As a boating enthusiast, I appreciate the beauty of an older mahogany run-about, the finely painted details of a sailboat and the flash and bling of a high performance off-shore go-fast gas guzzler. And let’s not forget the indulgence of a mega yacht that many of us dream of boarding for a gathering for a few hours for some serious dream building and mingling.
The extensive use of automated computer control systems for machinery controls, navigation, radars and passenger/crew safety systems, along with the return to electric propulsion systems, are just some of the stimuli for using new technologies; creating increased complexity and driving the requirement for integration management onboard.
If you don’t work in the marine industry, you might not be aware of the extent of technical advancements that have been taking place in the sector over recent years. This has resulted in a massive increase in project complexity which has created many challenges for the people in charge of electrical system integration.