Sailing yachts

Scandinavian Folkboat

(REF: 20668)


  • Designer: Sunden, Tord
  • Builder: Boressen of Denmark
  • Year: 1968
  • Location: Wales
  • Length on deck: 25'3"
  • Beam: 7'3"
  • Draft: 3'11"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Scandinavian Folkboat

Built by Borresen of Denmark in 1968 to the classic Folkboat lines put together by Tord Sunden.  Sail No. F453.

She is a genuine Scandinavian built Nordic Folkboat, the original and best of the Folkboats with very nice pedigree.  The sailing characteristics and performance of these boats is legendary, in many ways they are the perfect boat!

Built for a UK owner in Torbay, she spent many years gaining a fearsome reputation in various regattas around the South west and in the Solent.

Professional refit in 2017/2018 included new keel bolts, new deck sheathing, cracked frame repairs and all external cosmetics.  Brand new Collars mast and stainless steel standing rigging in 2018 plus good sails from North Sails.

She comes with an aluminium Harbeck road trailer and a full inventory of equipment so is absolutely ready to go.

2017 survey available.


Length on deck                 25’3″

Beam                                    7’3″

Draft                                      3’11”



Clinker planked in slow grown tight grained pine, common to all the Scandinavian Folkboats

Steam bent oak frames, all copper rivet fastened.  Bronze screws in the hood ends and garboards.

Sawn oak floors across the centreline with keel bolts passing through them.

External cast iron ballast keel with wrought iron keel bolts, new in 2017.

Pine deck beams with recent marine plywood deck sheathed in epoxy glass cloth.

Varnished mahogany toe rail and rubbing strake.  Varnished mahogany king plank.  Stainless stem head fitting with bow roller.

Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings with pine T&G coachroof deck, sheathed externally in epoxy glass cloth.  Varnished hand rails.  Varnished mahogany sliding companion hatch.

Large cockpit with varnished mahogany thwarts and coamings.  Scrubbed teak cockpit sole boards.



Fractional bermudan sloop rig on a virtually new Collars mast.

Varnished pine boom.

Unusually, the mast has been stepped on deck in a stainless steel tabernacle.

2018 stainless steel standing rigging to internal stainless chain plates.  Pair of shrouds, forestay and adjustable split standing backstay.

Mast and rigging first sailed in 2019.

Pair of under deck action chromed Andersen sheet winches.

All running rigging led aft on the coachroof.

Mainsheet to a small track on the pedestal in the cockpit.

Mainsail, headsail and spinnaker by North Sails in good condition.  Older set of sails included.



Yamaha 4hp 4 stroke outboard engine on a bracket.

12 volt leisure battery with solar panel, new 2019.



4 berths with smart cushions.

Small galley area to port with some nice original mahogany joinery.  No stove currently fitted.



Great condition Harbeck aluminium road trailer

Yamaha 4hp outboard engine

Cockpit cover

Al over cover



North mainsail

North headsail


Spinnaker pole

3 x Andersen winches

12 volt battery

Mast steaming and deck light

Wind indicator

VHF aerial

Aquasignal masthead light unit





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.