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Sold – 25ft. PARNHAM ‘FOLKBOAT’ BERMUDIAN SLOOP – 1960 – Lying: Suffolk



Boat Details

Overall Length: 25ft 6ins (7.87m)
Waterline: 19ft
Beam: 7ft 6ins
Draught: 4ft
Displacement: 5 Tons TM
Engine: 10hp Yanmar 1GM Diesel
Berths: Four in two cabins
Sail: 240 sq ft Sloop Rig
Designer: Tord Sunden
Builder: Parnham of Emsworth
Year Built: 1960
Location: East Coast


The legendary Folkboat needs little introduction as one of the most successful small yacht designs of all time, with a good cruising and racing record and a number of Atlantic crossings.

Within the U.K. the activities of this One-Design class are organised by the Folkboat Association of Great Britain. Established in April 1961 the Association was formed to ‘foster a fellowship amongst all those who sail in Folkboats’ and over the past 50 years, it has continued to promote both the racing and cruising aims of Folkboat owners. The largest fleet in the UK is based at Lymington although the class has always had strong connections with the Isle of Wight. The largest annual regatta, Folkboat Week, is held each August under the burgee of the Royal Solent Yacht Club and combines a good racing schedule with a varied social programme. An increasing number of Folkboats are now based in Yarmouth harbour and these extra boats have persuaded the Royal Solent to give the class their own start in the new sailing programme.

HEIDI 11 was built to the standard Scandinavian Folkboat design by the well known and respected Hampshire boatbuilders J G Parnham & Sons in 1960. She has been in the same ownership for over forty-five years and is only now offer for sale due to the owner retiring from sailing.

Carvel mahogany hull on steam-bent timbers, copper fastened throughout. Sheathed marine-ply decks and mahogany and oak cabin and cockpit coamings.

Sloop rig with deck stepped 9.6m aluminium mast. Set of six polyester Jeckell and Wilkinson sails. Stainless steel standing rigging. Slab reefing. 258 sq. ft. plain sail.

10hp Yanmar 1GM10 diesel engine. Three bladed propeller. Four gallons fuel capacity. 12-volt battery (2012)

Traditional three plus one berth accommodation in a varnished mahogany interior with teak cabin sole.

Saloon with settee berth to starboard, two-quarter berths and a solid fuel stove.

Galley to port with gimballed Primus stove, pantry and crockery lockers. Two fire extinguishers. PVC freshwater storage tanks beneath the saloon berths.

Fo’c’sle with child’s berth and heads.


  • Garmin GPS
  • Swift tech VHF
  • Sestrel Compass
  • Pitot Log
  • Two Life Jackets
  • Avon Redstart Dinghy
  • Two Plough Anchors
  • Bilge Pump
  • Bathing Ladder
  • Fender & Warps
  • Cockpit Cover


A well maintained and traditional carvel-built Folkboat offering uncomplicated cruising with good sailing performance and classic styling at a very reasonable price. Offered for sale for the first time in over forty-five years. Viewing recommended.

LYING: Ashore – East Coast


VIEWING: Through the brokers – 01905-356482

DISCLAIMER: Classic Yacht Brokerage offer the details and photographs of this vessel in good faith as a guide but cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information or images, or warrant the condition of the vessel, machinery or rig. Buyers should instruct their representative, agents or their surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer requires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.