Classic Boat by Journal of Sailing – How much are 12.4 to 12.5 m boats worth

J/125 J:Boats; 12.50 x 3.23 m; 1997; Johnstone

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 187 of them 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 187 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 12.40 to 12.5 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 12.40 to 12.5 meters.


Shipyards 71; 12.40 x 3.71 m; 1982; Sparkman & Stephens

It is the Italian twin of the Swan 411, slightly different from the Scandinavian, revised in lines and deck by the same S&S studio. It was built in a small number but quickly proved its worth, proving to be extremely reliable in offshore navigation. Elegant and balanced, it is a must for CN 71.

Find out how much the Impala 41 is worth

Impala 41; Shipyards 71; 12.40 x 3.71 m; 1982; Sparkman & Stephens


Dufour; 12.50 x 3.75 m; 1971; Michel Dufour

Solid and marine, full of the original solutions typical of the designs signed by the great Michel Dufour, the Sortilege was the Ketch brother of the Dufour 41, a boat capable of going anywhere and appreciated by lovers of true bluewater. In ’71 she was the yard’s flagship; today she is a great option for smooth sailing on a 1970s classic.

Find out how much the Dufour Sortilege is worth.

Dufour Sortilege; Dufour; 12.50 x 3.75 m; 1971; Michel Dufour


J/Boats; 12.50 x 3.23 m; 1997; Johnstone

Produced in a few but immediately successful examples, the J/125 is as close to high-performance as J had produced in its time. Little cruise but lots of speed for a boat that is not only beautiful but also fast and easy to handle, even with a small crew. A jewel of a Johnstone.

Find out how much the J/124 is worth

J/125 J:Boats; 12.50 x 3.23 m; 1997; Johnstone


Nautor Swan; 12.50 x 3.64 m; 1973; Sparkman & Stephens

Built in 61 hulls between 1973 and 1977, the Swan 41 is one of Sparkman & Stephens’ many great designs, despite often taking a back seat to some of her contemporaries. Sleek and fast, it is a solid and safe fast cruiser, the classic Swan S&S stamped sloop.

Find out how much the Swan 41 is worth

Swan 41; Nautor Swan; 12.50 x 3.64 m; 1973; Sparkman & Stephens


Sweden Yachts; 12.50 x 3.89 m; 1981; Peter Norlin

In ’81 Sweden Yachts had Norlin sign a 12.50-meter extremely bolinier with strong water lines that already looked beyond his contemporary standards. It is the Sweden Yachts 41, a popular boat among those produced by the shipyard.

Find out how much the Sweden Yachts 41 is worth

Sweden Yachts; Sweden Yachts 41; 12.50 x 3.89 m; 1981; Peter Norlin

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

  • DUFOUR 42 LACOSTE | Dufour
  • SWAN 44 | Nautor Swan
  • MARAMU 46 | Amel
  • MOANA 45 | Moana
  • GRAND SOLEIL 45 | Cantiere del Pardo



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