Finesse 24, centreboard Bermudan sloop

Price Details   Reduced

Price: 6500 GBP
Location: Walton on the Naze, Essex GB
Make: Finesse
Year: 1976
Condition: Excellent
Category: Sail
Class: Cruisers
Keel Type: Lifting Keel


The Finesse 24 is a lifting centreboard cruiser ideal for exploring the shallow waters of the East Coast and beyond. This very popular class has earned an outstanding reputation for it’s sailing capability, handling qualities and comfort. These qualities and features have contributed to the popular demand for this class. Built by A F Platt at his yard in Thundersley, Essex the Finesse 24 is a traditionally constructed clinker Bermudan rigged cruiser and this particular yacht is an exceptional example. She has been well maintained by her present owner, a retired shipwright, using the best materials, paints and sealants. The Finesse has a deep cockpit and below decks her interior is surprisingly spacious with good head room and a traditional décor. A delightful craft for those who appreciate the beauty and warmth of a well built wooden boat. A modest ask at £8,250.


Nominal Length: 7.40 m
Length Overall: 7.40 m
Length Of Deck: 7.32 m
Length At Water Line: 6.50 m


Beam: 2.46 m
Draft: 0.76 m
Keel Up: 0.76 m


Displacement: 3.00 tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 : knots
Engine Power: 7hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Alan F Platt
Designer: Alan F Platt & Laurie Harbottle
Boat Name: Sandpiper


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement


Engine Model: Yanmar
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Recent work undertaken by the current vendor (a retired shipwright). 2007 – Decks and cabin top stripped, resheath decks with glass cloth, all new mouldings and quadrants. 2008 – Sides of the centreboard case replaced, new cabin sole fitted, new head gasket, injector checked and fuel pump reconditioned. 2011 – Replaced five bolts in the centreboard case, new stanchions complete with guard rail wires and lanyards fitted, antifoul stripped back, hull primed with four coats of Hempel underwater primer and antifouled with Hempel Hard Racing. 2012 – New winch wire for centreboard, new electric bilge pump, new topping lift and jib halyard. 2013 – New diesel filter fitted, new pipework, new battery fitted, new main halyard, new starter motor, new mooring cleats forward. 2014 – Non slip paint to decks and cabin top, new impeller for water pump, new engine anode. 2015 – New battery, new water filter, all keel bolts removed and 10 out of 13 replaced. Wooden Hull construction- Iroko on Oak
Equipment: Inside Equipment
Also:Electric Bilge Pump, Manual Bilge Pump
Other Information Jabsco Sea Toilet (spotless)

Deck Gear
Anchor: 2 of,  Radar Reflector

Mainsail Cover: Yes     Cockpit Cover:Yes
Sails: Battened Mainsail, Genoa, Furling Genoa

Mast Head Rig   Material of Spars: Aluminium:

Tiller steering, Jib boom
Disclaimer: No guarantee is given or implied with regards to specification but descriptions are given in good faith. All vessels sold without warranty or condition to fitness either expressed or implied by status or otherwise. We are relying on information supplied to us by a third party. M.J. Lewis advises that a qualified independent surveyor carries out a full out of water survey.