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"Francette", Folkboat - Sold

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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. 

Approximate Dimensions

Length on Deck  25ft 7ins 7.8m
Waterline Length  19ft 10ins 6.05m
Beam  7ft 2ins 2.18m
Draft  4ft 2ins 1.27m
Displacement  4840lbs 2200kg

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.  


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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996
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In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted.