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1970 Folk Boat 26 For Sale, Second-hand

Lying: Woolverstone, Suffolk
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Contact: Precious Marine Ltd (Trade)


Woolverstone, Suffolk


Folk Boat / 26

2 (exc saloon)


25'5 ft / 7.75 m

Boat Description

Boats for sale UK. Folk boat of Carvel hull finish for sale, this 26 foot Folkboat is of mahogany on oak construction by Shepherds of Windermere in 1970, but completely rebuilt 2010 from keel up after 40 year layup!. She has had love and professional attention lavished on her since and benefits from recent Yanmar 10 hp marine diesel. Cover picture of her on Classic Boat and feature article. Aluminium gold anodised spars.Complete rebuild  by Adrian Donovan, Suffolk boat builder October 2010,  survey is available when viewing. All servicing receipts etc Basically a 9 year old craft with only the original keel plate the rest new.. Offers invited. Check our the 360 deg Photos 
Price: £13,495
Tax Status: Paid
Boat Name: Viking Bird
Make: Folk Boat
Model: 26
Year: 1970
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Shepherds of Windermere
Construction: Wood
Keel Type: Full Keel
Length: 26 ft / 7.92 m
Length Overall: 25'5 ft / 7.75 m
Waterline Length: 19'8 ft / 6.00 m
Beam: 7'2 ft / 2.19 m
Max Draft: 4 ft / 1.22 m
Min Draft: 3'11 ft / 1.19 m
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 2
Engines / Speed
Engines: 1
Make: Yanmar
Model: 1GM10
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 8hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Other
Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity:
Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Antique and Classics, Racers and Cruisers
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Woolverstone, Ipswich, Suffolk, GB, IP9 1AS
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Sliding companionway hatch leads to steps down into this charming interior.. Linear single berths on port and starboard sides with a V berth in forward cabin via small corridor formed by marine head compartment to starboard and a large hanging locker with lower stowage holding.
Steps lead from saloon out to a good size cockpit via the engine box with removable top and front for access.
Linear galley to starboard adjacent to companionway.
Switchgear and  Icom 1G VHF with DSC on portside bulkhead adjacent to companionway.
Light brown recent fabric upholstery seats. Stowage under seating and hull cave lockers too.
Beamed cabin roof adds vintage feel and style. The craft has a good well looked after charm and recent interior lights complete this impression.
As new Clock, barometer, hydrometer set.
Hull, Deck, Safety & Canvas
Completer rebuild and 4 page article in Classic Boat Jan 2011. (copy for perusal)
2 x automatic bilge pumps.
1 x manual bilge pump.
Life bouy
Radar reflector.
Hull is Carvel laid mahogany on oak, varnish finish to hull and joinery topsides.
Note a post rebuild survey report is available for viewing..
Rigging & Sails

Running Rigging 6 years old.
Standing Rigging 6 years old.
Alloy spars
Topping lift, 2015.
Genoa, Storm Jib, Mainsail all original and serviced regularly, but virtually unused as craft layed up for 40 years, until major refit and re build 2 years ago.
New guard wires and stanchions 2014.

Plastimo bulkhead compass in cockpit
Clipper Depth, Speed and log instrument head also bulk head mounted on opposite port side of the cockpit/ Long wood tiller.
Navigation lights.
Garmin GPS 72H
Navico VHF.
Full instrument switchboard in saloon.
VHF ICOM 1G -M411 dsc.

Yanmar Marine diesel 10hp. to shaft.
25 feet, 4 berths carvel built Folk Boat commissioned in 1970 by Shepherds of Windermere.
Restoration years: 2010/2011
Shortlisted for ‘Restoration of the year’ award shortlist (6 pages in Classic Boat Magazine January 2011 and on front cover)
Was bought  19/08/2014 and restored over 2 years (2009-2010)  by Adrian Donovan (Suffolk Boat builder)
Traceable previous owners
Survey available by Brown and Overbury in July 2010
SSR144207 registered up to 21/07/2020
Registered with the Folkboat Association as Viking Bird 509
Original Albin petrol engine was replaced by a Yanmar 10 HP diesel engine.
Equipped with all modern facilities: GARMIN GPS 72H + VHF + lights, etc
Carvel construction mahogany on oak
Cockpit roof was completely rebuilt and whole boat made seaworthy with aluminium mast fitted.
Sail area: 258 sqft
Original sails available although main sail in need of TLC
Owners Comments
"Open to Offers" - All reasonable offers will be considered

Precious Marine offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. 
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Additional Contact Information
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Full Specifications

Length:25'5 ft / 7.75 m
Length at Waterline:19'8 ft / 6.00 m
Beam:7'2 ft / 2.19 m
Num Engines:1
Engine Make/Model:Yanmar 1GM10
Fuel Type:Diesel
Keel:Full Keel
Num Cabins:2
Num Heads:1
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