Technology The Future Of Superyacht Security
Yacht Investor|Issue 23
Technology The Future Of Superyacht Security

Security expert Ed Hill looks at the technologial advances that superyacht owners are increasingly using to protect their family and assets from threats.

Ed Hill

“If, for example, a drone is flying over the yacht and taking pictures or gathering sensitive information, we can detect who is operating that drone and locate exactly where that drone is being operated from…”

Sounds like something from James Bond right? Well, not exactly but superyacht owners are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of security in their daily lives. The protection of themselves, their assets and their loved ones from a multitude of threats is being taken more seriously today than ever before.

With risks that include theft and burglary, personal attacks and abduction, being photographed by the paparazzi and even attack by pirates, superyacht owners cannot afford to take any chances by cutting corners on their security. As criminal syndicates are becoming more and more sophisticated; so are the methods being used to combat them and technology is playing a vital role.


Technology now plays a significant part in our daily lives and security technology has become a billion dollar global industry. Whether it’s CCTV, alarms, or a keypad access control system, most yachts are equipped with some form of on board technology designed to enhance security and preserve the safety of those on board.

However, technological advances are consistently moving at a rapid pace and a number of superyacht owners are remaining ahead of that curve by investing in a whole range of innovative gadgets and devices designed to keep them safe.


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Issue 23