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 Norman Dallimore centreboard sloop

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Designed by Norman Dallimore and built by WM Kings of Burnham in 1938, a combination that provided so many exquisite pre-war yachts in the UK. Very pretty little yacht with super sailing characteristics. Mahogany on CRE frames with lead keel and bronze bolts plus a bronze centreplate. Recent Yanmar diesel, 2 berths with sitting headroom. Very large cockpit makes for comfortable day sailing. Light enough to be towed on the road with a good trailer. Much professional refit work done in last 2 years including keel bolts, fastenings and frames. As much pedigree, class and charm as any owner could wish for. Reduced to a bargain price as the owner has plans to build himself a new smaller boat.

  • Designer: Norman Dallimore
  • Builder: Kings of Burnham
  • Year: 1938
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 24'6"
  • Beam: 6'9"
  • Draft: 3' / 4'5"
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Enquire about 5 Ton Hillyard Sloop

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Designed and built by Hillyards in 1938. She has been in the current ownership for over 40 years, a professional shipwright who has maintained the boat to a very high standard and she is undoubtedly a superb example of Hillyards earlier boats. 3 berths with over 6' headroom. Surveyed in December 2019 with very positive results.

  • Designer: David Hillyard
  • Builder: Hillyards of Littlehampton
  • Year: 1938
  • Location: Sussex
  • Length on deck: 24'6"
  • Beam: 7'6"
  • Draft: 4'6"
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Enquire about Westmacott Gaff sloop

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Westmacott designed gaff rigged day sailer built by Woodnutts. Pitch pine hull withlead keel and new bronze keel bolts. Major refit in 1983 with a new deck and coachroof. Recent rig and sails, optimised for racing and she has won many cups and trophies in present ownership. A very pretty boat with an impressive rig that gives great performance and exciting sailing. Recent refit including new floors and keel bolts, now looking smart and ready to go. On a heavy duty road trailer ready to tow away.

  • Designer: Westmacott
  • Builder: Woodnutts
  • Year: 1922
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 22'
  • Beam: 6'3"
  • Draft: 3'11"
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Enquire about Kim Holman 26

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Kim Holman 26

£6950

A tidy example of the ever popular Homan 26, a well respected small cruising yacht loosely based on the Folkboat design. The Holman 26 offers a lot for the their relatively small length, good headroom, up to 4 berths, decent size cockpit and good sailing capabilities. This yacht has been in the same experienced ownership since 1990 and has cruised up to Wales, the West Country and Brittany. Upgraded as and when necessary with periods of professional maintenance and repairs.

  • Designer: Kim Holman
  • Builder: Uphams of Brixham
  • Year: 1963
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 26'2"
  • Beam: 7'6"
  • Draft: 4'2"
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Enquire about Lug Rigged Hillyard Ketch

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Traditional lug rigged ketch

Launched as a 5 ton Hillyard in 1937. Altered by a well known West country boat builder and traditional ship owner in his retirement with a Colin Archer style stern, larger coachroof and 2 mast standing lug rig. The result is a striking and very interesting little boat with good headroom and a traditional but easily handled rig. This is an unusual and interesting boat.

  • Designer: David Hillyard
  • Builder: David Hillyard
  • Year: 1937
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 25'
  • Beam: 8'6"
  • Draft: 4'
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Enquire about Warrington-Smythe Bermudan Cutter

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Lovely little yacht, believed to be a Warrington Smythe design. Used by the current owners to cruise the south coast, she has a snug cabin with 2 good size berths and a galley and chart area. Bermudan cutter rig on 2002 Collars spruce mast with good cream terylene sails. Dolphin 12 hp petrol engine with direct drive and centrifugal clutch. Beautiful little boat in very nice condition. 2018 survey available.

  • Designer: Warrington Smythe
  • Builder: Ponsharden Shipyard, Falmouth
  • Year: 1930's
  • Location: IOW
  • Length on deck: 18'
  • Beam: 6'6"
  • Draft: 4'2"
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Enquire about Tumlare Sloop

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Tumlare Sloop

£5000

Knud Reimers Tumalre sloop, the 9th one built, launched in 1934. Scandinavian pine planking. The majority of the original intermediate galvanised frames were replaced with laminated oak in 2006 with new plate floors. New sheathed deck in 2007. Keel bolts replaced in 2014. A beautiful looking yacht with a lovely manner under sail. Not in cosmetically smart condition but she is sound and in commission, being used on a regular basis.

  • Designer: Knud Reimers
  • Year: 1934
  • Location: Dorset
  • Length on deck: 27'3"
  • Beam: 6'3"
  • Draft: 4'3"
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Enquire about Sandbanks Yacht Co. Bermudan Sloop

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Bermudan rigged motor sailer built by the Sandbanks Yacht Co. She has a well documented history of ownership and has been in Dartmouth since 1972. The present owner had planned to carry out a major refit as his retirement boat but other projects have taken priority, so this yacht has sat ashore for a few years and now needs a new home. She is a project and needs significant work including new fore and aft decks, but she has a good rig and engine. Would make a worthwhile project for a skilled amateur and would be a perfect coastal pottering boat with relatively shallow draft and an easily handled rig.

  • Designer: Eric H. French
  • Builder: Sandbanks Yacht Co.
  • Year: 1939
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 30'3"
  • Beam: 9'
  • Draft: 4'
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Enquire about Laurent Giles Columbia Class sloop

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Laurent Giles Columbia Class sloop designed by Laurent Giles as an affordable, capable and easily handled cruising boat. She is a mini blue water cruising yacht and far more capable then her dimensions suggest.

  • Designer: Laurent Giles
  • Year: 1979
  • Location: Falmouth
  • Length on deck: 20'6''
  • Beam: 6'5''
  • Draft: 4'5''
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Enquire about Sailing boat hull project

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Designed and built by the first owner in 1974, launched as a gaff cutter with a Perkins diesel engine. Seized by the boat yard for non-payment of berthing fees. The deck and superstructure had rotted out and has been removed to leave the original clinker planked hull which is in surprisingly good condition. A big volume hull that could be used for a number of applications.

  • Year: 1974
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 26'8"
  • Beam: 10'5"
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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 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.