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ENSIGN International Yacht Brokerage

Cabrillo Isle Marina on Harbor Island
San Diego
United States

Fax:  (619) 294-8694

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J Boats

J Boats

The J/Boats company had humble beginnings but over the past 40 years, they have built winning designs which are raced by movers and shakers in the marine industry and beyond. Rod Johnstone built the first J/24 in his garage in 1975 and by 1977, he and his brother Bob were in business building sleek boats that developed a reputation for being crazy-fast. Today, the Rhode Island company builds boats from 22 to 65 feet for day sailing, cruising and mostly one-design racing. Any serious racer will know J/Boats and many will have owned one at some point. J/Boats are precision machines that command a premium price and will range from $10,000 to $2,000,000, and have sprouted a performance sailing school called J World with five bases around the country.

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1994 J Boats J/130


Oceanside/San Diego ,CA,United States

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There's no cruising sailboat like it: The early 1930's, with the advent of more efficient Marconi rigs, may have been the last time that buying a used boat (all gaff rigged at the time) made so little sense, because a new design made life so much easier on the crew.

The J/130 is the live-aboard, cruising version of the most exciting and innovative sailing concept of the past 60 years. J/Boats has taken the best of comfortable cruising design, combined it with the best of high performance racing design, then added a unique asymmetrical spinnaker for improved downwind performance. Yes, the J/130's America's Cup type asymmetric spinnaker is set from a 7.0 foot carbon-fiber, retractable J/Sprit. Jibing is easy with nobody on the foredeck. Simply let out one sheet and pull in the other. The tack remains attached to the sprit at all times. With one side tied down, the sail is more stable. Wild oscillations are avoided.

Whether it's blowing 5 knots or 25, assisted by a cockpit operated snuffer, two people can fly the J/130's spinnaker with better control and speed than eight people can fly a parachute spinnaker with pole and afterguys. The J/130's asymmetric spinnaker is a significant improvement upon cruising gennakers that attach to the stemhead. The latter are far less efficient and still require agility on the foredeck to manhandle awkward snuffer systems.

J/130 is a light displacement design born of modern materials of exceptional strength and durability. She has: 1) A very low center of gravity to achieve a high righting moment for good windward performance without crew on the rail, 2) A long waterline length to beam ratio for superb directional stability and safe tracking in large offshore seas, and 3) A generous sail area to wetted surface ratio for light air performance.

A few custom IMS race boats (at twice the price) may achieve similar ratios. J/130 goes farther. She was designed her to be sailed by two people at racing speeds without sacrificing on-deck cruising comfort or shorthanded sailing systems. A proper cockpit dodger and roller furling headstay are standard. Below decks, J/130 is equipped for comfortable onboard living.

Compare the velocity prediction of other boats you have known with the J/130. Then imagine how much more sailing you'll do with a J/130; how much more fun it will be to take out friends to experience the thrill of a fast boat that's safe and easy to manage; the sense of pride in owning a design of real beauty and functional elegance; the knowledge you've made a good investment in what really counts in sailing...the sailing...not a throwback to yesteryear requiring an engine for passage-making speeds, but a beautiful sailing vessel that harnesses the wind.


Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 12 ft 8 inMax Draft 8 ft 5 in 
Dry Weight 15000 lbEngine Make Yanmar 
Length Overall 42 ft 8 inStock Number open 
Engine Hours 3700Number of Engines 1 

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For Sale by

ENSIGN International Yacht Brokerage

Cabrillo Isle Marina on Harbor Island
San Diego
United States

Fax:  (619) 294-8694


Sirocco Racing gear:

  • Seven Lewmar self tailing winches
  • Light spinnaker sheets
  • Heavy spinnaker sheets
  • Hydraulic back stay adjuster
  • Rigid vang and internal boom outhaul and reefing lines
  • Cunnigham tackle
  • Carbon 7.5’ sprit with all control lines
  • Duel tack lines
  • Duel jib and duel spinnaker halyards
  • Harken Mark IV , unit 2 Genoa furler; new rod headstay in 2010
  • Harken mast rack with 13 cars
  • All deck blocks refurbished by Harken 2010; all running gear and clutches in excellent condition.
  • Five (5) winch handles; two bow deck cleat cover blocks to prevent line jams
  • Tack Tick wireless Micronet muti function sailing instrument package with hand held remote
  • Three blade stainless steel folding prop
  • Hiking lifeline cushions, new life lines in 2011.


  • Laminate, carbon, Kevlar laminated main, good
  • 2008 Laminate load path 155% genoa used two seasons, good
  • ¾ oz A2 (asymmetrical spinnaker 2300 sq ft. w. graphic, excellent
  • Kevlar Blade jib with battans, not used by current owner, light winds here. Very good
  • ½ oz, Asym. Runner, 2400 sq ft. fair
  • ..75 0z 1650 sq ft asym, (smaller reacher) red, good
  • 2008 Code Zero asym. 50 degrees apparent, excellent
  • Delivery 150 carbon genoa with uv cover, excellent
  • Cruising 120 with over cover and foam luff for reefing, good
  • Spinnaker staysail, excellent, used three times

Cruise Gear

  • Digital battery monitor
  • Engine drive frig compressor and 120 v. frig system
  • High output, 126 amp, alternator
  • Heart 2000 watt inverter and 100 amp charger.
  • Galvanic isolator
  • 5” berth cushions; custom cockpit cushions
  • Dodger,Bimini, and various shade canvas and boat covers
  • Engine spares e.g. filters, impellers, start motor, alternator
  • Lewmar low profile Windlass, removeable bow roller anchor, chain and rode
  • Five batteries, total of 475 amp hours; three currently installed for racing
  • Four fixed and two 12v. moveable fans


  • Garmin GPS chartplotter at Nav station
  • Furuno Navnet radar and Chartplotter at Helm
  • Standard horizon VHF Radio with AIS
  • Tack Tick wireless racing instruments incl. NMEA interface to GPS
  • Cockpit RAM mike
  • AIS receiver integrated with Furuno chartplotter at helm
  • Handheld VHF radio
  • Stereo with Sirius satellite receiver
  • Autohelm 6000 auto pilot

Other Items

  • New Isotemp hot water tank 2011, 110v and engine heated
  • Additional bladder water tank, total tank capacity is 105 gallons.
  • Custom leather 60” racing wheel cover and canvas
  • Eight drink holders. Five winch handle holders
  • Emergency tiller
  • LED cabin and running lights
  • Biologic filter on galley foot pump
  • Stern shower
  • Four large fenders and numerous dock lines
  • Wood plugs, flares, life sling, lifting tackle, jack lines and other safety gear
  • Spare hose, filters, impellers, injectors and misc. engine parts
  • Magna BBQ
  • Aluminum radar reflector
  • 2012 new Lewmar deck hatch over head; replaced headliner in head
  • 2011 replaced head liner in forward berth


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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Joaquin Genrich

1450 Harbor Island Drive 203

San Diego, Ca 92101

Best Number: 760-912-2111 

Fax: 619-294-8694