Sailing yachts

GRP Nordic Folkboat

(REF: 18332)


  • Designer: Sunden, Tord
  • Builder: Abbots Boats, Canada
  • Year: 1968
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 25'2"
  • Beam: 7'3"
  • Draft: 3'11"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this GRP Nordic Folkboat

Built by Abbott boats of Canada in 1968 to the famous Nordic Folkboat design.

The Folkboat is known around the world, born from a design competition in Sweden, the final plans were put together by Tord Sunden in 1942 and the result was a small but immensely capable boat that became hugely popular not only in Scandinavia but across the world.

Originally built using clinker construction, the design evolved with many derivatives appearing all over the world, some optimised for racing and some given extra superstructure to increase their volume for comfortable cruising.  Latterly GRP versions appeared such as this particular boat.

This boat is authentic to the original Nordic Folkboat design except the for the coachroof which has been extended forward of the mast to increase the space in the cabin.  The mast is also deck stepped rather than keel stepped to allow easier movement around the inside of the boat, but otherwise her lines and dimensions are faithful to the original plans.  The installation of an inboard diesel engine is not original but makes her a more practical cruising boat.

The boat has been fitted out with lots of equipment such as Raymarine chartplotter and nav system, autopilot, TackTick instruments, Eberspacher cabin heater, Jabsco heads and a Beta 10hp diesel with a very nice Darglow feathering propeller.  Recently the engine has been serviced, the hull antifouled and covers repaired so she is now ready to launch and use for the season.

2012 survey available.


Length on Deck                 25’2″

Length Waterline             19’10”

Beam                                    7’3″

Draft                                      3’11”




GRP moulded clinker effect hull with a GRP moulded deck.

Cast iron ballast keel bolted on the bottom in the traditional manner using stainless keel bolts.  Believed to have been changed in 2010.

Varnished mahogany coachroof and cockpit coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck on laminated wooden beams.  The coachroof extends forward of the mast with a Lewmar hatch to increase space in the fore peak cabin.

Varnished mahogany fit out in the cockpit with thwarts either side above large lockers and a full width bench seat across the aft end.

Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit.  S/S stanchionshave been removed and blanking plates fitted but stanchions are with the boat.




Fractional bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped Z-spars alloy mast with alloy slab reefing boom.  Selden Rodkicker.  Stack pack system on the boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging to internal stainless chain plates moulded into the hull.  Heavier rigging than a standard Folkboat with a single lower shroud each side for extra support.

All lines led aft through turning blocks and deck organisers to Harken 6 winches and jammers on the coachroof for easy handling.

Under deck roller furling on the jib operated by a continuous line under the port side deck in the cockpit.

All Harken deck gear including mainsheet traveller, jib tracks, turning blocks and jammers.

Harken 6 single speed winches on the cockpit coamings.

Mainsail by Sanders sails in 2009 plus a jib from 2015 both in good condition.




Beta 10hp twin cylinder diesel installed new in?  Professionally serviced in 2019.

Single lever control to a bronze 3 blade Darglow feathering propeller.

Custom made 21 litre Tek Tank plastic fuel tank in the bilge under the cabin sole with a filler in the cockpit locker

Single battery charged from engine alternator and from a solar panel on the aft deck.

Eberspacher diesel fired hot air heating system with outlets fore and aft in the cabin.




Simple open plan accommodation with varnished mahogany  joinery an 4 berths in total.

Small step over the engine box into the main cabin with a hanging locker to starboard and storage locker to port with the navigation instruments in.

Flat varnished mahogany work top either side at the aft end of the settee berths with the electrical switch panel to starboard under the side deck.

Full length settee berths either side with sitting headroom.

Bulkhead into the forecabin with a centreline doorway.  The entire forecabin is taken up with a large berth suitable for 2 people and the forehatch above.

Jabsco manual sea toilet on the centreline under the berth with a centre infill piece to cover the heads when not in use.




Plastimo steering compass

TackTick wind and depth instruments

Raymarine E7 hybrid chart plotter

Raymarine tiller pilot


Solar panel

Auto bilge pump

Manual bilge pump

Eberspacher heating system

Horseshoe life buoy

Flare pack

Harness strong points

Fire extinguisher

Cockpit cover

Mainsail cover



Danforth anchor

Galvanised chain and warp

12 volt electric anchor windlass South Pacific VS600 with wander lead





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.