Category Archives: Small Blue Water Sailboats For Sale

Bristol Channel Cutter 28 – Boats For Sale Used

If you like the Falmouth Cutter 22 then you are going to love its big sister, the Bristol Channel Cutter 28.  This is truly an around the world boat.  A fact that has been proven repeatedly.   The yacht was designed by Lyle Hess and first built by the Sam L. Morse company in 1975.  It is now built by Cape George Cutter Marine Works in Washington State. Our research shows that about 127 boats have been built.

 The boat is very roomy for a 28 footer and is used by many as a live aboard cruiser.  Two would be the maximum recommended number of occupants.  The older Bristol Cutters sell in the $80,000 – $120,000 range while the newer models built in 2000 or above sell for around $200,000.  Resale value is excellent.

Bristol Channel Cutter 28 Main Site – This is the Main Site on for Bristol Channel Cutter owners.

Rogue Wave Yacht Sales – popular broker for Bluewater Boats including the Bristol Channel Cutter 28.

Boats Dot Com Website – Great Site for used Falmouth Cutter 22’s and other sailboats. Usually a few Falmouth Cutters here. Just type in Falmouth Cutter as your keyword, put in your zip code and choose your range.

Yacht World Dot Com Website – Good Site for Falmouth Cutters and other sailboats. I have had good luck with this site for other small boats. Type in Falmouth Cutter as your keyword at the top of the page.

Sailing Texas Website – Great Site for finding small cruising sailboats like the Bristol Channel Cutter. They have boats from more places than just Texas so don’t let the name fool you.

Sam Morse Website – Original builders site.  Has a section for owners that inlcuded equipment and used boats.

Craigslist Search Engine – With this site you can search all of craigslist at one time from one site. Great place to find Bristol Channel Cutter 22 sailboats and parts in the US. It is simple to use. Type in your zipcode and the keyword you want to search for.


Bristol 24 Sloop – Sailboat for Sale Used

The Bristol 24 is one of the roomiest 24 foot bluewater cruisers on the market. The design provides extremely comfortable accommodations for a 24 foot cruising boat. The yacht features 6 foot headroom (great for a 24 foot boat) and a privacy door separating the two cabins.  There is plenty of storage space under the bunks and in the galley area.  Considered to be a quality constructed bluewater cruiser.

The yacht features a full keel with the rudder attached to the keel. (keel hung rudder)  This and her 3000 lbs of ballast are what make her a so seaworthy.

The hulls and decks are constructed of hand laid fiberglass reinforced polyester resin.  The cockpit is 5 feet long with storage space in a large lazaret.   The cockpit floor as well as the decks feature a built in non skid surface.  An outboard well was optional.

Cabin space and headroom (6-foot) would make you think you were on a much larger boat. Two models were available.  One with an attractive dinette with five berths and the other with a standard arrangement and four berths.

I have compiled some sources for used Bristol sailboats for sale as well as accessories for the boat. They are as follows :

Bristol Sailboat Listings – This is a great site with many Bristol Sailboats on it.  Has larger Bristol Yachts as well as the 24.

Boats Dot Com Website – This is a great site for Bristol and other sailboats. There are usually a couple of pages of Bristol here. Type in Bristol as your keyword, put in your zip code and choose no limit for range.

Yacht World Dot Com Website – Yacht World is a great place to find Bristols and other sailboats. I have had good luck using this site. Type in Bristol 24 as your keyword at the top of the page.

Sailing Texas Website – Great Site for finding small sailboats and Bristol 24 cruisers. They have boats from more places than just Texas so don’t let the name fool you.  There are normally several Flickas on this site.

Bristol Owners Group – Great place to discuss Bristol Sailboats and to find Bristol Yachts for Sale and Find Accessories.

Craigslist Search Engine – Search all of craigslist at one time from one site with search tempest. Great place to find Bristol 24 sailboats and parts. Simple to use. Type in your zipcode and the keyword you want to search for.

 

Pacific Seacraft Dana 24 Sailboat – Used Boats For Sale

The Dana 24 by Pacific Seacraft is the larger sister to the Flicka 20. Both boats are extremely capable bluewater cruisers.  The Dana 24 is often used as a live aboard boat because of its spacious accommodations and standing headroom. The attention to detail both inside and out and the accommodations are amazing for a boat that is only 24 feet long. With the Dana 24 you get a boat that is large enough to live aboard, yet small enough to handle single handed.  The boat can also be trailered just like the Flicka 20.

The Dana 24 was originally designed by Bill Crealock and was first built by Pacific Seacraft beginning in 1984. Several Dana 24 sailboats have completed circumnavigations attesting to the boats seaworthiness. The yachts full keel and attached rudder make it ideal for long, safe and comfortable voyages anywhere in the world.  It has a relatively shallow draft for a bluewater boat which opens up cruising areas closed to deeper draft boats.

