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For Sale – Boats and Spares:

Anything Lightning can be advertised here, contact the Webmaster to place an advert. The Class Association takes no responsibility for anything advertised, implied or otherwise. Any and all transactions are solely the responsibility of the buyer and the seller.

Items will be advertised here for two months and then removed, unless the seller informs the webmaster the item is still for sale.

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Date Photos Description Price Contact
Present New Boats (Ready to Sail) £5,198 John Claridge
New boats are available from John Claridge Composites. A number of options are available with new boats, therefore please consult John’s pricelist here. Lightning Price List
Tel: 01590 674821
04 March LN414 £4,500 John
Lightning LN 414 – Black Hull with White Deck/Cockpit, very latest internal layout.LN 414 is John’s current boat and is being sold as a used factory demonstrator.Boat is to the latest standard john@johnclaridgeboats.comand is approximately one year old.

Currently lying at John’s workshop, Lymington

Tel: 01590 674821
22 July Spare Parts See Below Alex
1. Very old and warn old style rudder blade – Photo available on request £20.00

2. Old but usable old style rudder, with a bit of gel coat could be perfectly competitive- Photo available on request £30.00

3. Old style plank boom, perfect conditions comes with two boom sliders and boom attachment fitting- Photo available on request £30.00

Currently at West Oxford

Tel: 01865 820813
08 Jan LN55 £950 John
Refurbished by John Claridge

More photo here: LN55 Photos

“A good example of one of Mark Giles early Lightnings. Core matt construction, hull in very good shape, recently podded, spout modded and refurbished by John Claridge.

Comes with;
+ Trolley
+ Flat top cover
+ Decent sail with wrong numbers (see pictures)

With a little sorting this could be a very competitive boat.

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LN55 is currently at John’s workshop in Lymington

Tel: 01590 674821
14 Jan LN177 £500 ONO Caroline
Price Reduced for quick Sale

Lightning 368 no 177, in good condition and ready to sail. An excellent example.

3 Sails, all Dacron, 1 very little used, 1 fair condition, 1 storm sail.

New Cover, Launching Trolley, All complete ready to sail.

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Located at West Oxfordshire Sailing Club

Tel: 07976 252463
11 March LN99 £550 Alan
Podded by John Claridge unusual under deck control lines ( expensive option when built ) 2 reasonable sails, complete with as new combination trolley/trailer, good cover

centre main pod with thwart removed

Road trailer with 2 positions one for the lightning and another forward for a 14 ft craft such as a GP14 both with propper fixing points

Under deck control lines which was an expensive build option only used on about 3 or 4 boats

complete with as new combination trolley/trailer, good cover

There are 3 sails 2 fairly old and 1 much newer.

Inspection and possible trial sail at Harefield Middx

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LN99 is currently lying Harefield Middx

Tel: 02088 666742 or 07939 003784
12 August LN128 £300 ono Jean
Early model, no modifications (thwart still in place)
Launching trolley
Flat top cover
Currently in use

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LN128 is currently lying at Haversham Sailing Club , Milton Keynes

Tel: 07854 925210 or 01525 712824
12 August 415 £4,500 John
Lightning 368 – 415 – Siesta

Powder Blue Hull, very pretty boat. Only sailed a few times and is in excellent condition. Fitted out for small rig, complete with stainless steel trolley and cover.

Available with a choice of new 2 part mast with a small or standard rig.

LN415 is currently lying at Lymington

Tel: 01590 674821
21 August 307 SOLD Margaret
Lightning 307 “Aramintha”

Lovely boat, ready to travel and race.
Aramintha comes with needlespar mast, new control lines throughout, Mylar sail in good condition, older Dacron sail, Banks boom up cover, combi trolley/trailer in good condition.

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LN307 is currently lying near Oxford.

Tel:07708 232659