first of all, apologies for the typos in this message, i've had a few beers
leeway is a good chap codders and he'll be happy to help/discuss.
As a side note...a plywood panel of a certain tthickness is lighter and stiffer than an equivalent thivknsss of glass (i think, you might want to check this) this is why a lot of those hydroplane jonbbies are made of ply.
I have (half) made madfe console of glass covered ply and i reckon its quite a lot lighter than a full glass equivalent. you could get a pro finish your self if you had the time to invest but leeway can get it top notch.
Alternatively talk to those irish chaps who (one of them is called tim) who made a mould for some jockeys...you could negotiate a deal there i'm sure
hope that maes some sort of sense.
over and out