Classic Yachts for Sale

Representative of the golden era in yachting, classic yachts are distinctly traditional vessels that have sailed our seas for decades. Available in sail or motor, classic yachts are owned by yachtsmen who appreciate their beauty and historic significance. Search for classic yachts for sale below by length, price, year, and more.

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What Are Classic Yachts?

Classic yachts are vessels representative of the golden era in yacht building. Classic yachts stand out from the modern builds seen today. The distinct material used in classic yachts structures, in addition to their age, is what makes them unique. Classic yachts can be either sailing yachts or motor yachts. While classic yachts often command higher prices, a select few classic motor yachts can be found for under $100,000, offering a unique blend of elegance and affordability.

Classic yachts are not for the casual yacht owner. It takes time, effort, and love to make a classic yacht run at its best. Their beauty has gone through the ages and needs to be meticulously maintained in order to keep the original interior and exterior in pristine condition. However, do not let the demand for maintenance deter you from owning a classic yacht. The beauty that they exemplify continues to add value. Unlike the typical modern yacht, classic yachts are appreciated more and more throughout the years.

What Are The Different Types of Classic Yacht Hulls?

Classic yachts have traditionally wooden hulls and exteriors. The elegance of the classic yacht is enhanced by the attention and focus to detail, such as teak or mahogany decks. Classic yachts also have features made from chrome, brass, and bronze. These qualities come with a price tag, but the beauty and splendor of owning a classic yacht is an unparalleled experience.

Why Should You Buy a Classic Yacht?

Many owners say that the ‘feel’ of an older classic yacht is unmatched. The quiet and trustworthy vessels cut through the water in a way that cannot be experienced on a steel or aluminum hull. Secondly, the scarce selection of classic yachts left includes those who have stories to tell about which celebrities they hosted. These vessels have the magic of romance aboard through sailing and exploring numerous exotic locations.

Whether you are a hopeless romantic, a historian, a collector, or an owner who wants to enjoy the qualities of a classic yacht, YATCO has a wide variety of classic vessels to browse through. As the Official MLS of Yachting™, we have every vessel listed under strictly professional brokers.