1989 J Boats 44' (13.41 m) J/44
Portland, Maine, United States
RESOLUTE is a J/44 that has been loved by her owners. This is hull number one of the highly successful J/44 model, which was originally owned by Bob Johnstone.
- Fiberglass Hull
- HIN/IMO: TSP44001B989
RESOLUTE is a J/44 that has been loved by her owners. This is hull number one of the highly successful J/44 model, which was originally owned by Bob Johnstone. This 44 is unique in that she is the only J/44 with a triple spreader carbon fiber mast and Leisure Furl System, which makes this boat an incredibly stiff and easy to sail, performance offshore cruising boat.
The list of upgrades is impressive, please check the full specs for details.
LOA: 44' (13.41 Meters)
Type: Sail- Used
LWL: 38' 7''
Draft Max: 6' 6''
Single Berths: 3
Double Berths: 2
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Fuel Tank: 40 Gallons (151.42 Liters)
Fresh Water: 120 Gallons (454.25 Liters)
Holding Tank: 20 Gallons (75.71 Liters)
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- Engine Make: Yanmar
- Engine Model: 4JH-HTBE
- Engine Type: Inboard
- Drive Type: Direct
- Power HP: 60.00
- Power KW: 44.74
- Fuel Type: Diesel
- Hours: 3595.00
The boat has the popular plan "B" layout with two cabins and two heads.
Forward is a large owners cabin with a 7 foot long v-berth with filler piece. The hull sides (ceilings) are varnished teak planks refinished in 2004. Shelves, full length, port and starboard. Under the berth are two large storage bins, 2 drawers and 2 lockers.
Aft of the berth to starboard is a cabinet with drawers and a teak louvered locker below along with a large double teak louvered cabinet locker above. Aft of this is a large hanging locker. To port is a wonderful head with a large separate shower stall. The toilet was replaced in 2005 with a large bowl, all new plumbing and new fresh water hoses and Grohe faucet in 2006. There is a varnished teak shower grate, teak seat and wet locker outboard in the shower stall. All the teak doors and trim throughout the boat is varnished. There is access to the head from the forward cabin and from the main salon. The head has a molded sink and storage cabinets and shelf. There is a full length mirror on the side door.
Aft is the main salon with a centerline dropleaf table with a storage bin in the center, varnished teak frame and leaf fiddles. There are port and starboard settee berths, a port side pilot berth and to starboard custom varnished teak cabinets that could house entertainment system electronics. Outboard of the settess there are storage cubbies behind the sea backs.
The navigation station is aft to starboard which is a very large outboard facing nav table with lots of chart storage and a great sliding tray with many dividers for pencils, etc. Under the nav table aft of the swing out nav seat are two drawers, one being a full size file drawer. Every manual and literature on all the vessel components is filed here with room to spare in the back of the deep drawer.
Opposite the Nav Station is a sea kindly U-shaped Galley with 2 deep S.S. sinks, a Force 10 propane stove new in 2000, a large icebox with Seafrost Refrigeration. The large storage lockers outboard have 3 varnished teak, louvered doors (2007) replacing the standard Formica doors.
Aft of the Galley is a second head with an elongated toilet replaced in 2005. A doorway to the aft cockpit locker and access to the engine. Opposite the head, to starboard, is the separate aft cabin with varnished teak ceilings, cabinets drawers and hanging locker.
The interior finish throughout the vessel is the Herreshoff style with white bulkheads and varnished teak cabinet doors and trim. All of the varnished trim was re-done in 2004 with 2+ coats as appropriate. The cabin sole is varnished, teak and holly with approx 10 coats of varnish. The ventilation is wonderful with 9 openings and 7 deck hatches. The interior is light and airy.
Mast & Rigging
Keel stepped, Hall Spars new in 1995 - Triple spreader CARBON mast, white Awlgrip with Navtec discontinous rod rigging. the only J/44 with a triple spreader carbon mast with a new 2006 Leisure Furl boom (in boom furling with electric winch under dodger to hoist mainsail)
- Harken roller furling 2010 and new headstay 2010
- 2006 Navtec Hydraulic Vang, rebuilt hydraulic backstay and panel
- Mast was touched up in 2006, rod rigging has been dye tested twice since 2000. Running rigging has been updated since 2000.
- Black carbon fiber spinnaker pole refinished with clear coat Awlgrip 2003.
- Harken adjustable genoa cars
- Check stays replaced 2006 with low stretch line and locking shackles to remove tail of check stays when not being used.
