New Lightnings


Craftec
— Cabreuva SP Brazil  Phone: Phone 5511 4529 6307 alfredo.salla@craftec.com.br

Nickels Boat Works — Flint, MI Phone: 810-767-4050 Fax: 810-767-4060 E-mail: hugh@nickelsboats.com

If you have any questions, we would surely like to help you. Please feel free to contact us through help@lightningclass.org we will connect you with people in your area who sail Lightning’s and can help you decide which boat really fits your needs. The biggest benefit of the Lightning Class is the depth that we have in terms of geographical activity….. We want you on the water.

Used Lightnings

15471- Nickels - NBW Sales Rep's boat. Light Grey deck, White interior & hull. Black rub rail, Light Grey Waterline stripe. Sails and covers available. Asking $15500. Call or email Ryan Flack for rigging specifics/photos. ryan@nickelsboats.com or 810-513-5002 cell

15296 Allen. Light grey hull with white top & white rub rail.  Very good looking with all rigging, 2 sets of North/Fisher sails in good shape along with 2 spinnakers.  Trailer and covers also.  Tacktic and all that is needed to be race compliant.  2 spin polls, travel cover etc.  Everything is in good running order and ready to race. The only thing it may need is a new VSP day cover. Boat located in CT. $17,500. Contact Ryan, 203-249-2783  or rcsprole@hotmail.com Photos

15256 2005 Nickels. This is your opportunity to be the envy of your fleet, and own the prettiest girl at the dance. Meticulously maintained and lightly used - rarely sailed in heavy air, never in salt water, and not been heavily campaigned on the circuit. Rigged with all the go-fasts, including MAX THICK CENTERBOARD. Fully equipped turn key racer with large inventory of sails. Very fast. This boat is a must see. For all the details, including pricing, click on this link: http://lightningfleet50.org/?page_id=1832. Then call or email Jeff Storck for a viewing: 571-422-2444theoretically@verizon.net

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

15225 Nickles Lightning. White with light gray non-skid, no dings dents scratches or fiberglass repair. Glass head rudder, newer mast and rig (1 1/2 years old) with handi-lock lowers, carbo blocks. Proven fast boat and a regatta winner. Includes North Fisher main and jib with Shore spinnaker and trailer and mooring covers. Always dry sailed and stored indoors during the winter.$12,000. Call Chris Jacobson at 989-293-5303. Photos available.

14912 - Allen. White hull & deck. Good condition. Sail: main, jib, spinnaker. Galvanized trailer, mooring cover travel cover. Located at Point Abino, Ontario or Buffalo, New York. Pricea $10,200. Contact George Allen (716) 693-6209 or allenssell1@msn.com. Photos

14824 Nickels 1997. White hull, deck and rub-rail.  Three North mainsails, two North jibs, brand-new Doyle main and jib used in only one regatta, one spinnaker.  Labeled dual side controls with color coded lines.  Manually adjustable lowers.  Main, jib and spinnaker halyards new this season.  Christie compass.  Nickels galvanized trailer with spare tire, mast stand and light bar.   Mast stand has winch to facilitate putting on the travel cover.  Fabricraft one-piece travel cover, two mast-up mooring covers (one skirted), padded rudder cover, mast cover new this season.  Boat sailed at Mansfield Sailing Club, OH.  Always dry sailed and stored inside in winter.  Acknowledged in the Ohio district to be a fast boat but not with me at the helm lately.  $8,000.  Located in north-central Ohio.  Hewitt boat lift also available for $500.  Contact Chris Clarke at 419-522-5906 or 419-210-0400 or e-mail at chrisclarke1946@hotmail.com  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 alepelle@gmail.com or call +39-348-4138886 (Italy).

14765 Nickels. White hull & deck, blue deck stripe. In very good condition.  2 sets of North Fisher jib and main, 1 spinnaker.   Galvanized trailer with new tounge, lights and tires.  Full travel covers and mast up full sided deck cover.  Located in Madison, CT.  Asking $7000.  Contact Jeff Swiggett at 203-215-5577 or jeff.swiggett@gmail.com

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.

