Window Walls Come to The Water

Photo: Arkup

Created for those who love life on the water, the $5.5 million electric yacht designed by Arkup is the first of its concept in the world. The floating home combines high-end design and cutting-edge technology to create a fully sustainable living environment. The 75-foot livable yacht was completed last year and features high-performance storefront windows from CGI Commercial, part of the PGT Innovations’ family of brands.

With a goal of creating a moveable waterfront villa that could withstand a Category 4 hurricane, Arkup turned to PGT Innovations for high-performance, impact-resistant doors and windows. The company’s CGI Commercial and WinDoor brands provided products that not only fit the specifications, but also reflected the contemporary style found throughout the yacht. Vista Impact Windows & Doors, an authorized dealer, was the installer.

Located in Miami, the floating home features a mix of CGI Commercial’s SS-3500 window wall system and WinDoor’s 8100 sliding glass door, protecting 40 floor-to-ceiling openings with impact-resistant products that offer 270-degree panoramic waterway views.

The 4,350-square-foot, two-story luxury yacht has four bedrooms, four-and-one-half bathrooms, two balconies, an outdoor deck, 10-foot ceilings, a master suite with walk-in closet, en suite bathroom and retractable swimming platform, among other amenities.

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