the Wayfarer Marketplace
Wayfarers for sale
(last updated: 21 December 2017)
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.
W2962, glass Mark I, for sale in Tawas, MI  4 Oct 2017
From: Christopher D. Princing []

Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 3:50 PM
Subject: Wayfarer 2962 for sale


Hey guys, somehow Nick talked me into another Wayfarer, a wood one…..  So I need to sell the red boat.  Can you list it on your web sites please


Fiberglass Wayfarer - I believe it is a 1971, hull refinished new paint

  • Trailer, road ready
  • It has the preferred Proctor tapered spar
  • I updated it to the new spreaders ($180)
  • I updated it to inboard sheeting ($150)
  • I updated a lot of the lines and installed a centerboard mainsheet swivel and a multi-purchase vang
  • Main, Jib and Spinnaker
  • Spinnaker Pole
  • Most of the boat is re-rigged, but it still needs the spinnaker halyard installed and the floorboards need sanding and refinishing

Asking $1750 or best offer to this group. 
Boat is available to see indoors at my garage. Located in Hemlock, Michigan

Chris Princing    (989) 213-3973

This is your chance to get a Wayfarer at a rock-bottom price!
the Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club selling off its 5 club Wayfarers
  4 Oct 2017
These boats must go now to make room before haul-out. All are structurally completely sound
Abbott Mark 1's. Perfect cottage boats. Metal masts and booms, rudder, centreboard. No sails.
Dolly but no trailer. The latter can be borrowed to transport your purchase to her new home. $900. or best offer

Contact Tom Wharton at 416-409-3304 or

gently used Hartley Wayfarer Racer W10963 for sale west of Toronto  171109
Wayfarer Racer, fine racing record - $10,000 USD

From: Pugh, Anne []
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:41 AM
To: Al Schonborn; Marc Bennett; Nick Seraphinoff (
Subject: Wayfarer 10963


Mark IVs for Sale at NP Boats
brand new Hartley Wayfarer Cruiser
Wayfarer Cruiser NEW $13,700 USD    10 June 2017
Comes With: Genoa furler. Centre main w/ratchet. Padded toe straps. Double waterline. Aft bench seats. Top flat cover. Twin cradle launch trolley.
Contact Nick Seraphinoff
brand new Hartley Wayfarer Racer
Wayfarer Racer NEW $16,950 USD    10 June 2017
Dark blue with red and white racing stripe. Fully equipped with all the bells and whistles.
Contact Nick Seraphinoff
briefly used Hartley Wayfarer Racer W11149  160506
Wayfarer Racer, used once at the 2016 Worlds - $14,950 USD   
10 June 2017
Grey and white. Fully equipped and race-ready.

Contact Nick Seraphinoff
W10861 Jamaica Blue for sale in East Lansing, MI     3 Oct 2017

From: Marc Bennett []
Sent: Sunday, October 1, 2017 5:33 PM
To: Uncle Al
Subject: W10861 for sale


Al could you please post this ad ASAP?  Thanks, Marc.

Contact Marc Bennett at 517-898-6617 or

a steal of a deal @ $1500 OBO in Jackson, MI?  170303

From: []
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2017 9:03 AM
Subject: Wayfarer Sailboat with Trailer


dan hockenberry forwarded you this from craigslist:

Wayfarer Sailboat with Trailer

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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