Classic Yachts for Sale

Wooden Ships international traditional and classic boat sales bring together buyers and sellers interested in classic wooden boats. When you purchase a classic yacht from Wooden Ships yacht brokers, you acquire a vessel and a piece of history. We will work with you to find the perfect boat and provide expert advice on every aspect of the purchase process.

We hope you find something to your liking amongst our selection of timeless classic yachts for sale – many people feel there is something special about being a classic yacht owner. Having a traditional wooden boat can give you nostalgia and bring back memories of a simpler time. They are beautiful to look at, and they are fun to sail.

If you can’t find your dream classic sailing boat on our site, please contact us to discuss your needs further. It might be that we have something you didn’t know you wanted! Our small expert team of yacht brokers will guide you through every stage of the journey.


Classic boats for sale

Classic yachts for sale UK


Wooden Ships is a brokerage firm with 50 years of specialist expertise in selling classic and traditional boats. Classic boats have been at the core of everything we do.

Nothing compares to the craftsmanship and beauty of a classic yacht, and ownership of one entails an appreciation of a piece of maritime history. Take a closer look at our collection of classic motor yachts for sale and classic sailing yachts for sale, catering to every boating enthusiast.

Classic yachts can be either power or sailing; owning one has several benefits.


Benefits of owning a classic boat


-The unique design and construction make them stand out from the crowd.

-These vessels can last for generations with proper care.

-Traditional classic boats have a certain charm and elegance that is unmatched by any other.


What is a classic yacht?


The term classic yacht can be subjective, and there are many opinions and definitions in the sailing community. Still, it allows us to enjoy and appreciate the world’s most beautiful boats built over centuries by classic designers like William Fife, Alan Buchanan and Charles Nicholson. Some classic sailing yachts have great racing prowess, whilst others represent design milestones. The term also encompasses many wooden vessel types, including gaff cutter and Bermudan rigs, cruising yachts, river launches and gentleman’s motor yachts. 

There are many classic yacht designs, and each type has unique characteristics. So whether you are looking for a fast racing boat or a leisurely cruiser, there is undoubtedly a classic boat that meets your needs.

While classic yacht owners proudly maintain their boats in traditional style, many have also been brought up-to-date with modern comforts, including plush interiors and state-of-the-art navigation systems. For the competitive among you, owning a classic boat is an excellent opportunity to compete on the international regatta circuit. So whether you’re buying a traditional sailing boat strictly for cruising or racing the regatta circuit, you enter an exclusive club of true sailing enthusiasts with classic boat ownership.


Classic boats for sale UK


Do you want to realise a long-standing dream or take the family out on the water with style? Whether you’re searching for a small sloop or a large sailing yacht, we can help you find your ideal vessel.

The team at Wooden Ships is very fortunate to have some of the world’s most beautiful classic boats for sale. We consider it both a pleasure and a responsibility to guide you in selecting the boat that is your perfect match. Browse our portfolio of some of the most elegant, traditional and classic boats for sale today, or contact us to find out more about the boats on our books.



Wooden Ships classic yachts brokers have an extensive database of boats. With a wide range of sailing yachts, motor yachts and small classic boats, Wooden Ships has one of the largest selections of traditional wooden boats and yachts for sale in the UK. Our goal is to help you find the sailing boat that best suits your needs by providing impartial, expert advice.