sails for sale

Ultimate 20


I am planning to sell my u20 sailboat around mid-August this year.  I am asking $20,000 for the boat, trailer and the equipment listed below plus lines and other miscellaneous. I plan to be in Embden, Maine, where the boat is located from late June through mid-August.   The boat will be available then for inspection and trial sailing.  Please let me know if you are interested in more information or in seeing the boat.

Allen Townsend

Contact Information:   [email protected]; 978.475.9575 (home); 978.852.8742 (mobile).

It is a one design class keel sportboat which is easy to sail and trailer.  The U20 was named Sailing World's 1995 Boat of the Year in the PHRF/Sportboat category.    The class association is active.  The class website, , has a lot of information including detailed description and specifications for the U20.  There are also a number of YouTube videos.

My U20, hull number 7, was built in 1994 as one of the original boats built by Ron Moore.  Ron Moore is widely considered one of the best builders of U20s.

I purchased this boat in September of 1999.   At that time, it had not been used very much which led to its sale.  Since I have owned it, it has been used solely for day sailing in fresh water.  My sailing season in Maine is short, typically 4 to 6 weeks of vacation sailing per year.  The racing crew size is 3, and it can accommodate 4 for day sailing.  I do most of my sailing single handed.  The lift keel and kick up rudder allow me to keep the boat on a boatlift out of the water, and the asymmetrical spinnaker allows me to sail with the spinnaker single handed.  The electric motor with twist handle reverse and very low speed capability is far superior to a small gasoline outboard for tight maneuvering in heavy and light air.

The boat has been well maintained.  Winter storage has been inside for all but one year when it was shrink wrapped.   in 2019/20 the boat had extensive refreshing which included fiberglass repairs to the hull and cabin top; the center support in the watertight compartment was also repaired and the interior deck repaired; other improvements included new windows, new interior hatches, new cockpit hatch, sheet bags, covers, tiller pilot, gel coat repairs, new dutchman rig for the mainsail, new main sheet block, new code zero sail with top down furler, new Torqeedo  1103c electric motor in 2022 and new 915kwh battery in 2023.


  • 2 suits of sails: main and jib.  One set made by Doyle Boston is in very good condition; the other is older but serviceable.  There are 3 spinnakers, one of the spinnakers is larger than class legal.  Two of the main sails are equipped with a Dutchman self-furling rig, , for quick take downs in higher winds.
  • 1 code Zero sail by Doyle Boston, equipped with a top down furler and control loop.
  • Lift rudder which allows the rudder to be locked in the down position or lifted and held to clear the water from the cockpit. With the rudder and keel up, the boat draws less than 1 ft and can be motored onto a boat lift.
  • Torqeedo 1103 C electric motor, new in 2022 and 915 kwhr battery new in 2023. Lift-up motor mount allows the motor to clear the water.
  • Full lifelines: in addition to the standard rear stations, they include extended side stations and a bow pulpit.
  • Raymarine Speed and Depth gauges. Through Hull transducers and bulkhead mounted combined display, and Raymarine ST1000 tiller pilot with custom mounting bracket and wiring.
  • Canvas covers for the jib; main sail; and the companionway. Fiberglass covers for around the keel in the lifted position. A boat cover for use with the mast up needs repair.
  • Windex
  • Boom kicker
  • Compass
  • LED Running lights that clamp onto the stations
  • Battery bilge pump
  • Custom built Trailer
  • Mast lifting assist.

Available for sale separately:  Hewett Cantilevered boat lift with Heavy duty winch

The boat is currently in winter storage in Maine.  I do not have recent detailed close-up pictures.  However, I will take detailed pictures and have them available later.

Sailboat Details

Boat Type
Engine Fuel Type
Hull Material
Hull ID#
Number of Cabins
Sails Included
Two mains; two jibs; three spinnakers; one code zero

Boat Measurements

20' 10"
5'; about 9" w keel up
8' 6"

List of Equipment

List of Equipment
see description above

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Seller Information

Owner/Dealer Name
Allen Townsend
City, State
Andover, MA
Zip/Post Code

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