2002 J Boats J/120
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The J/120 is as fine an all-around forty foot cruising/racing yacht as one can find, with a fantastic cockpit, a commodious three-cabin interior, and a perfect rig for short-handed or fully crewed sailing. Performance is legendary, and the J-sprit asymmetric kite is a dream to use. This boat, DALRAIDA, has two essential and important performance features – THE DEEP DRAFT KEEL AND THE CARBON FIBER RIG.
DALRAIDA is an exceptional example and an unusual offering. Hull number 181, she has enjoyed constant and proper care by a single owner since her build in 2002. These owners have babied the boat – never abusing her, and it shows. She has NEVER been raced. The spinnaker has been up 4 times since new. The sails are original, but properly cared for and looking just fine. The entire boat shows no wear and tear – it is as good a J/120 as you may ever find. I do not say this lightly – I encourage you to come see her and let me know what you think.
- J Boats
- Stonington, CT, US
- Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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- 40 ft - 12.19 meter
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- 38 (Individual), 38 (combined)
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Most J/120 buyers need very little introduction to the features and benefits of this design. So rather than provide endless rhetoric, I will provide you with the relevant details. The photos tell the rest of the story.
ORIGINAL ORDER FACTORY OPTIONS:
Two tone decks
Deluxe Teak Trim Group - teak hull ceilings, additional cabinets and bookshelves
Force Ten 2-bruner Propane stove with oven
Gates port and starboard
3rd Battery and Battery Charger
Removable bow roller
Cockpit and helmsman cushions
Main – Halsey Spectra Tri-radial cruising cut
Jib – 105% Halsey Spectra Tri-radial cruising cut
Asymmetrical Spinnaker – Halsey. Used 4 times, with and ATN sleeve for easy handling.
Lazy Jacks for Mainsail
Majestic Blue Awlgrip in excellent condition
Decks – two tone with grey non-skid. Also excellent condition
Gel-coat crazing on smooth deck areas is apparent but not severe and properly waxed (and therefore not very obvious)
Sail cover in excellent condition
Dodger – by Thurston – new three years ago. Excellent condition.
SS grab rail on aft edge of dodger
WINCHES and deck hardware:
Primary Winches – Harken 48 2 speed self tailing
Secondary winches – Harken 44 2 speed self tailing
Starboard cabin top winch – 44 2 speed self tailing
Port Cabin top winch (Mail Halyard, etc) – NEW ELECTRIC Harken self tailing.
Sailtec backstay adjuster – recently rebuilt.
Harken Roller Furling
Raymarine RL70C at Nav station
Raymarine RL70C at helm
Raymarine ST6001 Auto Pilot – at helm
Raymarine ST60 Speed in sea hood
Raymarine ST60 Depth in sea hood
Raymarine ST60 Multi in Sea Hood
Raymarine ST60 Wind speed/direction in Sea hood
Raymariine 215 DSC VHF
Stereo with BOSE speakers
Fortress FX-23 Aluminum anchor with chain and rode
Interior cabin sole varnished – excellent condition
Interior cushions in excellent condition
Two propane tanks in dedicated propane locker
Aft Radar mast
DALRAIDA will not disappoint if you are looking for the best J/120 on the market, fairly priced, and with deep draft and carbon rig. Have question? Please give me a call!
IJPE : 781.00 sq ft
I : 50.50 ft
J : 14.50 ft
P : 46.50 ft
E : 17.75 ft
Working Sail Area : 780.00 sq ft
Manufacturer Provided Description
The J/120's cockpit seat-backs are angled outward for sailing comfort to windward as well as lounging in harbor. It has flared topsides that slap waves down instead of bouncing them up onto the deck. The J/120 has a balanced, not wedged, hull shape with enough reserve buoyancy forward to lift the bow easily over waves when surfing off the wind.
Sail controls are within easy reach for trimming mainsail and Genoa (or asymmetric spinnaker) on long coastal passages - without leaving the wheel or relocating a safety harness. Two people can fly the asymmetrical to steady the boat and sail fast enough to make port in time for a walk ashore.
The J-120's performance is a function of a low center of gravity, a narrow waterline, good draft and a powerful sail area to displacement ratio. A key contributor is high-quality balsa-core laminate construction with 65 to 70 percent glass content achieved with TPI's resin infusion process.
And, owners can go one step further by selecting the Hall Spars carbon-fiber mast rather than aluminum. The 120 lbs. saved up high is the equivalent of having two 200 lbs. crew on the weather rail when sailing to windward.
Reaching at over 10 knots becomes almost a daily occurrence in a J-120. Two people can safely fly the asymmetrical spinnaker on its 7-foot retractable carbon-fiber J-Sprit. No one has to go on deck when the spinnaker is deployed. It's contained in a snuffer sock operated from the cockpit. Jibing is as easy as letting go the old sheet and pulling in the new one. Sailing downwind, the spinnaker projects out to windward from behind the wind shadow of the mainsail, driving the apparent wind as much as 50 degrees forward of true wind direction.
The J-120's boat speed and wind speed are about equal in six knots of wind with a remarkable downwind velocity of nearly two-thirds the wind's speed.