Folk Dancer

The evidence for the Folkboat ancestry of

this 1967 Frederick Parker design lies

mainly below the waterline. Above, the

distinctive break in the sheerline, flush

foredeck and extended transom, are

all her own. With over 50 percent

ballast and a conservative rig she

is extremely stiff. She was

regarded as a proper, sea-going

yacht, with the emphasis on

good performance and

handling ratherthan

accommodation, though

thefour/five berth layout

allowed reasonably

comfortable living.

The Hurley Marine

moulded hulls were

sound but the

Russel Marine fit

out was plain.

LOA 27ft (8.2m) LWL 19113in (5.8m) beam 7ft 6in (2.2m) draught

4ft (1.2m) displacement 5,040 Ib (2,285kg) Price guide: £5,000 to

£10,000. YMTest Report November 1967.