Sailing Yachts For Sale

Do you want to realise a long-standing yachting 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 sailing yachts for sale. We consider it both a pleasure and a responsibility to guide you in selecting the boat that is your perfect sailing match. Browse our portfolio of some of the most elegant, traditional and classic sailing boats for sale today, or contact us to find out more about the sailing boats and yachts in our books.

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Enquire about Falmouth Pilot Cutter Pellew

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Traditional charter vessel for sale

Built by Luke Powell and his Working Sail Yard to the lines of the original Falmouth Pilot Cutter 'Vincent'. Launched in 2020, she is now operating as a successful charter vessel. Built solely with charter and sail training in mind, she was constructed to MCA Category 0 standards enabling her to sail worldwide with guests/trainees plus the crew. Oak on oak hull, all bronze fastened and designed to last. 8 comfortable guest berths plus a crew cabin aft. 3 watertight bulkheads. 2 electric-powered bronze capstans on deck aid handling the rig and mooring lines. A hugely impressive and elegant sailing boat, proven to be fast, easily handled and an excellent charter platform. Pellew is an 'as new' sailing yacht for sale for half the new build cost.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Working Sail Ltd
  • Year: 2020
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Length on deck: 68'
  • Beam: 18'
  • Draft: 9'8"
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Enquire about Westcountry Trading Ketch Bessie Ellen

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Traditional charter vessel for sale

Bessie Ellen could be considered the flagship of UK traditional sailing boats. Built in Plymouth in 1904, she has been operating as a commercial charter vessel in the present ownership for over 20 years. Licenced to a very high standard under MCA with the following tickets:
MCA Category 0 for 12 passengers plus 6 crew.
Class VI passenger licence for 60-day passengers.
Cargo licence for 50 tons of cargo.

Fully equipped and operational 118ft sailing boat with a thriving charter business, this is a totally unique opportunity to acquire a top-class traditional charter vessel. We're excited to list her in our exclusive sailing yachts for sale.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: W.S. Kelly, Plymouth
  • Year: 1904
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Length on deck: 84'
  • Beam: 20'4"
  • Draft: 7'10"
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Enquire about Tall Ship Phoenix

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Tall ship under full sail

Built in Denmark as a Baltic Trader, she was first converted to her current configuration in 1988. Used mainly for film work and maritime festival appearances, Pheonix has become a well-known classic sailing ship in many parts of the world. Two-masted brig, a major overhaul of the rig in 2019 including new lower fore and main masts. Volvo Penta 235hp diesel, major rebuild in 2019. Well-documented refit history going back many years. Licensed under MCA Category 2, out of water survey in January 2021. An unusual, impressive and capable sea-going sailing ship, capable of many different roles but particularly well suited to period film work with which she has been particularly busy throughout 2022.Phoenix is the most famous of our yachts for sale.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Hjorne and Jakobsen of Frederikshavn, Denmark
  • Year: 1929
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Length on deck: 78'
  • Beam: 22'7"
  • Draft: 8'6"
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Enquire about Daniel Bombigher Shpountz 44-40 Schooner

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Wooden Bombigher schooner for sale

Daniel Bombigher Shpountz 44-40 schooner launched in the south of France in 2012. She was taken on a cruise across the Atlantic, up to Nova Scotia and back to Panama. Sadly the owners suffered health issues and their planned circumnavigation was cut short and the boat was shipped back to France in 2016. She has since been laid up in a large shed, fully winterised and protected awaiting her next owner to continue the adventure. the design was intended as a long distance blue water cruising boat, spacious, capable and easy to handle. She has very shallow draft and a centreplate allowing her to access inshore areas usually off limits to a yacht of this length. 8 berths in a stunning interior. Fully equipped with all the necessary systems for long distance sailing. The yacht has had its shakedown cruise, all the normal issues with a new boat have been shaken out and she is in great shape for her next adventure.

