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FolkDancer 27

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Boat REF# 113062
This boat has been sold
Length 8.23m (27'0")
Year 1967
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 7hp, Volvo MD1 (1967)
Lying Bristol


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Extra Details

Designer Frederick R Parker
Builder Russell Marine
Lying Bristol
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Fuel capacity 25.0 ltr (5.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 7hp
Engine make and model Volvo MD1 (1967)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.5 ltr (0.1 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


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Length 8.23m (27'0")
LWL 6.00m (19'8")
Beam 2.29m (7'6")
Draft Max 1.38m (4'6")
Displacement 2,286kg (5,040.6lbs)
Headroom 1.82m (6'0")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1990) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Slab (1992)
Headsail - Furling (1992)

Mast has been replaced during lifetime

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Encapsulated Long Keel
Standing headroom


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Plastimo Atlantic cooker

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

VHF tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Boathook tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
20.00m (65'7") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of rode
Boom tent

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Folkdancer is a Folkboat derivative with full standing headroom. Renowned sea keeping qualities with a 55% ballast ratio they are extremely safe and make a superb starter / cruiser which more than hold their own round the cans.
This one has been a bit neglected over the last couple of years and needs some TLC including cockpit locker lids and a rubbing strake repair but for minimal expenditure she will make someone a super little boat
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This FolkDancer 27 has been personally photographed and viewed by John of Boatshed Bristol. 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.