Although I was initially happy with the way the hull had turned out I could not help but notice that the finish on the sides and the transom seemed to have a slightly dull sheen, like a bloom on the surface of the paint and varnish.
Some testing with the polishing compound revealed that the final treatment with P11000 grit was actually reducing the shine. I have no idea why.
So I gave the sides and transom a quick once over with the next grit down - the P9000.
This is what the the transom and side panels looked like after re-polishing.
And here is the view at the bow.