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Wayfarers for sale
(last updated: 8 June  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 in Canada by John Gronan, 514-706-8840, - 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 bells 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.


W10426 Abbott Mk III for sale in Victoria, BC   updated 8 June 2024 

From: derk wolmuth []
Sent: Saturday, June 8, 2024 12:07 AM
Subject: Wayfarer Mk III for Sale _ Vancouver Island




I am interested in listing my Wayfarer sailing dinghy on your website.  I often used your site as reference for finding a Wayfarer but they are far and few on the west coast.  Here is the info for an ad.   Thanks very much.


Derk Wolmuth



Mk III Wayfarer sail #10426

Built by Abbot Boats in Sarnia, Ontario 

Cradle Ride trailer

Second owner

Main and jib on furler

Anti-fouling micron


Located: Victoria BC, Canada





Link on marketplace:

Wayfarer MkIII 16' Sailing Dinghy

Wooden Wayfarer 398 for sale in Ottawa, ON   confirmed 28 April 2024 

Builder: Small Craft, Southampton, UK, 1961

Canadian Importer: Croce and Lofthouse, Toronto

Purchased privately in 1968 by current owner

Hull and Deck: Brunzeel Regina Mahogany marine ply

Mast and boom: Abbott Boats, Sarnia (former Canadian Wayfarer builder). Original

spruce boom included. Original mast slightly warped.

Centreboard: Abbott fibreglass, original wooden board included.

Sails: Three sets. Newest are by North Sails (2003) in good condition,

North sails (1979) main and jib in serviceable condition, Original sails (1961) antique condition.

Spinnaker by North in serviceable condition.

Spinnaker pole by Proctor

Anderson bailers (Elvstrom type)

Hull: 3 coats of West Epoxy (1981), painted

Paint: Petit Marine Easypoxy

Decks and interior: varnished

Bilges: Painted

Hogs (on either side of centerboard trunk) and external keel professionally replaced (2007) all repairs checked by Wayfarer Measurer

Measurement Certificate (1969) plus update after centreboard hogs and external keel replaced

Always stored inside during winters

Two covers

Seitech beach dolly with large tires for rough ground and a third articulating wheel at front

Wiscot tilt bed trailer 1961(est). In serviceable condition.


Located  Ottawa, Ontario


W 398 has been sailed and raced extensively in many Canadian locations including 

Lake Fanshaw, Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay, on the west coast on English Bay, Howe Sound and Indian Arm, in the BC interior on Lake Okanagan and the Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary.  For the last 18 years she has been sailed on the Ottawa River.

Price $7,000 CAD




Abbott Mark 1 W7381 for sale in Timmins, Northern Ontario   confirmed 12 March 2024 

From: Justyna Mittelstaedt [mailto:]

Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 6:48 AM
Subject: Abbott Mk 1 Wayfarer For Sale


I have a Wayfarer for sale. I am located in Timmins in Northern Ontario but I can travel down South with the boat.

I am located in Timmins but I travel a lot down south so I can try to arrange meeting.

I will be in North Bay beginning of April, Ottawa end of  April and Toronto in May and June

On Kijiji I put Sudbury (More central than Timmins).


The boat is ready to sail, has the trailer and brand new mainsail (worth about $1000).

Asking $2000 CAD

Justyna Mittelstaedt [mailto:]

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, 

Whatís 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.




And a short video:


Mark IV Wayfarer in East Lansing, Michigan   updated 8 June 2024 

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


Marc Bennett has the following for sale  Contact him at

  • Mark 4 racer only sailed 2 times fully rigged with comfort foam for the skipper. $15500.00 USD

 Wayfarer 6379  Voiliers TM Mk 2 for sale in Peterborough, ON   

price reduced to $945 CAD  8 May 2024 

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 90ís 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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