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15500 Nickels Lightning. 2012 Nickels Lightning fully loaded with Harken Carbo blocks and rigged with stainless steel centerboard. Boat and all components are brand new. Light grey deck with white hull and black rubrails. Dual side controls with color-coded lines. Hull has Twing lines, 24 to 1 Jib Wire, Harken Jib leads, and Cloth+Wire+Twing run to the foredeck. Mainsheet fully external. Nickels aluminum: (i) mast, (ii) boom, (iii) spinnaker pole, and (iv) tiller with extension. Lifting bridle. Four (4) padded hiking straps. New England Endura Braid (spectra) for spinnaker sheet, main sheet, jib sheet, and spinnaker halyard. We are working with Nickels to build the Class and are selling new boats without the hassle of tuning and preparing a new boat. The boat and base equipment mentioned above are $19,000.
The following accessories can also be purchased with the boat. Two full sets of North Sail Fisher sails: main, jib, and R2 spinnaker (1 medium used set and 1 barely used set). JCD tiller extension. Tack Tick compass. Set of Harken Covers: (i) Travel, (ii) Mooring, (iii) Mast, and (iv) Full Rudder. Max thick centerboard. 2012 Nickels Galvanized Long Tongue Trailer with front mast stand, steel fenders, lights, and aft kickstand. Currently located in Detroit, MI. Going to Miami and St. Pete for Southern Circuit. Contact Kevin at email@example.com or 313-595-5919
15386 - Allen delivered Oct 2008 and first sailed spring 2009. Hull faired at Allen Boat Works prior to delivery. White hull with light grey waterline, light grey nonskid on deck and insert. Original measurement certificate included. This like new Allen was raced lightly in 2009 and 2010. Standard equipment included: Harken hexaratchet spinnaker blocks; Harken mainsheet ratchet block and cam cleat with swivel base; Harken, mostly carbo, ball bearing blocks; Dual controls lead to the skipper for cunningham, vang, backstay, bridle height, and traveler; Stand-up block for jib halyard tail; 1/8" jib halyard; Elvstrom Supermax bailer; Lifting bridle; Reinforced bow, stem, and trailer bunk areas. Optional equipment included: Galvanized trailer with spare tire; Tacktick compass with mast mount; JCD 42” hiking stick, JCD mast blocks and JCD bow donker; Handylocks on uppers and lowers; Jib uphaul system-coarse (8:1) on pinrail, 16:1 outside the splashrails; Dual cloth controls cleated outside splash rail (4:1); Harken pin and slider jib cars with jib tracks mounted maximum inboard on glass platforms; Twings with movable block for spinnaker guy led behind guy cleat mound; Spinnaker halyard block and cleat on deck; Light-air spin sheet system; Harken centerboard cleat with 360 swivel; Backstay coarse adjustment; Bulkhead Frame; Tapered spinnaker pole with Selden Fittings; Rope vang system; New twing system installation minimizing hole in deck; Windex; Anchor and line; Bowline; Tension gauge; Rigging tool; Lightweight aluminum paddles; throw-able PFD.
