For Sale

For Sale – Boats and Spares:

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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
03 Nov LN29 £1,345 Alex


Comes with brand new carbon top John Claridge mast and boom worth £700 , new style longer rudder blade and new rudder stock worth £225, new Mylar sail worth £200, rapide trolley with brand new padding.

This boat came in the top 20 at the nationals winning the junior prize, it came in the top 10 at inland’s again winning the junior prize and having a best result of 6th beating brand new Claridge built boats.

This is a really good boat and considering what comes with it is a very good deal, you can chose what you want it to have and the price would change. Together I’m selling it at £1,345 and will take offers.

Currently lying at West Oxford

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

More photo here: LN55 Photos

LN55 is a good example of one of Mark Giles early Lightnings. Core matt construction, hull in very good shape, recently podded, spout modded and generally refurbished by John.

It has a usable trolley, a rather tatty mast-out cover and a rubbish sail. However, with a new sail and a little sorting this could be a very competitive boat.

LN55 is currently at John’s workshop in Lymington

Tel: 01590 674821
14 Jan LN177 £700 ONO Caroline
Lightning 368 no 177 (Built 1988).

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

New Cover, Launching Trolley, All complete ready to sail needs a little TLC.

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Located at West Oxfordshire Sailing Club

Tel: 07976 252463
28 Jan LN300 £750 Luke
The boat has been in storage under a tarpaulin for around 3/4 years on my parents drive with the mast, boom, ropes etc. in the garage. Up for sale as we have just bought a Topper Spice and I don’t want the Lightning to sit unused any longer!
The sail is in good condition.

Combi-trailer is in good working order. Road trailer has fairly new wheels and launching trolley has substantial padding where boat sits to protect the hull. Unfortunately no cover as it was too worn to use and was leaving blue residue on the boat!

The deck does have slight damage here and there but inside the hull is still dry. It has a 3 to 1 harken centre main with a brand new main sheet. I will get more pictures up when it stops raining as these photos are from around 6 years ago.

I am away 1st – 8th of Feb so will not reply during this period but feel free to leave a message

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LN300 is currently lying in Bath

Tel: 07970 849203
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
11 March LN141 £850 Eric
LN141 is in excellent condition with 2 good sails and a good cover . It is complete with a refurbished combination trolley /trailer, boat and trailer hardly used for the last few years,

Inspection and possible trial sail at Harefield Middx

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LN141 is currently lying Harefield Middx

Tel: 01243 266296 or 07962 446511
23 March LN226 SOLD John
LN226 is in good condition with nice looking sail. It has a trolley and road trailer, and has been lightly used for the last few years.

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LN226 is currently lying Ringwood, Hants

Tel: 01425 480118
23 March LN275 £1,400 Bernard
‘Fright’ning Lightning has been kept up to date and competitive. Its sale is forced due to my club adopting class racing.

Little used Mylar sail
Spare dacron sail

New centre main pod with thwart removed
New style rudder blade with uphaul and downhaul
Lamkin tiller extension
New centre board gasket
Righting lines
New control lines
New toe straps
Quick release main outhaul
Fairly new Banks cover
Hull dry and in fair condition
Cradle type Trolley in fair condition

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LN275 is currently lying Totnes Devon

Tel: 01803 862812