Wooden Ships Comments
The Finesse 24 was a popular boat designed and built by A.F. Platt at his yard on the east coast. Finesse yachts gained themselves a respected name for building shallow draft motor and sailing yachts perfect for exploring the east coasts rivers and estuaries. The Finesse 24 somtimes had a lifting centreplate but this one, like many others, was fitted with bilge keels which enables her to take the ground easily.
Built in 1973 she has been lucky enough to have been in a very diligent and careful ownership for the last 10 years, during which time a lot of work has been carried out including all new keel bolts and bilge keel plates, new rigging and sails, complete strip back of paint and varnish and updating of equipment. She is now a very sound, smart and complete cruising yacht that is being sold with a heavy heart.
An ideal family cruising boat the Finesse has a lot of space for her length with a large cockpit, manageable rig and tons of space below decks. You may not win any races around the cans in this boat but you will be very comfortable and extremely proud of her.
Length on deck 22′
Displacement 3.2 tons
Clinker planked in 5/8″ mahogany all copper rivet fastened to Canadian Rock Elm frames.
Grown wooden floors across the centreline
External iron ballast keel of 1.25 tons. Galvanised steel keel bolts all new in 2014.
Steel plate bilge keels, new in 2014.
Sheathed plywood deck finished in deck paint.
Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings with aluminium windows. Sheathed plywood coachroof deck
Spacious cockpit with mahogany thwarts either side and deep lockers beneath.
Bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped alloy mast. Alloy slab reefing boom.
Stainless steel standing rigging new in 2007. Internal stainless chain plates.
2 Lewmar cockpit sheet winches.
Fully battened mainsail and roller furling genoa. Total sail area of 259sqft
Sails all new by Ratseys in 2013.
Lister Petter Alfa series 20hp twin cylinder diesel installed new in 1989.
Single lever controls with a Hurth gearbox and stainless shaft to a centreline 3 blade propeller.
5kts cruising speed, 6kts max. 0.75l per hour consumption.
Engine totally overhauled in 2014.
Twin batteries charged by the engine alternator.
40l stainless fuel tank under the aft deck.
20l plastic water tank under the saloon seat.
4 berths with a double forecabin and a double settee in the saloon.
Steps down from the cockpit into a very spacious cabin for the size of boat with 5’8″ headroom.
Galley to starboard hidden beneath varnish mahogany panels. Single stainless sink with manually pumped fresh water. Plastimo gimballed gas stove.
To port is a dinette seating area with comfortable seating for four people and converts to a double berth.
Passage forward with heads compartment to port. Jabsco sea toilet pumps directly overboard.
Forecabin with a large double berth and stowage space.
The interior is light due to the large alloy framed windows and has nice contemporary brass lamps and a Victory cabin heater running on paraffin.
Full specification and details available upon request
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