  • Designer: Daniel Bombigher
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: France
  • Length on deck: 48'7"
  • Beam: 17'
  • Draft: 5'10"
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Enquire about G.L. Watson Gaff Cutter

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1887 gaff cutter sailing yacht for sale

launched in 1887, she was designed by the great G.L. Watson with inspiration from the Scottish Loch Fyne Skiffs. Her interior was designed by her first owner, Robert Cowan Robertson, who was an artist in the Glasgow area and created a spectacular interior design that has survived the passage of time and is nearly all original today. Her saloon joinery has been carefully restored to keep all the original panelling and features and needed only minimal repairs. Her saloon is a completely unique work of art. The yacht was totally rebuilt between 2009 and 2017 with 80% new planking and frames, new deck and all new systems. The restoration was sympathetic to the original design and has resulted in a very special and unique vessel that is in superb condition.

  • Designer: G.L.Watson
  • Builder: Thomas Orr Jr.
  • Year: 1887
  • Location: France
  • Length on deck: 45'10"
  • Beam: 12'
  • Draft: 7'
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Enquire about 56′ Ed Burnett Pilot Cutter

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Wooden commercial Pilot Cutter for sale

56′ Ed Burnett Pilot Cutter

£300000 inc. VAT

Constructed in 2008 to an Ed Burnett design, specifically for sail training with The Island Trust in Plymouth who specialise in taking disadvantaged young people to sea. Sadly the Trust has reached a point where 2 of their 3 vessels need to be sold so they can consolidate costs. Pegasus has proved very successful since her launch with many thousands of sea miles covered. She has commercial licence under the MCA of Category 2 for 10 guests + 2 crew (60 miles from safe haven) The vessel is fully equipped to this standard and will come with all the gear and equipment for commercial sailing activities. 12 berths in 4 cabins with 6'6" headroom in the saloon. Capable of being sailed by 2 people but comfortable space on a passage for 12. Ideally suited for charter sailing but would make a first class private adventure cruising yacht. Asking price is inclusive of UK VAT.

  • Designer: Ed Burnett
  • Builder: Bristol Classic Boat Company
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 56'1"
  • Beam: 14'9"
  • Draft: 8'6"
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Enquire about Brixham Sailing Trawler DEODAR

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Traditional wooden sailing vessel for sale

Brixham sailing trawler BM 313, launched in 1911. After years of fishing and commercial operations, she started a long rolling rebuild under the present ownership which started in 1983. The boat has been sailed every season since 1972 with the present owner. Now presented in great condition and evidently well maintained. 15 berths. Volvo Penta 230hp diesel. Based in Stockholm, viewing through our Scandinavian representative.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Robert Jackman & Sons Shipyard
  • Year: 1911
  • Location: Sweden
  • Length on deck: 78'10"
  • Beam: 19'
  • Draft: 9'
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Enquire about Luke Powell Pilot Cutter

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One of our premium sailing yachts for sale. The 44-foot Luke Powell gaff cutter sailing yacht built by Working Sail and launched in 2009. Planked in Oak and Larch on oak frames, all bronze screw-fastened. Beta 75hp diesel, 10 berths including 2 doubles. All the reassurance of a recent sailing boat with the benefits of one which has been sailed properly. Operating as a successful charter yacht since her launch, the business aspect is available for purchase. Full documentation of her build and working life so far and a current MCA Category 2 coding certificate. She would make a perfect turnkey charter operation for a new owner or be sailed as a private family sailing yacht.

  • Designer: Powell, Luke
  • Builder: Luke Powell
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 44'
  • Beam: 13'6"
  • Draft: 7'
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Enquire about Luke Powell Gaff Cutter

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Number 8 of the sailing yachts built by Luke Powell, based on the Isles of Scilly Pilot Cutters and launched in 2012. Built for the current owners, this 64ft boat has been cruised as a private sailing yacht covering over 25,000Nm, much of it with a husband and wife crew. Planked in larch and oak fastened with bronze screws to sawn oak frames. Gaff cutter rig, Beta 35hp diesel. 5 berths including a double. Maintained to a very high standard and presented in immaculate condition, Freja is a lovely example of Luke Powells cutters, fully equipped and well prepared for new adventures. British flagged classic sailing boat, currently sailing west towards the UK and she will be based in the UK and France for this summer.

