Auction Boat Details

FolkDancer 27

The auction has ended

FolkDancer 27

38 hrs only Beta Marine 15hp
Final Bid
  • Boat REF#  ·  311313
  • Length  ·  8.23m
  • Year  ·  1965
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 15hp, Beta Marine (2017)
  • Lying  ·  Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
James Lancaster

Extra Details

Designer Frederick R Parker
Builder Russell Marine
Lying Suffolk
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 15hp
Engine make and model Beta Marine (2017)
Engine Hours engine1= 38
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

Amazing low hours Beta Marine engine


Length 8.23m
LWL 6.00m
Beam 2.29m
Draft Max 1.38m
Displacement 2,286kg (5,040.6lbs)
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

The sea toilet was removed to make room and reduce weight for day sailing but both can be reintroduced relatively easily. There is space for a water bag in the bow and a sea toilet with or without holding tank added or a Porta Potti used for convenience


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1

2 burner paraffin Stove



2 burner paraffin Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Instrument Covers

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
10.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

A solid example of a Folkdancer 27, this boat has been owned by its current owner for the last two years but sadly time has not allowed her to be used as much as would have been liked.

Equipped with a very low hours (38) Beta Marine 15hp engine, the old one having been replaced by the owner prior to this one; the engine itself means this offers incredible value. A healthy inventory including chart plotter, VHF with DSC, new compass and plenty of fenders and warps plus a solid mast, standing rigging and sails means this boat could be put on the water and used without delay. Alternatively, work could be done whilst out of the water, such as recommissioning the manual water system, general DIY maintenance and cosmetic enhancements such as painting the top deck, varnishing the rails and a thorough clean, all work easily achieved by a competent DIYer.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This FolkDancer 27 has been personally photographed and viewed by James Lancaster of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

2 years

Why are you selling her?

No time to use her

Where have you sailed her?

East of England (Stour, Deben, Blackwater)

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 0

Please note this comments section is public. Please do not post your personal details here. To enquire about purchasing this boat, please contact the broker directly at Please read our commenting guidelines before posting.

Be the first to leave a comment or ask a question...
You must be logged in to leave a comment.
Login or register for free