26ft Nordic Folkboat by Cyril White, teak 1960

Price Details

Price: £6,950 GBP
Location: Nr Ipswich, Suffolk GB
Make: Nordic Folkboat
Year: 1960
Condition: Good, requires commissioning
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


Nordic Folkboat one design built by the renowned Shipwright and Boatbuilder,
Cyril White of Brightlingsea 1960 classed as a Classic with the standard proven Folkboat rig with an inboard engine..
Lloyds register 1962, a Folkebat O.D. Designer named as the Scandinavian Y.R.U
(engineless) in 1965 she is listed having had a Stuart Turner petrol engine installed.
Clinker wooden hull. Carries a Bermudan rig. Stored in a dry barn, requires re- commissioning( mast has come unglued)
Charlie Hussey, shipwright in the West country. Carried out some major restoration to Shotley Rose. 2012-15. Replacing 6 new lower planks, re-bedding the engine.
The Nordic Folkboat is a small sailboat, rigged as a sloop. The design was the result of a competition held by the Scandinavian Yacht Racing Union in 1940, hoping to create an easily sailed low-cost boat.

The competition resulted in no outright “winner” but, the organisers commissioned professional designer Tord Sundén to take the best features from the various entries to create a craft that met the goals of the design competition. The resulting Folkboat went on to become an international favourite of sailors and still endures more than 70 years on.

The first Nordic Folkboat was built in Gothenburg in Sweden in 1942, and as of 2020, more than 4,000 Nordic Folkboats are still sailing in many locations around the world.

The Folkboat is popular as both a racing yacht as well as a cruising yacht with a Traditional classic look, and they sail like a dream.


Nominal Length: 7.92m
Length Overall: 7.72m
Length Of Deck: 7.72m
Length At Water Line: 5.94m

Beam: 2.77m
Draft: 1.14m
Max Draft: 1.14m


Dry Weight: 2 tonnes
Cruising Speed: 4 knots
Engine Power: 9hp
Number of Engines: 1

Only 159 hours of running time.

Engine has been re bedded with new engine mounts.  Fuel tank below the cabin sole has been over hauled.


Builder: Cyril White
Designer: Tord Sunden, Scandinavian Y.R.U
Boat Name: Shotley Rose


Hull Material: Teak on Oak Clinker planking
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 7: knots

Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: New engine mounts, secured high tensile bolts. Engine was re installed. Fuel tank over hauled.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive, triple blade propeller.


Construction: Clinker construction of Teak on Oak. Oak deck beams . Decks / coach roofs marine ply sheathed and painted.  In her restoration,

she has had 9 new laminated timbers scarfed into the existing steamed oak frames. 6 new planks (3 aside).
Rudder gudgeons replaced.
Replacement of a new stem band. Spacious open aft cockpit with seating.



One single long cabin , 2 long berths slated bases. vinyl covered berth cushioning.

Small opening Houdini hatch in the coach roof. 4 x portlights in the coach roof sides, a Sliding hatch. 3 x wooden washboards.

Steps in, over the engine installation, to port a  worksurface surface for an Origo double gas burner.

Opposite a wash bowl set into the counter.  Hooks for wet gear.   Against this  bulkhead is an aft facing chart table, over a trotter box for the starboard bunk

The forepeak is open , a chemical cassette toilet. Stowage for sails.

Wooden cabin sole, access to the bilge. Transducer and the secured fuel tank.

There’s no water or gas systems onboard, good sitting head-room.

The berth cushions are all in good order need a clean. There’s a wooden table which attaches to the mast.

12v Cabin light.   Electric wiring renewed, Axon fuse box. Battery monitor. She would require new batteries.

3 Keel bolts  were  drawn the keel will need re-bedding before going back in the water. She has been out of the water for 7 years.

Manual for the engine.  The fuel tank was cleaned out and repainted, the fuel pipes have not been re connected to it.

Sails and Rig.

Bermudan Sloop rig. Varnished wooden spars.  Mast is through deck keel stepped.,  It has delaminated whilst having been in store for so long. whether its fixable ?!

Spars:  Mast, Boom, Spinnaker pole are fine. Boom described as weathered.

Furlex furling gear for the genoa.

Sails all 6 of them all their own bags, no signs of infestation.  They are now loaded onboard her.

Mainsail Genoa , old Genoa , Cruising chute , spinnaker  with Spinnaker pole  and a jib all in their own sail bags.

Blue canvas main sail cover shows signs of wear, small holes in it.

The mast shows no sign of rot at the spreaders or anywhere, it does need re gluing  where it has delaminated. .

There are bags containing the running and standing rigging ( Age not known.)

Staff holder and staff.

Safety Equipment: Electric bilge pump, fire blanket, Fire extinguisher

S/s push pit and pulpit.  s/s stanchions and guard wires. Teak grabrails to the coach roof.

Horseshoe lifebuoy . Danbuoy.

Navigation Equipment: 


Night vision lamp at the chart table.

Autohelm Speed log and echo sounder/ gauges in the cockpit.  Through hull transducer.

Automatic bilge pump.

Through bulkhead compass.  Radio with microphone.  GPS – Garmin 128 with manual

Axon battery status controller, two small solar panels attached to the aft deck.

Port  & Stb’d  navigation lights, steaming light.


Twin axle galvanised road trailer with a spare wheel, flashing hazard light.   The trailer is sat on some blocks so that the weight of the boat is not directly on the tyres.