THE CREW REPORT
Issue 41, July 2010
The role of the ETO – or electro-technical officer – onboard a superyacht is something of a mystery to many. Ask crew or captains about ETOs and they might respond: “Oh, the AV guy?” or “Well, you can’t defi ne what they do really, can you?”
Copper or glass wrapped up in plastic – now that rivals watching drying paint for a pretty good doze inducer, yet such connections are the nervous system of any AV setup, perhaps the most hidden yet most vital part of the installation. One duff connection worth !50 cents and (in accordance with Murphy’s Law) buried in an undocumented location inaccessibly deep in the bowels of the yacht can render the most expensive, effective, state-of-the-art screen to be about as good as one of John Logie Baird’s early wee-screen, mechanical 'television' machines.
THE SUPERYACHT REPORT
Issue 9, March 2008
Screen your screen, is what you see really what you get?
For discerning purchasers of flat panels, plasma or LCD screens on board yachts, Zeb Robin of Bond Technical Management lays out all the ammo with which to make a choice that is both objectively and subjectively the best. For a recent client, Bond brought in the top screen manufacturers and did a head-to-head comparison. From the results of such, Zeb passes on an unprecedented number of technical tips for that all-essential buy.
The Superyacht Report
Intuitively one might assume the headline statement to be correct; after all, for many technical items aboard, bigger (and usually more costly) is the defining comment on screens. Here, Zeb Robin of Bond TM, in the first part of an occasional column, discusses some of the generic criteria for screen choice and shows where bigger is better, but also suggests alternatives where a smaller, more discreet display may better meet owner expectations.