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2002 J Boats J/42

  • 42 ft
  • Racer and Cruiser
  • Portsmouth, RI, US

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  • 2002 J Boats J/42
  • 2002 J Boats J/42
  • 2002 J Boats J/42
  • 2002 J Boats J/42
  • 2002 J Boats J/42
  • 2002 J Boats J/42
  • 2002 J Boats J/42
  • 2002 J Boats J/42
  • 2002 J Boats J/42
  • 2002 J Boats J/42


Arrowhead is a wonderful cruising yacht with almost all systems and infrastructure recently updated to a high standard. Originally built for the J boat designer, Rod Johnstone, the manufacturer took special care to finish the interior with details usually found on much larger sailing yachts. As an example, you immediately notice the beautiful cherry interior with countersunk and bunged screw holes. The current owner has gone to great detail and expense to maintain the interior and exterior finishes to an "as new" level.
This J 42, when in race mode, has had a history of outstanding performances. Hull #62 has competed in the 2015 Trans-Atlantic race (7th place), and every Newport to Bermuda race since she came out of the factory mold. (two 2nd place and one third-place trophy's)
When you look at the interior fit and finish you don't see a race boat, therein lies what is special about Arrowhead. This yacht is outfitted for worldwide cruising with updated house systems, sails, and running rigging inventories. The yacht is optimized for ocean racing in double-handed mode, which makes short-handed operation easy. A two to one main halyard, two deep reefing points with Dutchman Sail Control operated from the cockpit, and a #3 headsail is all you need to sail at hull speed in 15 knots of true wind.
While classic in profile and layout, the J/42 stepped into the future when considering structural strength, performance, ease-of-handling, stability, and sailing comfort. This progress is now available to the cruising sailor in a boat that handles like a 35 footer, with the solid feel and motion of a 50 footer. 
Arrowhead is fitted with a custom Jim Taylor designed keel which reduces displacement by 1,000 pounds and improves performance to weather by 5 degrees apparent wind angle. This further enhances the already excellent sailing characteristics and performance of the J/42 both on the racecourse, and when on a hard beat to weather while cruising
The patented SCRIMP process pulls triple the normal vacuum-bagging levels to draw all the air out of cored hull & deck laminates and to draw a slow-curing resin into every void in a single step. It's a better and healthier way to build boats because toxic styrene emissions are eliminated. It offers higher strength (65% vs. typical 40% glass content) and a void-free laminate far superior to hand lay-up or chopper gun construction. The savings in weight is added to the bottom of the keel in the form of a lead bulb, shaped as an inverted wedge with a tapered tail aft. This is why J/42's center of gravity (CG) is so much lower than other cruisers. A low VCG means greater stability, which means better sail carrying ability. The greater sail area dampens the motion of the hull/deck/rig in waves. Pitch & roll create resistance to water flow around the hull and air flow past the sails. By reducing resistance, the J/42 sails faster and more comfortably. Sea kindliness, and how a boat handles the sea, also relates to how it handles the crew at sea and how the crew may subsequently enjoy interior amenities when arriving in port.


Basic Information

J Boats
Portsmouth, RI, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Racer and Cruiser
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
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Dimensions & Weight

42 ft - 12.8 meter
42 ft - 12.8 meter
12 ft 2 in - 3.71 meter
Draft - max:
7 ft 9 in - 2.36 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:
18700 lbs


