We are just going to say it. Finesse is the best J42 available. From stem to stern, Finesse is prepared for your next adventure. Pristinely maintained and custom upgraded over the years, Finesse is equally set up for local cruising, blue water cruising, or racing. The current owners have used her for all.
Before getting to the ownership and care let discuss the most recent upgrade. Finesse had the Lyman-Morse Electronics department completely remove the old Raymarine system and upgrade her with the B&G Zeus system fully integrated to a NEMA2000 backbone. The on-deck instruments package is thorough and carefully laid out with the experience of this racing yachts family. The navigation station is complete with everything need to cruise the coast or get line honors in Bermuda.
Her sail package is extensive. Too many to list here, but there is a set up for every occasion. For simplified cruising or blue water racing, you will not need to do any shopping. They are all here. Doyle sails throughout and for every condition you will encounter. Finesse has many races under her belt, numerous Bermuda races, including 3rd in class twice.
Possibly the best quality of this vessel is she has always been owned by the same family. A multi-generational sailing and racing family, they know how to care for boats. Finesse has been in the annual care and maintenance of Lyman-Morse since day one. This relationship will allow the next owner to sail in safety and confidence knowing preventative care and top performance was the standand and upgrade were constant.
Please contact Scott F. Layton for further information and to schedule a showing.
Mobile: (207) 701-1235
The hull and deck are hand laid FRP with end grain balsa coring using the Scrimp method which provides superior weight to strength and insulation qualities.
FINESSE features berths for up to 8 in a three-stateroom layout. The interior has an open feeling with inordinate ventilation and light sources. This airiness is complimented by the "Herreshoff" styling and the cherry ceiling located throughout. Beneath the surface, every space has been thought through and optimized for stowage and easy access.
Forward in a very roomy stateroom with V-berth and en-suite head. The hull sides are covered with cherry battens. Storage abounds under and outside of the v-berth with a generous hanging locker aft. The head has a handheld shower and overhead opening hatch for good ventilation.
The salon area of the boat is bright white with custom canvas doors located outboard of the port main salon settee. A removable custom carbon fiber/Kevlar pipe berth has been fitted to port in the main salon to create an additional secure and comfortable berth when at sea. When not in use, it discretely stows under the outboard starboard shelf in the aft Pullman berth. A second additional custom berth is located outboard to starboard
A lovely folding table seats 6 for dinner. The table is flanked by a custom L-shaped settee to port and a straight settee to starboard. The cabin sole was replaced with a custom L-M teak and holly sole. This sole can be covered with a custom racing blue water sole, which provides a safe, durable, non-slip surface.
The U-shaped galley is very well laid out and would please any cook at sea. Generous counter space and storage is found here. A large well insulated ice box fitted with Sea Frost engine driven refrigeration is located forward of the 3 burner Force 10 propane stove with oven (new in 2011). The large double sink is fitted with H&C pressure water as well as a water filtration system and a foot pump for fresh and water.
Just aft of the galley area is the second head which features a hand-held shower and a wet locker for foul weather gear. The head is light and airy with good ventilation and a properly sized foot print which allows adequate elbow room yet safely sized for being at sea.
Across from the galley is the nav station which features a forward-facing seat with large charting area. Outboard of the charting area is a deep storage shelf, the vessel's electrical panel an additional instrumentation. Under the seat is a custom storage locker.
Behind the nav station is the third stateroom with a double berth measuring over 6'6". Storage is found on the outboard shelf and under the berth. Just forward of the berth is a bureau and hanging locker
When you love your boat, you take care of it. The owners of Finesse truly love her. They have never shied away from the preventative maintenance and upgraded need to keep this vessel and all her occupants safe and comfortable
Finesse received a massive electronics upgrade in 2018 to the new B&G Zeus system with a NEMA 2000 backbone. Whether it be long cruising voyages or offshore racing, this system is equipped to properly plan and monitor for everything coming your way.
You are just not going to find another J42 or similar racer/cruiser set up the way Finesse is nor with the extensive sail package. Finesse is ready to race
Sail Inventory: All Doyle except storm sails
Always constant care and preventative maintenance on the engine
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