Five ’99 youngtimers that are Classic Boats to preserve (10-11 m)


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New year, new used boats: here come the “1999 class.” To open the year, speaking of Classic Boats, several hulls, including 34 mass-built fiberglass models that, now, become Classic Boats of historic value, have just turned 25 years old since their first launch. This adds 34 Classic Boats to the more than 200 already surveyed by our editorial staff(find them HERE). And their value increases.

Class of 1999 – 5 Classic Boats d 10.35 to 11.10 meters

Do they increase in value? Yes, but a value that is not only affective, but a real increase in the value they deserve because of their characteristics of innovation, beauty, quality, and performance. There are, in fact, boats that are worth more than others and will be worth even more over time. By now we have several times, these are the Classic Boat by Sailing Newspaper, boats built in fiberglass and in series since 1967 and with a minimum of 25 years on their shoulders, 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 originality of the boat in its context. Below are 5 boats from the new 1999-related upgrade, Classic Boats from 10.35 to 11.10 meters.

  • Do you have a Classic Boat and want to enhance it? We explain how to do it at the end of the article!


Beneteau; 10.35 x 3.42 m; 1999; Groupe Finot

Produced in 99 examples, the Oceanis 331 was born in ’99 as an invitation to cruising and exploration. It is a medium displacement capable of good performance, but looks first and foremost to navigation and comfort, offering interiors capable of comfortably accommodating up to 6 people and enjoying good success with the public. One of Groupe Finot’s “pop” projects.

Classic Boat
Oceanis 331; Beneteau; 10.35 x 3.42 m; 1999; Groupe Finot

ELAN 362

Elan; 10.68 x 3.52 m; 1999; Rob Humphreys

In 99 Elan has Rob Humphreys sign two hulls, one of them being the 362. The lines are sleek, the interior complete, welcoming. Thus from the hand of the Briton comes a safe boat, a versatile hull designed to marry cruising and performance. A walking hull, but one that does not disdain cruising.

Elan 362; Elan; 10.68 x 3.52 m; 1999; Rob Humphreys


Bavaria; 10.8 x 2.97 m; 1999; J&J

To match the 31, in ’99 Bavaria also launched the 34′, also by J&J but sportier than its younger sister. The rig is fractional, the deck and cockpit are rational, well usable, and the water lines make it more suitable for fast cruising than pure relaxation. The German, however, sees the long view, satisfying its audience with two options: deep bulbous drift (1.7 m) for privateers, shallow draft (1.25), for those who prefer cruising, evenings at roadstead.

Classic Boat
Bavaria 34; Bavaria; 10.8 x 2.97 m; 1999; J&J

C&C 110

C&C; 11.07 x 3.66 m; 1999; Tim Jackett

Built in 27 examples, the C&C 110 was a success story for the Canadian shipyard, with good marine qualities and remarkable performance while being, in principle, designed as a cruiser. Compared to the shipyard’s family feeling, it deviates from previous designs, a necessity dictated by the new market, but maintains its construction and design quality. Youngtimer with a solid fanbase.

C&C 110; C&C; 11.07 x 3.66 m; 1999; Tim Jackett


Beneteau; 11.10 x 3.80 m; 1999; Berret-Racoupeau

Berret-Racoupeau signs, for Beneteau, a small/large cruiser destined to become a favorite in the “small charter” world. It is the Oceanis 361, a “round” hull with a set-back maximum beam and reduced wetted area stern. Comfortable and easy to run, strong with capacious interior volumes and with up to 3 double cabins, it soon became a must for early 2000s cruising.

Oceanis 361; Beneteau; 11.10 x 3.80 m; 1999; Berret-Racoupeau

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 second essential 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 the Classic Boat initiative, once an appraisal is obtained from our two appraisers, the intrinsic value of the boat is also received by the insurance broker David Assicurazioni. And if the appraisal certified the boat’s excellent condition–the premium becomes more affordable! HERE you can find out more about insurance!
  • 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 one click directly from the boat tabs (Link here).

BARCHE USATE Che affare essere una Classic Boat!




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