Finesse 21 for sale

Gillingham, United Kingdom

Listed price £4,995 GBP

General information
Finesse 21
Used sail boat for sale
$6,327 USD | Listed price £4,995 GBP
Name of boat
Alan Platt
Length overall
Length waterline
1.75 tons (U.S.)
Lifting Keel
Gillingham, United Kingdom

About this Finesse 21


1973 Finesse 21
The Finesse 21 Mk1I was another popular shallow draft cruising boat from Alan F Platt on the East Coast. His boats were designed to have a large internal volume for their length, shallow draft with a centreplate for creek crawling and a large comfortable cockpit. This boat has been well looked after in the present ownership, sadly she is now being sold due to the owners poor health. Spacious boat and sensibly priced for a quick sale.

Please call our Kent – Chatham Office+44 (0)1634 571605 for further information or to arrange a video viewing.


The Finesse 21 offers 2 settee berths with ample sitting headroom. The Galley in aft port corner with a 2-burner hob, Chart desk to starboard. Bulkhead at forward end of the saloon into the forepeak with a sea toilet mounted on the starboard and shelf units either side for storage.

Sails and Spars

Bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped wooden mast. Wooden boom with roller reefing. Stainless steel standing rigging 1973. Mast-lowering system


2 x Steel winches, stainless steel.


1 x Mainsail

1 x Furling Jib

1 x Staysail

Mechanical Systems

The Finesse 21 is powered by a Britt two cylinder 10hp petrol engine, raw water cooled, shaft drive to a 3 bladed fixed propeller. It has a 13.5litre stainless steel fuel tank.

Electrical Systems

1 x 12-volt batteries charging from the engine alternator.

Deck Equipment

  • Anchor – with chain and warp
  • All-over cockpit cover - blue
  • Small tender
  • 4 x Mooring warps
  • 4 x Fenders

Navigation Equipment

  • None


  • Cast iron lifting centre plate

History and Construction

The Finesse 21 Mk1I, Hull No? is constructed using clinker planked in mahogany all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers. External cast iron ballast keel with mild steel keel bolts. Sheathed plywood deck and coachroof deck on mahogany deck beams. painted mahogany coamings with aluminium framed windows. Deep cockpit with painted mahogany thwarts. Transom hung rudder with steel pintles.

Boat Insurance

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Just call 01634 571605 or e-mail to request an insurance quote for this boat or your current boat.


RYA Training

Clarke & Carter Kent, through its strategic alliance with Elite Sailing, an accredited RYA training centre, can offer Professional and Leisure qualifications at every level from beginners’ to very experienced for both sail or power. This includes from RYA Day Skipper to RYA Yachtmaster Coastal, Offshore and Ocean qualifications giving you a chance to begin, improve or broaden your knowledge and boat handling skills on its fleet of Jeanneau Yachts and various Motorboats. Elite Sailing are also able to offer RYA DSC VHF Radio, First Aid, and Diesel Maintenance courses as well as one to one own boat tuition. Please call Elite Sailing on 01634 890512 to discuss your specific training needs. Please quote promotional code CCK1 when calling to receive details of their exclusive offers to Clarke & Carter Customers.   

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

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1 x Britt
Fuel capacity
4 gallons (U.S.)
Maximum speed
6 mph
Cruising speed
5 mph
Number of berths
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Broker/Dealer Information

Clarke & Carter - Kent

Mr Peter Norris
Chatham Maritime Marina Leviathan Way
United Kingdom
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