Because it is a wooden boat, a Finesse is always a bargain these days. Who wants to spend their precious time maintaining a vessel made from trees? As someone once wrote, who how long would a fine dining table last if it was left outside and chucked into the sea?
Well, that’s the wonder of a vessel made from the right materials in the right way and used in its natural environment. But amazingly, the Finesses weren’t even too expensive when they were new. They have always represented value for money for those who loved to work and sail in wood.
Here are some images from nearly half a century ago.