Hiya Nerys, yes indeed, many of the older motor cruisers do look so good on the water in my opinion and they just really appeal to me. I enjoy wind power too, both full size and scale. Sailing is something that I really enjoy.
We used to go out sailing regularly with my parents, but due to his health, my Dad hasn't had the boat (Fisher 30) on the water for the last few years. They used to have a gorgeous Sovereign Match, 30' and a fantastic boat to sail. The Fisher is a compromise as in keeps my Dad on the water (when he can) but without the upkeep of a wooden boat.
I've got a Laser which I use from time to time.
My Uncle found a bare model yacht hull on a bonfire awaiting it's fate years ago. He gave it to my Dad who fitted a deck, etc, worked out mast and sail sizes, then made and bought them.
It's about a meter long, individually planked hull and it used to sail really nicely. My Uncle had it back a few years ago and it's not been used since.
I will find out what he plans on doing with it sometime and if nothing, will try and get hold of it.
Your van is the early Sprinter style I'm guessing.
Ours is a 2014 Peugeot Boxer. Quite a big van, but nice and wide, so we've got the bed across the van, giving the rest of the van as useable space. Still got lots to do, but plodding through it slowly, taking my time and trying to keep the number of mistakes to a minimum.