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48′ Paul Rollins Yawl

Mickey Finn was designed by Bud McIntosh and Paul Rollins. In 1998 Paul built the boat for himself and in the years that followed, sailed it extensively throughout New England and south to the Bahamas. The current owner purchased the boat from Paul and has continued to invest in the boat. The last five years the owner has reconfigured the interior, updated the electronics and steering system, invested in a new set of sails and expanded the boat’s live aboard capabilities. 

A 2018 survey is available upon request. The boat will be in Rockport harbor for the summer of 2018. Please inquire to learn more. 

Mickey Finn

Builder: Paul Rollins Boat Shop 

Designer: McIntosh/Rollins Yawl

Year Built: 1998

LOD: 48’

Beam: 10’ 10”

Draft: 6’ 3”




Below the waterline: Port Orford Cedar

Topsides: Atlantic White Cedar

Frames: Steam bent White Oak

Fasteners: Copper rivets

Keel Timber: Douglas Fir

Bulwark: Mahogany

Caprail: Purple Heart

Cabin Beams: Black Locust

Keel Bolts: Galvonized (one pulled 3 years ago – clean, no corrosion sighted)


Oak framing covered with plywood and fiberglass. Painted

Deck House: Mahogany; varnished

Bulkheads: Pine and other species

Cabin Ventilation: 3 Dorade vents with bronze cowl vents


Mechanical Systems:

Main Engine: Westerbeke

Fuel Type: Diesel

Model: 4-236

Power: 63 hp

Cooling System: Heat Exchanger

Exhaust System: Wet exhaust w/water lift muffler

Reduction Gear: Westerbeke

Gear Serial Numbers: 236U14330-A81

Propeller Shaft: Stainless Steel

Propeller: 2 Blade

Shaft Seal: Stuffing box

Engine Seacock: New

Instrument Panel: New

Electric Fuel Pump: New

Fuel Gauges: 2 New

New Racor with New Pressure Gauge

Mount for Alternator: New



Type: Edson wheel and cables

Auxiliary Steering: Tiller

Throttle and gear shift on Edson Pedestal (New)



Fuel: Plastic – 2 x 32 gallon tanks (64 total gallons)

Fresh Water: Plastic – 3 tanks, a total of 136 gallons

Kerosene: Port tank with deck fill 

Propane: 2 new aluminum 10 gallon bottles

Deck fills are bronze


Bilge Pumps:

Electric – 1

Manual Pump – 1 large diaphragm 




Voltage: 12V w/copper multi-strand jacketed wire

Batteries: One group 37 start (New 2017), one 8D house (New 2015)

Charging: Alternator

Battery location: Starboard next to engine

DC Panel: Breakers



VHF: Icom M506, relay at Chartplotter with handset and hailing horn at helm

Compass: Richie mounted in bronze binnacle

GPS: Garmin 5212* / Chart Plotter in Edson Pedestal

Radar: Garmin* – antenna mounted on mizzen mast

Depth Sounder: Uniden and Garmin* (depth, temperature, speed)

Auto Pilot: Garmin*

AIS: Class A – Garmin* 

WiFi: Garmin*

Satellite Weather: Garmin*

*All Garmin components integrated at chart plotter


Sails and Rigging:

Spars: Aluminum Main: keel stepped, Aluminum Mizzen: deck stepped

Standing Rigging: Stainless Steel Wire & Stainless Steel Turnbuckles

Main and Mizzen Sailtracts: New

Running Rigging: Halyards with ham cleats have been replaced and added

Lazy Jacks: Harken, on Main and Mizzen

Main Sheet Traveler: Harken Traveler – forward of helm, bronze bracing to support traveler

Mizzen Sheeting: New, double sheeting

Winches: 4 Bronze Lewmar self-tailing, 2 speed

Reefing Winch: On boom, new with clutches

Staysail Furler: New

Sails: Vektron Main, Headsail, Staysail and Mizzen – All new within the last 5 years

Asymetrical with top-down fuller on retractable carbon fiber pole

Sail Covers, Dodger, Hatch Covers, Helm Cover, and Wheel Cover all new. Canvas cover over half of cockpit attaches to aft end of Dodger. 


Safety Gear:

Built in Fire Suppressant

Hand Held Extinguishers

Throwable Device

Peronsal Flotation


Life Raft

Life Lines & Hand Rails



Navigation Lights: LED Masthead light (tricolor and anchor)


Ground Tackle:

Anchor #1: CQR with 300’ of chain

Anchor #2: 75lbs Yachtsman on deck

Anchor #3: Danforth

Windlass: Ideal – electric


Interior Outfit:

Cabin Lights: LED

Water Supply: Hand Pump

Cabin Table: Stowable (replaced fixed table)

Head: Manual

– New Y-Valve and plumbing

– New seacock for head intake 

Heating: Diesel bulkhead heater 

– New heating regulator

Refrigeration: Icebox

– New 2015 with over 4” of insulation

Cook Stove: 4-burner with oven, propane (New 2017)

– Shut-off valve over stove

Bunks: One to port in salon, one on the starboard aft quarter, two on starboard side of salon, one double bunk to port in forward cabin. Four new cushions in main cabin. 


Owner’s Comments: 

We had a great trip south to Beaufort, NC in November.  The gales of November followed us.  We had NE winds, 35 to 40 off of the NJ coast.  The boat was a dream with just the staysail up – it is quiet below!  Returning home was mostly motoring – no issues with engine or electronics.  It is a safe and stout boat.  She takes on little to no water – it was left on the dock for 3 months in Beaufort without turning on the bilge.  She is set up for single and short-handed sailing with all controls reasonably accessed from the helm (except main halyard).


I am the second owner.  This boat was built and owned by Paul Rollins.  It has been in the water for all but maybe one winter where he brought it to his shop for a spa winter.  Bottom is Port Orford Cedar on oak frames – riveted.  Doug fir Keel.  Oak floors.  There is an assortment of wood below from mahogany, cherry, black locust and pine bulkheads.  The bulwark is 2” mahogany with a purpleheart cap rail.  Deck is marine ply.  She has been well maintained.

Price $95,000
Name Mickey Finn
Type Sail
Length 48 ft
Hull Material Wood
Designer Bud McIntosh/Paul Rollins
Classification Yawl

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