Classic Boats by Giornale della Vela – 5 “new” 1970s classics (and how much they’re worth)

Classic Boats by Giornale della Vela Carter 33
Carter 33

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 Boats by Giornale della Vela – 5 “new” 1970s classics (and how much they’re worth)

And now we continue with introducing 5 Classic Boats by Giornale della Vela. Today we look at some iconic models from the early days, the 1970s.


Carter 33

Olympic Marine; 9.93 x 3.35 m; 1971; Dick Carter

It was one of the most popular of the designs that the great architect directly proposed for mass production. Built in 200 examples, this 33-footer is a hull devoted to offshore cruising, a boat designed with big sailing in mind, but not forgetting considerable design knowledge related to the world of racing. It was imported to Italy by Carter Offshore.

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Carter 33 Classic Boats by Giornale della Vela
Carter 33

Classic Boats by Giornale della Vela. Nicholson 39

Camper & Nicholson; 11.89 x 3.51 m; 1975; Camper & Nicholson/Ray Wall

Built in a total of 63 examples, it was a ketch that sought comfort and safety above all other parameters. Marinity and interior volumes thus dictate the conceptual canons on which the design is based, designed primarily to navigate anywhere.

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Nicholson 39
Nicholson 39

Alpa A42

Alpa; 12.40 x 3.43 m; 1973; Sparkman & Stephens

Signed by Sparkman & Stephens and produced beginning in 1974, the Alpa A42 is an often underrated design. The tall dead work and old-fashioned bluewater lines may indeed mislead, and yet, the New York-based signature does its fine work under the waterline instead, with a Middle Sea Race win and unexpected performances at first glance.

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Classic Boat
Alpa A42

Nicholson 42

Camper & Nicholson; 12.75 x 3.71 m; 1974; Ray Wall

In 1974 Raymond Wall designed the Nicholson 42, a 12.7-meter designed for serene sailing, oblivious to racing and the sacrifices of comfort it entails. Produced in 14 examples, it is a boat for sailing, a bluewater ante-litteram.

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Classic Boats by Giornale della Vela nicholson 42
Nicholson 42

Classic Boats by Giornale della Vela. Swan 441

Nautor Swan; 13.52 x 4.06; 1979; Ron Holland

Reliable and elegant, it is one of Nautor’s signature designs for the great Ron Holland. Heir to the studies carried out on racing prototypes, the Swan 441 is a fast, high-performance 13.5-meter that is highly regarded for its remarkable stability, bolstered by a significant ballast/displacement coefficient of 44.5 percent. One of the less talked about classic Swans, perhaps, yet not to be underestimated.

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Swan 441


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