New innovations include a voice-activated virtual assistant said to point to the future of yachting


Furion debuts high-tech electronics on Numarine’s 78ft Adonis

Electronics manufacturer Furrion had made quite a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week by unveiling a futuristic concept yacht.

Created in partnership with Turkish boatbuilder Numarine, the 78ft Adonis is said to boast unprecedented innovation and technology, including a full suite of audiovisual electronics, kitchen appliances, cameras and monitoring equipment controlled by Furrion’s new virtual concierge with artificial intelligence.

Described by the company as being “powered by a network that knows no limits and built with intelligence that responds to your every move,” the voice-activated system – known as Angel – uses facial recognition technology to learn an owner’s personal preferences while providing an added authentication security benefit.

The system can perform a range of tasks, from ordering meals to helping research locations and plan a travel itinerary, suggesting local restaurants, must-do activities and on-shore lodging options, as well as booking marina stays or restaurant reservations.

This is the first time that a yacht has appeared at CES, and marks an expansion into more marine concepts at the show.

“It is incredible to see our vision of Adonis be a reality here at CES,” says Furrion co-founder and chief marketing officer, Matt Fidler. “Furrion’s history is rooted in marine and now we are able to combine the best of our technology and futuristic innovation to deliver an experience unlike no other. The addition of Angel gives consumers an always-present assistant, regardless of their Internet connection.”

The Consumer Electronics Show runs through January 11 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.