Skyfall, a family-size super yacht?

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

5 Responses

  1. Russ says:

    Ben wrote: “(and, besides, writing about gear that doesn’t work very well is not what enthusiast magazines are about)”
    Frankly, as an enthusiast, knowing was doesn’t work is just as important as knowing what does. But since it doesn’t sell advertising editors are not exactly looking for that material! Unfortuantely the only publication I know of that is not afraid to tell the enthusiast what does not work is Practical Sailor, which of course does not depend on advertising.
    Not trying to hijack this thread, Skyfall is a lovely boat!

  2. Colin A says:

    Hello Ben, great post on Skyfall, Bass Products provided the E-plex system for Lazarra on Skyfall (and all previous E-plex equipped Lazzara’s) Just thought I would mention this is the first system Bass has done with the new 801 I-plex module which allows the I-pad to interface with the E-plex system onboard via wifi. It appears the shot of the Ipad above is showing part of the interface allowing control of the lighting and blinds.
    Colin Althen
    Bass Products

  3. Anonymous says:

    Is it Skyfall (I’m guessing yes) or Skyhook? I’m sure Skyfall HAS Skyhook.

  4. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Thanks, Colin! I guess I misunderstood Mark regarding the app; he told me a lot in a short period, and I was already a bit bedazzled. (My wife too, who loved the feel of this boat.)
    And I fixed the mistaken “Skyhook” as boat name; I don’t know if Skyfall has dynamic positioning which Cummins Zeus calls Skyhook, but it might.

  5. Colin A says:

    Ben no problem, I believe Mr Levey does have some apps for working the Home Theater systems onboard via the Ipad as well (I haven’t been on the boat but one of our techs spent several days onboard for the commissioning). Actually the use of the Ipad as a common touch screen on board may be one of the greatest boons to integration ever. The Ipad has become very common onboard and its ubiquitous nature means almost every one with networked devices has or is working on an interface for the Ipad, which means the consumer can have a single portable screen that can access multiple devices on multiple networks with a simple easy to use interface,even when the background systems are quite complex.

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