Folkboat design imported from Hong Kong

Yacht Plans

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

25' 0" 26' 2" 20' 0" 3' 11" 33' 6"

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Arthur Robb (?) and others

Cheoy Lee Shipyard

1966-1970

20 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 8,400 lbs.

Cheoy Lee Shipyard of Hong Kong built various versions of this Folkboat-type hull (note similarities to the Contessa 26 on page 337) between 1957 and 1970, some in wood, others in fiberglass. The Mk III vessel pictured here was available either with a teak hull and teak superstructure, or with a fiberglass hull and teak decks and cabinhouse. The Mk III is distinct from the Mk I and Mk II mainly because of her doghouse cabin, which was possibly the idea of British designer Arthur Robb, though Tord Sunden is generally credited with the basic hull design. In any case, the boat won accolades for her good performance on transpacific and transatlantic voyages. Best features: The Cheoy Lee artisans were well-known for their intricate teak carvings—dragons and such—with which they decorated the Flyer cabins, giving a luxurious effect. Worst features: Though the teak woodwork was masterful, the hardware was sometimes made from inferior grades of metal, and would corrode or wear quickly.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

Parker Dawson 26 (25)

25'

3"

8'

0"

1'

8"

5,700

1,250

South Coast Marine 25

25'

0"

8'

0"

2'

6"

5,700

1,750

Bristol Corsair 24 (25)

24'

7"

8'

0"

3'

5"

5,920

2,500

Cheoy Lee Flyer Mk III 25

25'

0"

7'

2"

3'

11"

6,000

2,240

New Horizons 25

25'

3"

7'

9"

3'

0"

6,030

1,600

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

13.6

234

NA

6.3

23.2

497

5

5' 10"

15.3

275

NA

6.1

22.7

411

2 to 4

5' 0"

14.5

447

270

5.7

28.4

495

4

5' 11"

14.7

335

297

5.9

30.6

386

4

5' 4"

15.6

281

225

6.2

26.8

465

4

5' 2"

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