Classic Boat by Journal of Sailing – 4 series boats that were the “Bigs” of 1999 (17-25 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 – 4 Classic Boats d 17 to 25 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 4 boats from the new 1999-related upgrade, Classic Boats from 17.2 to 24.9 meters.

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


X-Yachts; 17.23 x 4.84 m; 1999; Niels Jeppesen

Functional, high-performance, comfortable. And to this day beautiful, elegant. The X-562 closed the gap between the predecessor 612 and 482, bringing a brilliant 50-footer into the line. Jeppesen signs a classic here, a boat as elegant as it is fast. The beam is moderate, the water lines are clean, powerful, the interior comfortable, quality. It is a cruise missile. They will produce 21. Not bad given the size.

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Se.Ri.Gi / Solaris; 17.9 x 4.85; 1999; Doug Peterson

It is 1999 and Se.Ri.Gi launches, signed by the great Doug Peterson, an ocean cruiser with elegant lines. The hull is pleasant, the volumes are powerful, designed for cruising, deep-sea sailing, and the interior does not miss a thing. The deck is rational, the rig designed to be tackled short-handed. The central cockpit enhances safety for comfort cruising.

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Solaris 59


Oyster Yachts; 20.37 x 5.48; 1999; Rob Humphreys

At 20.37 meters LOA, the 1999 Oyster 66 was the brand’s gentle giant, a well-designed, stylish cruiser that offered not only maximum comfort but also a large dose of performance. In a marriage of indispensable qualities in cruising, Humphreys here signs an excellent boat.

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Oyster 66


Nautor Swan; 24.90 x 8.82 m; 1999; German Frers

He was the icon of his time, a colossus among the swans of Pietarsaari. Signed Frers, strong with nearly 25 meters LOA and more than 310 square meters of sail area between mainsail and genoa, it is a machine designed to hybridize comfort and luxury with maximum performance. The hull is sleek, elegant, the deck very clean, obviously flush. A turn-of-the-century icon.


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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