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Fintry79' Custom Converted Royal Navy Fleet Tender 1972

$ 349,000

New Zealand or the Northwest Passage ~ The MV FINTRY was made to fulfill your dreams & goals. FINTRY was one of sixty-four Fleet Tenders built for the British Royal Navy from 1963 through 1982. FINTRY's keel was laid in 1970 and commissioned in 1972, by John Lewis & Sons, Ltd., in Aberdeen, Scotland, a notable commercial ship yard.

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Luke Brown Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 349,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Converted Royal Navy Fleet Tender

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  • Location:

    Boston, Massachusetts, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 78 ft 11 in
  • Display Length: 79 ft
  • Beam: 21'
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 1000 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 5400 gals
  • Engine Details: Caterpillar 3406
  • Engine 1: 2004 400.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

New Zealand or the Northwest Passage ~ The MV FINTRY was made to fulfill your dreams & goals. FINTRY was one of sixty-four Fleet Tenders built for the British Royal Navy from 1963 through 1982. FINTRY's keel was laid in 1970 and commissioned in 1972, by John Lewis & Sons, Ltd., in Aberdeen, Scotland, a notable commercial ship yard.

Notable that FINTRY was built to Class to Lloyd's 100A1+ UK Coasting Service.

These overbuilt, quality vessels were made to operate in the North Seas around the UK, the Continent and the English Channel. There were four different deckhouse configurations, however their hulls and machinery were identical. This design was to accommodate 100 passengers or 25 tons of cargo in two holds and on deck. A thorough history of this vessel's log has been created by the Owner. After approximately 25 years in service to the Royal British Navy, the Navy decided to privatize her work and then the vessel had to adopt the MCA (British Coastguard) safety regulations. Again, the vessel received some professional upgrades and benefited from other significant modifications.  Vessel received an extended deckhouse, new placement of bulkhead, some hatches were plated over, and holds were left unused in this service.

Eventually the vessel was sold in 2001 and then the current owners bought her in 2002. Again, major modifications were made by a Yard with great experience . Wheelhouse was extended 4', a new Caterpillar 3406 was installed for main power, two Northern Lights generators were installed, a bow thruster was installed, a GYRO Stabilizer unit was installed and the hull was stripped to white metal and repainted. Rub rail was replaced all around. Two new fuel tanks of 1,800 USG each, were added along with two new water tanks of 500 USG each. 

The handsome MV FINTRY is ready for a new owner.  Strong, charming, capable, sea-worthy and efficient: consumes one USG of fuel per one nautical mile at 8.5 kts.

If you are looking for a superb sea boat and have an adventurous spirit, we invite you to come and inspect this small ship.

 **** More detailed Info & Specifications to follow shortly. *****

Rarely does a vessel of this quality come on the market. To add to the advantage, the owner and his wife have owned this vessel since 2002. They had previously circumnavigated the Globe on a sailboat. They have modified, upgraded and carefully maintained this vessel while still crossing the Pond (Atlantic Ocean), and cruising the Northeast part of North America, both the sea side including the Canadian Maritimes and the Great Lakes area, including 40 locks; a total of 18,000 nm.  Can this boat be run by a couple (with crew for voyages)?  Yes, definitely and it's been proven. The Owner's will be most gracious and assist with a transition and training, to a new owner.

FINTRY will sleep 8 in four staterooms or cabins. There are two additional berths in the wheelhouse for those keeping watch.  The Master Stateroom is below, has a King size bed with ensuite bath and separate shower stall. There is an tub, an 8' closet and a 32" TV.     Guest Stateroom #2 is on the maindeck aft, with twin berths that roll out to make a king berth, also with ensuite head and shower.      Guest cabin #3 is forward and below, with two bunks, ensuite head and shower.    Guest cabin #4 is midships below, with two bunks and a ensuite head.   

All heads are Techma and replaced in 2008. In the aft mid-section of the vessel there is a 1,750 USGal. holding, black water tank.

There are two 500 USGal. fresh water tanks. One 1000 USGal. non-potable water tank. Hot water is supplied by a 50 USGal.Torrid Marine water heater (2018) fired electrically, or off a boiler or using genset waste heat.

Heat for the accommodations can be supplied by Way Wolff 917-6C, 50,000 BTU diesel fired ship's boiler (2008) for extremely cold weather.  The vessel also has Dometic 4Ton variable expansion valve water chiller with Reverse-Cycle heat. Air conditioning in warm weather and heat in cooler weather is therefore supplied, without the diesel heater. There are seven fan units, six zones, each with separate thermostat.

There is a Maretron TMP100 for temperature and FPM100 for pressure (2017).


Interior is an evolution of changes and modifications made over the years.  This vessel can carry the description of 'Charming' in its own class.  Not a typical 'White Boat' - yacht made of fiberglass. Salty, rugged and historically interesting.  The interior of much of the vessel has been constructed of Birdseye maple, Tiger mahogany paneling and teak flooring that came from the 1952 refit done in Italy of the famous Thomas Lipton J Boat named SHAMROCK V.

Should be mentioned at this point, that the vessel is stabilized by a Quick MC2X 56K GYRO Stabilizer mounted below deck in the engine room, which was added in 2019. Truly a superb addition to make this sea-worthy vessel more comfortable.


Galley is in the center of the vessel. There is a LG 30" cooktop; two ovens; Samsung Microwave oven; range hood with outside exhaust (2018); Vitrifrigo drawer units, 3 refrigerator drawers, 1 freezer drawer, operated by 240VAC and 24VDC in the galley. There is 1 large single sink. Eleven feet of granite counter space in 5 segments. 17 cubic feet of pantry cabinets with pull-out bins. 17 cubic feet of china and glass ware storage on shelves.  

In #1 Hold, there is a Frigidaire 5 cu. ft. chest freezer and considerable additional dry storage shelving. 

Laundry Asko washer (2010) & dryer (2010) stacked, also in Hold #1.


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