5 large Classic Boats of historical value from 11.35 to 11.89 m


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Here are the 5 Classic Boats of this 24th episode, the 4th in this integrative cycle.

5 Memorable Classic Boats from 11.35 to 11.89 m

With this penultimate episode on the Classic Boat of Historical Value by Journal of Sailing, we come close to reaching the 125-boat mark by passing such big names as Dick Carter, here with his Carter 39, or by the legendary Canadian duo C&C, aka Cuthbertson & Cassian, with the innovative C&C 37 produced in Italy by Benello. Moving between racing monotypes and globetrotting cruisers par excellence, here then are 5 memorable Classic Boats from 11.35 to 11.89 meters.


Jeanneau | 11.35 x 3.25 m | 1984 | Joubert & Nivelt

This 37 was born as a one-design racing monotype, budgeted to be 50 in number. Jeanneau will build 251 of them. It is an unexpected success, especially among cruise passengers. It is, yes, fast and safe, but it is some deck solutions that are depopulated, above all the double access to the interior, with a tambour in the cockpit and one on the deckhouse.

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Jeanneau – SELECTION 37 – 1984

C&C 37

Benello / C&C | 11.45 x 3.47 m | 1971 | Cuthbertson & Cassian

Very set back maximum beam and minimal momentum by period standards made this 11-meter boat a then unusual precursor of many to come. As evidenced by the wide transom and its out-of-chorus line compared to the standards of the time. Great credit to Benello, who, with foresight, relied on the design of the brilliant Canadians Cuthbertson & Cassian.

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Benello – C&C 37 – 1971

Classic Boats. BALTIC 38 DP

Baltic Yachts | 11.61 x 3.76 m | 1982 | Doug Peterson

Created in collaboration with Peterson, this 12-meter was created to combine ample space above and below deck for comfortable cruising and excellent sailing performance. Successful operation that makes it a best seller for those who want a classic boat of the first IOR generation.

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Baltic – Baltic 38 DP – 1982

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Hallberg Rassy | 11.62 x 3.64 m | 1984 | Cristoph Rassy & Olle Enderlein

A true bluewater, the 382 designed by Rassy and Enderlein is a hull more than true to the shipyard’s line. It is safe, it is well finished, and it goes everywhere comfortably. The numbers also prove it, 116 boats sold in less than 8 years, one of HR Shipyard’s greatest successes.

Hallberg Rassy – HALLBERG RASSY 382 – 1984


Carter Offshore | 11.89 x 3.89 m | 1974 | Dick Carter

A child of Dick Carter’s genius, the Carter 39 is a classic 1970s boater, an excellent series design. Armed at the masthead and with a sleek hull that is undoubtedly more than marine, the Carter 39 is not only a beauty, but is itself a fast and powerful boat.

Carter Offshore – Carter 39 SULA – 1974

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Classic Boat – Comparison Data

Selection 37 C&C 37 Baltic 38 DP Hallberg Rassy 382 Carter 39
LOA 11.35 m 11.45 m 11.61 m 11.62 m 11.89 m
LWL 8.94 m 8.76 m 9.60 m 9.50 m 9.14 m
MAX BAGLIO. 3.25 m 3.56 m 3.76 m 3.64 m 3.89 m
FISHING. 1.91 m 2.04 m 2.21 m 1.84 m 2.06 m
DISLC. 4.5 t 6.5 t 6.5 t 9.0 t 8.5 t
S. SAILING (R+G) 55.00* sqm 62.25* sqm 67.91* sqm 70.50* sqm 68.19* sqm
YEAR 1984 1981 1982 1984 1974

Don’t miss the upcoming releases, every Tuesday and Friday. In the next article :

  • SWAN 411 | Nautor
  • HALLBERG RASSY 41 | Hallberg Rassy
  • COMET 12 | Comar
  • BALTIC 43 | Baltic Yachts / Vismara Yachts
  • X-452 | X-Yachts

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