Classic Boat by Journal of Sailing – How much are 15.5 to 20.02 m boats worth

Baltic 51; 15.54 x 4.66 m; 1979; C&C | #24 units built

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 188 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 188 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 15.5 to 20.02 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 15.5 to 20.02 meters.


Baltic Yachts; 15.54 x 4.66 m; 1979; C&C

Produced in 24 examples, performing like few of its peers, it was the cruiser-racer by definition, an evergreen that did not disappoint. Innovative in terms of interior layout, with a spacious aft owner’s quarters whose configuration will soon inspire many other shipyards, it is fast and easy to carry. A classic.

Find out how much Baltic 51 is worth

Baltic 51; Baltic Yachts; 15.54 x 4.66 m; 1979; C&C


X-Yachts; 15.57 x 4.52 m; 1990; Niels Jeppesen

It is X-Yachts’ first performance cruiser to break through the 50-foot barrier. It is an elegant and comfortable boat, cared for in every aspect to go along with the cruising life. However, the sports soul of which X is strong is not lost, finding a not inconsiderable balance here.

Find out how much the X-512 is worth

X-512; X-Yachts; 15.57 x 4.52 m; 1990; Niels Jeppesen


Nautor Swan; 17.50 x 4.83 m; 1977; Sparkman & Stephens

The latest Swan designed by the renowned Sparkman & Stephens firm, the Swan 57 is the culmination of a collaboration between Nautor and S&S, an offshore cruiser racer capable of combining elegance and comfort with respectable performance. Available in both ketch and sloop rigs, it is influenced by the experiences developed on the 65′, already a great performer and winner of the ’73 Whitbread. A must-have from the late 1970s.

Find out how much the Swan 57 is worth

Swan 57; Nautor Swan; 17.50 x 4.83 m; 1977; Sparkman & Stephens

SWAN 55/57 CC

Nautor Swan; 17.76 x 4.85 m; 1990; German Frers

Signed Frers, very few examples have been built for this out-of-the-box Swan. The elegance and deck are in keeping with the swan yard’s standards, the lines are racy, and under the waterline the attitude is racerish, but with the 55/57CC, Frers signs a cruiser oblivious to all ratings. It is a boat for going to sea, and the center cockpit is definitely a statement of that.

Find out how much a Swan 55 / 57 CC is worth.

Swan 55/57 CC; SWAN 55:57 CC Nautor Swan; 17.76 x 4.85 m; 1990; German Frers

SWAN 651

Nautor Swan; 20.02 x 5.33 m; 1982; German Frers

It is the cruiser-racer signed by Frers for the Scandinavian shipyard, a 20-meter as elegant as it is marine. Safe, comfortable and high-performing, it is a boat that knows its stuff, showing all its pedigree even among the buoys. It is a cult among the Argentine’s projects.

Find out how much the Swan 651 is worth

Swan 651; Nautor Swan; 20.02 x 5.33 m; 1982; German Frers

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