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Finesse 24 Gaff Cutter, Mariette, Lying  Essex

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Sails and Deck Gear


Finesse 24 Lifting Keel yacht, Mariette, built by A. F. Platt of Thundersley, Essex, Iroko on Oak, in 1971.   She has been extensively renovated, including fitting new windows. Keelbolts were replaced 2007.

She has been maintained to a very high standard.

Finesse 24, Lifting Keel, Gaff Cutter, Mariette, For Sale

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  28ft 8.53m
Length on Deck  24ft 7.32m
Waterline Length  21ft 4ins  6.5m
Beam  8ft 1ins 2.44m
Draft - Plate up 2ft 6ins 0.8m
Draft - Plate down 7ft 2.13m
Displacement  5.6tons
Ballast 0.5 ton (Lead)


4 berths in two cabins
Twin V berths in the forepeak
Heads to port - hanging locker opposite
Dinette to port - converts to double berth
Galley to starboard

Rig, Sails and Spars

Gaff Cutter Rig designed by Mark Butler of James Lawrence Sailmakers, Brightlingsea 
Timber spars - 2001 
Stainless Steel rigging -2001 
Mainsail with slab reefing
Sailspar headsail furling on both foresails. 
Genoa -Shackles to inner forestay
All sails by James Lawrence Sailmakers - in good condition 

Deck Equipment

Plough anchor on 20 m chain
SL Hyspeed manual windlass

Kedge anchor
Twin steering compasses
Boat hook
Ensign / staff
Anchor ball
Motor sailing cone
Cockpit cushions

Tonneau cockpit cover

General Equipment

Ships Bell

Plastimo Neptune gas cooker
Pots pans cutlery included
Berth cushions


16hp Sole diesel - 2002
Drives a three bladed prop


Water - Steel - 100 litres
Diesel - plastic - 20 litres

Electrics / Electronics

2 x 12 Volt Batteries ((2008)
230V AC Shore power installation


Comprehensive Circuit Breaker panel with Voltmeters and ammeter 
Icom IC-M501EURO VHF Radio telephone
Icom DS-100 DSC Controller
Garmin GPS 128
Electronic compass
Broadcast radio / cassette player
Raytheon ST60 Tridata Depth / log / speedo at chart table


Raymarine / Raytheon ST40 Depth and Speedo / Log
Raytheon ST1000+ Autopilot

Safety Gear

Fire Blanket
2 x Fire extinguisher (not guaranteed in date)
3 x Flares (not guaranteed in date)
First aid kit

LPG Gas detector
2 x lifebelts
2 x Harnesses
Boarding ladder
Manual bilge pump
Automatic electric bilge pump


British Small ships register
Previous Bills of Sale
Equipment manuals

Shore Gear

All over winter cover with 2 x A frames and ridge pole

[ Mariette ] Photo's ] Sails and Deck Gear ] Cockpit ] Saloon ] Galley ] Forecabin ] Heads ] Engine ] [ Specifications ] Comments ]
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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Eastern Yachts 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996   

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In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and, where appropriate, to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected, sea trialled and opened up.  All Content is copyright - All Rights Reserved.