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Folkdancer 27
Remarks :
'Tiffane', Folkdancer 27 built in 1968 by ARC Marine in Littlehampton. Tiffane is a long keeled yacht derived from the Folkboat. Designed by Frederick R. Parker and constructed from GRP, she is well built and has a good motion in heavier sea conditions. Listed on the Small Ships Register SSR 122233, sail number GBR 4404L. She has been cruised in the Irish Sea to include Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man and Eire (including competing in Cork Week 2010) as well as her regular cruising grounds of North and West Wales and Anglesey. Tiffane has been regularly sailed and maintained to a good standard. She benefits from a new Beta 10hp engine and gearbox. Lying Conwy Marina.

Owners Remarks - 'Tiffane', 1968 Folkdancer 27 complete with Beta 10hp diesel inboard engine and gearbox (New 2012), conventional shaft drive to a 3-bladed fixed propeller (new 2009). Full inventory. For Sale with NYB Conwy, Lying Conwy Marina, North Wales. Contact us for more information or to arrange a viewing. Tel: 01492 580001 or email: [email protected]

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Accommodation :

Accommodation for 4 in 2 cabins.

Forward cabin with double V berth.

Hanging wet locker

Heads compartment behind to port with Van de Meyde sea toilet - new pump unit 2009.

Saloon with settee berths to port and starboard with storage below and to sides. High quality memory foam cushions with deep blue water-resistant upholstery - new 2009.

Removable dining table

LED downlighters - new 2011

Bulkhead mounted clock& barometer

2 x bulkhead mounted battery powered LED reading lights.

Galley with 2-burner Neptune 2500 gas cooker with grill and flame failure device - new 2009.

Cold water manual hand pump - new 2011

Navigation area. 

Inventory :
Deck Equipment:

25lb Danforth main anchor with 10m of chain and 50m of nylon warp - Stored in anchor bag
25lb Fishermans anchor with 3m of chain and approx 30m of nylon warp
4 x Blue fenders with lanyards
Folding boarding ladder on transom
Hard wood rubbing strake
Stainless steel arches for sprayhood included (not currently fitted)
Tiller steering, tiller/rudder bracket replaced with new substantial stainless steel fitting 2010
Self-tailing Lewmar 16ST winches - new 2011
Outboard engine storage bracket on pushpit
Cockpit, including lockers to port and starboard, fully glassed in, completely re-done 2012 with new sealed cockpit hatches and gas locker
2 through-deck air vents - new 2008
Through-deck electrical plugs and sockets - new 2009-2011
Signal flag halyards to spreaders, port and starboards
1 x White bow fender
1 x 13m mooring line, blue - new 2012
1 x 13m mooring line, white
1 x 10m mooring line, blue
2 x Spinnaker sheets with snap shackles - new 2010
2 x Spinnaker guys with snap shackles - new 2010
4 x Blocks for spinnaker gear
1 x Spinnaker downhaul -  new 2010
1 x Preventer line on boom
1 x Protective cover for bow area, to help prevent chafe when on a swinging mooring
2 x Dodgers
Red ensign on flagstaff
Spinlock tiller extension
Wooden boathook
Mooring strop with pickup buoy, for swinging mooring
2 x Camping Gaz bottles, 1 full, 1 partly used
2 x Winch handles

Safety Equipment:

Manual bilge pump - new 2005

Automatic bilge pump, with float sensor and auto/manual switch. New Whale pump included in sale, not currently fitted.

2 x powder fire extinguishers

Radar reflector on mast - new 2009

Webbing jackstays - new 2012

Deck-level LED navigation lights - new 2011

Combined steaming / deck floodlight on forward edge of mast - new 2009

Floating MOB recovery line in throw pouch, mounted on stern - new 2008


Compass with light

Navman 5380 chart plotter - new 2007

Navman VHF 7100 with in-cockpit speaker repeater (linked to chart plotter) - new 2007

VHF masthead antenna

C-Map MAX Mega wide chart plotter software UK and Ireland 2012

Nasa Clipper log and speed - new 2007

Nasa Clipper wind - new 2007

Nasa Clipper depth - new 2007

Nasa Clipper masthead wind instrument - new 2007

Depth sounder transducer fitted internally bonded to inside of hull - new 2007

LED red/white switchable chart table light - new 2011

Raymarine ST2000 tillerpilot autohelm - new 2010

USB charger point - new 2011

Mechanical :
Tiffane is a Folkdancer 27, designed by Fred Parker and built by ARC Marine Ltd of Littlehampton in 1968.

The vessel is identified by sail no: 4404L

Tiffane is of a long keeled hull and round bilge form with raked stem and counter stern.

GRP deck, painted with non-slip deck paint, GRP hull, painted white topsides, dark blue anti-foul, red boot top. Topsides professionally repainted 2010

2011 survey available on application.


Beta 10hp diesel inboard engine and gearbox (New 2012), conventional shaft drive to a 3-bladed fixed propeller (new 2009).

30 hours run to date. First engine service carried out.

Electrical Systems:

12v DC system supplied by 2 x12v Optima BlueTop gel batteries (2007), switched. Batteries charged via engine alternator.

Digital volt and ammeter.Switch panel with circuit breakers and gauges at chart table - new 2007

Water Systems:

Manually pumped cold water supply

Rigging and Sails:

Deck stepped black anodised Proctor mast and boom with single pair of spreaders.  Backstay replaced 2007

Rigid vang

Inner forestay

Roller reefed in-mast main, (sail new 2010)

Roller reefed genoa, (sail new 2009)

Spinnaker, new 2010

Spinnaker pole

Chain plates professionally removed and re-fitted using through-hull bolts 2008

Genoa tracks and cars replaced 2011

Running rigging replaced over the period 2006-2011

Spare mainsail (previous sail)

Category:Sailing Boats
Manufacturer:Folkdancer 27
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1968
Sales status:available
LOA:8.23 m/27 ft
Length:8.23 m/27 ft
Width:2.13 m/7 ft
Draft:1.52 m/5 ft
Category:long keel
Engine manufacturer:beta
No. of engines:1
Material hull:grp
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