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You can achieve a non abrasive non slip finish using varnish and sugar. I used this method several years ago when I replaced the floor boards but it would work just as well over an existing finish.
Apply as many coats of varnish as you think appropriate but before the final coat mask the arreas you do not want to be non slip and apply a final coat to the remainder. Before it dries sprinkle sugar on to the varnish. After the varnish has hardened wash the boards with hot water, this disolves the sugar but does not affect the varnish and you have a non abrasive non slip finish.
I picked this tip up at least twelve years ago at a cruising conference and have used it ever since and have had no problems