Location: Canada, up on Hecate Strait in sight of Alaska
Boat: 50-ft steel Ketch
You might consider Iroko from Africa--it is sometmes called Nigerian teak or West African teak, even though the trees are not related to real teak. Another similar wood, from the Afrormosia tree, is frequently called African teak. Both ore less expensive than true teak, but are just as versatile.