40-foot Classic Boat? Here are 3 not to be underestimated at all


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Hallberg Rassy 42 E

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 12.9-meter Classic Boats

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. Instead, below we will take you on a discovery of 3 new 12.8/12.9-meter Classic Boats


Bavaria; 12.83 x 3.99 m; 1995; J&J

Two versions of interior layouts, 3 or 4 cabins, Kevlar-reinforced bow, and fiberglass-lined wooden heads. In 1995 J&J signed the Bavaria 41, an offshore cruiser that became famous for its great hull rigidity, thanks to a then unusual assembly that later became an important quality standard. It is a comfortable, safe boat that knows how to make itself well liked even in more demanding sailings.

Classic Boat
Bavaria 41


Hallberg Rassy; 12.93 x 3.78 m; 1980; Christoph Rassy & Olle Enderlein

It is perhaps the globetrotting bluewater by definition, a success story built from over 250 examples of which, so many have sailed far and wide, everywhere. Designed by the ingenious Rassy and Enderlein, the 42 (E) was a must for those looking for a boat capable of anything, a hull as elegant, clean and comfortable as few. Initially produced only as a ketch, it later became a sloop toward the latter stages of production. Cult.

Hallberg Rassy 42 E


Comar; 12.98 x 3.81 m; 1982: Finot + Fauroux

At the height of innovation in the Comar household, Finot and Fauroux signed one of the classics of the period, the Comet 13. The novel solutions are many, starting with the deckhouse that rises to protect the cockpit, marked by strong black, smoked windows, and then moving on to the deck sunbathing spaces, designed specifically to be usable, uncluttered. In short, Comar signs new, different hulls and makes them fast. 50 specimens mark a success here.

Comet 13

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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