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Integrated workstation for forward bridges

K-Master

K-Master forward configuration
The new K-Master integrated workstation for forward bridge operations created for use aboard luxury vessels.

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K-Master workstation operators chair

The K-Master workstation is a complete and independent operating station designed to meet strict aft bridge ergonomic considerations regarding the arrangement of working places, the instrumentation and the operability of the equipment.

The sophisticated K-Master platform is now available as a forward looking bridge, for luxury vessels, enabling skippers and crew to navigate and manoeuvre from a single seated workstation, with all relevant systems, such as propulsion control, chart radar and conning display, at their finger tips.

Safe and efficient

K-Masters touch-screen operation ensures that all necessary information, and essential control devices are within reach of the operator. It controls a wide range of sub-systems, including dynamic positioning/joystick, radar, ECDIS and chart radar, thruster, propeller and rudder controls, and machinery automation. The functionality can even be extended to include control of bridge auxiliaries like stabilisers, wipers, washers and heaters, searchlights and more.

Luxury vessels

K-Master workstation details left armrest

K-Master workstation details right armrest

With K-Master as the primary navigation and manoeuvring workstation, luxury vessel builders now have the opportunity to completely re-imagine the integrated bridge system. This is especially important in the superyacht and megayacht markets, where style and individuality are high on the owner's wish list. K-Master is based on cutting-edge human factors and ergonomics research carried out by Kongsberg Maritime over the course of several years, with the end result offering safety and operational improvements, leading to improved efficiency and fewer operator errors.

We have found that many luxury vessel makers and owners look to the offshore and merchant market for systems and inspiration, because they know it's where they will find the top-end equipment that will ensure fault free and functionality rich operation. So we're confident that the new K-Master for forward bridge operation will find a natural home aboard the world's most stunning luxury vessels, especially since the K-Master design was recognised with an Award for Design Excellence from the Norwegian Design Council in March this year.

Systems included

K-Master workstation is a complete and independent operating station designed to meet strict bridge ergonomic considerations regarding the arrangement of working places, the instrumentation and the operability of the equipment itself. Within easy reach of the operator, the K-Master workstation includes:

  • Dynamic Positioning
  • Independent DP joystick
  • Thruster control
  • Machinery automation
  • Chart radar and conning display
  • Bridge auxiliaries

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