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 10′ Lugsail Clinker Dinghy

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Wooden Clinker dinghy for sale

Very smart clinker dinghy with a lug rig built in Lyme Regis around 2002. Smart little boat complete with rig, oars and as new launching trolley. Well maintained and ready to go this summer.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Year: 2002
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 10'
  • Beam: 4'3"
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Enquire about GRP McNulty Dinghy

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Traditional clinker dinghy

Built by McNulty boats to their own design, probably in the early 2000's. McNulty were known for their high quality wooden dinghies and launches but in the latter years of the business they produced a small number of simulated clinker GPR dinghies, this being one of them. Fitted out in mahogany with a lug rig, she has an all over cover and a Snipe road trailer with a launching trolley. An elegant dinghy and complete ready to go.

  • Designer: McNulty Boats
  • Builder: McNulty Boats
  • Location: Essex
  • Length on deck: 9'
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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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Traditional Cornish 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 Iain Oughtred Whilly Boat

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Classic wooden Arctic Tern sailing dinghy for sale

Iain Oughtred Whilly Boat built from epoxy glued marine plywood with douglas fir trim. Standing lug rig, pair of oars, road trailer and all over cover. These boats are stable, easy to row and sial like a dream. Being light they are easy to launch and retrieve single handed so make the perfect boat for messing about on the water.

  • Designer: Iain Oughtred
  • Year: 2001
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 14'6"
  • Beam: 4'6"
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Enquire about Canadian Lakefield Canoe Company Canoe

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Classic Canadian Canoe For Sale

A very original canoe, believed to have been built in the 1920's by the Canadian Lakefield Canoe Company. Beautiful construction with tight seamed planks and closely spaced steamed timbers, all clench fastened. Complete with two original paddles.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Canadian Lakefield Canoe Company
  • Year: 1920's
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 12'6"
  • Beam: 2'10"
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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

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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 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 Sailing Pram Dinghy

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Wooden clinker dinghy for sale

A smart clinker pram dinghy with an unknown history, however she was professionally refitted in Salcombe for the current owners and has been used lightly since. Complete with launching trolley, rig and oars, a delightful boat for teaching the kids to sail or as a tender to a larger yacht.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 8'
  • Beam: 4'1"
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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.