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2011 J Boats J/97

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

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  • 2011 J Boats J/97
  • 2011 J Boats J/97
  • 2011 J Boats J/97
  • 2011 J Boats J/97
  • 2011 J Boats J/97
  • 2011 J Boats J/97
  • 2011 J Boats J/97
  • 2011 J Boats J/97
  • 2011 J Boats J/97
  • 2011 J Boats J/97

Overview

Versatility + Sailing Performance = European Boat of the Year

The prize of "IRC Boat of the Year" in France is awarded to the builder of a series production boat that has distinguished itself in international IRC competitions throughout Europe. It is presented annually during the "Evening of Ocean Racing" held in conjunction with the Salon Nautique de Paris (Paris Sailboat Show).  The 2012 winner was the J/97E's sistership, the J/97, built by JB Composites in  Les Sables d'Olonne, France.

Didier LeMoal, CEO of JB Composites commented, "The J/97 ultimately demonstrated its pedigree and potential performance in 2011 with several strong campaigns in France and England. J/97 was winner of the Trophy Atlantic UNCL IRC 4 with victories in Spi Ouest France-Intermarché and Grand Prix Crouesty, and a second place in Brest and the Course of Three Islands.  Internationally, the J/97 won 2010 Cowes Week in IRC Class and won the 2011 Garmin Hamble Winter Series by a huge margin in IRC 3 Class against stiff competition."

 

As a versatile cruising boat with a racing pedigree that is so dear to the IRC, the J/97, with 45 boats built to date, is a boat that is well-designed and well-built, benefiting from the professionalism and experience of JB Composites. Whether sailing nationally (France) or internationally, the winning record of the J/97 is eloquent and prophetic: - In France: the J/97 was the winner of the Trophy Atlantic UNCL IRC 4 with victories in Spi Ouest France-Intermarché and Crouesty Grand Prix, and a second place in Brest and the Course of Three Islands.  A remarkable record considering the extremely tough competition from other factory teams. - International: the J/97 was the winner of 2010 Cowes Week in IRC Class and won the "Garmin Hamble Winter Series 2011" by a huge margin in IRC 3 Class against stiff competition from other top teams. The prize of "IRC Boat of the Year" was awarded to Didier LeMoal, CEO of JB Composites at the "Gala Evening of Ocean Racing", the annual awards banquet of UNCL held at the Ecole Militaire, Paris VII, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. Sailing Photo credits- Paul Wyeth- http://www.pwpictures.com

 

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Specifications

Basic Information

Manufacturer:
J Boats
Model:
J/97
Year:
2011
Category:
Sail
Condition:
Used
Location:
Portsmouth, RI, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Yes
Vessel Name:
Sea Bear
Boat Type:
Racer and Cruiser
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
Designer:
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length:
32 ft - 9.75 meter
LOA:
31 ft 6 in - 9.6 meter
Beam:
11 ft - 3.35 meter
Draft - max:
6 ft 3 in - 1.91 meter
Bridge Clearance:
-
Dry Weight:
8600 lbs

Engine

Make:
Yanmar
Model:
Engine(s):
1
Hours:
-
Cruise Speed:
-
Range:
-
Joystick Control:
No
Engine Type:
Inboard
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Horsepower:
-
Max Speed:
-

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
13 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
26 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
-

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Descriptions


Boat Name
Sea Bear

Specs
Builder: J Composites
Designer: Johnstone
Keel: Fin
Hull Shape: Monohull

Dimensions
LOA: 31 ft 6 in
Beam: 11 ft 0 in
LWL: 26 ft 7 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 3 in
Displacement: 8600 lbs
Ballast: 2900 lbs
Dry Weight: 8600 lbs

Engines
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: Yanmar
Drive Type: Sail drive
Engine Hours: 250

Tanks
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (26 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (13 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1

Accommodations
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
 


Manufacturer Provided Description

The J/97 is the first J in over two decades under 32 feet to combine headroom and family cruising accommodations in a high performance, easily driven hull. With the handling ease of an asymmetric spinnaker and non-overlapping headsails, the J/97 promises to be J Boats' most versatile design yet under 35 feet to fit the needs of today's sailing families, both young and old alike. The key to creating a versatile sailboat is staying focused on the quality of the sailing experience, a trait shared by all J designs. Boats that are easily driven, easily handled, and genuinely fun to sail provide greater long-term sailing value to their owners than designs driven by the latest rating rule or designs that are over-compromised to meet the latest styling trends. Form usually follows function in good sailboat design, and the J/97 is no exception.The cockpit features full length seats with back rests, tiller steering, and a unique, partially open transom that incorporates life-raft storage. All sailing controls are within reach of the helmsperson to make the boat very easy to manage. A retractable bow sprit with masthead asymmetric spinnaker allows great all-around performance without the need for numerous skilled crew. The low VCG keel provides exceptional upwind stability while being cruising friendly with swept back leading edge and moderate draft.The interior layout is open and airy and is ideal for one couple cruising with room for more. It includes a spacious main cabin with two settees, galley, forward-facing navigation station; plus an enclosed aft head, V-berth, and aft owner's cabin. Cruising stowage includes a large "garage" aft of the head (accessed through the cockpit seat locker).


