Crystal Cruises’s latest ship being built is Crystal Endeavor, by MV Werften in Stralsund, Germany. With a length of 164 metres / 539 feet, she will be the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht when launched later this year.
The ship had been under construction for the past three years but due to the Covid pandemic, inevitably work had stopped. Recently, with construction almost complete, an on-site application team from Ritec Marine Services based in the Netherlands, travelled to Stralsund to carry out work. The specialist team renovated and protected over 2,300m2 (24,800ft2) of glass with the ClearShield Eco-System®.
The ClearShield Eco-System® is the perfect way to protect marine glass in particular. The first stage was to ensure the glass was chemically clean, so the on-site team removed all kinds of contamination from the surface such as glues, films, dirt and so on. The next stage was the application of award-winning ClearShield® ‘non-stick’, easy-clean glass surface protection, creating an invisible barrier that resists staining and discolouration. This is especially important for marine glass as the harsh sea environment can easily corrode ordinary, unprotected glass to spoil seaviews, a common cause of complaints from guests. Moreover, glass that is difficult to see out of can potentially affect safety if crew cannot see out of the bridge clearly, for example.
Glass protected with the ClearShield Eco-System® becomes ClearShield Eco-Glass® that is always easier to clean and keep clean. This means less manpower and effort is required to maintain the glass. The glass also looks like new for longer, helping to preserve the overall pristine look of the vessel.
For more information about Ritec Marine Services, visit www.ritecservices.nl/marine-services.