This beautiful yacht is valued at £5000 but we are selling her cheap due to having a baby and being unable to take care of her.
Varne is a British Marque of sailing yacht built in Essex by Varne Marine in the 1970s and 1980s. It is named after the Varne Bank in the Straits of Dover. The first Nordic Folkboat was built in Gothenburg in Sweden, and as of 2007, more than 4000 Nordic Folkboats are still sailing around the world.
The Varne Folkboat short stern deck provided a larger Saloon than most Folkboats.The hull design is approaching perfection. The sections show a flare to the topsides for their whole length; a difficult trick to marry to a nice sheer, but achieved here. The freeboard looks perilously low, especially on the Nordic version, but the boat is remarkably dry even when pushed hard. The flare in the sections means the waterline beam when upright is modest enough for decent light-airs speed, but as the hull heels it rapidly gains stability; aided by a very healthy ballast ratio (well over 50 per cent in most versions), her stiffness is perfectly judged.
She is currently stored ashore, benefiting from a reconditioned engine and a relatively new rig, she is a clean example ready for a new owner to take her on to new adventures.
There is some minor work needed to bring her back to her best:
Service engine and winches.
Consider re-flooring the cabin as it is soft in places.
Sails are old but in full working order.
Re-seal windows and deck fittings.
Replace fire extinguishers
DesignerTord SundenBuilderVarne MarineLyingSouth DevonFuel capacity25.0 ltr (5.5 USG) Total – 1 TanksLast survey03/03/2005MechanicalEngine1 x diesel 9hpEngine make and modelYanmar 1GM10 (unknown year)Engine HoursNot RecordedEngine CooledDirectSteeringTillerDriveShaftProp(s)3Fuel consumption (approx)1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising SpeedCruising speed (approx)4 knotsMax speed (approx)6 knots
Engine was overhauled and reconditioned in 2014 at a cost of £1400
DimensionsLength7.62mLWL5.99mBeam2.13mDraft Max1.20mDisplacement2,500kg (5,512.5lbs)StorageAshore
Current Price: £2000.00
This Varne Grp Folkboat 1979 27ft boat is located in Dartmouth, TQ6 *** and is being sold on eBay by katballam.