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1997 J Boats J160

  • 53 ft
  • Sloop
  • Stonington, CT, US

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This 53' J/160 "Artemis" has had a comprehensive refit, an extensive equipment list and exacting maintenance makes Artemis a superlative example of this ultimate blue water performance cruiser.

Artemis is a true standout example in every regard. What has been created is a fast, easy to manage and comfortable liveaboard cruiser ready to go anywhere, anytime. 


Basic Information

J Boats
Stonington, CT, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
Dark Blue
Rod Johnstone
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

53 ft - 16.15 meter
52 ft 8 in - 16.05 meter
14 ft 6 in - 4.42 meter
Draft - max:
7 ft - 2.13 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:


Cruise Speed:
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
88 (Individual), 88 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
90 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
157 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:




The entire interior is in excellent condition with satin varnish and gloss trim and ceilings all in rich warm, teak. The white Herreshoff bulkheads, custom finished by the renowned Lyman Morse Boatbuilding, gives the interior a unique light and very livable feeling. The sole is teak and holly and the upholstery is Ultra Suede. All spaces are kept comfortable with a choice of generous natural ventilation from opening ports, dorade vents and numerous hatches, from reverse cycle air conditioning, or for those cool or damp days, the wonders of Espar heat. Three staterooms and two heads make it comfortable for a couple or a crowd.

Beginning forward is the master head with VacuFlush toilet, curtained shower stall and vanity and sink. (All black water hoses replaced on both fore and aft heads in 2013)

Next aft is the master stateroom with Pullman berth to port with four huge storage drawers under and a vanity with abundant storage opposite plus a vertical locker with custom shelves. Mast is covered in ultra suede to add to the warm luxurious feel.

The main cabin has a beautiful gloss varnished centerline table with two leaves, which is lowered with a single touch. The table has a center compartment for spirits and drawers in the end or utensils or silverware.

To starboard are three cabinets outboard, the center one containing a flat screen TV and Blue Ray player. Generous storage is provided with drawers behind the settee cushions.

To port is a straight settee with a pilot berth outboard and drawer storage behind the seat back cushions.

The galley is further aft and to port and features a three burner Force 10 stove, oven and broiler, microwave oven, separate freezer and refrigerators cooled by engine drive and or ac Sea Frost compressors. A double stainless sink with fresh, salt and filtered fresh water completes the galley.

Opposite the galley is the extensive nav station with nav equipment flush mounted in teak forward and outboard as well as the full electrical panel mounted aft.

Aft of the nav station is the starboard guest head with VacuFlush toilet which is accessible from the main cabin as well as the starboard aft guest stateroom which features a hanging locker, bureau and significant storage.

Aft of the galley is the port guest stateroom with bureau and abundant storage.

Hull, Deck and Rig

  • Flag Blue Awlgrip hull
  • Light tan non skid decks - in 2010 all deck hardware removed, decks fully reconditioned with AwlGrip to like new condition with zero crazing
  • Hall Spars carbon mast AwlGripped 2014
  • Leisure Furl boom upgraded to current configuration including new mast track and feeder system in 2013
  • Custom Edson wheel in 2013
  • All new high tech running rigging 2013
  • Flawless teak toe rails
  • Electric winches: both primaries, main halyard, port main sheet. All new electric winch buttons 2014
  • New custom dodger, bimini, wheel and binnacle cover in 2013
  • Custom runt block for improved helm visibility
  • Custom binnacle guard 2013
  • New outboard hoist fabricated and install 2014
  • Four stainless dorades
  • Propane grill installed with direct feed from propane locker
  • Cockpit shower
  • Custom anchor locker to accommodate primary and secondary rodes 2013
  • 150' new G4 chain for primary anchor (CQR) plus 150' of 8 strand brait (plaited) rode
  • Secondary anchor is a Fortresss with 30' of chain and 250' of brait (plaited) rode
  • New docklines and fender covers 2013
  • Tan non skid in transom step
  • Large cockpit table


Nav Station:

  • 2014 Furuno Nav Net TZ 9" touch screen chart plotter radar
  • 2014 Furuno AIS
  • 2014 Iridium Beam Sat Phone
  • 2014 SSB ICOM M802
  • 2014 VHF ICOM M604
  • 2014 B & G Hercules 2000 MFD
  • 2014 Simrad auto pilot remote control
  • 2014 RogueWave Wfi booster antenna
  • 2014 Furuno 4 Kw Radar antenna on custom stern post with leveling device


  • 2014 Furuno Nav Net TZ 14" touch screen chart plotter radar
  • 2014 Simrad AP 24 auto pilot control at starboard helm station
  • B & G apparent wind and close hauled analog indicators
  • Three B & G 20/20 MFD displays over companionway
  • B & G Hydra 2000 MFD port helm station
  • B & G Hercules 2000 MFD starboard helm station
  • ICOM Ram mic at helm with remote speaker


  • 2014 Samsung Smart TV with Blue Ray disc player - integrated with Furuno
  • Fusion Stereo system in main salon cabinet, connected with Furuno system in nav station and cockpit
  • B & G Hercules 2000 MFD in master stateroom
  • All B & Gs integrated with NMEA 2000


  • Westerbeke generator with 2400 hrs
  • 50 amp shore power 900 ah of AGM batteries (new 2013)
  • 2014 Mastervolt MASS 2000 watt inverter/charger
  • 2014 solar panels on bimini (224 watts)
  • 32,000 Btu air conditioning in 3 zones, new controls 2013
  • Espar heat to main salon, all three staterooms and both heads - 2013
  • 12 gallon Atlantic stainless hot water tank
  • Domestic fresh water pump with backup pump wired and plumbed
  • Sea Recovery 12 volt watermaker, factory serviced 2014, presently decommissioned
  • All interior lighting converted to LED 2014
  • All nav lights converted to LED


Yanmar 4 cylinder 88 hp turbo diesel with approx 3000 hours

In 2013 the following maintenance items were attended to:

  • New engine mounts
  • New three blade Max Prop 2014 (two blade remains as spare)
  • New Aqua Drive
  • All water strainers for engine, refrigeration and gen set were relocated for better access.
  • All belts and impellers replaced
  • New raw water pump


  • 2011 MSP Hydranet radial offshore mainsail
  • 2006 MSP 105% jib Contender Maxx Carbon/Aramid cruise laminate - good
  • 2008 North 135% genoa - fair condition
  • #4 3DL jib (never used)
  • Heavy #1 genoa Aramid 3DL excellent (lightly used)
  • Medium #1 genoa Aramid 3DL excellent (appears unused)
  • Code Zero with Facnor furler(new, never used)
  • Storm trysail (new)
  • Staysail, windseeker, unused, excellent
  • Large light air asymmetrical spinnaker in new snuffer - good condition
  • Medium reaching asymmetrical spinnaker with snuffer - good condition


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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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.