USED BOATS Sell 5 “different” boats from 9.00 to 17.21 m


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The five “different” used boats from 9.00 to 17.21 m for sale on our classifieds marketplace

We keep going to discover the best used boat bargains on our classifieds marketplace. Here you can sell and buy used boats (even historic Classic Boats by Giornale della Vela!), accessories, berths, find the right idea for your vacation, and even look for and offer jobs! Today we scouted for you five “different” used boats from 9 to 17.21 m.

5 used boats from 9.00 to 17.21 m

Why are they, precisely, “different”? While they are different from each other, they are definitely out of the chorus and made for those who like to stand out and experience the sea in a way that is, indeed, “different.” From the superfast folding cruising trimaran to the unique pedigree piece, from the “strange” supercruiser to globetrotting boats. Some have made yachting history, others are less well known. We present them in ascending order of length. A safe used car: guarantees the Sailing Newspaper!

Dragonfly 28 Sport – 9.00 m – The folding trimaran

The first of the boats used in today’s review is not one that is often seen in our waters. It is a Dragonfly 28 Sport trimaran (9.00 x 2.54 m), a small and ingenious Danish gem (designed by Jens Quorning and Steen Olsen) dedicated to those who want to experience sailing in a comfortable way yes, but above all sporty and out of the box. You may have been struck by the beam, more like a monohull than a trimaran.

Used boats - Dragonfly 28 Sport
Used boats – Dragonfly 28 Sport

The two-and-a-half-meter widths are those with “retracted” hulls, as the Dragonfly 28 Sport is collapsible and the two side hulls, when extended, come to form a 6.50-meter beam.

The boat is fast (it gets up to 22 knots at the carriers), fishes only 40 cm (so you can get there on the beach!) and is trailerable. More than decent below-deck spaces, in which up to five people can be accommodated.

The Dragonfly 28 has a headroom of 1.85 m in the main cabin in the middle hull and ample stowage volumes in the two outer hulls. The spacious dinette offers a nice view of the outside, as on a yacht with decksaloon.

Botta Dritta V – 13.15 m – The unique piece that was Carpaneda’s

The second of the used boats for sale in our marketplace has a special story. We are talking about the Botta Dritta V (13.15 x 3.65 m), which belonged to Luigi Carpaneda, “the man of a thousand challenges,” a fencing and sailing champion (he was also honorary president of Mascalzone Latino). His boats were all named Botta Dritta, after the foil stroke that was most natural to him.

Used boats - Botta Dritta V
Used boats – Botta Dritta V

It is 1981, and the Gallinari shipyards in Anzio launch a hull destined to become famous. Designed by the legendary Ron Holland, it is called Botta Dritta V, a lamellar sloop with a classic rig and anvil deckhouse (there was also a twin, “Legnoduro,” but with differently arranged interiors). Very clean deck and excellent water lines, with a maximum beam just set back. The stern, on the other hand, departs from Holland’s “styles,” and has here, instead of its contemporary “inverted tongue,” a more classic, almost schooner-like shape in order to create a more spacious master cabin. The very distinctive interior is solid wood, with 3 double cabins, 2 bathrooms, galley and charting with an additional 2 bunks.

Born as a cruising boat, Botta Dritta V is also extremely high performance in racing. In the palmares: 1st place overall on corrected time (out of more than 50 boats) in the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s 40th Anniversary Regatta in 2007, 3rd place in the 2017 Formenton Trophy among the “White Sails,” 1st place in the Legionnaires’ Regatta 2022 for the “Classic Boats” category.

The Botta Dritta V, which can be seen in Porto Palau, Sardinia, is in good condition and ready to sail, with aluminum rigging and full sail clearance.

Madeira 44 – 13.50 m – Van de Stadt’s supercruiser

We continue with the third of the boats used in the review, also an out-of-the-box model. Not many of you will have heard of the Madeira 44 (13.50 x 4.20 m). A boat designed by Van De Stadt in 1995 (and still buildable, just buy the plans) perfect for tackling any kind of sea in safety, speed and comfort. A boat designed for those who are looking for a home by the sea.

