Motor Yachts For Sale

The team at Wooden Ships is very fortunate to be able to sell some beautiful classic wooden motor yachts. Our goal is to help you find the boat that best suits your needs by providing impartial, expert advice.

Browse our portfolio of traditional and classic motor yachts for sale, or contact us to find out more about the boats on our books.

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Enquire about 36′ Seaborne Marine motor yacht

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Designed by John Bain and built by Seaborne Marine in 1968. New twin Beta Marine 43hp diesels fitted in 2005 with only 200hrs running. New teak on plywood deck fitted around 2009. 5 berths in 2 sleeping cabins with comfortable saloon and wheelhouse. Current ownership for over 20 years. Cosmetic maintenance has been neglected in last couple of years so she is starting to look a bit untidy but is otherwise fairly sound. Appreciative new owner more important than achieving a top sale price hence the very sensible asking price.

  • Designer: Bain, John
  • Builder: Seaborne Marine
  • Year: 1968
  • Location: Wales
  • Length on deck: 36'
  • Beam: 10'
  • Draft: 3'6"
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Enquire about Admiralty Pinnace

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Admiralty pinnace believed to have been a tender to HMS Warpsite, the Grand Old Lady of the Royal Navy in her day. Thought to have been converted to a yacht around 1967. Teak on ply decks with a large wheelhouse and fore and aft coachroof to give very comfortable accommodation. 2 sleeping cabins with a large double berth forward and twin singles aft. Newly fitted out heads, shower and galley. Twin Ford Sabre 120hp diesels with large fuel capacity. Capable sea going yacht in apparently sound condition but needing cosmetic improvement

  • Designer: Admiralty
  • Builder: Admiralty
  • Year: 1930's
  • Location: London
  • Length on deck: 44'
  • Beam: 11'
  • Draft: 5'5"
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Enquire about MFV project

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MFV project


Large MFV built by Herd and Mackenzie in 1960 as a Seine Netter. Converted at some stage in the past with the idea of doing charter work. Recently abandoned and seized by the harbour authority, she is now being offered for sale on the understanding she is removed as soon as possible. Gardner 8LXB diesel recently submerged and now seized. This is a large scale project that is not for the faint hearted or inexperienced, she will require considerable investment of time and money to get her seaworthy once again, but there are very few of these larger MFV's left so is a good project for someone looking for this kind of boat.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Herd and Mackenzie
  • Year: 1960
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 73'
  • Beam: 20'
  • Draft: 10'
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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.

There are several advantages to purchasing motor yachts. 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 that motor yachts can travel longer distances in less time and without depending on the wind. Other advantages include a shallow draft that allows motor yachts to dock in tiny bays and shallower marinas. 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 yachts featured on our website.

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.