For Sale and Want Ads

(last update 4/27/2021)

Penguin 3652 – recently refurbished.  Located in Crofton, MD

Asking $1,475 contact Ed Callahan 410-721-3268 or e-mail him at (4/22/2021)

Link to ad:  callahan_2021.pdf



Penguin Centerboard – free to good home (pickup pending)

Older style board. Handle repaired and in good condition.

(came out of Wright Penguin)

Located in Davidsonville, MD please contact Barnes Johnson  (4/7/2021)



Penguin Wanted:

Please contact Bernie Wideman,

Massachusetts (9/28/20)


Penguin Wanted

Penguin sailboat in Ohio vicinity.  My father built a Penguin in our living room when I was a child in the late 60's.We raced it for a number of years and unfortunately it fell in to disrepair and was junked after he died in 1996. I am interested in purchasing one and getting back on the water. I live in Minnesota but have access to a nearby lake in Wisconsin.

Contact Scott Sherden   (1/28/2020)


 Customflex Penguin 8022

1.      Recently refinished spruce mast and boom

2.      New mahogany and aluminum rudder and tiller with hiking stick

3.      New sheet, vang and halyard

4.      Trailer with cradles and holdowns included

5.      One sail with battens in good condition

6.      Collapsible aluminum paddle included

7.      Needs some slight repair of chipped gunwale and tape at waterline

Boat purchased new by my father in the 1970's from Vince DeMaio, a family friend and founder of Customflex

Asking $1500.00 O.B.O. Contact Eric Beale at: 419-654-0142,, boat located in Maumee, Ohio




Customflex Penguin -1971 Penguin plus trailer (including mast boom sail, cover, and parts) for restoration or for parts to help complete another boat.  $400.

Boat is located near Columbus, OH

Contact:  Brad Keely email address  10/20/17


Penguins available for sail.  The Penguin Class has Class owned boats that are available to sailors in the Chesapeake region who are interested in sailing them in local Penguin events.  For more information contact 

Looking for Penguin 1947:

I am seeking the whereabouts of Penguin 1947.
This boat was built by my father and mother (Thomas and Mary Anderson)
in their basement/garage in Richmond, Virginia and sailed predominantly
from the Fishing Bay Yacht club, near Deltaville.
My mother gave it away after my dad died and I would like to find it and
see if the current owner might be willing to sell it to me.
I had many happy hours growing up with it and would like to share the
experience with my grandchildren.

Thomas W Anderson, Jr.
770 Glengary Rd.
Winchester, VA 22603


Penguin # 6992, built in 1962: Beautiful mahogany hull fully restored Penguin sailboat and new trailer
Excellent condition $900 La Plata, MD




Freedom 9696

Stiff and fast with buoyancy bags, eight to one vang and two to one cunningham. Vang and cunningham double ended. 

Shroud sliders located aft of normal within easy reach of helmsman for easier single handing. Large Elvstrom bailers. Boat has been garage kept. Finish in good condition. Good blades. Mount for Tac Tic but without compass. New North JT light sail. Seitech Dolly. top and bottom Sailor's Tailor covers and trailer with good tires and bearings.   Weight 147lbs.  $3500.00  Paul Hull  posted 11/17/2016




# 7439. Built in Philadelphia by John Wright, Jr, 1960’s. Interior finished bright. Original sail. Wooden mast and boom in good shape. Hull painted navy blue with Interlux paint. $800.00 for boat or $1050.00 with trailer.

Located in Gobles, MI (269) 650-1595 or (269) 673-4458   11/15/2016       






Wanted: I am searching for a Penguin rudder.  Mine split in half.  Also looking for wooden spars for the sail.  Any information would be amazing!

Thank you!  Cory  "Cory Bixler" <>

Greenwich, CT 06830   203-862-9696 shop    (7/25/2016)



Penguin #4474 with papers. She is in need of work, but has plenty of extras including all hardware to hang on a garage ceiling. The hull needs to be wooded down and repainted. I have a good Dacron sail, plus brackets for holding mast and boom while trailing. I do not have a trailer any more. 

I am asking $450. The boat has a small crack in the keel which needs fixing before she is completely water tight.

Thank you.

