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2004 J Boats J/109

  • 35 ft
  • Racer and Cruiser
  • Stonington, CT, US

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PIECES OF EIGHT is a fabulous J/109 - she is kept clean and tidy by a knowledgeable owner and shows better than most of her siblings as a result.  She is comprehensively equipped, but only lightly raced for the last several years.
She had a new rig, standing rigging and running rigging, as well as a fresh awlgrip paint job, as a result of having a boat next to her on land fall over and damage her rig and scratch the hull.  There was no structural damage other than the bent rig.  She also received a new Harken roller furler at the same time, and new rudder bearings, as well as a number of other updates and regular maintenance items.  The owner used the event as an opportunity to have the entire boat inspected and cared for as necessary.
We highly recommend PIECES OF EIGHT for anyone who wants to rac or cruise the J/109.  She is one of the best for racing with her essential deep draft keel and new rig and rigging, and for cruising, her crisp condition makes her a real delight over many other examples that have been raced hard.  Come see her, she is worth the trip.


Basic Information

J Boats
Stonington, CT, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Racer and Cruiser
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
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Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

35 ft - 10.67 meter
35 ft 3 in - 10.74 meter
Draft - max:
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:


Cruise Speed:
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Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
Fresh Water Tank:
Holding Tank:




IJPE : 643.00 sq ft
I : 46.50 ft
J : 13.25 ft
P : 43.25 ft
E : 15.50 ft
Working Sail Area : 644.00 sq ft


The J/109 features the popular carbon fiber retractable bowsprit and asymmetric spinnaker system and a versatile 2-cabin interior layout with standing headroom. She is designed with a very low VCG, long waterline, and generous sail plan with the horsepower for competitive racing and stability for relaxed cruising when the racing crew is not aboard.
The J/109 fits within the current J/Boat sprit range as a stable, easy-to-sail performance boat with the interior volume necessary for comfortable cruising and a great dual purpose deck layout. The sleek profile and generous sailplan give one an immediate sense of the speed potential of the J/109. The hull profile reveals a long waterline, low wetted surface and a low VCG fin keel (7 feet), designed for excellent stability when sailing short-handed.
The deck/cockpit layout is a cross between the J/105 and J/120, the two J/stable-mates that clearly bracket the targeted market for the J/109. Sail handling systems follow the J philosophy of keeping things easy. Halyards and reef lines are cockpit led, mainsheet controls are within reach of the wheel, and inboard sheeting tracks permit the use of both overlapping and non-overlapping headsails.
There is ample on-deck stowage, thanks to the removable transom locker, cockpit seat locker and a bow compartment large enough for both the anchor rode and the asymmetric spinnaker.
The interior is European-style with two private sleeping cabins and an option for a pull-out double in the large main cabin. The L-shaped galley includes a double sink, 2-burner propane stove and a pressure water system. The nav station is a large sit-down forward-facing console with abundant space for instrument displays. The head is conveniently located aft near the companionway, providing easy access from the cockpit while underway.


PIECES OF EIGHT was ordered with the following options:
Removable dock box (aft of hem)
Two-tone decks
4 bookshelves and cupboards ini main cabin
Wood lining (ceilings) on sides of main and forward cabins
Opening ports facing aft
Opening ports in main cabin
Marina Package:  110 AC shore power with cable
DC refrigeration
3rd battery
Cockpit shower
New main, 2015, North Sails, with slugs
All sails inspected annually
New chart plotter at helm, with custom pedestal mount 2015
Cabin sole replaced with Teak and Holly - 2015
Lazy jack system (light weight) 2015
Low drag line cutter installed 2015
All head hoses and  shower sump pump replaced 2015
Three new batteries - 2017
most interior lights replaced with LED 2017
new bilge pump and wiring 2017
headsail cover/sock 2017
Stereo with Sirius receiver 2017
Fresh spayed Baltoplate bottom 2018
NOTE:   Keel sump liner factory authorized update done by Pilot's Point Marina 2007
Hull & Deck Construction:
Baltek Contourkore end grained balsa composite construction using biaxal and unidirectional glass with vinylester resin on the outer hull layer
Patented “SCRIMP” resin infusion system moulding process for optimum laminate strength.
Off-white deck with a high traction non-skid.
Custom Slate Grey Awlgrip Hull Paint (2014)
Fore deck and helmsman molded toe rails.
Large bow locker with laminated watertight forward collision bulkhead.
Large cockpit storage locker on starboard.
Propane bottle storage.
Moulded stern platform with removable swimming ladder.
Moulded spray shield with dodger storage and companionway instrument pod.
GRP moulded structural bulkhead bonded to hull and deck.
All intermediate bulkheads glassed to hull and deck for stiffness.
Heavy-duty fibreglass floor stringer grid infused into hull, including mast and chain plate structure.

Keel and Rudder:
Low VCG Keel of cast lead with antimony bolted and bonded to deep molded stub with sump.
Balanced high aspect spade rudder construction using biaxal and unidirectional glass and large diameter anodised aluminium stock mounted in self-aligning bearings.
Aluminium wheel with natural leather grip on custom moulded pedestal with compass, brake and stainless guard.
Emergency tiller.

