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. When selling please be alert for potential signs of possible dubious intent, including:

  • the ‘buyer’ 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 list your advert on another 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 (use your judgement here)
  • making excuses about why they can’t view it in person (but again use judgement)
  • wanting to pay by some unusual method
  • making excuses about being un-contactable by telephone or e-mail
  • 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; enquiries about a large ship may well come from the other side of the world, but interest in a sailing dinghy is unlikely to come from beyond plausible trailing distance!

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, including both members and non-members of UKWA.

Placing a free advert is one of the many benefits of UKWA membership. However, non-members are invited to pay to place an advert, which can be done here.

All adverts must then be approved by the Class Secretary before they can go ‘live’.

Of course, non-members are very welcome to join the UKWA and enjoy all the benefits of membership, including being able to place their advert free of charge.

W9048 Plus S
Total views: 34
Price: £ 2,600.00
• Porters built in 1991 • Hull in good condition with a few marks and scratches. • Aeorluffspars reefing Genoa with McNamara sail (new in 2021) • McNamara mainsail with 2 reefing points, sail top float, and a red stripe...
W7747 Hull
Total views: 145
Price: Free
FREE. Wayfarer hull with some fittings inc Elvstrom bailers. Space needed for my other boat for winter storage. Also a launching trolley for 14-16ft dinghy - £50....
W10042  Wayfarer World with combi trailer
Total views: 69
Price: £ 3,000.00
Wayfarer World number 10042 for sale to make way for a larger boat. • Built by Porters in 1999 • Hull in excellent condition with few marks or scratches. • Running and standing rigging all in good condition. • Aluminium...
W 32 ‘Vagabond’ For Sale
Total views: 124
Price: £ 2,950.00
• A ‘Woodie’ built in 1958 – she was the display boat at the London Boat Show the first year of the class • Looking for a good new home for a much loved boat has been in the family...
W11360 -2021
Total views: 70
Price: £ 12,000.00
Built in 2021. Full cruising and spinnaker rig. All the extras. Kids prefer the lasers so sadly up for sale. North Dorset area. Includes electric outboard....
W10806 Happy Hour Racing Wayfarer Mk4 based at Upper Thames SC (Bourne End, Bucks)
Total views: 125
Price: £ 7,250.00
A fully racing specified mk4 Wayfarer bought in 2011 for £11,700. Raced at Upper Thames SC in freshwater infrequently. Own owner. Good condition. Included in the sail: Launching trolley Road trailer Selden black mast Set of Mcnamara sails on the...
W11419  Full Wayfarer package - 1yr old only sailed once
Total views: 198
Price: £ 14,000.00
Wayfarer purchased direct from Hartley Boats in September 2022. Full package includes road trailer, launching trailer, electric outboard, Genoa and spinnaker, storage locker, boat cover - all the bits basically. Due to a change in circumstances it has sadly only...
W985 Whiskey   MK 1 Wood
Total views: 587
Price: £ 500.00
WHISKEY W985 Built by Moores with Certificate Price as above ono Recently repainted and re-varnished, ready to race. Main, Genoa, Spinnaker, Cover, Trailer and trolley. Good Pedigree, four times Worlds Qualifier. Can be viewed at Thorney Island Sailing Club, near...
Typhoon PS330 Dry Suit XL
Total views: 39
Price: £ 475.00
Typhoon PS330 Dry Suit XL in Red/Black plus XL fleece under suit and carry bag. Brand new with tags – neither the dry suit nor the under suit have ever been worn. Manufacturer’s specifications: TX4 breathable fabric Cordura reinforcing on...
W10343, BlueBell
Total views: 176
Price: £ 4,000.00
The boat is in good condition, a complete set of sails, includes a launching and road trailor plus an outboard motor. It is kept at Dell Quay, Chichester, West Sussex...
Rudder and tiller for Mk 2 to replace one stolen out of boat in club boat park.
Total views: 22
Price: Free
For cheap and cheerful Mk2. Any condition as can refurbish....
W8186 Project or Spares – Mark 2 SD lying Plymouth : Free if a project
Total views: 230
Price: £ 0.01
