Classic Boat of the 90s: here are three mythical 50-footers (and how much they’re worth)


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Hallberg Rassy 53

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 legendary Classic Boats from 15 to 16.4 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 would like to discover them all, explore our Classic Historic Bo ats and Classic Boat News sections. Below, we will instead take you on a discovery of 3 new 15/16.4-meter Classic Boats


Najad; 15 x 4.5 m; 1997; Judel / Vrolijk + Eric Segerlind

In 1997 Najad introduced its new bluewater, the 49-foot Najad 490. It is a step beyond. The concept is simple, the recipe easy: it is a comfortable and safe cruiser designed to go anywhere, designed specifically for long crossings. And promises are kept. The Judel/Vorlijk – Eric Segerlind pairing pays off, signing a hull that knows its stuff.

Najad 490


Jeanneau; 15.56 x 4.42 m; 1992; Philippe Briand

Jeanneau opens the 1990s with a series of good projects. Out of these, in the cruiser-racer segment, the one that stands out is the Sun Fast 52, a 15.5-meter that immediately knows how to make itself known. Indeed, Briand signs an elegant hull, strong with a beautiful deck and tapered volumes. But looks are not enough; the fairing wants its own, too, and the 52 can stand up for itself.

Sun Fast 52


Hallberg Rassy; 16.44 x 4.64 m; 1992; German Frers

Introduced as a flagship, then the largest Hallberg Rassy ever built, HR 53 was a great success of the combined HR-Frers: 88 examples in 15 years, not a few for a flagship. But quality, after all, justifies success. Comfortable, seaworthy, and safe, she was the pinnacle of the combination of the two sides, a hull of excellence, perfect for anyone looking for a safe, elegant, and voluminous bluewater.

Hallberg Rassy 53

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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