Cruise Speed:
9 MPH - 7.82 KTS
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
Max Speed:
11 MPH - 9.56 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
31 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
100 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
40 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
Total Sleeps:
Total Heads:
Captains Cabin:
Crew Cabins:
Crew Berths:
Crew Sleeps:
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IJPE : 790.00 sq ft
I : 50.50 ft
J : 14.75 ft
P : 46.50 ft
E : 18.00 ft
Working Sail Area : 790.00 sq ft
Manufacturer Provided Description
The J42 is designed to fulfill two goals: Privacy for each of two couples when cruising, or ample space and convenience for one couple living aboard for an extended period of time. Sailing the J-42 is easy for one person, thanks to superb wheel response and a common-sense sail plan. J-42 balances well and sails upwind faster under mainsail only than some cruisers using both main and large genoa. A self-draining deck anchor-storage locker, behind the standard Lewmar electric windlass, is big enough for an anchor rode and a cruising spinnaker, ready-to-fly in a "snuffer" sock (two in inventory). A watertight collision bulkhead separates this locker from a spacious owners' stateroom with twin berths (convertible to an over-size double) The main cabin features exceptional joiner work in varnished cherry with cold-molded fiddles with fully paneled doors, and oval door trim. Vertical panels are hand-matched "grain" cherry with a durable hand-rubbed varnish finish. Two main settees double as sea-berths and are pitched outboard 5 degrees for secure sleeping at anchor. Stainless overhead grab rails are excellent handholds, drying racks, and lee-cloth anchors. The J-shaped galley is well-ventilated next to the companionway and features a recessed, deep, double sink in a Corian countertop. Five deck hatches over interior living spaces are mounted on the cabin trunk to permit use when sailing. Exceptional ventilation throughout the yacht is provided by four polished stainless Dorade intakes, 11 opening ports and hatches, and the dodger-protected companionway.
House systems are designed for extended cruising, and comfortable ocean racing:
-Refrigeration is a dual system, fully redundant, with independent feeds to the Seafrost plate featuring both an engine drive compressor and the 12V Tradewinds compressor. The box is customized with a deep freeze compartment and regular refrigeration compartment (frozen food Newport to England).
-A Force Ten 3-Burner North America Standard gas stove and 30L oven serve up gourmet meals for the entire crew, safely and easily.
-A Spectra Newport Watermaker features 8 GPH 12-volt performance which augments the 100 gallons of freshwater tankage divided into two 50 Gallon polypropylene white tanks. Variable speed quiet Marco water pump.
- Webasto Diesel Heat with vents in both heads and cabins keep the cabin comfortable when extended the cruising season, or that chilly first night of the Bermuda Race.
- New head assemblies in both heads, with the forward "ensuite" head featuring the Raritan FreshHead freshwater unit. H/C Shower units with pans and shower sump pumps in both heads. Holding tanks systems for both heads with deck pump-out access and manual overboard pump-out systems in place.
-All interior lighting converted to LED, with main cabin lighting featuring dimmer switches.
- House AGM battery system upgraded to three Group 31 units for 345 AH of house power feeding a Mastervolt 2500 Combi Inverter/Charger. A separate Group 31 battery serves as the engine start battery and can be combined with the house bank for 460 AH of house power!! A Balmar 150 Amp Alternator with QuickCharge Regulator keeps the system easily topped off. Digital 12V panel with house system breakers.  Bass 120V AC panel with house breakers and shore power and inverter interface.
Navigation Electronics
Raymarine Axiom Chart Plotter (2) one at Helm one at Nav station - 2018
Raymarine Quantum Chirp Radar on radar aft mast - 2018
Raymarine Evolution Autopilot - 2018
EV1 Fluxgate
              ACU 200 Control unit
              P70 Control Head (also control from either Axiom Display)
              Type One Linear Drive
Raymarine ST 60 Wind Speed Depth
Raymarine St to STng Converter - 2018
Raymarine Repeater Displays (I70’s (2), ST60 Multi’s (3), ST60 Graphics (2)
Raymarine ST 60 Competition mast head wind unit and cockpit display
Raymarine SR150 Sirius Weather - 2015
Raymarine AIS650 Dual Channel AIS – 2015
Raymarine Raystar GPS 130 – 2015
AIS/VHF Antenna Splitter to masthead
Digital Yacht NavLink NMEA Wireless Router 2015
Spare VHF Antenna on Radar Aft Mast
Spare AIS Antenna on Radar Aft Mast
Tri Lens Radar Reflector on Radar Aft Mast
Icom M710 SSB Radio (Decommissioned) Tuner and wiring installed
Iridium Go Sat Nav Wireless Unit – 2018
