Welcome!

The N F I A  is the head organisation of all National Nordic Folkboat Associations (NNFA), their members and all folkboaters in general - worldwide.

These pages provide you with the key information data regarding the boat, the class, the organisations and the major events of our class.

If there are subjects you need more details about, please do not hesitate to contact the office of NFIA.

Nordic Folkboat

The Nordic Folkboat was designed as a clinker built wooden sloop in 1942 by the Scandinavian Yacht Racing Union (SYRU). The first Nordic Folkboat was built in Göteborg in Sweden. In the late 1960ies, a GRP version was design licensed to a few boat builders.

And as at 2016, more than 4000 Nordic Folkboats have been built.

Key dimensions are:

Length (LOA): 7.68 m 
Length on waterline: 6.00 m 
Beam: 2.20 m 
Sail area: 24.00 m² 
Weight: (min) 1930 kg

The Folkboat is popular as both a racing yacht as well as a cruising yacht - especially in the Baltic Sea area despite its small interior size and lack of a "head".