Granite Tops In Boats

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by mark lauzon, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. mark lauzon
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    mark lauzon New Member

    I have been fabricating Granite Counters for years...does anyone ever put them in boats? (I Never Have)

    Curious
    Mark
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  2. MikeJohns
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    MikeJohns Senior Member

    Definately, I was looking at one recently in a large luxurious yacht. Generally with a smaller boat the mass is too great unless the designer allows for it so I wouldn't go into business producing granite couter tops for boats.
     
  3. FAST FRED
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    The very hi teck Granite is in loads of Super Yachts ,

    The granite (1/8 in thick)is glued to an aircraft grade honeycomb , avilable off the shelf. About 2lb per sq ft finished.

    Edges are hidden with wood, or Stainless .

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  5. mark lauzon
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    mark lauzon New Member

    I have seen that honeycomb stuff...I was in Italy and they had made giant hollow cubes of granite that FLOATED! Most Insane thing I have ever seen!Mark
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  6. jdhowland
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    jdhowland Junior Member

    Attended the Miami show last week...

    and almost every boat that I was interested in (45'-60' displacement) had granite countertops, not only in the galley, but in the heads as well. People will spend money when they got it!
     
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