Standard Quantum GX5000 VHF with Ram Mic for helm station – 2016
New Sony Bluetooth stereo and cockpit speakers – 45W per channel – 2018
22” ViewSonic LED Display with Displayport/USB/HDMI interface – 2015
Custom monitor mount and articulating arm for navigation station and main salon viewing - 2014
12 Volt and 120 Volt Electrical System
Mastervolt Combi 2500 Inverter Charger – 2013
Mastervolt MMIC Power Management Package - 2013
Shore Power installation – 2013
Bass 110V AC Panel – 2013
Group 31 AGM House Battery Bank #3 at 345 AH – 2017
Group 31 Engine Start Battery #1 at 115 AH – 2017
Balmar 150 Amp Alternator – 2017
House Systems
Sanitation hose – complete refit including check valves – 2013
New forward holding tank – 2016
New aft head pump assembly – 2020
New Fresh Water Head forward – 2018
New Shower Sump pumps – fore/aft – 2017
Fresh Water Deck Wash system with quick release fitting - 2016
New Spectra Ventura 150 Watermaker (8GPH) - 2015
New Spectra MPC Automatic control unit  - 2015
Webasto Airtop 5500 Heating unit
Marco UP/6E Variable Rate Fresh Water Pump – 2020
New Hot water system – engine and 110V – 2016
Seafrost Tradewinds 12V refrigeration compressor with discreet plate plumbing - 2014
Replaced entire cabin sole. Sealed and varnished both sides – 2017
Bilges refit and gel coated – 2017
Aluminum mast step IBeam refit, recoated, painted - 2017
Keel bolt spring washer plates manufactured and installed - 2017
Limber holes cleaned and enlarged in stringers - 2017
New Shower pan in forward head – 2017
Major interior refinishing with rubbed effect varnish – 2017
New Interior Cushions – S & S Fabrics – 2020
Sails: (All Doyle unless otherwise noted)
Main Sails
2015 DP BX25 Ocean Racing Main with upper adjustable batens
2012 Stratis Ocean Racing Main with upper adjustable battens
2007 Stratis racing main, Kevlar with taffeta both sides
2005 Dacron main – delivery and cruising (never used)
Head Sails
2018 Stratis Ocean 130% #2 with re-enforced luff at 100% rollup
2015 DP BX20 110% #3 with Roller Battens
2014 DP BX20 135% #2
2010  #3 with horizontal battens (brand new never used)
2009 155% Med – Hvy #1 genoa
2008 #4 high cut jib (roller furls)
2007 148% Kevlar roller furl genoa
2007 138% Kevlar genoa
2007 130% Kevlar genoa with taffeta
2006 148% jib top roller furl
Down Wind
2016 Windseeker
2010  Code Zero with Profurl Single line Furler
2010 Asymm re-paneled 2010 (UK)
2008 Asymm Runner with sock Assembly
2007 Symmetrical spinnaker (used less than 1 hour)
2007 130% wind seeker
Storm Sails
2006 Storm jib (orange)
2002 Storm Trysail
Sail Handling
Two Sail Covers – one for Lazy Jacks and one for Dutchman
Dutchman Assembly BX25 Main – 2018
Lazy Jack Assembly three other Mains - 2012
New Standing Rod Rigging 2015
New Running Rigging – Halyards, Sheets, Car Lines, etc 2018-2020
Hall Carbon Fiber Mast completely refit at Hall/Bristol - 2015
Hall Boom and Rod Vang Goosenecks replaced - 2015
Complete mast and boom rig painted – 2016
Harken Mk III furling unit refit with new luff assembly 2015
Code Zero/ LRH custom stainless tack assembly on stem head - 2020
Selden removable sprit for Spinnaker Tack - 2015
New Shuster Rudder Bearings - 2013
New Dodger – S&S Fabrics - 2020
New Bimini -  S&S Fabrics - 2020
New Cockpit Cover Connector - 2020
Racing Sprayhood – White Stamoid - 2015
Cabin Sole and Companionway Covers – Two Sets
Sunbrella Boom Tent - 2012
Main Salon Table Cover - 2012
Cockpit Table Cover
Canvas Bookshelf Enclosures – Port and Strbrd Main Salon - 2012
Hull, Deck and Topsides
Deck completely ground down to eliminate cosmetic crazing and refinished with new gel coat sprayed on. See pics. Every port, hatch, and all deck hardware removed during this process – re-bedded – and refastened – 2013
Topsides painted and clear coated with Awlgrip and Awlcraft - 2014 - Stars and stripes blue
Both large main deck hatches replaced – 2016
Bottom Stripped – faired – painted – 2016 (Vivid Petit white)
Jim Taylor designed keel – 2009 Enhanced performance(removed 1000 lbs from the total weight)
Bilges refit and gel-coated while cabin sole was out of the boat – 2017
Aluminum mast step IBeam refit, recoated, painted – 2017
(This was all cosmetic but easy to do when the cabin sole was removed)
Keel bolt spring washer plates re-manufactured and re-installed - 2017
Limber holes cleaned and enlarged in stringers - 2017
Chainplates removed and re-bedded – 2014
New Lewmar Concept 2 Windlass – 2018
New Vulcan 15 anchor - 2018
Carbon wheel 2010
Yanmar 1000 hour service (valves, injectors, pumps, seals, etc.) 2018
New motor mounts 2018
Exhaust elbow boiled and serviced 2018
Shark Teeth line cutter on prop shaft 2015
Varifold 3 blade folding 18” prop – low drag – 2014
New Morse single lever control at pedestal - 2016
New Teflex throttle and transmission cables - 2016


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