the Wayfarer Marketplace
Wayfarers (+ a Wanderer) for sale
(last updated: 21 May 2015)
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.
W2123 Beedlebaum (composite) for sale in New York State

From: Jack Cook []
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:11 PM
Subject: Sale of Beedlebaum  W2123

Hi Uncle Al:

I trust this e-mail find you in your usual optimistic, encouraging and always uplifting best-of-health!


The time has come for me to sell Beedlebaum.. Age and a succession of injuries have prevented me from sailing these past two seasons and it looks as though she'll not go into the Hudson this season also.


She's a 1972  Mark I hybrid....all mahogany upper works, centerboard, (fashioned by Abbott Boats),  and original  rudder... all in pristine condition. The mast is wood, finished by Hans Gottschling. The primary sail set is practically new furnished by Heider Funk. There's also a 2nd set of working sales. I have a spinnaker, pole and all spinnaker hardware, but the mast has to be rigged for spinnaker use.


Included in the sale are 1/2 dozen fenders, four PDF's, anchor, chains, gobs of lines, spare parts, tools, a new full canvas tent cover by Hans Gottschling, a 2 1/2 Hp Seagull engine and a Load-Rite trailer in pristine condition...including a spare tire!

Photos below.


For my entire ownership of the Wayfarer, she has been always garaged in the off-season, as she is now!


Asking $3900.00


Regards to all, 


W701 (wooden classic) for sale in Kingston, ON

From: Paul Sentesy []
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 9:57 AM
Subject: Wayfarer # 701


Al,  Could you post this on the Wayfarer site. Many thanks,  Paul.


Wayfarer # 701.  1962.  Wood. Meticulously maintained. rebuilt in the /90’s.

Equipped for racing and cruising.  New Harken blocks. New lines, Proctor mast. New sails, spinnaker, proper Gottschling cover . motor bracket. extra parts.

Crisp and fast. On a good trailer.

 $ 2,500.00

Paul Sentesy []

W6064 (Abbott Mk. 1) for sale in London, ON

From: Terry []
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:35 PM
To: Al Schonborn
Subject: W6064 for sale


Hello Al
I have just posted the boat for sale on Kijiji #1065639992  If you want to post that information, it is a great boat. I had a lot of fun but ran out of time.


Date Listed    19-Apr-15
Price    $3,800.00
Address    London, ON
Model    16 ft Wayfarer Colour    Tan
16 ft Wayfarer sailboat #6064 Fibreglass Boat, trailer, sails, life jackets, boat bag with lots of spare parts. New S/S turnbuckles, lines, and ropes.
2 Mains sails, jib, and a spinnaker, all great shape. Boat cover(road and mooring), mooring bumpers, 3.5HP gas motor Everything needed to set sail. Trailer in great shape also. $3800 obo
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.
Phone Marc Bennett: 517-898-6617       email:
                    or contact Nick

one of the last wooden kit boats for sale in Vermont
4/13/2014 - Wayfarer
I built the mahogany wayfarer kit in 1988 for use on Lake  Champlain.  It was only sailed about 8 times over 4 or 5 summers and has been undercover except for 2 seasons.  Excellent condition  with Damar masts, main and two jibs(one has small hole).  Full cover damaged by mice(separately stored} best used as pattern for replacement. I would like $3500 USD for boat and trailer.  They are undercover in my fabric shed in North Hero, Vermont

Contact:  robert perry
Phone is 843 705 0945 (Bluffton, South Carolina) until May 21 and
after June 1 is 802 372 3051(North Hero, Vermont).  


From: Jim Larkin []
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2015 8:35 PM
Subject: Wafarer price reduction


Hi, I’d like to lower the price of our boat that we have for sale on the Wayfarer  Canada site. Currently, we have it listed for $4500 and would like to list it at $3500. If you could make that change, we’d greatly appreciate it. Please let me know if you need anything else from me to do this.



Jim Larkin


W770 (classic wooden W) for sale in Minnesota

New price----1963 Wayfarer for sale- $3500

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 $3500

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,

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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