Small Classic Boats For Sale

The Wooden Ships website is the only place on the web dedicated to advertising and selling small traditional boats, dinghies, cabin boat and river launches. The team is fortunate to have some of the world’s most beautiful small wooden boats 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 small wooden dinghies, yachts, rowing boats and powerboats for sale today, or contact us to find out more information.

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Enquire about Mears of Seaton Clinker Motor Launch

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Traditional clinker motor launch for sale

A traditional design, recently built and based on the traditional Beer fishing boats. These boats were designed to fish off the beach and were pulled up and down with the aid of winches and poles. She is planked in elm on oak frames. Yanmar 1GM inboard diesel. A stable, spacious boat very capable of coastal passages.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Paul Mears of Seaton
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 18'
  • Beam: 6'10
  • Draft: 2'
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Enquire about Beer Lugger

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Clinker sailing launch

Beer Lugger

£9750

Built by H.J. Mears and Son, East Devon in 1985 to the lines of the traditional beach fishing boats of the area. Major professional refit in 2021 including an engine rebuild, new trailer, replacement aft deck and sole boards and a complete cosmetic overhaul. Lug rig with a tan terylene mainsail. Beta Marine 10hp diesel in very nice condition, overhauled in 2021. An attractive motor launch with the benefit of a simple rig, perfect for river and coastal cruising. complete package with rig, cover and trailer.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: H.J. Mears and Son
  • Year: 1985
  • Location: Hampshire
  • Length on deck: 16'
  • Beam: 5'6"
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Enquire about Saga 20 Motor Launch

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GRP open motor launch

Saga 20 motor yacht built by Saga Boats of Norway in 1975. These capable and spacious boats are popular in Scandinavia for their heavy duty construction and good sea keeping qualities. This boat is the open version and has comfortable seating for 7 people. Beta 20hp inboard engine new in 2011.

  • Designer: Saga Boats
  • Builder: Saga Boats
  • Year: 1975
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 20'4"
  • Beam: 7'3"
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Enquire about Racing Keel Boat

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Wooden racing keel boat

Designed by Dave Hollom of Americas Cup fame and built by the owner in 2013. She is similar in many ways to the Flying 15 and will plane easily in 12 knots of wind. Strip plank hull with carbon fibre spars and a retractable lead bulb keel, this is a boat with excellent performance and good pedigree given her designer. The rig and sail plan was designed by the team at Goacher Sails will all Harken fittings, 2 sets of sail and spinnakers. Complete with a Bison electric outboard and custom road trailer. A fun and exciting boat to sail, fully equipped, tried and tested, ready for her next owners.

  • Designer: Dave Hollom
  • Year: 2013
  • Location: Derbyshire
  • Length on deck: 22'
  • Beam: 5'
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Enquire about 14′ Clinker Motor Launch

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Wooden motor launch for sale

Built by Pasco and Sons as a river launch. Refitted by the previous owner with a reconditioned Bukh DV10 engine, new garboards and various new steamed timbers. Recent new propeller shaft and engine box with insulation. Complete with cover and road trailer. Attractive launch that has been used every season for the last 6 years on the River Dart, perfect for river or local coastal exploration.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Pasco and Sons Boatyard, Cornwall
  • Year: 1964
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 14'
  • Beam: 6'
  • Draft: 1'
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Enquire about Camper and Nicholson Launch

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Believed to have been built by Camper and Nicholson, major refit in 2014 and used very little since then. Carvel mahogany hull on very light steamed oak timbers, lovely build quality with charm and patina that can only gained with time. Rebuilt Stuart Turner twin cylinder petrol engine. Comes with a very good road trailer, ready to tow away. Lots of original features and fittings including all chromed bronze deck gear. An exquisite boat in lovely condition, a very handy size for messing about on the river.