Cole Van De Water,  Hillsborough, NC


Penguin 7936  Location:  Mechanicsburg PA  Austin hull completely overhauled.  New Aluminum mast and older wooden mast.  Two sails. Rerigged with Harken blacks and new bailers.  Finished bright inside and painted with Interlux Perfection outside. No trailer.  Price:$1000 Contact:  Bill Parkes 717-731-1039


Penguin #6945 Built by Harry Horner.  Price- $800

 Description: Wooden penguin in decent shape. Stored inside for the past 4 years.

 Equipment: Main sail, aluminum mast – Proctor alpha section, 2 rudders, trailer, rig and all hardware, top and bottom cover.

contact: Will Comerford   text: (443) 926-1982

reply by email:  3/29/16


Unnumbered Modern Penguin – Self Rescuing wooden boat located in Macon, GA. $2225.

The build started about 15 years ago and was not complete until four years ago. The Penguin's hull is made from okoume plywood with juniper chines. It has a double bottom to create the necessary buoyancy in the event it capsized. The deck is made from okoume plywood with a klegecell and fiberglass backing (not visible) for high strength/low weight. The gunwales and mid beam are made from laminated juniper (to get the contour) with mahogany on the "bump" edges for durability. The mast is aluminum extrusion. The boom is laminated juniper. I purchased the centerboard and rudder and they are made with a wood frame, foam center and wrapped in fiberglass. I also purchased the sail from North Sails. It is in great shape. The lines are all in great shape. All hardware is top quality, stainless, etc...

 I also have an EZ Loader galvanized trailer and 2.5 HP Suzuki outboard (2015) as well as complete boat covers for the Penguin. Covers are included, but the trailer and/or motor are available for an additional cost.

Michael Coombs   1/26/16



My early 1960's wood penguin needs rescue, have orig docs and sail plan, yearbooks from Skokie Lagoon Chicago area. Needs sail, some wood needs repair. Please refer to anyone who is interested, free or make modest offer. Hull # not handy now but it's pretty low. Contact:        9/21/15




Penguin 8239 for sale 2500$
New mast rigging last year
New north sail used once
Great condition ( racing condition)Jenkins sail
Sheets and control lines replaced last year
Boat refinished last year used once
Extra rudder and used top cover & Floatation bags
Licensed Road ready trailer
Ready to race
Stored inside barn out of weather
Ralph & Sandy Sponar



5524 (possibly). Comes with an old trailer that looks like it was slightly modified to carry this particular boat. Trailer is highway ready with working lights and decent tires.
One of the turnbuckles and the oars are contemporary. Some carabiners were used to attach the sheet but other than that, it looks like nearly all of the fittings are original, patina'd brass.
There is some minor leaking from somewhere, probably the pivoting centerboard casing.
At some point somebody used everyday latex paint on the bottom (blue in the photos) which did not fully seal the boat.
Boat is 100% sail-able and towable as is.

Boat is currently garaged in Marquette, MI.
Asking price is $1000.




Penguin parts:

Mainsail, wooden Mast & Boom with stays and  hardware. (finish, intact)

Floor Boards (4 pieces), shaped to boat. (wood, solid, but could use refinish)

Rudder (Blade is intact –tiller from hinge forward broken.  Pintles and gudgeons, intact.

Centerboard (lowering handle broke off 4-5 inches down on board, rest of board weathered)

Small anchor that fits to inside of hull.  (Danforth style)

Located in Barkhamsted, CT  $100.00 for all the gear (buyer must pick up) 

Greg Cantwell   860-965-0456  (6/8/15_



Penguin Parts: 

1. Boom  $100

1  Centerboard Burtis copy $100 

1  Rudder  Horner type     $ 200 this is a beautiful piece  

2  sails $100 a piece  

Contact  9/23/14

1963 Penguin Class Boat #6854 for $900




built in 1963, Manufacturer: Customflex this Penguin is in remarkable condition. Mast, Boom, Boom Crutch, Centerboard, Rudder, Tiller, Tiller Extension, Sail with 4 Stays, Sailbag, Oars, Custom Cover

Int'l. Penguin Class Handbook, Wooden Hand Dolly, Oars, rudder, tiller, and spar are wood and original to the Penguin
Boat is sold as is and contains no warranty If interested, call Trudy at the Door County Maritime Museum between 9 am - 5 pm, (920)743-5958.

