This two-mast, 38-foot mariner yacht had been chartered repeatedly and the wear and tear was evident, both inside and out. We repaired much of the exterior teak brightwork and repaired and refinished interior cabinets, bulkheads, and decking. Then all the teak was given the classic shine of marine spar varnish. Not only did this particular finish require seven coats, but every year for the next decade, we returned to restore its brilliant shine to face another 12 months of the corrosive salt, driving rain, and blistering sun that make up life on the sea.