January 2011 Issue
International Folkboat - a Classic Pocket-cruiser: Used Boat Review
The genetic offspring of the Nordic Folkboat, this fiberglass 26-footer has plenty of fans.
The Tord Sunden-designed Swede classic, the International Folkboat, shares many of the same features as the Nordic Folkboat: the displacement and sail area are the same, the shallow drafts are similar, and the $10,000-price tag runs about equal. The IF, though, has done away with Nordic Folkboat clinker hull, the Nordics reverse transom has been cut short, and the IFs shallow self-draining cockpit replaces the Nordics deep well. The most notable difference is that the IF is fiberglass. This well-made boat with a loyal following performs well under blustery conditions, and remains popular with coastal cruisers and weekenders.
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