1996 J Boats J/160
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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Coconut Grove, FL
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 389,000
PIPE DREAM IX was built in 1996 (hull #3) by an exceptional yachtsman and has proven to be an incredible racer and cruiser ever since, circumnavigating the globe five times.
This J/160 fulfills the dream with an investment-grade sailing yacht that promises you a greater sense of joy and satisfaction at the end of a day's cruise than is possible on any other yacht.
PIPE DREAM IX sailed 40,000+ miles to set course records in the Annapolis-Bermuda Race and log 1,000 mile runs over four days on three separate occasions to win its division of the Expo'98 Round the World Rally. PIPE DREAM IX has put this American yacht into first place worldwide when combining ease of handling, performance and cruising comfort.
PIPE DREAM IX hit four 55 knot storms off the Cape of Good Hope where the strong Agulhas Current goes up against gale force winds creating huge square waves known to crack freighters in half. Motorsailing with feathered, reefed mainsail at 10 degrees apparent, right into the sea, the J/160 could make port doing 7-8 knots. Most boats become unmanageable in such sea-state and winds. Because of advanced composite construction J/160 is built twice as strong as hand-laid fiberglass boats. It's built to take such abuse.
Sailing competitively around the world, five people became the ideal crew size to manage this 53 footer around the clock in all conditions. Seasoned offshore sailors said they'd never sailed a boat like this in their life. Imagine surfing with a chute hitting a top speed of 18.6 knots and taking your hands off the wheel. Her high length to beam ratio and buoyant forward sections provide exceptional tracking in large seas.
Please contact Jeff Brown at 619-709-0697
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
PIPE DREAM IX
Designer: Rod Johnstone
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 52 ft 8 in
Beam: 14 ft 6 in
LWL: 47 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 1 in
Displacement: 31200 lbs
Ballast: 12000 lbs
Dry Weight: 31200 lbs
Total Power: 110 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2014
Engine Model: 4JH4-HTE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2389
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 110 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (150 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 4 (135 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 9
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
- Custom carbon fiber mast, (with 4 spreaders), and boom, from the factory
- Rod rigging replaced in 2013 in New Zealand
- Navtec boom vang
- Engine and generator have been replaced three times
- Aqua-drive shaft was replaced in France in 2018
- Custom installed Balmoor 100amp alternator fitted to the engines
- Engine driven Sea Frost compressor installed for refrigeration
- Separate 110v refrigeration system
- Owner was present, at the factory when they were sucking the resin into the hull. After the first barrel of resin, (all that JBoats intended to use), owner insisted that they keep sucking resin until it showed up on the other side - two more barrels later it was finally showing up on the other side. Consequently, Pipe Dream has the sturdiest hull of any of the J160s they built.
- Just completed haul out (April 2020) with new bottom paint, boat totally detailed, and ready for your inspection.
- Two 3-speed winches
- Max feathering prop
- Cockpit power winch
- 3 custom made inner spring mattresses
2 Autopilots - Simrad - both fully independent and fully functional. 1st Autopilot has additional controller downstairs at nav station. (2nd autopilot motor and ram replaced under warranty two years ago.)
8 B&G displays - six can be viewed from the helm, two downstairs at the nav station. With windex, and full wind info. (All new installed about five years ago. Updated three years ago.)
Radar - Raymarine/Simrad - Gimballed, enclosed antenna mounted on backstay. Full, separate display at nav station, with AIS.
Chartplotter - NorthStar N2 6100i - with full catalog of chip/charts, for the entire globe.
VHF - Icomm - with metal antenna at top of mast.
SSB - Icomm - with antenna up the backstay.
2 Depth sounders - Raymarine - both independent and functional. One with dedicated display at nav station.
Battery charger/Inverter - Magnum - inverter works to outlets and microwave.
The J/160 is as easy to handle and sail as a traditional 42-footer. This is a boat which 2-3 people can manage without reliance on powerful or heavy electro-mechanical devices. The design mandate for the J/160 was to exceed all prior standards for a cruising yacht of this size. One had to feel a sense of joy and control at the wheel as the boat leapt forward in a gust of wind with power and stability. Putting the rail under or shortening the sail shouldn't happen under 20 knots of wind. The J/160 slides effortlessly through waves upwind, keeping the crew dry and leaving no signature quarter-wave. Running in seas, it sails with great directional stability and good forward buoyancy to ride up over waves ahead. The sail plan is manageable, versatile and balanced, yet powerful enough to stabilize motion in waves for a quantum improvement in sailing comfort at sea.
As for aesthetics, the J/160 is traditional in a functional and purposeful way. Short overhangs are combined with a smooth sweep of the sheerline and low freeboard to reduce wind resistance and facilitate boarding. The four spreader rig conveys a graceful power, giving no hint of how easily it is managed. The interior is spacious, clean in execution, beautifully appointed and exquisitely finished, befitting a proper flagship. Every detail and need has been addressed in terms of provisioning, equipment and storage space for coastal and offshore cruising. The liveaboard comfort and styling of this yacht goes far beyond what you might expect from J/Boats, whose reputation was first built in world-class racing.
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.
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