We keep going to discover the best used boat bargains on our classifieds marketplace. Here you can sell and buy used boats, accessories, berths, find the right idea for your vacation, and even look for and offer jobs! Today we have scouted for you five unregistered used boats (watercraft) from 7.40 to 10.68 meters perfect as your first boat! We present them to you in ascending order of length. A safe used car: guarantees the Sailing Newspaper!
5 used boats from 7.40 to 10.68 m
Spirit 24 – 7.40 m – Van de Stadt’s “gem”
The first of the used boats we offer is perfect as a first boat. We are talking about a Spirit 24 (7.40 x 2.26 m) one of the “pioneer” boats in fiberglass construction. The designer is Dutchman Ericus Gerhardus Van de Stadt (1910-1999), the one who transformed the process of boat building from artisanal to industrial in the Netherlands, becoming one of the most influential designers in the world of popular boating.
The Spirit 24 was produced starting in 1967 by the Belgian shipyard Van Heygen: not a slow boat, far from it. Consider that the prototype boat, Blauwvaet, won the first Quarter Ton Cup (RORC) held in France the same year.
Characterized by significant leeway (only 5.70 m waterline length) and a large cockpit protected by the paramare running aft of the deckhouse, from which it is possible to steer the boat with the tiller steering, the Spirit 24 has a cabin and bathroom below deck, as well as a galley.
The model for sale, dated 1974 and visible in Palermo, is fresh from a meticulous refitting job.
Sun Odyssey 29.2 – 8.80 m – Perfect Vessel
The second of the used boats we offer is a perfect vessel if you are looking for a boat that is undemanding to maintain and easy to cruise on, even with your family. We are talking about a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 29.2 (8.80 x 2.98 m).
In production since 1998, the Sun Odyssey 29.2 has been produced in more than 250 examples. Similar in layout to its big brother 32.2, it was also designed by Jaques Fauroux, who favored safety and habitability over exaggerated performance. In spite of this, the SO 29.2 does quite well in medium winds, especially at carrying gaits. In strong winds it stays balanced at the helm and passes the wave with agility.
On deck, equipment is simplified as much as possible, the cockpit is well sheltered, and the stern offers a convenient descent to the sea. The interior: forward a cabin with a double V berth; in the center a square with opposing sofas; on either side of the descent on the port side the galley and on the starboard side the chart table. Aft is a cabin with a large “bunk” and bathroom.
The model for sale, dated 2004, can be seen in Nettuno (in Lazio) and is complete with all equipment. The Yanmar 18-hp engine is overhauled and the hull has just been done.
Used boats: Jeanneau Attalia – 9.70 m – Safe and comfortable
We continue with the third of the used boats, from the same yard as the previous one. Under the lens today is a Jeanneau Attalia (9.70 m x 3.20 m).
About 900 examples produced from 1983 to 1989, Attalia was the successor to another highly successful Jeanneau boat, the Rush. Aggravated and with a high-performance hull (Joubert Nivelt design) it is at home in all sea and wind conditions. Lots of space above deck, thanks in part to the fairly short deckhouse.
Below deck, thanks to the two front portholes, the square is bright with a nice view of the outside. Chart table, L-shaped kitchen, large living room with all-around visibility, toilet compartment. The best-selling version had two nice cabins with double bunks and a convertible dinette. Well constructed, indeed.
The model for sale on our market, visible in Cecina, is from 1989 and is maniacally maintained. Equipped with wheel steering, has two double cabins plus two berths in the dinette, electric toilet, original cushions and interior in perfect condition. The engine is Lombardini 30 horsepower.
Bongo 960 – 9.60 m – Out of the choir “French style”
We continue with the fourth of the boats used in the review. A particular model, definitely “no-frills” and French-style, perfect for those who like to sail long and, why not, take part in long-distance regattas. A boat for connoisseurs.
We are talking about a Bongo 960 (9.60 x 3.70 m): a Class 950, prototype of the Bongo series, from male mold. Designed by Pierre Rolland and built by the 3C Composites shipyard, it is sporty and high-performance: it will give you great satisfaction in both cruising (sport) and racing, especially off-shore.
Powerful, light, safe and fast, she is a true “oceanic” gem, characterized by her wide stern and double rudder tiller. Planing, with bow volumes that offer good behavior in the Mediterranean. Unsinkable. Well kept and maintained.
The boat, dated 2002 and visible in Genoa, is spartan but equipped with all the comforts for cruising with two to four people. Very fast, it is great for improvement, and suitable for both Mediterranean and transatlantic sailing.
Used boats: Bonin 36 – 9.99 m – Cossutti’s first in the series
We close with another particular boat, the Bonin 36 (10.68 x 3.60 m), marking the debut among production boats of an “unknown” named Maurizio Cossutti, who designed it in the late 1990s together with Alessio Bonin (with whom, in 1998, he had already designed the One Off Metro+Metro).
Although the boat is 10.68 meters long, it is CE-certified as a vessel, thanks to the invention of the spoiler applied to the transom: a “symbol” boat of the Bonin shipyard in Trieste (born as a tailor shop, and then since 1977 in the boat world) with interior volumes, exterior habitability, speed both under sail and motor, and lightness due to its innovative construction.
The model for sale is from 2001 and can be seen in Civitavecchia: it has wheel steering and is maintained in excellent condition. It has two cabins aft and one forward, and is equipped with a bathroom and gas stove.
Edited by Eugenio Ruocco
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