When designing an onboard entertainment system, the yacht owner's needs come first-and last.
Combine a large yacht's long build horizon with an owner's need to have the absolute latest media technology on board and you get what happened with the Feadship F45 Harle. The tech-centric owner brought in a media consultant to design the yacht's communication and media system. Problem was, the technology that was currently available would be considered obsolete by the time the yacht was launched. The solution: Put off the installation of the system until the very last possible moment, and make certain all components are plug-and-play ready, so newer, updated technology could be installed at each end-user point as it came available. As it happened, the core server of the media system was released to the public 23 months-nearly two years-after Harle's keel was laid.
The design of the Sea Ray Sundancer 450 also puts media first-replacing valuable accommodation space with a full-blown media room, featuring a 37-inch flatscreen and available surround-sound, a dedicated settee, and snack tables that convert to ottomans, or vice versa, depending on if you're hungry or tired. While the 450 Sundancer may not have had the flatscreen installed at the very last moment, media mavens will appreciate the dedicated space and theater experience.