New to the 505 Class? Read this First.

You may have heard that 505's are some of the most well-made dinghy's around. Many 505's can stay competitive for an indefinite period of time when well cared for. Some older 505's were not built as well, and may not be worth spending time and money on to get back on the race course. This page is organized in a way to help you determine which boat is right for your own 505 sailing goals. VISIT THIS PAGE for more information on ALL the various 505 builders throughout the years. Also, hull numbers are sequential, and are issued upon initial measurement after the boat is built. The International Site has a listing of ALL hull numbers (0-6999 Listing and 7000+ Listing) with the builder and year of manufacture. The minimum weight of a 505 (weighed with all equipment required for racing except sails) is 127.4kg or 280.9 pounds. Many boats have lead corrector weights (50% located at front of CB trunk, 50% located at rear of CB trunk) to bring the boat up to this minimum weight. Do you have a question about 505's that is not answered by this website? Email and we will do our best to help!

Below is a listing of used boats and equipment offered for sale in the United States. The INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE CLASSIFIEDS also lists boats and gear offered for sale to an international audience. You are welcome to post your item in both places for more exposure. Posting to this page is free for current paid members of the American Section. To post your boat or equipment on the listing below, use one of the following options:

The used boat ads on this page are organized based on the following classification scheme:

LAST UPDATED ON: Nov 19, 2017

If the add is listed here, it is still for sale as of the date above. Sometimes, sellers do not contact us to remove the ad once a boat is sold. We do our best to keep this page as up-to-date as possible.

Boats For Sale

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Year Built - Builder - Hull Number - Location - Price - Link to Photos

  • Description with additional info.

Category 1 Boats

1978 - Ballenger - 5818 - Pasadena, MD - $1,500 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • Great condition ballenger 505 sailboat
  • Recently restored with fresh paint and varnish
  • 3 sets of sails(jib and main) and one spinnaker
  • Trailer included but doesn't have title.

1970 - Parker - 3266 - Wilmington, NC - $2,500 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • The big "O". Restored in 2007 with trailer. 
  • Proctor mast. Racing sail. Two spinnakers. 
  • All hardware in good-to-decent shape and working order.  
  • Trapezes too (harnesses old and weak-probably need to be replaced). 
  • Weak spot on port wood deck.

Category 2 Boats

1980 - Hamlin - 7201 - San Diego, CA - $3,500 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • Kevlar/honeycomb cored, Epoxy resin, Glass/Kevlar construction.
  • Practice sails, good chute, full covers
  • Rapid w/relatively new Rapid dolly
  • New mast, installed at 2009 Worlds.
  • Rake indicator on bulkhead, barber haulers, auto - release spin halyard, guy pullers, Tacktick included.
  • The boat is setup for a strong breeze.
  • Two HA centerboards, WR rudder.

Category 3 Boats

1979 - Lindsay - 7067 - Hampton, VA - $4,500 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • Completely re-done in 2003 with many custom features
  • Custom centerboard cap
  • Original launcher boat
  • HA rudder, standard Lindsay rudder, standard waterat centerboard
  • One good set of Glaser sails, additional practice sails
  • Superspar M2 mast
  • Proctor boom with two spin poles (currently rigged for single pole)
  • Top and bottom covers
  • 2004 dolly, no trailer
  • This boat has been inside and dry for most of its life, it needs to be back on the water

1978 - Lindsay/Tuttle - 6821 - San Diego, CA - $4,200 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • Nomex, Kevlar and carbon hull. Mahogany decks. 
  • Completely refurbished in 2016 with the latest set-up including shroud tracks and under deck launcher
  • Twin carbon spinnaker poles
  • Ullman dacron mainsail
  • Ullman jib, good condition
  • Older jib, average condition
  • Glaser AP spinnaker, little use
  • Rapide trailer and dolly

