26ft Folk boat GRP with inboard, 1978

Location: Maldon, CM9
Make:  International GRP Folk boat
Year: 1978
Condition: Fair – Good
Category: Sail
Class: Racers and Cruisers
Keel Type: Full Keel


A GRP Folk boat with inboard Yanmer GM10 diesel engine. A Self draining open aft cockpit. Fractional Bermudan Rig.
A tidy glass fibre Folk boat, recently re rigged. Long term ownership, owner is retiring from sailing.

Out of the water August 2023 for a re antifouling , topsides polished up and the engine has been run up.  She has been a pleasure to sail, found to be a very seaworthy boat.

Deck stepped mast gives a more open comfortable cruising accommodation. Sprayhood gives some protection from the elements. Recently re rigged.


Nominal Length: 7.92m
Length Overall: 7.62m
Length At Water Line: 5.99m

Beam: 2.18m
Draft: 1.19m
Air Draft: 9.14m
Max Draft: 1.19m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 30ltrs
Water Tank Capacity: 50ltrs
Displacement: 2.00tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5knots
Engine Power: 9hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Varne Marine
Designer: Tord Sunden
Boat Name: Beatrix


Hull Material: Fibreglass
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 7knots


Yanmer GM10 inboard diesel engine. Sited under the companionway/ cockpit.
30litres plastic fuel tank, fuel level visible. Electric start, single Morse lever control in the cockpit. Engine fuel filter easily accessible.
Triple bladed bronze propeller on stainless steel shaft.


A moulded GRP version of type. Her white hull, decks ( light blue anti slip deck paint), superstructure and interior all in glass fibre. Long encapsulated ballast keel, transom stern. Open aft self draining cockpit. Wooden washboards and cockpit looker lids. wooden tiller transom hung rudder. A slatted wooden cabin sole to the cockpit.


Cruising cabin layout, “V” berth in forward cabin with infill, two opposing settee berths in the saloon with trotter boxes. Upholstery, berth cushioning recently recovered in blue canvas fabric. Bifold privacy cabin door, a Jabsco Sea Toilet heads to starboard in a separate compartment.

Galley to port of the companionway, starboard is a navigation station with chart table. Foot pump to control water into wash bowl. Single cold water only tap.
Double gas burner hob with grill, gas bottle is located, in self draining enclosure in cockpit locker.
Curtaining at the fixed saloon portlights. Houdini glazed hatch over the fore cabin.
Stowage lockers under berths. purpose built shelving. 12v cabin lighting.
Sealed cork flooring to the cabin sole with access hatches to the bilge.


Canvas sprayhood with windows
Dodgers with her name on.
Main 20lbs plough anchor, Stainless Steel bow roller and Samson post.
Kedge anchor, Anchor stowed in purpose-built locker in the fore deck.

Mooring warps and fenders.

Sails & Rig:

Fractional Bermudan rig. Deck stepped Aluminium mast and boom. Red main sail in good condition, canvas main sail cover.
Sail spar roller reefing, furling Head sail, a spinnaker and spinnaker pole, in good condition
2 x Lewmar sheet winches , 1 x Halyard mast mounted winch.
All lines are lead to the cockpit. except main halyard. Spinnaker and Genoa Halyard to Single portside winch.
All running rigging has been recently replaced or is in good condition includes  Dyneema Main and Genoa Halyards

Navigation Equipment:

Tiller, Nasa log and echo sounder.

Navigation lights

Safety Equipment:

Fire extinguisher
Horseshoe life ring in holder
Stainless steel pulpit stanchions guard wires and pulpit.
Selection of life jackets.
Stainless steel fixed boarding ladder
Manual bilge pump with handle.


Disclaimer: Disclaimer: The Company 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.