5 Classic Boats from 11.56 to 11.81 meters
Memorable Classic Boats
, inevitably, some have remained better known than others, either as a project in their own right or because of the shipyard or signatures that brought them to life. In this twelfth episode we have several, going through Italian, Scandinavian and overseas shipyards. In short, from theAlpa 11.50 to the Swan 38, we will see some of the shipyards that have made sailing history, and with them the great designers who designed their masterpieces in this review. Going by Sparkman & Stephens, Cuthbertson & Cassian and Peterson, here are five more memorable Classic Boats from 11.56 to 11.81 meters.
Alpa | 11.56 x 3.20 m | 1967 | Sparkman & Stephens
For those who love the classic boat with elegant clean lines from the late 1960s, with great leaps and bounds, and signed by the kings of designers of its time-Sparkman & Stephens. It was built in large series by Alpa, the largest Italian mass-produced boatyard of the time.
Nautor Swan | 11.66 x 3.52 m | 1974 | Sparkman & Stephens
Big forward leaps, narrow stern, and that deckhouse swiped in blue–it’s the ideal boat for those who like classic boats, don’t mind a somewhat sacrificed interior, but also seek the style and performance that only a 1970s Swan can offer. Produced in 116 examples, it is one of the major S&S projects.
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Najad | 11.75 x 3.50 m | 1984 | Thorwald Karlsson
In the 1980s if you were looking for a boat of the kind now called Blue Water, the Najad was the ultimate, along with theHallberg Rassy. The Najad 39 is particularly successful, with a Nordic look and a more graceful deckhouse than some of the yard’s other models. The construction and finish are proverbial sturdy. Long-lived boat, in production from 1984 to 1995.
Jeremy Rogers | 11.79 x 3.73 m | 1979 | Doug Peterson
A yachting legend built in a small series of only 12 designed by Doug Peterson. In the tragic Fastnet race, where 20 boats sank in the storm, she finished second overall. Beautiful boat, solid and fast. Perfect example of the first generation IOR.
Baltic | 11.81 x 3.83 m | 1977 | Cuthberson & Cassian
In the 1970s Baltic was the direct competitor of Nautor Swan. The Baltic 39, built in as many as 51 examples, is designed by Canadians Cuthberson & Cassian, who designed elegant, unforced boats. The construction is faultless.
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Classic Boats – Comparison Data
|–||Alpa 11.50||Swan 38||Najad 390||Countess 39||Baltic 39|
|LOA||11.56 m||11.66 m||11.75 m||11.79 m||11.81 m|
|LWL||8.15 m||8.75 m||10.00 m||10.11 m||9.97 m|
|MAX BAGLIO.||3.20 m||3.52 m||3.50 m||3.73 m||3.83 m|
|FISHING.||1.82 m||1.92 m||1.85 m||2.21 m||2.07 m|
|DISLC.||6,200 kg||8,301 kg||9,500 kg||6,464 kg||8,165 kg|
|S. SAILING (R+G)||74.50* sqm||63.74* sq. m.||74.97* sqm||65.87* sqm||68.01* sqm|
Don’t miss the upcoming releases, every Tuesday and Friday. In the next article:
- SUN FAST 39 | Jeanneau
- ESTE 39 | Cantiere D’Este
- FIRST 40.7 | Beneteau
- DUFOUR 39 | Dufour
- SOLARIS 39 | Se.Ri.Gi
Find out what are the previous 55 Classic Boat memorable by Journal of Sailing. Find all the episodes listed below.
- What are Classic Boats
- What is the IOR (International Offshore Rule)
- Stake 1 (6.00 – 7.32 m)
- Stake 2 (7.50 – 8.60 m)
- Bet 3 (8.90 – 9.13 m)
- Stake 4 (9.14 – 9.24 m)
- Bet 5 (9.40 – 9.95 m)
- Stake 6 (9.98 – 10.08 m)
- Bet 7 (10.10 – 10.40 m)
- Bet 8 (10.45 – 10.75 m)
- Stake 9 (10.80 to 11.22 m)
- Stake 10 (11.25 – 11.28 m)
- Bet 11 (11: 30 to 11:50 m)
Three “tidbits” about Classic Boats
- Want to learn more about the world of Classic Boats (1967-1998), the iconic boats of the period, the legendary designers, the stories and races of the “golden age” of sailing? Check out our section dedicated to Classic Boats!
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