New Lightnings

— Cabreuva SP Brazil  Phone: Phone 5511 4529 6307

Nickels Boat Works — Flint, MI Phone: 810-767-4050 Fax: 810-767-4060 E-mail:

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Used Lightnings

2008 Nickels Built almost a Lightning, but not a Lightning. This is the Ultimate 19, has a masthead asymmetrical spinnaker, fully retractable Carbon fiber bowsprit.  The mast (2014) has been retrofitted with jumper stays and masthead spinnaker halyard. It is currently rigged to use either masthead or fractional spinnaker. Included is a 2015 North Sails asymmetrical spinnaker. Main and jib NOT included. First boat of the current layout, does NOT have a valid measurement certificate. $7500 with Galvanized trailer, $6500 with steel trailer. Please call or email Ryan Flack 810-513-5002 or Photos

15549 - Nickels - Fully loaded with Harken Carbo blocks and high performance lines (spectra for spin halyard, spin sheet, jib sheet, and mainsheet). Boat and all components are brand new. Bright ORANGE hull.  Coolest Lightning ever produced.  Asking $19750. View a picture here:  Call or email Kevin Morin for rigging specifics/photos. or 313-595-5919 cell

15496 - 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. The boat is stored inside. Also there are tons of spare parts from the aft run spin halyard to spare mainsheet blocks. Please call or email with any questions or offers. Price $14,500 OBO. Boat located in Houston, TX. Sam (251) 654-7246  Photos

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 $15,500. Call or email Ryan Flack for rigging specifics/photos. or 810-513-5002 cell

15382 Allen - white hull, light gray, TackTic compass, upgraded running rigging.  Cloth, vang, topper forward on deck. Cunningham, traveler, backstay to skipper.  Course backstay and bridle up/down on aft deck.  North top and bottom covers. Rudder cover. Galvanized trailer.  Twings and guy hooks.  Heavy duty jib uphaul.  Handy Lock turnbuckles on lower shrouds. 360 swivel for centerboard. Side to side padded hiking straps. North “Ched” main, jib, spinnaker used in 2014 NA’s and 2105 Worlds.  Other sails available. NA race winner.  $23,750.  Mark Sertl, Rochester, NY 585-202-6073 

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

15300 - Nickels, 2007. Beautiful, excellent clean condition and race ready. White hull & deck (non-skid foredeck), black rub-rail. Minimum weight (680 + 20 correctors = 700 lbs.). All the upgrades including Harken carbo blocks; dual jib cloth & luff wire; heavy duty up haul on mast; Ronstan turnbuckles; twings and guy hooks; color-coded side controls for vang, backstay, traveler in-out and height, and main Cunningham; swivel cams for mainsheet and centerboard; adjustable triple side-to-side padded hiking straps; tapered mainsheet; tapered spin pole; large diameter carbo tiller extension. Includes Nickels 2010 galvanized trailer w/ straps, mast stand, light bar, rear jack, and spare tire on mount-- all "road ready." Also padded rudder cover, mast cover, and one-piece hull on-trailer travel cover. Two suits Dieball sails, fine for local fleet racing. Located on Chesapeake near Fishing Bay (3 hours drive So. of Annapolis). Will consider delivery. Asking $12,800. Email, or call (804) 438-6038, for photos or questions.    

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

15191 Nickels. Built in 2003. Very light use.  Boat originally built for Sean Fidler.  White hull and two tone gray deck. Carbo blocks throughout, standard jib cars with extra holes drilled by Nickels. Standard side controls.  Handi-lock lowers.  Insulated cooler in port storage compartment.  NEW Tac-Tic Micro compass. 2 sets of North M5 and 5A+. One set good club racer other set used one time in light air.  3 spinnakers 1 practice (North R2), 1 decent Ullman runner and 1 lightly used Quantum.  3 spin poles, a Nickels which is almost unused, tapered APS and an older spare. Minimum weight fiberglass head rudder in bag. Two tillers with various extensions. FabriCraft two piece traveling and mast cover.   Fully skirted FabriCraft mooring cover lightly used. Top travel cover re-stitched and all bungees replaced last fall. JCD boom crutch, mast blocks and bow doinker. Measurement Certificate shows 700 lbs. with 18 lbs. of correctors.  Galvanized Nickels trailer with spare tire and extended tongue so you can open the back of your SUV with the boat attached.  Mainsheet and spinnaker sheets replaced last year and used one time.  Boat has been lightly sailed in Ohio and Southern Michigan.  VERY few trips to larger waters and never in salt.  $10,499.  Contact Eric at 614 562 5228or    Photos