Free to take away as a project, Sadly this boat needs some skilled glass fibre work. The join between the hull and deck mouldings is leaking, as we found on a buoyancy test, and the self bailer/ floor unit on...
W819 60yr old Wapiti Woody in stunning condition with trailer
Total views: 238
Price: £ 3,500.00
60yr old Wapiti (an American Elk) is in wonderful condition with stunning woodwork varnished topsides and interior with a Baltic blue hull. She was bought from plans by her previous owners and cherished and garaged all her life by them...
Full Set of McNamara Race Sails for Sale
Total views: 152
Price: £ 1,000.00
Price as stated ONO Available to pick up in London. Main and Gib were made 2014 but never used. Spinnaker was used twice and still in new condition. Comes with Spinnaker sheets. They've all been stored indoors. See photos....
Wayfarer wanted
Total views: 47
Price: Free
I live in SE Cornwall and looking for a GRP Wayfarer with either original gel coat or renewed. Obviously I’d like it in good condition with at least a launching trolley.Unfortunately I have no transport for the dinghy so would...
Wayfarer Foils for sale
Total views: 56
Price: £ 600.00
Hartley Wayfarer Centreboard. GRP construction. Little used & in good condition. £250. Hartley Wayfarer Rudder Assembly: GRP Rudder Blade, Rudder Stock, Tiller & Tiller Extension. Rigged with uphaul and downhaul. Little used & in good condition. £350....
W11182 Mk 4 Racing Wayfarer built by Ian Porter 2016
Total views: 365
Price: £ 9,500.00
Highly specified W11182 Mk 4 Racing Wayfarer built for us by Ian Porter November 2016. Only sailed for 3 seasons, been in dry storage since. Race system Cascade genoa halyard system led to helm Ratchets on jib and spinnaker Adjustable...
Boat tent sewing kit or complete tent
Total views: 1912
Price: £ 325.00
If you are looking for a new boat tent you can choose to make your own or buy one ready made. If you want to make your own I can provide all the pre-cut panels and everything else you need...
W7207  Wayfarer MkII composite
Total views: 596
Price: £ 1,600.00
Bought in 2015 to sail with the children and the dog.  Spent a lot of time and effort restoring the boat, but as the children got older she has had very little use, only sailing her once in the last...
W7872 MkII
Total views: 155
Price: £ 2,500.00
Fiber glass hull/deck (White/ Cream) Proctor built 1985, Proctor refurbished as cruising boat 1989. One owner since 1989; kept under cover / garage, used 2/3 weeks a year. Excellent condition Extras white rubbing strake around hull oars with stowage self...
Total views: 684
Price: £ 990.00
W8535 Mk 2 GRP approx 1988 white with blue deck,Centre main, self bailers, new Selden mast 2018, fairly recent new "Rain & Sun"over-boom cover, composite rudder,2 foresails, main, spinnaker,Outboard bracket. Launching trolley needs attention/ replacement. Road trailer old but little...
W9980 Wayfarer World - For Sale
Total views: 291
Price: £ 3,500.00
9980 Wayfarer World Dinghy for sale, GRP Twin hull construction; Very Good Condition, recently refurbished; including heavy duty launching trailer and road trailer. • New Cruising Mainsail (TridentUK) with built-in Floatation Masthead and 1 row of Reefing Points • New...
Wanted: a good Solid GRP Wayfarer Mk2 in Very Good condition
Total views: 119
Price: Free
Looking for a good Solid GRP Wayfarer Mk2 in Very Good condition for cruising on the sea. Need road trailer included....
Spray dodger. Sew your own or buy one ready made
Total views: 1364
Price: £ 65.00
Here is an easy to sew spray dodger made from 7oz PU coated Polyester. All panels are pre-cut and everything you need to make and fit your dodger is included. You will also receive a step by step illustrated guide...
Wanted - Aft storage box for Wayfarer World
Total views: 35
Price: Free
I have a Wayfarer World that came without the removable aft box. I would like it for cruising / day sailing. Do any members have one that they wish to get rid of? I am based in Gloucestershire and can...
Rudder blade
Total views: 25
Price: Free
Hi, everyone If anyone has a deep rudder blade they would like to sell (to fit a 21mm stock) I would be very interested! many thanks Nathan...
Mainsail - Make a very good cruising main
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Price: Free
In Southampton - please call for price. Paul....