Ponant Explorers “Blue Eye”

Development, design, delivery and installation of large underwater Windows for six Ponant Explorer Yachts in accordance to full SOLAS alternative design requirements for commercial Ships

years of construction: 2017-2019

ship yard: VARD

For a serie of six commercial explorer Cruise Yachts of Compagnie du Ponant, GL Yachtverglasung developed, designed and delivered large underwater windows. We was responsible for the whole system icluded the metal window frame, the glazing and the watertight bonding. All phases of development and design as well as the exeeding experimental tests for proof of strength, durability, the watertightness and the residual strength in case of accidental impact and the production and assembly has been critial monitored by the Flag State and Classification authorities. Because our Underwaterwindows fullfill all requirements given by the authorities, they are finally approved in accordance to the SOLAS rules as an alternative design for commercial ships.