If you haven’t heard of Sailing Yacht A you’ve been living under a rock the last 6 months. There are no less than a dozen videos (great one below) of arguably the most incredibly impressive private yacht ever built.
The 468′ Sailing Yacht A may be bizarre looking, but the more information that continues to come out about this incredible superyacht the more mind blowing it is. Take this underwater Glass Observation Pod…say what!?
GLY also supplied three elliptical-shaped pieces for the underwater observation pod that is moulded into the keel.
Meeting Lloyd’s requirements that the underwater windows had to be tested at 10 times the working pressure took a bit of ingenuity. GLY built a steel tank and bolted on the observation pod windows then moved this assembly to Bodensee on the southern border of Germany and sunk it to the bottom of a 120 metre-deep hole to create the adequate pressures. The nearly foot-thick windows passed the test.
Via BoatInternational Exclusive Story: 6 Facts About The Build Of Sailing Yacht A