The largest megayacht built in the U.S. needed a complex system for their pilothouse that would coordinate their alarm monitoring system with all of their navigation lights.
Using PLC controls and custom current sensors, the engineering team at Bass built the Cakewalk’s Nav light panel to Lloyd’s and ABS standards, coordinating the navigation lights with the Cakewalk’s complex alarm system so that when another system fails or a light goes out, the alarm system will be triggered immediately and power will be shifted to secondary lights. The project had to operate on low-draw LED lighting and required a very specific finish – Non-Gloss Onyx Black – on the panel. Other aesthetic considerations included remaking all the bezels in the pilothouse to match. The result was a sleek, elegant look on the surface and a durable, high-function system working beneath it. This project also resulted in the development of a new product that works not only with low-draw LED, but also with standard navigation lights that can be converted to LED later on.