The Nordic Folkboat is a small sailboat, rigged as a sloop. The design of this boat was the result of a competition held by the Scandinavian Yacht Racing Union in 1942, who were hoping to create an easily sailed and low cost boat. The competition produced no outright "winner " but, taking the best features of a number of the entries received, the organizers commissioned professional designer Tord Sundén to create a craft that met the goals of the design competition. The resulting boat went on to become an international favorite of sailors and still endures more than 70 years after its design. The first Nordic Folkboat was built in Göteborg in Sweden, and as of 2007, more than 4000 Nordic Folkboats are still sailing around the world.
Well, not classic traditional boats as many think, but a racing boat from the 40's
anyway a nice design and.... they still race
Well 4000 thousand boats sailing and they are still made in a shipyard in Pärnu, Estonia. They have made 900
They say about the boat:
With this ship you can sail either sportily or comfortably. At the weekend you can sail with your friends on the race track, or take your family out on a fabulous day trip. Due to the large cabins, the safe cockpits and a lot of new equipment possibilities, the ship is perfect for seafarings and regattas. Your boat can be ready to sail, for either Regatta or Competitions, in 30 minutes! It is completely sea worthy and has been tested in bad weather.
And they give a 7
year warranty on the boat
A 7 year guarantee speaks for itself! A folkboat is top quality and a MUST-HAVE in the world of sail boats. If you like classic yachts then a folkboat is the boat for you. The value of a folkboat remains stable, based on the above average quality and a high re-sale value. If you desire, the maintenance costs can also be reduced to a minimum, as being on land and with winter storage, the home drive saves a lot of maintenance.
Folkboat - the new classic
I have to say that it kind of makes sense and the boat is beautiful. Take a look: