WoodenBoat Community

WoodenBoat Community

The WoodenBoat Community is a collection of tools and resources that allow wooden boat builders, designers, owners, would-be owners, and dreamers to interact with each other, find inspiration, and learn something new.

Boats for Sale Online

Boats For Sale Online

Do you have a boat for sale—or are you looking to buy one? On this page, you’ll find a varied collection of fine boats for sale, including sail, power, paddle, and oar-driven craft, all of which are built of wood.

Have a boat to sell? Place your ad


If you have a current ad which needs to be edited or cancelled contact the Classified Ads Manager, Autumn Charette, 207-359-7713 or autumn@woodenboat.com. If you are interested in placing a Boats for Sale print ad for the next issue of WoodenBoat Magazine - scroll to the bottom of the website and click on 'print classified'.



This section of our web site, an extension of the Launchings department of WoodenBoat magazine, is dedicated to sharing news of recently launched wooden boats built or restored by our readers. If you’ve launched a boat within the past year, please email us at launchings@woodenboat.com, or post your news here. (All posts are subject to approval and editing before being made live.)

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Register of Wooden Boats Hero

Register of Wooden Boats

The Register of Wooden Boats lists information about wooden boats 10′ LOA (length overall) and above. It came into being after, and because, the annual Lloyd’s Register of American Yachts and the subsequent short-lived North American Yacht Register ceased publication. To submit your boat for inclusion in the Register of Wooden Boats, follow the instructions on this page. All submissions are subject to editing and approval.

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Plans and Kits

Plans & Kits

If you’re in the market for a boat to build, this directory of Boat Plans & Kits is a fine place to start. And if your company sells plans or kits, we invite you to list your offerings here. There is no charge for listing, but the featured boats must be built of wood. To refine your search of this directory, use quotation marks. If you search Nutshell Pram Kit, you’ll receive all the listings that include the words Nutshell, Pram, and Kit. To refine your search, enter “Nutshell Pram Kit”; you’ll then see only the results for Nutshell Pram kits.

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From Australia to Northern Europe, the Mediterranean to New England, and the Pacific Northwest to Asia, the worldwide wooden boat community hosts a vast number of shows, regattas, and other gatherings annually. Event organizers are invited to list their events here. All listings are subject to editing and approval before being made live. This listing is updated continually, so check back often as you plan your local schedule—or travel far afield.

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WoodenBoat Forum

The WoodenBoat Forum is an online community dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information related to wooden boats. It includes more than 50,000 members of varying levels of experience—from novice to expert. As of summer 2023, there were nearly 5 million posts in its searchable archives.

From the Community



Somes Sound 12 1/2

Somes Sound 12 1/2 designed by John Brooks of the WoodenBoat School.