Folkboat 26

Recent updates to this classic
£4,950.00 Under-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  304476
  • Length  ·  7.92m
  • Year  ·  1960
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 9hp, Yanmar 1 GM 10 (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Designer Tord Sunden
Builder Parhams of Hampshire
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 35.0 ltr (7.7 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 9hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 1 GM 10 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3-Blade, fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.8 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5.5 knots

Engine serviced July 2021
Stern gland (professionally) re-packed, September 2021
1 x leisure battery new in Sept 2021, to create an independent 'Engine' & 'House' split.


Length 7.92m
LWL 5.94m
Beam 2.24m
Draft Min 1.20m
Draft Max 1.20m
Displacement 2,000kg (4,410.0lbs)
Headroom 1.46m
Storage Ashore


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


Reefing mainsail - roller boom (unknown year)
Headsail - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails Staysail (unknown year)

Fractional rig

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Hull construction of mahogany on oak


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

A new head is under installation
Interior upholstery new in July 2021
Cockpit sole and locker lids under reconstruction

2 burner spirit Stove



A new head is under installation
Interior upholstery new in July 2021
Cockpit sole and locker lids under reconstruction

2 burner spirit Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
20.00m of chain

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Depth sounder

Recent steering compass
Speed and log (not used by current owner)
Navigation lights to be installed

Safety Equipment

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

We are very pleased to be featuring this Folkboat for sale. The enduringly and popular Folkboat is known for its seakeeping qualities and impressive sailing performance, which went on to inspire numerous other designs, including the Contessa 26.

This version is currently being partially refurbished by the current owner, including new interior upholstery, cockpit locker lids and sole. The sails look to be in good condition and the owner reports a vessel with a good turn of speed and comfortable performance. This boat remains in commission and this is an ideal opportunity for someone to continue the refurbishment ready for next season.

If you would like any further information, or to organise a personal viewing, then please contact our office and one of the team will be pleased to help.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Folkboat 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

1 year

Why are you selling her?

Personal circumstances

Where have you sailed her?

UK Eastern coast

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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