Vetrotech helps to create “Motor Yacht of the Year”.
Al Mirqab is a mega-yacht that has met with international acclaim. It was designed in 2008 for Qatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister by world-renowned naval architects Kusch Yachts. Due to their long-standing relationship with Kusch Yachts, Al Mirqab was then constructed at Peters Werft in Wewelsfleth, Germany – a shipyard with a 140-year tradition in the industry.
One of the most luxurious yachts ever built, Al Mirqab won the title of “Motor Yacht of the Year” at the fourth annual World Superyacht Awards ceremony in 2009. Alongside Kusch Yachts, the remarkable exterior was designed by one of the most celebrated names in yacht design, Tim Heywood. He is credited with the exterior design of no fewer than ten of the top 100 world’s largest yachts. The interior design of Al Mirqab was done by Andrew Winch Designs, which also won the Best Interior Design award in 2009.
Al Mirqab is a motor yacht on an epic scale. The impressive 133-metre luxury vessel, with a top speed of 23 knots, can accommodate up to 60 guests and 60 crew members.
Contributing to the success of this mega-yacht, constructed with an aluminium superstructure and a steel hull, Vetrotech supplied approximately 600m² of glass in total. This included exterior double-glazed units (DGUs), monolithic windscreens and Thermovit® heated windows for the wheelhouse. We also provided our fire-resistant Contraflam® DGUs for some of the portholes in the hull.
All the glass we supplied for Al Mirqab was of our Diamant® specification, providing the very highest optical quality and clarity. We managed to achieve this maximum clarity even when using extremely thick multi-laminated pressure panes. And to offer increased privacy, we integrated our Stadip® Color foils into the lamination of each pressure pane.
SageGlass has a solar heat gain factor of 0.05 in its most tinted state.
Privacy glass, Heated glass, Fire resistance
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