Classic Boat by Journal of Sailing – How much are boats from 13.99 to 15.3 m worth

Classic Boat Columbia 50
Xanthippe, Transpac 1971 – Columbia 50; Columbia Yachts; 15.24 x 3.67 m; 1965 ; Bill Tripp

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.

Classic Boat by Journal of Sailing – 5 boats from 13.99 to 15.3 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 13.99 to 15.3 meters.


Pardo Shipyard; 13.99 x 4.20 m; 1983; Alain Jezequel

Signed by the Italian/Breton magician, the Grand Soleil 46 is one of Cantiere del Pardo’s great performance-cruisers, a streamlined and fast 14-meter offering maximum comfort and top finishes. One of many major projects at the site.

Find out how much the Grand Soleil 46 is worth

Grand Soleil 46; Pardo Shipyard; 13.99 x 4.20 m; 1983; Alain Jezequel


Baltic Yachts; 14.08 x 4.13 m; 1973; C&C

The Baltic 46 is the boat with which, for the Finnish shipyard, it all begins. Baltic starts out looking far ahead, signing with C&C a project that smacks of statement. It is a “big” boat, it is light, strong and fast, but it does not sacrifice comfort or quality. A market entry that will immediately bring large and new orders. It was produced in 11 examples between 1973 and 1977.

Find out how much Baltic 46 is worth

Baltic 46; Baltic Yachts; 14.08 x 4.13 m; 1973; C&C


X-Yachts; 14.63 x 4.29 m; 1996; Niels Jeppesen

It is the younger son of the larger 512 and 612, of which it incorporates different deck and layout solutions. It is another great achievement by Jeppesen, which, with this 14.6-meter, knows how to bring out a performance cruiser that is fast, yet comfortable and more than suitable for cruising life.

Find out how much the X-482 is worth

X-482; X-Yachts; 14.63 x 4.29 m; 1996; Niels Jeppesen


Columbia Yachts; 15.24 x 3.67 m; 1965 ; Bill Tripp

It is a legendary hull of American shipbuilding. Among the first designs to adopt fiberglass in series construction, it was a great racer and one of the most admired and elegant boats of its time. So many of the original 65 still sail today, never failing to impress in regattas. A masterpiece by Bill Tripp.

Find out how much the Columbia 50 is worth

Columbia 50; Columbia Yachts; 15.24 x 3.67 m; 1965 ; Bill Tripp


Nordcantieri; 15.30 x 4.04 m; 1973; Robert Clark

The Koala 50 was designed by Robert Clark in 1973 and would become famous with the CS&RB, the model modified by Doi and Franco Malingri to participate in the first Whitbread Round the World Race. They will finish eighth. Ketch-rigged, the Koala 50 is a solid, seaworthy boat, a true offshore performance-cruiser capable, as proven, of taking its owners around the world.

Find out how much the Koala 50 is worth

Koala 50; Nordcantieri; 15.30 x 4.04 m; 1973; Robert Clark

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

  • BALTIC 51 | Baltic Yachts
  • X-512 | X-Yachts
  • SWAN 57 | Nautor Swan
  • SWAN 55/57 CC |Nautor Swan
  • SWAN 651 | Nautor Swan



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