Mark Cameron Yachts

Finnsailer 29


Spacious motorsailer



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelFinnsailer 29
DesignerAngus Primrose
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with encapsulated keel
Keel TypeLong Keel


EngineVolvo Penta MD2030 marine diesel engine 29hp 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled Volvo Penta mechanical reversing marine gearbox Volvo Penta dash panel with gauges for Oil Pressure, Water Temp, Amps.
Fuel Capacity135l


Drinking Water Capacity135l


With her characteristic flared bow sections the Finnsailer 29 is instantly recognisable as a Primrose designed hull. With her long keel and cruiser stern the design has proven to be well mannered and capable. Below decks she offers a practical layout with double forward cabin, saloon with linear galley and separate aft cabin.

A much loved example of the Finnsailer 29 SARA LOU has been with her current owners since 1999. Now reluctantly for sale as her owner swallow the anchor SARA LOU has been on a final cruise and is now offered for sale lying ashore. Her comprehensive inventory includes:

Volvo Penta MD2030 marine diesel engine, 29hp
AMS alternator controller
Single station hydraulic wheel steering
Stainless steel diesel tank, fitted new in 2018
NASA Clipper Duet system, Depth/Speed & Log
NASA Target wind system
Standard Horizon CP300 chart plotter
Eagle Fish ID128 Fishfinder
Inflatable dinghy, new in 2021

Lying ashore at Creran Marine the Finnsailer 29 SARA LOU is available for immediate viewing by appointment.


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull
GRP formed internal structural members
Plywood bulkheads, glassed to hull and deck head
Topsides finished in single pack navy paint

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece deck moulding, incorporating coachroof and doghouse superstructure.
White painted finish to deck and superstructure
Treadmaster non-slip panels to finish decks

Keel & Rudder:
Full length moulded GRP keel.
Skeg supported full depth steel rudder


Volvo Penta MD2030 marine diesel engine
3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled
Volvo Penta mechanical reversing marine gearbox
Volvo Penta dash panel with gauges for Oil Pressure, Water Temp, Amps.

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced June 2022
Recorded engine running hours 1,879hrs
Cruising speed under engine 4.5kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shaft
Bronze 3-blade fixed prop
Single station hydraulic wheel steering


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, 96Ah lead acid
Domestic Battery – 2x 12VDC, 110Ah lead acid

Single engine driven 12VDC alternator
AMS alternator controller

Windscreen wipers port and starboard


Fresh Water:
Coldwater only system
Pump on-demand type taps in galley and heads

Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump


Single diesel tank (2018)
Stainless steel construction
Approximate capacity 135ltr

Fresh Water:
Single fresh water tank.
Approximate capacity 135ltr

Tank Monitoring:
Fuel tank guage at helm station


At Helm:
Depth/Speed & Log – NASA Clipper Duet system
Wind – NASA Target system
Plotter – Standard Horizon CP300
Fishfinder – Eagle Fish ID128
Magnetic Compass x2

Communications Equipment:
Navtex – NASA Target Pro Plus


Galley Stove – Plastimo Neptune 2000 gas cooker. 2 burner, grill and oven. Gimbal mounted. (2012)
Stainless steel sink
Cold water faucet

Jabsco manual marine toilet
Wash hand basin
Cold water tap

Gas fired heater in saloon

Overhead lighting throughout interior
Bulkhead mounted reading lamps in saloon
2x Parafin lamps in saloon

FM radio heads unit in saloon
Speakers in saloon
Sharp flatscreen TV with DVD player in saloon (2022)


Summary of Accommodation:
Double cabin forward
Linear galley
Saloon converting to occasional double berth
Aft cabin with two single berths

Accommodation Finish:

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
Two single berths in traditional V-berth layout
Infill section to create double berth
Standing room between berths aft
Shelves running the length of the bunks outboard, overhead.

Self-contained compartment to port side, aft forward of galley.
Manual marine toilet mounted aft
Corner countertop unit forward, outboard with wash hand basin
Towel rail mounted on forward bulkhead inboard

Saloon to starboard side.
Forward and aft facing bench seating for two.
Thwartships removable table between bench seats.
With table dropped down in-fill section create occasional double berth in saloon.
Shelves outboard of seating

Linear galley to port of saloon
Gimbal mounted gas cooker mounted forward
Worktop section centrally with inset stainless steel sink aft
Tile topped thwartships section of worktop aft
Drawers and locker beneath worktop
Shelves outboard of worktop and cooker.

Cockpit / Wheelhouse:
Helm station forward to port.
Armchair seating for helm and navigator forward port and starboard, locker storage built in to seat bases.
Engine controls and nav instrumentation mounted forward of helm seat
Bench seating to port and starboard aft of helm and navigators seats.
Cockpit lockers beneath bench seats
Cockpit cole lifting to provide access to engine space

Aft Cabin:
Accessed via companionway from aft end of cockpit
Single berths outboard port and starboard
Standing room between berths centrally
Dresser unit between bunks aft


Deck stepped, single spreader, masthead sloop rig.
Mast and spars of timberconstruction
Stainless steel standing rigging
Roller reefing system on forestay for genoa
Block and tackle kicker system

Primary Winches – 2x Topfit single speed winches
Mast Mounted Halyard Winch – 1x Barton single speed winch

Mainsail – Slab reefing
Genoa – Roller reefing

Canvas Work:
Mainsail cover
Cockpit cover

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Bruce anchor with chain rode
Manual Anchor Windlass – SL Hyspeed
Mooring Warps - Selection
Fenders – Selection

Inflatable dinghy (2021 – Not used)

Single bow roller
Stainless steel pulpit rail
Stainless steel deck mounted stanchions with single, plastic coated stainless steel guardwire
Guardwire gates at aft end of side decks port and starboard
Alloy deck mounted mooring cleats forward and aft
Anchor windlass mounted directly aft of anchor locker
Anchor locker beneath foredeck accessed via opening deck hatch
Stainless steel grabrails running length of coachroof port and starboard
Stainless steel quarter rails with gate centrally for accessing bathing platform.
Stern mounted stainless steel bathing platform with fixed stainless steel steps to access deck
Stainless steel folding swimming ladder mounted at stern


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, 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 owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Masthead tri-colour light
Steaming light

Life saving:
Liferaft – Seago 4 person cannister raft. Service due March 2022
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Mast mounted radar reflector
Throwing line
Portable air horn

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their 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 for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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