Sailing Yachts For Sale

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 sailing yachts 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 sailing boats for sale today, or contact us to find out more about the sailing yachts in our books.

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Enquire about William Anderson Gaff Cutter

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Built as a yacht by William Anderson of Cumbria in 1912, her history has been well documented with many years cruising and racing the waters around the UK. Pitch Pine hull with a recent Teak on plywood deck, 6 berths including a double up forward, all solid varnished teak interior joinery. Ford Mermaid 48hp diesel new in 2014. Good rig and sails. Sailed single handed quite often, she is a fast yacht with many cups to her name but also a comfortable cruising boat.

  • Designer: Anderson, Vincent
  • Builder: Anderson, William of Millom
  • Year: 1912
  • Location: North Wales
  • Length on deck: 38'
  • Beam: 10'6''
  • Draft: 5'5''
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Enquire about 6 meter rule Gaff Cutter

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Designed and built to the 6 meter rule in 1905, she is a very early example of the class and has been in present family ownership for 50 years. Recent professional refit including new mast. Planked in Pitch Pine on oak frames, all bronze screw fastened. Gaff cutter rig on Noble Spars mast. 4 berths in smart interior. A stunning looking yacht with superb performance in the right conditions, currently in good sound and smart condition.

  • Designer: Stow, A.E.
  • Builder: A.E. Stow, Shoreham
  • Year: 1905
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 33'
  • Beam: 6'6"
  • Draft: 4'6"
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Enquire about Dickie of Bangor Bermudan Yawl

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One of 5 yachts built to the same design, launched in 1956 for Sir Roy Hardy Dobson, chairman of Hawker Siddeley. Planked in larch on heavy sawn oak frames with an Orgeon pine laid deck. Lister Petter 40hp diesel. 6 berths including a double forward and twin owners cabin midships. Commercial code under MCA in recent years, now lapsed, but she carries all the necessary equipment and passed all necessary surveys. Last survey in 2018, report available. A lovely looking classic yacht with nice pedigree, sails very well and turns heads everywhere

  • Designer: McPherson Campbell
  • Builder: Dickie of Bangor
  • Year: 1956
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 41'6"
  • Beam: 10'6"
  • Draft: 5'6"
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Enquire about Nicholson Jolina Sloop

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Wooden sailing yacht tied to a pontoon

The Jolina was popular and successful cruiser racer that hit a sweet spot in terms of size, pace and manageability making them a very successful class with many examples still sailing today. Ideal for family cruising or classic regatta racing. Major refit work in current ownership including a new deck, new Beta engine, complete new rig including sails and spars and new keel bolts in 2017. January 2022 survey available. A fine looking yacht in tidy condition, ready for the season.

  • Designer: Charles Nicholson
  • Builder: Clare Lallows
  • Year: 1960
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 35'
  • Beam: 9'
  • Draft: 6'
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Enquire about Sole Bay Ketch

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Sole Bay Ketch

£37500

A much admired Motor sailer ketch and 1 of only 3 built. Iroko on oak, copper fastened. Underwater hull is copper nickel sheathed. Perkins 6 cyl 120hp diesel. 6/8 berths in 3 cabins. She had a major refit in 1989 and has been maintained to the highest standards since 1996 in present ownership. Udated 2019 photos. 2017 survey available

  • Designer: Jones, J Francis
  • Builder: Gordon Armstrong Marine, Scarborough
  • Year: 1964
  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Length on deck: 40'6
  • Beam: 12'
  • Draft: 5'
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Enquire about Miller Fifer Motor Sailer Ketch

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Wooden boat tied to a pontoon

One of the finest Miller Fifers afloat, maintained to a professional standard in the current 30 year ownership. Millers were built to the lines of Scottish fishing boats with similar scantlings making them extremely strong, tough and capable yachts. Re-engined with a New Holland 85hp diesel, giving 7 knots cruising speed. Good condition standing rigging and sails. 5 berths including a double with excellent headroom. 2020 survey report plus a detailed documented history from the last 30 years, the condition and presentation of this boat are exceptional. A very capable but easily handled cruising boat in excellent condition, used for extended summer cruising every season. A very comfortable and easy cruising boat with a lot of space and volume for her length.

