVs.

The Saloon and Aft Deck TVs lift out of cabinetry.


  • The Crestron system also monitors and records the equipment rack temperatures and will shut down any area that goes over a pre-defined temperature.
  • The Crestron system will email Liquid Automation’s Engineers, notifying of such events as well as any faults from the Crestron amps.
  • Crestron program changes can be downloaded to the boat anywhere in the world with access via its onboard computer.