Price: 9,950 GBP
Location: Maldon, Essex GB
Laurent Giles design, Vertue 7.7m, carrying a gaff rig, with a retractable bowsprit. Fionn “V140″ was built in Australia by C.Larrewyn in 1973, launched 1974. Commissioned and rigged as a gaffer.
Present ownership for over 20 years. She was shipped over in 1997. Hull carvel planked full lengths of Philippines Mahogany, decks are laid beech, epoxy resin and painted, hard wood frames. All her interior has been well fitted out by a cabinet maker, the original layout. In recent years she has been re-rigged, new leathering, new blocks etc. Her sails are of Tan Dacron, all made in Australia by Keith Brown, she carries a Topsail too. Since being bought to the UK the sails have been professionally valletted and safely dry stored. She presently is in the water, in commission. There is a fully fitted sprayscreen with a zip up canopy, which fits over the whole cockpit. Tiller steered. To be sold complete, Walker Bay dinghy, solar panel, wind vane steering gear, all new electrics. small meths cabin heater and two ring burner hob. Pontoon mooring viewing at anytime.
Headsail Reefing: Wykham Martin furling Mainsail Reefing: Laced gaff with slab reefing
Rig Manufacturer: TS Rigging Ltd
Standing Rigging Material: synthetic
Standing Rigging Material: stainless steel
Sail Wardrobe: All Keith Brown, N.S.W Australia.
Main sail, tan 214 sqft. Stay sail. Valletted 2011 and since unused. Jib (Yankee) 77 sqft. Topsail, tan 58sqft. Total area 405 sqft. All dacron. All good. A spinnaker, nylon blue. good, a Spinnaker Pole.
Accommodation A single cabin below with galley portside of engine box : galley sink and meths double burner. Stbd is a chart table with batteries stowed beneath. Meths heater in a protected area. Oppossing settee berths, cupboards and shelving above and below. Doors to separate off the fore peak, used for comprehensive stowage, all the sails and dry goods, hanging locker.Centrally under a fore deck hatch is a new sea toilet(unused). There is also a pipecot under all the gear. Upholstery woolen fabric on the settee berths (a little tired), varnished wood trim, deck beams etc and white painted out. Headroom 5ft 9ins.
Length Overall: 7.72 metre
Beam: 2.44 metre
Draft: 1.35 metre
Air Draft: 9.19 metre
Max Draft: 1.35 metre
Builder: Vertue, 25ft Gaff Cutter rig, Laurent Giles
Boat Name: Fionn
Hull Material: Hull carvel planked full lengths of Philippines Mahogany, decks are laid beech, epoxy resin and painted, hard wood frames. All her interior has been well fitted out by a cabinet maker, the original layout. In recent years she has been re-rigged, new leathering, new blocks etc
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 6 knots
Engine Model: Yanmar GM10, 1993
Fuel Type: Diesel
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 10 hp