1981 - Waterat - 7347 - Toledo, OH - $5,900 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • Nomex/kevlar epoxy construction with oak & mahogany veneer, very stiff, one of four made by Larry Tuttle 
  • Standard Lindsay foils
  • Proctor D mast with spare E section mast
  • 4 mains, 4 jibs, 3 spinnakers (one kevlar main, rest are Dacron, all are in good to serviceable condition.
  • Trailer & beach dolly

1989 - Lindsay - 8190 - Philadelphia, PA - $7,500 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • Hull is kevlar honeycomb, foredeck is Waterat honeycomb. Deck is mahogany veneer, tanks recently refinished
  • Racing sails: North kevlar main, dacron jib, .75oz spi all in very good shape
  • Practice sails: North dacron main, 2 Jibs, 1 spi, good enough for club racing, a few older sails
  • D section mast, one unrigged D mast (has dent but could be used)
  • Waterat standard style blades
  • Single pole system. Spare unrigged tapered aluminum pole
  • Rapide trailer/dolly with new road tires.
  • Top, bottom and mast covers in very good condition
  • This is a nice, stiff boat with very low hours for its age. It's normally stored indoors. Hull and blades are generally in good shape, could use some normal attention. Rigging is good, though it's time for standing rigging to be replaced. The boat is race ready.Hull is kevlar honeycomb

1980 - Lindsay - 7198 - Mamaroneck, NY - $8,000 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • This is your chance to own a 1980 Lindsay bag boat in original condition (meaning gorgeous). 
  • The boat comes with 2 Proctor D masts, Schaeffer boom, numerous suits of sails (including the big kites). Two sets of blades, one original Lindsay and Waterat.
  • New 2009 Kinder covers, New 2008 Rapide dolly/trailer combo.
  • I've not sailed this boat in years. Its not going to be a barn queen any longer. Its going back into circulation now.

1981 - Lindsay - 7318 - Denver, CO - $8,000 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • Kevlar/epoxy resin fully cored, wood deck and interior, weight 282 pounds, Bag boat.  
  • Hull has no soft areas anywhere, strong and stiff as when built.  
  • Rebuilt 1996 and 1999, past NA and I believe worlds champions.
  • Two masts, Proctor D and Ballenger, Spiro system, single pole/spare.  
  • Unless your have other preferences, rigging is complete and ready to  
  • race, fittings are strong, reliable and easy to use.  
  • Unique mast rake and shroud tension system independently adjusts on 
  • the water.  North 3DL main only used at one regatta, nearly new North jib, North spinnaker, rev 6, good condition, numerous practice sails.  
  • Two centerboards, original Lindsay and Waterat, two rudders/covers.  
  • Rapide trailer and dolly with transom light board in very good condition.  
  • Bottom and top boat covers, Suunto compass.  
  • Pump type spinnaker hoist and fast twing changer. 
    • I have owned six 505's since 1966 and this Lindsay boat is by far the best.  I purchased it, famously known as ""Dump Truck"" in 1999, and since then it has been stored indoors.  Over time, the tops of the seat tanks have bee scarred by trapeze hooks but repaired.  Various interior materials show holes caused by rigging changes over time.  
    • Upon receipt of the boat several repairs  were made.  The bottom gel coat was removed but no Kevlar was touched.  The hull was faired as necessary and spray painted with ""Petit"" brand 2-part epoxy paint.  The hull was wet sanded 1000 grit.  
    • Over time prior to my ownership, shroud tension caused stress cracking of the wood deck aft of the bow tank bulkhead.  The underside of this deck area was repaired.  No additional cracking due to shroud tension has occurred since.  The net effects of these two repairs was to bring the all-up weight (ex sails) to 282 pounds with no correction weights, to increase the strength and stiffness of the hull, and to protect the hull from shroud tension damage.  
    • The rig tension and mast rake can be independently adjusted while on the water. Only two control lines are used to make these adjustments.  
    • One line  adjusts the shroud tension, and the other line adjusts the mast rake adjustment without changing the value of the other adjustment.  This is a very effective and easy system to use.  
    • The side tanks and the bow tank are completely dry.  The main sheeting is of the transom type.  The main sail has a leech reefing control, and all the control lines are inside the boom.  The mast strut system has both up and down control to fix the car.   All control lines near the floor are tailed with shock cord so lines are not underfoot.  The spinnaker storage bags are fully functional but tattered and purely for appearance reasons could be replaced."

