Boats for Sale

New Boats

If you are interested in purchasing a new Tideway please contact one of the licensed builders:

For GRP Tideways: http://www.tidewaydinghies.co.uk

For Wooden Tideways: http://www.goodwoodboat.co.uk

Secondhand Boats For Sale / Wanted

The boats listed are as described by the owners and the details have not been independently verified.
Purchasers should satisfy themselves that boats are as described, that the boat is in class, that the Vendor has clear title to the boat and is entitled to offer it for sale. The TOA will take no responsibility for any errors in description or problems with title howsoever caused.

If you are interested in any of these boats please use the Enquiry form and we’ll pass your details onto the relevant member. The TOA does not offer a Brokerage service neither do we match ‘Wanted’ adverts with ‘For Sale’ adverts you need to keep checking the listings yourself.

WARNING – BOATS ARE OFTEN DESCRIBED AS BEING TIDEWAY’S OR TIDEWAY ‘LIKE’ ON SITES SUCH AS EBAY, GUMTREE ETC WHEN THIS IS NOT THE CASE. IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS ABOUT THE AUTHENTICITY OF A BOAT THAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT THEN USE THE ENQUIRY FORM ON HERE TO CHECK THAT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT IS ACTUALLY A TIDEWAY.

(See further guidance on this subject at the bottom of this page)

To be put in touch with the member who is selling this boat please complete the Enquiry Form via the button below.

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TW 154 ‘Thermopylae’

Super – Tideway built in the mid 1960’s by LH Walker, Wood clinker in excellent condition, Classic gunter rig, 55 years of fantastic family fun; one devoted owner from new. Bereavement forces reluctant sale as my wife and children both hopeless on water! 2 professional minor repairs to planking and new transom (22mm solid mahogany) photos will illustrate, 3 replacement stays, otherwise completely original. Garaged for last 30 years. New Snipe road trailer and launch trolley and hook-up electrics, all in excellent condition. White Jeckells sails. 2 x 7’6” oars, buoyancy bags, anchor and many extras. Many photos available.

Priced for quick sale £1800 – Lying Cambridge

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Tideway 10 Sail No 20 ‘Puffin’

T10 – Deluxe Gunter Rigged – Puffin was built for me during the Spring of 2015 and was completed in June the same year. The boat was sailed and rowed once that season and due to ill health has since spent the remaining time in my garage up on blocks. It is with much regret that I now offer this beautiful little boat for sale and listed below are the details of the boat and the extra items included in the build. Deluxe version, so includes stern locker, Cream hull with green gunwale stripe, Tan Sails, Sheets and painter condition new – as provided, Spruce slatted floor boards, Green boat cover with stern to bow support, all fittings in bronze, Oars as supplied, White fenders & burgee.

Boat Extras – Boat’s name carved on Transom, Fiddle – On forward buoyancy tank, in Mahogany with carved boat name. Padded Travel bag – for tiller & rudder, Brass keel protector, Sovereign Combination Road Trailer and Launching Trolley with Jockey Wheel & Lighting Board, Extras include Docking Arms & Spare Wheel. The boat is presented in as immaculate condition as when it left the boatyard.

£8000 OVNO – Lying Lympstone, Devon.

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WANTED

Boom Tent for a wooden Tideway

I am looking to purchase a boom tent, so if you have one and are thinking of selling, could you please send me some details and photos.

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TW 246

Deluxe – Tideway  – Wood Clinker Built circa 1969, by L H Walker. Varnished inside and out, white below waterline. Recent Jeckell’s red racing sails. Pencil blade oars. Indispension Combi Trolley / Trailer. Interchangeable jockey wheel and heavy-duty winch. Spare wheels. Ready to go – just add water!

£2,350 – Lying Wirral, Merseyside

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TW 337

Super – Tideway – Wood Clinker built by LH Walker & Co in 1975, mahogany sailing boat. Complete with sails, oars, buoyancy bags, Standard rigging,  Boat cover and Launching Trolley. All in fair condition for age.

£1,200 ono – Boat in Kingswear, Devon

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TW 249 ‘Puffin’

Super Tideway Puffin is a top-of-the-range wooden Super, which means that it has fore and side decks, a very pretty stern locker, gun metal fittings and slatted seats. As part of the refurb, it was given sheets, cleats and blocks that would have been in use when it was built. Puffin has lovely rowlocks made of brass: there is one for each side and one for the rear, so it can apparently be rowed from the transom — although I have not tried that. All three oars come with the boat. I bought Puffin in around 2004 from someone who had only used it on the Thames. I do not know its history before him.Puffin is a proper woody and was given a comprehensive make-over ahead of taking part in one race at the 50th anniversary in 2013. Since then, it has been raced for one season (2018), in Bosham. Built by LH Walker in 1970. See a link here to more photos. https://www.flickr.com/gp/reidambrose/r05316 Puffin comes with a very nice road trailer as well as its launching trolley. Buoyancy bags included. Sails included.

NOW SOLD – £3000 (Offers Considered) – Lying Bosham – NOW SOLD

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Tideway 14

TIDEWAY 14 – A beautiful varnished Mahogany Tideway 14. Comes with brand new, never been used mainsail. It has a set of brass rowlocks, 2 oars, anchor and rode, fenders, Big Seagull outboard with clutch and road trailer. As you’ll appreciate the ’14 are quite rare, they are exceptionally stable and seaworthy.

