Mickey Finn is a traditionally built custom yawl by Paul Rollins of York, Maine.  Her classic looks are the result of Bud McIntosh, Paul’s mentor, with Mickey Finn coming from the lines of Go Go Girl, a 1960’s boat that Bud had built.  Paul added more beam and stretched her to 48’ making her sea kindly, stout and fast.  She was launched in 1998 and has been meticulously and lovingly maintained by her builder.  She is a boat that loves to be sailed and has been extensively update to make short handing to singlehanding more manageable.  


MICKEY FINN 48' Rollin’s custom yawl 1998 6 $3000 Owls Head $4250/wk
Design 48' Custom yawl
Designer McIntosh/Rollins
Builder Rollins
Hull Construction Wood
Year Built 1998
LOA 48'
LWL 34'
Beam 11'3"
Draft 6'2"
Displacement 27,500 lbs.
Ballast 9,100 lbs.
Engine Diesel 63hp Westerbeke
Sail Area 894 sqft
Water Capacity 110 US Gallons
Fuel Capacity 80 US Gallons
Holding Tank 20 US Gallons


Forward V-berth for 2 Consenting adults.  Single port berth, upper and lower starboard berths and an aft-quarter berth (a little low on headroom, great at sea but might be better for a youngen’)  It would be comfortable for 4 adults. 


 The galley is to port with a new Force 10 4 burner propane stove.  Icebox is voluminous and new.  It has held block ice for a week, you might need to top off with cubes once for cocktails!  Galley sink is simple with a Concordia Handpump.  Ample storage out bound from stove for dishes, utensils and cookware as well as food and supplies.  Head is a new (2019) Lavac vacuum head.  Presently there is curtain set up for privacy for head and forward cabin.  Hanging lockers across from head along with plenty of draws and lockers forward and in the main cabin.  Cushions in main cabin are new in the past 3 years.  Interior is a mixture of cherry, locust and pine!  Handholds are where they need to be for safe traveling below while underway.  Cabin heater is also new for 2019.


Is well organized for single or short-handing.  New harken traveler before Edson steering along with Garmin Chart-plotter.  4 new self-tailing winches.  All new sheets are easily accessible from the helm.  There is an Edson table for dinning or cocktails in the cockpit.


Is a simple 12 volt system that won’t get a new charterer overwhelmed and intimidated the first few days of taking control of the boat.  Mickey Finn has a simple fuse panel with D Battery for the house and a starter battery for starting.


Garmin Chart Plotter GPS in Cockpit 

Garmin – Radar, Autohelm, Speed, and Depth  All are incorporated on the chart-plotter (new 2015).  Autohelm also has a remote and an external module in the companionway.

iCom Radio at cockpit with remote mic at the chartplotter.

One hand held VHF


Westerbeke 63 hp diesel  4 cylinder. Spare oil and fuel filters on board.  Engine has been running great and well maintained.

Hull & Deck

Hull is traditionally built – white oak, steamed bent frames, port-orford cedar bottom and Atlantic white cedar topsides.  Planks are riveted.  Decks a glassed plywood, mahogany cabin sides and cockpit seating.  She does not leak.  Hull is a full keel with a sternpost hung rudder.


 The full keel design have proven to be very "lobster pot friendly" and the boat has never caught a lobster pot while moving forward through the water (until the Eggemoggin Reach Race this year).


8 Personal flotation devices for adults 

Man overboard equipment (2 type IV horseshoes) 

Solas flare kit 

hand held horns 

first aid kit 

fire extinguishers 

Whale manual pump in cockpit 


66 lb. plow anchor with 300' of 7/16" chain 

   75 lb. Yachtsman anchor with 200’ nylon rode 



Ideal 12 volt windlass; stainless anchor roller 

Edson steering binnacle with 5" compass 



Custom Paul Rollins 12’ rowing dingy.  Will fit 4 adults comfortable.  It’s a pleasure to row and tows well.

Sails and Rigging

 Sails are all new within the past 4 years.  They are Vektran and stiff.  Two forward are roller-fullering.

Main has lazy jacks and a new self-tailing winch on the boom and new sail-track for ease of raising and lowering.

Mizzenis also new with lazy-jacks and sail track.

Mizzen stay sail and asymmetric top down furler are available for the serious/competent sailors.



Mooring available in Owls Head (South side of Rockland Harbor)  Parking is free and convenient to dingy dock.  Showers are also available.  It’s a convenient place even if you just wanted to hang on the mooring and read the well-appointed library on-board.