The Middle East’s and Asia’s leading producer of luxury fiberglass motoryachts, Gulf Craft, has appointed Mastervolt, the market leader in onboard power supply systems to provide the Digital Switching control system for the Oryx 36 sport cruiser, which is on display at the Dubai International Boat Show.
Mastervolt’s Digital Switching system enables the owner of the boat to control the entire electrical system, including all lights, pumps, fridges, sound systems, generators and so on, from anywhere on board. They can even send the boat an SMS text message or access the system from their laptop at home to turn equipment on or off remotely. The Digital Switching system makes use of Mastervolt’s MasterBus one cable system to reduce required wiring to a minimum and to make connectivity and setting up particularly easy. This in turn produces significant savings in both weight and cost.
The iconic Oryx 36 motor yacht from Gulf Craft is a 36’10” (11.23m) vessel that fully benefits from the Mastervolt Digital Switching as power can be controlled from any position on the boat, as well as from a central control console, making the Oryx 36 motor boat even more luxurious for all on board. The Digital Switching provides full power information at a glance and can operate ‘smart alarm’ functions if required. A full system integration and energy management, ensuring the best balance between power generation, storage and consumption is also offered. For example, the generator can be set to start automatically if it’s needed when the air conditioning is turned on. Light levels can also be adjusted without the need for individual dimmer controls, making life aboard that much more convenient.
Speaking of the new agreement with Mastervolt, Erwin Bamps, Chief Operating Officer for Gulf Craft, said: “This is an excellent arrangement for our two companies. We share a desire to provide our customers with the ultimate in quality and reliability and Mastervolt’s equipment fulfils that requirement perfectly.”
Mastervolt’s representative in the United Arab Emirates, John Paul, General Manager of Exalto Emirates said: “Gulf Craft are leaders in the world of luxury motoryachts and leisure craft and Mastervolt leads the market in electrical systems for such boats – it’s a perfect match.”