New Zealand company IMED will show its exterior helm stations for the first time at METS this week.
The backlit, watertight control panels are custom created for each yacht they’re used on and feature on yachts such as Imagine II, Genevieve, Drumbeat and the tenders of M/Y A. The company creates its custom control panels in carbon fibre, membrane, foil and glass to suit any installation, with helms designed and built in-house, and then installed by IMED’s electrical engineers on yachts globally.
High intensity LED’s are effective during the day, and dimmable for night vision, while sealed UV laminate offers a high level of protection from the elements.
Completely waterproof, their helms are designed to resist anything the elements throw at them while delivering control, functionality and reliability. They’re also created with the engineer in mind. While the functionality these helm stations deliver is complex, the IMED team has bundled components into simple elements so that, if repairs are needed during the helm station’s life, they can be managed onsite by the yacht’s own engineer with a small selection of spares.
IMED has been designing and creating bespoke helm stations for seven years and have delivered and installed to customers around the globe.
"IMED provided us with a first-class product and the helms stations look modern, sleek and offer a functionality that is vastly improved on the old helm stations,” says captain of S/Y Destination, Mike Lawrence.
"SY Destination won the Boat International Refit of the Year Award in 2012 and IMED was a valuable contributor to that accolade"
IMED also designs and builds products to suit the rapidly developing market place, offering a selection of innovative products that are designed and developed in-house and supplied directly to their customers around the world
A sample of one of IMED’s helm stations will be on display, alongside five new products at METS, and can be seen on the IMED stand in the Superyacht Pavilion; stand 09.724.