4 December, 2017
Beneteau and Peugeot Sea Drive Concept
A glimpse of the future at the Nautic boat show in Paris
Beneteau and Peugeot unveiled the result of a unique collaboration at the opening of the Nautic boat show in Paris. Global leaders in their respective industries, the two brands have combined their innovative technological know-how and forward thinking to create a pioneering steering station. The Sea Drive Concept promises to be a fantastic experience for visitors and will offer new perspectives on the future of motorboat driving. While certain cars now boast lines and luxury inspired by the world of yachting, boats, on the other hand, are adopting ergonomic solutions and designs from the car industry. Resulting from a highly productive exchange between these two worlds, the demonstrator invented and designed by Peugeot Design Lab integrates Ship Control® connected technology, recently developed by Beneteau, in Peugeot’s i-Cockpit®. This intuitive connected steering station, at the crossroads of the car and motorboat industries, o ers visitors an opportunity to enjoy a unique immersive experience.
Ship Control® technology is the result of the Advance Monitoring System research programme introduced by the Beneteau group. Inspired by on-board computers in cars, this intuitive and user-friendly interface provides simple centralized access to many of the boat’s functions. The Ship control® on-board assistant is accessed from the navigation display or a tablet connected to the boat’s Wi-Fi network. A quick tap on the icon you want and you can manage the lights, air-conditioning, Hi-Fi, electrical sources, bilge pumps or a page dedicated to navigation. Beneteau is the first boatyard to offer such a high-tech solution at no additional cost and, once again, this confirms their continuing commitment to simplifying boating so that it can be enjoyed by everyone.