J-Boats J-35 Sloop Racer

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Boat REF# 213515
US$28,900.00 (Approx £20,996.80) Reduced
LOA 10.67m (35'0")
Year 1984
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 27hp, Yanmar 30MD (1984)
Lying Tacoma, WA USA - Shown by Appointment

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  • Contact Gary Buck
  • Telephone +1 206 282 0110
  • Mobile +1 253 686 9828
  • Email garybuck@boatshedtacoma.com


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Extra Details

Designer Rod Johnstone
Builder TPI
Lying Tacoma, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 27hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 30MD (1984)
Engine Hours engine1:   Unknown
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade bronze folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.3 ltr (0.5 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots

Yanmar 3 cylinder is raw water cooled with no hour meter. It doesn't show obvious signs of corrosion and it runs well. There are two batteries plus an on board battery charging system.


LOA 10.67m (35'0")
LWL 9.14m (30'0")
Beam 3.56m (11'8")
Draft Max 2.06m (6'9")
Displacement 4,536kg (10,001.7lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Hall Spars Aluminium spars (1984) with Rod standing rigging (unknown year)


Mainsail North (2 mains) - Slab (unknown year) Fully Battened, 2 Reefs
Headsail Sobstad (3 number 1s) - Hank on (unknown year)
Other sails 1 #2 headsail (a little smaller) (unknown year)
1 #3 headsail (high wind sail) (unknown year)
3 Spinnaker sails each a different weight (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Full inventory of Sobstad and North Sails. Seller reports he has re-rigged the boat with new running rigging and line locks.

Electrical Systems

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


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

As is necessary to make a strong but light boat, the J/35 uses some sophisticated construction techniques. Both the hull and deck are balsa-cored, with the end-grain balsa inside layers of biaxial and unidirectional fiberglass. As with any cloth, there is less stretch and more strength parallel to the glass fibers than across them, and the biaxial and unidirectional cloth used by Tillotson-Pearson lets the builder arrange the cloth throughout the hull so its strength is in line with the forces that occur during hard sailing.

Unlike most boats, the main structural bulkhead which takes the forces of the rig is a molded fiberglass piece, and the floors are made up of glass beams to which both the mast step and the external lead keel are fastened.

The hull and deck are strong and, perhaps more importantly, stiff, so that there is a minimum of flexing when the boat is being pushed. The quality of the construction is evident in that over time they are still able to handle the rig forces of a pumped-up backstay on a hard beat.

The seller reports the keel has been re-positioned and strengthened along with bottom strengthening. This vessel is from the New Orleans area and was raced in the East Coast Nationals where it is reported the boat took first place honors around 1990.

In 2016 as a result of survey the vessel was found to have a void aft and starboard of the keel on the bottom. The boat was hauled and the void repaired by the owner under the supervision of a yacht repair specialist. The bottom was sanded and remains unpainted, on stands, on the hard, waiting for a bottom paint job and return to the water. Call for details.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Pressurised water system tick

Forward cabin could be used as a berth but on this boat it's a sail storage area. There are 2 sleeping settees and 2 quarter berths. This has the preferred interior for racers. Removable V-berth with head just aft to port, hanging storage to starboard both with removable teak grates for head floor. Teak and holly cabin sole, moulded teak trim, teak bulkheads and removable teak bulkhead mounted table with magazine rack. Port and starboard settee berths in main cabin. Stand up chart table with ice box underneath with enclosed shelf and instrument shelf. Standard galley with sink and Origo alcohol burner stove and oven. Ventilation provided by three hatches and six opening ports. Large port and starboard quarter-berths with shelves.

2 burner spirit cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Kenwood stereo, Standard Horizon VHF, NEXUS Wind, Speed, Depth, Auto-Pilot, GPS Navigation Seller reports Nav Instruments were replaced about 10 years ago.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Instrument Covers tick

4 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
(Danforth Style)
Anchor is stowed with a very short piece of chain and rope rode.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The J-35 is a well regarded racing sloop with the added feature of having some room below for cruising. A modest galley with two-burner stove and ice box, a head with shower and sleeping berths for six make this a suitable family cruiser or a smokin" hot race boat. This particular one has a sail inventory that gives you all the options you may need for both purposes.

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

This J-Boats J-35 Sloop Racer has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Tacoma. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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