New Lightnings

— Cabreuva SP Brazil  Phone: Phone 5511 4529 6307

Nickels Boat Works — Flint, MI Phone: 810-767-4050 E-mail:

If you have any questions, we would surely like to help you. Please feel free to contact us through 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

15509 - Nickels, built in 2013. White hull and interior with light gray deck. Boat is complete with 2 sets of North Fisher sails and 2 spinnakers. Fully galvanized trailer with spare tire. Sailor's Tailor mooring cover, North trailering and mast covers. Tac-tic compass, 2 spin poles, paddles, anchor, lines etc. included. This boat is in excellent condition and ready to sail. Boat is currently in winter storage at Pontiac Yacht Club in SE Michigan. Asking $17,500. Contact Rick Dishaw at 248-296-0651 or email rt194@hotmail.comPhotos

15462 - Nickels. The boat is full race rigged, all harken carbo blocks, a brand new spare mast, full trailer covers rudder cover, etc and plenty of sails. There are 2 full sets of sails. One practice set and two that have one regatta on each. The hull and deck are white with red waterline. Please call or email with any questions or offers. Price $13,200. Boat located in Houston, TX. Marvin (832)  Photos

15302 Nickels.  Light grey deck, white hull.  New mast (2015), faired hull, very well maintained.  Two-time CA District Champion boat.  Includes one set of sails, trailer, tapered spinnaker pole, Tack Tick compass and mast-up cover.  Located in Mission Bay (San Diego), CA.  $9,900.  Additional sails available.  Contact Bob Martin  or 760-310-3303Photos

15280 Nickels, built 2006. White non-skid deck, off-white hull. Galvanized steel trailer. Summer, winter and full-boat on trailer covers. Nickels black anodized aluminum mast, boom, spinnaker pole and tiller with extension. CDI Flexible Roller Furler. Two sets sails, spinnaker (North Sails, Vermont Sails). Highly tunable, race ready. Beautiful boat, excellent condition. Price $10,500, Contact or 206 972-2092 Photos

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   Photos

15069 Nickels:  Price Reduced; Be competitive in your fleet today!!; 2001 white hull; two main sails; one jib; one spinnaker; Harken blocks; cunningham, traveler L/R, traveler height, backstay and vang all run to skipper; spinnaker halyard run aft to skipper; full boat trailering cover; new deck and mast cover; sailed twice in the last 8 years; fresh water only; always stored inside; delivery possible—let’s talk. This is a super clean boat; Traverse City, MI; $10,300. Contact Brian at 231-620-7228 or  Photos

15047 Nickels, 2002. White hull. Mostly sailed on freshwater. Always drysailed. Galvinized trailer. 1 set of sails included. Boat and trailer are in great shape. Start or expand your fleet with this boat AND 11784 Lippincott (listed below). Located in RI. $8,999 or best offer. Contact Rev Symeon at 401-603-3523.

14930 Allen. Excellent condition and well maintained. New mast w/ complete rigging in 2015. White hull, interior, and rub rail. Light grey deck. Side/side padded hiking straps, jib cloth and uphaul, handy-lock turnbuckles on lowers, Swiftcord tapered main and spin sheets, twings and guy hooks, CB 360 swivel on SS plate w/Harken pulley, tapered spin pole, safety equipment, Windex, auto ratchet spin blocks, Spinlock PXR main cam cleat, Harken block vang. Two very good M5 mains, two jibs, and one North spinnaker. Allen galvanized trailer – great condition. Has 10” fiberglass bunks, LED lights, spare tire. Covers: two piece FabriCraft travel, mast travel and padded rudder. Allen factory refurbished in 2013: Pressure tested for leaks, new drain plugs, rebed inspection ports, fix leaks, rub rail, new bailer, new transom flaps, hinges, rigging, turning blocks, jib track, minor glass and gel coat repairs, rudder refinish, etc.  The bottom is flawless. $13,000. Located in Charleston, SC. Contact Mark at 843-452-2165 or  Photos

14825 Nickels.  It has been lightly used since I bought it.  I have not used in the last two seasons.  Two suits of North Sales, two spinnaker poles, well laid out with adjustable jib tracks, spinnaker take-up reel, and more.  White hull.  Top, bottom, and mast travel covers along with boom tent.  Bracket for tac-tic (not included). $6,000.  Located in Vermont. Contact Bob at 802-734-7578 or

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  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 or call +39-348-4138886 (Italy).

