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Yes Damies, you are quite right re the inverter loss, but as you say still very reasonable.
I guess the dishwasher would have to be close to the galley and at about bench height to really work well.
A dishwasher is also a good tidy and secure place to store dirty dishes, i.e. better than the sink or a drying rack. There are quite a few dishwasher brands with small size dishwashers. Probably also need a very secure closing door, though it might be possible to modify most machines .
Have not researched washing machines, but a front-loader (use a lot less water) combined with drier would probably work best (e.g. Philco maybe, but many other brands also). (Though only use the drier in a marina, the driers heat up a lot but does not need an exit vent, i.e. can be used in closed cabinet.)
Never heard of an automatic washing machine that uses salt water?
Yes you would need a grey water holding tank, as large as possible - say to hold 10 cycles, so 70 litres for the dishwsher and another one for the washing machine.
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