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Liverpool Boat Sales

Coburg Wharf
L3 4BP
United Kingdom

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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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1989 J Boats J/35

£39,950 (Listed price: US$61,711)

Cowes,United Kingdom

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There are more J-35s sailing one-design, and active in IMS or PHRF, than any other sailboat over 30 feet LOA in the world - 300 boats in 15 nations. Under these rules and CHS, no 35-footer can match her all-round speed and race-winning record. One-design events of 15 or more boats are a frequent occurrence at Block Island, Key West, Annapolis, Lake Michigan, San Francisco and Southern California. More than 30 attend the North American Championship. The J-35 Class Association is active in promoting events, publishing the Class Newsletter and developing Class Rules such as the requirement that the owner, or a family member, steer the boat in Class events. The new single-level racing cockpit is designed for better foot support when sitting out to windward or moving inboard when at the tiller. It is longer for better crew operation forward of the traveler. And, the raised 2-inch coaming deflects water aft along the deck and helps hold crew out on the weather rail. Speed producing factors such as hull shape, blade design, rig and displacement are the same as those for hull number one, which won the J-35 one-design division at Block Island in 1991. Belowdecks she has a private V-berth, head and hanging locker forward, comfortable settee berths and galley in the main cabin with quarterberths aft. Main cabin finish is teak and holly sole, composite panels with white Formica facing, and vinyl hull and deck lining.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Hull Shape MonohullBeam 11 ft 10 in 
Max Draft 6 ft 11 inDry Weight 10500 lb 
Engine Make YanmarEngine Model Yanmar 
Engine Year 2000Fuel Capacity 20 gal 
Length at Waterline 30 ftLength Overall 35 ft 6 in 
Cabin Headroom 6 ftWater Capacity 35 gal 
Number of Berths 6Number of Engines 1 
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Coburg Wharf
L3 4BP
United Kingdom

Sail Area

IJPE : 635.58 sq ft
I : 46.58 ft
J : 14.75 ft
P : 41.58 ft
E : 14.00 ft
Working Sail Area : 636.00 sq ft


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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Outrageous! has been lovingly updated over the last 5 years.
some of the updates have been:

New keel built by Irons Bros, exactly the same as the original dimensions but with longer keel bolts.

The hull stripped back, reinforced and epoxied by 3 meters fore and aft of the keel, (hence the requirement for longer keel bolts).

The owners are confident that she is now the stiffest J35 anywhere in the World, which has massively improved the upwind performance of her and benefited the handicap at the same time.

She has also had a new mast, fore stay, back stay, spreaders, shrouds, Carbon spinnaker pole, winches, clutches, halyards, sheets, sole boards, 2 x B&G hydra 3000 electronics with 3 x 20/20's on the mast, a Lowrance HDS 10 GPS/Sonar and chartplotter on the bulk head.

Structurally she is possibly the best anywhere in the world but she is 23 yrs old and so externally could do with a coat of paint if you wanted her to look perfect.

The engine is super reliable and although it too could do with a little paint.

All of the improvements and works have been carried out have been undertaken by professional boat builders and it has cost over £35,000.

This really is the perfect racing boat for Liverpool as her IRC handicap of 2011 was 0.997TCF


Sails...loads of here are just a few...
North 3DL main Pretty much perfect
Hyde Main excellent
Cruising main Good
Hyde No1 good
North 3DL No1 Good
2 X No4's excellent
No3 North 3DL tired
4 spinnakers
Floater Good
.75oz AP good
.5 oz runner good
.75oz AP ok
Plus a few random older sails