14566 Nickels. 2 sets North sails...main/jib/spinnaker. Stainless steel centerboard, rudder/mast/trailing/dryslip covers included. Great road trailer. Paddle/spinnaker pole/compass. Fully race equipped and ready to go. Dual sided control lines, below deck lever vang. Origionally built for Brad Read, so you know it was built well! Available extra...max thick stainless steel centerboard, xtra large tack-tick compass. $7,500 - Contact Frank at 703-599-0144 (c)

14520 Allen, white hull. VSP main, jib and spinnaker in good condition. Stainless steel board and updated rigging. Covers in good condition. New overnight cover. Allen galvanized trailer with new tires. Well maintained and race ready. Good record. $7,200 Contact Fisk 407-947-7994 or  Photos

14485 Nickels. “deux poissons et un chat”-Loaded and proven fast! White w green stripe. Nearly new North sails...main/jib/spinnaker. Stainless steel centerboard, rudder/mast/trailing covers included. Great road trailer. Paddle/spinnaker pole/compass/anchor.  Loaded…dual controls, centerboard led jib and retractable spin halyard, deck controlled jib lead cars $5,500 - Contact Ron at 804-399-2668  Photos

14478 Allen. White hull. Top cover, 2 suits North sails, stainless board. Updated rigging, wood rudder, compass. Great trailer. Race ready fast boat. Asking $8000.00 Located in Central NY area. Contact Skylar at 585 260 6474

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;

14278 Allen.  Navy blue sides, white bottom and topsides.  Air tanks throughout.  Last weighed in (2007) at 687# with correctors. Well maintained.  Fabricraft Mast and one-piece travel cover.  Sitting on beefy trailer that tows great with 1 7/8" ball, full size tires, spare, and bearing buddies.  Trailer is titled.  Stainless steel board, good running rigging, and most controls double ended. Three spinnaker poles, two rudders (one fiberglass, one rare Allen wood rudder), two tillers, paddle, buckets, and several suits of practice sails.  Great boat; won many races at our local club.  Always dry sailed; mostly fresh water use.  Hasn't been sailed since 2012.  Pay my asking price and get more extras (blocks, cleats, etc) than you can count!  $6,000. Boat is located in Glenside, PA. Contact Ash:  Photos

14140 Nickels.  White hull with grey and red narrow stripes.  I am the second owner and have enjoyed it immensely since 1991, but it's time for it to go.  Hull has some dings but no structural problems.   Rigged to race, but not insanely,  and has always preformed well.  Sails are tired.  Trailer is rusty.  Full side cover in decent shape.  Boat bag with broken zipper.  Cockpit cover and piles of other stuff.   Spreader has a bend but is serviceable.  Last sailed in 2013 and everything worked then.  Photos on request. Boat is in New Jersey. Asking $4,000, but willing to negotiate with someone who is looking to get started in Lightnings.  Email or call 201-303-1596.  Bill Cook

13991 Nickels. Grey hull and deck with blue trim. Special offer to build fleet in Mission Bay, CA -- Asking only $4,000! 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

13909 Nickels & Holman Ltd. - Maroon with double white stripe.  Rigged for racing, current as of a few years ago.  Lightly sailed for 10 years.  Since 1991, only used in freshwater and stored indoors for winters.  Currently located in Northern Michigan. $3,000. Contact John Beery (312-451-5651) for more info. Photos

13465 Allen. Yellow with white bottom and deck. All new lines. Two sets of North Sails in decent shape. New tires. Recently painted trailer. Hull is in good shape, but the deck has cosmetic issues. It sat for about 10 years.  I put a lot of elbow grease into getting it back to presentable shape, then dropped it from the hoist damaging the deck around the portside chain plate, which I've repaired. This would be a good daysailer. The weight is unknown. $1500. 724-971-1842 cell. Located in Pittsburgh.

12868 Allen. White fiberglass hull, stainless steel centerboard, spinnaker pole. 3 Mains (1 VSP used only 20 times), 2 jibs in fair condition, 3 spinnakers (1 VSP used 10 times, plus 1 light air, 1 spare). Heavy boat cover, compass, all control lines and rigging updated. Trailer is in poor shape. Located in Red Bank, NJ. Asking $1,500. Contact 732-284-1444.

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. 303 725 9676  Photos

11784 Lippincott. Start or expand your fleet with 11784 AND 15047 Nickels (listed above). Located in RI. Make offer. Contact Rev Symeon at 401-603-3523.

11655 - 1970 Eichenlaub. Fiberglass over wood boat plus new floatation. Alumium mast. Includes main, jib and spinnaker. Road worthy trailer. Sea Gull Motor. Great recreational boat for day sailing. Located in central Wisconsin. $1,700 or best offer. Will also sell items seperately. Contact Jack at 847-998-8429

11543 – 1970 Lippincott Lightning.  This is a fiberglass boat that has had over $4,000 of work done to it in the last 6 years, and includes main, jib and spinnaker, trailer, a mooring cover and a full cover.  The boat has been dry sailed on a fresh water lake since at least the 1980s, and would be a good recreational daysailer.  Asking $1,000 or best offer.  Located in the Scranton, PA area.  Contact Todd at 207-272-0397 or tdross@me.comPhoto

11055 - 1969 Lippincott. This is a glass boat with beautiful mahogany trim and the original wooded mast, boom and spinnaker pole. The mast has been recently refinished, the mahogany trim is great shape (rub rails need refinished). The three sails are original and the main and jib were refurbished in 2010. The original Gator trailer is included and has very little rust.  A boat cover and Danforth anchor are also included. This boat always gets a lot of attention because of the wood mast and beautiful mahogany. The fiberglass hull is in good shape and the boat has always been dry sailed. We have had this boat over 30 years and it is now time to pass it to a younger person who will care and enjoy it as much as we have. Asking $1500 or best offer. Located in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Contact John Green at 724-591-6886. 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  Photo

10355 Lippincott, on trailer, upgraded mast and boom, sails, recent regatta winner. $1,500 located Skaneateles NY,  315-396-1084,

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

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.

