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 Pilot Cutter Replica Yacht

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Wooden pilot cutter yacht for sale

Inspired by the lines of a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter and built by the owner, a professional shipwright, over a number of years and launched in 2014. Built from choice materials with all copper and bronze fastenings, her build quality is exceptionally good. She has undergone several seasons of trials and voyages including a round Britain expedition proving herself to be a very manageable and sea kindly sailing yacht. Cleverly designed dog house gives shelter on deck and a safe entrance to below decks. Large comfortable interior with 10 berths total. A fantastic sailing boat in a traditional vein with modifications to suit the modern sailor. VAT PAID.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: Sussex
  • Length on deck: 45'7"
  • Beam: 13'2"
  • Draft: 7'8"
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Enquire about 49′ Alan Buchanan Bermudan Yawl

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Classic wooden yawl yacht for sale

A superb bermudan yawl designed by Allan Buchanan, built by Mashfords of Plymouth to Lloyds 100A1 standard. Remarkably she was kept in class until 2004. Major professional refit between 2018 and 2022 preparing her long distance family cruising. All teak planking, teak decks and teak superstructure. 8 berths in total. Very elegant and nicely maintained yacht, a capable and long legged cruising boat that is really the epitome of the classic yacht

  • Designer: Alan Buchanan
  • Builder: Mashfords of Plymouth
  • Year: 1962
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 49'
  • Beam: 12'
  • Draft: 6'9"
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Enquire about Max Oertz Bermudan Cutter

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Classic wooden bermudan sailing yacht

Designed by the Kaisers personal naval architect Max Oertz, the creator of some of the most well-known big class sailing yachts of the 20th century. An unusual design at the time, she has captivating lines and also proved to be a fast boat. This remains true to the present day, and she is a competitive and exciting sailing boat for classic yacht regattas. Updated and well maintained in the present ownership, she had a new engine in 2007, new keel, keel bolts and lower planking in 2013, a complete new teak deck in 2019 and new sails in 2016 to list some of the refit items. An eye catching, comfortable and spacious classic sailing yacht in lovely condition.

  • Designer: Max Oertz
  • Builder: Hans Heidtmann, Hamburg
  • Year: 1925
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Length on deck: 44'
  • Beam: 10'6"
  • Draft: 6'9"
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Enquire about David Moss Gaff Cutter

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Wooden gaff cutter yacht under sail

This fine example of a new classic sailing boat was designed and built by David Moss Boatbuilders of Fleetwood and launched in 2017. This gaff cutter has a high-quality traditional construction plan in iroko on steam bent oak frames, all copper and bronze fastened. Polly is a perfect-sized sailing yacht offering comfort and space as well as being very capable. At 31', she is a manageable size that one or two people can sail without needing a large crew. Four berths with good headroom. Bukh diesel engine. A charming and incredibly well-built classic sailing yacht for sale at a fraction of a new build cost.

  • Designer: David Moss
  • Builder: David Moss Boatbuilders
  • Year: 2017
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 31'
  • Beam: 10'
  • Draft: 5'6"
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Enquire about Kim Holman Cruiser Racer Sloop

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Another superb Kim Holman yacht, at the cutting edge of yacht design and construction in her day with a separate skeg hung rudder aft of the keel to reduce wetted surface area and improve performance. Proved as a fast and capable yacht over the years, not least in the current ownership during which time she has been sailed with a crew of 2 many thousands of miles around the Atlantic, also participating successfully in Antigua Classics regatta in 2014 and 2015. Major refit between 2009-2012 with constant upgrading and maintenance since then. Recent thorough refit, now looking very smart and ready to go sailing. Possible 9 berths with excellent headroom. A beautiful, fast and capable yacht from the pinnacle of British wooden yacht design.

  • Designer: Kim holman
  • Builder: Tucker Brown
  • Year: 1967
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 42'8"
  • Beam: 11'4"
  • Draft: 7'
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Enquire about Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter

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Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Classic Yacht

Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter built at the same yard and in the same year as the large Olga. One of the smallest in the Pilot cutter fleet which makes her no less seaworthy but means she is easier to handle and sail with a small crew. Sailed extensively around Arctic waters in present ownership with adventures in Greenland and Svalbard, recent professional refit with a new mast, lots of deck planks, frames, wiring and other jobs. 7 berths including large double, good headroom throughout. Beta diesel, great rig and plenty of gear. Ready to sail away on the next Tillman inspired adventure.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Bowdens of Porthleven
  • Year: 1909
  • Location: Gloucester
  • Length on deck: 38'
  • Beam: 11'6''
  • Draft: 6'
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Enquire about West Solent One Design

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West Solent One Design built by the Berthon Boat Co. Ltd in 1927. Taken to the Cantiere Navale Dell’Argentario in Italy, a yard known for working one some of the finest classic yachts in the Mediterranean for a refit in 2020 including a complete new deck structure, new sails and equipment. She has competed in the big classic regattas in the Mediterranean and proved to be an excellent yacht. She is easily handled and does not require a large crew so can be campaigned in the big regattas on a very sensible budget. Well equipped and smart yacht.

