World-renowned British brands Naim Audio and Princess Yachts have partnered together to deliver a revolutionary audio solution, rewriting the rulebook on acoustics for the luxury marine sector.
Naim has been meticulously designing and hand-building its audio systems for over 44 years from Salisbury in Wiltshire, delivering a deeper, more immersive sonic experience. This exclusive collaboration aligns the companies’ shared values of expert engineering and craftsmanship, elegant design and the best in British manufacturing to deliver a class-leading audio experience on-board a luxury yacht.
At the heart of the custom-integrated Naim for Princess audio system is the award-winning range of Uniti all-in-one players. Featuring for the first time on the all-new flagship Princess S78, a yacht that is distinctly cool and sophisticated and capable of propelling you to an exhilarating 39 knots. The compact Uniti Atom, fitted as standard in the yacht’s sportbridge, saloon, cockpit and master stateroom, provides a perfectly synchronised multi-zone music experience. There is also a Premium upgrade encompassing a Uniti Star in the saloon, uprated speakers and additional zones in the foredeck, guest and crew accommodation areas. Those on board the S78 can relax and control the music and multi-room functionality on a smartphone or tablet using Naim Audio’s dedicated iOS and Android app.
‘Achieving seaworthy audiophile-grade music playback presented new challenges to both teams; new benchmarks in acoustic engineering, craftsmanship and expert in-house testing have resulted in a sonic performance befitting a Princess yacht, while matching the high standards set by both companies,’ said Trevor Wilson, Managing Director, Naim Audio
Pictured Uniti Atom (left) and Uniti Star (right)
Launched this year and drawing on 44 years of heritage and expertise in audio engineering, Naim Audio’s Uniti range boasts a comprehensive feature-set and rich acoustics, delivering a powerful sound full of detail, clarity and musicality.
Designed to easily connect to a Wi-Fi network, the listener can enjoy a world of music from any source. Wirelessly stream downloaded music in high-resolution from a PC, Mac, NAS drive via UPnP™ (Universal Plug ’n’ Play) or browse and play millions of songs through popular streaming services Spotify Connect and TIDAL.
Support for Apple AirPlay allows streaming of music from Apple iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad, similarly built-in Google Chromecast plays music directly from compatible Android devices and more than 300 audio apps. Internet Radio provides access to thousands of radio stations, while support for Bluetooth aptX HD enables high-quality and wireless streaming from compatible devices such as a smartphone or tablet.
‘The official launch of what will be the most exciting audio collaboration in the marine industry will take place at Düsseldorf Boat Show, January 20-28th 2018, Hall 06, Stand B21, and we invite visitors, not only audiophiles, to the Princess display to celebrate this remarkable development,’ said Kiran Haslam, Marketing Director, Princess Yachts
The all-new Princess S78 featuring Naim Audio’s Uniti wireless all-in-one music player range is available now. For more information visit www.naimaudio.com
About Princess Yachts
Plymouth-based Princess Yachts epitomises the best of British manufacturing, from its quality craftsmanship, design and engineering pedigree, to the refined elegant and luxury interior styling of its craft. The result blends cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship to set new standards in performance, evident across the Princess range of sophisticated Flybridge motor yachts, dynamic V Class sports yachts, ground-breaking S Class sportbridge yachts and flagship M Class superyachts. The Princess reputation for design, engineering and manufacturing excellence has earned the company global appeal and established it as a truly international brand.
Princess Yachts was acquired in 2008 by L Capital 2 FCPR, an investment group co-sponsored by LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) and Groupe Arnault. In January 2016, L Capital merged with Catterton to become L Catterton, now recognised as the largest global consumer-faced investment firm.
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