Buster Q infotainment system nominated for Boat Builder Awards
The Buster Q smart display has been nominated for this year’s Boat Builder Awards in no less than two categories. Boat Builder Awards are a part of the world’s largest marine equipment trade show METSTRADE that takes place in Amsterdam the 14.-16. November. The prestigious awards have been organized since 2015 to give recognition to outstanding achievements in the boating industry.
Boat Builder Awards have altogether eight categories, and this year the Buster Q infotainment system appears in two of them. Buster got nominated for the Innovative On-Board Solution, the other finalists are luxyry boat manufacturers Ferretti, Sunseeker and KM Yachtbuilders. Q system’s manufacturer Nextfour Solutions together with Buster Boats also compete for the best Boat Builder & Equipment Manufacturer Collaborative Solution.
Buster Q system has appeared in design competitions before the Boat Builder Awards too: in the summer 2017 is received the Best Internet-of-Things Service in Finland award, and the year before it made it to the finals in the international DAME design contest. All this has been a huge achievement for the smart system that only got launched in the summer 2016.
The winner will be announced at a gala dinner on Wednesday night, 15.11.2017.
Finnish aluminium boatbuilder Buster Boats wanted to bring integrated systems as standard to many of the models in its range and partnered with Nextfour Solutions to create the Buster Q infotainment system. Launched in the summer of 2016, Buster Q has already been installed on more than 1000 Buster boats. Its software has been designed to be fully upgradable and new features are being continually added to its navigation, Yamaha Outboard engine management and entertainment features, through close collaboration with many of the industry’s leading equipment manufacturers.