An elegant yacht without a beautiful teak deck is practically unimaginable. The correct handling of teak decks and modern alternatives is currently gaining in popularity - they are the embodiment of robustness and tradition while retaining the value of one's investment. Real teak wood possesses unique characteristics: it is non-slip, fine-grained, gentle on skin, easy to care for, and practically impervious to the elements. This guidebook is aimed at those who would like to get a good overall idea of what having a teak deck entails and what lower-cost alternatives there are before making an expensive investment. Furthermore, it also provides detailed instructions on proper care and renovation.