The boating market is often far larger than it appears, and finding one’s ideal boat can be much more complicated than expected. The distinctions are many, almost infinite in appearance, and navigating between models, sizes, maintenance costs and one’s own possibilities often becomes a headache one would gladly avoid. To make it easier, for those looking for a first boat, or even just a change, here is a list of 10 used boats, all from Italy. Ten boats to consider, already rated among the best 10 new boats in our 2008 analysis.
10 vessels used for cruising
SESSA MARINE C30 – 9.56 (9.50) x 3.00 m
Reliable and innovative, this 30-footer offered by Sessa Marine was designed by the pencil of Christian Grande, here able to come up with a compact and very pleasing design, where every space is designed for a function. Harmonious is the cockpit layout, which is divided into two areas: one aft with the sundeck, the other further forward toward the bow, with the command area and a seat on the opposite side. The elegant interior is very enjoyable and offers four beds.
HAIR 32 WA – 9.70 (9.00) x 3.00 m
A spacious walkaround launched in 2007, then Capelli Shipyard’s top model, it has excellent sailing qualities and is powered by two 200-hp outboard engines. Its sporty lines accommodate generous spaces dedicated to relaxation, thanks to ample aft seating and a sunbathing area in the bow. The center console is large and well equipped. Remarkable livability even inside, where there is room for four people. Good standard equipment offered by the shipyard.
Used boats: AIRON 325 – 9.78 x 3.10 m
Soft, streamlined lines for this Airon Marine model, which stands out for the harmonious distribution of each room. On deck, the large U-shaped aft dinette can be converted into a sundeck, while in the center of the cockpit is a comfortable settee on the side opposite the helm station. The interior, very elegant and furnished like its contemporary large cruisers, offers four beds, a dinette, in which another single bed can be made, a galley in front, and a bathroom.
SALPA LAVER 32.5 – 9.90 (9.40) x 3.35 m
For this specimen Nautica Salpa boasted an innovative and technologically advanced design. The Laver 32.5 is a cabin cruiser that combines a sporty and spirited character with a holiday spirit, suitable for the whole family. On deck, the cockpit is well organized; a hatch allows easy inspection of the engine compartment. Inside, the two cabins are served by a practical and elegant toilet room.
RIO YACHTS 32 ART – 9.90 x 3.01 m
Soft lines design the Rio 32 Art’s harmonious exterior layout: the aft living area includes a C-shaped dinette that converts to a sundeck. The command post provides one seat for the pilot and one for the co-pilot. In true Rio Yachts tradition, the interiors are bright and very livable. A functional kitchen cabinet is located on the left, opposite the bathroom, and four beds are available for sleeping.
Used boats: TUCCOLI 30 GOLDEN SERIES – 9.96 x 3.30 m
Created to meet the needs of the most demanding clientele, the Tuccoli 30 is a boat with a sturdy structure with a retro flavor. Its deep-V planing hull allows safe sailing even in rough seas. Prominent are the high walls finished with the characteristic mahogany beam. The fully teak-lined cockpit is spacious and usable. Four people can stay overnight in the comfortable rooms below deck.
COLOMBO ALIANT 32 – 10.21 (9.91) x 2.80 m
Gritty and very appealing set-up for this sporty setting open. The far aft houses a large sundeck, while in the cockpit we find a large convivial area, bordered by a large U-shaped sofa. At either end of the seating area, two armchairs accommodate the pilot and co-pilot. Like any self-respecting sports model, the underdeck layout is essential. The beds are in fact two, but not at all uncomfortable.
GAIN 32 – 10.40 (9.19) x 3.10 m
An excellent compromise between fisherman and a comfortable, livable boat for mid-range cruising, the Gagliotta 32 delivers great seaworthiness and quality performance. Its sporty features, essential only in appearance, conceal fine finishes and a sturdy structure. Of note on deck are the console on the left, the galley cabinet, and the large outdoor dinette, which takes advantage of the full width of the cockpit. Inside, there is hospitality for four people for the night.
Used boats: PORTOFINO 10 SPIDER – 10.40 x 3.05 m
The Spider version of the Portofino 10 marries classic taste and the comforts of a boat suitable for even medium-range cruising. Its sturdy and reliable structure is designed to give comfort to the guests on board: large usable cockpit, outdoor dinette sheltered by the deckhouse, easy and safe passages; not to mention the interior, where wood reigns to make the two cabins and the bathroom even more welcoming. With maximum motorization it reaches a speed of 32 knots.
Used boats: RANCRAFT RC 34 – 10.66 (9.86) x 3.21 m
Sophisticated and elegant forms for this express cruiser from the house of Rancraft Yachts: on board, a search for style and a pleasant optimization of space is observed everywhere. There are two areas for lounging: aft in the comfortable cockpit and forward, reached safely by high stanchions. A full driver’s station is dedicated to the rider and well protected by the windshield. Inside there is room for four in a cozy setting.