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 Shetland Zulu Gaff Cutter

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Converted Shetland Zulu wooden sailing vessel for sale

Built as a Shetland Zulu fishing vessel and converted to a yacht in 1980. Gaff cutter rig, new mast and rigging in 2013. Hull re-fastened in present ownership. 3 double berths. Interesting yacht with a well documented history.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Fraserburgh, Scotland
  • Year: 1924
  • Location: Brittany, France
  • Length on deck: 41'10"
  • Beam: 14'2"
  • Draft: 5'3"
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Enquire about John G. Alden Malabar Sloop

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Classic wooden John Alden sailing yacht for sale

A very popular and respected design from the office of John G. Alden & co. Inc. built by the Wing on Shing Shipyard, Hong Kong in 1961. Major professional rebuild in 2001, lightly used and wintered inside every year since that refit. Work included new keel bolts and checking all fastenings, complete new interior, all new rig including mast and sails, new systems and wiring. New Beta Marine engine in 2020. Kept up to a high standard and used for classic racing and local cruising, this is a superb example of the class that provides a lot of volume for the length and is truly ready to go sailing.

  • Designer: John G. Alden & Co. Inc.
  • Builder: Wing on Shing Shipyard, Hong Kong
  • Year: 1961
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 33'3"
  • Beam: 9'9"
  • Draft: 5'4"
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Enquire about Sparkman and Stephens 8 meter Cruiser Racer

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Classic Sparkman and Stephens sailing yacht for sale

A terrific blend of naval architecture from Sparkman and Stephens, coupled with the fine yacht-building skills of the McGruer yard produced this very special and quite unique yacht to the 8-meter Cruiser Racer rule. The previous long ownership saw the boat maintained to a meticulous standard. In the current ownership she has been subtly upgraded and improved and is now in excellent order, ready for the coming season. 5 berths, Yanmar 20hp diesel and a large sail wardrobe. Extensive 2021 survey available. Fantastic classic yacht for sale.

  • Designer: Sparkman and Stephens
  • Builder: McGruer and Co. Ltd
  • Year: 1965
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 39'10"
  • Beam: 9'9"
  • Draft: 6'3"
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Enquire about 40′ McGruer Bermudan Yawl

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Classic wooden McGruer sailing yacht for sale

Designed and built by McGruer, not to any particular class but as a fast and comfortable cruising yacht for a serial McGruer yacht owner. Elegant lines with long overhangs and typical McGruer superstructure. Well maintained in current ownership with complete new main mast and rigging in 2021/2022. 6 berths including a double up forward. Top class pedigree yacht for sensible money.

  • Designer: James McGruer
  • Builder: McGruer and Co. Ltd
  • Year: 1962
  • Location: Scotland
  • Length on deck: 40'3"
  • Beam: 10'6"
  • Draft: 6'5"
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Enquire about 43′ Robert Clark Sloop

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Designed by Robert Clark and Built by Berthons to Lloyds 100A1 standard. Teak and pitch pine hull planking, arguably the two best timbers for boat building. Major refit in 2014/2015 with structural hull repairs as well as all new systems. A sleek and elegant yacht with a good turn of pace but easily sailed short handed with plenty pedigree and patina.

  • Designer: Robert Clark
  • Builder: Berthon Boat Co.
  • Year: 1962
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 43'2"
  • Beam: 10'1"
  • Draft: 6'4"
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Enquire about 43′ Camper and Nicholson Sloop

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Classic wooden sailing yacht for sale

Designed and built by Camper and Nicholson in 1951. Revolutionary build method where the planks were edge glued rather than caulked and payed. Elegant yacht with5 berths and excellent headroom. Thorough refit in 2021/2022 included re-splining of the hull, complete cosmetic refit inside and out, new electronics and other jobs. Fast beautiful yacht with good pedigree presented in very smart condition.

