Originally Posted by 14gigi
..You say Europeans like their high end boats to be teak -- great when you are buying -- but down the road when they try to sell and the teak is past its lifespan, big problem
Not really. Luxury boats are bought by rich guys that sell the boats in average after 5 to 7 years. At that time the Teak is still in perfect shape and it will be for many years more. The teak is not a problem in selling them. For the ones that buy new boats that is not a problem, as it is not a problem for one that buys an used boat with 5 to 7 years. Most of those also prefer boats with teak.
Anyway if I was you I would call a specialist to know what is the real condition of the teak and how much is still left. As I have said that was a luxury boat so it is to be expected good thick teak on the deck.