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 and river launches. The team is very 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 and rowing boats today, or contact us to find out more information.

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Built by Coves of Salcombe in 1946, the first pleasure boat they built after the War, she worked as a hire boat on the Salcombe estuary for many years. Latterly the hull was sheathed externally in GRP due to rot and general wear and tear. The timber under the sheathing is in poor condition is several areas. It would not be prudent to think the sheathing could be removed to restore the wooden hull to original sound condition, she is a very pretty boat that needs to be accepted for what she is and simply enjoyed.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Coves of Salcombe
  • Year: 1946
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 16'
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People use small boats for sailing, rowing, and tenders for larger vessels. They are easy to transport, affordable, and a great way to get afloat. Small boats are perfect for fishing and popular for recreation and tourism. 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 smaller boats available 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.

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.