All at sea with Geberit

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    Geberit’s Mapress pipe has been used on-board the new flagship 155 Yacht commissioned by Formula 1 favourite, Eddie Jordan. Built by Sunseeker, the Tri-Deck 155ft super yacht is first of its kind, launched on Monday 24th March from Poole Harbour in Dorset.The biggest project ever undertaken by a British-based luxury yacht manufacturer, Eddie Jordan’s new boat boasts accommodation for up to 12 guests, two VIP cabins including floor to ceiling glass windows, a formal dining area, balconies and separate captain’s accommodation. BSS Industrial supplied all the pipe work for the engine, bilge, heating, air conditioning and fire protection systems, which came courtesy of Geberit Mapress, the pressing solution that saves considerable time on-site (when compared to traditional, welded pipe).

    Geberit Mapress CuNife and stainless steel were used, with CuNife, made of a copper-nickel alloy, chosen for areas that come into contact with salt water due to its corrosion resisting properties. As with all Geberit Mapress products, installers benefit from the ease of fitting a pressing system, thanks to joints that can be quickly fitted together without the need for hot works, plus an indicator which highlights whether fitting has been completed correctly, minimising the risk of leaks.

    Richard Tyler, from BSS, said: “We wanted to work with a manufacturer who we knew offered a superior product in terms of quality, Geberit and its range ticked all the boxes. BSS and Geberit worked closely with the Sunseeker design team to ensure that we could offer solutions to any technical issues that occurred during the build. Geberit, like BSS, prides itself on overall service and it was a pleasure to collaborate on a project as prestigious as this.”

    Robert Braithwaite, Group President at Sunseeker International, commented: “We were incredibly proud to launch the 155 Yacht here in Poole with Mr Jordan. The official launch was a great success and we would like to thank MTU, the title sponsor of the launch event and engine supply partner on the 155 Yacht. We would also like to thank 155 Yacht project sponsors SES, Tijssen Elektro, Tides Marine, BSS, Geberit, Pipex px and DIAB. ”

    Demonstrating versatility on a challenging and high-spec project, Geberit Mapress once again proves itself to be a flexible product that can work for almost any application.

    Daniel Fountain / 21.04.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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