15165 Nickels. Built in 2003. Very beautiful, well-prepped boat.  Hull and deck are light grey with red deck stripe and yellow and red waterline stripes.  Carbon blocks throughout, adjustable jib cars, full side controls including outhaul. Deck and center jib controls. Special "no-fuss" traveler that allows independent height and side-to-side control (my design). Mainsheet is rigged for hand holding, very fast and works even in monster air! Other special rigging treats as well. TacTick compass. 3 mainsails (regatta, club, beater), 5 jibs (1 regatta, 1 club, 3 beaters), and 2 spinnakers (regatta/club, beater).  2 spin poles, a Nickels which is nice and an older Bryant that everyone just loves to use. 2 fiberglass rudders (one minimum weight with FC* bag and spare club rudder) with tillers and sticks. FC* traveling top and bottom covers.  Very old FC* full skirt mooring cover.  Mast has repair where starboard lower pulled out in '04 or '05. Measurement Certificate shows 700 lbs with 20 lbs of correctors. (I believe it weighed 704lbs. last time it was weighed.) Galvinized Nickels trailer. Most sheets were replaced in 2009.  The boat was sailed twice in 2010 and has been garaged since then. This boat has won multiple club championships with me and my son. She is ready to race! $11,000. Alan McReynolds  (Cell:5eight5 73four 874two) FC* - FabriCraft the best covers!   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. Located in RI. $9,999 or best offer. Contact Rev Symeon at 401-603-3523.

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

14808 Nickels, 1997.  White (very light grey) hull and deck with unique blue waterline stripes.  Pretty boat.  Very light use, well cared for, and in excellent shape.  Past District Champion and proven hull.  Used only a few days per year at most since I took ownership in 2001.  Garaged in travel cover and not used for the past 4 years.  Stored indoors every winter and whenever not being sailed.  Thoughtfully rigged for racing.  Includes: tacktik micro compass; 6" skirted mooring cover and mast/hull travel covers; North M5 main and two 5a+ jibs in good shape for club racing or district regattas, VSP running spinnaker in good shape, additional main, jib, runner spinnaker, and AP spinnaker for club race/practice/cruising; custom tapered spinnaker pole (as well as an extra stock Nickels pole); rudder bag; galvanized road ready Nickels trailer. Boat is currently garaged in Henderson Harbor, NY.  Arrangements can be made to see boat in CT for a serious buyer.  We could store the boat for you until Spring if needed.  $7800 for all you need to sail today... Or upgrade and include a new fully rigged (used a few days) mast w/ handi-lock easy adjust lowers for $8800.  Contact John, 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).

14702 Nickels. "Twisted Sisters" 1995 Competitive hull, fresh water boat in good to very good condition. Travel covers, mast cover, Nickels long tongue galvanized trailer. Boat has been well maintained and is ready to travel. North main, two jibs, two chutes. Should be considered practice sails. Have one suit of hardly used (3 regattas) Quantum sails for additional dollars. Not raced in two seasons, hate to see the boat sit not in use. E-mail or call Diana for additional info. or more pictures. Price $6800.00  803-767-3788  Photos

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.

14641 Nickels excellent condition 1994 white hull  off white deck. Two sets of sails old shore set and good shape Vermont sails  full Vermont mooring cover new 2011  all new running rigging in 2011. 2 spin poles. Galvanized float on trailer. $5500. No reasonable offer refused  Located in Red Bank . Randy Dickerson  Red Bank NJ. 732-291-1991. Photos

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 and grey deck and still carrying quite a bit of lead. Always dry sailed. Comes with a full setup of VSP sails that are still good for local events. Compass, fiberglass rudder, mooring cover, travel cover, mast cover. Trailer just went to the shop so it is all ready to go with a spare tire. The boat is located in St Petersburg Fl. Would be willing to deliver to anywhere on the East Coast for an additional fee. This would also be a perfect opportunity to purchase a boat and already have it down here for the winter circuit. $7,500. Call or text Bobby for photos and additional information. 401-258-0569

