The average cost of a sailing vessel is $18,000. The average size of a sailing vessel is about 26 feet. The cost of running and maintaining a sailing vessel is about 10 percent of the price of the boat annually.
A 52-foot Van Wezel Chiquita could cost as much as $30,000, while a 21-foot Marine Concepts SeaPearl may cost upwards of $12,500. At the higher end of the spectrum, there are sailing vessels that cost upwards of a million dollars. Second-hand sailing vessels cost less but this usually depends on the size of the vessel. Small sailing vessels that are second hand may be available for as little as $2,000.