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 “special” used boats from 9.75 to 13.56 m.
Five used boats from 9.75 to 13.56 m
These are five boats used out of the chorus either because, in some cases, they are one-offs or hulls produced in very small series, or because they are very far from the “Mediterranean boat” philosophy. We present them in ascending order of length. A safe used car: guarantees the Sailing Newspaper!
USED BOATS. LM 32 – 9.75 m – Small large motorsailer
The first of the used boats out of the chorus that we propose is yes a boat, but also a motorsailer. We are talking about an LM 32 (9.75 x 3.25 m) that the Danish shipyard LM Glasfiber A/S built from 1977 to 1988 to a design by Bent Juul Andersen.
A true Nordic bestseller if we consider that it was produced in as many as 181 examples. Its special feature is that it has ample interior space, which is obviously superior to a “normal” boat of the same size because of the raised deckhouse. As for the design… you have to like it.
The boat is equipped with dual steering, tiller steering externally and wheel steering internally. Below deck, the saloon is large, and the master cabin is no joke either. A boat that is a small home, really.
The model under review, launched in 1981, can be seen in Rimini. The Buck Engine (36 horsepower) was landed and overhauled in 2013.
ICE 33 Evo – 9.99 m – Thoroughbred Racing
We continue with the second of the “special” used boats by staying in the sphere of watercraft. This is a true racing thoroughbred: we are talking about an ICE 33 Evo (9.99 x 3.40 m), a very fast 2014 design by Felci Yacht Design for the Italian shipyard.
The boat had a specific goal: to be a ten-meter monohull that was easy to sail and fast on the water to win in both IRC and ORC. A diktat: uncompromising performance and longevity. The hull and its hull shapes are the result of Felci’s experience, who opted for an “open” boat with a significant beam and shifted aft.
The sail area upwind, with square top mainsail, is 72 sq. m. while at the carriers it is 210 sq. m.
The model for sale, Mataran, has taken a lot of satisfaction on the race courses. The boat, dated 2014 and visible in Monfalcone, is fresh from a total refit in 2022 including repainting of hull, mast and deck, new PBO rigging and spectra halyards, new Garmin instruments and Cariboni canting keel with electro-hydraulic handling, canard with watertight case and solar charging panels.
Freeway 42 – 12.80 m – Lostuzzi’s fast cruiser
We go up in square footage and enter the world of registered boats with a real “gem”: a Freeway 42 (12.80 x 4.20 m) designed by the Lostuzzi studio in 2008. A boat designed for long-range cruising, with the ability to easily sail many miles even with a small crew.
Lostuzzi created a boat with a medium-light displacement, enough sail (92 sq. m. for a displacement of 5,800 kg), and considerable stability. The hull and deck construction are entirely of sandwich construction with vacuum-bonded PVC core of different density and thickness, unidirectional and biaxial E-glass fabrics, laminated with epoxy-vinylester resin.
The hull was modeled with a generous beam width and a set back position of the hull volume, but much attention was also paid to achieving a balanced hull that facilitates course stability.
Thanks to the generous width at the beam, the cockpit is well protected. The interiors follow this vessel’s vocation for comfort and include a large master cabin forward with its own of bathroom, a second double cabin aft with direct access to the second bathroom, and a third cabin with two bunk beds.
Ample space has been reserved for the saloon, where we have a dining-relaxation area with comfortable seating for 8 people, a charting area, also on the port side, and a full galley, which runs along the starboard broadside.
The model for sale, which can be seen in Croatia, is powered by a Lombardini 40 horsepower and is equipped with every convenience for cruising.
Vismara 43 Lucifera – 13.16 m – The boat that wasn’t there
We continue with the fourth of the used boats for sale in our marketplace. We are talking about the one-off Lucifera, a Vismara 43 (13.16 x 4.20 m).
A technological boat that was ahead of its time for the year it was launched (1998), with a lifting keel and water ballast, designed for and used by a cruiser, who wanted a sporty boat with aggressive and powerful lines that was light, but above all could be functional while cruising and easily maneuverable in a small crew. “Lucifera” significantly breaks ground in the design and construction of modern fast cruisers.
Lucifera with its 4,400 kg displacement is a decidedly light boat: the hull lines, inspired by the WOR 60s, are as taut as the diagonals, the pointing is very restrained with the transom low on the water and a maximum beam at 60 percent of the hull, which consequently leads to a rather backward volume center.
The boat can be seen in Rimini and has undergone several refits, most recently in 2020 when the mast was disassembled and repainted. Electrical wiring inside the shaft redone new.
USED BOATS. Island Packet 420 – 13.56 m – You can live aboard it
We close with the last of the used boats out of the chorus for sale on our marketplace, namely an Island Packet 420 (13.56 x 4.34 m). A perfect model if you love to spend long periods on board.
A decidedly “Made in USA” boat that overseas is popular with cruisers and has won numerous awards (such as the “Best Full Size Cruiser” awarded by Cruising World in 2000), long keel with hanging rudder: performance is not the boat’s focus (13.6 tons total weight for a sail area 86 sq. m.), but comfort, safety and interior space.
A 1999 design by Robert K. Johnson for the American Shipyard, below deck it has two double cabins (one forward and one aft) and a berth, two bathrooms.
The model we offer, which can be seen in Emilia Romagna, is powered by Yanmar 75 horsepower and has everything you need to live long on board: solar panels, air conditioning and heating, dinghy and outboard.
Edited by Eugenio Ruocco
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