So I've been perusing the used boats for sale
around the net now for a number of months and I am noticing a definite trend. Monohulls (even the newer models it seems) tend to sport tons of dark wood below deck
and I am curious why. Above deck
the whole "teak look" seems to have passed into obscurity on newer boats but below decks its still as big a mainstay as ever. The catamaran
market seems to have gotten away from it quickly going instead for all white bright fiberglass
inside and out (my guess is weight is a big reason). With of course a few exceptions covered in carpet from floor to ceiling in the 70's and 80's. I am personally a fan of bright white, glossy finishes to help maximize usable light below deck and just for a more clean modern look. A few months ago some one posted some pictures of a former racing
cat (105' I think it was) that had been converted to cruising. It had a spartan interior
, slick and clean with easy access to all systems. Being only 30 perhaps I'm just a victim of my generational bias. What do you all think?