1966 Finesse 21 Sailing Cruiser

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1966 Finesse 21 Sailing Cruiser

General Specification

Builder :
A F Platt
6.4m  (21ft 0in)
Beam :
2.29m  (7ft 6in)
Draft min:
0.61m (2ft 0in)
Draft max:
1.83m (6ft 0in)
Keel :


CONSTRUCTION: Clinker built timber

YEAR: 1966

DIMENSIONS: LOA 21′, BEAM 7′ 6″, DRAFT 2′ (plate up), 6′ (plate down)

KEEL TYPE: Centre-plate

COLOUR: White hull with red boot and cove lines and varnished superstructure

INTERIOR: 3/4 berths in 2 cabins with galley and toilet compartment

ENGINE: Yanmar 8 hp diesel

RIG TYPE: Bermudan sloop


SAILS: Tan main (with boom roller reefing), jib on Plastimo furling plus 3 other headsails and a spinnaker. Fitted sail cover.

EQUIPMENT: Internal: The main cabin gives accommodation for 2/3 persons with a settee to either side (starboard converts into a double), and provides a galley area with cooker (2 burners and grill) to port. In the focsle space there is a single berth to port, and the sea-toilet to starboard. The vessel has ample storage space below the berths or in small, purpose-built lockers and shelves. Headroom in the vessel is limited, but is ample when seated. Navigation equipment includes: compass and hand-bearing compass, Navico echosounder, Huson 55 VHF, Wasp speed and distance log, Tiller autohelm, clock, barometer and navigation lights. Exterior: The vessel is fitted with a galvanised pulpit and comes complete with an Avon Redstart dinghy, 20 lb CQR anchor plus chain and warp.

REMARKS: The owner has done a lot of work in bringing this vessel up to a good condition. This has included: keel bolts replaced 1994, new engine installation 1995, various interior improvements carried out by A F Platt (her builder) in 1994. This included modifying the plate to an “L” shape, thus allowing for a smaller plate casing, giving more living space. It is understood that she was last surveyed in 1997. Paint and varnishwork is in good condition.

OUR OPINION: A nice example of these classic small yachts: well worth seeing.


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