14637 Nickels.  White hull and deck with a blue stripe at waterline and deck.  Proven fast boat is ready to race.  Winner of the 2013 Charleston Cup, the top overall Charleston boat for the 5 harbor regattas.  Full re-rig last year with all new high-tech control lines and sheets.  2 sets of Fisher North main, jib, and spin.  2 spinnaker poles.  Includes traveling top and bottom covers, mooring cover, mast cover, and rudder cover.  Galvanized Nickels trailer in good condition. Located in Charleston, SC. $7,900. Contact Jeff at  Irvine.jeff1@gmail.com or 843-619-9930   Photos

14600 Nickels. Light gray hull, deck  & Interior with green stripe & black rub rails. North Fisher main, jib & R-2 Spinnaker Plus almost new North Fisher Main. Dual side controls with color coded lines and manually adjustable lowers.. Nickels galvanized trailer with 2 spare tires, mast stand and light bar. Travel cover and mast up full sided deck cover. This is an Indiana boat currently located in South Texas. Has always been stored indoors  Price $6500.00. Contact Jimmie Ankele 361-205-9001 or cessna5498h@aol.com   Photo

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; robruffus@yahoo.com

14419 Nickels. Very good condition. Two owner boat with White hull and white deck. Finished 5th 2013 CT/RI District Championships. 4 mains, 3 jibs, 3 spinnakers, one set in good condition. Dual side controls with color coded lines & manually adjustable lowers. Has only been used a few times in the last 3 years and has always been dry sailed and stored indoors. Nickels Galvanized Trailer with 1 Spare Tire, mast stand & Light Bar. Boat sailed out of Niantic Bay Yacht Club, CT. Price $5,575.00 Contact Paul 860-304-9308 v6070@yahoo.com   Photo

14366 Nickels (off white hull with light gray deck) race ready with new sails, lines, and rigging.  Hull in excellent shape and competitive at the National level.  Complete kit ready to race.  Boat was raced mostly in fresh water; competed in the 2013 Southern Circuit with a new suit of North Sails ($2500 - 2013 JF main, jib, and spinnaker).  Boat comes with new and two additional complete suits of sails, new Tack tick micro ($400), multiple twing lines (light and heavy air), new lines including topping lift ($250), newly restored trailer ($1200), new boat cover - top and bottom ($1000 from Sailor's Tailor), and too many extras to list.  Boat stored in mild climate and in excellent condition.  Would prefer to keep the boat in Fleet 329 (SSA) or Fleet 50 (Wash DC) and offer a discount to those who agree to keep it in the fleet.  Asking $7,000 after just putting in over $5,000 to make it race ready.  Boat located in Annapolis, MD (Severn Sailing Association).  Contact Patrick at 703-585-1342or pem725@gmail.com   Photo

14106 Nickels 1986.  Well maintained.  Have all original documents.  Includes (1) set older North sails, (1) set fair condition North sails, (1) set newer Quantum sails (never used by current owner, current owner purchased boat Oct ‘11), (2) North spinnakers – 1 is newer (neither used by current owner).  Newer main and jib sheets.  Spinnaker pole.  Lower shrouds adjustable on the fly.  Stainless steel centerboard.  New cockpit seat compartment covers.  New hiking straps in 2012.  (2) sets of mast blocks (1 wood, 1 plastic).  Set of spare lower shrouds.  Anchor w/storage bucket.  Full deck dry sail cover (see picture) and full travel cover (fair condition).  Padded rudder cover.  Full length mast cover.  Trailer & trailer dolly included – has new bunks & fenders, and stabilizers for rear of trailer (so trailer doesn’t tip back when you move to stern when boat is on trailer), 2 spare tires.  Trailer requires 1-7/8” hitch ball.  Trailer has lights attached to mast support.  Dry sailed and stored indoors in the winter.  Boat was not sailed in 2013 or 2014.  $5,600.00.  Located in Green Bay, WI.  Contact George Hoppen @ 920-983-0817 or geohoppen@gmail.com   Photos

13991 Nickels. Grey hull and deck with blue trim. Special offer to build fleet in Mission Bay, CA -- Asking only $4,750! Includes boat, North sails and galvanized trailer. Price only good for people intending to race in Mission Bay. Boat located in San Diego. Contact Bob Martin at 760-310-3303 or romartin@arrow.comPhotos