  • Designer: Camper and Nicholson
  • Builder: Camper and Nicholson
  • Year: 1951
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 43'2"
  • Beam: 9'6"
  • Draft: 6'8"
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Enquire about 45′ W. H. Thomas Gaff Yawl

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Launched in Falmouth in 1906, one of the first yachts in the UK registered with Lloyds as having an engine plus her 'sparks' internal lighting. A chequered history lead to her being discovered abandoned in Glasgow, subsequently rebuilt and re-launched in 2001. Purchased by The Island Trust in 2012 and used for youth sail training ever since. Another major refit in 2016 with keel off, new stem and new centreline floors and fastenings. She holds an MCA Cat 2 commercial licence for 8+2 crew and will be sold with all gear and equipment required for that licence. 10 berths in total with 6'6" headroom. Yanmar 75hp diesel engine. Her low aspect gaff yawl rig is easily handled and she has proved her sea keeping capabilities many times. Sensibly priced and in commission ready for the next chapter in eihter private ownership or commercial sailing activities.

  • Builder: W. H. Thomas of Falmouth
  • Year: 1906
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 45'
  • Beam: 10'8"
  • Draft: 7'6"
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Enquire about David Cheverton Danegeld

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Classic wooden Danelgeld class sloop yacht for sale

Designed and built by David Cheverton in 1958, she was awarded Yacht of the Year in 1959 after a superb racing season during which she largely wiped the floor in the UK yacht racing scene. The Danegeld class was launched off the back of her success. The boat is still raced regularly in the classic regattas and has been well maintained and updated over the years. New sails in 2012, complete new rig in 2016, new engine in 2023. 6 berths with 6'3" headroom. a fine looking yacht with superb pedigree and a reputation for being a fast and competitive boat.

  • Designer: David Cheverton
  • Builder: David Cheverton
  • Year: 1958
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 35'5"
  • Beam: 9'7"
  • Draft: 5'6"
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Enquire about 32′ Gaff Cutter

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Wooden gaff cutter for sale

Professionally built in 1987, this unusual boat has a very pretty hull with generous beam and spacious interior, but she has a gaff cutter rig. Normally a yacht of this type and size would have a bermudan rig so she is a bit unusual and special. Major professional refit to external paint and varnish work so that she is looking very smart. Recently fitted Volvo 43hp diesel. Open plan interior with room to upgrade and improve if desired, however she has a lot of volume and good headroom. An attractive and well built boat that is not old and is looking very smart. The asking price is for the boat launched and rigged, however negotiation on the price is possible to buy her as is in the shed.

  • Designer: Alan F. Hill
  • Builder: David Patience
  • Year: 1987
  • Location: Dorset
  • Length on deck: 32'6"
  • Beam: 9'10"
  • Draft: 5'6"
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Enquire about 6 Meter Rule Gaff Cutter

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6 meter rule gaff cutter yacht for sale

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 Miller Fifer Motor Sailer Ketch

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Classic wooden motor sailer for sale

One of the finest Miller Fifers afloat, maintained to a professional standard in recent 30 year ownership. 2023 upgrades including new rigging and nav gear. Millers were built to the lines of Scottish fishing boats with similar scantlings making them extremely strong, tough and capable yachts. New Holland 85hp diesel, giving 7 knots cruising speed. Recent sails and new standing rigging. 5 berths including a double with excellent headroom. 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. November 2022 survey report available.

  • 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 Warner 33 Bermudan Cutter

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Classic wooden cruising yacht for sale

33' bermudan cutter cruising yacht designed by American Winthrop Warner and built in Marblehead in 1954. Major rebuild in 1998 included a complete new deck and coachroof. Further refit in 2001 included new engine, systems, rigging and sails. Used regularly over the last 6 years by the present owner who has cruised around the Mediterranean, now brought back to the UK to find a new owner. Very spacious boat for 33' length on deck. 5 berths including a double forward. Very large and spacious cockpit with wheel steering, this is her most attractive feature and is a superb cockpit for socialising or sailing with the family. An exceptional yacht.

  • Designer: Winthrop Warner
  • Builder: Garves, Marblehead, USA
  • Year: 1954
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 37'
  • Beam: 10'4"
  • Draft: 4'10"
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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.