5 Excellent Classic Boats between 9.98 and 10.08 meters


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The 5 Classic Boats in this 6th episode, iconic projects between 9.98 and 10.08 meters

Now in the sixth episode of our review of the 100 memorable Classic Boats, we begin to see volumes and sizes grow as we discover new fiberglass designs built between 1967 and 1998. A series of brilliant boats in short, all more than 25 years old and iconic to say the least. So here are five more great Classic Boats from 9.98 to 10.08 meters.

5 Classic Boats from 9.98 to 10.08 meters

From the heirs of the great racer of the IOR era, to the great pioneers of fast cruising, among these 5 boats we find a little bit of everything, such as the forerunner Fax, of construction sites Zuanelli and designed by the brilliant Alain Jézéquel, or the more iconic “Beetle” sterns by Ron Holland, which we find here on the legendary Polaris 33, of the shipyard of the same name (later produced by Altura). In short, 5 more key boating projects, excellent Classic Boats between 9.98 and 10.08 meters.


Wauquiez | 9.98 x 2.97 m | 1968 | Kim Holman

Built in 380 examples, it is the first major success of the French shipyard, which was competing with Dufour in the early days of mass construction in fiberglass. Of excellent construction and beautiful finish, it is a manageable hull suitable for everyone. The lines are classic with a stunning narrow stern and an equally iconic deckhouse.

Wauquiez – CENTURION 32 – 1968


Zuanelli | 9.99 x 3.20 m | 1991 | Alain Jézéquel

With the early 1990s, Zuanelli decided to enter the fast cruising boat segment, our ‘performance cruisers.’ The choice of signature falls to the eclectic Jézéquel, the French master of fast cruising. The Fax was born, a solid, safe boat, but with a deeply sporting vocation. In its way, forerunner the deckhouse, similar to many we will see to come.

Classic Boats Zuanelli - FAX - 1991
Zuanelli – FAX – 1991

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Classic Boats. X-332

X-Yachts | 10.06 x 3.30 m | 1994 | Niels Jeppesen

Built in over 430 examples, it is one of Jeppesen’s great success stories. A cruiser-racer with a more cruiser soul, it spins so smoothly that it has won several major titles, including the Italian IMS championship in 2001. Comfortable below deck, performing on the water, it is a complete package for those looking for a great hybrid, boat to spend quiet weekends with or for an exciting sailing outing, even racing.

X-Yachts – X-332 – 1994

Classic Boats. POLARIS 33

Polaris Yachts / Altura | 10.07 x 3.35 m | 1977 | Ron Holland

The Polaris shipyard makes, in series, a prototype racing yacht of Ron Holland’s great signature. Class Three Quarter Tonner, is characterized by its transom, which resembles in design that of the hood of Volkswagen’s Beetle. Quick.

Classic Boats Polaris Yachts / Altura - POLARIS 33 - 1977
Polaris Yachts / Altura – POLARIS 33 – 1977


Canados | 10.08 x 3.20 m | 1976 | Andrea Vallicelli

Take a winning prototype and turn it into a production boat. So did the Roman shipyard Canados in 1976 with the Canados 33, bearing the signature of Andrea Vallicelli. Derived from the Three Quarter Tonner “Argento Vivo,” a one-off star of Mediterranean regattas.

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Canados – CANADOS 33 – 1976
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Data comparison

Centurion 32 Fax X-332 Polaris 33 Canados 33
LOA 9.98 m 9.99 m 10.06 m 10.07 m 10.08 m
LWL 7.32 m 8.90 m 8.81 m 7.93 m
MAX BAGLIO. 2.97 m 3.20 m 3.30 m 3.35 m 3.20 m
FISHING. 1.77 m 1.80 m 1.80 m 1.83 m 1.80 m
DISLC. 4,354 kg 4,400 kg 4,350 kg 3,969 kg 4,800 kg
S. SAILING (R+G) 41.25* sqm 55.00* sqm 52.77* sqm 46.64* sqm 65.00* sqm
YEAR 1968 1991 1994 1977 1976

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Three “tidbits” about Classic Boats

Edited by Doi De Luise and Luca Oriani



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