1986 - Waterat - 7879 - St. Petersburg, FL - $8,500 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • Includes double stack trailer. 
  • 1 dacron north main, 3 Jibs, 2 kites: 1 racing north, 1 ok north, 1 ullman pretty worn. 1 good race north kite, 1 practice kite.
  • 2 D section masts, one unrigged
  • Older waterat style blades
  • Double pole system but all aluminum for maximum skipper punishment.
  • Needs installation of some small rigging systems but most of the major rigging systems are present. 
  • This boat is still stiff. I've put over 450lbs of rig tension on and had zero hull deflection. We won a few events in this boat against good teams in fast boats. It probably needs new blades to really take it to the next level. I left it out over the summer and it filled with water so it has some water damage to the paint. Honestly it needed to be repainted anyway. The bigger damage is that the area inside the launcher by the bow is soft. I would recommend just installing a side launcher. I love this boat and have had so many great memories on her. But no one ever wants to go sailing or help me put in the time to do boat work so I’m going to hand her off. Feel free to contact me with more questions.

Category 4 Boats

1995 - Kyrwood - 8647 - Yakima, WA - $4,000 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • The boat will come with trailer and dolly. It has upper and lower covers. Will need some reworking of lines. The hull is in good shape. The launcher may need some work in the tube. Previous owners just covered the defect with sail tape. I am not able to use the boat due to my work schedule and the lack of lakes in this area. Multiple sails are included. It has a carbon rudder, tiller and boom. Previous owners sailed the boat in the 2009 World 505 race in San Francisco. I am not sure of the exact year it was purchased. I paid $10.500 for it in May, 2011.

1996 - Kulmar - 8627 - Annapolis, MD - $5,500 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • This is your opportunity to own a world's quality boat for a fraction of the cost. It has everything you need to compete, even great sails! 
  • Hull and deck are foam cored ALL CARBON 
  • Spars:2 Proctor D Masts w/ Pole launchers(one double spreader, one single) 
  • 1 Proctor Boom 
  • 2 spin poles 
  • Great set of Glaser carbon sails(only 5 races on them), and an additional set of Dacron sails with extra spinn. 
  • Blades:Waterat Standard gybing Centerboard Guck HA Rudder, Top (Kinder) & bottom covers 
  • Rapide trailer w/ Large American wheelsCustom hull supported stainless dolly w/ beach wheels 
  • This boat has won races at world's! 

1995 - Kyrwood - 8558 - Long Beach, CA - $5,500 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • Carbon Fiber Construction, cored
  • Recently repainted, re-rigged, all new parts and lines
  • twin spinnaker poles, Waterat
  • Brand new spinnaker, Ullman Australia 
  • Multiple mainsails, multiple jibs, multiple kites
  • trailer and custom aluminum dolly
  • 2 mast
  • YMS centerboard
  • Waterrat rudder
  • tacktick compass

1995 - Kyrwood - 8559 - San Francisco, CA - $6,500 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • Equipped to modern standards including twin carbon poles
  • Waterat rudder and 420 centerboard
  • Hull has some carbon reinforcements
  • One decent set of sails and some spares
  • Nice top and bottom covers
  • Trailer and dolly for convenient travel
  • Comes with TackTick micro compass

2001 - Rondar - 8766 - Annapolis, MD - $7,999 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • 10/31/2016 UPDATE: "Need to sell boat by end of year. Price reduced to $7999 OBO. Will take off $500 if I keep the road trailer"
  • "The Shocker"
  • New M2 Rig in 2016 w/auto twings & crew-launch spin setup, Waterat carbon twin pole fitting
  • Alum. Boom & 1 pole, 1 carbon pole (rigged for double poles)
  • Waterat HA rudder & custom “475” CB, extra old style CB
  • Sails in local racing/practice shape, main/jib/kite
  • CB Case reinforced for HA loads
  • Rapide-style roll-on trailer & dolly
  • Tired top cover, good bottom cover, mast bag & rudder bag
  • Original “The Shocker” foam finger
  • 2015 Rudder mounts filled in & re-aligned and installed
  • Many new systems added incl. skipper pole release lines, CB up & down lines, repeaters, traveler system. Much of running rigging is new, all systems working effectively. Essentially a turn-key boat- buy today, race tomorrow. 
  • Boat will be racing in Bellingham NA’s and potentially available for delivery after event.

