S/Y Vertigo has won the following prestigious awards…

EL AWARD WINNER logo2012 CEDIA Global “Best Technical Design For A Special Project”

This award is open to global entrance. A special project is an installation by a full CEDIA electronic systems contractor member that satisfies…

AVIA_logo_2002012 AVIA Australasia: Best Application Of AV In A Commercial … Installation

Best Application of AV in a Commercial or Government Installation, over $500k

This category gives all consultants, installers and…

2012-cedia-award_14_marine-2012 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…

2011-cedia-award_project-de2012 CEDIA Asia Pacific Best Project Design And Documentation – Asia Pacific

For this category you need to submit a proposal/design in its entirety. For example documentation including: line drawings, CAD drawings, marked…

Crestron-Project-2012-sm2011 Crestron Project Of The Year – Runner Up

Liquid Automation was happy to accept this award for Crestron Project of the year

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 Vertigo

67.2m (220 ft)

Alloy Yachts

Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand

Glass Bridge Navigation, Lutron Lighting, Entertainment control for: Saloon, Dining Room, Owner’s Office, Games Saloon, Aft Deck, Cockpit, Flybridge, Pilothouse, Gym, 4 x Guest Cabins, Owner’s Cabin and Ensuites, Crew Mess, Galley, Captain’s Cabin, Chief Engineer’s Cabin, 5 x Crew Cabins, Control Room and Engine Room.

The system provides users with easy access to multiple high definition sources via 5 Crestron Digital Media Fibre Matrixes.



11 AMX processors, 9 Crestron processors, 9 Crestron touch panels, 11 AMX touch panels.

Crestron PLC interface allows AV/Nav selection and CCTV control from Alloy Yacht’s custom bridge stations.

Audio Video Server

18 Apple TVs with 2 x Mac Pro 12-core servers.


BSS SoundWeb distribution.

Saloon Theater: Crestron Procise surround sound processor with Lexicon and Crown CTS amps, JBL Synthesis speakers and 2 x 15″ JBL Subwoofers in custom designed enclosures.

Cockpit Theater / Aft deck: 6 x JBL in-ceiling Satellite speakers, 15″ JBL Subwoofer in custom designed enclosure and removable powered Aft Deck party speakers with custom DJ inputs.

Owners: Crestron Procise surround sound processor with Lexicon and Crown CTS amps, 7 x JBL in-ceiling Satellite speakers and a 15″ JBL Subwoofer in a custom designed enclosure.

Owners Ensuite Port: 2 x Proficient 8″ in-ceiling Speakers.

Owners Ensuite Starboard: 2 x Proficient 8″ in-ceiling Speakers.

Other Zones: SpeakerCraft speakers with Crestron amps.


25 screens (excluding navigation screens) consisting of the following:

  • Projection Design F12 high definition 1080p Projector.
  • 26″ Aquavision flush-mount TVs.
  • 55″, 46″, 40″, 32″, 22″ Samsung TVs.
  • 10.2″ Clarion flip down screen with built in DVD player (for all Crew Cabin bunks).


Lutron lighting control system.


  • Liquid Automation customised Google Earth interface: A 3D model of the yacht follows the position of the vessel in real-time. Using a touch panel, the user can virtually fly from the yacht to the surrounding area.
  • Navigation instrumentation is relayed on the touch panels so the guests can see yacht information e.g. boat speed, wind speed, wind direction, water temp.
  • Navigation sources are distributed over fibre via a 16 x 16 high definition Digital Media Matrix to the Pilothouse and Flybridge screens. Using fibre gives the matrix complete optical isolation from the DC powered screens.
  • The stereo image of the Owner’s Cabin follows the left and right orientation of the rotating TV.
  • The Crestron system will email Liquid Automation if a range of faults occur. For example, Crestron amps will tell us if any speaker has failed or if racks reach preset temperatures they will automatically shutdown and notify us.
  • Global system mute on general alarm.

Photographer: Chris Lewis