It comes complete with trailer, sails (4 North Fisher MF-2 main (1 crinkly, 1 club, 2 practice), 4 North Fisher JF-2 jib (1 crinkly, 1 club, 2 practice), 2 R-2 Spinnakers (1 crinkly, 1 club), Fabricraft covers - 2 piece Travel cover, Dry sail cover with full sides and Teflon thread, Mast cover, Tiller and spinnaker pole bag, Padded rudder cover, Anchor and line bag. And much more! We are pursuing other endeavors, so everything is included with this well-equipped turnkey package. $25,900. Mark Boaz, Annapolis, MD 410-693-9964 or firstname.lastname@example.org
15379 Nickels 2008 Lightning fully equipped with like new crinkly sails, all boat covers and trailer. Sailed 20 times in fresh water, stored inside. $28,392 new in August 2008. Inventory upon request. Located at Lake Chautauqua, NY Asking $15,000. New photos now available. email@example.com 303-809-2163
15368 Nickels 2008 Lightning. Fresh water, lightly used, stored indoors. Full race equipment, Nickels long tongue galvanized trailer w/spare – less than 250 miles. One set of sails, suitable for club racing. Traveling/mast covers. $15,000, offers. Located Vermont. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-893-4211. Photo
15356 Nickels 2008 with Nickels trailer. Lightly used; optimized for racing; meticulously maintained; stored indoors during last winter. The boat comes with 2010 North Fisher main, jib and R2 spinnaker; and 2008 VSP practice sails. Many upgrades, including: Tacktick Micro compass; APS tapered spinnaker pole; carbon fiber tiller extension; JCD bow doinker; JCD mast blocks; and North covers (bottom, top and mast). The boat is located in Darien, Connecticut, minutes from the venue for the 2013 North Americans! $15,500.00 2011 North Fisher main, jib and R2 spinnaker USED ONE DAY also available (price negotiable--would be $3000+ to buy new). Contact John at email@example.com or (203) 505-0076 Photos
15259 Nickels (Off Like A Prom Dress) 2004 Lightning fully loaded, 705 lbs at 2011 NAs, max thick stainless board. Rigging, boat and all components in excellent condition. Always dry sailed. Light grey interior and deck with white hull and black rub rails. Dual side controls with color-coded lines. Hull has Twing lines, 24 to 1 jib wire, Harken Jib leads, topping+wire run to the foredeck. Mainsheet internal/ external. Nickels aluminum: (i) mast, mast new in fall of 09. (ii) boom, (iii) spinnaker pole, and (iv) tiller with long carbon tiller extension. Lifting bridle. three (3) padded hiking straps. Dieball sails: main and jib new in 11 and used barley ½ season. Still usable UK main and jib, also included. Sail Rite Spinnaker also new and very lightly used in 11. Tac Tic compass. New North mooring cover, full trailering, mast and rudder covers. Nickels Galvanized Long Tongue Trailer with front mast stand, steel fenders, lights, spare tire. Currently located in Indiana. Call Brad Wagnon at 765-749-8556 (cel) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. $14,500.00 Photos
15250 Allen - new 2006, with 1 set of old sails, one piece travel cover. $18,500 after the 2013 Worlds. Could be sold in Europe after the Worlds or in the USA. If sold in Europe, must finish sale before shipping to Italy (April 1st) Boat located in Fairpoint, NY. Contact Dick Hallagan 970-319-1507 or via e-mail: email@example.com
15243 Mark Bryant Design built by NBW. Only boat out of my molds. I've corrected them to be really FAST. Includes a full bulkhead (between shrouds and maststep), Faired Transition area between 8' and 15' arcs to 19" diagonally... This has always been unique to my speed. Rigged with center console (off CB trunk) to enable all wind range ease off adjusting/changing gears... Not Your Standard, it's too fast to call...
Road, Spar, Rudder Bags to include NBW galvanized trailer with all current get ups...
Sails, what do want ? VSP , a bunch off brand new Fisher/North, I've got them all!!! Base price $ 15,500 and I'll make you FAST.
