As boat designs get larger and more complex in their layouts, Hullside and portlight windows have become an important and integral part of vessel design. Very much in vogue is the ideal to create windows allowing the inflow of daylight so as to really open up the space below.

HIGHEST QUALITY, MINIMUM ABERRATION

With superior optical qualities, acrylic has 15% better light transmission than glass
ORGANIC COMPLEX CURVATURES

The challenge remains to create ever larger windows which simultaneously accentuate the beauty and style of yacht lines, yet afford a more natural ambiance. Hullside windows are highly complex since they must follow the shape of the hull and need be formed in such a manner they can be securely bonded to the landing on the hull. Bonding agents require minimum UV penetration, so usually a painted outer layer is also required, known as a frit.

Two types of bonding can be implemented depending on the design style of the boat: BACKFILLED and FLOATING

99% UV BLOCK AND UP TO 45% IR REDUCTION

Highly energy efficient, acrylic will improve living space ambience and save fuel running costs
HIGHLY EFFICIENT PROPERTIES OF ACRYLIC

Acrylico has introduced an acrylic with a special formulation blocking 99% of UV radiation, so the frit no longer needs to be applied on the outer surface; a problem in the past, since this tended to interfere with the cosmetic appeal of the vessel.

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS TO ACHIEVE OPTIMAL DESIGN

State of the art design and production facilities to achieve top quality products
SUPERIOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Another positive attribute of this acrylic is its ability to block up to 45% of IR, (infrared heat waves), with a two-fold advantage. Primarily this drastic reduction in IR penetration will assist yacht air conditioning systems by reducing overall usage. Ultimately this not only means extending the service life-cycle of the air-conditioning units, but also long term fuel savings. Since the units will no longer be subjected to long hours of usage, this will directly result in reduced service and maintenance.

EIGHT DIFFERENT TINTING SHADES

A variety of shades to suit every design application and individual customer preference
ULTRA-HARD COATING

The exterior of these windows are also coated to a hardness comparable to glass. This greatly increases scratch protection as well as resistance to a plethora of chemicals which might be washed down from the decks above.

EXCEPTIONALLY DURABLE HARD COATING

Sustains repeated exposure to salt, weather elements, and chemical deck-wash
QUALITY ASSURANCE

AcryliCo uses a Quality / Acceptance Standard from our aerospace background to determine the quality level of the products it supplies. These very high standards applicable to helicopter and aircraft windshields, canopies and windows have been applied to our boat transparencies, thus elevating the bar once again within the nautical industry.

ORGANICALLY FOLLOWS BOAT DESIGN CONTOURS

Individually designed to capture the essence of a vessel whilst including all practical requirements
SHARE WITH US YOUR VISION

If you would like to explore hullside and portlight ideas for your own vessel design, then please contact us for a personal consultation to learn how AcryliCo’s expertise and advanced manufacturing techniques can help you transform your concept into a reality.

There are many factors to be carefully considered when designing hullside windows, such as size, shape, or whether to include a mini-port window within a larger window. Other factors such as the type of material or tint color best suited for your particular application.

INFINITE DESIGN POSSIBILITIES

Our ability to produce a specific windshield is only limited by your designer’s imagination
WE ARE HERE TO ASSIST YOU

Where acrylic designs are concerned, there are literally infinite opportunities for you to bring into play and create many features to exemplify the design of your boat, but of equal importance, achieve a design which ultimately reinforces the distinctive and unique styling of your brand.

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As boat designs get larger and more complex in their layouts, Hullside and portlight windows have become an important and integral part of vessel design. Very much in vogue is the ideal to create windows allowing the inflow of daylight so as to really open up the space below.

ORGANIC COMPLEX CURVATURES

The challenge remains to create ever larger windows which simultaneously accentuate the beauty and style of yacht lines, yet afford a more natural ambiance. Hullside windows are highly complex since they must follow the shape of the hull and need be formed in such a manner they can be securely bonded to the landing on the hull. Bonding agents require minimum UV penetration, so usually a painted outer layer is also required, known as a frit.

Two types of bonding can be implemented depending on the design style of the boat: BACKFILLED and FLOATING

HIGHLY EFFICIENT PROPERTIES OF ACRYLIC

Acrylico has introduced an acrylic with a special formulation blocking 99% of UV radiation, so the frit no longer needs to be applied on the outer surface; a problem in the past, since this tended to interfere with the cosmetic appeal of the vessel.

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Another positive attribute of this acrylic is its ability to block up to 45% of IR, (infrared heat waves), with a two-fold advantage. Primarily this drastic reduction in IR penetration will assist yacht air conditioning systems by reducing overall usage. Ultimately this not only means extending the service life-cycle of the air-conditioning units, but also long term fuel savings. Since the units will no longer be subjected to long hours of usage, this will directly result in reduced service and maintenance.

ULTRA-HARD COATING

The exterior of these windows are also coated to a hardness comparable to glass. This greatly increases scratch protection as well as resistance to a plethora of chemicals which might be washed down from the decks above.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

AcryliCo uses a Quality / Acceptance Standard from our aerospace background to determine the quality level of the products it supplies. These very high standards applicable to helicopter and aircraft windshields, canopies and windows have been applied to our boat transparencies, thus elevating the bar once again within the nautical industry.

SHARE WITH US YOUR VISION

If you would like to explore hullside and portlight ideas for your own vessel design, then please contact us for a personal consultation to learn how AcryliCo’s expertise and advanced manufacturing techniques can help you transform your concept into a reality.

There are many factors to be carefully considered when designing hullside windows, such as size, shape, or whether to include a mini-port window within a larger window. Other factors such as the type of material or tint color best suited for your particular application.

WE ARE HERE TO ASSIST YOU

Where acrylic designs are concerned, there are literally infinite opportunities for you to bring into play and create features which not only exemplify the design of your magnificent boat, but ultimately will reinforce the distinctive unique styling of your brand.

 

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