10 superyachts that make the most of glass

by | Sep 2, 2022 | Maritime news

Source: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/yacht-design/superyacht-designs-that-make-the-most-of-glass

Featuring giant slabs of perfectly clear glass that are both vertically and horizontally curved, Pi displays a remarkable feat of engineering and construction. Its designer, Jarkko Jämsén, took the concept of structural glass a step further by curving the glass to control and slow the movement of reflection across the surface. Being structural from ceiling to deck, the four-layer panels are made of two types of low-iron glass. One has a reflective coating, while a neutral grey film interlayer controls the amount of sun light entering without distorting colour. Eckersley O’Callaghan, a London-based company famed for its award-winning work with structural glass, developed a unique mathematical formula for each panel, some of which are 3m wide, 2.7m high and 4.5cm thick.

SilverYachts explorer BOLD features 220 square metres of windows in tinted, laminated and toughened safety glass. The pièce de résistance a winter garden with floor-to-ceiling windows on all three sides. These can be opened fully by hand, stacking neatly into two storage spaces hidden behind bulkheads on both sides of the superstructure. When opened, the space becomes a large al fresco terrace open to the breeze and overlooking the certified helideck. On an overcast and rainy day, when the windows are tightly shut, the winter garden is still bathed in natural light.

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