Hull and Deck Consruction
  • Baltek Contourkore end grained balsa composite construction using biaxal and unidirectional glass with vinylester resin on the outer hull layer for 10 year warranty against hull blisters.
  • Patented “SCRIMP” resin infusion system molding process for optimum laminate strength with 65-70% glass content in structural skins.
  • Off-white deck with a high traction non-skid.
  • White hull with double boot stripe in choice of gray or navy. (Lower stripe is gelcoat and upper stripe is in vinyl.
  • Foredeck molded toe rail.
  • Large cockpit storage locker to starboard.
  • Gas bottle storage locker.
  • Structural bulkhead bonded to hull & deck with large access to the V-berth area.
  • All intermediate bulkheads glassed to hull and deck for stiffness.
  • Integral floor stringer grid.

Keel & Rudder
  • Low VCG keel with SS 316 SS structural fin & cast lead bulb
  • Keel is bolted & sealed to hull.
  • High aspect ratio composite rudder constructed using biaxial and unidirectional glass and stainless steel stock mounted in JP3 self-aligning bearings.
  • Laminated wood tiller with adjustable tiller extension.

Additional Specifications
  • HULL AND DECK
  • Baltek Contourkore end grained balsa composite construction using biaxal and unidirectional glass with vinylester resin on the outer hull layer for 10 year warranty against hull blisters.
  • Patented "SCRIMP" resin infusion system molding process for optimum laminate strength with 65-70 percent glass content in structural skins.
  • Bulb keel made from lead with S/S 316L structure
  • Off-white deck with a high traction non-skid
  • White hull (other colors optional) with grey single boot stripe
  • Foredeck molded toe rail
  • Large cockpit storage locker on starboard
  • Gas bottle storage locker
  • Structural bulkhead bonded to hull and deck with large access to the V-berth area.
  • All intermediate bulkheads glassed to hull and deck for stiffness.
  • Integral floor stringer grid
  • Balanced spade rudder construction using biaxial and unidirectional glass and stainless steel stock mounted in JP3 self-aligning bearings.

    SPARS AND RIGGING

  • Tapered Sparcraft aluminum racing mast with double airfoil spreaders clear anodized.
  • Lateral Dyform rigging with rod headstay
  • Backstay with split bottom portion, adjustment tackle led to either side of cockpit.
  • Boom with internal outhaul purchase system, mainsail reef line sheaves, main sheet and boom vang tangs.
  • Carbon bowsprit controlled from cockpit, retracting into a watertight box.
  • Solid boom vang with cascade purchase system.
  • Harken Unit 1 headsail furler
  • Running rigging package of 1 Spectra main halyard; 1 Spectra jib halyard; 1 Spinnaker halyard with snap shackle; 2 Spinnaker sheets; 1 Tack line; 2 Jib sheets; 1 6:1 Main sheet with 4:1 fine tune for a total of 24:1; 2 Traveler control lines; 1 Bowsprit control line; 2 Reef lines.

    DECK HARDWARE

  • 2 Harken 44.2 STA (self-tailing) primary winches
  • 2 Harken 40.2 STA (self-tailing) halyard winches
  • 2 Aluminum lock-in winch handles,
  • 2 PVC handle holders
  • Mainsheet and fine tune purchase
  • Harken adjustable mainsheet traveler with 4:1 purchase.
  • Harken jib tracks with 5:1 car controls led to cleats on coach roof.
  • Aluminum bullseye fairleads for jib sheets
  • Harken spinnaker sheet blocks on U-bolts
  • Harken tackline block on padeye at bowsprit end
  • 5 Mast base halyard/reef turning blocks
  • Halyards lead aft through 2 organizers and to rope clutches on each side of companionway.
  • Tack line led aft to stopper on top of the coach roof
  • Bowsprit control line leading to a cam cleat on top of the coach roof.
  • 4 SS mooring cleats (bow and stern)
  • Custom SS Stemplate with tack fitting, SS chainplates for shrouds and backstay.
  • Foredeck opening hatch (450 x 450)
  • 2 opening ports on salon coach roof sides
  • 2 opening ports for aft cabin and head compartment
  • 1 opening port in cockpit (aft cabin)
  • 4 rope bags
  • 2 SS handrails on coach roof
  • SS bow and stern pulpits with double rails; double SS lifelines, 4 stainless stanchions with reinforcing leg and 2 single stanchions.
  • Laminated wood tiller with Spinlock tiller extension
  • Acrylic companionway washboard with lock and ventilation grid.
  • Transom swim ladder
  • Flag holder

