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Folkboat built in 1964 by the Medina Yard, Cowes.
Bought by the present owner in Ireland and refitted in the UK with a very thorough refit carried out initially in 2011 at the Haines boat yard.
The Folkboat has become very well known for their sailing qualities and capabilities despite their size. Although not big on interior space or creature comforts, they make up for this in being a delight to look at and to sail. A boat this size is easy to maintain and cheap to berth, so with their sailing capability the Folkboat makes a lot of sense for many yacht owners.
This particular example was built to a very high standard originally with first class materials and has had a thorough refit in the present ownership. Her gleaming topsides stand out and it is easy to see her quality of finish.
Length on Deck 25’6″
Length waterline 19’8″
Carvel planked in Brazilian mahogany all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers.
Hull is splined above the waterline, caulked and payed below. All re-caulked in 2011.
Grown oak floors across the centreline.
External iron ballast keel with mild steel keel bolts.
Sheathed plywood deck, thoroughly inspected and finished in grey deck paint. Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and guard rails.
Solid varnished teak coachroof coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck.
Typical large non self draining cockpit with varnished teak thwarts either side
Fractional bermudan sloop rig on a keel stepped alloy mast.
Alloy slab reefing boom
Stainless steel standing rigging to internal galvanise chain plates.
Mainsail, jib, genoa and spinnaker in good order.
Mainsail cover and new cockpit cover
The rig is well thought out and finished with modern winches and a mainsail track.
Vetus M2D5A diesel installed new in 2011.
Centreline stainless shaft to a fixed 3 blade bronze propeller.
Single lever Morse controls.
Simple layout with 2 settee berths and sitting headroom.
Some basic cupboards and joinery at the aft end either side give surfaces to use for cooking and chart work.
Teak gratings on the cabin sole.
Ample storage space forward of the berths.
Full specification and details available upon request
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