Motor Yachts For Sale

The Wooden Ships team is very fortunate to have many beautiful classic wooden motor yachts for sale. We aim to help you find the motor boats that best suit your needs by providing impartial, expert advice.

Browse our portfolio of traditional and classic motor yachts for sale uk, or contact us to learn more about the motor cruisers on our books, or if you wish to sell your boat.

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Enquire about Camper and Nicholson Motor Launch

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A superb Camper and Niocholson motor launch built in 1917 and totally rebuilt on Lake Como between 2007-2010. Teak hull and decks. Yanmar 110hp inboard gives 12 knots. All teak superstructure with a large covered aft cockpit. Heads compartment and small galley. Kept in immaculate condition, this is a very special and superbly presented motor launch full of history and pedigree.

  • Designer: Camper and Nicholson
  • Builder: Camper and Nicholson
  • Year: 1917
  • Location: Italy
  • Length on deck: 34'5"
  • Beam: 8'2"
  • Draft: 2'7"
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Enquire about Fred Parker Motor Yacht

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Classic wooden Fred Parker motor yacht for sale

A very spacious and comfortable motor yacht designed by Fred Parker and built by Nunn Bros. in 1959. Completely rebuilt between 2013-2017, major hull repairs, new deck. rebuilt interior, all new systems and new machinery. Finished to an exceptionally high level with acute attention to detail, this is an exceptionally special boat which is ready to go in every sense. Fully equipped with a long up to date inventory. 6 berths in 2 cabins including a double in the saloon. Iveco 150hp diesel new in 2017 gives 6-7 knots cruising speed. It is not often a boat can be described as truly turn key as is the case with this magnificent yacht.

  • Designer: Frederick Parker
  • Builder: Nunn Bros.
  • Year: 1959
  • Location: Scotland
  • Length on deck: 42
  • Beam: 13'5"
  • Draft: 3'11"
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Enquire about Silvers Brown Owl Motor Yacht

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Classic motor yacht tied to a pontoon

John Bain Brown Owl design, built by Silvers in 1935. One of the elegant and sea worthy designs from Bain, this was the best money could buy at the time and was planked in teak. Long present ownership, she was given a thorough professional refit in the late 1990's and has been maintained very well ever since, cruised by the family every summer around the coast of Brittany. Fitted with reliable twin Cummins diesels, these efficient and smooth engines are a wonderful asset. 6 berths in 3 separate sleeping cabins with lots of original joinery. A lovely pedigree motor yacht with many original fixtures and features. Reduced dramatically in price due to the owners health situation and the need to sell the boat quickly before she deteriorates.

  • Designer: John Bain
  • Builder: Silvers of Rosneath
  • Year: 1935
  • Location: Brittany
  • Length on deck: 54'3"
  • Beam: 12'
  • Draft: 5'1"
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Enquire about Fred Parker Twin Screw Motor Yacht

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Classic wooden motor yacht for sale

Top quality twin screw motor yacht designed by Fred Parker and built by Port Hamble Ltd. All teak hull and superstructure. Twin 120hp Detroit diesels. Originally 3 cabins with 5 berths. Large ensuite double owners cabin aft, spacious deck saloon and lower galley with forward cabin and separate heads. Spacious and comfortable motor yacht made from top class materials.

  • Designer: Fred Parker
  • Builder: Port Hamble Ltd
  • Year: 1965
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 49'6"
  • Beam: 13'
  • Draft: 3'9"
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Enquire about Grand Banks 42

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Wooden Grand Banks motor yacht for sale

Grand Banks 42

£58000

Grand Banks 42 motor yacht built by American Marine in Singapore in 1970. In later years the Grand BAnks were built in GRP, but these earlier wooden examples were just as spacious, comfortable and capable as their later sisters. All mahogany hull with a pair of 120hp Ford Lehman diesel engines. 2 sleeping cabins with 4 berths. 2 separate heads compartments with full standing showers. A very spacious and comfortable boat, in need of some repairs to the superstructure. 2024 survey available.

  • Builder: American Marine, Singapore
  • Year: 1970
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 42'7"
  • Beam: 13'7"
  • Draft: 4'2"
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Enquire about RNLB Barnett Class

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RNiLB Barnett Class lifeboat

Converted Barnett Class lifeboat, originally served in Weymouth and Galway Bay over a 30 year career. Sympathetic conversion retaining many original features and fittings but with 4 comfortable berths, 2 heads and modern equipment to make handling her a little easier. Twin Gardner 6LW 72hp diesels give a very economic 7 knots cruising speed. A very smart and well maintained motor yacht with all the benefits of the lifeboat design but with a comfortable and practical modern conversion. Current undercover floating berth in Dartmouth available on long term basis subject to negotiation with owner of berthing facility.

