Classic Boats of Historical Value: 5 1980s new entries (and how much they’re worth)


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The Najad 330, one of the 5 Classic Boats featured in this article.

Classic Boats of Historical Value by Giornale della Vela never stops updating! More than 250 boats (two hundred and fifty!you can find them HERE) are and will be able to increase in value, finally receiving the recognition they deserve. And many more will be added. In short, having a Classic Boat is finally becoming a fortune again, as well as a boast.

Classic Boats of Historical Value: 5 new 1980s entries from 9.9 to 11.4 meters

They increase in value. But not only an emotional value. A real increase in the value they deserve due to 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. We have talked about them several times now, these are the Classic Boats, boats built in fiberglass and in series since 1967 (with deserving exceptions) 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 originality of the boat in its context. Below are 5 boats from the new upgrade, 5 Classic Boats from 9.9 to 11.4 meters.

Classic Boat


X-Yachts; 9.96 x 2.95 m; 1985; Niels Jeppesen

In 1985 the brilliant Neil Jeppesen churned out a creature destined for absolute success. It is the X-99, created to be the big sister of the X-79 but destined for the highest heights. Sold in 100 units before production even started, it will reach the 605 mark, becoming, in addition, the first X to be recognized by ISAF as a class in its own right. In short, it is a sacred monster, a little outlier that is fast, fun and competitive like few other hulls.

Classic Boat

X 3/4 TON

X-Yachts; 9.98 x 3.38 m; 1984; Niels Jeppesen

The fairing is that of the X-102, but everything else changes. Rudder, centreboard, deck, sail plan and volumes make it a completely different hull, a racing machine destined for the Three Quarter Ton Cup in Kiel, 1984. They will build a total of 84, a demonstration of the great hull that was.


Najad; 10 x 3.4 m; 1993; Najad

A Scandinavian cruiser in keeping with tradition, the Najad 330 was in production for the three-year period ’93-96, offering itself as the “small-big” option for those seeking a compact, marine and comfortable bluewater. As a good Nordic school, the cockpit is well protected, the freeboard is high, and the deckhouse on deck gives ample interior breathing space, promoting cruising and livability on board.

Najad 330


Comar; 11.01 x 3.6 m; 1979; Groupe Finot

Pronounced slants, low freeboard, and lots of layout possibilities. Here is Comet 111 in brief, designed by Groupe Finot for Comar and made in 90 examples. This is perhaps the first time Comar has offered so many options to choose from, offering up to a dozen beds depending on the layout chosen, as well as different solutions in terms of both keel and equipment. A little 80s classic.

Classic Boat
Comet 111


Dufour; 11.45 x 3.76 m; 1998; Yann Chabaud / Olivier Poncin

Clean in design and easy to handle, the 38 Classic follows the shipyard’s Classic line, but ditches the J&J design of its predecessors in favor of a study done by Chabaud and Poncin, then internal to the brand’s team. A solid and comfortable cabin cruiser is born, bulky in the interior but still capable of good performance even with little wind.

Classic Boat
Dufour 38 Classic

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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