Spars and Rigging:
Tapered SPARCRAFT aluminum mast with double airfoil spreaders (2014)
Continuous Rod rigging (2014)
Integral hydraulic backstay adjuster.
Boom with internal outhaul 8:1 purchase system, mainsail reef line sheaves, main sheet and rigid vang tangs.
Headsail furling system - Harken, 2014
Retractable carbon fiber bowsprit with seal.
Solid boom vang with cascade purchase system.
Complete running rigging package (new halyards, 2014)
Deck Hardware and Equipment:
Harken 46 Self-tailing primary winches.
harken 40 Self-tailing halyard winches on cabin top.
lock-in winch handles (2)
2 PVC handle holders.
Mainsheet purchase with fine tune.
Adjustable mainsheet traveller with 4:1 purchase led to a cleat on both sides.
Adjustable genoa and jib tracks with 4:1 car controls led to cleats by coach roof.
Cockpit foot blocks for genoa sheets.
Spinnaker sheet blocks on U-bolts.
Tack block on pad-eye at bowsprit end.
5 halyard/reef turning blocks.
Halyards lead aft through 2 quadruple organizers and 4 rope clutches on each side of companionway.
Tack line led aft to rope clutch on starboard side of coach roof.
Bowsprit control line leading to a cam cleat on aft of coach roof bulkhead.
2 bow mooring cleats.
2 stern mooring cleats.
Stem head fitting.
Custom s/s stem plate with tack fitting, removable anchor roller.
S/S chain plates for shrouds and backstay.
Foredeck opening hatch (500 x 500) with vent.
Opening hatch (450 x 320) over main saloon.
4 fixed ports (630 x 170) on saloon coach roof sides.
2 opening ports (304 x 155) for aft cabin and toilet compartment.
1 opening port (350 x 170) in cockpit (aft cabin).
1 vent above head area.
3 line bags.
2 s/s handrails on coach roof.
S/S pushpit and pulpit .
Double s/s lifelines, 8 stainless stanchions, 4 with reinforcing leg.
Plexi-glass companionway washboards with lock and ventilation grid.
Door storage rack in cockpit locker.
Flag staff holder.

Interior Layout and Finish:
Large hanging locker on port side, storage on starboard.
Forward large double v-berth with storage underneath.
Shelve above berth on port side.
Access door to saloon.
Optional Wood ceilings on hull sides
Interior built using wood, laminated or solid. All wooden parts are varnished or laminated with white Formica. Cabin sole in plywood laminated with wood effect Formica.
Vinyl lined ceilings throughout
Wood ceilings on hull sides
Optional cabinetry and bookshelves
Settee/berths to starboard and port
Water tanks under both berths
Table with drop leafs and bottle storage in the centerline.
Large storage lockers behind backrests.
S/S hand rail on ceiling.
GALLEY (on port side)
Gimballed Propane stove with oven and 2 burners.
S/S double sink.
Pressurized cold water.
Large 90 litres molded icebox/fridge with 12 volt compressor.
Full length locker outboard of galley countertop.
Cold molded fiddles around the edge of the countertop.
Storage under sink with shelf and space for trash bin.
CHART TABLE (on starboard side)
Large chart table facing forward with:
Charts storage under table lid
Locker under chart table
Vinyl Nav. Seat cushion with backrest
Large hinged instruments panel, outboard, with electrical panel.
AFT CABIN (on port side)
Access door to saloon
Large hanging locker
Changing seat
Double berth
Access panel to engine
Fuel tank under berth
AFT HEAD (on starboard side)
Access door to saloon
Integral 2nd molding for easy maintenance with integral shower tray, sink, access to valves and toilet support shelf.
Pressurized cold water
Marine toilet
Mirror, toilet roll holder and towel rail
Vanity unit
Shower grating
Access door to cockpit storage
Holding Tank
White Formica finish for better wear resistance.
Steps with angled treads between bulkheads.
Handrails integrated in bulkheads.
Main engine access through lifting panel.

Mechanical Systems:
Manual bilge pump in cockpit.
Automatic/manual electric bilge pump with float switch.
Pressurized water system.
1 water tank (96 litres) under starboard berth in saloon.
Ice box drain
Marine toilet
80 AH house battery and 70 AH engine start battery with switches and double diode/circuit breaker.
12V electric panel with fuel gauge and voltmeter.
Halogen lights on ceilings and swivelling tulip lights in cabins.
Ceiling light in head
Light in cockpit locker
Navigation lights on pushpit and pulpit, steaming light and mooring light.
Rig grounded for protection against lightning.

Electronics and Navigation Equipment:
Ockam Performance Marine Electronics System
1 Matrix Display above the Companionway
2 Multi-Function Displays above the Companionway
4 Multi-Function Displays  on a Mast Bracket
Simrad CR44 Chart Plotter / Radar at nav station
Raymarine Chartplotter at helm (2015)
Simrad AP 22 Auto-Pilot
Stereo / CD Player
Battery Voltage Monitor
36 Breaker Electrical Panel

Sail Inventory:
Current Racing Sail Inventory for boat PHRF and One-Design Racing.
10/14                MN-4 Class Mainsail    3DL 680 (on slugs)
11/13               145%  3DL 680     IRC / PHRF   APG-4
10/12               AP-3 105% Class Headsail
02/11               155% 3DL 680  Light #1
10/10               MN-3 Class Mainsail    3DL 680 (Spare)
08/10              PHRF Asymmetric Code 2A , 120 sq mtrs, Airex 600 0.5 oz.
09/09               AP-1 105% Class Headsail
09/07              Class Asymmetric Code 2A, Norlite 60
?                     Class reaching Asymetric, (high wind)
Older Sails Included

Additional Equipment:
Mainsail Cover
Wheel Cover
Instrument Covers
Lifeline Covers
Cockpit Cushions



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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.