the Wayfarer Marketplace
Wayfarers for sale
(last updated: 25 January 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.
Glass Mk I Wayfarer for sale in New York State, south of Montreal SOLD!!!!!

From: Gerry O'Connor []
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2015 2:22 PM
To: al uncle
Subject: FOR SALE - WAYFARER MARK1 #3935


Hello Uncle Al: I must sell my treasured " Toss n' Turn "and ask that she be put on your website.

Details are as follows-

  • New Gelcoat hull and deck in 2010
  • New wooden center board from Abbott 2014
  • New canvas cover in 2012
  • Main and jib reconditioned in 2011 and in good shape
  • Floor recently replaced
  • Price includes dolly and 800 lb. capacity boat lift (no trailer)
The  boat is truly mint - see photos - always inside winter storage
Located Chazy, New York   One hour south of Montreal   Price $2400 CAD.

Gerry O'Connor (518) 846-7231

Abbott Mk III Wayfarer for sale in Greensboro, NC

From: James Heffernan []
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2015 9:13 PM
To: Marc Bennett; Marc Bennett
Subject: For Sale a Mark III


Hi Marc, Please add this For Sale to the website.  Thanks, Jim


1991 Wayfarer, Mark III, #8910
Made by Abbott Boats. Fiberglass in excellent condition with good shine and no soft spots. White with blue striping. North Sails main and genoa, in good shape.
New rear hatch cover, hiking straps, boomvang, mast spreaders, spreader bracket, and mast stop. New winch strap. Refinished the tiller wood, new Harken tiller extension. Centerboard and rudder in excellent condition. All hardware and sheets in excellent shape. Trailer included, has new wheel hubs and bearings, bearing buddies, galvanized 12 wheels including galvanized spare, new non marking rollers. Recently sandblasted the axle, and fenders and repainted and added undercoating inside fenders. The trailer is in roadworthy condition. Boat cover in excellent shape for mast up or down storage.
This boat is nice and ready to sail and is being stored in Greensboro NC
$3400.00  USD
If interested please contact Phil Leonard 803-230-6619
or Jim Heffernan 919-942-6862. 

Glass Mark I Wayfarer for sale in Wisconsin

From: Jerry McIntire []
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 10:41 PM
To: Al Schonborn
Subject: fibreglass Mk I Wayfarer #2274 for sale


Uncle Al, please post my boat for sale. I plan to get a newer one.


Beautiful blue hull with new centerboard, floorboards, and rudder head, all other wood refinished, main/jib/spinnaker original and serviceable. New spinnaker pole and low-stretch Spectra halyards, two sets spinnaker sheets. Very good Pamco trailer, new wheels and tires, bearings serviced, lights work. 


In SW Wisconsin between Madison and La Crosse, postal code 54665.  $1,600.


Jerry   608-433-2230

Classic wooden Wayfarer for sale in Toronto

From: Kit Wallace []
Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2015 6:05 PM
To: al schonborn
Subject: W1191 for sale


Hi Al,

FYI - I noticed that Peter Ayres W1191 is for sale on Kijiji



Classic wooden Wayfarer for sale at the TS&CC

From: WHARTON []
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 7:28 AM
Subject: wooden Wayfarer for sale


Hello Al, I have 2 wooden Wayfarers for sale. Only one is up on Craig's list. If an interested party wants the other we'll offer it. Would you mind to put it on the Whiffle? Thanks, Tom

W3615 Abbott Mk I for sale near Lake of Bays, ON
From: bill rogers []
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 4:29 PM
Subject: Wayfarer 3615 for Sale
Here is the ad for our Wayfarer, Sunshine.  It is going to be strange to see her  go after 34 years!
I priced it at $1800.00, but the bottom line is  that I want to sell as quickly as we can.  I will certainly consider all reasonable offers.
Can you place  this on the website with your next update.
Thanks for your help with this, Al.
Wayfarer W3615  (Sunshine)  fiberglass Mk 1 design built by Abbott.  Fully equipped for racing or recreational sailing.
Custom Centerboard and Rudder Blade of lightweight Sitka Spruce.
Raudashal Sails including  three spinakers, several jibs and mains.  
Boat dolly included.
Asking $1800.00.   Presently located in Muskoka District, but delivery in Ontario can be arranged.
Bill Rogers
705 635-2588

W6066 Abbott Mk I for sale in Toronto

Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2015 2:24 PM
Subject: Wayfarer 6066 For Sale


Hi Al,


I've had my Dad's Wayfarer for a number of years now but I am not using it for racing anymore.  It's time to put it up for sale and let someone else make sure it gets out on the water.  I would appreciate if you would post my ad on the Wayfarer website.  The same information also is available on Kijiji at


Here are the details and people can contact me for more information at the phone number below.


Single owner since it was purchased new from Abbott Boatworks. Good condition. Two sets of sails including spinnakers. Boom tent in very good condition. Includes trailer.
Asking $2,500 CDN.




Steve Carroll


(416) 751-6473

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, Id 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, wed 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- $2950

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- $2950

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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