The boat was re launched and is now being used on the Ottawa River out of Petawawa, in the Ottawa Valley.
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The photographs and details on this site are provided on the understanding that all negotiations will be conducted by Western Horizon Yachts acting as broker for the vendor. All photography and virtual tours remain copyright of Western Horizon Yachts Ltd 2006 - 2016. Zephyr is in her own slip at the Presidio Yacht Club, just across the Golden Gate Bridge, in Sausalito. The Folkboat design was developed in the 1930’s largely at the inspiration of a group of yacht designers led by the great Swedish designer Tord Sunden, the aim being to design a yacht which was economic to build to widen the appeal of yachting and access to the sport for a larger number of people. The result was the most successful design ever produced with thousands of examples being built in all corners of the world over the past 60 years. The Folkboat rig was standardised from the beginning and is common to all subsequent hull modifications.


Other versions were built in Poland and Hungary with many of those imported into UK because they were cheaper. Carvel planked in mahogany fastened with copper nails and roves to steam bent oak timbers at 6” centres.  Hood ends fastened with silicon bronze screws. Built on an oak backbone with oak floors.  1050kg external iron ballast keel with Iron keelbolts. 2 keelbolts replaced in the last 3 years, including the one under the engine.  The rest have been inspected and found to be in excellent condition. Marine plywood deck over pine deck beams, epoxy sheathed and finished in cream deck paint with varnished mahogany king plank.
Bronze stem head fitting as originally fitted with bronze fairleads and centreline bow cleat. Original bronze Highfield levers refitted to side decks but not in use.Bronze fairleads on the aft deck with varnished mooring cleats.
Stainless steel wire rigging comprising single lowers, cap shrouds, single fore stay to a point well inboard of the stem and a split standing back-stay with a tackle tensioner on the port leg. All running rigging led back through turning blocks port and stb on the coachroof to clutches so the whole rig can be operated from the cockpit.
Pair of Barton sheet winches mounted on stainless steel pedestals on the cockpit coaming.  Similar pair of Barton winches on the coachroof to serve the running rigging on the clutches.
Entrance to cabin through sliding hatch with 3 varnished washboards.  Engine box provides a step inside.
Simple open plan layout with galley area at aft end of cabin to port.  2 burner Origo spirit stove with large storage space under. 2 full length setee berths either side with varnished slats and cushions.  Sitting headroom.


Staggered half height bulkhead allows access to forepeak, used mainly for sail stowage but with a port side berth as well.
This is a nice solid example of the ever popular Folkboat design, and although not one of the Nordic boats, she is very pretty because of her low coachroof.  In previous ownership she has competed successfully at Folkboat week, proving she still has the legs to race round the cans, but she would be equally as happy on weekend adventures exploring the creeks and coasts. She has benefitted from extensive professional work in recent years with all the important structural areas being addressed.  She is now in need of some cosmetic work to bring the paint and varnish up to scratch. Fully restored boats for sale: Chris Craft U22 Sportsman (1952) and Nordic Folkboat (1974)! I would like to think that this picture illustrates why a wood Folkboat is a joy to behold.A  It is honest, the craftsmanship and artistry is there for all to see. The owners have looked after her for over 20 years and cruised extensively in Loch Fyne, The Clyde, Kyles of Bute, Ayrshire Coast and Northern Ireland.
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FolkboatCentral Gmbh shipped one to me, and I had already found one with Eric Kaiser’s help. While dimensions remained the same the boats were carvel planked – with a few exceptions – and sported a larger coach-roof, usually with a dog-house.
They are always recogniseable by their large coach-roof and dog-house giving them a top-heavy appearance.



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