Classic Boats of Historical Value: 20 new boats arrive (and increase in value)


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Classic Boats of Historical Value by Journal of Sailing never stops updating! They arrive 20 new boats, approaching our quota of 300 Classic Boats, We have in fact reached 280 boats (two hundred and eighty Classic Boats!) which, rightly, are and will be able to increase in value, finally receiving the recognition they deserve, as well as the care and respect they need. Of course, others will be added to the list, now nearing 300. In short, having a Classic Boat is finally paying off, and not only in terms of passion and satisfaction. In addition to the 20 that we present in the next few lines, you can find out about the 280 Classic Boats, their characteristics and value at the page dedicated to them: Historic Classic Boats.

Classic Boats of Historical Value: 20 new boats arrive (and increase in value)

In short, there are now 280 boats for all budgets and sizes (6-30 meters) that are increasing in value and can prove to be real bargains, both for those who already have them and for those who want to buy one. Because, yes, Classic Boats 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. Boats that are worth and will be worth more than others and will be even more celebrated over time. If you want to discover all of them, explore our Classic Historic Bo ats and Classic Boat News sections, and if you want to find out about the new 20 boats, we preview them in the following lines!

Swan 68

20 new Classic Boats arrive

Adding to the ranks of Classic Boats of Historical Value come 20 new designs, 20 models that could prove to be a bargain. To open the dances, as always, we start with the lower metrics, here represented by two hulls 25 years apart. On the one hand, the Platu 25 (7.5 m), the small monotype signed by Farr for Beneteau in 1996. A fast and agile boat, open and sporty. On the other hand, on the other hand, a classic, a little cult from the “French early days,” the 1972 Dufour 27 (8.28), a 320-hull gem by Michel Dufour, the wizard of “cruising for all,” the “pop” sail.

Dufour 27

Continuing on this wave of “Frenchness,” the new update in fact sees several hulls signed beyond the Alps, undoubtedly the home of “popular” sailing in the last century. In addition to the Platu 25, in fact, represent here the “racing” nature of Beneteau also the First 345 (11 m) and the First 38 S5 (11.66 m), two cruiser-racer not to be underestimated, highly successful hulls signed in 1984 and 1989, respectively, by Jean Berret, with Stark signing interiors and lines in the case of the 38 S5.

First 345

On the cruising front, however, Wauquiez’s Centurion 36 (10.89 m), Beneteau’sOceanis Clipper 400 (12.19 m) and two Jeanneaus, the Sun Odyssey 47 (14.4 m) and Sun Fast 52 (15.56 m), represent France here. All hulls that were able to mark their time, gaining wide acceptance. With the Centurion 36, in fact, Dubois signs a hull that will remain highly appreciated among cruisers who will have the opportunity to get on it, as does Briand with his two Jeanneaus, more carried for cruising the former, more sporty and versatile, on the other hand, the latter. Also a great success, however, was theOceanis, signed by Groupe Finot and produced in over 440 examples.

Centurion 36

Little big icons

Representing the Belpaese, however, are three classic Italian shipbuilding hulls: the Grand Soleil 37 (11.3 m) from 1996, signed by J&J; the Comet 13 (12.98 m), by Finot and Faroux; and the Comet 383 (11.8 m), by Groupe Finot. Three innovative hulls, each in its own way, with Cantiere del Pardo’s 37-footer opening a new design line, while the two Comets marking turning points for Comar, the 13 in terms of design and innovation, the 383 in terms of class and performance.

Grand Soleil 37 (J&J)

From overseas, however, it is X that is depopulated in this update. In fact, three not inconsiderable new boats rightfully enter the Classic Boat list of Historical Value: theX-119 (12 m), an evolution of the earlier X-79 and X-99, a missile; then theX-442 (13.5 m), a 1990s classic, the yard’s third performance-cruiser and benchmark for many hulls to come. Concluding the trio is theX-612 (18.29 m), a highly appreciated 60′ footer, innovative in terms of construction and strong in solutions that were then more than rare.


The Nordic School

Northern Europe is perhaps the most present in the update, introduced, however, by two Germans, the Bavaria 41 (12.8 m) and 42 (13.4 m), two must-have cruisers signed J&J. From the great north, however, comes the bulk of the group, with Najad 490 (15 m) as the opener. It is the site’s breakthrough, a bluewater that leads everywhere.

Najad 490

The competition, however, always comes from the north, with two iconic bluewater to comfort: theHallberg Rassy 42 E (12.93 m), a masterpiece of Rassy & Enderlein, cult from 250 examples, and the legendary Hallber Rassy 53 (16.44 m), in its time the yard’s flagship, signed Frers. Two impeccable cruisers, full of lessons and lessons more than relevant even today. Closing the update is the giant of the day, a must-have Frers signature: the Swan 68 (20.63 m), cruiser racer of the finest pedigree, sleek and unstoppable.

Hallberg Rassy 42 E

After this initial introduction, discover HERE all the Classic Boats of historical value. In the next news, however, we will tell you about their features and characteristics, one by one.

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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