How much are 11-meter Classic Boats worth? Here are 3, new ones, to find out


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First 345

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.

How much are 11-meter Classic Boats worth? Here are 3, new ones, to find out

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 11 to 11.6 meters.

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The three hulls in this article, the First 345; the Grand Soleil 37; and the First 38 S5


Beneteau; 11 x 3.5 m; 1984; Jean Berret

With 460 hulls built and sold, the First 345 is one of the French shipyard’s great success stories, an all-around cruiser-racer, fast in line and comfortable inside. Constructed with a balsa sandwich deck and a monolithic fiberglass hull structure, it is a solid hull that is particularly at ease even in formed seas, conditions in which it demonstrates brilliant performance. A well-deserved success.

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First 345


Pardo Shipyard; 11.3 x 3.76 m; 1996; J&J

It is the debut of Cantiere del Pardo’s new range and bears the great signature of J&J. The styles of tradition remain, but the design bears the marks of innovation. The deckhouse is long, low, the stern “open,” stepped. It will be offered in two versions, cruising and racing, the latter with a lead keel and increased sail plans.

Grand Soleil 37


Beneteau; 11.66 x 3.76 m; 1989; Jean Berret & Philippe Stark

Philippe Stark returns to sign a First and Beneteau resumes its great innovative drive. Indeed, with the 38 S5 comes a hull with pronounced racing qualities, thanks to Berret’s signature rear beam and fine lines, yet made a comfortable and appreciable unicum by the designer’s interiors. A combination, in short, that gives life to a highly appreciated hull, as beautiful below as above the waterline. About 120 specimens are proof of this.

First 38 S5

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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