I have a Mason 30 which was finished in Mahogany and plywood
. All the ply is painted gloss white, and the trim is varnished. I love it.
I find this to be one of the most comfortable finishes I've ever seen. My other boat is all teak or mahogany with a lot less white in it, and it seems much darker.
However, if you look at the galley
, its white with dark trim and also gives a brighter airier feeling.
I also concur with Bloodhound. If you are going to paint
the teak, do coat it with varnish
first. My Masons exterior was mahogany with varnish
but the previous owner got lazy and painted it with epoxy
to avoid having to sand and varnish each year. I am currently stripping it back to wood while doing some rot repairs
and with a heat gun and scraper its coming off clean and with very little effort.