And the winner is...

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We are delighted to announce that we have a winner for the "Challenge YachtCloud” Think Tank which started at METS 2017 and ran until Friday 8th December 2017. The lucky winner is soon to be the recipient of a set of high quality Bowers and Wilkins Noise Cancelling PX Headphones.

What was the Think Tank?

All of our products are developed for the specific needs of superyachts and are aimed at improving life on board for owners and guests and increasing productivity and efficiency for crew. Our team is made up of best-in-class engineers and software specialists who lead the field in technology and delivering innovative products. So we invited the industry to put us to the challenge with the actual onboard problems they face in terms of technical systems, inefficient processes and time consuming tasks to see if we could use our experience and knowledge to help find a better solution.  If we didn't already have a product that met their specific needs then we added the problem to our Think Tank.  Furthermore, entering an idea put the entrant in with a chance of winning a set of Bowers and Wilkins PX Headphones - a little something to bring the winner peace and quiet on board and whilst traveling.

What happened next?

All of the ideas entered have been reviewed by our development and sales teams to look at which concepts could provide the most unique, usable and useful products. They have also been reviewed in line with our current products to see if these can be linked to existing products as modules, add-ons and extensions or whether they could be developed as a viable product and solution in their own right. We are very excited about some of the entries we have had. They range from solutions aimed at improving interior processes and onboard guest experiences to technical AV challenges linked to access, security and system management. Several of the ideas will now be explored further by our development teams and research will be carried out.  However, we promised a winner of course and after some deliberation we have reached a decision…

As this is all about incubating ideas and cultivating solutions to meet specific needs we have decided not to name the winner in person in public in case they would rather have the nature of their concept remain private.  What we can say is that the winning idea is linked to Guest services and Guest preferences and our development team are now in the swing of further investigating the concept!

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For the winner…

We will be in touch directly and the headphones will be on the way to you shortly.

For the all entrants…

Thank you very much for taking the time to Challenge Yacht Cloud. It is your ideas and feedback that ensure we continue to deliver products developed to meet specific industry needs. It is your interaction that helps us to focus on the details, keep innovating and develop truly unique products. 

On behalf of the entire YachtCloud Team, thank you for the challenge and congratulations to the winner!