Pacific Seacraft built the Dana 24 from 1984 to 1998 then again in 2002. The Dana 24 is now built by Seacraft Yachts in the North West. Used Dana 24’s run from the $40’s to over $100k.

We have additional specifications for the Dana 24 such as LOA, Beam, Displacement, Headroom, Draft, Sail Area, etc.. here.


I had my Flicka 20 Wood / Teak Bowsprit replaced with an aluminum one. I know it’s not original equipment but I like not having to worry about it again.  I am sure the same thing can be done for the Dana 24. Here is a link to some pictures of the new bowsprit.

Aluminum Flicka 20 Replacement Retrofit Bowsprit



We have compiled some sources for Pacific Seacraft Dana 24 sailboats for sale as well as accessories. Here they are :

Dana 24 Manufacturers Main Site – This is the Main Site on the Internet for New Dana 24 Yachts for Sale and Accessories

Boats Dot Com Website – Great Site for Dana 24’s and other sailboats. Usually a couple of pages of Dana 24’s here. Use Dana 24 or Pacific Seacraft as your keyword, put in your zip code and choose no limit for range.

Yacht World Dot Com Website – Great Site for the Dana 24 and other sailboats. I have had good luck with this site. Type in Dana 24 as your keyword at the top of the page.

Sailing Texas Website – Great Site for finding small sailboats. They have boats from more places than just Texas so don’t let the name fool you.

Boat Trader Online – Good Site for Finding Used Dana 24 Sailboats as well as other Pacific Seacrafts.

Craigslist Search Engine – Search all of craigslist at one time from one site. Great place to find both sailboats and parts. Simple to use. Type in your zipcode and the keyword you want to search for.

Cape Dory 28 Sailboat Sloop For Sale – Used Boats and Parts

The Cape Dory 28 was designed by Carl Alberg and produced by Cape Dory Yachts from 1974 – 1987.  389 boats were built.  It is a full keel design with attached rudder and moderately shallow draft.  This is going to be the smallest Cape Dory that we consider a Bluewater Cruiser.   The smaller models are great for inland cruising.

The Cape Dory 28 offers a variety of cruising features combined in one design.  More than other yachts of her size.  This is one of the only 28 foot cruisers that comes standard with a club footed self-tending jib for effortless windward sailing as well as a bowsprit that incorporates an anchor roller for easy anchoring.  The boat also features a large Volvo Diesel giving it dependable power at the touch of a button.  These features, when combined with the famous Alberg full keel and moderate, well-distributed sail plan result in a yacht that is easily handled by a minimum of crew. The Cape Dory 28 has a healthy displacement of 9,000 pounds making her very seaworthy.  The yachts long keel with attached rudder allow the Cape Dory 28 to hold her course well. These features mean comfort and security in even heavy weather. Other standard equipment included are bronze opening ports, lightning ground system, bronze seacocks on all thru-hull fittings and solid bronze hardware. These reflect a boat built with the highest of standards.

Cape Dory 28 Sailboats can be purchased used in good condition for between $15,000 and $25,000.  Fair condition boats can often be found for around $10,000.

We have compiled some sources for Cape Dory sailboats for sale as well as accessories. Here they are :

Cape Dory Owners Association Main Site – Main Site on the Internet for Cape Dory Owners – Helpful in finding boats for sale and accessories.

Boats Dot Com Website – Great Site for Cape Dory 28 and other sailboats. Type in Cape Dory or Cape Dory 28 as your keyword, put in your zip code and choose no limit for range.

Yacht World Dot Com Website – Great Site for the Cape Dory and other sailboats. I have had good luck with this site. There are normally at least 5 for sale.  Type in Cape Dory as your keyword at the top of the page.

Sailing Texas Website – Great Site for finding small sailboats and Cape Dory Yachts. They have boats from more places than just Texas so don’t let the name fool you.

Boat Trader Online – Good Site for Finding Used Cape Dory Sailboats as well as other Bluewater Cruisers.

Craigslist Search Engine – Search all of craigslist at one time from one site. Lets you search the entire country. Great place to find both sailboats and parts. Simple to use. Type in your zipcode and the keyword you want to search for.

 

 

Contessa 32 Sailboat Sloop – Used Boats and Parts For Sale

The Contessa 32 is a 9.75 meter heavily built fiberglass mono hull sailboat. The boat was designed in Great Britain in 1970 by David Sadler.  The boat comes standard rigged as a masthead sloop, with a fin keel and a skeg-mounted rudder. The Contessa 32 is classified as a cruiser-racer. It is designed to be seaworthy enough for offshore voyages and perform well in offshore racing. The Contessa 32 is known for her ability to endure harsh weather and rough seas. It was a Contessa 32 that was the only yacht in the small boat class to finish the 1979 Fastnet race, in which 15 lives were lost.

