the Wayfarer Marketplace
Wayfarers (+ a Wanderer) for sale
(last updated: 30 November 2014)
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 occuring, especially targeting boat sales.
Hope nobody gets victimized by this scam.
Mike Kelly.
W9568 (Abbott Mk III) for sale in Toronto
From: Eli Kagan
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2014 10:29 AM
Subject: Wayfarer for sale

Hi Al,

Would you be able to post this in your for sale classified on the website?


Abbott Wayfarer Mk III 1995
Excellent shape.
 - Roller furling head sail
 - Two head sails: North Sails genoa and an older jib
 - North Sails main with deep reef
 - Spinnaker and pole
 - 1:8 Harken magic box for rig tension
 - 1:12 boom vang
 - New tiller extension
 - Launching dolly
 - Boat cover
 - Spare centerboard
 - Two paddles
 - Motor mount
 - Road trailer
More photos here:
Informational video:   Wayfarer MkIII for Sale

Will consider trading for a small cruiser or a trimaran. 

Asking $5,500 or best offer

Please contact me at


Wanderer for sale in Detroit - fabulous deal!!
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:48 PM

                  NP BOATS US has Hartley boats in North America

     2012 Mark II 14ft Wanderer       $9950.00 USD
      With:   European Combi trailer
                 Top cover & bottom cover
                  Buoyant Head patches
                  Genoa furler
                  Remote slab reefing system
                  Center main with ratchet
                  Padded toe straps
                  Double waterline
                  Aft rear seats
                  Outboard pad
                  GRP aft storage locker
                  Alloy mooring cleats & fair lead

          As you can see, this boat - which sold for $13,362.00 in 2012 - is loaded with goodies .

W10864 (Hartley Mk IV racer) for sale in Detroit
Sent: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 3:35 PM
Subject: Hartley Mark IV for sale

2011 Wayfarer Mark IV                          $12,500.00 USD

Completely race-ready with:   
  • European combi trailer
  • black spars
  • Adjustable toe straps
  • Wood epoxy centre board & Rudder
  • Centre main with ratchet
  • Spinnaker ratchet blocks
  • Jib ratchet blocks
  • Triple jib tracks
  • Padded toe straps

Contact: Nick  <>  or  Marc  <>

W10974 (Hartley Mk IV) for sale in Detroit
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:35 PM
Subject: Hartley Mark IV for sale

2012 Wayfarer Mark IV                          $13,950.00 USD

Completely race-ready with:   
  • European combi trailer
  • black spars
  • Adjustable toe straps
  • Wood epoxy centre board & Rudder
  • Centre main with ratchet
  • Spinnaker ratchet blocks
  • Jib ratchet blocks
  • Triple jib tracks
  • Padded toe straps
This well-performing Mark IV has been refurbished and spiced up with, as seen in the picture, some graphics. Now it is just dying to be shown off on the water by a proud new owner.

Contact: Nick  <>  or  Marc  <>

W10979 (Hartley Mk IV Cruiser) for sale in Greenville, SC  (updated 30 Nov 2014)
From: Jesse Tate
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2014 9:07 PM
Subject: W 10979 for sale

2013 Wayfarer Mark IV  # 10979.  $9,800.  USD

For details go to:

Email Jesse at  or phone 864 884 4957

W770 (classic wooden W) for sale in Minnesota
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 1:45 PM
Subject: Wayfarer #770 for sale



We have a Wayfarer for sale, details and photos below, please let us know if you have any questions or would like more details.





1963 Wayfarer for sale- $4500

Very good sailing condition, two woodworkers have owned the boat since 1999

Vintage wood, Hull #770

Previously owned by The Wooden Boat  editor

Trailer in good condition, new in 2000

Original wood spars

Original mahogany seats (we have the rear seats though they are not shown in the photos)

Main (with reef points), jib, storm jib, spinnaker (older, but serviceable for recreational sailing)

Refurbished in 2013 (frames filleted, new foredeck, paint, etc)

Boom tent / cover

9’ spoon blade oars, one in need of repair.

Side deck winches included by not re-installed after last deck paint job.

New rudder

New centerboard

Jib and jib sheet cleats new in 2000

Halyards replaced in 2005

Minneapolis, MN


Primary contact- Dave Hedlund 612.750.1834,

Secondary contact- Jim Larkin 651.398.9772,

W10191 (Abbott Mk III) for sale in Saskatchewan
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2014 5:32 PM
Subject: Wayfarer 10191 for sale

Hello, I was wondering if anyone would be interested in this boat that is currently for sale? I have the link to where it is advertised below.


Lourens Blignaut  <>

W4674, a Voiliers TM glass Mark II, is for sale cheap near Peterboro, ON - no trailer, though
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 4:09 PM
Subject: Wayfarer Mark II for sale

Hi Uncle Al - I wish to sell my Wayfarer on your site.  Selling it for $1800.00.  The sails are in good shape (jib, main and spinnaker with pole) and dolly - no trailer.

The boat and I are in Lakefield, Ont. just north of Peterborough. It was built by Voiliers. The trailer in the photo will not go with the boat but there is a nice dolly.
David Logan

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glass Mark I for sale in Michigan
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2014 2:51 PM
Subject: Wayfarer for Sale

Wayfarer for sale:
W2952, Fiberglass Mark I
Now located in Novi, MI (Walled Lake)
Call Mark Carpenter    Cell: 313-805-3625

Abbott Mark III Wayfarer for sale in Thunder Bay
Subject: Wayfarer 8029 for sale
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 19:14:23 +0000

Hi Al
I’d like to post my Wayfarer for sale. A growing family and job commitments have meant that it hasn’t been in the water in 3 seasons, so it’s time to let it go. The boat resides in Thunder Bay, Ontario and is in good condition, with all appropriate rigging. The boat is a 1982 Abbott mk111, fiberglass construction, Sail # 8029. Sails are in good shape and include 2 spinnakers, the boat is fully rigged. A boat cover, motor mount and road worth trailer are also included. Asking $2,750. More pictures are available upon request. Please call Neil at 807-251-9170

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 

1974 (fiberglass) Wayfarer for sale in Toledo, OH  (confirmed 120511)
----- Original Message -----
From: Joshua Fall <>
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 8:15 PM
Subject: Wayfarer For Sale

1974 16' Wayfarer Sloop Sailboat $2000.00 OBO
Josh   <>

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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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