Topic : Merlin wanted around £1K

Hi all,

Looking to purchase my first Merlin and looking to spend around £1000. Happy to do some work etc on the boat. I have emailed several people who are advertising on the website however it seems they have all sold.

Posted: 24/02/2015 12:08:29
Have you tried Apolloduck?
Link is here Merlins for sale

Posted: 24/02/2015 12:46:05
By: Miles
And on facebook

Posted: 24/02/2015 12:57:54
By: Miles

I have 3288 Atlantis (a Rowsell NSM 2) that I am looking to advertise soon. If you are interested drop me an email at edevans505 at


Posted: 24/02/2015 14:02:43
By: Ed Evans
Atlantis was John Stokes last Merlin and was kept in slings above the rescue boats under the clubhouse at Ranelagh and maintained in pretty immaculate condition from new when I last saw it.  If you are sailing inland and on the heavier end of the weight range it would be hard to find a better 1st Merlin though the NSM2 is not as quick offwind as the flatter modern boats.

Posted: 24/02/2015 16:06:31
By: Andrew Mills
I was the original owner of 3288 Atlantis. It is a Rowsell built NSM 2. She was a very pretty boat and I know John Stokes kept her in great condition. Would be a great first boat 

Posted: 25/02/2015 10:25:07
By: Peter Frampton

Rich - I have 3340 - Silver Dollar -  a very beautiful Morrison built NSM3 in excellent condition except the need for a minor gunwhale repair, needs glue only and is booked in to be done. Happy to negotiate around that. With it fixed  I would be looking around £1200.  

Alloy rig, 1 good set of sails covers combi trailer, both longer and shorter rudder (for Broads use), - the boat is presently dry stored in Norfolk. I am unlikely to sail this again due to ill health. Phone me 07771 883406 or email edwardgilder at

I can deliver reasonable distance. 

Posted: 25/02/2015 10:46:22
By: Edward 3340

Hi, Thanks all for your replies and boats for sale.

Looking forward to getting out on the water soon in a Merlin. 

Posted: 25/02/2015 11:38:43
By: Richard Saunders
Where abouts are you based Richard?

Posted: 26/02/2015 15:55:47
By: Gareth Griffiths NHRC
Benfleet Yacht Club on the Thames (down a muddy creek)

Posted: 26/02/2015 16:12:10
By: Richard Saunders
Check out the link !!

Posted: 09/09/2016 13:20:08
By: Alex Slatter
I have one needs a bit of work has been stripped all parts here 2 sets of snails 1 set new
500 pounds with trailer and launch trailer

Posted: 31/05/2018 15:04:07
By: Christopher hayes
The last Merlin I had that disintegrated in my ownership (1498) had about 20 snails on it when I disposed of it 

Posted: 01/06/2018 16:22:10
By: Andrew Mills


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