From Stem to Stern

Harris Grant

Harris Grant

The Brief

In the modern home, it seems that there are multiple apps and controllers for everything, from managing and adjusting lighting, temperature, security to audiovisual systems. This means that each household can easily have an unmanageable amount of apps and controllers. Imagine then the vast array of inputs used for a 198.82ft long first-class yacht.

The team at Crab were asked to create a visual interface that would integrate all of the services and ambience adjustments available across Amels' yacht, from audiovisual systems to food and beverage services to environmental and broadcast operations to navigation information.

Due to the eclectic mix of guests and their variety of languages and understanding of onboard systems, the interface needed to be solely visual. An intuitive and high-performance user experience, that did not use any written or spoken language prompts.

The Process

Identify the issues & Wireframing Identify the issues & Wireframing
Testing intended outcomes Testing intended outcomes
Look and feel Look and feel

The Solution

A visual and intuitive interface that integrated all available services and environmental settings across the yacht in one app. The yacht was equipped with a number of iPads and iPods connected to iBeacon transmitters, which enabled the app to be location aware across the yacht, and deliver content based on the specific location. With only a few clicks and no use of text, the passengers could achieve just about any function, from ordering a mojito, booking a massage, broadcasting a football match or changing the light settings.


The ultimate recognition of the great work both Harris Grant and Crab have produced was winning the Crestron Award for user interface.


Installed on 2 full yacht systems


Installed on 7 large residential systems


Won the Crestron Award for user interface


Neil Grant | Managing Director | Harris Grant Group of Companies

Learn More

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