Luxury Commercial Ship

One of the most interesting and largest projects we have worked on is equipping Brodosplit luxury merchant ship Klara with smart technology. 

This is the first sailing ship in Croatia to have an unlimited sailing category.  Apart from Polar Regions, it can sail anywhere in the world. The ship makes a specific offer in relation to the offer of large cruisers and high-level service. It is a class of passenger ships of unlimited navigation since it can sail on all international seas. It has an autonomy of as much as 14 days of travel without docking on shore.  As part of the seven-day package, tourists visit three different countries. 

Without a doubt, Klara has a high-tech degree of neatness and is a very powerful sailing vessel that stands out from other sailing vessels in the Adriatic and the Mediterranean. Precisely because of its technical performance, but also the very high level of service it offers to passengers.

Our mission was to design and create a solution for automation and easy control. By adding these new features, we bring a whole new level of luxury to the sailing experience.


Which solution did we choose?

This project was based on a system that will enable ship users to control lighting, HVAC (fan coil) and multimedia system (TV’s, music, video content) in each of the cabins and the saloon of the ship via the Control4 automation control system platform.

We decided to offer a complete Control4 automation control system. With the help of this system, we ensured the control and regulation of lighting in the passenger cabins and in the main salon. We also made it possible to turn on and off the lighting and light intensity for precisely specified lighting fixtures. Thanks to the Control4 thermostat and relay actuators, the temperature is managed by controlling the fan coil speed.

In addition, one of the tasks was to integrate the necessary multimedia into the Control4 system. It enabled the user to easily and intuitively play all multimedia content from the central memory. Our recommendation was that each cabin be upgraded and equipped with speakers so that the users have a complete feeling of quality and luxury.

Last but not least, it only took us only six days to install the entire system and get it up and running.

How we did it?

Lighting control, as well as other features, is done wirelessly with the help of Control4 potentiometers and switches. The switches have an LED on them that serves as an indicator and are programmed to give the possibility of several different light statuses (green, red). With the help of a switch, we created the possibility of manipulating the light in the toilet. Furthermore, dimmers were used to regulate the light intensity and were installed in each cabin so that passengers could control the lighting in the cabin and create an atmosphere that matches their feelings.

We also used the Control4 wireless thermostat for the HVAC system to measure and regulate the temperature in the passenger cabins. With the help of Control4, we have enabled the user to control the rotation of the fan coil and thereby regulate the temperature of the cabin.

In addition, the use of multimedia content is enabled via the NAS server, where all content is stored (films, series, music, promo materials). Access to all media content is provided via the Zappiti Media Player installed in each cabin. In addition, using the Triad One amplifier with stereo speakers will provide a complete musical experience, atmosphere and sound quality.


Read the brochure for more information about this ship.