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 16′ Bass Boat

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Classic clinker dinghy for sale

16' Bass Boat built in Scotland. Clinker planked in mahogany on oak with a nice condition hull. Complete with trailer and Seagul Silver Century Plus outboard engine.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Year: 1962
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 16'
  • Beam: 5'8"
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Enquire about Barrow Boat Sailing Pram Dinghy

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Barrow boat for sale

Barrow Boat sailing pram dinghy professionally built in 2003. Designed to be wheeled around by placing the oars through hoes in the transom and using the installed single wheel at the bow, these are rather unique little boats. The hull weighs just 52kg due to the light and rigid clinker plywood construction. Complete with road trailer, rig and oars this is a very complete and smart package, perfect as a tender or for getting the young ones out on the water.

  • Builder: Barrow Boat Co. Norwich
  • Year: 2003
  • Location: Shropshire
  • Length on deck: 8'
  • Beam: 4'6"
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Enquire about Moorman Bros Clinker Rowing Dinghy

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Cinker rowing dinghy for sale

Clinker rowing and fishing dinghy built for the present owners late Uncle in 1966 by local Isle of Wight boat builders Moorman Bros. The owner still has the original receipt from the builders detailing the costs of the boat and requested extras. Tidy condition, complete with recent launching trolley, fitted cover and Tohatsu 6hp outboard engine. Stable and safe with high freeboard and fully equipped ready to be used.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Moorman Bros. Isle of Wight
  • Year: 1966
  • Location: Isle of Wight
  • Length on deck: 12'
  • Beam: 4'6"
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Enquire about Trearddur Sailing Club One Design

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Classic wooden sailing dinghy for sale

One design racing dinghy designed by Dickie of Bangor for the Treardurr sailing club, this example built in 1946. Professional refit of the hull in 1998 put her back into great condition. New sails in 2014. A pretty sailing dinghy complete with trailer and launching trolley.

  • Designer: A.M. Dickie
  • Builder: Dickies of Bangor
  • Year: 1946
  • Location: Wales
  • Length on deck: 14'
  • Beam: 4'10"
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Enquire about 9′ McNulty Lugsail Dinghy

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Classic wooden clinker dinghy for sale

9' clinker lugsail dinghy built by McNulty boats in the 1980's. Usual high end McNulty build quality, mahogany planking on oak frames. Complete with road trailer, launching trolley and cover. Smart little boat perfect for teaching the kids to sail. Easy to own and easy to enjoy.

  • Designer: McNulty Boats
  • Builder: McNulty Boats
  • Year: 1985
  • Location: N. Wales
  • Length on deck: 9'
  • Beam: 4'
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Enquire about Cornish Rowing Punt

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Wooden rowing punt for sale

Traditional Cornish rowing punt, slightly bigger in the beam and with more displacement than the racing versions making her more stable, safe and practical. Still a delight to row with either one or two rowers. Refitted by her shipwright owner recently with various new planks and frames.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 15'
  • Beam: 4'8"
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Enquire about 12′ Clinker Sailing Dinghy

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Larch planked clinker sailing dinghy of unknown origin. Appears to be a sound boat, complete with rig, trailer and electric outboard engine.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Location: Humberside
  • Length on deck: 12'
  • Beam: 4'10"
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Enquire about Christchurch Coot One Design

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Clinker sailing dinghy for sale

Christchurch Coot One Design that was built for local racing around Dorset where there was a significant fleet of these boats at one time. A substantial dinghy with fore and aft decks, complete with cover and road trailer

  • Designer: Charles Purbrook
  • Builder: Charles Purbrook
  • Year: 1937
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 14'6"
  • Beam: 5'4"
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Enquire about Varnished Clinker Rowing Dinghy

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Clinker rowing dinghy for sale

Pretty dinghy of unknown origins. Clinker planked in pine, varnished inside and out. Complete with oars and rowlocks.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 11'6"
  • Beam: 4'2"
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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: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 20'6''
  • Beam: 6'5"
  • Draft: 4'5''
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Enquire about Fairey Marine Duckling

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Tidy example of the Fairey Marine Duckling, complete with rig and launching trolley.

  • Designer: Uffa Fox
  • Builder: Fairey Marine
  • Year: 1960's
  • Location: Dorset
  • Length on deck: 9'
  • Beam: 4'
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Enquire about Landamore Lugsail Dinghy

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Clinker sailing dinghy for sale

Clinker lugsail dinghy built by Landamores of Wroxham. Glued plywood construction which was quite revolutionary at the time, making for a strong and rigid yet light hull. Complete with sail, cover and road trailer. A tidy dinghy.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: E.C. Landamore
  • Year: 1950's
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 9'6"
  • Beam: 4'5"
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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.