12843 Mueller, Built 1975. Fiberglass with aluminum spars, full rigging. Two sets of sails with spinnaker. White deck, light blue/aqua hull with red boot stripe. Mid-line baler. Full hull travel cover and Full deck cover. New rub rails. Trailer is factory kit from channel aluminum (Registers as home made). New lights and highway grade tires and wheels on trailer. Loos Model PT-1 Tension Gauge for tuning mast. $1700.00 firm. Boat is located at Lake Davenport Sailing Club, Davenport, Iowa. Contact Thomas at 563-508-7437 or drsmoothbrain@gmail.com  Photos

12724 Nickels and Holman (Fenton, MI) in 1975. Yellow fiberglass hull with yellow deck, stainless stell centerboard and rudder, wooden spare rudder, spinnaker pole, 2 mains (1 North Sails), jib, spinnaker. Many extras including bumpers, anchors, life jackets, compass, sun tent, and spare parts. Sailed lightly, only in fresh water. Trailer has relatively new tires. Located in Lakeland, Florida. Asking $5,500. Contact Tracy at 863-682-2983

12015 Classic cedar plank and mahogany. Built in 1975 by a gentleman in Ohio - an inch-thick file folder is included including the original S&S plans and "How to Build a Lightning" booklet.  A light restoration was performed in 2013. The transom was finished in 12 coats of varnish; topsides have 5 coats of Interlux Sea Green; it's not glass-smooth, but it's very close. The rub rails were sanded and varnished - only 3 coats.  Very lightly used North main in excellent condition, two jibs in good condition, older North main in average condition; Haarstick spinnaker in good condition. Newer bailers. Standing rigging is in excellent shape and may not be original, although it could be. Painted steel centerboard; 9/10 mahogany rudder; running rigging is average. Hardware is all circa 1975. Custom aluminum trailer with newer tires and good bearings. Average condition Sunbrella full deck cover. Frame and winter covers.  A black aluminum mast and boom are included at full asking price, or may be available for purchase separately. This boat is absolutely gorgeous. However, it's far from perfect. The interior varnish shows some some typical wear on edges but overall is in very good shape. The sitka spruce mast and boom need to be refinished as the varnish is flaking off in places. Some of the seams have opened and been reglued with G-Flex.  You'd have no problem enjoying her as is, or doing some additional work this winter to bring the boat from an 8.5 to a 10. Overall this boat appears to have been lightly used. This boat has no rot whatsoever.  We are selling her because she's the only woodie in Colorado and would like to be able to compete with the plastic boats. She needs to be with other classic boats. May be open to a trade. Willing to deliver up to 500 miles. Serious inquiries only. Additional images available by request.  REDUCED!  Asking $3,990 or best offer.  tobyhamer@hotmail.com 303 725 9676  Photos

10957 - 1968 Lippincott Lightning. Very solid early fiberglass hull. Boat is complete and ready to sail, though could use some TLC to return mahogany seats, combings, and rub rail to pristine condition.  Newer
aluminum mast and boom. Standing and running rigging is in great shape. Boat comes with 2 mains, 2 jibs, 2 spinnakers (all older but serviceable). Steel centerboard is currently out and in need of preservation, but is
serviceable. Boat sits on a solid galvanized trailer in my garage, comes with taller highway tires and smaller yard/ramp tires. Has bottom paint and mooring cover. Asking $1,300 OBO.  Looking to downsize to a smaller racing dinghy. Norfolk, VA. 757-748-3204  or Ethan.m.rule@gmail.com  Photo

10254 Allen with trailer, two jibs and two mains much newer than boat, two spinnakers and storage cover. Have original measurement certificates. $1500 or best offer. Phone 603-903-4196 or e-mail terrypindell@yahoo.com

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.  rchandler5@cox.net

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 brian54@rochester.rr.com Photos

9398-Lippencott.  Don’t let the hull number fool you, this is a competitive and fast boat that has won plenty of races.  It is in exceptionally good shape for a boat this vintage. The boat was completely retrofit in the early 2000s by Tom Schroder and Bob Harkrider.  Original deck has been replaced with new Nickels deck to allow for current rigging—all controls to the side decks and foredeck. Spinnaker halyard run aft to the skipper. Various upgrades over the years we have sailed it. New mast in 2006. Chain plates are in original location, but the boat is easy to tune using Greg Fisher’s guide. Great boat to get into the class at a lower cost. Boat will sell with 2 sets of Fisher Norths (MJS), Rooke Day cover (good shape), Sailor’s Tailor traveling covers (fair shape), Nickels trailer. $5000.  Jay Taylor (919) 422-9482 or jay.taylor@svn.com  Photo

