it’s splotchy, salt stained, sad looking. time to oil the teak. small boat but lots of teak down below, as in walls.
the trick to oiling teak is to clean it really well first. every bit of dirt and grime must be scrubbed free before the oil is applied. q-tips work well for getting into corners as do bbq skewers with rags.
when clean teak is very pale and washed out. as soon as the oil hits the teak starts to glow, the oil sinks quickly and the wood is reborn. it’s like honey, or maple syrup, a rich deep red brown that spreads and brings life to the walls. freshly oiled teak glows, it’s alive.