Finesse 28

A F Platt produced a range of small, clinker built cruisers to

standard designs – perhaps the last buitderto do so – and

this was the lasland largest of his models, launched in

1985. Designed by Maurice Griffiths, she is a round, full

bodied, long keeled creek crawler with four berths and,

usually, gaff rig. Platt built them beautifully and they should

have lasted well, with reasonable maintenance. Although to

standard plans, each boat was fitted out individually totrim

and features vary. Options include a pilothouse. The range

started at 21 ft (6.4m) and the most popular was the Finesse

24, photographed here, very similar in

shape and style to the 28.

LOA 27ft 1Oin (B.50m)

LWL 24ft (7.31 m)

beam 9ft 3in (2.BOm)

draught 3ft 6in

(1.70m) displacement

6,730 Ib (3,054kg)

Price guide:

£9,000 to

£15,000 YM

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