Four “new” legendary Classic Boats from 13.6 to 16 meters


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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 13.6 to 16 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 13.6 to 16 meters.


Beneteau; 1990; 13.69 m x 4.29 m; Bruce Farr

With the turn of the century Beneteau marries a brilliant partnership with Bruce Farr. From this many Firsts are born, including the entire F series. In the case of the First 45 F5, Farr’s pencil meets Pininfarina’s styling for a hull as fast as it is pleasing to the eye. Medium displacement, flap hatch stern, and excellent bowsprit, it will be a popular boat, both in performance and lines. The semi-flush deck has a long, very low, rounded deckhouse, rich with windows to brightly illuminate the beautiful interior.



Dufour; 1996; 14.00 m x 4.32 m; J&J /Olivier Poncin

A 45-footer signed by J&J and Poncin takes the launch in 1996. The idea is to provide a hull suitable for cruising, as per the philosophy of the Classic line, but the 45, despite everything, is a boat that also wants to race. Nonetheless, this is a comfortable, easy-to-carry hull that is strong on well-thought-out ergonomics, whether it be the wide walkways or the protected cockpit. The displacement is moderate, the beam is wide, laid back, and the interior voluminous, warm. It was available with 2 or 3 cabins, winking at the emerging charter world.



Baltic Yachts; 1990 – 2007; 16.00 m x 4.70 m; Sparkman & Stephens

Produced in 18 examples between 1990 and 2007, the Baltic 52 was a Sparkman & Stephens design set to IMS standards. A fast and sleek hull, it was created entirely around the needs of racing, with lines intended to maximize critical speed and centers of gravity as low as possible. Two separate manholes allow the crew to move around fluently, without intercepting each other, while, the maneuvers, are positioned to be usable even short handed. It does not disdain cruising, with comfortable and well-finished interiors.



Nautor Swan; 1987 – 1995; 16.15 m x 4.73 m; Germán Frers

In the second half of the 1980s, Nautor Swan began his association with the great German Frers. Among the first hulls to see the light of day was the Swan 53, a 16.15-meter powerful, fast, pure cruiser racer. It will be produced in 50 copies. Sleek, fast and with clean lines, it is the typical Argentine design, with flush deck and impeccable lines. Excellent boliniera, in medium-stretched winds it is a real treat for the eyes.


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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