the Wayfarer Marketplace
Wayfarers for sale
(last updated: 29 September 2016)
Important notes to buyers/sellers:
This is a free service provided by the Canadian Wayfarer Association.
I will appreciate your letting me know, for the convenience of all concerned,
when any boat/item listed should be removed from this page.
If you are based in Canada and buy a new or used Wayfarer, you are now entitled
to a one-year free membership in the Canadian Wayfarer Association.
Contact Kit Wallace (CWA Membership) 416-531-8470, or Uncle Al.
If you sell your Wayfarer, I ask you to make any Canadian buyer aware of the above.
note to potential buyers:
a brief synopsis of the various Marks usually available in N.A.

The only Wayfarer versions (all quite acceptable with no serious flaws) you'll usually see in N.A. are as follows:
  • Mark I (all the wooden W's plus a lot of the early and recent glass W's): full height forward bulkhead and buoyancy compartment with hatch which makes it storage-accessible and great for extended cruising. Also sounds best going through waves, since all other versions have a storage shelf under the foredeck and have a greater or lesser degree of oil drum sound effects when the boat hits a big wave or two. Four floorboards, two per side to which there are pros and cons
  • Mark II (built in the US and Canada and the UK): aforementioned bow storage shelf - oil drum sounds but no discernible effect on performance, i.e. slight annoyance factor in waves but a fine motivator to sail waves efficiently! One long floorboard on each side.
  • Mark III (built by Abbott in Sarnia only): much like the Mk II but has permanent floor and self-bailers on the side - good for leaving on mooring as rain water will drain out through the bailers if these are left open. The permanent floor creates a buoyancy tank under the floor that has been known to make it hard to keep the boat upright when it's been re-righted after a capsize - to see my experience with this, click here
sellers beware!!!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Kelly
To: Al
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 3:21 PM
Subject: Beware of fraudulent buyers

Dear Al;
I have my Wayfarer 8478 listed for sale with you and have received many inquiries.  Unfortunately, I accepted an offer from a 'buyer' who saw the ad on your website, but it is a fraudulent scam.  Meanwhile, I lost out on a couple of serious buyers.  My boat is still for sale. 
Perhaps other sellers should be warned about this scam.  The 'buyer' has a third party send a cheque for a much larger sum of money than the boat is selling for.  It appears to be a classic example of the over-billing scam, where I'm expected to send the additional funds to the buyer, who is not really interested in buying the boat at all.  I suspected this when I received the cheque and had the bank look into it, and they confirmed that it is indeed a forgery and that they are aware of this fraud occurring, especially targeting boat sales.
Hope nobody gets victimized by this scam.
Mike Kelly.
W3133 for sale in Toronto  160828

From: ted lacelle []
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2016 11:55 AM
Subject: W 3133 for sale

Classic fibreglass Abbott Mark 1 at the Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club

1 set of older cruising sails, main with reef points.
1 set of newer racing/cruising sails.
1 jib w/roller furling.
1 spinnaker w/ pole.
1 pair cockpit sail bags. magic box. summer & winter boat covers. main sheet block and traveller at stern. continuous jib sheets.
8-1 boom vang. compass. bridle for dry sailing and use of crane.
2 paddles. boat dolly. boom crutch.
2.5 older outboard motor.

Asking $2000. CAD

Contact: Ted Lacelle


W300 rebuilt wooden classic in fine shape - must sell at TS&CC  160708
Race-rigged classic wooden Wayfarer (photos below) complete with racing sails.

Proctor spars hull epoxied freshly painted race ready 

dolly incl.

good condition boat cover

all sails and spinnaker

Harken hardware

Suunto compass

Priced to sell fast at $3000.  Contact Tom Wharton at 416-409-3304 or


chance of a life-time: TSCC selling off 5 club Wayfarers @ $1500  160708
Perfect cottage boats. Abbott Mark 1's. Metal masts and booms, well used sails. Dolly but no trailer. The latter can be borrowed to transport your purchase to her new home. $1500.

Contact Tom Wharton at 416-409-3304 or

lightly used Hartley Wayfarer Racer/Cruiser for sale in Greensboro, N.C.  160506
Wayfarer 16 Sailboat Racing Model (2013) - $9995
(with trailer) One-owner, classic ocean-capable daysailer redesigned for performance racing; like-new condition; lightly used; racing main, jib, and spinnaker/launch tube; Dyneema/Vectran rope fit-out; wood epoxy racing rudder and centerboard; all racing hardware; Navy blue hull; dual racing compasses; toe straps; top and bottom boat covers; covers for all sails; EZ Loader galvanized trailer with enclosed bearings, LED lights, winch, spar cradle, locked spare tire, tongue lock, and jockey wheel; proven performer in International/National Wayfarer Class races; also ideal for club racing and casual sailing; cruising package (cruising main with double reef points, roller-furling jib, lazy jacks, masthead righting lines, gear tie-downs, self-steering, boom tent, buoyant head patch, dual anchors, swim/recovery re-entry steps, foredeck cap, etc.) available separately. More here.

Reply to Ted at 336-202-5777 or

brand new Hartley Wayfarer Cruiser for sale in Detroit
4/9/2015 - Wayfarer Cruiser NEW $13,700 USD
Comes With:
Genoa furler. Centre main w/ratchet. Padded toe straps. Double waterline. Aft bench seats. Top flat cover. Twin cradle launch trolley.
Contact Nick Seraphinoff

W286 (wood) for sale in Montreal   (confirmed 120512)
Wayfarer 286 is for sale

Hull # 286, very fast with top race finishes is being offered for sale.  Hull refinished and rebuilt in 2000 with black epoxy while deck is all clear wood.  Completely solid boat, beautifully race-equipped with Harken blocks, etc.  Proctor mast and boom, two suits of sails and two spinnakers.  Trailer included.

Contact Peter:

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W2449 (fiberglass Mk I) for sale in Byron Center, Michigan  (confirmed 120512)
----- Original Message -----
From: Robin Moseley
Cc: james Heffernan ;
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 7:44 PM
Subject: Wayfarer 2449 for sale


I have been so busy, just got to this.  You ad is posted with the three images.  USWA does not charge for the ad, but we would like to get some contact information of the new owner so that we can let them know about USWA.  Let me know when you no longer need the ad.

Robin Moseley
USWA Webmaster

On 4/25/2010 6:55 PM, Richard Van Baren wrote:

For Sale:  1971 Wayfarer #2449  Very good condition.  Main sail good .  Jib new. First $2200.  Located in Byron Center, Michigan 

Contact:  Rich 

W1548 (fiberglass) for sale in Cleveland, Ohio   (confirmed 17 Jan 2014)
From: Sandy Fox <>
Subject: Wayfarer 1548 for sale
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 3:13 PM

W1548; fiberglass hull & deck; main & Jib; Proctor mast (tapered); internal halyards; traveler & bridle set up for main sheet; gator tilt trailer; spare tire; most racks for trailering; very good condition. Centerboard and rudder need to be refinished (paint is chipping off). Main sail is set up for Jiffy Reefing (have parts for roller reefing also). Color: white hull, green deck, gray interior. All seating in good condition. Asking $3200.00 or best offer. Pictures available upon request.
Joe Fox, Cleveland, Ohio (440) 526-6149   <>

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