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
15336 Nickels - a nice solid fast boat, with Galvanized trailer spare wheel and good title. Boat controls lead to both port and starboard side rail,  Front of cockpit Jib wire gross adjustment, Jib cloth and toping lift, Front on deck jib wire fine adjustment, jib car adjustment. Stainless steel center board with swivel adjustment and ball bearing block.  Mast new in 2012 with Jib halyard lead to center board trunk, Lower shrouds have Handy lock adjustments for easy adjustments. Tack tick digital compass, rudder with cover tiller and tiller extension. Two suit of North sails, one suit hardly used. Tapered spinnaker pole with plastic ends. Mast up cover and two piece travel cover in great condition. $13,800 or best offer located near York, PA. Contact Trevor Prior via text 717 917 8602 or email

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

15210 Allen. Built in 2004; Deck and Hull are white. Mast Cover, NEW VSP Rudder cover, NEW mast head bottom cover. JCD Tiler Extension. Dry Sail cover. Tactick compass. VSP Main and Jib (Lightly Used). North Fisher Cut Jib and main (Used), North Spinnaker (Lightly Used). Weighed 703 lbs at 2016 NAs. Trailer. $14,000.00. ​​​​​​​​Located in St Petersburg, FL. Contact Michael at 770-539-3421 or 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  Photos

14819 Nickels – Great boat for the money!  White hull, good race record, always dry-sailed.  Fully equipped / race-ready, includes 3 sets North sails (new jib 2016), two-piece travel and mast covers, new cockpit cover (2016), TackTick electronic compass, tapered spinnaker sheets, adjustable lowers, galvanized trailer w/ spare tire, all required safety equipment.  Located in CT.  $8,500.  Contact Eric: or (203) 816-1705 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).

14622 Nickels, white hull and rub rail with green trim.  Boat well maintained. Trailer is good shape and rides perfectly.  North Sails (Fishers) main and jib few years old, one new spinnaker plus one backup spinnaker.  New boat cover is a 2-in-1 mast up and travel cover.  Also comes with a Vermont mast cover.   Mast re-rigged in 2016.  Many new lines and rigging.  Always fresh water rinsed when sailed in salt water.  $6,000 Contact Jay at 919-Five Two Two-4531.  Wilmington, NC

14614 Allen, 1993. The boat has a dark blue hull, white deck, fully race equipped, covers, several set of sails and Allen trailer. The boat has relatively few miles for its age. The boat can be seen ready to sail at Carlyle Sailing Association in Illinois. $7,000. Contact John at 573 803 7052 or  Photos

14595 Allen, white hull and rub rail with blue trim.  Boat well maintained.  Trailer is good shape (replaced).  North Sails (Fishers) mail and jib two years old and spinnaker new plus one additional set of sails.  Full boat cover just purchased plus trailer and mast cover.   Mast and boom replaced in recent years; and two rudders (fiberglass with cover and wood).  Always dry sailed and stored inside in winter.  $7,000 Contact Bob at 609-665-0369Photos

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)

14565 - Nickels. Fully raced rigged with full retrofit in 2011 at Nickels Boat Works. New mast (2011) and boom (2015),dual control lines, inboard jib tracking, 2 spinnaker poles, spare rudder, Harken blocks, trailer cradles,  Harken trailing, cockpit and mast covers, rudder cover, full boat and deck cover, SS centerboard, anchor/paddle and Nickels trailer with new wheel bearings and tires. Two sets of North Sails and a new North spinnaker  2 years old. Boat lightly used pat 3 seasons and garage kept in the winter. New wind indicator and Tic- Tac compass. White with blue waterline. Boat in very good to excellent condition. 700 lbs. 2nd owner. Measurement certificate. ​$7,000. Boat in Ocean City, NJ Kevin Robinson. 215-913-7795

14547 Nickels, rigged by B. Fastiggi –easy to use. Rarely sailed last 10 years, all white, full covers, customized Nickels trailer with a long tongue, lightbar and three new tires. Old sails but otherwise ready to race. $7,000.  Ipswich MA. Contact Pat at Photos

14495 Nic​kels hull, Lippincott center board​. ​Great boat with upgrades. Mast and all rigging ​(standing and running)​, ​2 years old​. Suit of ​Quantum ​S​ails (main, jib and 2 spins)​. Wood rudder​. Hull and deck cover 2 years old​. Mast and rudder covers​. Trailer with new axle​. Tapered spin pole​, ​Tack tick​. ​​Boat located in Charleston, 
preference to buyer from the Southeastern District. ​ Reduced to $4,500. Contact joepitcavageod at or ​ 843-330- 6915  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

