New Gear: Y on Watch – remote monitoring from watch or phone

YYachts’ digitised management of large yachts, Y on Watch encompasses maintenance and logbooks, plus remote control and monitoring of all systems

Michael Schmidt has been a visionary in the marine industry for decades, starting with his 1980s Admiral’s Cup successes, the brokerage network that still bears his name, as founder of the Hanse boatbuilding yard, and now with his current venture, YYachts under which brand Y on Watch has now been launched.

YYachts builds a range of 70ft-90ft performance cruisers aimed at keen sailors who want to combine efficiency and comfort with a level of simplicity not normally found at this level.

These yachts are now offered with a comprehensive remote control, monitoring and maintenance management facility operated via a smartphone or smartwatch. The Y on Watch can also monitor and control all onboard systems via interfaces with both the yacht’s CZone and NMEA2000 data networks. In addition the system is connected to the company’s AI for data analysis.

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