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 Turks of Kingston Rowing Skiff

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Wooden rowing and sailing skiff for sail

Rowing skiff designed sand built by Turks of Kingston in 1910. She was later fitted with a sailing rig and centreplate which she still has. A very elegant skiff in need of some refit work including re-fastening of plank hood ends. Has the potential to be an exceptionally eye catching skiff with very pretty lines and top quality build materials. a perfect winter project for the keen amateur. Complete with rig and trailer.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Turks of Kingston
  • Year: 1910
  • Location: Leicestershire
  • Length on deck: 14'1"
  • Beam: 4'8"
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Enquire about Iain Oughtred Auk Rowing Dinghy

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Clinker rowing dinghy for sale

Newly built Iain Oughtred Auk rowing dinghy, hull constructed from epoxy glued marine plywood with Sapele trim. Very smart boat complete with oars and cover. Light enough to be carried on a car roof rack for easy transport.

  • Designer: Iain Oughtred
  • Year: 2023
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 8'
  • 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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Enquire about Edgar Cove Sailing Dinghy

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Built by Edgar Cove of Salcombe, possibly to the design of the RNSA 14 of which a number were built by Coves. Refitted by the late owner with new foredeck, some new ribs and new centreboard case. she has a mast and boom but no sails or rigging. Sitting on a good road trailer that only needs a service before use. A pretty boat in generally sound and smart condition, would make an excellent family boat for exploring rivers and estuaries.

  • Designer: Edgar Cove
  • Builder: Edgar Cove
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 14'
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Enquire about E. J. Burt & Sons Sailing Dinghy

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Clinker sailing dinghy for sale

Clinker sailing dinghy thought to be nearly 100 years old, built by E.J. Burts and sons of Falmouth. Rebuilt in Mousehole in 2007-2008 for the late owner. Gaff sloop rig plus all over cover, road trailer and oars. Has not been afloat for several years but was professionally rebuilt not too long ago.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: E. J. Burt & Sons, Falmouth
  • Year: 1920's
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 10'
  • Beam: 4'1"
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Enquire about Percy Mitchell Motor Launch

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Traditional wooden motor launch for sale

Built by Percy Mitchell of Mevagissey. Complete refit by the current shipwright owner, launched in 2022. Refit included hull repairs and new planking, complete new foredeck, wheelhouse and interior accommodation as well as a new Vetus 33hp diesel engine. A superb looking boat in lovely condition, a perfect compromise between a motor vessel and a day launch, large open cockpit but with enough accommodation to make her comfortable for extended periods afloat if desired. Perhaps the perfect family motor boat.

  • Designer: Percy Mitchell
  • Builder: Percy Mitchell
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 26'
  • Beam: 9'
  • Draft: 2'6"
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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.