1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser

£9,995
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1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
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1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser
1990 Finesse 24 Motor Cruiser

General Specification

Designer :
Alan Platt
Builder :
A F Platt Ltd.
LOA :
7.32m  (24ft 0in)
LWL:
6.86m (22ft 6in)
Beam :
2.46m  (8ft 1in)
Draft min:
0.76m (2ft 6in)
Keel :
Bilge/Twin

Construction

  • Wood clinker construction
  • Believed to be one of last Finesse 24s built
  • Only three owners from new and maintained by Alan Platt until he retired
  • Converted from sailing yacht 2015-2016
  • Iroko planking, copper fastened
  • Cream painted topsides and decks (repainted 2016)
  • Varnished iroko cabin sides, cockpit and trim (re-varnished 2016)
  • Bilge keels (enabling her to take the ground), centreboard and casing removed
  • Keel bolts checked 2015 (all deemed satisfactory)
  • Transom hung rudder to tiller steering
  • Sheathed marine plywood decks with painted non-slip
  • Stainless steel deck fittings
  • Forward escape/ventilation hatch
  • Mast tabernacle still in situ
  • Samson post
  • Hawse pipe to anchor locker
  • Custom built bulwarks (2016)
  • Custom built wheelhouse (2017)
  • Air draft approximately 1.93m (6ft 4in) – will pass under Potter Old Bridge at low tide
  • Cockpit sole boards in marine ply painted with Danboline and non-slip powder
  • Interior completely refitted 2016
  • Last antifouled July 2019
  • Last surveyed 2015 (no copy available, virtually no defects found)

Mechanical & Electrical

  • 24hp Bukh DV24 diesel inboard engine (fitted 2016, ex-lifeboat engine, well maintained, low hours – 355 at time of writing)
  • Shaft drive to 16 inch prop
  • Stainless steel fuel tank (2016)
  • Single lever control
  • Tiller steering
  • Beta Marine instrument panel (2016)
  • 2 x 12V batteries (2016)
  • Battery master switch (2016)
  • 12V fuse panel (2016)

Accommodation

  • 3 berths in 2 cabins
  • Interior completely refitted in solid utile and sapele 2015-2016 with bespoke cabinetry throughout
  • Dinette converts to single berth in saloon
  • V-berth in forecabin
  • Berth cushions for all berths (2016)
  • Galley with gimballed Voyager 4500 gas stove (2016, 2 burners, grill & oven), stainless steel sink with bronze feature tap (manual cold supply), wood worktops and storage lockers/drawers (one absent when photographed)
  • Separate heads compartment with Jabsco sea toilet (no holding tank)
  • Stainless steel charcoal heater in saloon with stainless steel chimney, heat proofed below decks (2016)
  • Gimballed brass oil lamp
  • 12V cabin lights
  • Curtains and carpets where fitted
  • Maximum headroom in saloon approximately 1.80m (5ft 11in)

Equipment

  • Full stem to stern two part overall cover (November 2017, Jeckells, cream)
  • Boat Safety Scheme certificate to August 2020
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • 12V auto bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
  • Stanchions and guard wires (with pelican hooks giving easy access to cockpit)
  • Transom mounted boarding ladder
  • Anchor chain
  • Boat hook
  • Deck brush
  • Mud weight
  • Pair of rhond anchors
  • Various fenders
  • Various mooring warps

Remarks:

The Finesse 24 is a development of the Finesse 21, which boat builder Alan Platt started building in 1961. Designed in part (the hull) by a friend, Laurie Harbottell, the Finesse 21 was designed as a cruiser for sailing in the shoal waters of the East Coast. She proved to be such a success that Platt went on to build over 80 more and demand for a bigger version resulted in the scaled up Finesse 24 in late 1969. The 24-footer is distinctive in style, with a full-bodied hull, pretty swept sheer, broad transom and is every bit an East Coast cruiser, heavily influenced by the shoal-draught designs of Maurice Griffiths. Easy to handle, spacious and practical, and looking as good on the Norfolk Broads as out to sea, the Finesse 24 is reassuringly good in a seaway and, as Maurice Griffiths would put it, a “proper little ship”.

This much admired Finesse 24 conversion is oft photographed and turns heads where ever she goes! Purchased by the present owner in 2015 and fully restored to a very high standard between May 2015 and July 2016 at R.F. Upson, Aldeburgh, she has been converted to a comfortable motor cruiser and is now regretfully for sale due to a change of circumstances.

Please note: The vessel’s mast, boom, bowsprit and sails are available to the purchaser if required and subject to negotiation.

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