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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Suffolk Office, Suffolk, United Kingdom
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- £ 87,000 (US$ 110,760)
The J Boats J/97 is a competitive cruiser/racer. She is a fantastic boat up wind in a blow and is lots of fun, really seaworthy and comfortable to fast cruise as it sails so well. Huge sail wardrobe, TackTick instruments, fresh water heater, and excellent local and national racing record. Loved and well maintained by her owner (wintered ashore, engine serviced and sails valeted annually) this example must be viewed.
Viewing by appointment at our Suffolk Office - +44 1473 659681 (IP10 0LN)
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: J Boats
Designer: Rod Johnstone
Warranty: 10 years
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 31 ft 7 in
Beam: 11 ft 0 in
LWL: 26 ft 7 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 3 in
Displacement: 3900 kgs
Ballast: 1345 kgs
Headroom: 6 ft 0 in
Total Power: 19 HP
Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
Year Built: 2011
Engine Model: 2020
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Sail drive
Engine Power: 19 HP
Cruising Speed: 6 mph
Maximum Speed: 7 mph
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (100 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (50 Liters)
Holding Tanks: 1 (25 Liters)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Number of bathrooms: 1
Wind speed and direction
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 12V
Six berths in two cabins with good headroom. Interior built using wood, laminated or solid. All wooden parts are varnished or laminated with white laminate finish. Floors are in plywood laminated with wood effect. Cushion fabric is Sitab Relax blue (similar to Ultra-Suede).
Forward Berth: large hanging locker on starboard side with side pocket/shelf; forward large double V-berth with storage underneath.
Saloon: Settee/berths to port and starboard; Drop leaf table with centre line bottle storage; Large storage areas behind backrests with shelves above; Stainless steel hand rails to port and starboard.
Galley: Gimballed gas stove with 2 burners, grill and oven with storage under; Stainless steel sink; Pressurised hot and cold water system with 100 litre tank; Large 60 litre moulded icebox/fridge; Full length triple lockers outboard of galley counter top; Storage under sink with shelf and space for trash bin.
Chart Table: Large chart table facing forward; Chart storage under table lid; Double lockers; Large hinged instrument panel outboard with electrical panel; Navigator's seat with storage below; 12V socket.
Aft Cabin: Access door to saloon; Large hanging locker; Changing seat; Double berth; Access panel to engine; Aluminium fuel tank under berth.
Aft Head: Access door to saloon; Integral 2nd moulding for easy maintenance with integral shower tray; sink, access to valves and toilet support shelf; Pressurized cold water; Marine toilet with holding tank; Mirror, toilet roll holder; Vanity unit; Shower grating; Shower attachment; Wet locker.
Companionway: White laminate finish for wear resistance; Steps with angled treads between bulkheads; Stainless steel grab rails fitted on bulkheads.
Spars & Sails
Tapered Sparcraft aluminium racing mast with double spreaders, 2011. Lateral Dyform rigging with rod head stay, 2011. Back stay with split bottom portion, adjustment tackle led to either side of cockpit. Boom with internal out haul purchase system, mainsail reef line sheaves, main sheet and boom vang tangs. Carbon bowsprit controlled from cockpit, retracting into a watertight box. Solid boom vang with cascade purchase system. Twin groove head foil system. Running rigging package of Spectra main halyard; Spectra jib halyard; Spinnaker halyard with snap shackle; 2 Spinnaker sheets; Tack line; 2 Jib sheets, new 2014; 6:1 Main sheet, new 2014, with 4:1 fine tune for a total of 24:1; Traveller control lines; Bowsprit control line; 2 Reef lines; Barber in haul system for head sails; spinnaker and code 0 tweakers.
2 Harken 44.2 STA (self-tailing) primary winches.2 Harken 40.2 STA (self-tailing) halyard winches. 2 Aluminium lock-in winch handles. PVC handle holders. Main sheet and fine tune purchase. Harken adjustable main sheet traveller with 4:1 purchase. Harken jib tracks with 5:1 car controls led to cleats on coach roof. Aluminium bullseye fair leads for jib sheets. Harken spinnaker sheet blocks on U-bolts.Harken tack line block on pad eye at bowsprit end. 5 Mast base halyard/reef turning blocks. Halyards lead aft through 2 organizers and to rope clutches on each side of companionway. Tack line led aft to stopper on top of the coach roof. Bowsprit control line leading to a cam cleat on top of the coach roof.
