the Wayfarer Marketplace
Wayfarers for sale
(last updated: 4 March 2020)
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 Abbott Mk 1 for sale in Toronto, ON

From: Ian Ferguson []

Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:25 PM
Subject: Wayfarer MK I for sale


Wayfarer sailing dinghy - family fun or racing

Classic sailing dinghy. Fantastic for family cruising, racing, or as a cottage boat. Famous design is fun to sail, but also safe and stable. In great condition, ready to hit the water. Buy it and be on the water next weekend. Fibreglass hull. Complete with two sails (main and jib). New cam cleats for jib sheets. Sails recently repaired, new window in jib. Includes paddle and bailer. Watertight hatches recently re-gasketed. Beach dolly but no trailer. Boat cover keeps it dry while on land. Small Danforth anchor.

Asking $1600 CAD


Ian Ferguson, TS&CC

Tel: 647 208-7433   


wooden Wayfarer for sale in Calgary, Alberta

From: C Michael Smith []
Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2019 3:45 PM
Subject: For Sale Calgary Alberta Wayfarer #719 Mk I Wood probably built in the UK around 1963


Last on the water in 2009, Estate sale by current owner.  Stored safe and dry in attached garage since then.  Rigged for racing.  Relatively new black anodized Proctor spar.   6:1 open tackle  for the jib halyard (basically an open magic box).


Decent trailer much, much newer than the boat, bought new and then used only for 2 or 3 seasons before the boat was stored. A beach dolly is included.


More than one set of sails.  One suit of  jib,main and spinnaker are still in good racing condition.   Older sails serviceable for cruising around but very soft now. Sailbags indicate Holt (presumably the ancient originals), Radauschal (presumably the then current racing sails when the current owner acquired the boat) and Leitch and McBride current racing suit, but sailmakers not as yet verified by actually pulling the sails out of the bags.


Very quick, stiff hull. Foils excellent.


Natural wood finish with clear varnish with no paint anywhere.  Maintenance has been exceptional under current ownership as befits a very serious racer. Relatively new canvas cover used only in summer. Stored inside each winter.


Bonus is the original wooden mast and boom come with the boat!


Purchased used out of Ontario by a former Ontario Fireball and Laser 2 racer as a family racing trainer and cruiser for his young family out West. 


Contact current owner at


Located at Calgary, Alberta.  More details and photos available on request.  POA.=

Wayfarer Mk 2 for sale in Peterborough, ON

From: []
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
  • Condition of foils: very good
  • Cover: none


Greg Pulham

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