THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA, JUNE 15, 2021 — With boat sales increasing nearly 9 percent since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, yacht technology is continuing to evolve, providing an essential function while staying safe and functional at sea. This is something Anthony Barton, former captain and current yacht broker with 10+ industry experience, understands firsthand. Onboard entertainment must live up to the luxury expectations of owners and charterers while also withstanding the harsh sea and ocean elements.
On the countless ships Barton has worked on over the course of his career, SunBriteTV continually stands out as an onboard entertainment technology necessity. “SunBriteTVs are the most common TV I see aboard boats 80-90 feet and above. Usually, one or two on the main deck and another on the sky bridge or top deck,” notes Barton.
SunBriteTV is the time-tested leader in all-weather displays designed specifically for outdoor installation. The powder-coated aluminum exterior protects the display from harsh elements facing yacht technology such as high temperatures, unexpected storms, erosive salt air and sea spray. Each display features 4K resolution with brightness up to three times higher than many indoor TVs so those onboard can have a reduced glare viewing experience.
For high brightness areas such as top decks and sky bridges, the Pro 2 Series offers protection from sun exposure and reduces glare for a high-quality viewing experience. The Pro 2 Series allows brokers and yacht owners to feel confident that their investment will exceed their needs and last through the elements.
“When you’re aboard for a day you may not be interested in having onboard entertainment, but when you enter the multi-day sector you have people looking for entertainment or wanting to catch up on the news,” adds Barton. “SunBriteTV provides yacht charterers and owners with the entertainment they’re looking for without having to worry about damage or replacement costs.”
Barton’s tenure also includes facilitating yacht sales, including the sale of an 80-foot Sunreef Catamaran, The Aria, to business-man, entrepreneur and adventurer John Rost. Over the past year, Rost has lived aboard The Aria noting the boat has all the amenities he could need, including two SunBriteTVs.
“John was in the market for a yacht before the pandemic and ended up purchasing The Aria in late May. It was the perfect way for him and his family to travel, stay safe and maintain their adventurous spirit during this time,” Added Barton. “Living aboard isn’t uncommon but doing so in a way that makes the yacht feel like home can often be more difficult. A key selling point for John was the two SunBrite TVs that could provide ample entertainment.”
Barton is excited to see more and more people experiencing the open ocean, “I love being out on the water and it’s great to see others enjoying themselves as well. When groups return from their chartering trip, they always note how the SunBriteTV upgraded their experience on board.”
SunBriteTV engineers and manufactures award-winning televisions and displays built specifically for outdoor use. SunBriteTV developed the industry’s first all-weather TV in 2004 and its products have been time-tested in-home installations, outdoor sports arenas, restaurants, hotels, amusement parks, colleges, and airports.
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