    INTERIOR

  • Interior built using wood, laminated or solid. All wooden parts are varnished or laminated with white laminate finish. Floors are in plywood laminated with wood effect. Vinyl lined hull sides and overhead throughout. Standard cushion fabric is Sitab Relax blue (similar to Ultra-Suede).
  • Forward Stateroom: large hanging locker on starboard side with side pocket/shelf; forward large double V-berth with storage underneath; access to salon.
  • Main Salon: Settee/berths to port and starboard; Drop leaf table with centerline bottle storage; Large storage areas behind backrests with shelves above; Stainless steel hand rails to port and starboard.
  • Galley: Gimballed gas stove with 2 burners, oven and storage under; Stainless steel sink; Pressurized cold water system; Large 60 liter molded icebox/fridge; Full length triple lockers outboard of galley countertop; Storage under sink with shelf and space for trash bin.
  • Chart Table: Large chart table facing forward; Chart storage under table lid; Double lockers; Large hinged instrument panel outboard with electrical panel; Navigator's seat with storage below.
  • Aft Cabin: Access door to salon; Large hanging locker; Changing seat; Double berth; Access panel to engine; Aluminum fuel tank under berth.
  • Aft Head: Access door to salon; Integral 2nd molding for easy maintenance with integral shower tray; sink, access to valves and toilet support shelf; Pressurized cold water; Marine toilet with holding tank; Mirror, toilet roll holder; Vanity unit; Shower grating; Wet locker.
  • Companionway: White laminate finish for wear resistance; Steps with angled treads between bulkheads; Stainless steel grab rails fitted on bulkheads; Main engine access through lifting panel with gas spring.

    PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL

  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • Automatic/manual electric bilge pump with float switch.
  • Pressurized water system
  • 1 water tank (total 26 gal.) under V-berth
  • Ice box drain
  • Marine toilet
  • 1 AGM battery 150 AH and 1 engine AGM battery 60 AH with switches and double diode/circuit breakers.
  • 12 V electric panel / 12 functions
  • Halogen lights on ceilings and swiveling tulip reading lights in cabins.
  • Ceiling light in head
  • LED navigation lights on pushpit and pulpit, and mooring light.
  • Rig grounded for protection against lightning

    PROPULSION

  • Inboard diesel Volvo Model D1-20 18 HP Saildrive, 115 AH alternator, with double diode and fresh water-cooling with heat exchanger.
  • Engine panel recessed in the cockpit with acrylic protection including rev. counter, hour meter and alarms for oil pressure, low voltage and water temperature.
  • 13 gal. fuel tank under aft cabin berth
  • Sound insulated engine compartment, air ventilation hoses to the transom.
  • 2 blade Volvo folding propeller

Spars & Rigging
  • Tapered clear anodized aluminum racing mast with double airfoil spreaders.
  • Pre-molded mast wedge.
  • Dyform shroud rigging with rod headstay.
  • Backstay with split bottom portion, adjustment tackle led to either side of cockpit.
  • Boom with internal outhaul purchase system, mainsail reef line sheaves, main sheet and boom vang tangs.
  • Carbon bowsprit controlled from cockpit, retracting into a watertight box.
  • Solid boom vang with cascade purchase system.
  • Harken Unit 1 headsail furling system.
  • Complete running rigging package.

Deck Hardware
  • Two 40:1 self-tailing primary winches.
  • Two 35:1 self-tailing halyard winches.
  • Two aluminum lock-in winch handles.
  • PVC handle holders.
  • Mainsheet and fine tune purchase.
  • Adjustable mainsheet traveler with 4:1 purchase.
  • Jib tracks with 4:1 car controls led to cleats on coach roof.
  • Aluminum bullseye fairleads for jib sheets.
  • Spinnaker sheet blocks on U-bolts.
  • Low friction ring at bowsprit end
  • Mast base halyard/reef turning blocks.
  • Halyard organizers and rope clutches on each side of companionway.
  • Tack line led aft to stopper on top of the coach roof.
  • Bowsprit control line leading to a cam cleat on top of the coach roof.
  • 4 SS mooring cleats (bow and stern).
  • Custom SS Stemplate with tack fitting, SS chainplates for shrouds and backstay.
  • Foredeck opening hatch (450 x 450).
  • 2 opening ports on salon coach roof sides.
  • 2 opening ports for aft cabin and head compartment.
  • 3 rope bags.
  • 2 SS handrails on coach roof.
  • SS bow and stern pulpits with double rails; double SS lifelines, 4 stainless stanchions with reinforcing leg and 2 single stanchions. Wide opening gates (P&S)
  • Acrylic companionway washboard with lock and ventilation grid.
  • Door storage rack in cockpit locker
  • Flag holder.

