Classic Boat by Journal of Sailing – How much are 10.6 to 11.6 m boats worth

Swan 36; Nautor Swan; 10.89 x 2.95 m; 1967; Sparkman & Stephens

There are boats that are worth more than others and will be worth even more over time: these are the
Classic Boats by Giornale

of Sailing
, fiberglass and mass-produced boats built since 1967 and with a minimum of 25 years on their backs, selected on the basis of very precise canons that transcend the age of the artifact and focus on its intrinsic historical value, starting with the overall design qualities and the originality of the boat in its context. We have identified 175 HERE (with boat sheet, measurements, year of design, market quotations) but the list is constantly being updated.

The three steps to enhance your Classic Boat

Well, is your boat a Classic Boat? Now we explain how to dignify Classic Boats by Journal of Sailing and increase their value. We have created a network of professionals dedicated to precisely this enhancement.

  • The first mandatory step in enhancing the value of a historic Classic Boat by Giornale della Vela is appraisal. We have identified two “top” appraisers(Davide Zerbinati and Danilo Fabbroni) who can draw up a real Classic Boat certification and see the historical value of the boat recognized. Only by careful analysis of the state of the property and its maintenance over the years, as well as checking that the original design has not been distorted, can its value be certified.
  • Insurance Is the indispensable second step after the appraisal. Today it is difficult for an insurance company to value a boat that is at least 25 years old for its true value. With our initiative and a proper appraisal provided by our recognized broker(David Insurance), the intrinsic value of the asset is also recognized by the insurance company. And if the appraisal certified the boat’s excellent condition–the prize might even be
  • Buying and selling is the third step that required dedicated professionals: we involved one of Italy’s leading brokers(Abayachting) capable of transposing the real value of each of the current 175 selected boats, both in the case of selling and buying. It helps you sell it or buy it at the best price by selecting the best buyer or buyer, performing an assessment of the boat’s condition.
  • Our “dream team” of appraisers, insurers and brokers can be contacted with a click directly from the boat tabs.

5 Classic Boats by Journal of Sailing from 10.6 to 11.6 m (and how much they are worth)

And now we continue with introducing 5 Classic Boats by Giornale della Vela. Today we look at some iconic models from 10.6 to 11.6 meters.


Cantieri Navali d’Este; 10.60 x 3.27 m; 1991; Andrea Vallicelli

Large sail area, minimal wetted area and light displacement, these are the main characteristics of the 35-footer that Vallicelli signed for the Fiumicino shipyard in 1991. A boat that knows how to perform but does not lose the cruising attitude, with a comfortable and complete interior.

Discover the value of Este 35

Este 35; Cantieri Navali d’Este; 10.60 x 3.27 m; 1991; Andrea Vallicelli


Camper & Nicholson; 10.74 x 3.18 m; 1971; Camper & Nicholson

It is the classic British bluewater cabin cruiser, a must for the British shipyard. Built in more than 200 examples, it is a design that prioritizes safety and seamanship over speed and pace, all to the benefit of the comfort of life on board. The beam is narrow, the keel semi-long: a true classic.

Discover the value of the Nicholson 35

Nicholson 35; Camper & Nicholson; 10.74 x ,18 m; 1971; Camper & Nicholson


Nautor Swan; 10.89 x 2.95 m; 1967; Sparkman & Stephens

It is the first ever Swan, the boat from which everything was born. Designed by New York studio S&S, the 36 is a classic late-1960s sloop, narrow on the beam and with significant momentum. The raised deckhouse, typical of the period, is still present. An absolute cult of the shipyard and a great sailing classic.

Discover the value of the Swan 36

Swan 36; Nautor Swan; 10.89 x 2.95 m; 1967; Sparkman & Stephens


Barberis; 11.48 x 3.83 m; 1981; Fontana/Maletto/Navone

It was born from the need to combine a sporty, high-performance hull according to IOR regulations with the features and amenities that make a boat suitable for family cruising. Fontana/Maletto/Navone perform the small miracle, creating a boat of moderate weight and length that is easy to handle and fun in most contexts.

Discover the value of Show 38

Show 38; Barberis; 11.48 x 3.83 m; 1981; Fontana/Maletto/Navone


Wauquiez; 11.60 x 3.60 m; 1978; Ted Hood

Aiming to satisfy boaters looking for a mid-sized cabin cruiser capable of simultaneously offering comfort, speed and shallow draft, Hood designed the eponymous 38-footer in 1978. Mobile drift, deep cockpit and plenty of comfort satisfy the market. It will be produced in 179 units.

Discover the value of Hood 38

Hood 38; Wauquiez; 11.60 x 3.60 m; 1978; Ted Hood

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