the Wayfarer Marketplace
Wayfarers for sale
(last updated: 18 May 2019)
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
  • Mark IV (built by Hartley Boats in England, represented by Nick Seraphinoff of NP Boats) - 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.

Wayfarer for sale in Tawas, Michigan
Dave LaRue []
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:04 AM
Wayfarer 3444 for sale in Tawas


Uncle Al


I have decided to remain in the Class, but Iím going to sell my restored W3444 and let someone get more out of it than Iíve had time to do.  The boat is fully restored, has good sails including a new spinnaker, and a new Gottschling cover.  Youíve seen the boat at Tawas and know of its like new condition.  It has a decent Pamco trailer with spare tire.


Iím asking 2000.00 USD or best offer.   Iíd like to see it get used.  My intent is to eventually find a Woody to restore.  More photos available.


Will see you in the Fall!



Wayfarer Mk 3 for sale in Nova Scotia

From: Rod Bantjes []
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2019 9:46 PM
Subject: Abbott Wayfarer Mk. III for sale


Wayfarer Sailboat 8219

This is a great little boat and I am sorry to part with it. Built in 1986.  Everything you need is included. The Karavan trailer is 2010 and worth around $1,500.  I am asking $2,700 CAD for the boat and trailer.


Antigonish, NS


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