Seamlessly integrated anti-ballistic protection solutions and safe rooms for luxury applications
The need for protection solutions for private yachts is increasing. Not only is the private yacht and refitting market increasing, but the need to provide safe areas onboard have also become a recurrent requirement on the largest private yachts. Areas that serve as a safe area in case of attacks or safe rooms designed to protect passengers during a boarding attempt are necessary to safeguard owners and their families against the potential threat of crime.
The integration of the protected areas is especially demanding as the safe room or protected area need to be able to withstand a prolonged attack, while appearing in the same luxurious style as the remaining vessel. The internal and external finishing can be obtained through different designs, but the protective material must be calibrated and adapted to the application to offer the highest level of protection.
We have developed a concept for protection solutions for private yachts that support shipyards in the full process of integrating safe rooms. With our experience in composite protection solutions, we can perform consultancy services to obtain the correct protection solution for the platform given the requirements and support with engineering, integration, and delivery of the protective solution to the shipyard’s requirements for delivery and mounting options. We can also manage the complete protection process and provide a turn-key solution for retrofits and new builds alike.
Composite solutions are significantly lighter than equivalent steel armor solutions and can be integrated with special anti-cut solutions and fire-retardant capabilities.
We support you with knowledge on survivability and threat analysis and support you to set and meet ballistic and environmental requirements for the protection solution keeping in mind the performance and finishing needs.
Protection solutions are delivered ready-to-install and in most cases integration only require a minimum of interfaces and limited preparation time.
We are a global company with local presence. If you have support needs that require us to be there in person, such as for 3D scan or installation, we have a local team that will support you in your shipyard.
We have a wide experience in armor integration and can support you on the technical items. We can provide support on ballistic design, integration, certification, mounting, and refitting.
3D SCAN AND TEMPLATES
We have a digital templating process where we develop a digital template by 3D scanning the room. This method allows us to work with precision, while also taking into account any installations and bulkheads.
Composite armor solutions are significantly lighter than equivalent steel solutions. The below table is a comparison based on commercially available steel solutions and our lightweight composite armor. Metallic solutions also create additional threats from spall in the event of being hit by an overmatch threat.
Due to the sensitive commercial value of the weight for our armor solutions, we cannot reveal the precise value here. For more concise information on our solutions, please contact your local Integris representative.
||Steel Armor||Composite Armor||Weight Saving|
|AD (kg/m2)||AD (kg/m2)|
|FB - DIN EN 1522/23 level 4||24kg||<6kg||75%|
|NIJ III + 7.62x39 MSC||51kg||<20kg||61%|
|NATO STANAG 4569 level 1||71kg||<30kg||58%|
|NATO STANAG 4569 level 2||94kg||<40kg||57%|
NATO STANAG 4569 level 3
We have an experienced engineering department that can provide technical support on a wide array of subjects related to protection solutions. We take due care to optimize the protection solution to your vessel to ensure you get the right solution with the right finishing.
Our support level can include technical support on survivability design and certification of the protective solution chosen, 3D scan of the designated area, development, templating, manufacture, delivery, and installation of the protection solution. In addition to this we work directly with the shipyard to define the supply chain requirements and integration needs. Direct on-site support can also be part of the scope. We have experience in supporting directly on shipyards with various tasks from military and civilian projects. For refitting projects, we have the necessary engineering capability and experience to provide protection solutions as a turn-key concept even including installation.
We consider ourselves a survivability partner for our customers. This means that we are willing to extend our services into non-protection related tasks so far as necessary to support you to obtain a protection solution that completes or exceeds your expectations.
We work directly with shipowners to define their specific protection requirements and enable them to facilitate the project
We have the capability to support shipyards integrate protection solutions from the initial request to the final installation. We support you as a full survivability partner for the complete project
We provide full protection management support to refitters that upgrade yachts. This support involves ready-to-install kits with interior surfaces in marble, wood, or other designs
We can provide exterior designers with consultancy on protection related items and support with developing a build-up that optimizes protection performance
We partner with interior designers to develop protection kits that integrates seamlessly in the interior design but still providing an effective protection level
On super yachts quality and craftsmanship must complement the beauty. We are intricately aware that composite protection solutions cannot complement the aesthetic features without being treated with the right surface or integrated into the hull or bulkhead.
We have two different technologies to adapt the composite kits and ensure a highly aesthetic appearance. Working with the shipyard or the interior designer, we can integrate the protection solution inside the bulkhead of the compartment. This solution enables the interior designer to add internal finishing to the safe room or compartment in the style dictated by the customer.
Alternatively, we can prepare a panel kit with the desired surface. We can prepare this in wood, high gloss, marble or any kind of surface texture required. Based on a digitalized 3D scan of the compartment we can ensure that surfaces and corners are flush and snug down to a millimeter.
Secondary properties are an essential part of the protection solution, especially in terms of fire-retardancy and thermal and acoustic insulation value. Integris solutions have composite protection solutions that meets or exceeds the requirements of Large Yacht Code (LYC) of MCA, Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) of Red Ensign Group or SOLAS.
The protection kit can be developed to provide minimize the transmission of noise and vibration into the protected area. The insulation is integrated into the armor kit to keep the panels light and thin while minimizing the space claim of the solution. The protection solution can also be applied for thermal insulation to keep a comfortable room temperature against heat or cold.
Composite panels provide a substantial insulation against acoustic and thermal changes, but we have developed solutions that enhance the R-value of the material.