Classic Boat UPDATE: 4 “new” beautiful designs from 9.9 to 12 meters


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Swan 391

Classic Boats of Historical Value by Journal of Sailing never stops updating! With this in mind, thanks in part to your suggestions, 19 new boats have arrived, 19 new Classic Boats to be celebrated and enhanced. We have now passed the 300-boat mark (300 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 4 new Classic Boats from 9.9 to 12 meters

In short, there are now 300+ 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 discover them all, explore our sections Historic Classic Boats e
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. Instead, below we will take you on a tour of 4 new Classic Boats from 9.9 to 12 meters.


J-Boats; 9.94 m x 3.35 m; 1996; Johnstone

Long deckhouse, just a hint of forward momentum and an air of old-time classicism for this little sloop from J-Boats. With the J/32 Johnstone signs an agile performance cruiser with an elegant soul, a performance hull that is well liked by the public, both cruisers and those who also like to dabble between the buoys. Produced from 1996 to 2003, it was produced in as many as 85 examples, underscoring its good appreciation.

Classic Boat


X-Yachts; 11.73 m x 3.73 m; 1995; Niels Jeppesen

More than 140 examples produced between 1995 and 2003 for this X-Yachts signature youngtimer. Part of the launch line-up of X’s Performance Cruiser series, the X-382 was a not inconsiderable success, strong on a good combination of performance and on-board comfort. Armed at the masthead, strong with sporty lines and a well-finished interior, she was mainly proposed to the cruising market, much to everyone’s surprise at the moment of truth, the emergence of her performance. A nice 38-footer.

Classic Boat


Pardo shipyard; 11.89 m x 3.74 m; 1990; Pascal Conq, Groupe Finot

One of the Pardo’s most popular 1990s designs, the Grand Soleil 38, designed by Pascal Conq (Groupe Finot), is a sloop with elegant lines and good pace in every gait. On the strength of a substantial freeboard and a well-rationed deck, he made his good shot thanks in part to a very hospitable cockpit and more than well-placed rigging. The quality, needless to say, is top notch; both above and below deck. A classic among turn-of-the-century Grand Soleils.

Grand Soleil 38

SWAN 391

Nautor Swan; 1981 – 1987; 12.17 m x 3.79 m; Ron Holland

In the early 1980s, in that transition that would see Swan move from Sparkman & Stephens to German Frers, a third and great architect was the yard’s designer-Ron Holland. In 1981 these signed one of the great projects of this phase, the Swan 391, of which 52 were produced in just six years. Elegant lines, a very clean deck and a perfect marriage of classic Holland lines with Swan stylings characterize the design, resulting in an often underrated but admirably crafted Cruiser Racer. A forgotten little gem.

Swan 391

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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