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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 is J Boats' most versatile design under 35 feet YET to fit the needs of today's sailing families, both young and old alike.
This J / 97 is located at our office in Portsmouth, RI
Please call and set up a time to come and see the NEW J /97
Please contact Tim Kohl at 401 682-2010
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Warranty: 10 years
Hull Shape: Monohull
Beam: 11 ft 0 in
LWL: 26 ft 7 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 3 in
Dry Weight: 8600 lbs
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).
Hull & Deck
Baltek Contourkore end grained balsa composite construction using biaxial and unidirectional glass with vinylester resin on the outer hull layer.
Resin infusion system molding process for optimum laminate strength with 65-70 percent glass content in structural skins.
Bulb keel made from lead with S/S 316L structure
White deck with a grey non-skid (optional two-tone deck)
White hull with grey double boot stripe
Foredeck molded 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.
Spars & Rigging
Tapered Sparcraft aluminum racing mast with double airfoil spreaders clear anodized.
Lateral Dyform rigging with rod headstay
Backstay with split bottom portion, adjustment tackle led to either side of cockpit.
Boom with internal outhaul 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.
Harken Unit 1 headsail furler
Running rigging package of 1 Spectra main halyard; 1 Spectra jib halyard; 1 Spinnaker halyard with snap shackle; 2 Spinnaker sheets; 1 Tack line; 2 Jib sheets; 1 6:1 Main sheet with 4:1 fine tune for a total of 24:1; 2 Traveler control lines; 1 Bowsprit control line; 2 Reef lines.
2 Harken (self-tailing) primary winches
2 Harken (self-tailing) halyard winches
2 Aluminum lock-in winch handles,
2 PVC handle holders
Mainsheet and fine tune purchase
Harken adjustable mainsheet traveler with 4:1 purchase.
Harken jib tracks with 5:1 car controls led to cleats on coach roof.
Aluminum bullseye fairleads for jib sheets
Harken spinnaker sheet blocks on U-bolts
Harken tackline block on padeye 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.
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
2 opening ports on aft face of cabin (factory option)
1 opening port in cockpit well (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
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. Vinyl lined hull sides and overhead throughout.
Forward Stateroom: large hanging locker on starboard side with side pocket/shelf; forward large double V-berth with storage underneath; access to salon.
Main Salon: Settee/berths to port and starboard; Drop leaf table with centerline 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, oven and storage under; Stainless steel sink; Pressurized cold water; Large 60 liter molded icebox/fridge; Full length triple lockers outboard of galley countertop; 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.
Aft Cabin: Access door to salon; Large hanging locker; Changing seat; Double berth; Access panel to engine; Aluminum fuel tank under berth.
Aft Head: Access door to salon; Integral 2nd molding 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; Wet locker.
Companionway: White laminate finish for wear resistance; Steps with angled treads between bulkheads; Stainless steel grab rails fitted on bulkheads; Main engine access through lifting panel with gas spring.
Plumbing & Electrical
Manual bilge pump in cockpit
Automatic/manual electric bilge pump with float switch.
Pressurized water system
1 water tank (total 26 gal.) under V-berth
Ice box drain
1 AGM battery 150 AH and 1 engine AGM battery 60 AH with switches and double diode/circuit breakers.
12 V electric panel / 12 functions
Halogen lights on ceilings and swiveling tulip reading lights in cabins.
Ceiling light in head
LED navigation lights on pushpit and pulpit, and mooring light.
Rig grounded for protection against lightning
Inboard diesel Volvo Model D1-20 18 HP Saildrive, 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.
13 gal. fuel tank under aft cabin berth
Sound insulated engine compartment, air ventilation hoses to the transom.
2 blade Volvo folding propeller
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.