S/Y Mondango III has won the following prestigious awards…

2014 CEDIA Global Best Special Project

Awarded in Denver, Colorado, USA special project is an installation by a full CEDIA residential electronic systems contractor member that satisfies…

2014 CEDIA Global Best Design And Documentation

Awarded in Denver, Colorado, USA For this category you need to submit a proposal/design in its entirety. For example documentation including: line…

2014 CEDIA Asia Pacific Best Design And Documentation

2014 CEDIA Asia Pacific Best Design And Documentation

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.


S/Y Mondango III

56.4m (186 ft)

Alloy Yachts

Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand

Glass Bridge Navigation, Lutron Lighting, Entertainment Control for: Owner’s Cabin, Owner’s Ensuite, Saloon, Cockpit, Foredeck, Flybridge, Bridge, Guest Cabins 1-4, Guest Ensuites 1-4, Captain’s Cabin, Engineer’s Cabin, Crew Mess, Galley and Laundry.

The system provides users with easy access to multiple high definition sources and viewing of navigation displays, including a high definition movie/music server and a high powered masthead PTZ camera distributed to all locations.


Mondango III is a long range sailing yacht 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 coloured 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 a Digital Media Matrix. The DM gives the captain the ability to select and control any of the 7 navigation sources via 6 monitors at 2 control stations. The DM is 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 24TB 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.


5 Crestron processors, 2 Lutron Processors, 4 Crestron touch panels, 6 iPads.

Crestron PLC interface allows for AV/Nav selection and CCTV control from Alloy Yachts custom bridge stations.

Audio Video Server

Kaleidescape 9 zone high definition movie/music players. 24TB of usable storage at launch.


Saloon Theatre: Crestron Adagio surround sound audio processor and AV Receiver powering 5 x Triad speakers with 2 x Triad subwoofers powered by a 350 DSP Triad Amplifier.

Owner’s Cabin: Crestron Adagio surround sound audio processor and AV receiver powering 5 x Proficient speakers and a Mirage subwoofer.

Other Zones: SpeakerCraft speakers with PowerSoft amplifiers.


Saloon Theatre: 103” Panasonic Plasma

Owner’s Cabin: 60” Samsung LED TV

Other Zones: 32” Samsung TVs


Lutron control of lighting areas in Guest and Main Deck areas.


•Ability to view navigation information such as Radar 1, Radar 2, Nav PC 1, Nav PC 2 and Seatouch from all video locations.

•Mast camera control from the bridge as well as guest touch panels.

•Single button muting of all speakers for crew member operation in emergency situations.

•Navigation instrumentation is relayed on the touch panels so the guests can see yacht information e.g. boat speed, wind speed, wind direction and water depth.