TILSE GmbH

Yacht and architectural glazing

Hans-Joachim Tilse
(† February 2018)

company founder

The company TILSE was founded in 1974 by Hans-Joachim Tilse, who led the company until his death in February 2018.

With his vision and extraordinary commitment, he has shaped the company significantly. Starting from a one-man business he built up a globally operating company. Numerous super yachts around the world are today characterized by glass products from TILSE.

We are your expert partner for the realization of your extraordinary and unique projects. You can rely on our many years of experience in the design and production of curved and flat yacht glass. We are also happy to break new and innovative ground with the aim of turning the demanding ideas and concepts of our partners and customers into reality. 

This close customer-centric cooperation has already resulted in some innovative product solutions, e.g. FORMGLAS SPEZIAL® CS - our compound system safety glazing for hull windows and portlights.

We develop and produce our glass in our own factory in Germany. Our highly qualified employees install our glazing solutions on board your superyacht anywhere in the world. Our support in all phases of the project distinguishes us from our competitors and makes it possible to best contribute our many years of knowledge to your project. Only in this way we are able to guarantee the highest level of perfection with your glazing solutions.

Another central success factor is our highly motivated team, which works every day with full commitment and passion to realize your projects. We are only satisfied when you are. Together we set the standards in the yacht sector!

Our company name TILSE and the associated product line FORMGLAS SPEZIAL®, which has been developed over many years, stand for the highest quality in the yacht sector - that is something you can rely on.

Our Team

Henning von der Thüsen

Managing Director
Frauke von der Thüsen

Managing Director