14443- Nickels with pedigree. New sails, trailer and cover. Hull and deck in superb condition. Freshwater only - dry sailed. Loaded with extras. Located  Montreal. $ 5,500. Contact Rod: 514 486 3827 or

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;

14262 Allen​, 1985. With jib, main, and spinnaker, travel cover. Hull is in decent shape. Standard rigging, boom vang system, all lines, and travel trailer included. A great intro racer or family day sailor. Boat located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. US $ 1800 or CDN $ 2400.  If interested, email or call 647-772-2608. Willing to transport the boat to Buffalo, NY.  Photos

14226 - 1987 McLaughlin. Two sets of sails, one decent race condition. Stainless Steel centreboard, harken equipped. Travel cover, mast cover and mast up cover. Paddles, Anchor etc. Trailer has newer tires, new axle and springs, new spare tire. Boat is ready to be sailed, needs nothing, good starter boat. Located in Oakville Ontario. 4000 Canadian, that works out to about 3100 US dollars Contact Bruce or 905-399-2088 Photo

14165 Carson/Fuzzy Specialities. With jib, main, cover, and spinnaker. White hull and deck. Hull is in decent shape, and trailer is in decent shape. This is a value deal - great day sailor, and still competitive within the fleet. All required safety gear. Boat has always been dry sailed and covered. Boat is located at the Washington Sailing Marina in Alexandria, VA, just south of the DCA airport. Price is $2,500. Contact Jeff at  Photos

Allen​, 1986. With jib, main, and spinnaker, travel cover. Hull is in decent shape but does have some delamination and water in the inner foam core. New standing rigging, boom vang system, all lines within last 5 years. Color white with red highlights, custom built trailer worth more than $1700 itself. A great intro racer or family day sailor. Boat located at Vancouver Lake Sailing Club in Vancouver, WA. More pictures available upon request. $1,900. Boat also listed on Craigslist Portland, OR. Please call/text Erik at 360-607-5856 or if interested.  Photos

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.

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  

12385 Allen, 1976. All fiberglass. Hull in good condition. Stainless Centerboard. All standing rigging in great condition. 2 sets of sails- One in very good condition. Spinnaker, spinnaker pole. Outboard bracket. 
Full survey done. Galvanized trailer very good condition. White on white. Titled and registered. $ 1,300.00 or B/O. Boat located in NJ. Contact or 856-449-4258  Photos

Eichenlaub - made in Ohio. The boat is in good condition and ready to sail.The Gelcoat is faded so it could use a coat of paint butthe hull is sound and fair. The transom bailers need new hinges as well but are tapped shut. The wooden rub rail needs some attention as well. The centerboard is stainless steel. I have the original survey showing that it meets Lightning Class standards. I am the 3rd owner and I have a copy of the original Bill of Sale. This boat was day sailed and competitively raced near Milwaukee Wisconsin in the 1970s, 80s, and recreationally sailed after that but has not been in the water for about 10 years until this summer.
The rigging is in good shape and it comes with crisp - like new ILCA North Sail sails and a like new Spinnaker. All of the sails are numbered 11888. Most of the hardware in Harkin and it is setup with racing rigging; a Boom Vang, a Cunningham, Jib halyard downhaul and a Rear Stay that is setup to be adjustable while underway. It also has 3 padded Hiking Straps, a full mooring cover, sail cover and trailing cover. The trailer is an Allen; custom made for Lightning’s with "Bearing Buddy" hubs and newer tires and is in good running condition. Contact: Rob Harold - 510-710-8797 /  Photos

11777 – 1971 Tank Allen, “Swee Pea’ green hull, good condition, competitive. Always dry sailed and indoor storage. 701 lbs., s.s. board, aluminum mast and boom, race rigged, good trailer. Outboard motor mount. Boat in west central OH. $2600.  (513)503-9988  Photos

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

10880 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.

