There are boats that are worth more than others and will be worth even more over time: these are the
Classic Boats by Giornale
, 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 – 7 cult 80s and 90s (and how much they’re worth)
And now we continue with presenting 7 Classic Boat by Journal of Sailing. Today we look at some iconic models from the late 1980s and mid-1990s.
X-Yachts; 10.21 x 3.28 m; 1988; Niels Jeppesen
It is 1988 and the IOR is beginning to show its first cracks. Jeppesen proposes a boat that can fit better in the ratings, but without sacrificing comfort. The X-342 was born, a 10-meter designed for the high seas but lendable without problem to cruising as well. Available in both split-arm and masthead, out of 105 examples built most were requested split, a clear signal regarding its racing attitude.
Sunbeam Yachts; 13.40 x 3.98 m; 1992; J&J Design
In 1992 J&J signed a 13-meter by 40 hulls built. The cockpit is central and the lines are streamlined, clean, looking at comfort. It is a pure cruising hull, a cruiser designed for comfortable and pleasant sailing, a statement well reflected precisely in the center-cockpit, a well-protected and safe place.
Franchini; 13.93 x 4.23; 1987; Starkel
Immense interior volumes and enviable comfort, these are the main features of the Atlantis 45, a hull that will make cruising its hallmark. Also well done are the deck lines that, despite the volumes, manage to streamline the overall design.
Grand Soleil 46.3
Pardo Shipyard; 13.98 x 4.40 m; 196; J&J
In 1996, the Jacopin brothers signed the Grand Soleil 46.3, the kick-off project of a new and fruitful collaboration between the shipyard and the J&J studio. The boat is modern and elegant, the deckhouse is clean, well set in the flush deck. The water lines are powerful, streamlined, resulting in a very valid performance-cruiser. This first success will be followed by the Pardo/J&J duo’s GS 37 and 43.
Swan 46 (MKi & MKii)
Nautor Swan; 14.35 x 4.40 m; 1983/1990; German Frers
Built in over 100 examples, the Swan 46 was one of the great designs signed by Argentine German Frers for the Finnish shipyard. Strong in clean, streamlined lines, it was a boat appreciated as much for comfort and elegance as for performance and marine qualities. A gem from the Nautor/Frers duo, revisited later in the 90′ as Swan 46 MKii.
Comar; 15.2 x 4.40 m; 1990; Chance/Vallicelli
A project that looks to the future is what Comar is putting together with the Phoenix. The lines are already oblivious to the IOR, and the deck seeks innovative solutions, with an elevated deckhouse to increase interior volumes. The result is an extremely comfortable, innovative and still popular boat.
Beneteau; 15.47 x 4.47 m; 1995; Farr Yacht Design / Armel Briand
It is one of the milestones of 1990s Beneteau production, an elegant and pleasant hull that earned the shipyard as many as 200 built and sold. Aimed at cruising and on-board comfort, this 50-footer has become an icon of its time, strong on Farr’s water lines and comfortable, highly appreciated volumes.
Grand Soleil Maxi One / GS64
Pardo Shipyard; 19.50 x 5.35; 1992; Bruce Farr
Signed by Bruce Farr, the Grand Soleil Maxi One is one of the great classics of the 1990s Cantiere del Pardo. Semi-flush deck and sleek lines make it an elegant and marine 64-footer, at the same time capable of exceptional performance. The double cockpit, center and wheelhouse, emphasize its cruising attitude, offering comfort and protection as needed at the time.
Three “tidbits” on Classic Boats by Sailing Newspaper
- Want to learn more about the world of Classic Boats (1967-1998), the iconic boats of the period, the legendary designers, the stories and races of the “golden age” of sailing? Check out our section dedicated to Classic Boats!
- Do you have a Classic Boat to sell? Put it (for free) on our classifieds market!
- Do you think your boat could be a Classic Boat? Upload it to “Your Classic Boats”