Folkboat       MERLIN


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Merlin is a UK Folkboat (FB 469) moored at Granton and used for wee jaunts by the captain and crew.


Merlin at the Anstruther Muster in 2005

The Swedish Sailing Federation held  a competition for a new small one-design racing yacht that would have enough accommodation to enable the boat to be used for weekend cruises. From the many entries received and input from the selection committee Tord Sunden was charged with producing the final design, which from its democratic origins was named the Folkboat and is now known as the Nordic Folkboat.


The UK Folkboat is a bit bigger and heavier than the “original” Folkboat.  Merlin was made to the UK specification by Shepherds of Windermere in 1969 and has been on the Forth for more than 20 years.