UK boatbuilder Silver Arrows Marine has teamed up with Vision System for the development of a complete solution of electronically dimmable windows (EDW) to be fitted onboard project Arrow460 Granturismo.

Following Silver Arrows Marine’s ambition to conceive a motoryacht presenting many of the design features contained in high-end cars, Vision Systems is developing car-like electric opening side windows and a dimmable-glass roof on which the front part rises up to create a “glass pergola” effect.

“We are aware that ARROW460 Granturismo is a very challenging project,” says Jacopo Spadolini, CEO of Silver Arrows Marine.” With Mercedes-Benz Style, we have created a new formal language in the yachting Industry. Vision Systems has worked closely with us to transform ideas into realities. We are pleased to have found a company able to initiate a co-engineering from a blank sheet of paper “without preconditions” and provide large sliding and lifting windows with high end technologies.”

Vision Systems claims its in-house know-how in kinematics, hydraulic systems, electronics and composite allows the company to provide complete customized systems with electronically dimmable windows including attachment, seal and support, frame in composite or stainless steel, opening mechanisms, and safety devices.

“As an architect of innovations, we are very proud to be part of this project. This key reference in the yacht industry is a great encouragement in our willingness and capacity to innovate,” comments Carl Putman, CEO of Vision Systems.

“The complete systems with Electronically Dimmable Windows are breakthrough solutions in the marine market. By exploring new concepts, Silver Arrows Marine revolutionizes the yacht industry with never-before-seen innovations and never-before-lived on-board experience,” he adds.

Presented at METSTRADE show this week in Amsterdam, Vision Systems’ EDW offers a unique interior design while preserving the view. The systems are based on SPD technology and the windows are instantly and gradually dimmable from clear to dark to regulate the amount of light and heat entering the boat.

Headquartered near Lyon, France, Vision Systems operates a production unit in Florida (US) and a trade office in Singapore.