In the course of a project execution the GL Yachtverglasung GmbH has put the largest, automotive glass mounting device into operation.The fitting machine is an inhouse-development, which was formed in cooperation with a specialized mechanical engineering company. It does justice to the constantly increasing claim on the glass fitting in the superyacht sector.
The new glass mounting device can be individually adapted to pane size, weight and local conditions. It enables GL Yachtverglasung to install glass in sizes ranging from 2.5 to 12 metres in length and weighing up to 5.5 tons. The installation positions can be vertical or may be inclined up to 15 degrees. Due to the special design, the minimum track width is 1 metre and can be used in areas that cannot be reached with cranes, such as under deck overhangs. The mobile mounting device itself is demountable and stowed in standard containers. This allows an international use.
One of the latest development is the glazing of fire-resistant windows with the highest fire resistance class A60. After extensive testing we can now present our product GLY-MarineCobondFR60®.
Due to the special construction of the glass, a flush-mounted integration neither with visible, mechanical fastenings nor with attachment frames is possible.
After completion of the certification process, GLY-MarineCobondFR60® can be ordered with a width of over 4 metres and a height of 2 metres. With a total thickness of less than 6 centimetres, the fire-resistant glass meets the A60 requirements of the IMO 2010 FTP Code.
We support the CLASSIC WEEK 2019, a maritime event along the coast of the Baltic Sea between Flensburg and Kiel, which is organized by the “Freundeskreis Klassischer Yachten”. It takes place between 14th and 23th of June.
At the beginning of 2016 an adhesive quality control campaign was started with DIN 2304-1. GL Yachtverglasung GmbH has now become the first company to be certified according to this new standard. The editorial team talked to the director Lars Engel about the motivation and the background. => Read the whole interview.
The owner managed company GL equiped trains and ships with special glazing. Special requests from billionaires are gladly fulfilled. => please read here the total article.
Innovation and quality management within our working processes and results is of highest relevance for us. In regards to this we already implemented the auditing procedure of our gluing processes after DIN 2304. DIN 2304 is requested by industry and craft. On December 8th, 2016 the working processes of GL Yachtverglasung had been successfully certified by Fraunhofer Institute.
Glass influences the future of yacht building massively. Hardly any material dominates so much the Exterior look modern large formats. Designer and supplier move continuously the limits of feasibility.
The futuristic sailing yacht A is with 143 meters longer than the largest windjammer in the world.
The motor yacht with sail-support has 142.81-meter and three masts that protrude 100, 93 and 92 meters into the sky and carry 4,500 square canvas.
Andreas Schipper looks at the evolution of using glass within superyacht design and construction and asks, what does the future hold?
On Monday 10 March, a hand over ceremony for a Type Approval Certificate took place at Lloyd’s Register’s 71 Fenchurch Street for the German mega yacht supplier GL-Yachtverglasung.
Family-owned GL Yachtverglasung GmbH is part of a company with more than 100 years of experience in work with glass.