The First IMAX Private Theatre on a Superyacht will set new standards in Marine AV

Yacht Intelligence, the leading supplier of custom audio visual and control solutions for superyachts, is collaborating with the industry’s most pioneering minds and the company behind the most immersive, premier cinema experience available, IMAX Corporation, to create a concept for the world’s first IMAX Private Theatre™ on a superyacht.

This groundbreaking private theatre will not only be used to watch current theatrical blockbuster releases, but it will also project live underwater CCTV images from outside the yacht onto the walls inside the theatre, thus giving the concept its name, The Nemo Room. The high-tech private media room is being designed to entertain in many different ways with both the owner’s family and their guests in mind. It is anticipated that the theatre will also be used for Blu-Ray, streaming live content, gaming and video conferencing.

Having come up with the original idea for The Nemo Room, Yacht Intelligence, with the support of IMAX, approached world-renowned yacht designer and good friend, Ken Freivokh, to help take the concept to the next level. Ken Freivokh, famous for his inventive designs and passion for audio visual excellence, happened to be designing a 150m superyacht for a client who he knew would be happy to try novel ideas. This project has created the perfect opportunity for the group to work on this unique concept.

Alan Bernardi, Founder and Managing Director of Yacht Intelligence commented: “With IMAX’s strict parameters and incredibly specific technological requirements, our first challenge was to persuade them to take us seriously, and prove that it would be possible to create a truly unique private theatre on a superyacht.”

Ken Freivokh said: “We always strive to be very innovative. We work to evoke an exclusive feeling by developing uncommon spaces that are fundamentally spectacular. The first IMAX cinema on a yacht will be just that!”

The design parameters for the IMAX Private Theatre are being pushed to the limits by the design team who are working within the unusual space of a hull (an area which would otherwise be used for tankage and storage) in order to create the desired cinematic experience. The space is being cleverly designed so that the client will enter the theatre via sliding walls instead of doors, thus creating a seamless surround screen and completing the famous IMAX immersive effect.

Alan Bernardi commented: “This collaborative process between Ken Freivokh Design, IMAX, Genesis Technologies and us is creating something truly unique to the superyacht market. Working with such an innovative group of people to come up with something this spectacular is an absolute pleasure, and a collaboration we look forward to continuing with future projects.”

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