Precious Marine Ltd
Administration & Accounts Woolverstone Marina
Woolverstone, Ipswich, Suffolk, GB, IP9 1AS
Tel:01473 780286
Folkboat 26 - main image

1970 Folkboat 26

location icon Ipswich, Suffolk
Year 1970
Length 26 ft / 7.92 m
Builder/Manufacturer Shepherds of Windermere

Boats for sale UK. Classic  26 ft Folk boat,, This Folkboat is of mahogany on oak construction by Shepherds of Windermere original build 1970, however completely rebuilt 2010 from keel up after 40 year layup and subsequent deteriaton!.  Yanmar 10 hp marine diesel. Cover picture of her on Classic Boat and feature article.  survey is available when viewing. All servicing receipts etc Basically a 9 year old craft with only the original keel plate the rest new by regarded shipwright Adrian Donovan 2010.  Very light use in recent years. Currently ashore and when launched there will be some requirement for 'take up' of crafts underwater planks.due to shrinkage ashore.. The craft has some areas of varnish degradation on coach roof that will require rubbing back to bare wood and re varnishing. Mast unstepped November. 



Year Built 1970
Category Sail
Length Overall 25'5 ft / 7.75 m
Beam 7'2 ft / 2.19 m
Max Draft 5 ft / 1.52 m
Cabins 2
Double Berths 1
Construction Wood
Keel Full Keel
Min Draft 3'11 ft / 1.19 m
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 7.90 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Tax Status Paid

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 1GM10
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 8hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Other
Year: 2000
  • 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 currently not onboard. 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.
  • Danbouy
  • Life bouy
  • jackstays
  • 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 72
  • Full instrument switchboard in saloon.
  • VHF ICOM 1G -M411 dsc.
  • Yanmar Marine diesel 10hp. to shaft.
Additional Information
  • 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 2000
  • 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

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. Some websites that link to us may not drag the full information across please feel free to click the link and ask for the full inventory.  

Additional Contact Information

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