Shattering News from Glass Deco


The popularity of glass in superyacht design has risen over the years, and so, therefore, has the need for more advanced techniques that compensate for the increased weight.

The Dutch glass experts at Glass Deco have invented lightweight and even unbreakable glass, which is suitable for the superyacht industry.

It is designed to respond to the increasingly stringent rules regarding fire safety and fuel economy (i.e. weight savings) within the superyacht industry, Glass Deco recently developed a new patented lamination method which meets the new fire requirements as laid down in the Passengers Yacht Code (PYC) & IMO res. MSC.307 (88) – (2010 FTP Code) Annex 1 Part 5.

In addition, the company deploys various techniques to save weight by making use of ultrathin glass and can, for example, carry out thermal tempering on two and three millimetre thick glass -something that was previously only possible on glass with a thickness of four millimetres and over. This allows direct weight savings of 50% without compromising on strength or appearance.

Glass Deco is a European company that has been active in the design, manufacturing and fitting of luxury glass objects since 1978. In recent years, the firm has invested and developed unique innovations for the superyacht industry as well as in the aviation industry.

Manufacturing takes place at a new facility that was opened in January 2015 in Nuenen, The Netherlands.