1987 - Waterat - 8083 - Riverside, CT - $8,000 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • Race ready Waterrat - the famous "Bassmaster" 
  • All modern upgrades already done (dual pole, HA waterat blades) + updated rigging (twings)
  • Like new set of Glasers (one regatta on them) + several other sets of glasers as well (You won't be short for sails)
  • Top and bottom cover
  • On weight, stored inside
  • Can be delivered to 2017 Worlds in Annapolis (+ I will provide support)
  • Price negotiable for the right team
  • Does not come with a trailer

2003 - Freemantle - 8821 - New York, NY - $10,000 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • 2003 Fremantle 5o5 Nomex All Carbon Pre-preg
  • Sails:
    • 2013 North Jib
    • 2014 Glaser Radial Main
    • 2012 Glaser Main
    • 2012 Glaser Spin AP
    • 2010 Glaser Spin AP
  • 2014 Superspars M2 Carbon Double Spreader (4 regattas old)
  • Waterat Carbon Boom & Double Poles
  • 2012 Waterat HA 480 Centerboard with Waterat Gybestop installed
  • Waterat HA Rudder with 10mm German Fittings
  • Top and Bottom Covers
  • Rapide Dolly & Trailer
  • Boat is 48lbs light and very stiff. Has almost all new lines and rigging. Double poles and all the standard goodies. 
  • Recent Results:
    • 4th 2013 ECCs
    • 2nd 2013 Wickford Regatta
    • 4th 2014 Newport Regatta
    • 3rd 2014 Hyannis Regatta
    • 11th 2014 ECCs
    • 11th 2016 Heineken Dingy Regatta Rye, NY 
  • Willing to deliver to most places in the Northeast (Newport, Annapolis, etc) 
  • Check for more information.  Website is included in the sale of the boat.

1990 - Waterat - 8265 - Cohasset, MA - $16,000 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • 1990 Waterat launcher which went unused for almost two decades. 
  • The hull was recently rejuvenated by Guck Inc. - closing all holes for the old twing hardware and checking over the bottom for any soft spots. 
  • The boat was upgraded with HA centerboard & rudder, Superspars M2 masts (2), carbon boom and spinnaker poles and all of the related equipment to make it an up-to-date racer. 
  • Recently raced at NAs and Worlds she is available immediately. 
  • Comes with top and bottom covers, rudder cover and Rapide dolly/trailer.

Category 5 Boats

2003 - Van Munster - 8824 - Seattle, WA - $11,500 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • She's stiff, she's fast, she's ready to race. She has some scratches in her paint from use. The mast rakes from 25'10" back to 24'4", weighed in at the NAs at 127.4 with plenty of lead to give. This boat won a race at the NAs last summer and is plenty quick when you have her dialed in. Originally a So Cal Team Tuesday boat. 
  • Carbon prepreg Nomex core hull 
  • Water Rat 480 centerboard 
  • Water Rat Rudder (2010) 
  • Selden Alto mast (2009) 
  • Selden Cumulus (partially rigged) 
  • Jess Boom reinforced vang 
  • Water Rat double poles 
  • Glaser Hybrid Main 2014 
  • Glaser Jib 2016 
  • Glaser Jib 2014 
  • Glaser .5 flat kite 2013 
  • Glaser .6 kite 2009 
  • Glaser Cross cut Main 2009 
  • Steel A frame dolly 
  • Trailer (unregistered) 
  • Top cover trailer/rigged 
  • Felt lined bottom cover 
  • Rudder bag Mast covers (2)

