If you are on the fence about using solid surface material in your boat construction or upgrade or are new to the subject, it may be worth considering the various advantages it offers.
Although it is often thought of as more of a residential home material, DuPont Corian and LG HI-MACS are great in boat applications too.
First and foremost, it’s worth noting that compared to traditional countertop materials like granite and quartz countertops, Corian and HI-MACS are incredibly lightweight. This makes them easy to work with and cut, but also means they won’t add too much extra weight to your vessel. This means they are perfect for not just yachts and boats, but also RVs too.
Something that is a priority when investing in materials and solutions within a boat and the marine setting is that it is non-porous. That is exactly what the Dorian and Hi-MAC materials offer.
This means that when water does get on those surfaces, and when used on a boat this is inevitable, the water will not lay flat or penetrate the material. Instead, it will bead up and can then just be absorbed and wiped away. This makes it a low-maintenance marine material.
Available in various vibrant colors such as Glacier White, Bisque, Bone, Cameo White, Deep Nocturne, Designer White, Silver Gray, Vanilla, and Whipped Cream.
Available in Serene Sage, Platinum, Deep Night Sky, Rain Cloud, Canvas, Doeskin, Dove, Hazelnut, Matterhorn, Silt, Silverite, and Whisper.
Available in Silver Birch, Serene Sage, Antarctica, Deep Night Sky, Rain Cloud, Abalone, Arctic Ice, Canvas, Concrete, Dove, Hazelnut, Juniper, Matterhorn, Raffia, Rice Paper, Saffron, Silt, Silverite, Whisper, White Jasmine, and Witch Hazel.
Available in Silver Birch, Lava Rock, Platinum, Arrowroot, Antarctica, Sagebrush, Canvas, Clam Shell, Cocoa Brown, Concrete, Doeskin, Dove, Juniper, Rosemary, Sahara, Savannah, Sonora, and Witch Hazel.
Available in Lava Rock, Platinum, Arrowroot, Sagebrush, Clam Shell, Cocoa Brown, Doeskin, Rosemary, Sahara, Savannah, and Sonora.
Available in Arrowroot, Sagebrush, Rain Cloud, Hazelnut, Juniper, Rosemary, Saffron, Sandalwood, Sonora, and Witch Hazel.
Let’s look at some of the creative ways it could be used on your vessel.
The most obvious, but still worth repeating, the solid surface material is perfect for any solid surface countertops on your boat.
Do you dream of having a traditional kitchen table in your boat, but don’t want the hassle, worry, or expense that comes with preparing a real wooden table? A table cut and constructed from high-quality solid surfaces is an amazing alternative. You will get that authentic look with all the advantages of Corian.
Similarly, if you fancy having a traditional bathroom with marbling or another hard surface finish, you could use solid surface sinks instead to give that same effect as a tranquil bathroom.
Despite its lightweight properties, it is hardwearing, making it perfect for rigging stations or tackle box tops where you are going to be working on your bait, lures, and fishing rigs.