PLEASE read these advice sections first, especially the part about frauds & scams.


General advice to sellers:

To maximise your chance of selling please give prospective buyers as much information as possible. The more information you give the more likely you are to attract prospective buyers. Try to include at least one photo of the item, a full description, age and condition. You may also want to include payment and delivery terms. (If you need help with photos please contact UKWA).

Please remember that your advert will potentially reach a worldwide audience, not just UKWA members.

Frauds & Scams:

Classified advertising draws a lot of attention – both good and bad – and not just within the UKWA membership. Please be alert for potential signs of fraudulent intent, including:

  • being unaware that the item advertised is a boat or boat-related
  • telling you to “consider it sold already”
  • mobile phone text messages with links to view a part exchange
  • offering to put your advert on the front page of Google or some other website for a fee
  • a phone call from somebody pretending to be from your bank and referring to your recent purchase of an advert
  • offering to buy the boat (or item) without seeing it first
  • making excuses about why they can’t view it in person
  • wanting to pay by some unusual method
  • making excuses about being un-contactable by telephone or email
  • payment from a third party
  • over-payment of any kind; possibly combined with a request to refund a portion, or pay a ‘shipping agent’ on their behalf
  • asking you to log in to your account to view a listing; this is never necessary
  • unlikely or improbable interest; interest in a large ship may well come from the other side of the world, but interest in a sailing dinghy will not!

If it doesn’t sound right, feel right, or seems to good to be true – don’t continue with it. Google the name or email address of suspicious-sounding responders. Or at least check the list of known scammers (below).

If in doubt, even slightly, please contact UKWA for advice.

*** Please be aware of scams.  These are widespread and not specific to Wayfarers or our website.  They are not all the same – please beware ***

  • A partial list of known or likely scammers can be checked on this page (link opens in new tab).

Here is an account of one vendor’s experience:

“When the advert first appeared (on another website advertising boats) I received a phone call purporting to be from Boat Mart offering to include an advertisement at a reduced price. The caller clearly knew about dinghies, the Wayfarer in particular, and was very plausible on sailing matters. An online order was placed using my debit card in the usual way. Shortly after this I received a text from my bank, the Halifax, asking if I had authorised a payment to Western Union of £540.40. This attempted fraud was nipped in the bud and did not take place, but you may wish to be aware.

“There were a number of other attempted ‘scams’ related to the sale but in each case when I entered the email address on Google there were a number of people warning about the said email addresses. I mention this in passing as you may well be aware of the situation.”

UKWA's terms of business:
  • The UK Wayfarer Association welcomes adverts for Wayfarer dinghies and/or Wayfarer-related items ONLY, both Wanted and For Sale.
  • Advertising is free of charge for UKWA members. We are pleased to run Wayfarer-related adverts for non-members of UKWA, but there is a £25 charge for doing so. If you are a non UKWA member and wish to advertise, please contact Sarah Burgess;
  • Adverts for boats only are automatically included in the next edition of our full-colour magazine, Wayfarer News.
  • Adverts are clear to run for up to 12 months, when they will be automatically deleted. (If still for sale, items/boats can always be re-advertised by the owner). We do ask that adverts are removed as soon as boats/items are sold, to keep the list as up-to-date as possible.
  • Further Wayfarers for purchase may be available from Ian Porter at
Uploading photos:

To avoid frustration, before uploading any photos please note the following requirements:-

  • Up to four images may be uploaded per advert
  • Each image file should be at least 20 KB but not more than 3 MB
  • Each image should be between 200 and 1024 pixels (width) by 200 to 768 pixels (height). Larger photos will automatically be resized to be within these dimensions. Note that the max size is based on a 4:3 aspect ratio (landscape), and thumbnails will be square images cropped from the centre of your photos, so it’s best to shoot with this in mind.

We are constantly reviewing these requirements – please contact the web team if you wish to express an opinion.

Identification of boats:

All Wayfarers should have their boat number recorded on their hull. This is how a boat is identified. The number is either carved on the inside of the upstand of the transom (wooden boats) or on a metal plaque (usually, but not always, fixed to the aft slope of the centreboard case). This number should correspond to the number on the sails, but, if the numbers differ, it is the number on the boat which is the boat’s official number. A boat without a plaque/carved number may not officially be raced as a Wayfarer.

Potential purchasers (of wooden hulled boats in particular) should be aware that not all boats have been measured in the past. Also, some hulls that have been measured may subsequently have been altered and therefore may need to be re-measured and any alterations might need to be corrected. Boats are not permitted to race without a Measurement and Buoyancy Certificate (except in certain limited cases).


Please note that these are classified ads placed by private individuals.
This includes both members and non-members of UKWA.

