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Strip: Varnish - Gloss or Satin?

I'm nearing completion of my Outer Island build. Thinking ahead about varnish.
In the past I have always used a satin finish, I liked the way it looks better than the shiny finish. But it appears in pictures that most builders are finishing their boats with a high gloss finish. Are there any advantages or disadvantages of one finish over another - rather than just personal preference?