The Varne Folkboats


Details of the Varne Folkboat

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This page shows a little more detail to the folkboat page. There's much more information available to Varne Owners Association Club Members

Alan Hill designed the coachroof of the Varne Folkboat for Varne Folkboat Limited; the hull using the preexisting Folkboat design.

Varne Folkboats we know about (Members can view the Varne Folkboat Register for more details):
FB550, FB551, FB552, FB553, FB554, FB555, FB564, FB566, FB570, FB571, FB575, FB579, FB580, FB583, FB590, FB595, FB596, FB602, FB603

Varne Folkboat Limited directors were: Mrs M.Byatt, David Hildreth, J.M.Selby

FolkBoat 555
Please click to see high resolution pictures in a new window (members).

FolkBoat 575 "Chance" (click the pictures for a larger image)
Varne FB575 Chance Varne FB575 Chance

FolkBoat 580 "Lo Shu" Tony Saunders
Tony and Lo Shu entered the Jester Azores Challenge 2008 (see
Lo ShuLo Shu

FolkBoat 579 Wave Dancer
Off Dun Laoghaire 1999, hot on the heels of Gibbon
Wave Dancer

FolkBoat 551
Please see the link below for more information (FB5551)

Gibbon - owners
Peter Walsh - Truro 2003 -
Eric Daniels - Menai Bridge 1991-2003
Michael Marr - Howth - 1991
A. Gore-Grimes - Howth, 1979
Varne Folkboat Gibbon Thanks David Marshall

Folkboat 590

FB592 - image courtesy of Peter Oort (click for higher res)

Varne Folkboat FB592

FB596 Sandpiper

FB596 Sandpiper

Maestro of Wyre, Rochford on the Roach, Essex

Panache FB602
Varne Folkboat Panache, sailing in the Clyde, from Adam Norman (click for higher resolution)

Other folkboats sleuthed on the web by Rob (Mojo):

  • "Alpha"  Bessel Sybesma FB552
  • "Tiffany" FB566 Retreat Boatyard, Topsham £8,750