NOW SOLD – £2,900 – Boat in Shoreham, West Sussex – NOW SOLD

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TW 102 ‘Toby’ (Ex Barent)

Super – Wooden Tideway, clinker built by L H Walker in 1964 with a major refit by David Moss Traditional Boat Builders at the end of 2006. Standard Gunter rig with two suits of sails, the newest one includes a genoa. She has 5 Crewsaver buoyancy bags, 4x 100lbs and 1x 300lb. Also included are various other items such as flat canvas cover, anchor, pair of oars, camping tent and Seagull standard shaft Forty Plus with fixed drive. She sits on an original snipe trailer recently fitted with new tyres. Unfortunately, she hasn’t been used for a number of years but has been kept in a open fronted barn with occasional forays outside to be checked over. As far as I can tell she is in a sound condition but has some cosmetic damage to the outside which may require a respray. The decking and interior finish is in excellent condition.

NOW SOLD – £1000Lying Mid Wales – NOW SOLD

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TW 353 ‘Diana’

Popular – TidewayWooden, built 1977 By LH Walker, Excellent condition, Maintained by Nick Gates & Co, Fully Equipped, Recent new Cover & Rigging, Original fittings including Oars, Boom Crutch, Combination Trolley/Trailer

NOW SOLD – £2500 ono – Lying Bosham – NOW SOLD

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TW 63 ‘Content’

Super – Tideway Wooden, built in 1963 by Lew Walker. Hull and Decks all professionally stripped and re-varnished last winter; little used since. All equipment to full TW rules specification. Bermudan mast by Collars; also just revarnished. New suit of Pinnell and Bax sails this year used half a dozen times, Also a very good older suit of P&Bs. A little used cruising suit including Genny by P&B. There is also an old Gunter rig with sails by Jeckells, and serviceable spars. Boom up cover and flat winter cover by CoverCare, Mersea combi trailer and trolley, each with a spare wheel and tyre.

NOW SOLD – £3250 – Boat in Bosham, West Sussex – NOW SOLD

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TW 223 ‘Red Spider’

Super – Tideway – Wood Clinker built with a standard Gunter rig. Sold complete with red main sail and gib, Oars, 2 buoyancy bags (need 2 more), anchor. Sadly, unused for several years but kept inside. Sound condition but in need of varnishing, cosmetic damage to stem needs attention. Includes Trolley and delivery in the West Country is possible. Photos available.

NOW SOLD – £800 ono – Boat near Exeter – NOW SOLD

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TW 506

Deluxe – GRP Tideway – Constructed in 2007 (Tim South) and decking refurbished in 2018. Yellow with mahogany decking. Sails, oars etc. Outboard bracket. Combi trailer/trolley. Boom up and flat covers. Sailed in Brightlingsea. Garaged every winter. VGC.

NOW SOLD – £3000 – Boat near Manningtree, Essex. – NOW SOLD

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TW 434

GRP Tideway – Built 1999, ALL ORIGINAL Cream GRP with mahogany seats & centre box/gunnels with galvanized centre plate & Gunter rig. The boat has brass row locks, buoyancy bags, 2 oars, galvanized launching trolley & boat cover. Currently undergoing gunnels & spar revarnish.

NOW SOLD – £3,000 – Boat in Christchurch, Dorset – NOW SOLD

The TOA recommends that all prospective purchasers fully satisfy themselves that the vendor is able to pass a good and unfettered title in the boat to them before completing the purchase.

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Tideway 10

TIDEWAY 10 Lugsail Rig, Sail No 12 “Chequemate”- Built June 2008 by Tideway Dinghies. Green GRP hull and varnished mahogany trim with stern locker and side benches, pivoting lifting centreboard, lug rig with tan sail, oars, cover (new 2019), extras, with Sovereign Combi trailer, jockey wheel and spare wheel. All in good condition, ready to sail, all paperwork, unused in last year, garage stored.

NOW SOLD – £1,995 – Lying West Wales – NOW SOLD

Determination of a Tideway dinghy.

Q. Is my boat a Tideway?

A. Each year there are boats brought to our attention which, while very nice 12ft dinghies in their own right, and which owners or prospective owners have been told are Tideways, are not. Sometimes photographs are enough to establish the provenance, and sometimes an inspection of the boat is required. Essentially there are a few basic tests.

  • Tideways have only been built by a limited number of boat builders – L H Walker, Tepco, The Watershed, The Boatyard, Tideway Dinghies and Good Wood Boat Co.

  • Tideways will comply with the measurements laid down in the Class Rules and the certification measurement sheet for the purposes of registration of a sail number, and will be constructed either of mahogany planks on oak ribs, or GRP

  • Boats will have either 11 (typically) or 12 (earlier wooden Tideways) planks.

  • Tideways have a steel centreboard plate controlled by a lifting tackle – not a dagger board – and the casing does not extend beyond the aft of the centre thwart.

  • Tideways will have either a gunter or a bermudan rig with the mast stepped into the forward thwart – no other rigs are within the Class Rules. Sails are not loose fitted, but are on bolt ropes fed into grooves on both the gaff and the boom.

  • Tideways have a distinctive profile with a rising prow.

  • The aft edge of the foredeck (if fitted) is straight.

  • They always have a skeg