Originally Posted by gwkiwi
My boat came with good teak decks but if I had my choice I wouldnt have them as they are a constant maintenance item, re caulking, fixing splitting planks, cleaning, etc.
Drilling into a good fiberglass deck to lay teak just doesnt make sense to me, I like the flexiteek myself even if its hot under foot especially as its glued and not screwed.
There is a beautiful Grand Banks near me and they have a flexi teak rear platform and fiberglass walk around which works well.
Sorry KwKiwi, but you are a bit out of date. Teak decks are glued down now - not screwed. So apart from the cost, there is no major negative in terms of leaking, splitting, or undue maintenance. I think Portuguese has made the right decision, and for the right reasons, if cost is not a major factor. If I was ever in the position to afford a new boat, I'd want teak decks myself.
Must try one of those Cuba Libras myself.