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Old 30-10-2019, 20:38   #1
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Residential style galley in catamarans

I'm thinking of having a galley that's designed like a residential kitchen. Larger oven, sink, stove and lots of counter space. I would give up space for other stuff to have a great galley. Has anyone seen or have ideas for great galleys?
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Some cats have them. Still haven’t seen a kitchen island with stools yet but I am sure it must exist.
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Some cats have them. Still haven’t seen a kitchen island with stools yet but I am sure it must exist.
I remember seeing a full sized refrigerator in a cat, wonder if it was 110 volt or 12-24 VDC.
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Probably 12v like in a RV.
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Re: Residential style galley in catamarans

This is a great recent thread regarding the technical aspects of running such a household style galley onboard:

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http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ey-201795.html

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The Maine Cat 41 has one of the most chef friendly galleys I have seen on a catamaran. It uses marine stove, refrig, freezer, but the layout and counter space is excellent.
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I remember seeing a full sized refrigerator in a cat, wonder if it was 110 volt or 12-24 VDC.
Bali cats have a domestic fridge 110 or 220v.

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Seen it done, but it ended up looking like Ikea type cabinets and not what I would consider "marine grade" cabinets. Many people like the Euro look but my biggest concern w/them is too many sharp of corners that would leave a bad bruise or worse if you hit them hard w/your body.

Unless it was a big cat, wouldn't think you would not want to use the larger appliances due to the weight. Similarly the cabinets would need to be foam cored to keep the weight down.


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I'm thinking of having a galley that's designed like a residential kitchen. Larger oven, sink, stove and lots of counter space. I would give up space for other stuff to have a great galley. Has anyone seen or have ideas for great galleys?
You might want to let us know what cat you have?
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It would have to be a large cat to have hulls wide enough if in the lower part. Galley up cats would be more possible, but not below 50ft.
I was production manager of a boat building company and we had a client purchasing a custom 82 foot trawler yacht. The wife wanted a household type stateroom, head and galley layouts and had a residential designer do the layout and presented it to us.
We could not build as desired, as the designer did the galley layout at counter height, assuming that the 'walls' were vertical and the footprint was the same top and bottom and there were no stairwells and mechanicals in the way. We could mostly do the galley on the main deck level, but the corners of things she wanted below decks in the heads and bedrooms would have had the corners sticking out the side of the angled hull sides.
Measure your household appliances, do a taped layout on the cabin sole and see where you can place things.
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Probably 12v like in a RV.
It has become normal in larger RVs to use 110 VAC residential refrigerators running off of an inverter (or utility power when RV plugged-in). The modern residential refrigerators are very power efficient.
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It has become normal in larger RVs to use 110 VAC residential refrigerators running off of an inverter (or utility power when RV plugged-in). The modern residential refrigerators are very power efficient.

Randomly looked up a plain standard 18 cu. ft frig/freezer (under/over) to find how much power they draw. Don't know how long they would be running on a daily basis, but the specs for this particular model was 6 amps at 120V (720W). The unit ship weight was ~200 lb.
A smaller 10.1 cu ft. frig/freezer used approx 75% of the energy of the larger 18 and the smaller unit weighed 117 lb.
These could be run off an inverter, but IMO don't seem to be that energy efficient (compared to my built in better insulated separate units), but may be fine if you have plenty of solar. Additionally the empty units seem to be very heavy. Then fill them w/food, they would be a bit to heavy for a small cat.


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Ours.

500 litre Samsung with icemaker and chilled water
To the left behind me is a 125 liter bar fridge
Down the hallway near the white box is a 100 litre 5 draw freezer
Up the stairs in the wheelhouse is another 125 litre bar fridge.
There is also a 150 liter rheem hot water system below.

All household 240v and all powered by the 2250w of solar panels and 880ah @ 24v of batteries.
Midnite classic mppt and a victron 5000/125 inverter charger.
Into our 4th year cruising with zero marina time.
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Ours.

500 litre Samsung with icemaker and chilled water
To the left behind me is a 125 liter bar fridge
Down the hallway near the white box is a 100 litre 5 draw freezer
Up the stairs in the wheelhouse is another 125 litre bar fridge.
There is also a 150 liter rheem hot water system below.

All household 240v and all powered by the 2250w of solar panels and 880ah @ 24v of batteries.
Midnite classic mppt and a victron 5000/125 inverter charger.
Into our 4th year cruising with zero marina time.
Wow , crazy amount of room, very cool.
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Re: Residential style galley in catamarans

I will take a punt and say it ain't going to happen on a seaward 22.
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