Vard Electro teams up with Pininfarina and presents a new helm station at the Monaco Yacht Show
Pininfarina Nautical, the Italian design house’s division dedicated to nautical design, and Vard Electro, present an luxurious helm station for mega yachts and large working vessels.
21. September 2021
Unveiling at Monaco Yacht Show
The new helm station designed by Pininfarina with SeaQ technology is officially being unveiled at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show, where it will be possible to live, in an immersive way, the sensations generated by experiencing the control cabin through the use of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies.
A step forward for the SeaQ Integrated Bridge System
The well proven SeaQ Integrated Bridge, already used in other markets, has the operator in focus and is now being introduced to the super yacht market by using Vard Electro’s expertise within integrated solutions.
The new helm station is carefully designed and developed to ensure an intuitive user interface and seamless integration with maritime systems. The touch screen monitors gather various systems into one operator station, providing the highest level of bridge integration by using an extended architecture. Vard Electro has also exploited the strong synergy effects from all the Fincantieri centers of excellence, in particular Seastema’s long experience in the sector, to tune the solution for the new bridge concept designed for yacht market.
Combining a technical soul with the comfort of a lounge
Pininfarina has completely redesigned the user experience of the control cockpit, taking suggestions of aviation and sports car inspiration, combining a technical soul with the comfort of a lounge. The choice of taking care of the command area stems from the desire to give greater importance to the journey, both for those who drive the ship and for the spectators who want to enjoy the landscape from the control cabin.
Creating a connection between past and future
The design of the helm station created by Pininfarina is characterized by suspended and aerodynamic shapes. The control seats seem to float in the air, while the central double-sided screen that divides the two driving positions is made of glass and is completely transparent when switched off, further emphasizing the sense of lightness.
The technical island, highly technological, contrasts with the presence of an analogical element positioned under the screen, the compass, that embellishes the interior environment, creating a connection between past and future. Furthermore, the lines drawn by the Pininfarina's pencil are emphasized through the use of lights, that create a connection between the driving and the relaxation areas, giving shape to a unique environment.