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Finesse FINESSE 24

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Boat REF# 42762
This boat has been sold
Length 8.50m (27'11")
Year 1968
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 20hp, Yanmar 2 GM 20 (1998)
Lying Sussex


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Extra Details

Designer AF PLATT
Builder AF PLATT
Lying Sussex
Fuel capacity 77.0 ltr (16.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 54.0 ltr (11.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/08/2005


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2 GM 20 (1998)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

New stainless steel shaft, cutlass bearings and shaft bearings September 2007.
Engine serviced autumn 2007.
New batteries 2006. New mains/12v wiring and battery charger - 2006


Length 8.50m (27'11")
LWL 6.50m (21'4")
Beam 2.50m (8'2")
Draft Min 0.76m (2'6")
Headroom 1.64m (5'5")
Storage On marina


Cutter rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2003)


Reefing mainsail - roller boom (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails No 1 Genoa (unknown year)
No 2 Genoa (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Mahogany planking copper riveted onto steamed rock-elm ribs. The keel and deadwood are Iroko and the stem, hog, floors are laminated Iroko. The clinker planking was laid to a 15mm finished thickness and each plank has two fastenings between each timber. Ten gauge copper nails are used on timbers and 12 gauge on lands, roved up on 10mm copper roves. Hood end and garboard fastenings are silicon bronze up to the deck. All centreline fastenings through keel, deadline and floors are galvanised mild steel. There are four laminated Iroko hanging knees per side under mast beams and main beams. Carlines, breasthook, quarter knees, rubbing band and samson post are Iroko.
The fixed rudder is Iroko with shaped tiller and stainless steel hangings. Bilge keels are made of mild steel. The cockpit is framed up in pine with Iroko fronts and lift up sections are in solid Iroko. The mast is anodised aluminium and the boom came with roller reefing as standard.

LOA with bowsprit retracted is 7.3m.

Antifouling, deck and hull painted, and new seacocks, September 2007.



Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick

The roomy saloon is very light and airy.
The modified coachroof provides 1.88m headroom in the galley.
To port is a navigation area and forward of that is a dinette-cum- double berth with a large galley area opposite to starboard. The galley comprises a sink and draining board and a Taylor spirit cooker, with many cupboards under. There is also a Taylor spirit heater fitted on the bulkhead. Going forward, a large heads compartment is to port with a roomy cupboard containing a large drop-in fridge opposite. There is a very generous V-berth in the bows.

Blakes Lavac sea toilet - 2004.

2 burner paraffin Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

2 sheet winches
1 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain
New sprayhood, cockpit enclosure, deck hatch cover - 2006.

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Rope cutter fitted 2001.

Broker's Comments

Finesse 24's were built to last a lifetime.
This truly immaculate example has been lovingly restored and maintained by her current owner. This very boat was extensively featured in Classic Boat (issue 220 - October 2006).
She is without a doubt the best example currently on the market and attracts huge interest wherever she goes. A proper little classic ship to be proud of.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Finesse FINESSE 24 has been personally photographed and viewed by John van der Hoff of Boatshed Sussex. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.