Wood centreboard and rudder
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Price: £ 100.00
I have found a wooden centreboard (£100) and rudder (£50) in my late father's hut. Ready for possible collection from Norfolk, before Sunday.  A longshot, I know!...
Looking for Wayfarer GRP for cruising
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Price: £ 0.00
Looking for a MkI or MkII GRP - preferably already set up for cruising. Needs to be GRP as I've nowhere inside to maintain a woodie in winter. Desirables: combi trailer-trolley, reefing main and roller reefing genoa/jib, approx 3hp engine,...
W10049 Porter Wayfarer +S 1999 GRP Hull Nile Blue with White underside & Varnished Teak Deck
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Price: £ 3,500.00
UKWA International Class Measurement certificate Pinnell & Bax mainsail & genoa, working jib and spinnaker excellent near new condition, battens and jib wire halyard. Second set of Pinnell & Bax mainsail and genoa. Mylar genoa and mainsail training sails. All...
Wayfarer Mk II
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Price: £ 1,900.00
Wayfarer Mk II GRP for sale. 1987. Location: Hickling, Norfolk. New sheets and ropes last year. New overboom cover July 2020. Roller reefing Genoa. Storm jib. Cruising main sail with reefing points. Lots of Harken fittings. Centre main ratchet. Stainless...
Wayfarer 8844, Porter's epoxy special - UNDER OFFER
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Price: £ 2,500.00
W8844 - Porter's Mk1 woodie for sale, Southwell (Notts.) Built in 1990, W8844 was a well-known, successful racing boat, winning the Westerns in the capable hands of Andrew & Tom Wilson as recently as 2015. The boat is still rigged...
Any old canvas? 2 old canvas boat covers found in garden shed: Either/both FREE on collection
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Price: £ 0.00
Two old canvas boat covers found in garden shed: 1. Wayfarer cover from No.60 (boat owned by Michael Helliwell and now an exhibit in the Museum of the Broads. Built by Moores of Wroxham 1957), cover made by Jeckells, a...
West Mersea Combi for sale
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Price: £ 500.00
West Mersea Wayfarer Combi trailer, trailer as new, 8" wheels, trolley needs love having lived in Cyprus for five years. Arrived with recently acquired boat and not needed. Photos on request....
W10761 Potel, Mk IV, Price Reduced
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Price: £ 7,500.00
Rigged for single handing/cruising. Twinned outhaul/16-1 kicker. Muscle box for rig tuning. Genoa adapted for reefing/furling with Harken furling drums, furling line led aft. All control lines reachable for crew/helm. Pinnell & Bax cruising sails, pale blue. Mainsail 2 reefing...
McNamara Wayfarer dinghy racing sails (genoa and mainsail)
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Price: £ 600.00
These sails were bought with the Plus S we got in 2018. They are pristine and look like they may have only been used once or twice. We are cruising the Wayfarer and are not going to seriously race, so...
Wooden mast, boom and spinnaker pole wanted
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Price: £ 150.00
I have an early Woodie and would love (for the sake of originality) to replace the aluminium spars with wooden items. New items are beyond my budget. But please contact me if you have any in good, usable condition or...
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Price: £ 850.00
Beautiful wooden Wayfarer. Made in 1962. Sail number 557. Excellent condition with perfect hull and deck. Cream hull with varnished topsides. Tired original sails plus spare set. Proctor aluminium mast and boom. Launching trolley and road trailer. Comes with 1...
Looking for W665
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Price: £ 0.00
I’m trying to track down W665, mk 1 wooden, last known as “Phoenix”, if she still exists. She was registered with the class association up to 2004, but the trail has gone cold after that. She was owned and much...
Pre-cut boat tent kit
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Price: £ 0.00
Looking to buy a boat tent but don't want to pay £625 for a brand new one? Then you may consider sewing your own. I can provide all the pre-cut panels and everything else you need to sew it; zips,thread,...
Looking for a MK4
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Price: £ 0.00
Looking for a Mk4. Would consider a world. Boat must be in a good (ready to sail) condition and include a road trailer. Other than that, I'm not fussy. If you live near to, and could deliver to the North...
Wayfarer that deserves a chance
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Price: £ 500.00
I am looking for a neglected Wayfarer to breathe new life into. Minimum requirements: - NOT a self draining Mk - functioning trailer - cruising sails - undamaged mast and boom - functioning rudder and centreboard The price is negotiable...
Set of front benches for Mk1, Mk1a, Plus S
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Price: £ 30.00
Just finishes refurbishing these Wayfarer benches. Beautiful and almost perfect condition, stripped and varnished in 2-pack. Will fit any Mk1 wooden, GRP or composite, Mk1a, etc. Location: Dereham (Norfolk)...
Centreboard pivot pin
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Price: £ 5.00
Do you have a centreboard pivot pin for a wayfarer? I'm restoring a Mark Plus S for my boys scout group. Most grateful for any help. Thanks Paul (Edinburgh, Scotland)...
Complete rudder assembly
Total views: 40
Price: £ 400.00
Complete rudder. Laminated mahogany, epoxy glass sheathed blade. Solid mahogany stock and hood to take an alloy tiller. Downhaul and uphaul fitted. This is a beautiful rudder, strong, efficient and looks good. Location: Dereham (Norfolk)...
Selden silver mast
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Price: £ 700.00
As new 2019 Selden Wayfarer mast. All standing and running rigging. £950.00 new!! Location: Dereham (Norfolk)...
Wanted - Wayfarer mast
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Price: £ 0.00
Due to storm damage we require a mast in reasonable condition for a Mk2 Wayfarer. Location: Lyme Regis (Dorset)...
W1757 Wooden Wayfarer - NB: this owner does not have email - please phone
Total views: 144
Price: £ 1,900.00
Is in absolute pristine condition. Road Trailer and a launching trailer. Both perfect. Mainsail and a jib. No spinnaker nor pole. Boat cover. Please call between 4:30 and 9:00pm Location: Rostrevor (N Ireland)...
Foils, benches and sails (updated 11/01/2019)
Total views: 70
Price: £ 0.00
I have some booms, used sails, benches f/ward and aft, I think a centreboard, I would need measurements to check, rudder stocks and blades, possibly tillers, one hatch cover (light blue, deep, so I think Mk2), a couple of older...
W2682 - good Wayfarer for sale or share
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Price: £ 2,950.00
Wayfarer for sale or share. Location: Berthed presently at Cobnor Point near Bosham, Chichester Harbour (W Sussex) Price: £2,950 ono Built: 1971 Boat number: W2682 Fibreglass body with wooden trim, little used and well maintained (including winter housing). Full set...