The legendary Folkboat needs little introduction as one of the most successful small yacht designs of all time, with a good 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 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.
Pickle, registered in Portsmouth was owned by Kenneth Derham of Burton Green, Dorset during the 1970’s and was moored in Christchurch, sailing under the number S3. Bought by the current owner in 1996 over the years Pickle has been up-graded to a high standard being of carvel construction with full length mahogany strakes on steamed oak timbers.
ealed and painted marine-ply decks. Varnished mahogany coachroof and cockpit coamings. Traditional varnished mahogany interior with two cabins offering four berths, the main saloon berths over 6ft in length. Galley with sink, portable chemical heads, chart table with Hudson VHF and Stingray Sounder.
Inboard bermudian sloop rig with Star Lite alloy mast and spars, stainless steel standing rigging, fully battened mainsail and roller reefing headsail.
9hp Yanmar 1GM10 diesel engine. Five gallon fuel tank, thirteen gallon flexible fresh water tank.
CQR anchor with 50ft. chain, warps and fenders. Deck stanchions. Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit.
An extremely well maintained and presented, long ownership example of this popular one design offering excellent cruising and racing performance. Well balanced and ideal for single handed sailing with good sea keeping qualities. Built to a high standard and offered at a very realistic guide price, probably one of the best available on the market.
Out of Water photographs taken April 2012, just prior to antifouling and re-commissioning for this season.
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