Folkboat 25 Varne

Some refurbisment required
£4,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  261206
  • Length  ·  7.62m
  • Year  ·  1979
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 9hp, Yanmar 1GM10 (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  South Devon
Boatshed Dartmouth
Boatshed Dartmouth
Phil Key

Extra Details

Designer Tord Sunden
Builder Varne Marine
Lying South Devon
Fuel capacity 25.0 ltr (5.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 03/03/2005


Engine 1 x diesel 9hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 1GM10 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Engine was overhauled and reconditioned in 2014 at a cost of £1400


Length 7.62m
LWL 5.99m
Beam 2.13m
Draft Max 1.20m
Displacement 2,500kg (5,512.5lbs)
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Z Spars Aluminium spars (2012) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2010)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Sails believed to in serviceable condition.
New Mast Boom fitted and mast lighting replaced in 2012 at cost of £2300

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Gas pipework is fitted but the Neptune 2000 Cooker has been removed.


Gas pipework is fitted but the Neptune 2000 Cooker has been removed.

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
15.00m of chain

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Fume detector

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

Varne is a British Marque of sailing yacht built in Essex by Varne Marine in the 1970s and 1980s. It is named after the Varne Bank in the Straits of Dover.
The first Nordic Folkboat was built in Gothenburg in Sweden, and as of 2007, more than 4000 Nordic Folkboats are still sailing around the world.
The Varne Folkboat short stern deck provided a larger Saloon than most Folkboats.
The hull design is approaching perfection. The sections show a flare to the topsides for their whole length; a difficult trick to marry to a nice sheer, but achieved here. The freeboard looks perilously low, especially on the Nordic version, but the boat is remarkably dry even when pushed hard. The flare in the sections means the waterline beam when upright is modest enough for decent light-airs speed, but as the hull heels it rapidly gains stability; aided by a very healthy ballast ratio (well over 50 per cent in most versions), her stiffness is perfectly judged.

This example is currently stored ashore, benefiting from a reconditioned engine and a relatively new rig, she is a clean dry example ready for a new owner to take her on to new adventures.

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

This Folkboat 25 Varne has been personally photographed and viewed by Phil Key of Boatshed Dartmouth. Click here for contact details.
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 1

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Hi Phil,

What is her sail number?



John E2020-02-27 23:58:58
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