  • Designer: Berthon Boat Co. Ltd
  • Builder: Berthon Boat Co. Ltd
  • Year: 1927
  • Location: France
  • Length on deck: 34'6"
  • Beam: 7'6"
  • Draft: 5'4"
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Enquire about Danish Haikutter Gaff Ketch

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Traditional Danish Haikutter gaff ketch for sale

Traditional Danish fishing vessel, known as a Haikutter, built in Denmark in 1924. Converted to the current gaff ketch configuration in the 1980's with a Cummins 380hp diesel and 12 berths in 4 cabins. Very elegant working vessel with the trademark Danish sheer line and beautiful elliptical counter stern.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Carstensen & Hinrichsen of Skagen, Denmark
  • Year: 1924
  • Location: Germany
  • Length on deck: 58'3"
  • Beam: 15'3"
  • Draft: 7'3"
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Enquire about Inchcape 45 Motor Sailer Trawler Yacht

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Traditional motor sailer yacht for sale

Inchcape 45 ft motor sailer built by the Eyemouth Boatbuilding Company in 1964. Heavy duty and capable vessel based on the traditional fishing vessels of the east coast of Scotland. Heavily built with iroko planking on sawn oak frames. Gardner 6LW diesel engine. The extraordinary beam of nearly 16' makes for a terrific amount of space and volume within the boat making these boats very comfortable for live aboard cruising. The headroom in the saloon is nearly 7'. 8 berths in 3 cabins including a large double. Very solid, comfortable and capable cruising vessel.

  • Designer: Capt James Evans
  • Builder: Eyemouth Boatbuilding company
  • Year: 1964
  • Location: Scotland
  • Length on deck: 45'
  • Beam: 15'9"
  • Draft: 5'9"
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Enquire about West Solent One Design W7

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Classic wooden racing yacht for sale

West Solent One Design built by Berthon Boat Co. Ltd in 1931. Major professional rebuild between 2004-2008 which included new keel bolts and major hull repairs and improvements, new deck, new interior, engine and systems and a complete new rig including sails and spars. Professionally maintained in present ownership and used for gentle local day cruising. Supremely elegant pedigree yacht with a detailed refit and maintenance history. A top quality example of this increasingly popular One Design Class.

  • Designer: Berthon Boat Co. Ltd
  • Builder: Berthon Boat Co. Ltd
  • Year: 1931
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 34'6"
  • Beam: 7'6"
  • Draft: 5'1"
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Enquire about Arthur Robb Admirals Cup yacht

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Arthur Robb Admirals Cup yacht Classic Yacht

Built in 1959 for ocean racer Selwyn Slater as a larger development of his previous and successful Uomie. Ramrod had a distinguished racing career and was one of 3 boats in the '59 winning Admirals Cup team as well as victories in a number of other offshore races. Planked in two layers of Makore on oak frames with a sheathed plywood deck. Nanni diesel 37hp fitted in 2004. Big powerful rig with a good suit of sails. She is a true pedigree offshore boat from a spectacular era of British yacht design.

  • Designer: Robb, Arthur
  • Builder: Port Hamble Ltd
  • Year: 1959
  • Location: Holland
  • Length on deck: 45'
  • Beam: 11'2"
  • Draft: 7'9"
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Enquire about Looe Lugger Guiding Star

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Traditional wooden gaff rigged vessel under sail

Built in Looe as a sailing drift netter, she was one of the last Looe boats built solely to fish under sail so she has lovely underwater lines giving her good performance. First converted to a yacht in 1936 and has been through several owners and undergone various major refit periods. The present has kept up the maintenance to a very good standard and improved the rig and performance. 5 berths including a double up forward with excellent headroom. Volvo 38hp diesel installed in 2015. Detailed list of maintenance in last 5 years is available plus a copy of the 2021 survey report. A very fine traditional vessel with lots of pedigree and a well documented history.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: James Angear, Looe
  • Year: 1907
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 38'9"
  • Beam: 10'8"
  • Draft: 6'5"
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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.