Wooden Ships Comments on this Finesse 21
Finesse 21, designed and built by A.F. Platt, Essex, known for his range of comfortable shoal draft motor and sailing boats. Built with a centreplate, she draws very little water with the plate up allowing her to access areas that most boats are prevented from going near.
Surveyed in 2013 with a long list of work done in 2014 to satisfy the issues raised, she has unfortunately been used very little in the last year. Despite this she is reasonably tidy, the engine is running and she appears quite sound. Recently lifted out of the water and washed down for storage ashore.
A fine spacious little cruising boat, easy to handle and very sensible money.
Clinker planked in mahogany all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers.
External cast iron ballast keel with mild steel keel bolts, renewed in 2014.
Sheathed plywood deck and coachroof deck on mahogany deck beams.
Varnished mahogany coamings with aluminium framed windows.
Deep cockpit with varnished mahogany thwarts.
Transom hung rudder with stainless steel pintles.
Bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped alloy mast.
Alloy slab reefing boom.
Stainless steel standing rigging to stainless U bolt type chain plates.
Single cylinder marine diesel engine installed on the centre line.
Stainless steel shaft to a 3 blade bronze propeller
Engine has recently been running.
Stainless fuel tank under the aft deck.
2 settee berths with ample sitting headroom.
Galley in aft starboard corner with a 2 burner Taylors paraffin stove
Chart desk to port.
Bulkhead at forward end of the saloon into the forepeak with a sea toilet mounted on the centre line and shelf units either side for storage.
Full specification and details available upon request
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