Be sure it is teak and not plantation teak. During a refit
in Puerto Vallarta
, about 10 years ago, we could not get teak because they had an embargo; perhaps that has been lifted since then. We built a large crate out of teak, covered with door skin, to ship some plywood
down from SoCal.
I have had excellent experiences, even living aboard
at the yard during one project, at Baja
Naval, which is in Ensenada, Baja
. They can get everything we can because they drive across the border sometimes daily to bring stuff in from San Diego
. There are certain types of work that the yard particularly specializes in, like bottom jobs and painting. But a teak deck
isn't something I'd recommend having done there, unless they've recently added that kind of talent.