High performance marine glass can be characterized as a product that offers safety from accidental or intentional breakage, as well as resilience over time. The composites that fall into this category often include strengthened glass, tough, durable interlayers that bond the glass, and coatings that provide improved solar optical performance. In addition, the laminate composites deliver acoustical benefits, as well as security benefits beyond the basic safety performance of the material. This paper presents the components that comprise high performance marine glazing, the testing that the products go through, and examples of yachts and vessels that have incorporated high performance features into their glazing specifications.

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