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Carvel Folkboat, Helios lying St Mawes, Cornwall

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Carvel Folkboat, Helios

Helios is a carvel Folkboat derivative (with extra freeboard) built by John Perry of Cosham in 1962. She has an addition plank giving her greater volume and headroom on a standard Folkboat. Construction is full length Afzelia planking (also known as African Mahogany) on Canadian Rock Elm frames. The topsides are splined. Floors are English Oak and were replaced in 1998 along with new decks, epoxy sheathed, and new Keelbolts. Coach roof and coamings are also Afzelia. 

She offers up to five berths in two cabins, has a compact galley and a heads in the forepeak. Mechanical propulsion is by Yanmar 1GM 10hp diesel engine (fitted 1998, refurbished 2012).

She comes complete with VHF Radio, Autopilot and depth sounder.

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  26ft 9ins 8.15m
Length on Deck  25ft 6ins 7.78m
Waterline Length  19ft 8ins 5.99m
Beam  7ft 4ins 2.21m
Draft  4ft 1.22m
Displacement  2 tons
Thames Tonnage 3.2


five berths in two cabins
Two settee berths in the main saloon
Small quarter berth to starboard behind navigation table
Two berths in the forepeak
Compact galley 
Heads in the forepeak. 

Rig, Sails and Spars

Fractional sloop rig
Anodised alloy spars
Selden boom rigged for single line reefing from the cockpit
Selden gas strut
Stainless steel standing rigging (1999) inspected 2006

New headsail furling gear 2012
Mainsail - Sanders  - very good condition
Slab reefing on mainsail
Roller furling Genoa (2012)
Spinnaker - Sanders  - good condition
Spinnaker pole
Lewmar winches

Deck Equipment

Fortress Bower anchor on 5m 5/16"  chain + 40m Multiplait warp
Sestrel grid compass
Boat hook
Spinnaker pole
Ensign / staff
Anchor ball 
Teak cockpit grating
Guard wires (2012)

General Equipment


Oil lamps
Baby Blake sea toilet restored 2006
Gimballed Optimus 155 Paraffin two burner stove
Pots, pans, cutlery included
Baby Blake sea toilet


Yanmar 1GM 10hp diesel engine (fitted 1998, refurbished 2012 - 1000 spent) 
drives a 2-blade prop


Water - 20 litres plastic 
Diesel - 4 gallons plastic with deck filler

Electrics / Electronics

2 x 12 Volt batteries (one new 2012)

Electrics panel with fuses (1998)

Brookes and Gatehouse Depth  with repeater in cockpit
Autohelm autopilot
Bow and masthead navigation lights 2012
Interior lights 2012 

Safety Gear

Boarding ladder
2 x fire extinguishers 
Fire blanket
2 manual bilge pumps

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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Eastern Yachts 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996   

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