Cell (239) 503-1210, email info at markbryantsailing.com Photos
15221 Nickels Lightning (2004). Excellent condition, Always dry-sailed. Fresh water. Stored indoors for winter. Lightly raced – no damage – never crashed. Nickels galvanized trailer with front mast stand, steel fenders, aft kickstand and removable light bar. Beautiful white hull with white rub rails. Light grey nonskid contours on deck. Rigging and all components in excellent condition. Dual side controls with color-coded lines lead to the skipper for cunningham, vang, backstay, bridle height, and continuous traveler line. Dual topping lift controls. Cloth, Wire and dual twings run to foredeck. Harken carbo ball-bearing blocks (hexaratchet mainsheet block and forward boom block). Two sets of North/ Fisher sails – main, jib, spinnaker: one very good, one good. Lifting bridle. Padded hiking straps. Compass. Handilocks on lowers. Spinnaker halyard block and cleat on deck. Harken pin and slider jib cars. Harken centerboard cleat with 360 swivel. Line vang system. Covers: mast, bottom-traveling, top, rudder. Anchor and line with bag. Spinnaker pole. Extra parts: jib halyard and main halyard (both new); pair of lower shrouds with handilocks (used); outboard motor bracket and mounts (new, never installed). $12,500. Boat is located in York, Pennsylvania. Contact: Mike Wertz at 717-309-6237 or firstname.lastname@example.org Photos
15159 Nickels (2003) Race equipped, 2 sets of Proctors Norths plus extra sails, Tac-Tic compass, travel cover, Fabricraft drysail cover, mast cover, rudder bag, two spin poles. Ready to go. $11,000. Frank Hanson (PA) (610)360-6722 or email@example.com
15147 Nickels - Like new. Original owner lived in California with a cottage in Michigan. The boat was day-sailed less than 9 times per year and stored it inside for the winter. Mimimum weight boat and rudder. Royal blue hull, white water line, white deck. Has 1/4 blue stripe around the non-skid area. Beautiful boat with all go fast controls, port and starboard. North/Fisher jib, main and still very crinkley. Like new covers included - mast, rudder and blue full sided mooring. Nickels galvanized trailer - ready to travel. $11,500 - Call Joe Dissette, Midland, MI (989) 631-2133. Photos
15005 (2000) Nickels White hull/light Gray deck, black rub rail, stainless board. Nickels trailer with extended tongue. Dual controls for jib cars, bridle, backstay, twingers, Cunningham. Sunto 95 compass. Two good sets of North sails, + two spinnakers. Travel covers + go fast equiptment. $10,000, Carl Green Bay, WI 920-632-4340cell 920-227-7485 email Sailfast2711@gmail.com Photos
14970 Nickels, very light use, excellent condition. White hull and deck, double green waterline and deck stripes. Like new Dieball jib, main and spinnaker. North jib, main and spinnaker - still crinkly, good for Fleet racing. All go fast controls, port and starboard. Covers for mast, rudder and like new VSP full sided mooring cover. Nickels galvanized trailer with excellent tires, light bar and new bearings. Ready to go! $9,900. Call Joe Disette, Midland, MICH. (989) 631-2133. Photos
14784 De Vita, Italy. Wooden Lightning. Boat and rigging in excellent condition; optimized for racing. Sailed only one summer in fresh water; meticulously maintained; always stored indoors. It comes with 1 complete set of good sails, boat covers and trailer. Detailed inventory and photos upon request. Located in Italy, about 300 miles from the venue for the 2013 World, Master and European Championships! Contact Alessandra firstname.lastname@example.org or call +39-348-4138886 (Italy).
14727 Nickels (1995) White hull, Grey deck and interior with blue boot and deck stripes. 4 sets of sails (3 North, 1 Shore). 2 masts (1 new in 2010). 2 spinn poles, new running rigging. Top, Bottom, and Mast covers. Nickels trailer with long tongue, spare tire, and 3 mast light bar. Numerous extras email for details. Asking 11,000. Contact: Paul Email: email@example.com 732 500-4510 Photos
14712 Nickels. White Hull, White, Cockpit, White, Deck, Anti-Skid areas are light-gray, White rub rail, Water strip is maroon on either side of a light gray strip. Full side and deck controls, Has had limit to no use for the last (12) years, Always stored indoors during the summer & winter. Mast, bottom trailer, top trailer, full mooring, rudder, tiller/pole cover. Sails are very crisp. Manually adjusted lowers, Nickels trailer with wide bunks and extended tongue, Nickels trailer mounted mast setting post, spare tire, Traveler up/down. Beautiful boat. Built in 1995. $10,500. Located in SW Michigan. firstname.lastname@example.org, or (269) 343-4906 Photo
14684 Allen. Great condition. New awl grip (white) and new non skid
(light grey) in 2012. Allen low profile galvanized trailer with new
electric, hubs, wheels, lights, etc.. 3 sets of sails - 2 North in B
condition, 1 Vermont daysail set. 2 spinnakers (white) in B condition. All
running rigging 2 years old. All blocks 2 years old. Fat carbon tiller
extension. Always dry sailed. Brand new top and bottom, mast and rudder
travel covers. Mast up cover. TacTic micro compass with bracket. Much more!
