Ultra Tint are the Gold Coast’s only luxury marine glass tinting specialists. Installations of 3M Crystalline window film to luxury motor yachts for our private clients, and Gold Coast based boat builders.
About 3M Crystalline
Crystalline Automotive Window films feature a proprietary, multilayer optical film technology that combines over 200 layers in a single window film. This unique technology is the reason a clear film can reject more heat than darker films, without changing the appearance of your glass, making it perfect for marine vessels of all kinds requiring navigation ability at night.
Solar heat comes from two primary sources, the visible light you can see and the infrared light you can feel. Crystalline window films reject up to 97% of the sun’s heat producing infrared light and block up to 60% of the heat coming through your windows. These industry-leading, spectrally-selective films are designed to keep you cool, comfortable and protected.
Designed to maintain the classic appearance of your glass, crystalline films allow transmission of up to 90% of the natural light. Because these films are non-metallised, you can be assured of zero interference with your GPS or mobile phone signals.
Call us to find out how you can have the coolest yacht on the water.
Benefits and Regulations
- UV. The benefits of installing window film mirror those that apply to homes and motor vehicles. Almost total UV blockout prevents damage to interior furnishing and reduces deterioration of timbers and varnishes.
- Safety. If glass is broken due to storms or collision, window film prevents flying glass from causing harm to occupants.
- Comfort. Interior cabin comfort is greatly improved, and air conditioning systems will work far more efficiently.
- Regulations. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has regulations in place regarding the use of window films in a marine application. Under the National Standards for Commercial Vessels, published in November 2013:
Section 2.13.2 Tinted or Polarised windows
126.96.36.199 Minimum light transmission of tinted glazing materials.
Glazing material used in a window that is used for the safe navigation of the vessel by a person at an operating station must have a light transmission of at least 70%, measured in accordance with AS/NZS 2080-2006 — Safety Glazing for Land Vehicles.
188.8.131.52 Colour of tinted glazing materials
Any tint of glazing materials used in a window mentioned in clause 184.108.40.206 must not interfere with recognition of the colour of lights seen through the tinted material.