Contessa 32 Owners Main Site – Main Site on the Internet for Contessa 32 Yachts. Also try www.co26.org for the Contessa 26 main site.

Boats Dot Com Website – Great Site for Contessa 26’s, 32’s and other bluewater sailboats. Type in Contessa 26 or 32 as your keyword, put in your zip code and choose no limit for range.

Yacht World Dot Com Website – Great Site for the Contessa 26 and 32 and other sailboats. I have had good luck with this site. Type in Contessa as your keyword at the top of the page.

Sailing Texas Website – Great Site for finding small sailboats. They have boats from more places than just Texas so don’t let the name fool you. There is a search bar that you can use.  Just use the search word Contessa.

Boat Trader Online – Good Site for Finding Used Contessa 32 Sailboats as well as other Bluewater Cruisers.

Craigslist Search Engine – Search all of craigslist at one time from one site. Great place to find both sailboats and parts. Simple to use. Type in your zipcode and the keyword you want to search for.

Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20 Sailboat – Used Boats For Sale

The Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20 is definitely one of the most unique and admired production sailboats ever built. It is a true bluewater cruiser capable of long voyages, ocean crossings and circumnavigations.  No other 20 foot boat can make this claim.  Because of its spacious accommodations and standing headroom it is often used as a live aboard boat.  Some Flickas have an enclosed bathroom and some do not.  All have a nice stove and sink as well as a fairly large ice box.  The most unique aspect of the boat is that it has all these features in a boat that is only 20 feet long.

The Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20 was designed by Bruce Bingham and was first built by Norstar Marine beginning in 1975. In 1977 the mold for the boat was sold to Pacific Seacraft who then went on to construct approximately 434 of the little sailboats. At least 434 was the last hull number ever built. Pacific Seacraft no longer makes the Flicka but they remain a sought after little bluewater boat. It is unknown whether any more will ever be built. There is not another sailboat like the Flicka and unless someone begins building them again there never will be.  The last Flicka to sell sold for around $100,000 new which is pretty amazing. This gives you an idea of how nice the boats eventually became towards the end of their production. The closest boat to a Flicka would be a Falmouth Cutter.

We have additional specifications for the Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20 such as LOA, Beam, Displacement, Headroom, Draft, etc..  CLICK HERE

I have compiled some sources for used Flicka 20 sailboats for sale as well as accessories for the boat. They are as follows :

Flicka 20 Main Site – This is one of the Main Sites on the Internet for Flickas for Sale and also for Accessories.  There is a wealth of information on the boat as well as on voyages the boats have made and their different owners.

Boats Dot Com Website – This is a great site for Flickas and other sailboats. There are usually a couple of pages of Flickas here. Type in Flicka as your keyword, put in your zip code and choose no limit for range.

Yacht World Dot Com Website – Yacht World is a great place to find Flickas and other sailboats. I have had good luck using this site. Type in Flicka as your keyword at the top of the page.

Sailing Texas Website – Great Site for finding small sailboats. They have boats from more places than just Texas so don’t let the name fool you.  There are normally several Flickas on this site.

Number One Flicka Group on the Web – Great place to discuss Flickas, find Flickas for Sale and Find Accessories.

Craigslist Search Engine – Search all of craigslist at one time from one site. Great place to find both sailboats and parts. Simple to use. Type in your zipcode and the keyword you want to search for.


Cal 20 by Jensen Marine – Used Sailboat For Sale

The Cal 20 also known as the California 20 was built between 1961 and 1975 by Jensen Marine. The Cal 20 was designed by Bill Lapworth in 1960 and went into production in 1961. The little boat quickly became popular due to it’s low price tag of $3200. This low priced sailboat soon became the #1 seller for Jensen Marine and they would soon be building a 20 footer each day !  The boat is small and accommodations are limited, however, thanks to its heavy keel, it is a very seaworthy boat.  This is really the only reason it is classified as a small bluewater cruiser.

These quick little sailboats have four bunks, an eight foot cockpit, plenty of storage and a little marine head that comes in handy on longer cruises. Over 2400 Cal 20’s were manufactured. They remain a popular and sought after cruiser because of their speed, affordable price and cruising ability.  Because the Cal 20’s keel is cast iron, you need to check it carefully when purchasing.  Make sure it has been properly cared for.

We have compiled some sources for Jensen Marine Cal 20 sailboats for sale as well as sources for parts and accessories. Here they are :

Cal 20 Main Site – Main Site on the world wide web for Cal 20’s. Association page, forum, photos, newsletter and more.

Boats Dot Com Website – Great Site for Used Cal 20 and other sailboats. There are usually several Cal 20 sailboats here. Type in Cal 20 as your keyword, put in your zip code and choose no limit for range.