- Cruising Mainsail - 2011 - Used once
- Cruising Genoa - 2011 - Used once
- Quantum Fusion M Smart Sails - Mainsail, No.1, No.2 & No.3 - 2011
- A2 & A3 Asymmetric Spinnakers - Quantum
- Racing Mainsail - Millennium Technora - One Sails - 2015
- No.1 Genoa - Millennium Technora - One Sails- 2015
- No.2 Genoa - Millennium Technora - One Sails - 2016
- A2 Asymmetric Spinnaker - 2016
- A5 Asymmetric Spinnaker - 2015
- Asymmetric Code 0 - 2014
- Storm Jib - 2014 - Never used
Located under companionway. Inboard diesel Volvo Penta 2010, 19 HP Sail drive, 115 AH alternator, with double diode and fresh water-cooling with heat exchanger. Engine panel recessed in the cockpit with acrylic protection including rev. counter, hour meter and alarms for oil pressure, low voltage and water temperature. 50 litre fuel tank under aft cabin berth. Sound insulated engine compartment, air ventilation hoses to the transom. Folding 2 blade propeller. Professionally serviced annually.
1 AGM battery 150 AH and 1 engine AGM battery 60 AH with switches and double diode/circuit breakers, all 2011. 12 V electric panel / 12 functions. Halogen lights on ceilings and swivelling tulip reading lights in cabins. Ceiling light in head. LED navigation lights on pushpit and pulpit, and mooring light. Shore power system with lead.
- 4 SS mooring cleats (bow and stern)
- Foredeck opening hatch (450 x 450)
- 2 opening ports on salon coach roof sides, 2 opening ports for aft cabin and head compartment, 1 opening port in cockpit (aft cabin)
- 4 rope bags
- 2 SS handrails on coach roof
- SS bow and stern pulpits with double rails; double SS lifelines, 4 stainless stanchions with reinforcing leg and 2 single stanchions.
- Laminated wood tiller with Spinlock tiller extension
- Acrylic companionway washboard with lock and ventilation grid.
- Transom swim ladder
- Flag holder
- Padded (pig out) lifelines
- Anchor with bow roller attchment
- Mainsail cover
- Four mooring warps and four fenders
- Navicom TR-650 DCS VHF radio with AIS, 2011
- TackTick Echo sounder, 2011
- TackTick Log/speed, 2011
- TackTick Windspeed/direction, 2011
- Mast bracket for 2 large TackTick displays
- Raymarine ST2000 Tillerpilot, 2011
- Garmin 750 Chart Plotter, 2016
- Navigation lights
- Two Fire extinguishers, 2016
- Fire Blanket
- Jack stays
- Harness eyes
- Manual and electric bilge pumps
- Various life jackets, serviced 2016
Built in 2011 by J-Boats. Baltek Contourkore end grained balsa composite construction using biaxial and unidirectional glass with vinyl-ester resin on the outer hull layer for 10 year warranty against hull blisters. Patented "SCRIMP" resin infusion system moulding process for optimum laminate strength with 65-70 percent glass content in structural skins. Bulb keel made from lead with S/S 316L structure. Off-white deck with a high traction non-skid. White hull with grey single boot stripe. Foredeck moulded toe rail. Large cockpit storage locker on starboard. Gas bottle storage locker. Structural bulkhead bonded to hull and deck with large access to the V-berth area. All intermediate bulkheads glassed to hull and deck for stiffness. Integral floor stringer grid. Balanced spade rudder construction using biaxial and unidirectional glass and stainless steel stock mounted in JP3 self-aligning bearings. Tiller steering. Some internal ballast. Self draining cockpit.
Manufacturer Provided Description
The J/97 is the first J in over two decades under 32 feet to combine headroom and family cruising accommodations in a high performance, easily driven hull. With the handling ease of an asymmetric spinnaker and non-overlapping headsails, the J/97 promises to be J Boats' most versatile design yet under 35 feet to fit the needs of today's sailing families, both young and old alike. The key to creating a versatile sailboat is staying focused on the quality of the sailing experience, a trait shared by all J designs. Boats that are easily driven, easily handled, and genuinely fun to sail provide greater long-term sailing value to their owners than designs driven by the latest rating rule or designs that are over-compromised to meet the latest styling trends. Form usually follows function in good sailboat design, and the J/97 is no exception.The cockpit features full length seats with back rests, tiller steering, and a unique, partially open transom that incorporates life-raft storage. All sailing controls are within reach of the helmsperson to make the boat very easy to manage. A retractable bow sprit with masthead asymmetric spinnaker allows great all-around performance without the need for numerous skilled crew. The low VCG keel provides exceptional upwind stability while being cruising friendly with swept back leading edge and moderate draft.The interior layout is open and airy and is ideal for one couple cruising with room for more. It includes a spacious main cabin with two settees, galley, forward-facing navigation station; plus an enclosed aft head, V-berth, and aft owner's cabin. Cruising stowage includes a large "garage" aft of the head (accessed through the cockpit seat locker).
The company normally acts as broker for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.
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