2002 - Van Munster - 8813 - Santa Cruz, CA - $12,000 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • Prepreg carbon-honeycomb Hull
  • New Bottom 2010
  • Complete re-rig 2011
  • M2 Superspar new in 2009
  • Spare Gold Spar
  • Waterat HA 480
  • Waterat build in Jibe Stopper
  • Spare Van Munster Board
  • Waterat Rudder
  • Waterat Carbon Boom
  • Carbon Double Pole system
  • 2 Glaser Mains
  • 2 Glaser Jibs
  • 2 Glaser Spinnakers
  • Comes with trailer and aluminum slip dolly
  • Top & Bottom Covers
  • Weight in at 127.8kg at SF worlds

2008 - Rondar - 8951 - Annapolis, MD - $19,500 - PHOTO ALBUM

    Ready to race and win - boat just finished 11th at the 2017 Worlds! 

    Don't let the 89XX boat number fool you, this boat has been lightly used during its lifetime and has been in storage for the past 2 years. 


  •  2008 Carbon Rondar 
    •  Under weight with full measurement certificate 
    •  White on white with upgraded P&B carbon bow fitting for easier launching. 
    •  Hull is completely fair with new Glaser slot gasket. 
  • New Selden Alto mast (P&B spec) with titanium starlock and waterat pole launcher 
  • New Selden carbon boom 
  • Dual carbon polls with Holt-style deck-mounted launcher cleats 
  • Waterat 480 CB and new HA rudder (heavy duty Spenger fittings) 
  • Rigging (lines from Liros, Alpha, Gleistein, FSE Robline, Gottifredi Maffioli) 
    • Holt-style main bridle 
    • Jess-style vang, forestay (upgraded to full rake range), adjustable shrouds, ram up/down (continuous systems with integrated line take-ups) 
    • Adjustable shroud tracks 
    • Howard-style Auto Earwigs 
    • Skipper or Holt-style Crew Hoist 
    • Full inboard and outboard jib leads 
  • Rapide Dolly and Single Trailer 
  • Covers - Top (New Kinder) and Bottom (ST) 
  • TackTick Race master 
  • Full set of race sails - main, jib, spinnaker (1 or few regattas on them) 
    Boat is fully calibrated and ready to go!

2004 - Waterat - 8853 - Australia - $20,000 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • Topnotch V2 Carbon Waterat
  • Identically rigged to California layout (Hamlin)
  • Tuttle centerboard case woodwork in clear epoxy.
  • Selden mast, carbon boom and carbon twin-pole system

2015 - Ovington - 9137 - France - $25,000 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • carbon hull and deck
  • centreboard and rudder high aspect Milanes carbon with covers
  • Harken deck gear
  • carbon boom and double carbon pole
  • Double spiro
  • Compass Micro tacktik
  • registered boat rated February 2015
  • M2 Superspars with cover (July 2015) complete with automatic trapeze twings
  • P&B top and hull cover
  • custom new trailer Mecanorem with combi, spare wheel and jockey.
  • Trainings sails Pinnel 1xGV Kevlar, 2x jib 2 X spi
  • price € 23 000 complete boat

2016 - Ovington - 9165 - East or West Coast, US - $25,000 - PHOTO ALBUM

World-Class Program
  • 2016 - Brand New Ovington carbon hull fitted out by Holger Jess - minimum weight with correctors & certificate
  • Jess HA carbon CB and rudder
  • 2x SuperSpars M2 masts with padded mast covers
  • 2x Jess carbon booms and with dual carbon poles (and boom cover)
  • Jess top cover and trailer cover
  • Tacktick Micro compass
  • Rapide dolly and single trailer
  • 1 full set of Glasers - 1 regatta
  • 1 full set of P&Bs - 1 regatta
Available on East or West coast

