Sea Lark

A classic 40' LOA schooner, designed by William Garden, and built in 1951. Now for sale!

In 2003 I purchased Sea Lark with the intention of learning about a classic wooden boat and doing some cruising. I was attracted to her flush decks, classic lines, good sail inventory, and traditional rigging. Although a woodworker for years, I quickly realized that I was going to need some boat education, so I attended the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, Washington in the fall of 2004 and lived onboard. I've learned a huge amount, and left Sea Lark a much more solid boat than when I purchased her, but it may be time for a new project. Sea Lark is a USCG documented vessel.

Sea Lark History

Sea Lark work completed

Sea Lark Inventory

Sea Lark pictures

Sea Lark is offered at a base price of $8,000 CAD, but there is some optional equipment that could be included as described on the inventory page. She is legally imported into Canada and provincially registered, but is still a USCG documented vessel. I care a great deal about this boat and finding the right next owner is more important to me than extracting the greatest price, so please bring offers, trades, etc if you think you may be that next owner.

Sea Lark is currently in a boathouse at Goldstream Marina, with her masts down, in order to have her decks refinished and her brightwork redone. The main mast has some rot at the masthead that must be repaired. She is safely stored, but my restoration efforts have languished and I need someone else to take her over. The boathouse does not come with Sea Lark, although this could be negotiated.

My name is Derek Jacoby. I can be reached at 250-220-0467 or by email at

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