Three “new” Classic Boats between 13 and 14.5 meters that will increase in value


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Classic Boat

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 13.4 to 14.4 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 want to find out about them all, explore our Classic Historic Boats and Classic Boat News sections. Below, instead, we will take you on a discovery of 3 new Classic Boats between 13.4 and 14.4 meters


Bavaria; 13.4 x 3.95 m; 1998: J&J

In the late 1990s Bavaria relied on the skilled pencils of J&J to design a new 40-footer. 1998 saw the birth of the Bavaria 42, a cruiser with soft lines, strong with a barely elevated deckhouse, to the benefit of an airy and comfortable interior. Available in 2- and 3-cabin versions, it will be appreciated by many cruise passengers.

Bavaria 42


X-Yachts; 13.5 x 4.13 m; 1993; Niels Jeppesen

In production from 1993 to 2003, the X-442 is one of Jeppesen’s 1990s Classics. Produced in 127 examples, it was the yard’s third performance-cruiser, a boat that was luxurious and not oblivious to comfort, yet deeply sporty and strong on performance. Rigid, top-quality, and strong on well-thought-out spaces, it soon became a role model for the many 40-footers of the late 20th century.



Jeanneau; 14.4 x 4.45 m; 1991; Philippe Briand

Briand continues his collaboration with French Jeanneau and signs a cruiser destined to exceed forty examples. It is the Sun Odyssey 47, a hull designed to accommodate the needs of cruising, a comfortable, stable boat strong with a large cockpit and stepped transom. Two versions will be produced, a standard and a CC, center-well version.

Sun Odyssey 47

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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