9369 Glass Lippincott, great condition - looks like a brand new boat! Blue hull, off-white deck, both have been repainted by Fay's Boat Works, NH. Stainless steel centerboard, aluminum mast and boom. I am a yacht builder. Replaced chainplates, all halyards, all shrouds, and stays in 2013. Mahogany trim revarnished . 1990 custom galvanized trailer with custom cross bunks and extended toung. Three jibs and two main sails. Cover for boat and boom tent. Asking $1,800, firm. Boat located in RI. Rick (401) 678-0196 - ad updated 5/19/14. Photos

9172 Early fiber-glass Lightning for sale. Built by Lewis Marine, San Diego, CA in 1964, and needs a new home. Hull is constructed in so-called "Rovon" material, which is a core material of glass roving wound around a foam block. Hull, deck and interior needs some LTC, but this lovely ship could come back to life.  She comes without mast, boom and sails, and the trailer also needs some fixing-up, so not road worthy in its current condition. Could with a bit of welding probably come back to serve this boat fine. Tires are in OK condition. Hardware is Harken and in fine shape. Woodtrim is also in fine condition for its age. I washed it down and sanded it a bit. It was "screaming" for a treatment, so I gave it a little linseed oil and the woodgrain popped right out, and came back to life. If I didn't have my 1959 Lightning to restore, I would keep this baby. Asking price is $450 as is. Measurement certificate available. Boat is located in Califon, New Jersey. hove@comcast.net  Photos

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  marklkeene@gmail.com   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. jimfoyfarrier@aol.com    

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

7606 Probably the fastest wood Lighting available. Eichenlaub built in 1961, sister to his Bull I , 1 of 4 "outlawed" boats, but legal. Trailer, alum. spars, cover, 2 suits of sails, newer North main & jib, PCC, NWD, champ, top 10 in NA's in '63 & '64, countless wins & places over the years. I was original owner, sold in '70s and re acquired in the mid 90's. Restoration 1 year old. $4,500.00 or BO takes. Located in San Diego. Howard Macken 575-937-2810  or htmacken@gmail.com   Photos

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 klambert@bell.net   Photos

7312 - 1959 Wooden (Nickles & Holman). Its wooden parts include hull, mast, boom, spinnaker pole and rudder.
The sails include: 1 main sail, one spinnaker that are  both in good condition and 2 two jibs that need work, they are made of fabric that some animals got into to. A Custom made trailer. It comes with life vests and a couple of paddles. The boat has been primarily dry sailed at Keuka Lake in New York since 1977 when I purchased it. It has also been sailed on the Chesapeake Bay and off the coast of Maine in the 1980s . It is between good and is in fair condition . It needs some clean up and painting and it will be ready to sail. Everything is structurally sound.  It was last sailed on Keuka Lake in 2006 and has been stored inside except for the 2013- 2014 winter.  Where it was stored outside covered. The asking price is $1500 for everything. Lcated in Branchport, NY.
Contact Peter Gamba -315 595 8899, pgamba1007@aol.com  Photos taken in August 2014

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 jpicotte@iyrs.org 

4173 Wooden Llightning. Built in Toronto (builder unknown).  Boat is in very good condition. 80% restored. Ribs are oak; the hull is wide-board clear cedar (gaps between planks have been routed and cedar shims epoxied in place to form a very stable and strong uni-hull).  The hull has been West System epoxied; the mast and boom are sitka spruce – fully refinished;  the stern, rudder and centreboard trunk are Honduran mahogany and have been refinished; new floorboards have been made of cedar.  The cockpit coaming, deck canvas, seats and rigging have yet to be finished – many original parts, original cotton sails (very good condition) and newer main, and new wide deck canvas are included but no trailer.  Llocated in Ottawa, Ontario Asking $800. Contact Alan: 613 839-2991 or jowett@rogers.com   Photos 

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, apeterson@tnc.org  Photos 

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