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Carvel Teak Folkboat, Teka, Lying  Suffolk

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Teak Folkboat, Teka

Teka was built in 1970 for a local doctor on one of the many shipyards that then existed on the Tamar in Cornwall. She was hand built of solid teak on oak frames, with an iron keel. Both the marvelous craftsmanship and the quality of the wood would be hard to find today - she has straight grained teak planks up to 20' long.

We bought Teka 3 seasons ago to explore the creeks and swatchways of the East Coast. We wanted a boat that could be handled easily by two of us, or myself alone, was comfortable for two but had room for more if needed, was sea worthy enough for us to explore further afield, but stood out from the white plastic crowd. We could not have done better! Teka is a very special boat indeed; we have taken her up drying East Coast creeks, crossed the Thames swatchways, brought her up the Thames to our home in Limehouse and explored the Normandy coast as far as Dieppe. She is an exceptional sea boat; sturdy and stable with her long iron keel. As befits her classic design, she 'points' beautifully, with just a a touch of weather helm when balanced, and in a breeze picks up her skirts and flies - we surfed at 7 knots in a Force 5 off Calais. At her mooring or at anchor she is snug and very comfortable - and wherever she goes her gleaming varnished topsides turn heads.

Structurally her strip planked construction makes her very strong indeed, but we have improved her state of maintenance every winter; her keel bolts were renewed in 2008 and her teak deck was repaid in 2009. In 2010 we renewed the oak stemhead and had the engine professionally rebuilt, including a new cylinder head.

She is a wonderful sea boat and attracts admiring looks wherever she goes.

We have loved owning her very much and are only selling because we have bought a bigger boat. Our greatest wish is that she is bought by someone who will care for her the way we have - and enjoy sailing her the way we have.


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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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