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1988 Finesse 21 & Trailer - £13,995

Lying : Ashore Lincolnshire Coast - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

Finesse 21 & Trailer

General Specification

Designer : Laurie Harbottell
Builder : A F Platt Ltd
LOA : 6.4m (21ft 0in)
LWL : 5.56m (18ft 3in)
Beam : 2.29m (7ft 6in)
Draft : 0.61m (2ft 0in)


Rigging & Sails

Mechanical & Electrical




With her shoal draft designed specifically for cruising the local waters of Essex and the Thames Estuary, the Finesse 21 proved to be a very successful design, with demand for a larger version eventually leading to the development of the Finesse 24 which remained in production until the 1990s.

Acknowledged to be one of the very best Finesse 21s to have been built, and also one of the last being number 78 of 80, this example has recently (2015-2017) been the subject of a no expense spared renovation and interior refit and has been very little used since. She is now very sadly for sale due to bereavement. Unashamedly traditional in appearance, the clinker hull, sweeping lines and varnished exterior make this a very attractive little sailing cruiser. Complete with barely used Beta 16hp inboard diesel engine, as-new sails and superb high spec twin axle road trailer new in August 2020, this yacht cannot fail to impress!

Exterior photos coming soon!

PLEASE NOTE: This vessel was professionally renovated and refitted between 2015 and 2017 and all items described above as 'new' or 'recent' were installed during that period. During this renovation the vessel's keel was modified for inland/protected waters use with additional ballast added and the centreboard removed. If she were to return to inshore sailing in the future, her then owner may wish to consider installing a new centreboard (understood to be available at a cost of £235 from the original builder at the time of writing) so as to improve her sailing performance and stability at sea.


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