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Luxury Houseboat

There’s a certain romance to the notion of a houseboat, but this luxury water-craft takes the game to a whole new level

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There’s a certain romance to the notion of a houseboat, but this luxury water-craft takes the game to a whole new level.

In what can only be described as a luxury residence, what makes this houseboat unique is the technology employed to fully automate it.

The project has won an international competition from AV industry body, CEDIA, and was designed and built in Melbourne.

The project was a collaboration between Status Luxury Houseboats, Argus Technologies for the audio visual and electrical installation, and Porter Davies completing the interior design.

The owner wanted the boat to spring to life when the users boarded, and subsequently shut down with a single command, so a whole home control system was designed with a single app for the controls making everything superbly simple.

And because taking a jaunt on your houseboat can be a spur of the moment decision, the boat was designed to be ready to be switched on at a moment’s notice.

Once the boat is switched on, blinds are raised, security is disarmed, AV is readied for use, hatches open, and if it’s night time, welcome paths are illuminated.

When switched off there’s a continuous supply keeping the fridges powered up so those bottles of Boilinger are always at the ready.

The CCTV and security systems run continuously to ensure this beautiful craft is kept safe and secure. The owners can also monitor the boat remotely with a CCTV setup used for both surveillance and navigation – super important if you make the bold decision to leave the kids in charge.

The CEDIA judges described this as “simply a great installation.”

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