Glazed Multifunctional Hard-Top at the Cannes Yachting Festival

    At the French boat show, a roof with unique characteristics on the market is presented: transparent blades with double movement.

    For over forty years, the Cannes Yachting Festival (7-12 September 2021) has been attracting over 50,000 visitors from all over the world to each edition.

    According to the organisers, the 2021 edition will feature 430 exhibitors and some 600 boats with a very rich product offer.

    There will be 140 previews alone, 10% more than in 2019, the last edition held.

    At this important event dedicated to the nautical world, Opac will be present with a mockup structure that allows appreciating closely the innovative Multifunctional Hard-Top (Mht), a rigid slatted roof with double movement for open and yachts, displayed in a semi-transparent version.

    The Multifunctional hard-top is a slatted roof with an aluminium frame and tempered glass covering that allows natural light to filter in and illuminate the area below even when closed. The hard-top can be made in different sizes, depending on the specific needs of the boat's designers and is therefore adaptable to any roof. The opening is managed with a double movement: the first, fan-shaped, allows the slats to be lifted upwards; the second consists of a translation towards the aft of the slats themselves, which are "packed" in a rest position, leaving the deck below open. Rotation, opening and closing take place in a very short time.

    Opac's attention to the highest quality is directed not only towards mechanics, but also towards research into materials that are increasingly lighter and less susceptible to the saline agents of the marine environment.

    For the nautical sector Opac designs and manufactures carbon fibre tops, hard-tops, soft-tops, awnings and poles for pleasure boats. All its products can be manufactured in different sizes, depending on the specific needs of the yacht designers, and are therefore adaptable to any type of cover or need.

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