Lightning sailboat by Nichols and Holman located in Northport, MI, where it has been sailed exclusively. White Fiberglas deck and hull with racing rigging and hull stripes. Has teak seats, cockpit coaming and rub rail. Aluminum mast, boom and tiller. Internal mast rigging needs attention. Overall, in above average condition. Includes main (new), jib, spinnaker, trailer, all accessories and mooring cover.  Ready to sail. I am retiring.  Call Drew at 314-409-7118 for immediate possession and tow away. Asking $1800. On -the -beach dry dock system available – plus $200.

9833 Lippincott, 1970. Fibreglass body. Green hull and a white deck. This is a sloop rigged day sailer. Comes with a complement of sails including a new main and jib (purchased is 2011). Includes galvanized trailer, mooring cover and Danforth anchor and 150 lb mushroom anchor and chain. Loved this boat but I have bought a bigger boat. Located in MA. Contact Terry at or 781 686 0034  Photos

9666 (Elektra) is the last wooden Lightning crafted by McGruer Yachts of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. Constructed in 1963 for its one previous owner, it was purchased by me in 1984 and sailed it occasionally over the next decade until my interest in keelboats superseded its use. Construction is broad clear cedar planking over oak, forming a stiff monocoque hull. Seats, coamings and rubrails are mahogany. The external centreboard casing support on the starboard side aft is desiccated for two inches at the bottom and needs replacement. All brightwork needs sanding and varnishing and has been removed for the process. The canvas deck covering had been replaced several times and is in the process of being done again. The old canvas decking has been removed and preparation is underway to install the new canvas deck. Wide canvas has been bought for the purpose and goes with the boat.  Newly milled mahogany rub rails are also included. The boat is in need of, and deserves restoration; however, I am now out of the country for most of every year and no longer have the time nor energy to devote to the project. The boat comes with two sets of spars and sails: Set one is the classic Sitka spruce mast and boom with original Storer jib and main (with reef points) and spinnaker with spinnaker pole; set two consists of a black aluminium mast and boom with a North Sails main and jib which were bought new and raced only one season. An additional black mast and boom also come with the boat.  The Sitka mast is a brand new replacement of the original and has been sailed once. Mahogany rudder is encased in its original padded canvas case. A galvanized grapnel anchor, chain and rode also go with the boats along with associated odds and bits of hardware in a tool box. An elderlyTeenee tilt trailer adapted for the boat is included. It would need a coat of paint and wiring and the tires, while they hold air, should be replaced before trailering any great distance. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Make an offer.  613 692-0303 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 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  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

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   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

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   Photos

7497 Vintage Wooded Lightning ​ - ​ 1957​. The boat is in excellent condition and ready to sail. Mahogany deck, pine flooring, cedar planking on oak frames. Sails were new in ​2011, main, jib and spinnaker. The hull is wrapped in fiberglass cloth with epoxy resin. Kick up rudder and mild steel center board. She has a 28 foot tall Spruce mast and all rigging new in ​2011. Excellent trailer with new axle and wheels/tires. Full Sunbrella cover and rope pockets. I am looking for a owner who can giver her a proper home. Willing to consider offers, including reduced price with delivery to East Coast. Asking​$4,000. Located in Vancouver, Washington. ​Contact Ralph​ for more information: or 360-798-3871 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,  Photos taken in August 2014

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   Photos

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 

6315 - Wooden Lightning in good condition. Built in 1956. The oak mast and boom are beautiful and in excellent condition. Blue hull, white deck, oak rub rail, mahogany combing. Two sets of sails, plus a spinnaker. Steel centerboard with some dry rot at the trunk.  Light duty trailer included.  Stored in garage in Branford, CT. $1,000 obo. Contact

5977 - Condition good (always undercover). Comes with: new sails, mooring cover, main sail cover, .5 HP new OB Yamaha engine. Asking: $2500. Contact George: or call 267-331-9868.

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   Photos 

– Classic Mahogany Lightning.  One of the original Skineateles Lightnings perfect for the true wooden boat enthusiast.  In very good condition and has been garaged on padded trailer for last 10+ years. Hull double-planked mahogany.   Epoxied inside.  Deck has been fiberglassed (so no canvas needed).  Wooden Mast lovingly restored.  Track for Main on mast and boom.  Complete Sails with Spinnaker.  Varnished Rudder.   Sailed on Cass Lake, MI  at Fleet#54.   $1000  OBO. Would consider donation to 501-C3 eligible Non-Profit  (e.g. Nautical Museum). E-mail: or call Paul at (248) 891-7509.  Photo

477 built in 1939. Includes wooden boom, mast, 2 sails.  Garage kept, good condition. We were told it was restored about 10 years ago. Single axle 1957 Ajax trailer, vin # 3830, road ready. Located on the Treasure Coast in Stuart, Florida.  This is a real classic, special sailboat.  Looking for reasonable offers. Contact Larry 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.    

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