  • Designer: Luke Powell
  • Builder: Working Sail Ltd
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: Sweden
  • Length on deck: 42'
  • Beam: 12'2"
  • Draft: 7'
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Enquire about International Six Meter GBR31

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Designed by Tore Holm and built in Sweden in 1939. SILVERVINGEN had a major professional rebuild in Sweden 2004-2013 put the hull back into first class condition. In recent times she was bought by the current owner who put the boat through a no expense spared refit to bring her up to the best racing standard possible. Together with her stable mate ABU she has been tested and raced very thoroughly to perfect every facet of the hull and rig. A superb yacht, fully equipped for top flight racing on the 6m circuit.

  • Designer: Tore Holm
  • Builder: Hagerstens Batvarv, Sweden
  • Year: 1939
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 37'1"
  • Beam: 6'
  • Draft: 5'5"
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Enquire about Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Breeze

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Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Breeze

Built by Coopers of Pill in 1887, she is the only remaining Pilot Cutter from this yard's sailing yachts. Totally rebuilt by RB Boatbuilding of Bristol, launched in 2016. The rebuild was very thorough with only a few small parts of the original boat left, the work has been done to a very high standard and the yacht is in excellent condition. She is smaller than most pilot cutters making her much easier to handle so she can be sailed with only 2 people. 7 berths including a double in the saloon. Twin electric motors with an 11kva generator. A very smart example of one of our traditional sailing yachts for sale, in as new condition but with all the history and pedigree that comes with a working boat of this age. 2017 survey available.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Coopers of Pill
  • Year: 1887
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 39'6"
  • Beam: 12'6"
  • Draft: 6'6"
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Enquire about International Six Meter GBR32

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Classic wooden racing 6 meter ABU for sale

6mR racing yacht ABU designed by Johan Anker and built by Anker & Jensen in 1931. The personal yacht of Johan Anker for several years, she has been in and around the 6m world for many years. In recent times she was bought by the current owner who put the boat through a no expense spared refit to bring her up to the best racing standard possible. Together with her stable mate SILVERVINGEN she has been tested and raced very thoroughly to perfect every facet of the hull and rig. A superb yacht, fully equipped for top flight racing on the 6m circuit.

  • Designer: Johan Anker
  • Builder: Anker & Jensen
  • Year: 1931
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 36'8"
  • Beam: 6'
  • Draft: 5'7"
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Yachts for sale

Sailing yachts are one of a kind in regatta capabilities and eco-friendly performance. Nothing quite beats relaxing on your boat with an ice-cold drink and the sound of sails flapping gently overhead. Several advantages come with owning sail boats, including freedom and adaptability to sail wherever and whenever you want and travel the world at your own pace. In addition, one of the many benefits of sailing boats is harnessing the wind’s power.

Many of the classic yachts for sale by Wooden Ships have the timeless elegance and speed of a traditional sailing yacht, whilst others combine this with all the contemporary convenience of a modern yacht, ensuring that every voyage is as pleasant as possible. Whether you want a sailboat to leisurely cruise between some of the world’s most famous and colourful ports in amongst the luxury boats, explore remote spots off the beaten track, or participate in regattas, our sailboats for sale give you the freedom to do it in stylish elegance.

Sailboats for sale UK

Many people think that owning a yacht means buying a perfect, ready-made boat. However, at Wooden Ships classic yacht brokers, we know there is a boat for everyone, and many people find the best sailing boats are to take on an old classic as a project. You can usually purchase used project yachts for a much lower price than a new one. You’ll have the opportunity to put your stamp on them by carrying out any necessary repairs and renovations.

Of course, taking on project boats is not for everyone. It requires time, effort and patience to return an old boat to its former glory. But if you’re up for the challenge, a project boat can be a great way to get a unique classic yacht. We hope that you enjoy our selection of vintage and classic sailing yachts.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about any of the boats featured on our website, or if you want to sell your classic boat. Here’s some information about what to expect when you sell your boat.

 

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