Crestron to Launch Specialized Marine Program

Crestron Marine Program will provide unprecedented support to authorized marine dealers, shipbuilders, specifiers, and ETOs; coincides with appointment of industry veteran Daniel Kerkhof to lead the division


Mechelen, Belgium – August 21, 2019 – Crestron, a global leader in smart home technology, is about to make even bigger waves in the marine automation market and set a new course in the very specialized marketplace. The soon-to-be-launched Crestron Marine Program will provide huge advantages to shipbuilders, specifiers, and ETOs, with Crestron set to authorize a number of its dealers with “Crestron Authorized Marine Dealer” status.

“We are in the final steps of creating and launching this program, working to build a network of only the most qualified and experienced marine dealers. We are extremely excited to be improving this important business sector and will be making an official announcement about our authorized marine dealers very soon,” said John Clancy, VP, Residential at Crestron.

Crestron Authorized Marine Dealers, shipbuilders, specifiers, and ETOs will benefit from:

  • Specialized Crestron Marine training
  • Global 24/7/365 specialized Crestron Marine support
  • Dedicated tech sales number and Help IDs to provide the prompt attention and advanced knowledge this demanding market requires
  • Global product availability assurance on marine forecasted projects
  • A 5-year warranty on Crestron Marine Designs
  • Specialized Marine shipping support for both new products and replacements anywhere in the world


Crestron has also announced the appointment of industry veteran Daniel Kerkhof to lead its Marine Division. In this newly created position, Mr. Kerkhof will spearhead business development and the brand-new Crestron Marine Program, which offers its Authorized Marine Dealers, superyacht specifiers, and ETOs (Electrical Technical Officer) an unprecedented new level of support.


“As Regional Manager Benelux at Crestron EMEA, Daniel played an integral role in helping Crestron capture the dominant share of the superyacht automation market, making him the ideal person to lead Crestron Marine,” said John Clancy, VP Residential at Crestron.


Crestron will be present at Monaca Yacht Show, September 25-28, Port Hercules, Monaco at Quai Albert 1er, AL8.

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For more information on Crestron Marine solutions for the superyacht, contact Daniel Kerkhof at

About Crestron

Crestron builds the technology that makes smart homes smart. After decades of leading the smart home category, no other company is better positioned to deliver the success dealers want and the experience clients demand. With Crestron you get all the products, experience, security and freedom technology promises to every aspect of every home. We pioneered home automation and we never stopped reinventing the smart home. That’s why Crestron defines the modern connected lifestyle.


Our products are backed by more than 90 fully-staffed offices that provide 24 x 7 x 365 sales, technical, and training support across the globe. In addition to its world headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. Discover Crestron at