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 Junk rig Loch Fyne skiff

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Inspired by the Loch Fyne skiffs and launched in 2005, this is a very strong and capable yacht built by the present owner. Conventional construction of carvel Larch planking on heavy laminated frames. Fitted with a junk rig, she has proved fast yet easy to handle. Volvo Penta 75hp diesel. A very interesting and unusual boat with masses of space below decks. Interior partly removed and will need finishing.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Sebastian Hentschel, Germany
  • Year: 2005
  • Location: Germany
  • Length on deck: 37'3"
  • Beam: 11'6"
  • Draft: 6.'1"
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Enquire about Falmouth Pilot 9 ton Ketch

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One of the few 9 ton Falmouth Pilots built. An attractive full bodied cruising yacht with good internal volume for the length, designed for easy and safe family cruising. A large cockpit with an easily handled ketch rig and good space below decks. 4 berth including a double forward. Major refit in 2010 with new rigging and new deck. Carefully maintained and well equipped boat. June 2021 survey available. New exterior photos.

  • Designer: Rodney Warrington-Smythe
  • Builder: Falmouth Boat Construction Company
  • Year: 1964
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 30'
  • Beam: 9'6"
  • 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 Morgan Giles Bermudan Cutter

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Designed and built by Morgan Giles in 1914, refitted by the present owner in 2017/2018. New rigging and sails, rebuilt Beta engine, new laid teak deck, rebuilt cockpit and refitted interior. Pitch pine on oak hull with a teak deck laid over the old pine T&G deck. Beta 20hp diesel with Darglow Featherstream propeller. 4 berths including a large double forward A very smart and elegant yacht, in commission and ready to sail.

  • Designer: Morgan Giles
  • Builder: Morgan Giles and May Ltd
  • Year: 1914
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 30'
  • Beam: 8'
  • Draft: 4'6"
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Enquire about Laurent Giles Vertue V40

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Classic wooden sailing yacht under sail

Laurent Giles Vertue built in 1951 for the Festival of Britain and exhibited there as an example of British craftsmanship. Only 3 owners since new and has always been well maintained. Honduras mahogany hull on oak, short doghouse with large cockpit and 2 berth accommodation. Yanmar 10hp diesel. A very smart example in sound condition with a long list of refit work carried out professionally in the last 4 years. Very well equipped and absolutely ready for the summer season.

  • Designer: Laurent Giles
  • Builder: Stebbings, Burnham on Crouch
  • Year: 1951
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 25'3
  • Beam: 7'2
  • Draft: 4'6
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Enquire about Itchen Ferry Gaff Cutter

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Wooden gaff rigged sailing boat

Built by Berthons on the lines of an Itchen Ferry working boat but launched as a yacht. Presented in lovely condition and ready to go sailing this summer. Major professional rebuild in the 1990's and professionally maintained ever since. good condition sails and rigging. 2009 Vetus 16hp diesel. 3 berths in beautiful varnished teak interior. Varnished teak cockpit and yacht laid teak deck. a fantastic looking boat, easy to sail and fully equipped ready for her next owners. 2013 survey available. Mooring for the 2022 season already paid and available to a purchaser if required.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Berthon of Lymington
  • Year: 1926
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 25'
  • Beam: 9'2"
  • Draft: 4'2"
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Enquire about Laurent Giles Vertue II

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The Vertue II was the GRP version of the famous Vertue design from Laurent Giles, world renowned for their sea worthiness and capability despite their small size. This is the first and best example built and was displayed at the London Boatshow in 1979. Finished to Lloyds 100A1 classification and fitted out below in solid teak giving her the cozy feel of one of her wooden sisters. Refit in 2022 with lots of new gear to equip her for extended cruising. The design has been described as the 'greatest offshore cruiser' and certainly for her size that is not an exaggeration. A very capable, pretty and well built boat in nice condition ready to sail this summer. Survey report from November 2021.

  • Designer: Giles, Laurent
  • Year: 1979
  • Location: Sweden
  • Length on deck: 25'8"
  • Beam: 7'10"
  • Draft: 4'5"
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Enquire about Norman Dallimore Bermudan Sloop

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Designed by Norman Dallimore and built by Kings of Burnham in 1934. Very elegant and beautiful yacht that has retained her shape. Major refit by current owner in 2000 with a new deck and interior amongst other jobs. 5 berths with a spacious cockpit, easily handled by one person if necessary. In commission this season but needing some upgrades this coming winter.

  • Designer: Norman Dallimore
  • Builder: Kings of burnham
  • Year: 1934
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 36'
  • Beam: 8'2"
  • Draft: 5'5"
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Enquire about Buchanan Cruiser Racer Sloop

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Classic sailing yacht out of the water

Designed by Alan Buchanan and built by Priors of Burnham to Lloyds100A1, she was designed for racing in RORC Class II. She had a successful early racing career proving to be a fast and easily handled boat. A series of careful owners kept her well maintained and up to date with a new engine in 2018 and major professional refit in 2007/2008. Laid up without use for the last 3 years she is now in need of a refit. Thorough survey inspection carried out in September 2021, report available. The list of work required to get her back in shape is known and has been quoted for by various yards so any prospective owner will have a good idea of what they are taking on and what the costs will be. 6 berths with 6'6" headroom, Beta Marine 38hp diesel with Darglow propeller. A very elegant and fast cruiser racer ideal for classic regattas.

  • Designer: Alan Buchanan
  • Builder: Priors of Burnham
  • Year: 1959
  • Location: North Wales
  • Length on deck: 41'
  • Beam: 11'
  • Draft: 6'
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Enquire about Norman Dallimore Gaff Cutter

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Designed by Norman Dallimore and built by Kings in 1924. Professionally rebuilt in 2015 with a counter stern added in 2018. All major works done including new stem, keel bolts, refitted interior, new spars, sails and rigging. A very unusual yacht with beautiful lines and nice pedigree, now in superb condition after a thorough rebuild.

  • Designer: Norman E. Dallimore
  • Builder: W. King and Son
  • Year: 1924
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 33'6"
  • Beam: 8'1"
  • Draft: 5'6"
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Enquire about North Quay 19

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North Quay 19


North Quay 19 built by North Quay marine in 2008, the largest of their day sailers at the time. A great concept of boat, light enough to tow behind a moderate family car, great performance and looks, space for 6 adults while sailing and she can sleep 4 under the camping awning. A real head turner with good performance, nicely built and kept in very smart condition, complete with a virtually new Honda outboard engine, covers and a a good road trailer. Ready to go condition.

  • Designer: Spears, Ted
  • Builder: North Quay Marine
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 19'3"
  • Beam: 7'1"
  • Draft: 1'10"/3'2"
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Enquire about Fred Parker Motor Sailer

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Designed by Fred Parker and built by the Sandbanks Yacht Company in 1948 as a comfortable coastal cruising boat. She is in effect a motor sailer but has a decent size rig and acceptable sailing performance. In current ownership since 2013, she has had a lot of professional refit work carried out including a complete new foredeck and many new planks. 2004 33hp Vetus diesel is in nice condition. 3 berths in simple accommodation. Her large aft cockpit is a lovely feature with easy access in and out of the accommodation. A pretty and practical yacht with a good maintenance history.

  • Designer: Fred Parker
  • Builder: Sandbanks Yacht Company
  • Year: 1948
  • Location: Wales
  • Length on deck: 30'6"
  • Beam: 9'1"
  • Draft: 3'6"
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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.