4c Innovation creates logos and backlit names by using a variety of materials such as Aisi 316L Steel, anticorodal aluminium, methacrylate suitable for marine environments.
Backlit yacht names are inherently bespoke products and each name is unique. 4C Innovation offers different manufacturing techniques depending on the shapes, fonts, installation requirements and the selected material.
DETAILS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The standard technique consists of diffusing light through methacrylate, which is going to be either 12 or 20 mm thick depending on aesthetic requirements. The steel that is generally used for standard names is 3 mm thick. The name is installed adherent to the hull.
This technique allows the installation of the names on spacers machined from solid stainless steel and can be selected when accessibility from inside the hull is not guaranteed. The light effect will be even more diffused as, unlike the standard method, the name is separated from the hull.
BOXED STRUCTURE TECHNIQUE
We manufacture boxed components made of AISI 316L steel or aluminium, which are machined from solid with CNC or hand soldered. This technique considerably increases the value of the yacht name and lends a majestic effect to the vessel.
REVERSED BOXED STRUCTURE TECHNIQUE
Letters can also be designed to show the backlit part on the front. An accurate design of the letter ensure the same lighting homogeneity and quality for a frontlit solution.
RECESSED STEEL TECHNIQUE
This procedure allows to insert the steel into the methacrylate and to create a frame of light around the letter. This makes the line even sharper and easy to read in the dark.
Yacht names in cursive style have a significant technical difficulty in keeping the lines connected and perfectly illuminated from the first letter to the last. This is why a focused, extensive study is needed. The final result is definitely elegant and refined.
Yacht names are often completed with illuminated logos in order to lend them an additional touch of personality. We create any type of logo. After receiving the desired symbol, our technical department will proceed with the engineering phase and the suggested product afterwards.
This technique enriches the manufacturing of the name and allows to make two different finishes in order to create motion and a 3D effect. In the picture shown the effect is even more visible as the steel was machine carved to obtain lines with different thicknesses.
This technique is especially useful to manufacture very light, durable names. The picture shows a yacht name that is made entirely from the same methacrylate machined from solid. The upper part was painted with a special paint for ships and rounded on the edges after the cutting.
This new technique allows to have your yacht name in a 3D version. The name remains in a vertical position thanks to specific supports machined from solid steel, and it can be seen entirely from both the inside of the ship and from the outside. The double steel layer encloses the methacrylate, and the result is sharp and pleasing to the eye.
This technique allows to create a light line that defines the name from the inside, thus making the character stand out more. The light line inside the material lends personality to the product and makes it unique.
Some yachts have got glass-walled pools on which the application of a yacht name requires special skills. Thanks to the collaboration with companies specialized in glass we are able to offer this innovative solution. The result is very effective: a luminous name “floating on the glass”, inside of which we manage to bring the electricity necessary for the backlighting without any cables showing.