Great Classic Boats, 4 “new” cult 80s and 90s (16.7 – 18.8 m)


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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 16.7 to 18.8 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 16.7 to 18.8 meters.

Baltic 55DP


Baltic Yachts; 1984 – 1989; 16.70 m x 4.92 m; Doug Peterson

Just 9 Baltic 55 DPs were born from Peterson’s brilliant design, but numbers do not deceive, it was a small masterpiece. Even before a year had passed since the first example was launched, the palmares was already respectable, with a third-place finish in the 1984 Newport-Bermuda Race. Not bad for a cruiser racer. The 55DP, in fact, is a hull that wants to run, sleek, easy to handle, yet comfortable and more than adequate for cruising. It also does not lack elegance, with an incredible flush deck, stern a la Peterson, and well-balanced lines.



Se.Ri.Gi; 1992; 17.20 m x 4.70 m; Doug Peterson

In 1992 Se.Ri.Gi launched a small series, but a big boat. Elegant lines, dual cockpit options and impeccable quality. It is the Solaris 57 CC, a 17.2-meter designed by the great Doug Peterson. The hull is fast, seaworthy, and the interior is meticulously crafted. It was available in two distinct versions, a more classic one with a center cockpit and straight stern, and a sportier one with a double cockpit and inverted stern. The result is a fine hull with a classic flavor, a gem.



Wauquiez; 1992; 18.75 m x 5.05 m; Ed Dubois

Ed Dubois and Wauquiez, in 1992, signed a little gem improving on the design of the previous 59-footer. Thus was born the Centurion 61, a hull designed according to IMS regulations, but set to be able to offer its best in cruising as well. The deck is streamlined, elegant, and the rigging well laid out so that it can be used both short-handed and crewed. A beautiful boat emerges from the drawing, with unexcessive soaring, ample volume, and pleasing performance. A great cruiser.



Hallberg Rassy; 1997 – 2011; 18.88 m x 5.15 m; Germán Frers

Few shipyards can share the reputation that Hallberg Rassy, famously the bluewater yard par excellence, has, globetrotting boats over all. In 1997, a new treat takes to the sea. It is the Hallberg Rassy 62, signed by Germán Frers. At 18.88 meters long, it follows tradition: it is comfortable, it is marine and it goes everywhere. It was the flagship of the year, built from 1997 to 2011 in as many as 25 examples. A small masterpiece by the Hallberg Rassy / Frers duo.


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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