Asking $12,000. Charleston, South Carolina. Justin Walling
843-452-0427 or email@example.com Photo
14643 Nickels. White with teal trim, non skid deck. Hull in near perfect condition. Always dry sailed. One new set of sails, never used: North Fisher Main and Jib and R-2 Spinnaker. Two sets of practice sails. Dual side controls with color coded lines mounted under deck. Mooring cover and covers for rudder, mast, and spars. Compass and all gear included. Nickels galvanized trailer, mast stand, light bar, and spare tire. $9,100. Located in SW Michigan. Call 269-350-1076 for pictures and more info.
14636 Nickels 1994 with 2 sets of sails (jib, main and spinnaker). 1 set of sails are NEW and have only been used a handful of times. Boat is in good condition and ready to sail. All blocks and lines in good condition. Comes with Traveling Trailer which is in good condition and spare tire. 2 covers, top and bottom. Boat is Dry Sail only. Boat has always been stored inside for the winter. Boat has won many Regatta’s and is very fast. Clean title on boat. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or come see the boat in storage in Carlyle Illinois if interested. $7500 or best offer. Photos
14479 Allen, good condition. Always dry sailed, always stored indoors in the Winter. White non-skid deck, hull and interior, with stainless centerboard. Updated sheets, and control lines. Two sets of sails (one practice and one okay for club racing). New bottom cover, includes rudder cover, mast cover, and dry sail cover (worn but works). Includes deck mounted Plastimo compass. Allen trailer. Fast boat, perfect for regional regattas, and club racing. Boat is located in Buffalo, NY. $8,000 OBO. Email Kevin Robinson at email@example.com or call 716-352-6610 for more information or pictures.
14434 Nickels. Boat is fast. New mast 2011. 3 sets of sails. One only used one light season. Recently replaced control lines and rigging. VSP yard cover as well as traveling, mast and rudder covers. Well maintained boat with a nickels trailer (new bunks 2011). Boat Located in NJ. $6,900 Contact Rob; firstname.lastname@example.org
14286 - Nickels, good condition. Always dry sailed. White non-skid deck, hull and interior, with stainless centerboard. New main halyard, main sheet and jib sheet. Two sets of sails (one practice and one okay for club racing). New dry sail cover. Trailing cover is worn but works. Includes TackTick Micro compass. Older trailer with lights. A great boat whose owner no longer has time to sail it. Would benefit from a few minor replacement parts (e.g. new deck bushings for control lines). I live in Buffalo, and the boat is located at the Buffalo Canoe Club in Ontario. $4,500 OBO. Email Kevin at email@example.com or call 716-400-2929 Photos
14222 Nickels, good condition. Light blue hull, white non-skid on deck. North/Fisher main, jib three years old, still very crinkly. Spinnker about six years old. Two sets of older practice sails. All halyards and lines replaced three years ago. Older trailer with new wood bunks, long tongue, light bar, wheels with bearing buddies, tires in good condition including mounted spare. Covers included for mast, rudder, mooring and travel need some repair. Located in Charleston, SC. $4600 OBO Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Photos
14176 Nickles, white. Two mains, two jibs, two spinnakers. Fiberglass rudder. Older travel cover. Rudder cover. Dry sail cover is about five years old, as is the mast cover. Allen trailer. Former owner (Anthony Staples) was very competitive with this Lightning as was Peter Hall. I have only raced it twice and used it another 6 or 8 times. Last weighed at 718#. Mast and boom are Bryant Performance Spars. Boat located in Beaver Falls, PA. $4200. 724.971.1842, email@example.com
