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Francette is a Folkboat built by M. Nygard of Mandal, Norway in 1962 to
the classic design by Tord Sunden. Believed to be built of Pitch
Pine planking with an iron keel held by wrought iron keel bolts, the decks
and coach roof have been GRP sheathed. Coachroof sides are mahogany and
windows are acrylic. She currently offers two berths. Mechanical
propulsion is by Yanmar 1GM single cylinder diesel engine.
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Francette, when owned by Eric Sumner, competed in the 1972 Single Handed
Transatlantic Race, was 31st over the line and came 8th on Handicap. She made
the crossing in 43 days. - It is understood that, for this, her rig was
shortened and she was substantially reinforced.
She comes complete with liferaft and aluminium beaching legs by the Yacht Leg Company.