Auxiliary Power
  • Volvo D1-20 18 HP diesel motor with saildrive, 115 AH alternator, with double diode and fresh water-cooling with heat exchanger.
  • Engine panel recessed in the cockpit with acrylic protection including rev. counter, hour meter and alarms for oil pressure, low voltage and water temperature.
  • 13 gal. fuel tank under aft cabin berth.
  • Sound insulated engine compartment, air ventilation hoses to the transom.
  • 2 blade folding propeller.

Systems
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit.
  • Automatic/manual electric bilge pump with float switch.
  • Pressurized water system.
  • 1 water tank (total 26 gal.) under V-berth.
  • Ice box drain.
  • Marine toilet with Y-valve, holding tank and manual pump-out system.
  • 1 AGM 75AH house battery and 1 70 AH engine battery with switches and double diode/circuit breakers.
  • 12 V electric panel / 12 functions
  • LED lights on ceilings and swiveling tulip reading lights in cabins.
  • Ceiling light in head
  • LED navigation lights on pushpit and pulpit, and mooring light.
  • Rig grounded for protection against lightning.

Interior
  • Interior built using laminated and/or solid wood. All wooden parts are varnished or laminated with white laminate finish. Floors are in plywood laminated with wood effect.
  • Vinyl lined hull sides and overhead throughout.
  • Forward Stateroom includes a large hanging locker on starboard side with side pocket, large double V-berth with storage underneath and direct access to main salon.
  • Main salon incudes settee/berths to port and starboard, drop leaf table with centerline bottle storage, large storage areas behind backrests with shelves above & hand rails to port and starboard.
  • Galley is equipped with gimballed gas stove with 2 burners, oven and storage under, stainless steel sink, pressurized cold water system, large 90 liter molded icebox with 12V fridge unit, full length triple lockers outboard of galley countertop, storage under sink with a shelf and space for a trash bin.
  • Sit down forward facing navigation station includes a large chart table, chart storage under hinged table lid, double lockers, large hinged instrument panel outboard with electrical panel and a navigator's seat with storage below.
  • Aft cabin is built with privacy door to salon, large hanging locker with side pocket, changing seat, double berth, access panel to engine.
  • Private aft head includes privacy door to salon, integral shower tray, sink, access cabinet door to seacocks, toilet support shelf, pressurized cold water, marine toilet with holding tank, mirror, toilet roll holder, vanity unit, shower grating and wet storage locker.
  • Companionway steps with angled treads between bulkheads.
  • Stainless steel grab rails fitted on bulkheads.
  • Main engine access through lifting panel with gas spring.

Sails:

North 3D Main and Furling 100% Jib (on board)

 

Spare Jibs

                110% Genoa

                Light Blade

                Medium to Heavy Blade

                ATN Storm Jib

 

Spinnakers

                North A1 (with sock) to A4

                Doyle Code Zero (with sock and furler) Not Included


Equipment Upgrades 2016:

NEW Raritan Head, plus waste lines, plus holding tank, plus Whale overboard pump and new      GROCO brass through hole valve – totally odorless!

 

                NEW EPIRB Cat 1 Class 2 with Global Fix

 

                Z Spar Bottom Paint Intl Marine in Bristol

 

                Hot Water Heater Intl Marine in Bristol

 

NEW Harken EXTERNAL SAIL TRACK Plus NEW Harken Sail Slides (fancy with ball bearings.

 

Harken Lazy Jack system

 

NEW B+G Zeus Navigation System with GPS, AIS, Radar, and Auto Helm. Internal and External screens plus separate wind, speed etc screens

 

NEW Auto-pilot system compatible with B+G

 

                NEW VHF Radio with external speaker and microphone system

 

Teak Toe Rails around cockpit area for safety – Hinckley Little Harbor

 

Neal Thurston Dodger

 

Neal Thurston J97 Sail Cover

 

Other work: Rear Bench fastened to cockpit, Pelican latches on safety line

 

                SWIM/Recovery Ladder on Stern

 

                5 Pad Eyes near mast and in Cockpit and cabin

 


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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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