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FolkDancer 27

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Boat REF# 103030
This boat has been sold
Length 8.23m (27'0")
Year 1974
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 10hp, Bukh (unknown year)
Lying Isle Of Wight


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Extra Details

Designer Frederick Parker
Lying Isle Of Wight
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 03/11/2009


Engine 1 x diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Bukh (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 x Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

2 x New Batteries have just been fitted, the engine has just be overhauled.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 8.23m (27'0")
LWL 8.10m (26'7")
Beam 2.44m (8'0")
Draft Min 1.40m (4'7")
Draft Max 1.40m (4'7")
Headroom 1.68m (5'6")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2009)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Rockall - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
No 2 Genoa (unknown year)
No 3 Genoa (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

New standing rigging was fitted in November 2009, a new furling system was also fitted.
There are also various other 'hank on' sails included in the price.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

GRP construction and of typical 60's 70's design with low freeboards, extremely sleek in design finished in a cream hull and topsides and grey treadmaster.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Vac flush)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Sink tick
Pressurised water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

The accomodation consists of a double forward, two single berths port and starboard and a quarter berth aft, new lee-cloths have been fitted along with new upholstery throughought.
The interior is finished in Mahogany which has just been lovingly restored back to her former glory.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Speed tick
VHF tick
Autopilot tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

New NASA instruments fitted as well as a new VHF, an ST 1000 Auto-pilot is also included.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
25.00m (82'0") of chain
5.00m (16'5") of rode
A new sail cover, new dodgers, and a new bespoke sprayhood have just been made and fitted fitted.
New washboards and locker covers have also just been made.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

An auto bilge and a single chump hand bilge are fitted.

Broker's Comments

There are only a handful of these beautiful sleek looking FolkDancers left afloat, a Folkboat derivitive but with just under 6ft of headroom they are a cruising version.
This one has just undergone extensive refurbishment. An engine overhaul, new standing rigging and guard rails, a complete new galley has been installed and the mahogany has all been stripped and re-varnished etc.
She sails exceptionally well and close to the wind, all this for not alot of money at all.
These boat details are subject to contract.

This FolkDancer 27 has been personally photographed and viewed by Frank Gelder of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.