United Kingdom | 1979

Lo Shu for sale

  • 2 Cabins

General information

Name of boat
Lo Shu
7,70 m / 25,26 ft
2,20 m / 7,22 ft
1,19 m / 3,90 ft
150,00 tonne
22 liters
Fresh water
75 liters
United Kingdom
Cruising speed
9,00 kn
Max speed
11,00 kn

Trend in prices

Updated Seller price Price, $ Change price, $
22.10.2019 9 500 £ $ 12 358 -
02.05.2020 $ 11 866 $ 11 866 $ -492
09.05.2020 $ 11 786 $ 11 786 $ -80
17.05.2020 9 500 £ $ 11 599 $ -187

* Attention! The price is indicated on a date taking into account the currency exchange rate on this date



"Lo Shu" is a Varne Folkboat that is in great condition and very well equipped. She was fitted out and entered for the 2008 Jester Azores race so has been set up for single-handed, long distance sailing including wind vane steering. She has a cosy and comfortable cabin suitable for weekends or extended periods aboard. She was re-engined in 2008 and had new sails in the same year. "Lo Shu" is ready to go and priced to sell. It is worth noting that "Lo Shu" is trailable as she weighs 2,150 kgs and a good road trailer is available by separate negotiation.


LOA: 7.7m

LWL: 6m

Beam: 2.2m

Draft: 1.19m

Ballast: 1052 Kg

Displacement: 2150Kg


GRP Hull, deck and superstructure

Dark blue hull with Coppercoat (Lo Shu was out of the water for 18 months 2015-17 so the Coppercoat was given an additional 3 coats in 2017)

Composite style teak decking cockpit seats

GRP Encapsulated long keel and rudder

Open, self draining cockpit


Beta Marine B-10HE 2 cylinder diesel engine 2008 (serviced annually, last serviced September 2019)

330 Engine hours

Sea water cooling system via heat exchanger

Shaft drive to bronze 2 blade propeller

Beta Marine service kit with filters, belts and anodes

Comprehensive tool kit in a folding case


1 x 22 Litre stainless steel fuel tank

1 x 75 Litre GRP water tank


12v Electrics

2 x Batteries (Engine battery 2019, domestic battery 2018)

Upgraded alternator + 5W solar panel

Shore power with cable and RCD protector

2 x Whale manual bilge pumps (1 for cockpit and 1 for internal saloon)

Spars and Rigging

Fractional rig sloop

Anodised aluminium spars

Cruising chute pole

Spinnaker pole

Stainless steel standing rigging:-

Shrouds replaced 2012 Ray Field Rigger IOW

Forestay and furler replaced 2013 – Plastimo 811-T

Lower shrouds replaced by Holman Rigging 2017

Running rigging:-

Spinnaker halyard replaced by Ray Field 2012

New boom and reefing lines replaced 2013 - Holman Rigging

All mainsail lines led back to cockpit with new deck pulleys and cleats

Canvas pack-a-main bag (and mast boot) with lazy jacks (2013)

Slab mainsail reefing

Mainsail traveller 2007, ropes replaced 2018

Adjustable Genoa cars 2004


Crusader mainsail with slab reefing, (altered for mast sliders by Holman Rigging), furling jib + trysail 50sq ft (all 2008)

Spinnaker + cruising chute

Evstrom mainsail + hanked jib (original sails)

Deck Equipment

Stainless Steel pulpit, pushpit and guardrails

"Granny bars" around the companionway for added safety

Midships mooring cleats fitted in 2013

Bruce anchor 7.5 kg (bow anchor locker)

CQR kedge anchor 10 lbs (cockpit locker)

5m Chain + 30m rope to Bruce anchor

22m Rope to CQR

Sea Feather windvane self steering (2009)

Sprayhood (2008)

Dodgers (2017)

Plastic cover to sliding coach roof

Boarding ladder (rope with timber rungs)

Beaching Legs

Avon Redcrest dinghy, dates from early 1990’s but in excellent condition having no patches. Includes floor boards, spray hood, paddles, seat and outboard bracket.

Yamaha P65 2-stroke outboard engine

Navigation Equipment

Nasa Clipper Duet Log

Nasa Clipper Duet Echo Sounder


Mini Contest compass (2008)

Navigation lights – bow, stern and deck

Sea Me Active radar reflector (2008)

Garmin GPS 82 with cockpit repeater

Wind indicator

Safety Equipment

2 x Jackstays (bow to stern 2017)

1 x Horseshoe lifebuoy

1 x Danbuoy lifebuoy

Various flares (date unknown)

2 x Manual fire extinguishers (may require servicing)

Fire Blanket

Removable watertight panel to fore cabin


Main saloon + fore cabin

2 x Single berths and 1 x Double berths

Heads compartment with SL400 WC

Stainless steel galley sink with cold water supply

Plastimo Neptune hob/grill (2004)


Burgundy velour upholstery + foam berth cushions and backrests all replaced 2010

Wet locker

Chart table

Removable table to main saloon

Owner’s Remarks

"Lo Shu" was prepared for single-handed offshore cruising by the previous owner in 2008 for the 2008 solo Jester Azores Challenge from Plymouth to the Azores. Three days into the race, under stormy conditions, the self steering gear failed and "Lo Shu" was forced to retire (replacement Sea Feather self steering gear fitted 2009).

In addition, "Lo Shu" was regularly entered in to the Round the Island race where the Folkboat handicap is particularly favourable.

The Varne Folkboat is a real pocket cruiser that is a delight to sail. She is very stable under sail and good passage times are possible with her fine bow, long keel and high ballast ratio. She is warm and dry with clean bilges.

Equipment available by separate negotiation:

- Hayling Island road trailer that has never been in the water (2006)

- Garmin EchoMap 50S (2017)

$ 12 440Listed price: 9 500 £
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Added: 21:35 22.10.2019
Updated: 02:46 24.06.2020


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