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 Yachting World Dayboat

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Wooden Sailing dinghy on the water

Built by the current owner during his time at the Lyme Regis Boat Building school. Finished to a very high standard and hardly used since she was completed so she remains in excellent condition. This boat has a measurement certificate so is eligible to race with the fleets and is competitive against the GRP versions. Alloy rig with McNamara sails that have all been measured for conformity. Comes with an all over cover and a road trailer with piggy back launching trolley. A beautifully finished example of this very successful class, complete and ready to go sailing.

  • Year: 2010
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 14'
  • Beam: 5'8"
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Enquire about Salcombe Yawl

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Traditional Salcombe Yawl for sale

Salcombe Yawl

£4950

Salcombe Yawl No.36 built by Stones of Portlemouth in 1961. Professionally refitted in 2010 with new decks. Complete with Bramber road trailer and combination launching trolley and 2 sets of cruising sails. Very smart example of the class.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Stones of Portlemouth
  • Year: 1961
  • Location: Sussex
  • Length on deck: 16'
  • Beam: 7'
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Enquire about Electric River Launch

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Classic wooden electric launch for sale

Professionally built Iain Oughtred Grebe rowing dinghy converted to an electric river launch by the current owner. Fitted with a Bosch 24 volt motor and 2 75ah leisure batteries. Cruises easily at 3-4 knots but will do 5-6 knots in flat water. Complete with oars and road trailer. An elegant and eye catching boat, cheap alternative to some of the newer electric launches that have become so popular on inland rivers.

  • Designer: Iain Oughtred
  • Year: 1996
  • Location: Oxfordshire
  • Length on deck: 13'6"
  • Beam: 4'6"
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Enquire about Iain Oughtred Tammie Norrie Rowing Dinghy

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New wooden rowing dinghy for sale

Rowing built to the Oughtred Tammie Norrie design. Strip plank hull, epoxy sheathed inside and out then finished with 2 pack paint for a low maintenance and robust boat. Finished to a very high standard, complete with road trailer and a pair of wooden oars and bronze rowlocks.

  • Designer: Iain Oughtred
  • Year: 2023
  • Location: Dorset
  • Length on deck: 13'6
  • Beam: 4'7"
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Enquire about McNulty Longstone Sailing Dinghy

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McNulty Longstone clinker sailing dinghy for sale

McNulty Longstone dinghy built by McNulty Boats. McNulty have a fantastic reputation for high quality boats built to a very good standard. This boat is a very complete package with a recent road trailer and launching trolley, winter cover, summer cover, oars and rig. Attractive little boat in nice condition.

  • Designer: McNulty Boats
  • Builder: McNulty Boats
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 12'
  • Beam: 4'10"
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Enquire about Solent Scow

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Classic wooden scow sailing dinghy for sale

Solent Scow

£4000

Solent Scow sailing dinghy built by Adrian Stone in 1984. One of the last Scows built in timber, most by this time were being built in GRP. She has been recently refitted with all new varnish and a complete new rig including alloy spars and a new drop plate rudder.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Adrian Stone
  • Year: 1989
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 11'3"
  • Beam: 4'8"
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Enquire about Iain Oughtred Acorn 12 Rowing Skiff

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Wooden Acorn 12 rowing skiff for sale

Acorn 12 rowing skiff designed by Iain Oughtred. Built by the owner who is very experienced with building small boats of this type. As new condition, she was completed in early 2024 and has not been used or put afloat. Epoxy bonded plywood hull makes her light and stiff. Comes with a road trailer, cover and pair of oars with bronze rowlocks. A beautiful example of this elegant and well respected rowing skiff.

  • Designer: Iain Oughtred
  • Year: 2024
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 11'8
  • Beam: 3'11"
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Enquire about Rowing skiff

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Wooden rowing skiff

Rowing skiff

£3950

Rowing skiff professionally built in 2019, based on a working skiff from Oregon. Constructed using epoxy glued plywood with larch and Chestnut fit out. All bright work is oiled rather than varnished for easy maintenance. Very light hull, can be lifted onto a car top or easily hauled on deck as a tender. Easy to row and a joy to look at, she is a delightful little boat in as new condition. Recently re-painted inside and out.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: James Baker
  • Year: 2019
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 11'3"
  • Beam: 3'4"
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Enquire about 12′ McNulty GRP Sailing Dinghy

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Classic GRP McNulty clinker sailing dinghy for sale

McNulty boats were known for their high quality wooden dinghies and motor launches, however they started producing GRP boats in the later years of the business to the same lovely designs and fitted with wooden trim for a traditional look. This dinghy is one of those examples, well maintained and in the same ownership since new. Complete with road trailer, launching trolley and all over cover.

  • Designer: McNulty Boats
  • Builder: McNulty Boats
  • Year: 1990
  • Location: Oxfordshire
  • Length on deck: 12'
  • Beam: 4'10"
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Enquire about Lugsail Pram Dinghy

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wooden pram dinghy for sale

Built by the late owner to a professional design, this dinghy has never been afloat, dry stored since 2000. Superbly detailed construction, cold moulded hull with West System epoxy using diagonal mahogany over conventional strip plank. Complete with a standing lug rig and oars. A beautiful little dinghy in as new condition

  • Designer: George Whisstock
  • Year: 2000
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 8'
  • Beam: 4'1"
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Enquire about 15′ Clinker Dinghy

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Wooden clinker dinghy for sale

Substantially built and stout clinker dinghy, built by Cyril White in Brightlingsea in the 1960's. The boat has a high freeboard and generous beam making her capable and safe. Complete with a road trailer and 6hp Johnson outboard engine.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Cyril White, Brightlingsea
  • Year: 1960's
  • Location: Humberside
  • Length on deck: 14'9"
  • Beam: 5'6"
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Enquire about Salcombe Yawl Y55

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Salcombe Yawl sailing dinghy for sale

Salcombe Yawl Y55 built by Stones in 1967. Professionally maintained since 2015, this is a nice original example that has not been ruined. Complete with road trailer and all over cover.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Stones Boatyard
  • Year: 1967
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 16'
  • Beam: 7'
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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.