Are you looking for a second-hand boat that is safe and, above all, fast on race courses and on the high seas? You won’t go wrong by relying on the hand of one of the most successful designers in the racer-cruiser scene, Danish Niels Jeppesen, the king of IMS. Turning to Top Boat Market, we have scouted three boats born from his pencil with which you can take great satisfaction in regattas, even at the international level, but which are also ideal for family cruising given their simplicity of handling.
X-362 SPORTS, WENT STRONG IN IMS, GOES STRONG TODAY
Built by X-Yachts from 1993 to 2003, this old-fashioned racer/cruiser (the hull traces the lines of the cruising version, but has the keel and rudder profiles modified and optimized according to IMS regulations and an increased mast with fractional 9/10 limb) immediately won the IMS European in its category, and from there the palmarès of victories grew by leaps and bounds. He is able to do his best with little air. Jeppesen had conceived this model to best interpret IMS regulations, but the boat (length 10.73 m; width 3.48 m; draught 2.05 m; disk. 4.90 t), also stood out well under subsequent ORC rating systems. This model, visionary in the Adriatic and kept very well, sells for 95,000 euros. DISCOVER MORE.
IMX-40, THE LITTLE OLD LADY WHO WINS EUROPEAN ORC
Launched in 2000 to a design by Jeppesen (and produced until 2005), the IMX 40 (length 12.10 m; width 3.80 m; draught 2.45 m; disk. 6.80 t) immediately became a major player on the race courses, both between the buoys and in the long runs, and even today continues to win. Think of it winning the 2016 European ORC (among Corinthians crews, i.e., non-professionals) and the prestigious offshore regatta Brindisi-Corfu. This particular boat is offered (under confidential negotiation) fully equipped for the two configurations. DISCOVER MORE.
IMX-45. ALMOST WORLD CHAMPION IN 2015
In 2015, he held everyone in suspense when he came close to winning the world offshore title. Then it slipped to fifth place, but an IMX-45 (Italian by the way, Flavio Enrico Trusendi’s Giumat 2) threatened to take out all the younger racing boats. This demonstrates the goodness of yet another Jeppesen design (length 13.74 m; width 4.14 m; draught 2.74 m; disk. 9.10 t), in production from 2002 to 2004: there are two for sale on TopBoatMarket. The first at 179,000 euros in Marche, from 2002(DISCOVER MORE), the second, hear hear… is the aforementioned Giumat 2, from 2003, refurbished in 2013, optimized for ORC. This one costs 165,000 euros(LEARN MORE)