  • Designer: Camper and Nicholson
  • Builder: Camper and Nicholson
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 14'2"
  • Beam: 5'1"
  • Draft: 1'8"
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Enquire about 17′ Clinker Motor Launch

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17' clinker motor launch for sale

Clinker built open launch with generous beam and high freeboard making her an excellent family boat. Beta marine 20hp engine installed in 2005. Complete with all over cover and road trailer. Untidy finish but appears to be basically sound.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Year: 1950
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 17'
  • Beam: 6'
  • Draft: 2'
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Enquire about Windermere Char Fishing Skiff

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Wooden rowing skiff for sale

Built as a traditional Char fishing skiff for Lake Windermere, a traditional design used for fishing on the lake. Her exact origins are unknown, but she was rescued from a bonfire pile and rebuilt by the current owner. All new ribs and re-fastened, new gunwhales, stem and thwarts. Smart boat in very sound condition, complete with oars and road trailer.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 17'4"
  • Beam: 5'
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Enquire about Gorran Haven Crabber

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Traditional wooden Cornish Fishing Vessel For Sale

Built in Gorran Haven in 1921 as a crabbing vessel, she fished from Gorran Haven for much of her life, was rebuilt in the village 20 years ago and still resides in the village a stones throw from the beach. There are very few of these boats left and she represents a significant piece of local maritime history. The noticeable shape has generous beam and full bilges making them stable and safe even out in the open sea. Beta Marine 20hp diesel fitted new approximately 20 years ago. Comes with a galvanised yard trailer that is available to purchase at extra cost.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Dick Pill of Gorran Haven
  • Year: 1921
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 18'
  • Beam: 6'5"
  • Draft: 2'
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Enquire about Lug Rigged Day Boat

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Built in 1998 at the Lyme Regis School of Boat Building, carefully overseen by a professional and finished to a high standard. Strip plank cedar hull sheathed externally in epoxy glass cloth for a strong and light hull. Very spacious and stable, she was given an RCD compliance ticket upon completion. Complete with cover, outboard and road trailer, a nice looking and capable day boat.

  • Designer: Antonio Dias
  • Builder: Lyme Regis School of Boatbuilding
  • Year: 1998
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 17'
  • Beam: 5'6"
  • Draft: 18"
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Enquire about 12′ Clinker Sailing Dinghy

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Traditional clinker sailing dinghy for sale

Traditional 12' clinker sailing build from mahogany on oak frames, all copper fastened. Professional refit at the IBTC, Lowestoft in 2014. Brand new rig in 2016 to International 12 rig plan. Lovely condition dinghy kept undercover the majority of its life. Complete with road trailer, oars and cover. Has been used to teach the children to sail, a fun but forgiving boat totally complete and ready for the summer.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Year: 1981
  • Location: Cambridgeshire
  • Length on deck: 12'
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Enquire about McNulty Longstone Lugsail Dinghy

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Clinker wooden sailing dinghy for sale

Very attractive McNulty Longstone lugsail dinghy built for the present owner and delivered in 1999. Used byb McNulty for the 1999 Earls Court Boatshow to show case their work. Planked in larch on oak. Varnish work could do with some improvement but otherwise aa very nice dinghy. Complete with road trailer and piggy back launching trolley, all over cover, rig and oars. A beautiful little boat complete with everything needed to go sailing.

  • Designer: McNulty Boats
  • Builder: McNulty Boats
  • Year: 1999
  • Location: Dorset
  • Length on deck: 12'
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Small boats for sale

People use small boats for sailing, rowing, fishing and tenders for larger vessels. They are easy to transport, affordable, and a great way to get afloat. Small boats are perfect for as a small fishing boat, small sailing boat, motor cruiser or sports cruiser and popular for recreation. We have spent some of the best family days pottering up and down the estuary in our sailing dinghy.

Small classic sailing boats are great for people wanting to start sailing. They’re relatively affordable and classic in style, and you can often find older examples for a fraction of the cost of a new boat. Plus, they’ll still provide you with years of enjoyment.

Classic boats are also a great option if you’re looking for a project boat. Many of these boats have been well cared for and only need a little TLC to get them back into sailing shape. With a bit of elbow grease, you can often have your dream boat for a fraction of the cost of buying new.

Some of the cheap small sailboats for sale on the Wooden Ships website include dinghies, day boats and river launches. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about any small boats featured on our website, or if you’d like to sell your boat.

Wooden Ships classic yachts brokers have an extensive database of small boats for sale. With a wide range of sail boats, 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.