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1977 Marieholm International Folkboat located in New York for sale

26' Marieholm International Folkboat

Year
Length
Beam
Draft
Location
Price
1977
26'
7'
4'
New York
$5,000

Description: Good condition - Beautiful, safe, and easy to single-hand sailboat

If you want the perfect combination of an easy day sailor or quick club racer that you could also sail across an ocean with, this is your boat. The International Folkboat was designed in Sweden and there are thousands sailing around over there. The few that have made it over to the US are well-loved for their beauty, sailing ability, and sturdiness (58% of the weight is in the almost-full keel which means you dont have to worry about tipping over). The boat is praised in John Vigors 20 Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere, James Baldwins list of proven blue water small sailboats, Practical Sailor, etc. But because of the sleek hull design and relatively small sails, its also easy to single-hand for a daysail.

For the couple years I raced the boat we won most of the club races we participated in against up to 7 other boats. Often we were able to keep up unhandicapped with much larger boats, especially with good wind. This did not always make everyone happy.

Ive never needed to use the winch handles, and don't keep a motor in the boat. This is sailing at its nicest - easy and unintimidating, and the full keel and plenty of ballast gives a lot of confidence and is really sweet sailing even in waves and lots of wind. The trade-off for the head-turning look and great handling is that there's only 5 of headroom in the cabin. But its still a comfy place to overnight - well-ventilated, pretty teak, a v-berth for 2 upfront and long side-berths for 2 more (was designed for Swedish families to go on vacations together). There's an alcohol stove, an anchor, roller furler, solar fan, mooring gear, storm jib, spinnaker, and lots of other stuff you'd want.

The boat is in good shape and currently sailing around with a newly cleaned bottom. My situation has changed so that it doesn't make sense for me to own a sailboat anymore but I think you will really enjoy this boat if you buy it.

Equipment: Spinnaker, alcohol stove, new porta-potty, whisker pole, etc

Location: Brooklyn, New York
L82871

Material
Hull
Type
Rigging
Cabins
Condition
fiberglass
monohull
daysailer
fractional sloop
1
good

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