  • Designer: James Miller
  • Builder: Miller and Sons
  • Year: 1962
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 33'
  • Beam: 10'4"
  • Draft: 4'
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Enquire about Miller Fifer 33′ Ketch

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Wooden motor sailer on a mooring

The Miller fifers were built to the lines of the Scottish fishing boats built at Jimmy Millers yard and consequently are known for the seaworthiness and robust build. The 33' version was one of the most popular with their generous internal volume and decent rig, they made very comfortable and safe cruising boats. Thorough refit in previous ownership with significant work done to the machinery and running gear in the last 3 years including engine overhaul, new shaft and stern gland and a new exhaust system. Very smart interior with 4 good berths and lots of headroom. Perfect cruising boat for northern climates, very safe, easy to handle and lots of volume for the length.

  • Designer: James Miller
  • Builder: J Miller & Sons, St Monance
  • Year: 1961
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 33'
  • Beam: 10'4"
  • Draft: 4'
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Enquire about Kim Holman Rummer Yawl

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The Rummer Yawl was deisgned by Kim Holman for himself, and although not specifically meant for racing, the design did very well in the early years against supposedly faster boats. With shallower draft, more beam and a lower aspect rig than was common at the time, it was unconventional design that proved very popular. This yacht is a professionally maintained boat with all modern B&G navigation systems. 4 berths with good headroom, an attractive, easily handled and capable boat in very tidy condition. Given a thorough professional refit in the autumn of 2021.

  • Designer: Holman, Kim
  • Builder: H King and Sons
  • Year: 1962
  • Location: Isle of Wight
  • Length on deck: 35'2"
  • Beam: 9'7"
  • Draft: 4'9"
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Enquire about Alan Buchanan Sloop

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A very well maintained and cared for yacht from the hand of Buchanan, built by Sutton and Wiggins who are known for producing top quality yachts and built many Buchanan designs. This yacht was built to Lloyds 100A1 and over the last 15 years in the current ownership she has been well cared for and refitted with new rigging and sails, a new engine and a complete new deck amongst many other jobs. 5 berths with 6'4" headroom. A nice looking and very well equipped yacht, being offered at a very sensible price due to the owners circumstances.

  • Designer: Alan Buchanan
  • Builder: Sutton and Wiggings Ltd
  • Year: 1964
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 33'11"
  • Beam: 9'1"
  • Draft: 5'6"
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Enquire about Alfred Mylne Sloop

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Built by the Bute Slip Dock Ltd in 1961 to an Alfred Mylne design. 5 berths with over 6' headroom, a surprisingly spacious boat with lovely lines and good sailing characteristics. Set up for short handed sailing, her masthead sloop rig is easy to handle even for one person. Well cared for with a complete re-wire in July 2021. New mast from Collars in 2016. A very elegant boat with good pedigree, in commission for the 2021 season.

  • Designer: Alfred Mylne
  • Builder: Bute Slip Dock Ltd
  • Year: 1961
  • Location: Scotland
  • Length on deck: 36'6"
  • Beam: 9'6"
  • Draft: 6'
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Enquire about Holman and Pye Motor Sailer

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Designed by David Cooper of Holman and Pye, built by Whisstocks in 1964. Major refit in previous ownership with new engine, wiring and systems. An interesting concept for the design, she offers a lot of comfortable space for her length with a large cockpit, comfortable interior with good headroom and comfortable berths. The rig is small for her size so she relies on the engine in light airs but it is easily managed. Her shallow draft of only 3' allows access to inland areas off limits to deeper boats. Very smart condition with a large inventory of equipment, the ideal boat for many owners. Full survey done in February 2021. Thorough cosmetic refit being done this coming winter.

  • Designer: Holman and Pye
  • Builder: Whisstocks of Woodbridge
  • Year: 1964
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 29'
  • Beam: 9'6"
  • Draft: 3'
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Enquire about Sparkman and Stephens teak sloop

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Classic teak sailing yacht out of the water

Sparkman and Stephens design No.153, built in 1949 in Hong Kong. All teak hull and totally original teak interior joinery. She has been in the current family ownership since 1967 and is now in need for a restoration. This is a fine looking yacht with much of her original joinery, fixtures and fittings surely well worth the time and cost to get her back afloat.

  • Designer: Sparkman and stephens
  • Builder: AH King Slipways, Hong Kong
  • Year: 1949
  • Location: Cyprus
  • Length on deck: 45'
  • Beam: 10'6"
  • Draft: 6'
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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 a sailing yacht, 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 sailing yachts for sale by Wooden Ships have the timeless elegance 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 to leisurely cruise between some of the world’s most famous and colourful ports, explore remote spots off the beaten track, or participate in regattas, our sailing boats for sale give you the freedom to do it in stylish elegance.

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

Of course, taking on a project boat is not for everyone. It requires time, effort and patience to bring an old boat back 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.

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.