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 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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Enquire about Alan Buchanan Sloop

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Classic wooden sailing yacht for sale

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. Brand new sails and rigging, recently varnished and painted. Nanni diesel 29hp engine with low hours. Brand new boat cover. 5 berths with 6'5" headroom. A nice looking and very well equipped yacht with nice pedigree, looking smart and sailing regularly this season.

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

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Classic varnished yacht on a mooring

Designed by John alden and built by the Wing on Shing Shipyard in Hong Kong. The Malabar class is a design well known for superb elegant lines, good sailing performance and a lot of volume for her modest length. All teak hull, varnished from new. New teak on plywood deck in 2005. Expansive and comfortable cockpit with complete tent to create an extra dry space on wet days. Professionally maintained in current 20 year ownership with a long list of upgrades including rigging, sails, engine and electronics. Recently commissioned for the summer season.

  • Designer: John G. Alden and 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 Sole Bay Ketch

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Sole Bay Ketch

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A much admired motor sailer ketch and 1 of only 3 built in this size. Iroko on oak hull all copper fastened. Underwater hull is copper nickel sheathed. Perkins 6 cyl 120hp diesel. 6/8 berths in 3 cabins including a large double in the aft cabin. She had a major refit in 1989 and has been maintained to a high standard since 1996 in present ownership. 2017 survey available

  • Designer: Jack Francis Jones
  • 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 St Ives Herring Drifter Pioneer PZ277

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Traditional steam fishing vessel for sale

Pioneer PZ277 is a very interesting and unique vessel, built in St Ives in 1899 and has had a rich and varied life. She was the first steam powered fishing vessel in her area and was not liked by the local sailing fisherman who saw her as having an unfair advantage. After years of fishing around Cornwall, she is no for sale after a recent refit with some new planking, new wiring, systems and sails. A totally unique boat requiring a unique owner.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Paynters of St Ives
  • Year: 1899
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 47'
  • Beam: 9'10"
  • Draft: 4'10"
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Enquire about Woodnutts Bermudan Cutter

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Large volume bermudan cutter designed and built by Woodnutts and Co. IOW in 1938 and in current ownership for over 45 years. Pitch Pine hull all copper fastened to oak timbers. New teak on plywood deck in 2000. 6 berths in a spacious interior which has been largely rebuilt in present ownership in solid paneled hardwood. Very spacious, deep and safe cockpit ideal for the family. Bermudan cutter rig with a boomed staysail and roller furling on the jib making her relatively easy to handle. Perkins P4 diesel recently removed and overhauled. Professionally maintained every year and regularly sailed. A very substantial yacht with a capable and solid feel.

  • Designer: Woodnutt & Co
  • Builder: Woodnutt & Co, Isle of Wight
  • Year: 1938
  • Location: Sussex
  • Length on deck: 41'
  • Beam: 11'
  • Draft: 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 Dickie of Tarbert Gaff Cutter

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Traditional gaff cutter yacht for sale

31' gaff cutter designed and built by A.M. Dickie of Tarbert in 1898 for the Laird of the Isle of Gigha, Scotland as a personal ferry yacht to access the island from the mainland. In the same family ownership since 1965, she has in recent years been maintained professionally, wintered undercover every year and sailed extensively each summer. An active vessel in the Old Gaffers fleet, she took part in the OGA Round Britain voyage and has cruised extensively around the east coast and over to Holland. 4 berths with good headroom and a lot of space for her length. Sailed easily by one person, she is a handy yacht that has also proved herself as a capable cruising vessel. 2022 survey available for inspection.

  • Designer: A.M. Dickie of Tarbert
  • Builder: A.M. Dickie of Tarbert
  • Year: 1898
  • Location: Essex
  • Length on deck: 31'6"
  • Beam: 9'8"
  • Draft: 6'2"
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Enquire about Laurent Giles Vertue

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Classic wooden Vertue yacht for sale

Laurent Giles Vertue No.132 built by John Perry of Cosham in 1964. All teak hull, decks and superstructure, the build was overseen by the Laurent Giles office from start to finish to ensure a top quality yacht. Major upgrade works in recent years including new mast and rigging, new engine and new keel bolts. Professional annual maintenance has kept her in very good shape. This is the long doghouse model with 2 windows giving a more spacious cabin and good headroom. An exceptionally nice yacht, recently launched and ready for the season.

  • Designer: Laurent Giles
  • Builder: John Perry
  • Year: 1964
  • Location: Essex
  • Length on deck: 25'4"
  • Beam: 7'4"
  • Draft: 4'6"
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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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Enquire about Laurent Giles Sloop

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Classic wooden sailing yacht for sale

A solid and capable yacht from Laurent Giles, predecessor to the Rambler Class, built for safe short handed cruising from the best available materials. Extended offshore cruising in the current ownership with voyages to the Caribbean and Iceland. All new rigging in 2016, replacement Yanmar engine in 2022. A spacious and comfortable yacht, very easily handled and although not fast she will look after her crew in any weather. Well proven and regularly updated.

  • Designer: Laurent Giles Ltd
  • Builder: J.J. Bickford Ltd. Topsham, Devon
  • Year: 1956
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 35'
  • Beam: 9'9"
  • Draft: 4'3"
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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.