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METS 2014: New Zealand company Glasshape


Currently enjoying their first time at METS is New Zealand company, Glasshape, a company that provide glass shaped to fit challenging superyacht designs, and has a full range of glass products suitable for internal and external applications.

This year the company are bringing its turnkey approach for superyachts to the benefit of European yards following their success in both US and New Zealand yards. SuperYacht Times caught up with the Global Transportation Director, Andrew Forrest who in addition to talking about the show, shared his experience of working on superyachts Big Fish and Invictus. He says, “Big Fish was an interesting project. She’s got large, heavy, curved windows in the lounge area, and around the wheelhouse. It was a good challenge and it came out really, really nice. Invictus likewise had some very large saloon windows and we also did the exterior railing glass around the owner’s deck around the forward part of the boat that were all frameless. That was the first time we’ve done that and it was a great outcome.”

Discussing the interest the Glasshare team have seen at the stand over the past couple of days, he states, “The experience has been fantastic. We’ve had at least 120 visits to the stand which was amazing, especially when you compare it to where we exhibited before in Fort Lauderdale.” He continues to confirm the company’s presence at the show in coming years, saying, “We were actually discussing just this morning about expanding the size of our stand here next year!”

METS 2014 is being held at the Amsterdam RAI, and is currently in its last day.

By Gemma Fottles

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