Used boats - Madeira 44
Used boats – Madeira 44

The sail plan, with 7/8 rigging includes a large full-batten mainsail and the high-profile, easy-to-handle jib. The shrouds were placed farther apart, giving the mast better support. Under heavy loads the equipment will never be stressed, which is important in long sailing.

The spacious master cabin (there are two others for guests) is located in the bow and has its own toilet/shower. The “wet” area is located near the entrance, which means you can reach the toilet, chart table, and kitchen with wet clothes without wetting pillows and other hard-to-clean items.

To starboard and aft are ample storage spaces with large hatches. A generator, underwater compressor or heater, etc. can be installed in the deep starboard locker. A folding swim platform is integrated in the transom.

The model for sale is from 2020 and is in its three-cabin, two-bathroom version. Equipped with every convenience, ready to sail, it can be seen in La Spezia.

Moana 45 – 13.80 m – The globetrotting sloop designed by the Malingrians

The fourth of today’s used boats is an Historic Classic Boat by Giornale della Vela, that is, one destined to gain value over time. They sell a beautiful Moana 45 (13.80 x 4.40 m), designed by Franco and Vittorio Malingri.

Used boats - Moana 45 (sistership)
Used boats – Moana 45 (sistership)

After the Malingri’s ocean experiences, divided between the Whitbread Round the World Race on the CS&RB and various Ostars, the Malingri’s are working on a hull that will adapt to lessons learned and long crossings. Moana was born, of which 45 is perhaps the most striking exponent. The first project is from 1982. The rigging is all deliberately oversized because, rightly, at sea you never know.

The hull in question, launched in 1982, was completely refitted in 2017, offers 3 separate cabins, 2 bathrooms, a 180-horsepower Ford engine, windvane steering, rigid spry-hood, solar panels and heating. In short, he would seem ready to take on any journey.

The model for sale can be seen in La Spezia.

ICE 54 – 17.21 m – ICE’s bestseller

We close our review of used boats with a thoroughbred luxury performance cruiser. We saw him in action a few days ago at the VELA Cup in Chiavari and loved it. We are talking about an ICE 54 (17.21 x 4.65 m).

Used boats - ICE 54
Used boats – ICE 54

The boat, named “Grandma Lucia,” is brand new. The design of this bestseller of the Italian shipyard (20 boats sold!) was signed by Umberto Felci, a designer who has a long collaboration with the Cremonese shipyard, based on the previous 52-foot model.

ICE 54’s deck plan is rich and rationally organized. The three winches-two for the mainsail, one for the halyards-are accompanied by the electrically operated mainsail traveller, which can be operated directly from the helmsman’s station. The deck remains very clean because all rigging is concealed except for the jib sheet.

Compared to the Ice 52, the freeboard of this boat is 6 centimeters higher, the transom is a bit longer as is the dolphin house, which “gains” 50 centimeters compared to its younger sister. The hull laminate–vacuum infused with epoxy–on the boat is made of glass-carbon hybrid, which is very light and high performance. For this reason, the weight of the deck is all in all low, and is 730 kilograms in total.

As for the interior design, the goal of the designers who designed the Ice 54 was to make a more spacious second cabin with two separate beds. With this addition, the number of cabins aboard Ice 54 increases to three, with a total of six comfortable berths. In addition to the ensuite bathroom in the master cabin, the aft bathroom with separate shower stall is also enhanced on this boat, which manages to have significant dimensions, in fact it is a full 1.86 meters long.

The material chosen for the ICE 54’s wooden interior is bleached oak, which gives-along with the lacquered surfaces-a minimal, elegant look to the vessel. The kitchen is equipped with all the amenities, from the oven to the maxi refrigerator (similar to the ones we have at home, mind you) to the dishwasher, with an island countertop that allows the cook to have plenty of space to use. Standard air conditioning system, also powered by a lithium battery pack with a 3-kw inverter, which avoids the installation of a generator.

Edited by Eugenio Ruocco

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