Sailing yachts

Folkboat Bermudan Sloop

(REF: 18244)


  • Designer: Sundren, Tor
  • Builder: Blakes, Somerset
  • Year: 1966
  • Location: Southampton
  • Length on deck: 25'4
  • Beam: 7'1
  • Draft: 3'8

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Wooden Ships Comments

The original Folkboat, designed by Tor Sundren, was a phenomenal success and proved to be a fast easily handled yacht with scores of them being built.  The Folkboat then spread throughout Europe with alterations to the design becoming common to offer more internal volume with the addition of small doghouses and higher coachroofs.  Many builders also moved away from the traditional clinker construction as with this example which was built in carvel.

This boat was built by Blakes of Somerset in 1966 and has spent her years around the West Country and South Wales before more recently moving to the Solent.  With a vast amount of history, invoices and past surveys available it is possible to track her maintenance and upgrades through the years.  She had a rebuilt engine in 2011 and in the present ownership has had a lot of work done by a specialist Folkboat yard.  2014 survey available


Length on Deck                 25′ 4″

Beam                                    7′ 1″

Draft                                      3′ 8″

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Carvel planked in mahogany all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

External iron ballast keel.  Grown wooden floors.

Marine plywood deck, sheathed and painted with stainless fittings.

Scrubbed teak toe rail all round with stainless guard rails

Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck.

Spacious self draining cockpit with tiller steering.



Fractional bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped alloy mast.

Alloy slab reefing boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging to internal chain plates

Full set of sails including a spinnaker.  Sails serviced by Sanders Sails in 2016.




Yanmar 1GM10 10hp diesel, rebuilt in 2011.

3 blade centreline propeller.

Plastic fuel tank in cockpit locker

2 x 12 volt batteries, new in 2016.

Installed shore power system with battery charger.



4 berths including 2 settee berths and V-berths forward.

Small galley with a gimballed gas stove

Heads forward with a sea toilet.

Charcoal cabin heater on the bulkhead.


Full specification and details available upon request



These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.