Azimut is embarking on a voyage to enhance the cruising experience and daily life at sea by teaming up with Google Cloud and Reply, a digital solutions specialist. Together, they aim to revolutionize onboard home automation and smart boat management.
This ambitious partnership is part of Azimut’s digital transformation strategy, designed to elevate life on board and enable yacht owners to focus more on leisure. The culmination of this endeavor is a cutting-edge proprietary app, the first of its kind, which harnesses the power of Google Cloud’s data management, analysis capabilities, and Vertex AI’s speech-to-text technology.
What sets this innovation apart is the seamless integration of boat management and smart home functionalities. Owners can now interact with their yachts using voice commands or access the system remotely. The beta version of this app, currently being tested on the Magellano 60, puts control at the fingertips of owners, allowing them to manage entertainment, lighting, climate systems, and even appliances. It also offers real-time monitoring of water and fuel levels, optimizing resource management. Security-conscious yacht owners will appreciate the ability to install and integrate security cameras for remote monitoring.
Fabio Fregi, Google Cloud’s Country Manager Italy, expressed his excitement, saying, “We’re thrilled to support Azimut in its digital transformation path, leveraging Google Cloud’s artificial intelligence solutions to help them provide their customers with a better experience onboard and develop new standards of innovation in their industry.”
Tatiana Rizzante, CEO of Reply, highlighted the unique challenge they overcame: integrating the digital world with physical engineering. She explained, “From this union, with the support of Google Cloud technology, the app was created with all the functionalities that can be further implemented. We’re currently combining the IoT (Internet of Things) component with AI to build an advanced conversational intelligence that can be queried for information on a specific knowledge domain, such as technical manuals on board.” Azimut’s forward-thinking approach promises to redefine the luxury yacht experience, making waves in the industry.