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Maiden Marine

Ferry Nab
LA23 3JH
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1539 488040

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J Boats

J Boats

The J Boats company had humble beginnings but over the past 40 years, it has 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.    

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2005 J Boats J/80

£21,950 (Listed price: US$36,529)

Unknown,United Kingdom

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GBR725 Fully Class Compliant.


 Well maintained example of this popular class association racer. The yacht is fully class compliant and is well equipped with an excellent variety of sails to suit all conditions. Comes complete with RM trailer and Mariner 4hp outboard.

If you are keen to get racing in this class without the expense of purchasing a new boat then this is a great opportunity to get afloat at a fraction of the cost involved.

Boat Details
Fuel Gas/PetrolHull Material Fiberglass 
Hull Shape MonohullBeam 2.51 m 
Max Draft 1.50 mDry Weight 1315.42 kg 
Engine Make MarinerLength at Waterline 6.71 m 
Length Overall 8.00 mCabin Headroom 1.52 m 
Number of Berths 4Number of Engines 1 
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Ferry Nab
LA23 3JH
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1539 488040

Manufacturer Provided Description

To expand sailing horizons with a modern sportboat in open waters outside protected harbors and lakes, there's only one choice: J/80. Sailing World magazine rated J/80 as easier to handle, less intimidating, safer and better suited for sailing offshore than other modern sportboats tested. Numbers highlight the reason: the 1440-pound lead keel with bulb on the J/80 weighs nearly the same as the leading competitor's entire boat. The most important standard when it comes to a forgiving design, family sailing fun and sailing in open waters is stability. The J/80 is certified for Design Category B of the EU Recreational Craft Directive of the ISO (International Standards Organization) which states that qualifying boats are designed for waves up to 13 feet high with winds to 41 knots, or conditions which may be encountered on offshore voyages of sufficient length or on coasts where shelter may not always be immediately available. These conditions may also be experienced on inland seas (or lakes) of sufficient size for the wave height to be generated. Other monohull sportboats with retractable sprits under 30 feet are rated for Category C, designed for waves of less than 7 feet and winds less than 33 knots or conditions which might be encountered on exposed inland waters, in estuaries, and in coastal waters in moderate weather conditions. J/80 combines simplicity of operation, confidence building, stability, and 15-knot spinnaker rides in an affordable, low maintenance and trailerable package. It even has 4 berths and a 12-foot-long cockpit. Sailors can try one out or refine their skills with expert instructions, prior to delivery of their own boat, at a J World Sailing School in Annapolis or San Diego.

Sail Area


  • IJPE : 337.00 sq ft
  • I : 31.50 ft
  • J : 9.50 ft
  • P : 30.00 ft
  • E : 12.50 ft
  • Working Sail Area : 338.00 sq ft

Spars and Rigging

 Fractional keel stepped aluminium mast and boom by Sparcraft. Boom features internal out haul and reefing line. Retractable carbon bowsprit with auto retract line and Harken roller furling gear on adjustable Dyform forestay.

  • Dyneema Main halyard
  • Dyneema Spinnaker halyard
  • Dyneema Jib halyard
  • Dyneema Jib sheets
  • Light and standard spinnaker sheets
  • Adjustable backstay and forestay
  • Tack line
  • Harken main sheet traveller with new control lines
  • Harken ratchet block with cam block
  • Harken turning blocks for spinnaker sheets
  • Harken ratchet blocks for spinnaker sheets
  • Harken primary winches
  • Harken Carbo blocks on tracks for cross winching jib
  • Jib tracks with adjustable cars
  • Kicker with dual control lines
  • Cunningham tackle


Vessel well equipped with sails to suit all conditions. These include:

  • North Dacron Radial Mainsail - 2012 - New One regatta only
  • North Dacron Main - 2007 - Fair
  • Elvestrom Dacron Main - 2009 - Good
  • North Kevlar Jib - 2011 - Very Good used only twice
  • Goacher Kevlar Jib - 2010 - Good
  • Elvestrom Kevlar Jib - 2009 - Good
  • North MR-3 Spinnaker - 2012 - Brand New and only used once
  • North .75 oz Spinnaker - 2007 - Fair
  • Elvestrom Spinnaker - 2009 - Good



Vessel is well equipped and comes complete with a purpose built RM twin axle braked trailer. Trailer serviced in 2011. The trailer includes a plastic storage box, ratchet trailer straps and set of 2000kg tested lifting strops.There is also a fully rigged gin pole and pad to assist in the stepping of the mast. Also included are:

  • Mooring lines and fenders
  • Cockpit storage bags
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Tack Tick Micro Net
  • Tack Tick Micro compass
  • Detachable mast mountings for Tack tick instruments
  • First Aid kit
  • Folding anchor with warp and chain
  • Horse shoe buoy
  • Throwing line and float
  • Ronstan tiller extension
  • Windex
  • Mariner 4hp 2-stroke engine


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.

Custom Contact Information

This vessel is currently ashore on her trailer. Due to location, viewings are by prior appointment only. To arrange please call 015394 88050