In today’s instant world, owners understandably want to use their systems more flexibly, with the time taken to change between different audio setups much faster. Whilst historically it was seen as par for the course if the crew had to take a few hours setting up a new system, times have changed. Now, audio systems on a yacht need to ready for anything. If the owner’s wife wants to work out to surround sound on the aft deck, but changes her mind at the last minute and instead wants gentle background music as she takes tea, audio needs to seamlessly follow suit.
Whilst to a certain degree crew can be used to manually achieve this, more and more yacht managers are realising that this takes up a vast amount of crew time which could be better spent elsewhere. What’s more, crew are only human and there are only so many times you can ask them to dramatically change the systems on board in a day. With that in mind, this article will explore exactly how the market is adapting to suit this rising need for audio flexibility.