Watch the video on ALFAB’s Premium In-Glass Portlights: Port Light and Porthole Innovations and Design

ALFAB is proud to introduce our latest series of streamlined, flush Portlights. These modern Portlights are specifically designed for installation resulting in a flush surface on materials such as tempered glass, fixed acrylic (PMMA) and Polycarbonate (PC), utilizing refined gluing techniques. The designs are adaptable, suitable for different thicknesses of fixed glass with a minimum of 8mm.

Characterized by their lightweight and compact nature, ALFAB’s Portlights set a new benchmark in the market for quality, usability and finish. The Portlight glass merges flawlessly with the fixed glass on the exterior, contributing to a refined aesthetic, keeping cleaning and maintenance to a minimum. The frame that is glued to the fixed glass is made from a black high gloss material, the window material is glass (for certified applications) or can be substituted to PMMA or PC at customers choice. The inclusion of friction hinges is an important feature, allowing the Portlight to remain open autonomously. These hinges, together with the opening mechanisms and other parts, are made from a blend of materials suited to the most abrasive and harsh environments.

A key aspect of these Portlights is their Australian origin. Designed, tested, and manufactured in right here Australia to the highest standards, they embody excellence in marine equipment craftsmanship. Additionally, these Portlights have gained and continue to maintain recognition among some of the world’s most prestigious vessel manufacturers, a testament to the quality and reliability.

ALFAB’s Portlights comply with CE standards, making them suitable for all types of vessels and various water conditions (Design Category A). They are appropriate for installation in areas IIb, III, and IV.

Modern Portlights

The Portlights are available to purchase or can be included as a part of larger marine glazing products produced at ALFAB.

Key Features:

  • Elegant, modern design
  • Versatility in fitting various materials and thicknesses
  • Seamless exterior integration with the fixed glass and other materials
  • Designed, tested, and manufactured in Australia to the highest standards
  • Renowned usage by top-class global vessel manufacturers
  • IMCI CE certified Portlight Area 1A, IIb, III and IV, Category A
  • Australian Made


Our Portlight portholes are now available here.
Circular Portlight (HLC-150 and HLC-180) | Rectangular Portlight (HLR-325×150)


Video transcription:

Welcome to ALFAB’s video presentation on how a well-designed portlight can add style and functionality to modern vessels. Today, we’ll delve into the historical uses and designs of portlights and portholes, explore the development of the world’s newest premium in-glass portlight by ALFAB, and discuss the essential uses and importance of portlights in contemporary vessels.

Portlights have been a crucial feature on ships for centuries. In the past, they were often simple, small openings with shutters or covers to allow light and fresh air into the ship’s interior. These early designs served practical purposes, providing ventilation and natural illumination, but they also had limitations in terms of style and aesthetics.

 Over time, shipbuilders began to experiment with designs, incorporating various shapes and materials to improve functionality and appearance. The evolution of portlights played a significant role in maritime history, influencing both the aesthetics and functionality of vessels.

 Today, ALFAB is proud to introduce the world’s newest premium in-glass portlight, representing a breakthrough in design and technology. Our team of experts has meticulously designed, produced, tested, and certified this innovative portlight, setting a new standard for the maritime industry.

ALFAB’s commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of our portlights. The in-glass design seamlessly integrates with modern vessel aesthetics, offering a sleek and sophisticated look while maximizing functionality.

Our portlight’s advanced materials and construction ensure durability, longevity, and resistance to the harshest maritime conditions. Rigorous testing and certification procedures guarantee top-notch performance and safety.

In modern vessels, portlights continue to play a pivotal role. They serve as sources of natural light, reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day, which is not only energy-efficient but also creates a pleasant onboard environment.

Additionally, portlights promote ventilation, helping to maintain a comfortable and healthy interior atmosphere by allowing fresh air to circulate freely. This is especially important during long journeys or when vessels are docked.

Furthermore, portlights offer passengers and crew members stunning panoramic views of the surrounding environment, enhancing the onboard experience. Whether it’s the beauty of the open sea, a bustling port, or a tranquil sunset, portlights provide a connection to the world outside.

In conclusion, ALFAB’s premium in-glass portlights combine style and functionality, paying homage to the rich history of maritime design while embracing the latest technology. These portlights are not just essential for ventilation and natural light but also elevate the onboard experience, offering passengers and crew members a breathtaking perspective of the world beyond.

To learn more about how ALFAB’s innovative portlights can enhance your vessel’s style and functionality, please visit our website or contact us today. ALFAB – Setting the course for excellence in maritime design and technology.