Yacht World Dot Com Website – This is also a great site for Cal 20’s and other sailboats. I have had good luck here. Type in Cal 20 as your keyword at the top of the page.

Sailing Texas Website – Great Site for finding small sailboats. They have boats from more places than just Texas so don’t let the name fool you. Google “sailingtexas cal 20” to go straight to the Cal 20 page.

Sailboatlistings.com -Great Sailboats for sale site. Click on search and type in Cal 20 using the keyword search box. Normally 2 or more Cals on this site.

Craigslist Search Engine – This is great.  You can search all of craigslist at one time from one site. Great place to find both sailboats and parts. The interface is simple to use. Type in your zipcode and the keyword you want to search for.

Contessa 26 Sailboat Sloop – Boats and Parts For Sale

The Contessa 26 is a 7.77 meter fiberglass monohull sailboat, designed by Jeremy Rogers and David Sadler. Rigged as a masthead sloop, with a deep keel and a hull-mounted rudder, the first Contessa 26 was launched in 1966. The Contessa 26 has proven to be proved to be a very successful racer and ocean voyager. The boats small size and easy to handle rig make her a popular choice for single handers.   Tania Aebi and Brian Caldwell, both Americans, have sailed the Contessa 26 around the world alone.  They both used the Canadian version of the boat. The yacht was originally constructed in the UK and later in Canada.  About 800 of the boats were built.  There are normally several Contessas available at any given time.  Because about half were built in England and half in Canada they are available pretty much around the globe.

To see the specifications on this boat CLICK HERE.

We have compiled some sources for Contessa 26 sailboats for sale as well as accessories. Here they are :

Contessa 26 Owners Main Site – The Number One Site on the Internet for Contessa 26 Yachts

Boats Dot Com Website – Great Site for Contessa 26’s, 32’s and other sailboats. Type in Contessa 26 or 32 as your keyword, put in your zip code and choose no limit for range.

Yacht World Dot Com Website – Great Site for the Contessa 26 and 32 and other sailboats. I have had good luck with this site. Type in Contessa as your keyword at the top of the page.

Sailing Texas Website – Great Site for finding small sailboats. They have boats from more places than just Texas so don’t let the name fool you.

Boat Trader Online – Good Site for Finding Used Contessa Sailboats as well as other Bluewater Cruisers.

Craigslist Search Engine – Search all of craigslist at one time from one site. Great place to find both sailboats and parts. Simple to use. Type in your zipcode and the keyword you want to search for.

Falmouth Cutter 22 Sailboat Designed by Lyle Hess – Used Boats For Sale

There are very few boats like the Falmouth Cutter 22 Sailboat.  This is a very capable Bluewater Cruiser and a very unique sailboat. You may recognize it as the little sister to the Bristol Cutter 28.  The Falmouth 22 is often used as a live aboard boat because of its spacious accomodations and standing headroom.  This also makes it a great world cruiser for either a singlehander or a couple.  It is capable of crossing any ocean and would handle a circumnavigation.  Like the Pacific Seacraft Flicka the Falmouth 22 is small but capable.  This is perhaps the boats most endearing quality.

Lyle Hess designed the Falmouth Cutter 22 as a pocket cruiser that could carry one or two persons across any ocean safely. The little yacht is designed just like the Bristol Channel Cutter but with minor changes to suit her size requirement. Like the Flicka 20, the Falmouth 22 can actually be trailered. This is a definate advantage for those who wish to relocate the boat to different bodies of water via interstates instead of oceans.

We have additional specifications for the Falmouth 22 such as LOA, Beam, Displacement, Headroom, Draft, Sail Area, etc.. here.

We have compiled some sources for Falmouth Cutter 22 sailboats for sale as well as accessories.  This is a fairly rare boat so time and patience may be required.  Here they are :

Falmouth Cutter 22 Main Site – This is the Main Site on for Falmouth Cutters.  The site includes customer pages as well as boats for sale.

Boats Dot Com Website – Great Site for used Falmouth Cutter 22’s and other sailboats. Usually a few Falmouth Cutters here. Just type in Falmouth Cutter as your keyword, put in your zip code and choose your range.

Yacht World Dot Com Website – Good Site for Falmouth Cutters and other sailboats. I have had good luck with this site for other small boats. Type in Falmouth Cutter as your keyword at the top of the page.

Sailing Texas Website – Great Site for finding small sailboats. They have boats from more places than just Texas so don’t let the name fool you.

Great Falmouth Cutter Website with a Boats for Sale Link. – Site has a large number of newletters that are archived.

Craigslist Search Engine – With this site you can search all of craigslist at one time from one site. Great place to find Falmouth 22 sailboats and parts. It is simple to use. Type in your zipcode and the keyword you want to search for.