the Wayfarer Marketplace
Wayfarers for sale
(last updated: 14 February  2024)
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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. 
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
  • Mark IV (built by Hartley Boats in England, represented by Marc Bennett  517-898-6617) - roomier interior an d no aft buoyancy tank which enables through-transom draining after a capsize for much easier self-rescue. The "racer" comes rigged with all the belle and whistles you might want.
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.


Mark III Wayfarer 9654 for sale  near Montreal

From: Michael Stumpf []
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2024 1:29 PM

Wayfarer Mark III, built in Sarnia in 1996 by Bill Abbott, Abbott Boats, 

What’s included: everything one needs to sail:

  • Sails (original ones); no spinnaker
  • Boat cover tarp in good condition (washed and cleaned every year)
  • Trailer (original)
  • Optional motor mount (no motor)

The boat was bought in 1996 and I am the original owner. 

No accidents

Had a few scratches re-painted by my local club shop


Boat was appraised last year at 6000$ CDN.  Negociable.




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Three Mark IV Wayfarers (+ a Weekender) in East Lansing, Michigan   confirmed 14 Feb 2024 

m: Marc Bennett []
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2023 7:07 PM
Subject: Mark 4's for sale in Lansing, Michigan


Marc Bennett has one used Mark 4 racer now available for sale plus one Weekender expected soon.  Contact him at

  • Mark 4 racer only sailed 2 times fully rigged with comfort foam for the skipper. $17,500.00 USD
  • W11339, Mark 4 racer gently sailed by Marc Bennett and Julie who have gone back to their beloved Jamaica Blue hull color. $16,500 USD.
  • (available to US-based buyers only) Mark 4 Weekender price to be advised.

Mark III Wayfarer 8342 for sale in Madison, Wisconsin

From: []
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2023 1:08 AM
Subject: Mark III Wayfarer 8342 for sale


Clean glass Mark III, sail # 8342 for sale in the Madison, Wisconsin area.

I have owned it for 10 years, and am at least the third owner.  It is time to pass it along to a new steward.

The sails are not new – I do not know their age.  Most halyards are new.  The boat comes with:

Main, Jib, and Spinnaker

Spinnaker pole

All sheets (in very good condition)

Two rudders (one tiller)

Auto bailers

Jib furler

Motor mount (comes with 2.5 HP Suzuki outboard – runs well – fits in rear compartment)

Highway-worthy trailer

Canvas cover in very good condition

No known hull damage or repairs

$3500. USD

Contact: Paul Hutson   608.225.3308

kit-built wooden Wayfarer 7975 for sale near Parry Sound, ON

From: Paul Owen []
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2023 1:09 PM
Subject: Wooden Wayfarer W7975




Could you please post an ad for my wooden kit wayfarer.


Comes with tilting Wiscott trailer 

Wooden oars


Main, jib  spinnaker but not rigged for spinnaker

Located near Parry Sound, ON





Paul Owen

705 746 6711 


Voiliers TM Wayfarer Mk 2 for sale in Peterborough, ON    confirmed 21 Sept 2023  - corrected email address

From: Greg Pulham []
Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 1:30 PM
Subject: Wayfarer Mark 2 for Sale


I have a Wayfarer Mk II and trailer for sale in Peterborough ON. It is a 1976 based on the HIN. The sails are by Neil Pryde and are in excellent condition. The boat has been tarped but the floorboards installed by the previous owner in the late 90’s have deteriorated. We are looking for reasonable offers.

  • Fulton trailer fitted with a hand winch
  • aluminum mast and boom
  • mainsail and jib made by Neil Pryde, sail number  6379
  • Condition of foils: very good
  • Cover: none


Greg Pulham


W4678, glass Mark 2 in Mississauga   confirmed 21 Sept 2023 

From: Gilmar []
Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 4:56 PM
Subject: Wayfarer 4678 for sale


I am selling my W4678, a Mark 2 that is very good condition. Comes with main, jib and spinnaker. Trailer.

Asking price $2,500.00.  $1,500.

Contact Gilmar  (647) 293-9552



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