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

14113 Allen.  White hull with grey deck and maroon bottom.  Good condition.  Bottom does need recoat but holding off in case you want to paint it a different color. Sails: main, jib, spinnaker.  Mast, boom, spinnaker pole.  2 rudders and tillers (one is all wood, and the other is a combination of wooden rudder with metal tiller). Winter cover for when on trailer, and tent cover for when on the water.  All ready to go on a galvanized trailer.  Located in Warren, RI.  Price $3,500 or best offer.  Contact Girard Ruddick at (401) 440-5680 or gruddick@mac.comPhotos

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

Nickels.  White hull with maroon/brown stripes.  Good condition.  Sails: main, jib, spinnaker.  Mast, boom, spinnaker pole.  Jib has a rip in the window but repaired with tape.  Wood rudder with battle stick tiller.  Stainless steel centerboard.  Trailer included.  Located in Midland, MI.  Priced to sell $1500 or best offer.  Contact Mike Foster at 989-750-6383 or for photos or with questions.

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 863-682-2983

12125 Lippincott. Grey hull with white deck. Pristine condition and race ready. All fittings and equipment has been upgraded. Stainless steel board and new rudder. Also original rudder and tiller. Good North main, jib, and spinnaker. Plus a practice set of sails. Allen galvanized trailer also an overnight cover. $3,000. Boat Located in Sanford, FL. Contact Fisk Hayden at or  4079477994   Photos

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

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

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

10919 Fiberglass Lightning, a Classic built in 1968, by the Jack A. Helms Co. One of the first with self rescue tanks. Upgraded with an oval Aluminum Mast, but still with the vintage wooden boom and tiller/rudder. All standing and running rigging in great shape.  Very nice Karavan trailer for ease of ramp launching. Motor mount so you can cruise in class (just add long-shaft motor, the one in some photos is NOT included). Two sets of sails and two spinnakers. We enjoyed this boat sailing a fresh water lake and hope you will too. A great boat for cruising. Dry sailed , as we kept the boat on a lift when not in use. A new custom Sailor's Tailor cover included. Boat is in the Elk Rapids, MI area. Asking $2,700 / OBO. Just hoping to find this boat a good home with appreciative owner, we have enjoyed, and you will too. Contact Larry at 231-322-6248 or  Photos

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.

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

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.  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

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.    

“Glo” is for “sail." I have owned and cared for “Glo” for 15 years but now she needs a new home. I sail her often in St Joseph sound near Palm Harbor on the west coast of Florida and she is complete with two sets of sails in good condition along with a spinnaker. Her spars are spruce and are newly refinished with six coats of spar varnish. She also comes with a 2.5 hp Merc w low hrs. and runs great. She does not have a trailer but I may know where an old one could be bought for $100. Her standing and running rigging is good to excellent. Her hull is in overall good condition and her interior floor has been scraped and is ready for paint (which I have). She needs to have a couple short frames replaced in the centerboard trunk area along with some bright work refinishing on her mahogany seats and coamings, (see pics)$1700. Please let me know of any questions you have. Asking $1,700. Please contact Kevin for any questions: (215) 530-4221 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. 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 

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 

2833 Classic 1947 Skaneateles Wooden Lightning.  Everything original except for a partial rebuilt in 2003 as follows: new centerboard trunk; new cockpit area sawn white oak floor timbers; new stainless steel mast rig tangs fabricated to original 1938 design drawings, new standing rigging stays fabricated by West Marine; new canvas deck; new West System single layered fiberglass bottom for preservation (could be removed to original cedar bottom which is still in place); new navigation lights, anchor light, switch panel, and battery; refinished original Sitka spruce mast and boom; original refurbished sails, main and jib with running rigging; full boat cover by Sailors' Tailor. Professional Survey (2004) indicating Market Value: $6,000.00 and Replacement Value: $14,000.00 - $16,000.00. EZ Loader Boat Trailer (2006) in excellent condition. Current 2015 condition is excellent: Fresh topside Interlux Premium Yacht Enamel white paint and varnish on boom, rub rails, transom, floorboards, centerboard trunk, seats, and rudder.  Location: Portsmouth Boating Center, VA. Asking Price: $5,000.00 or best offer. Contact John: (757)-374-4024 or  Photos

758 Built by Skaneateles Boatworks in April 1942. Original bronze equipment and fittings, including 2 winches (1 straight, one tapered), and 5 belaying pins. Wooden mast and boom. Light duty trailer. Boat was discovered outside for 25 years in a Colorado backyard, and is currently inside. Free to anyone interested in serious restoration work. Photos available. Contact Bill Cabrall at

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