Hi Mike and welcome aboard,
It is good to have you here with us in this friendly crew.
Ah yes, the Folkboat, or folkbåt as it is written in Swedish. Tord Sundén's classic design submitted entered into a competition to draw the lines of a boat every family could afford. He won the competition and over 4,000 were built in wood according to the class rules and a further 1,000 or so in GRP. The GRP model is still in production in Denmark (lovely but pricey). Then followed a myriad of derivations, such as the Contessa; herself a fantastic cruising yacht.
I love traditional Scandinavia boat design and have always been impressed by the folkbåt but, being Swedish, what else can I say?
If you are interested in an original rather than a derivative, there are always lots of folkbåts for sale in Scandinavia. If you need any help with translation to or from Norwegian, Swedish or Danish just let me know.
Good luck with your return to sailing and, again, warm welcome to CruiserLog.
Aye // Stephen