Trudy Herbst,, Development Director

Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Inc.

120 N Madison Ave

Sturgeon Bay WI 54235




Penguin 9275  Self-rescue design wooden Penguin.  3 Sails, 1 New (2 regattas), New aluminum Mast, new rigging, sheets, side stay tracks, blades in good shape.

On a Trailer, good for yard use.  $750.

Oakville, ON L6J 6Z7, Canada

Photos and more info available at:   10/22/13


Penguin class sailboat. Length 11'6", beam 5". Cat rigged dinghy-type centerboard sailboat. Fiberglass hull, Aluminum mast, wooden boom, all rigging intact. Sailable as is. New paint and new floor board would be good. Trailer has some rust but is in good condition with new wheels, tires and bearings. Great day sailer $600.  The manufacturer was Roberts Industries of Stratford, Connecticut.  The sail (hull?) number is 7409. 

John Bittner

Olney, Maryland

craigslist 4006863978 []



 1975 fiberglass Penguin, custom-made by John Morgan (Morgan Yachts). It was purchased and has been kept in Knoxville.Comes with full rigging (all in good condition), one set of oars, one set of paddles. One sail in good condition.Asking price: $1,200. Does not come with trailer but we can also deliver to your house/dock if you live within a reasonable distance.  Please email with questions and thanks for looking at the boat!



  Penguin (built ~ 1968) located in Santa Ynez, CA classic wood Penguin Class sailboat with sail and rigging. Oars. Trailer is shot so you will need your own trailer which is why my price is low.$250  Sam Burke 




Nice Horner penguin #9166,. Med blue hull with new off-white bottom. in very good shape other than some varnish touch up needed. two newish measured sails, mast up canvas cover, trailer. Located in northcentral PA, above Williamsport, small town of Wellsboro, Pa. asking $600. currently stored in warehouse here. Please contact Kent Knisley 570/439-0798  (5/13/13)


9744 Innovator Fiberglass Penguin – Self rescuing design.  With trailer. $850.

Contact Gary Foster  4/10/13


*Freedom Penguin available for sale in Chicago
Pat FitzGerald decided to sell his Freedom Boat.. Pat's boat is pink(don't let that bother you it is fast and can be painted).
9693 probably not sailed since 2000 built 1989. $3,500.
boat has been stored indoors in a heated shop. Available now --

David Stix
o 773-871-2085
c 773-490-0644  (9/14/12)



9749  We’ve sailed the boat one time since I bought it at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum auction on August 30, 2008. The boat and trailer have been stored indoors the entire time. This boat, Tuxedo Junction, No. 9749 was built by Jerry Mullins, Norfolk, VA and measured and certified in 2003. The boat was built in strict accordance with I.P.C.D.A. specifications.

I would like to sell the boat and trailer for $3,500.00. This is what I paid for it at the auction. If you know of anyone interested in a very lightly used Penguin, please have them contact me.

Thank you for your consideration

Gary D. Curl

1687 Glebe Road

Earleville, MD 21919

Mobile: 973-493-9375





1962 restored Penguin sailboat (Navarre, OH) $1700  (#7151)

Beautiful 1962 wooden boat. Penguin class. Length 11`5``, beam 4`8``, sail area 72 sq. ft. Comes with trailer. $1,700.00. Cash only. Call for appointment to see. 330-309-0861.

Builders Plate states : John Wright, Jr  Boatbuilders  Philadelphia, PA
Sail - Merill Sails 4 - '63 Delanco, N.J.  Boat is in pristine condition. Professionally restored. Always stored inside. Interior is finished bright. Topsides are white. Dark blue boot top. Light blue bottom. Galvanized trailer in like new condition. Sail is like new. In Wellington, Ohio.  (updated 7/5/13)

Plans built Penguin on trailer.  Built by my father and completed in 1962.  Mahogany ribs & transom and oak floorboards.  Custom laminated walnut and oak tiller. Wooden mast & boom with Cox sail in good condition. Sail number 6218. Boat is located in California. $1,000 OBO.  Pictures and information available from Jim Thomas at  (8/9/10)