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My boat was built by J. Telfa in Sweden in 1958. I don't know if she is actually registered as a Nordic Folkboat because she originally came with an inboard and class rules don't permit them. I guess racing the fleet is out of the question..:)

She is either larch or cedar planking over Steam bent White Oak frames.


Length: 25ft 1 inch

Length on the water line: 19 ft 8 inches

Beam: 7ft 2.5 inches.

Draft: 3ft 11 inches.

Sail area: 235 (160 main, 75 Jib) in square feet.

They weigh around 5000lbs, the keel is 54% of the total weight, or 2200 pounds. Needless to say Folkboats can stand up in a blow...

She can sleep 2-4 but there is only sitting headroom inside. Like everybody else says, accommodations are Spartan, but nice and actually pretty comfortable once you get used not living in luxury.


Click here for what her sailplan looks like