SUPERYACHT ARMOUR AND PROTECTION
ASL GRP’s superyacht protection and bullet resistant armour solutions can merge seamlessly with your yacht interior. Our armour is hidden behind the façade and interior fit-out.
• Hull protection
• Armoured / security doors
• Internal wall-panel protection
• Tender protection
• Blast and fragment protection
Using our knowledge in high strength, lightweight armour materials, ASL GRP are able to offer protection solutions for the following:
ASL GRP offer complete project management including concept, design, manufacturing and integration of superyacht armour. Our products are bespoke, so can be adapted to certain environments and platforms.
Our expertise in manufacturing and integrating security and protection solutions, allows us to manufacture a range of solutions to protect family and friends from hostile situations.
Within the superyacht environment, our armour is not on display. It’s hidden behind the façade and interior fit-out. We can work with the Project Managers, shipyards and interior fit-out companies to ensure the finished protection merges seamlessly into its luxury environment.
Our aim is to offer a discreet service for the discerning client, whose main concern is their family, guests and crew safety.
• Initial discussions to determine potential threat levels – ASL GRP have a technical team that are able to advise.
• ASL GRP team survey the vessel to assertain material choice.
• The ASL GRP team take templates of required protected areas, any ballistic weakpoints in the design highlighted, and any potential installation difficulties.
• CAD drawings are created and if required, sent to customer for confirmation. A render of the finished project may also be supplied.
• Protection panels and parts are manufactured at ASL GRP’s production site.
• ASL GRP’s team of engineers install the finished armour products.
• Your internal fit out team are then able to finish the interior in accordance with the yachts’ style.
Your yacht is no-doubt unique to you. Your style and your tastes. ASL GRP’s armour and protection systems are manufacturered bespoke to your vessel and requirements. There is no comprimise on the aesthetics of your interior.
Refit or New Build?
Ballistic protection can be added at refit stage or, incorporated into a new build.
There are advantages in the ASL GRP team being involved from the initial design stage. It gives the naval architects and designers the opportunity to take into account the weights, and strains, required for our armour systems from the start of the project.
Adding protection during a refit, or installing a protection system to an existing space, is a process known as up-armouring.
It is not practical to armour an entire vessel – particularly when we look at the scale of a superyacht. Therefore the more common route is to create an armoured space to where the owner and his family or guests can retreat in the event of an attack in order to remain secure until help arrives. This could be the entire master suite, a bathroom or a similar space.
The armouring of a superyacht structure only makes sense if any relevant glass windows also match the ballistic protection of the wall/door armour. Specialist glass is required for this, but here the weight penalties can be more severe.
Ballistic Threat Levels
We can supply our protective materials in varying weights and thickness, dependent on the required level of protection.
Some of our materials lend themselves better to certain requirements. Following a brief survey of a vessel, our team can advise which materials are best suited to different areas of the vessel.
Our materials can accommodate ballistic protection levels from small-arms fire up to armour-piercing (AP) rounds.
The most common protection levels for a marine application are BR4+ up to BR7. These include the AK-47 Kalashnikov and other automatic weapons commonly used by modern day pirates or terrorists.
The table below showcases our range of armour protection options and the ammunition rounds against which they typically protect.
We understand the need for privacy and that your requirements will be unique to your vessel. Please call our Sales Director for an initial discussion: +44 (0)1983 400730 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org