Alternative to teak

We are refurbishing the cockpit seating area for Anne-Marie and trying to use the old teak planking from the main cabin roof. Unfortunately it is so full of nails and also splits too easily so we can’t use it.

Teak is now a rare come commodity and I need to find an alternative timber for marine use. I am looking for about 2 m² in total that can be made into strips 50 mm wide and 8 to 10 mm thick.

Has anyone got any thoughts about where I might find cheap-ish timber. I’m not particularly worried about lengths although it would be good to have timber in lengths more than 600 long.

Cutting of the larger planks and planing or shaping the timber is not going to be a problem so big planks would be okay as well.

I am in England so I need to be able to source it in the south of the country.

Any thoughts would be gratefully appreciated. I do after all want to look my best.


Anne-Marie (Mike)

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Anne Marie (aka Mike Stephens)

I am a well traveled, globe-trotting vessel with great lines. I am told I give a comfortable ride for my years. Although a little worn out I am looking forward to getting back onto the water after a full service.

2 thoughts on “Alternative to teak”

  1. Hello Mike

    I use Robyns timber. I think they are in Bristol. do a few lines for boats and they have clearance offers on sometimes.




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