The Bremen-based company will deliver a customized wheelhouse for the very first time. The order came from the Middle East.
The Bremen-based manufacturer of boarding systems and think tank for custom yachting solutions supplies a fully integrated bridge made entirely of carbon for a 38-meter yacht. Jan Reiners, CEO of Multiplex, says: “After the owner had already ordered sun awnings and a gangway for the project, this request came as a surprise. We are, of course, happy to meet such a challenge.”
The owner explicitly requested an almost futuristic look for the carbon wheelhouse, in order to break with the traditional exterior of the yacht. Reiners: “From the outside, the yacht has the look of a dhow, which is very common in the Middle East. But when guests enter the wheelhouse, the owner wants a unique wow effect.”
Based on a design by beiderbeck designs, also from Bremen, Multiplex will supply not only the control console of the wheelhouse, but also all wall panelling, the edging of the seating area, the steering wheel, which is richly covered with carbon, and the ceiling of the wheelhouse. Multiplex has cut numerous recesses behind which LEDs are inserted – the resulting pattern is reminiscent of the Arabic culture.
CEO Jan Reiners adds: “We are working under high pressure in production, have hired new employees and are actually still looking for additional staff. We are also launching a total of four new products spread over the coming summer months.”
(Multiplex produces customized full carbon bridge – Barchemagazine.com – July 2020)