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J- 97

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Boat REF# 227572
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.61m (31'6")
Year 2010
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin and Bulb
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp, Volvo D1-20 (2010)
Lying Isle of Wight


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Extra Details

Designer J - Boats
Builder J - Boats
Lying Isle of Wight
Fuel capacity 59.1 ltr (13.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 118.2 ltr (26.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo D1-20 (2010)
Engine Hours engine1:   320
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 2 blade folding
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


LOA 9.61m (31'6")
LWL 8.11m (26'7")
Beam 3.35m (11'0")
Draft Max 1.92m (6'4")
Displacement 3,900kg (8,599.5lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Sparcraft Aluminium spars (2010) with Dyform standing rigging (2010)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail North - Slab (2015) 2 Reefs
Headsail North - Hank on (2015)
Other sails See list (2016)
Spinnaker gear tick

Tapered aluminium mast with double airfoil spreader clear anodised
Lateral Dyform rigging with Rod headstay Backstay with split bottom portion, adjustment tackle led to either side of cockpit
Boom with internal outhaul 6:1 purchase system, mainsail reef line sheaves, main sheet and rigid vang tangs
Carbon bowsprit controlled from cockpit retracting into a watertight box
Rod kicker with cascade purchase system

J1 – A NEW 09/2015
J2 3DL 860 (Carbon/Aramid) 12,600 Dpi (2014) J3.5 500S Heavy Jib c/w TC (2010 Heavy Inshore/Offshore)
Storm Jib
A2 Asymetric Spinnaker Superkote 75 2010 (White)
A3 Asymetric Spinnaker Superkote 130 2010 (Red)
A4 Asymetric Spinnaker (Blue)
Standard Mainsail 3DL 860 (50:50 Carbon/Aramid) 12,600 Dpi NEW
Offshore Mainsail (2012)
Inshore Mainsail 3DL Carbon 500s c/w TC with one reef (2010)
J2 – A 500S Medium Jib c/w TC (2010 Medium Inshore)
J2 – B (Medium Offshore or TF1 (2012))

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin and Bulb
Finish Gelcoat finish

Patented 'SCRIMP' resin infusion moulding system of hull and deck
Lead bulb keel with 316L ss structure


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Main saloon with 2 settee berths, V berth forward and owners cabin aft. Separate head/shower area incorporating wet locker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Tacktick Electronics: T104 - Speed,depth, wind and NMEA system, 1 x dual display, 1 x 360 wind display • T111- Dual line display • T113 - Hand held remote display and wireless interface • 3 x T215 - Dual line maxi displays on Mast bracket • T909 - Compass transducer • T233 - Three way maxi mast bracket, T943 - Flush fitting hull transducer
Standard Horizon GPS CP 300 navigator c/w external antenna
Hummimgbird DSC VHF with Hawk antenna
Raymarine ST 2000+ tiller pilot
Radio/CD stereo with 4 speakers

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
2 Harken 44.2 STA (self-tailing) primary winches
2 Harken 40.2 STA (self-tailing) halyard winches
2 Aluminium lock-in winch handles
Mainsheet purchase and fine tune
Harken adjustable mainsheet traveller with 4 :1 purchase mounted on cockpit seats
Harken jib single tracks with 5 :1 car controls led to cleats by coach roof
4 mooring cleats
2 opening ports on saloon coach roof sides
2 opening ports for aft cabin and toilet compartment
Jib inhaulers, cunningham system, elastics and lacing for jib stowage
4 rope bags
Laminated tiller with spinlock tiller extension

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

ISAF Cat 4 safety equipment (excluding lifejackets)

Broker's Comments

Cruising World reviewed the J/97 back in 2010 and summed up by saying "Wherever you're headed, the J/97 will provide the joy of sailing". Considered a true racer/cruiser she scored highly all round and particularly for her sailing performance whilst remaining easy to handle and comfortable enough to be enjoyed by the family

She has been raced by experienced crews and posted good results but is considered to be one of the more lightly used of the J/97s and has always been well cared for. Sails and cushions are stored ashore and all gear maintained and serviced regularly and she was found clean, dry and very well presented.

The cockpit and decks are uncluttered and again versatility is the key with enough space and comfort for cruising and everything laid out for ease of use. Asymmetric downwind sails fly from a retractable bowsprit controlled from the helm making her ideal for shorthanded sailing as well as fully crewed

Down below she is light and airy, easy to clean and maintain but attractive with it and with a separate heads/shower area and lots of useable storage throughout she would be a pleasure to stay aboard.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This J- 97 has been personally photographed and viewed by Corinne Gillard of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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