  • Designer: James Barnett
  • Builder: Groves and Gutteridge
  • Year: 1957
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 52'
  • Beam: 14'
  • Draft: 4'6"
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Enquire about Converted Admiralty Motor Yacht

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Wooden motor yacht for sale

Built for the Admiralty as an RAF Rescue Launch but never put in service. Rebuilt by David Cockwell in 2005, new decks, superstructure and interior. Major hull repairs in 2023. 6 berths in 2 cabins. Two heads compartments with hot showers. Large deck saloon/wheelhouse. Twin Perkins 6354 145hp diesel engines, all recently serviced. One gearbox has failed and needs replacing, hence her low price.

  • Designer: Admiralty
  • Builder: British Power Boat Company
  • Year: 1943
  • Location: W. Sussex
  • Length on deck: 43'8"
  • Beam: 10'8"
  • Draft: 3'5"
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Enquire about McBryde Twin Screw Motor Yacht

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Classic wooden motor yacht for sale

33' Twin engine motor yacht designed by William McBryde and launched in 1939. She had only 2 owners through until 1997. New Beta engines fitted in 2000 which have now only done 600 hours. 2019 survey led to a period of professional refi work including some new laminated timbers and all new hood end and garboard fastenings in 2021. 4 berths in a very original interior. A well cared for and loved motor yacht full of original features but with excellent modern engines.

  • Designer: William McBryde
  • Builder: Smith Brothers of Goole
  • Year: 1939
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 33'
  • Beam: 9'6"
  • Draft: 3'6"
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Enquire about Rampart 48 Motor Yacht

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Classic wooden motor yacht for sale

Elegant Rampart 48 motor yacht in need of some refit work. Fresh water ingress appears to have caused soft in the upper planking of the top sides and will need further investigation. Perkins P6 75hp diesels giv e8 knots cruising speed. 7 berths in 3 cabins. Aft saloon opening into the aft cockpit, an unusual design feature. Nice big yacht for sensible money.

  • Designer: Horace Desty
  • Builder: Rampart Boat Building Co.
  • Year: 1960
  • Location: Berkshire
  • Length on deck: 48'
  • Beam: 11'9"
  • Draft: 4'6"
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Enquire about Liverpool Class RNLB

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Classic wooden life boat for sale

Liverpool Class lifeboat built for the RNLI in 1939. Well documented service history working out of Cloughey, Co. Down. Major professional refit between 2010 - 2015 bringing her back as close to her original condition as possible. New 56hp Ford engine fitted. Many original features and fittings. A superb example in ready to go condition.

  • Designer: RNLI
  • Builder: Groves and Guttridge Ltd
  • Year: 1939
  • Location: Scotland
  • Length on deck: 35'6"
  • Beam: 10'2"
  • Draft: 3'3"
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Enquire about 26′ Cabin Boat

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A sturdy and attractive cabin boat built on the Isle of Wight. recently fitted Thornycroft 60hp diesel and new navigation gear. forward cabin with a double berth, heads and galley. Large aft cockpit with seating and a recent cover. A versatile family boat in nice condition.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Charmans boatyard of Bembridge
  • Year: 1965
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 26'
  • Beam: 8'
  • Draft: 3'
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Enquire about 30′ Norfolk Broads Motor Cruiser

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Classic wooden motor cruiser for sale

Motor cruiser built in Norfolk in 1931 as a hire boat for the Broads. Details of the yacht have been found in the original Blakes Holidays Afloat catalogue from the period. Major professional rebuild between 2010-2015. Bukh DV36 engine. 4 single berths in aft cabin and saloon. Wheelhouse folds flat to navigate low bridges on the Broads. Well documented refit history and sensibly priced.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Acle
  • Year: 1931
  • Location: Norfolk
  • Length on deck: 30'
  • Beam: 9'
  • Draft: 2'3"
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Classic motor yachts for sale

Owning a beautiful classic motor yacht can provide the ultimate luxurious pleasure, allowing you to explore wherever you choose, although diesel costs and maintenance can be expensive.

However, these boats are not just about luxury; they can also be tough and capable converted fishing boats, making them perfect for longer voyages. If you are looking for a boat that combines the best of both worlds, then a classic motor yacht could be ideal.

Liveaboard boats for sale UK

There are several advantages to purchasing cabin cruisers and motor boats. One of the main bonuses is that they are easier to handle than sailing yachts, and you don’t need to worry about sails. Another benefit is speed, meaning motor yachts can travel longer distances in less time without depending on the wind. Other advantages include a shallow draft that allows motor yachts to dock in tiny bays and shallower marinas to get shore power.

You’re usually going to have the luxury of hot and cold water, a sea toilet, a double berth for overnight stays, a seating area, a main cabin and a bow thruster. Wooden Ships has access to a small number of traditional motor yachts for sale, making your dream of owning a classic boat reality.

We hope that you enjoy our selection of traditional and classic motor yachts. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about any of the large yachts for sale featured on our website or if you have a luxury yacht for sale and wish to learn more about how to sell a yacht.

Wooden Ships classic yacht brokers have an extensive database of boats for sale. With a wide range of sailing boats, classic 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.