Holy trim tab!! That will be a cool project! The inspiration boat leaves a bit to be desired in my opinon on the decks. Just too plain and boring in my opinion. Here are some ideas that I think would look better:
If you want an all wood deck you could do something like this Chris-Craft. The different color wood and the striping give really make it pop.
The attached photo is my old Century that I did. Factory was all vinyl decks, I added the mahogany. That's obviously a cheaper option and less time intensive but still gives it some interest that the other boat is lacking.