Five of your great Classic Boats as told by you


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ELCA – Grand Soleil 50

Five of your great Classic Boats as told by you

We asked you to tell us about your Classic Boats, your over-25-year-old boats -series and non-series-and you have done so by the hundreds, continually enriching and updating the page dedicated to them (you can find it HERE), an archive where anyone can enter, tell, and see their boat celebrated (HERE find out how). As we have done other times, therefore, we also return to celebrate your boats, recounting them through your words and presenting their details model by model. Here are 5 more wonderful Classic Boats as told by you.

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Magic R.
– Alain Jezequel 51

Boat designed by Alain Jezequel and built in collaboration with Cantiere del Pardo as a prototype, in carbon and fiberglass, to race at the World Championship in Costa Smeralda in Sardinia in 1997.

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Magic R. – Alain Jezequel 51′ 1

It was then instead furnished internally in teak sandwich by being converted to fast cruising. On board it features 4-crosstrees aluminum mast, carbon boom, spanker and bowsprit, 3 double cabins, 2 bathrooms, L-shaped galley, sail and engine hauler with Volvo S-drive and 3-m torpedo draft.

C. Franchin

Length Over All (LOA) 15,80 m
Baglio Massimo 4,20 m
Designer Alain Jezequel
Year of Varus 1997

– U22

Built by Cantiere Nautico Massari and designed in 1975 by Costantino Papaduli, the U22 is a fiberglass sloop at the three-ton limit intended for medium-range cruising. Cantiere Nautico Massari arose in Lecce in the early 1970s as a consequence of the economic boom that exploded in the previous decade, which had turned the spotlight on boating thanks in part to a concomitant enactment of important laws regulating it. It was one of several Italian attempts, one of the few on Apulian soil, to experiment with innovative and/or alternative construction and design solutions in the national boating scene and to ride the wave intended to make recreational boating increasingly popular.

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Flò – U22

Information on the life of this shipyard is limited and, albeit with difficulty, we are in the process of finding and consulting direct and indirect sources to reconstruct the historical picture of the Massari shipyard and of Apulian shipbuilding in general.

L. Lomartire

Length Over All (LOA) 7,10 m
Baglio Massimo 2,40 m
Designer Constantine Papaduli
Year of Varus 1975

– Grand Soleil 50

It was designed together with Cantiere del Pardo and the legendary Doug Peterson so that it would be the ideal compromise between racing and cruising. And for 30 years, it has been used with this dual purpose.

ELCA – Grand Soleil 50

The 2.70-meter draft allows entry into almost any port in the North Adriatic, and, the well-proportioned sail area allows her to be well maneuverable with family crews when cruising, as well as to maintain herself in the leading group of ORC races.

C. Naibo

Length Over All (LOA) 14,93 m
Baglio Massimo 4,20 m
Designer Doug Peterson
Year of Varus 1993

– Harpége

Daphne was born in the Dufour shipyards in La Rochelle in 1974, with serial No. 1029, by which time it was already established and accepted history the ingenious new nautical design (1967) represented by the increased width at maximum beam with straightening effect and increased waterline, torpedo keel, fiberglass fabrication, large rudder on skeg. That the architect Renzo Piano wanted to design the interior combines artistic flavor with the engineering design and technological capabilities demonstrated by Dufour.

Classic Boat
Daphne – Arpége

For the small improvements made, Daphne is a second-generation Arpège (1970); trasto shifted forward for comfort in the cockpit, moorings inside the sickle to better grip the wind. Like many sisters, it fishes 135 cm while there are also more efficient versions with an increased draft to 160 cm. It weighs only 3360 kg, has a thick fiberglass, and has a counter mold. 1200 kg torpedo drift. A total of 1,600 units were prepared from 1964 to 1975. The most produced hull in the world, emblazoned with world-class victories; one for all, La Transpacifique of 1969, where the “space” Tabarly’s aluminum Pen Duick V won ‘hired’ by Terlain’s Arpège who came second overall with the smallest hull in the entire fleet… [continue reading HERE]

E. Rosati

Length Over All (LOA) 9,25 m
Baglio Massimo 3,03 m
Designer Michel Dufour
Year of Varus 1974

– Alpa 42

The Alpa 42 is a 1973 S&S design and entered construction in ’74 to represent the yard’s flagship. In S&S’s initial design the boat was created for offshore racing, in fact in ’74 the first Alpa 42 (Zizanie, flying the Maltese flag) won the Middle Sea Race in her category. Today it is a 12-metre for pure cruising , several have made the Atlantic crossing (among them my Eros and Vieux Malin) and, at least one, even round the world (Mary Jane).

Classic Boat
Eros – Alpa 42

Armed to ketch , optionally to sloop, the through-masts rest on a solid support bolted to the keel-sealed spars. These supports enjoy the ability to slide by keel and by mainmast so that they can allow perfect mast centering and boat balancing. Shaft equipment is oversized so as to give maximum safety in all conditions. The layering of the deck is fully reinforced with a sandwich system whose core is made of specially treated balsa wood. This system eliminates flexing of the deck, stiffens it and gives it special sound-absorbing and heat-insulating properties.

Externally it is clear with raised hatches and counter-molded anti-skid. The central cockpit , deep and comfortable, is protected by a high wave guard that best shelters its crew. The hull, whose harmonious and timeless forms are matched by excellent nautical qualities, is made of fiberglass laminated by hand in a single block, characterized by significant and differentiated thicknesses according to the stresses that each individual zone must bear… [continua a leggere QUI]

D. Shoe

Length Over All (LOA) 12,33 m
Baglio Massimo 3,60 m
Designer Sparkman & Stephens
Year of Varus 1976

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