2017 - Rondar - 9187 - Gdynia, Poland - $28,700 - PHOTO ALBUM

  • Brand new Rondar 505 for sale. Fully rigged, ready to win races. Available now!
  • The boat was fitted by Jan Saugmann and Luke Skrzycki for the 2018 Words Championships. Regardless costs, boat was professionally rigged and fitted with the best equipment available for 505. Prepared with extreme attention to details. For sale due to project cancelation and team split.
  • New design of the deck layout – allow full rig adjustments but is optimized for more ergonomic crew and helm working area.
  • The boat is rigged only with the best Harken equipment (tracks, blocks, fittings). 
  • Ropes on the boat are carefully chosen to fit the purpose (Liros, FSE, Maffioli). 
  • Class measurement certificate included.
    • Hull: brand new, 2017 Rondar carbon/epoxy
    • Mast: brand new Selden Alto, designed and rigged by Jan Saugmann
    • Boom: brand new, Selden, carbon, (much stiffer than any other 505 boom)
    • Spinpoles: brand new, Selden carbon, 
    • Centreboard: brand new, 2017 latest design P&B, gybeing, high-aspect
    • Rudder: carbon, eXploder, very high-aspect
    • Blocks and fittings: HARKEN only!
    • Shrouds: special Marlow 98 dyneema, adjustable shroud tracks
    • Forestay: special Marlow 98 dyneema
    • Troley: brand new, fits 505 trailer
    • Deck cover: high quality, breathable
  • Price: 25000 Euro
  • Optionally: sails and set of covers from Narwal Sails
  • We can deliver the boat to Germany.
  • You are highly welcome to come and check the boat. Test rides possible for experienced 505 sailors.

Donations Sought

Westlawn is seeking a 505 donation for their program. Email for contact information.

Hello, 5o5 webmaster!

Perhaps one of the 5o5s listed for sale can be donated to Westlawn, a 501(c)3 public charity. We will use it “in program” for 3+ years, so the tax deduction is for the full appraised value (and trailers and sails can be separated). Most boat donation programs simply liquidate, which means the deduction is limited to the cash obtained at auction by the donee. We will use the boat, which is good for the fleet of course.

I am in Los Angeles, so a California boat would be good, but we can pick up a boat anywhere.

Donation of Sails sought - One or two sets of sails (Main/Jib/Spin) for a Proctor D sought for donation to the Park City Sailing Association. We're a 501C-3 and recently received Waterat #7772 through a generous donation. Sails will be used to give kids the chance to try a high performance boat and the boat will hopefully travel to the occasional West coast event.



Equipment For Sale
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505 Sails - Glenville, NY

  •  Mail and jib sail with bags. Good shape. Asking $400. 

    Rudder Cover - Bristol, RI

    • We at Kinder Industries have a padded 505 rudder bag for sale. It is a seagull grey color using top gun material...very nice! If interested, please let us know. $75 Call: 401-253-7076

    505 Sails - Annapolis, MD

    • Great set of Ullman Sails carbon main and jib with long luff Spinnaker.  PHOTO. Asking $1000

    Sailing Gear - Toronto, CA

    • Brand New, unused, Bigfoot harness with sliding hook available in north america (Toronto). Order was too large for me, but already out of Aus which means savings for you. Will fit someone on the heavier side, make an offer. Contact for details.  Asking < $350

    Spars - Cohasset, MA

    • Double spreader Proctor D originally used by Morgan Larson and Trevor Baylis to win the 2004 Worlds. Rigged for their unique waterat so it doesn't have a mast ram track and the Spiro has been removed but the rig is otherwise intact. Upper spreaders are painted carbon. $700 obo.

    Foils - Cohasset, MA

    • Used Waterat standard centerboard and/or rudder (with gudgeons) available. Centerboard in good condition - rudder needs a little TLC but could be nice in the right hands. $300-centerboard. $200-rudder (plus shipping if needed).

    Foils - Hampton, VA

    • Two Waterat Standard Centerboards.  One brand new used only once.  Second in good shape.  Both have up down rigging and lifting pin.  Best Offer

    Equipment Wanted

    The bottom of a roller furling unit in usable condition.  252-636-6115