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After 30 years, the original cockpit sole on my Sweden Yachts C34 needed replacing. The cockpit seat areas had been replaced a few years earlier by the previous owner using teak effect plastic, so it seemed logical and surely more economical to use more plastic – logical but somehow not the right thing for the boat, I was uneasy about moving further away from the original teak. I was fearing that teak would be prohibitively expensive, and seeing that I was agonising over what to do, a local yacht broker recommended Fairlie Boatbuilders to see what could be done, so more out of curiosity than hope I made the call. Speaking to them it soon became clear that they share a passion for boat building and in particular working with wood, they also understand that yacht ownership and ‘money-no-object’ do not always go hand in hand, so I was pleasantly surprised with their quotation and much relieved to be able to give them the go ahead and do the right thing using real teak. The work has been completed to a very high standard and my boat was treated with care and respect throughout. I am so pleased to have restored her to original condition in the cockpit area and will not hesitate to use Fairlie Boatbuilders again for future projects.