Suffolk Office
Suffolk Yacht Harbour Levington
Ipswich, Suffolk, GB, IP10 0LN
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1968 Folkboat 25

location icon Levington, United Kingdom
Year 1968
Length 25 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Abbott Boats

The Folkboat needs little introduction.  These pretty, seaworthy craft can be found all over the world and have earned a reputation for ultimate seaworthiness.  With excellent performance and shallow draft they make rewarding coastal cruisers whilst being perfectly capable of safe offshore and oceanic passages. 

This good example is of composite construction, with GRP hull and ring deck with varnished mahogany coachroof and cockpit; all the beauty of wood with the convenience of GRP.  She is well equipped with a reliable inboard diesel engine, alloy mast, foresail furler, central heating, marine WC, electric anchor windlass and comfortable interior.  And she's gorgeous to look at, a beautiful classic craft with attractive lines certain to attract attention wherever she sails.

Viewing by appointment at our Suffolk Office (IP10 0LN) - 01473 659 681.


Year Built 1968
Category Sail
Length Overall 25 ft
Beam 7'2 ft
Max Draft 3'11 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Keel Full Keel
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 9.90 hp
Cruising Speed 5 kn
Maximum Speed 6 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 5 L
Ballast 1,040 kg
Displacement 1,960 kg

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Beta
Model: 10
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 10hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering

The open plan accommodation offers up to four berths.  In the forecabin, V berth with infill and marine toilet under.  This is not a full length adult berth, but would be fine for children (or short people!).  There is an opening hatch to deck and marine toilet under the berth.  In the main part of the cabin there are two full length settee berths, with stowage under, and two full length stowage shelves above.  There is sitting headroom in the saloon.  There is a small chart table to starboard, with the same arrangement opposite which could be used for a portable stove if required.  There is a wet hanging space by the chart table with a hot air vent.  Eberspacher diesel fired hot air central heating.

Electrical Systems
  • 1 x 12 volt battery
  • Alternator charging
  • Solar panel
  • Nasa battery monitor
Mechanical Systems

Located under the companionway, Beta Marine twin cylinder 10hp diesel engine.  Electric start.  Seawater cooled.  Shaft drive to three bladed feathering propeller.  Single lever control.  20 litre plastic fuel tank.  The age of the engine is not known but believed to be quite recent.  It was last serviced in the Spring.

Spars & Sails

Fractionally rigged sloop.  Anodised aluminium mast and boom.  Stainless steel standing rigging.  Terylene running rigging.  Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks.  Headsail furling system.  Lines led aft to cockpit.  Two Harken sheet winches.  Harken mainsheet system.  Spinnaker pole.

  • Mainsail  -  2020  -  as new
  • Furling jib  -  2020  -  as new
  • Spinnaker  -  excellent
Deck Equipment
  • Anchor with chain and warp
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Kedge anchor
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
  • Coachroof grabrails
  • Lazybag mainsail cover with lazyjacks
  • Boom canopy
  • Cockpit cover
  • Various warps and fenders
Navigation Equipment
  • Plastimo steering compass
  • Raymarine TackTick MN100-2 depth, boatspeed and log system
  • Raymarine TackTick MN100-2 windspeed and direction
  • Icom DSC VHF radio
  • Autopilot
  • Tricolour navigation light
  • Windex
Safety Equipment
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Jackstays
  • Deck light

Built in 1968 to the standard Folkboat design.  Red painted GRP hull.  Teak rubbing strake.  GRP ring deck with moulded non-slip and varnished mahogany superstructure.  Long keel with cast iron ballast.  Keel hung rudder.  Tiller steering.  Aft cockpit (not self draining).  

Additional Comments

The composite construction of Redwych gives the ambience of a classic wooden boat with the convenience of a GRP hull.  The coachroof extends forward of the mast, which with the deck-stepped aluminium mast gives better headroom and space down below than the standard design. Most importantly, the marine heads forward is straightforward to use.

The deck-stepped mast is also easier to step, and being shorter than the keel-stepped equivalent, is easier to transport.  In addition it has aft lower shrouds giving additional offshore security.  She is equipped with a below-deck headsail furler and lazyjacks for the mainsail with all lines led back to the cockpit, making singlehanded sailing very easy.

An inboard diesel gives plenty of grunt and reliability to get you home when the wind dies and an electric anchor windlass with a long wander-lead makes raising the anchor from the cockpit really simple.

In short, a simple, well sorted craft with pretty lines and go anywhere capability.


The company normally acts as broker for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.