Classic Boats of historical value are now 300! And there is something for everyone (6-24 meters)


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Baltic 43, an excellent example of a Classic Boat

Classic Boats of Historical Value now number 300!

300 Classic Boats of Historical Value by Journal of Sailing. A number not to be underestimated. Three hundred boats, plus those to come, which, in fact and finally, are rightly being reevaluated, both in terms of merit and value, a double gain finally receiving consonant with the recognition they deserve. E There is something for all tastes, pockets and needs: a range of major projects that goes late 1960s to 1999, 3,000 euros to 3 million euros e 6 to 24 meters in length. In short, increasingly, from cruisers to racers, from bluewater to monotypes, there are Classic Boats truly for everyone.

Hallberg Rassy 42 E, another great example of a valuable Classic Boat

Why celebrate Classic Boats?

For those of you new to the Classic Boat front, why would an “old” boat be worth more than one of its peers of equal age and length? Why so much attention, so much difference?Quite simple, because there are boats that are worth more than others. Indeed, in a design landscape as vast and innovative as that of the last century, there are hulls that, with time, have taken on a new value, and will be worth even more in the future. These are special boats, boats designed by brilliant minds and built by enlightened shipyards.

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The Harlequin, from the Sartini shipyards, a brilliant example of the Classic Boat, a cult favorite of the 1970s

These are precisely the Classic Boats by Giornale della Vela, boats built in fiberglass and in series since 1967 and with a minimum of 25 years on their backs. These are boats selected on the basis of very specific canons, transcending the age of the artifact and focusing on its intrinsic historical value, from the overall design qualities and originality of the boat in its context.

A Swan 43 that still speaks its mind, Kokkola, here at the Sparkman & Stephens Swan rendezvous 2023

To give you a preview and give you a better understanding of what is in this immense Classic Boat registry, a good example is theAlpa 12.70 or the Swan 43, both excellent exponents of late 1960s design. They both bear the signature of the great Sparkman & Stephens, resemble each other in philosophy and lines, but are in their own way two very different icons. The first, a masterpiece of Alpa and Made in Italy, was born in a few examples, initially for offshore racing, the other, on the other hand, is a must of the Scandinavian shipyard Nautor Swan, a hull of exceptional elegance, admirable workmanship and made to sail in comfort and performance.

The Alpa 12.70, an example of timeless elegance, as well as a Classic Boat that has revalued itself in no small part

But not only the great classics of elegance are to be considered Classic Boats. Hulls like the Comet 11 or the Grand Soleil 34 are just as good, innovative as few the first, great launch into the world of shipbuilding the other. They are profoundly different boats from the previous two, but equally fundamental to the history of nautical design.

Comar’s Comet 11, a hull truly ahead of its time

And so on, exploring the Classic Boat archive (theor find HERE), you will have a chance to discover the great hulls of the past, boats ranging the l’Hallberg Rassy 382, iconic bluewater, at the First 31.7, Beneteau’s great little performer, rather than from missiles like the Farr 40, an exceptional one-design, to the Baltic 43, the Swan 65 or the Super Maramu. In short, more than 300 boats to discover, each one accompanied by description, specifications and, most importantly, a careful analysis of its value and the fluctuations it can get depending on its state of preservation. Today more than ever, having a Classic Boat, or investing in one, can be a bargain.

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FARR 40, the missile of 1997


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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