14008 Nickels Light Green hull and buff deck. Sails -- Main, jib, two spinnakers, Bryant Mast, beautiful wood rudder with cover. Mooring cover, mast cover and travel cover. Many new lines and rebuilt trailer. Good fast boat in super condition. Located in Maryland. $3,550 firstname.lastname@example.org 518-774-2943 Photos
14004 Allen, Galv. CB, all running rigging new, Harken controls Sails: Quantum M/J (1 regatta), North J, Fisher M/J, 3 Spin Allen low-ride trailer, light bar, new spare Accessories: Anchor/Rode, paddle, boom crutch, seat cushion, mast blocks, lift bridle, compass, mooring cover. $3,950, Located in Champaign, IL Contact: D. Walker 202-436-4562, email@example.com Photos
11446 Fiberglass tank Allen. In need of repair on top of centerboard trunk and some other non-structural repairs. Comes with a crisp North main and jib and very little used Vermont Sailing Partners red and white spinnaker. Additional sails include older North mains and jibs, plus 3 other spinnakers. Fiberglass rudder with tiller and hiking stick in new condition. Stainless centerboard, aluminum mast and boom. This boat has been upgraded with control lines on the side deck like the newer Lightnings. This boat is designed to be self rescuing, with lots of flotation, including a water tight bow compartment. Lots of extra harken blocks. Includes compass, two paddles, 2 cushions, anchor and rode. Mooring cover fabric is in good condition, needs needs new zipper and velcro in some places. Trailer is serviceable but will need to be retitled, comes with spare tire. $1,000 or best offer. Photos to be soon added to this listing. The boat is located 30 miles north of Denver, Colorado. Contact Bob Stoller, 303-651-2039. Email: robert.stoller@Colorado.edu Photos
11118 Allen (Roadrunner) with Allen trailer. Blue hull, White/Blue striped deck. Original rigging except for new traveler set up. Quick release fittings on stays. Fresh water sailed. Full cover, sails, and original wood rudder/tiller. $1500 OBO. Boat located in Texas. Contact Ralph: firstname.lastname@example.org or 214 418-2699
10201 Siddons & Sindle Lightning. Project Boat. Mostly complete-NO MAST or rigging. Hull in decent shape. Has 2 wooden booms, nice wooden rudder, and mahogany seats. Sitting on tilt-trailer (also a project). Pretty much any offer accepted. Located in Portsmouth, VA. Please e-mail Russ with any questions. email@example.com
10191 Lippincott Lightning, completely restored, white decks, dark blue hull, mahogany seats, rudder and trim, teak duckboards. This craft has been modified as a single-handed day sailer, with deck steppable mast, trolling motor, etc. Complete set of older sails, almost new mooring cover. Located in Nashville, Tn. $3500. Please contact @ firstname.lastname@example.org Photos
9442 Allen. The boat is very stable ideal for family fun or racing.
Fiberglass Hull (painted green) Mahogany seats and bright work in excellent condition, steel center board, Includes galvanized trailer.
Sails: Main and Jib
Boat has been stored in a barn and sailed in fresh water. Price $3,000.00 Location: Red Jacket Yacht Club Cayuga Lake NY. Contact: Brian Donovan 585 313- 1940 email@example.com Photos
9369 Lippincott, great condition. Blue hull, white deck, both have been repainted by Fay's Boat Works, NH. Stainless steel centerboard, aluminum mast and boom. Chainplates have been replaced. Varnished mahogany trim. 1993 custom galvanized trailer. Asking $2,500. Boat located in RI. Rick (401) 749-3165.
