the Wayfarer Marketplace
Wayfarers for sale
(last updated: 27 March 2023)
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.

Glass Mark 3 in Victoria, BC

From: Stuart Copeland []
Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2023 4:02 PM
Subject: Wayfarer 7674 MK III for sale


Wayfarer 7674 MKIII GRP dinghy for sale, Built by Abbott Boats of Ontario 

-Two mainsails

-One Genoa

-One jib (new)

-Over boom cover

-Road trailer

$1800 CDN o.b.o.

Located Victoria, British Columbia 

Contact Stuart at



W7575, glass Mark 3 in Collingwood, ON

From: Ruth Hitchcock []
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2022 10:39 AM
Subject: Wayfarer 7575 for sale


Good morning Al;


I have a  Mark lll wayfarer and would like to list it on your site for sale

See Attached pictures

PRICE:  $7000 or BO. 

Sail Number: 7575



2 spinnakers (one new and never used)

2 main sales

2 jibs

1 storm jib

Jib / main sheets

Spinnaker sheets

Genoa furler

2 whisker poles

Mast chock



Trailer with Launch trolley

Stored inside over the winter months

I live in Collingwood Ontario. 


Contact Information

Cell: 705-443-7884




3980, glass Mark 2 in Harbor Springs, MI  (27 Jan 2023)

From: Peter Driscoll []
Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2022 12:51 PM
Subject: Mark II Wayfarer for sale

Hi Al,

I have a Mark II Wayfarer 3980 with new sails in 2017, Pamco? trailer, also. It is in very good condition including all wood refinished in 2017. Classic, gets attention at launch sites. Make an offer.  Has a spinnaker and pole, but no rigging for it that I know of.

Asking $2500.00 USD   

W3980 in action here:

I live in Harbor Springs during the Summer, that is where the boat is.

Thanks, Peter=


W4678, glass Mark 2 in Mississauga

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



Mark 4s from Marc

Boats new and used

02/25/2021  Wayfarer Sail #? Mark 4 For Sale
At the end of the Worlds in Florida, we will have TWO Mark 4 Wayfarer Racers
for sale complete with sails plus the extras listed below:

Adjustable main bridle, Dyneema & Vectran rope fit out, Upgrade epoxy centerboard and rudder, Center main sheet with ratchet, Jib ratchet blocks (pair), Inner track jib adjustable, Tapered spinnaker sheets, Spinnaker bag fitted, Double water line, Mast chocks, padded toe straps, metal bailer upgrade, tidy bag, top flat cover, under cover, rudder bag and launch trolley. 9,400.98

You get to choose colors and any extras you would like. If interested, please contact

used Wayfarers are also frequently available from:

Why not check the USWA site for more Wayfarers for sale?