10171 Allen. Fiberglass boat with mahogany. Includes: Main, 2 Jibs, 2 spinnakers sails, trailer, full deck & trailering covers. Owned and dry sailed for 38 Years on Cazenovia Lake, NY. Very Good Condition. Contact: Tom Kozlowski, or 315-655-3110.  Photos

9994 - 1966 Lippincott Hull. Comes w/ tip-trailer and Official Lightning Class Measurement Certificate. Aluminum mast, cockpit cover and sails. Boat and trailer need work. $250.00 or best offer. Boat needs a new home! Located less than a mile off  Mass Pike Exit 6 in western Massachusetts. Steve Swanson. Cell: (413) 374- 1054
151 Blanan Dr, Chicopee, MA 01020  Photo

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

9204 Siddons & Sindle. SS board has been removed and replaced, with new pivot bolt and added cloth there, West epoxy. Aluminum mast, though it has been sleeved.  Nearly new main by Bayview sails in Yarmouth. Recent jib. Trailer not pretty, but gets over the road for a distance, with some new parts, and tires. Most of the structural issues have been addressed. Outboard well nicely filled in with new glass and epoxy. Have a new outboard bracket for it, if you like. Wooden frames were replaced where necessary, all were re-bonded to tabbing. Cockpit coated with Devoe epoxy coating in all the nooks and crannies, All teak woodwork is raw, and completely sound. Added flotation foam under seats.   Awlgrip tobsides and bottom. An OK job. New SS rub rails.  Most running rigging changed to Harken, but not race-worthy, thats for sure (no more active class in Casco Bay).  I have gotten this boat back on the water as a cruiser, with good structural work meeting class rules, but without attempting to get to yacht quality. Still looks good from a distance, though. Boat is easy to see, here in Falmouth. Selling because my crew is unwilling to practice capsize drills with me. . . $900 or best offer. Location: Falmouth,  Maine. email:  twoodruff@maine.rrcom  207.321.9972   Photos

9129 Lightning Sailboat, 1965.  This is a beautiful treasure that was recently, professionally restored by a master craftsman. The hull is made of Port Orford cedar, planking is northern white cedar.  The trim is mahogany. Includes custom trailer.  Price $14,000 or best reasonable offer.  Boat located in Central Florida. Please contact Horace or Cathy at 407-247-7647 or email catmcd59  at  Photos

8690 Needs a new home this fall.  Great shape -- just pulled out of storage where the boat has been for the last 15 plus years. Built by Saybrook Yacht Yard. Allen Boat Works low-bunk tailer; metal mast and boom; Fisher main and jib plus spinnaker and extra main; boom tent cover; rudder cover; spinnaker pole; anchor and more. $1,400 or best offer.  Boat located in Wayne, PA. 617-834-8535  or Photos
7920 Nickels and Holman Lightning. Classic wooden lightning in excellent condition with recently refinished wooden transom, beautiful white and deep blue painted hull, refinished seats and floorboards, refinished wooden mast, 2 wooden booms, spinnaker pole, tiller, rudder, 4 sails and cockpit cover. Life changes preclude us from sailing this classic Nickels and Holman lightning. Good trailer with new bearings and mast and boom cradles. Asking $5000. Located in western Wisconsin. Contact Joel at 651-261-5854 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 

3520 - 1965 Lippincott Lightning. Fiberglass with metal spars. Two sets of sails, extra masts, booms and rigging. Boat in good condition. Trailer included. $2,000 with trailer. Located in Punta Gorda, FL.  Email for pic’s

2777 - Classic wood Lightning 1946 Hull 2777 built by Skaneateles. Purchased from original owners family who apparently only used it for one season when new. All original wood. Deck canvas replaced. Hull and sides sanded to bare wood and repainted. Deck mahogany trim, transom, and rudder refinished. Interior mahogany has original varnish in amazing condition for age. Interior hull floor wood could use refinishing. Original spruce mast refinished (Very straight with a very slight bend at tip). Everything from original boat is included and is in amazing condition: shrou​d​s, turnbuckles, spreaders,  canvas sails, boom,whisker pole, centerboard, canvas cockpit cover, lots of brass and bronze hardware. A few new ​H​ arken blocks and cam cleats added for usability (original included) Nearly new Nic​kels trailer. Lightly used Class North Sails jib and main with hanks in excellent condition. $4500. 949-510-1515 (text or call)  Photos

842 – 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.    


14843 Allen - white boat with black rub rail. Excellent Condition and maintenance, ready to race. Three sets of North Sails (one in excellent condition). New (2014) mast tube and halyards. North Sails covers: deck, bottom, mast and rudder in good conditions. Two poles, one tapered. Located in central Chile. Contact: Pedro +56993252638 or Offered for 10.500 USD (Tac tic Race Master Compass sold separately). Photos

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