8690 Built by Saybrook Yacht Yard in 1965. In storage for over the last 15 years; Allen Boat Works low-bunk tailer; metal mast and boom, Fisher sails plus second set; updated hardware and lines. Great wood boat in great condition. $2,900 obo. Boat located in Pennsylvania. 617-834-8535 or firstname.lastname@example.org Photos
unknown number - 1964 wooden lightning. $2000 with 5hp motor or $1500 without. Includes 2 wooden masts and booms. All bronze hardware. Needs some deck work. Includes trailer. Email for more info. email@example.com
8044 Nickels & Holman. This boat is in very good condition. Aluminum mast; orig. wood boom; standing, running rigging and sails are in excellent condition; dock lines, storage cover; self bailers; fenders(3); cushions(3); PFD’s(5); pump; and motor bracket. Trolling motor and Batt available at add’l cost. Trailer in very good condition. $2500.00 Boat will be on trailer. Last sailed in 2012. Transaction must be on a face to face basis with prospective owner. Located in Reedsburg, WI (an hours drive NW of Madison WI. firstname.lastname@example.org Photos
7678 Single-planked Cedar; ca 1960 David Beaton & Sons. Good to excellent condition, fully restored w/ additional FWD struts. Teak flooring + 1/2” King blank. Mahogany Seats & Coamings. Sails: New, renumbered (except Neil Pryde Spinnaker) + Full rigging and parts. Spars- SITKA Spruce, original and in Excellent Condition. (No trailering-gallows yet available.) Includes: title; new 2010 trailer, 2011 Sunbrella Cover, work log copy and documentation, all fittings bronze & stainless, extra parts. May require proper jib rigging @ Bow. She sails beautifully after putting $2,500.00 and 160 hours into this beautiful craft. “COSETTE” presently sits on transverse bunks, on trailer, but did not leave the driveway, this year. I would like my best restoration, ever, to have a good home, and to be sailed. I will be sorry to see her go, but I fear I would not have the time to give to her sailing deservence. Please feel free to make your best offer, knowing the price of spars, best provisions and fittings are accumulatively worth over $6,000.00. Boat located in Toms River, NJ. David M. Olney 732-664-2294 Photo
7286 Wooden Lightning built in 1959 made by J J Taylor and sons in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Comes with custom width Allen Boat Lightning trailer made in 2005. Only used the trailer twice and the trailer and boat have been kept in a garage. Had to have the boat evaluated in 2006 before I could get insurance and the yacht surveyor said it was in excellent condition. Also in 2006 Allen Boat Co. did all the deck hardware. Have history of boat and receipts for work done. It comes with 2 sets of sails. Have over $11,000.00 invested and asking $6000.00. Lots of extra pictures available if interested. Ken Lambert, Ontario, Canada 905-894-3452 email@example.com
Classic 1957 wooden Lightning underwent year-long stem to stern restoration in 1999 by an obsessive Newport boat builder who rejected three pieces of Brazilian mahogany (all shipped stateside) before finally settling on the board for the boat's transom. Complete documentation of all work can be provided. Boat meticulously maintained since the original restoration. Mast completely refinished last season. Non-skid deck; mahogany rubrails and cockpit, deep green hull finished with a tough, long-last urethane coating. Two sets of mainsails and jibs included along with solid, roadworthy trailer. Boat can be viewed at Dickersen's Marina in Apponaug, RI. Asking $13,500. Please call for additional information: 401-424-1805. Photos
6348 - 1956 Wooden Lightning for sale. Built by Old Greenwich Boat Company in Old Greenwich Ct. Boat is complete with mast, boom, rudder, tiller, serviceable main and jib and older trailer. Has been in museum collection since 1999 but has been sailed within the last three years. Overall condition is good. Asking price is $2000. Located in Newport, RI. Please contact Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org
unknown number - Classic mahogany Lightning totally restored, circa 1941. Light use, fresh water only, garaged and supported on padded cradle. Removal of epoxy in progress on outside starboard side. Otherwise "almost perfect" condition. Located South of Seneca Falls off Cayuga Lake, NY. Complete with sails; no trailer. $1800. Call 585-261-6885 Photos
unknown number - Wooden Lightning, cedar plank over mahogany. Woodwork is all intact- no rot whatsoever. Entire boat restored in 2007 and sailed in freshwater only and stored under cover since. It is not perfect or in restored condition and will need paint and refinishing to bring it back to snuff. Boat comes with Harken aluminum mast and rigging, complete and in good shape, North sails in excellent condition, 2 spinnakers and pole (I’ve never used them) and comes on a magic tilt trailer, also in excellent condition with no rust, solid springs, hubs and bearings and brand new tires. Boat is located in central Florida- delivery may be negotiated. Asking $1500. Adam, cell# 863-443-0630 email, email@example.com Photos
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