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Re: Seeking interior laminate advice
What you are talking about is refinishing wood, not repairing laminate. Matching factory applied glossy finishes is hard, it often takes a lot of trial and error. I have done it before, but it takes patience. Getting a quote from a furniture restorer would be a start. The boat looks pretty new, so another option is to contact the maker and ask what they used. This may not be an exact match as color and gloss change with time and not all batches of stain etc are the same, but could be close enough.
Also, lots of "wood" on newer boats is a thin veneer over ply or MDF. You have to be very carefull working with it as it can ben damaged by too much sanding or stripping. The trim pieces should be solid, but the larger flat areas, like the nav station top, could be very thin.