Built in 1955, this S&S Pilot Sloop is described as having had exemplary care and significant structural updates in 2001 and 2010. The listing says that a 2013 survey and comprehensive work records from 2013 to present are available upon request. The boat is sold with a 2014 Triad trailer. Located in East Boothbay, Maine.
On a pool lounger, pampering my car wreck injury, I went looking for a
wooden sailboat for sale on Boat Trader and came up with this 38-foot 1952 custom ketch. The photos alone are worth checking out the listing.
Currently in storage with a shrink wrap cover, it’s built of 1 1/4 African Mahogany on oak frames. The deck was replaced in 1988. She’s fit with original varnished sitka spruce spars with stainless steel rigging. The full length mahogany rudder is keel hung. Coverboards and trim are teak. Power is from a Volvo diesel with unknown condition. Ad says it’s offered at a discounted price in hopes an “enthusiastic new owner” will take over. Meaning YOU.
Wooden sailboat for sale: In the second floor hammock at Pineapple Hill, waiting to see which way Hurricane Florence will turn, toward me in Upstate South Carolina, or toward other people in upstairs hammocks, I went window shopping and came up with this 1935 Crocker Ketch.
I like wooden sailboats. I like ketches. I like the price on this one, $45,900, knowing that’s only the cost of admission. The real money comes immediately after the title transfer.