Discovering 3 new Classic Boats that are a bargain (7 to 11 meters)


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Platu 25

Classic Boats of Historical Value by Journal of Sailing never stops updating! Twenty new boats have arrived, one step closer to the quota of 300 Classic Boats, which we will soon reach also thanks to your comments and suggestions. In fact, we have arrived at 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. In short, having a Classic Boat is finally paying off, and not only in terms of passion and satisfaction.

Discovering 3 new Classic Boats from 7 to 11 meters

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 would like to discover them all, explore our Classic Historic Bo ats and Classic Boat News sections. Below, however, we will take you on a discovery of 3 new Classic Boats from 7 to 11 meters.

Centurion 36


Beneteau / McDell Marine; 7.5 x 2.59 m; 1996; Bruce Farr

In the mid-1990s Farr Yacht Design signed the Platu 25, a small monotype destined to become ISAF Class. It is a small, open and deeply sporty boat designed for running and having fun among the buoys. It will be a great success-although muted compared to other categories-capable of remaining in production for more than 20 years.

Platu 25


Dufour; 8.28 x 2.79 m; 1972; Michel Dufour

With the early 1970s the sterns widened and the hulls changed, increasingly set toward cruising/racing. Instead, Michel Dufour looks back, signing a new little cult. It is the Dufour 27, a small cruising cabin cruiser, comfortable, marine and with classic lines, narrow stern, wide maximum beam and impressive stability. It is small, nimble, and countercurrent, a success from over 320 hulls.

Dufour 27


Wauquiez; 10.89 x 3.76 m; 1987; Ed Dubois

In the second half of the 1980s Dubois signed the Centurion 36, a hull that would remain highly regarded among cruisers who got to sail on it. Balanced, seaworthy and stable like few, it is a hull that looks to pure cruising, strong with a deep hull and high displacement. As proof of quality, more than 40 were produced in just 5 years.

Centurion 36

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 our initiative and a proper appraisal provided by our recognized broker, the intrinsic value of the asset is also recognized by the insurance company (David Insurance). And if the appraisal certified the boat’s excellent condition–the prize might even be surprising. 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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