- Lewmar 72-3 3 speed self tailing primaries - 2002
- Barient 32-2 speed, self tailing, strb cabin top
- Lewmar - Electric Main halyard winch - 2006, port cabin top
- 2 - Barient Main sheet winches
- 4 - Barient halyard winches forward
- 4 Winch handles
- Maine Sailing Partners Main to fit Leisure Furl System 2006
- 153% Maine Sailing Partners Lt. #1 2001
- North Heavy #1 carbon fiber (acquired as "lightly used" sail 2009)
- 135% Maine Sailing Partners #2 (primary cruising sail) 2006
- #3 Genoa, North 3DL (acquired as a moderately used sail 2009)
- #4 Genoa
- Light air drifter/staysail, Maine Sailing Partners 2010
- Storm Jib
- Storm trisail, with high vis orange patch, Maine Sailing Partners 2008
- 0.5 oz North spinnkaer (acquired as a "lightly used" sail 2009)
- 3/4 oz spinnaker
- 1.5 oz assymetric spinnaker Maine Sailing Partners 2008
Fully equipped for coastal cruising and offshore sailing/racing. Recent updates to Resolute were installation of a new Garmin Wind Instrument package, which included a new Airmar knot meter and depth sensor, new Garmin Autopilot with GHC 50 5" display, GHC 20 satellite display at helm and Garmin rudder position indicator. The updates also included a Garmin GND 10 Black Box to integrate all instrumentation into the NEMA 2000 / Garmin network.
- Garmin 7612 Chartplotter with Radar
- ICOM Radio with AIS at Nav station and remote mic in cockpit
- Garmin GHC 20 Satellite Display at helm
- Garmin Wind Instruments, Depth & Speed display above companionway
- Garmin GHC 50 Autopilot display above companionway
Wired for 12 Volt DC and 110 Volt AC service. A new 2010 Fischer Panda 4KW genset handles heavier load AC service needs when off of the dock.
12 Volt DC
- Switch panel with breakers
- Volt & amp meters
- 140 Balmar amp alternator 2006
- 2 Group 31 AGM house and inverter batteries
- 1 Group 31 engine start battery
- Victron Battery Monitor
110 Volt AC
- Switch panel with breakers
- Volt & Amp meters
- 30 amp shore power connection aft
- 50' 30 amp shore power cord
- 7 outlets
- Battery charger
- Water heater (also engine supplied)
60hp 4 cylinder fresh water cooled Yanmar diesel turns a 3 bladed Max Prop in a 1-1/8" stainless steel shaft through a 2.5:1 reduction gear.
- Edson engine controls
- Racor fuel filter
- PSS Dripless shaft seal 2000
- Espar DL5 diesel cabin heat 2000 (currently no-op and needs service)
- Village 200gph/day water maker 1996/overhauled 2008 (needs new RO filters)
- Fischer Panda 4KW generator 2010
- Seafrost Refrigeration upgraded in 2004 engine compressor with 110V assist.
- Electric bilge pump
- 1 manual bilge pump accesible from Cockpit
- 1 manual bilge pump accessible from aft cabin
- Spare filters, impellors,
- (a 16,000btu reverse cycle ac system and ducting have been removed but the vents are still in place and the system could reasonably easily be re-installed)
Hull & Deck
Fiberglass end grain balsa cored hull with vinylester resin in the exterior laminate. The hull finish is Awlgrip done in 2003 White with Aristo Blue cove stripe and handsome blue/white/blue/white boot top. The bottom is finished in green epoxy antifouling and has been kept well sanded to avoid any paint build up.
Two tone, Gull Gray on White, fiberglass decks with end grain balsa coring for weight reduction, insulation, and panel stiffness.
An expansive cockpit that will easily seat 8. Large sail locker (often referred to as the garage) to port and two lazarettes (propane locker to starboard and storage and generator to port); Edson wheel steering. Generous side decks lead fore and aft with aluminum toe rail leading to varnished teak forward. Double stainless steel stanchions with double life lines with gates P&S and double stainless steel bow and stern rails.
- New J/44 and J/46 upgraded rudder was installed in 2000 with new rudder bearings. New upper and lower rudder bearings replaced in 2011.
- 3 blade Max prop was refurbished in 2008
- All thru hulls were pulled, balsa core removed and sealed with epoxy and rebedded.
- The hull was Awlgripped white with 2 blue boot stripes, a blue cove in 2003. Hull looks great.
- The Muir anchor windlass motor was rebuilt and painted in 2000.
- A new Flag Blue Dodger with S.S. handrail was installed in 2003
- Lifelines replaced in 2006
- Teak sole in cockpit
- S.S. stern swim ladder upgraded in 2005
- 4 polished S.S. cowl vents 2000
- Anchor wash down
- 45 lb Delta plow anchor with 175' chain and 75' rode
- Fortress Anchor 10' chain and 200' rode
- Removeable anchor roller
- 8 PFDs
- MOM Module 2009
- Flare Kit
- 5 fire extinguishers
- 2 Mobri radar reflectors 2006
- Masthead LED tricolor 2009
- 4 fenders and 4 braided dock lines
- Cockpit cushions
- H&C cockpit shower
- Liferaft (needs recertification)
Additional/List of Yearly Improvements
Originally built for J/Boats co-founder and co-owner Bob Johnstone this J/44 has enjoyed good care and extensive upgrading.
Sailing World identified the J/44 as the Boat of the Year in 2000 and Fortune magazine has identified J/Boats as "One of America's Best 100 Products". The J/44 is remarkably easy to sail for a 44' yacht and even more amazing is their performance. As an example, all 5 J/44s in the 1990 Bermuda Race beat all of the Swans from 48-61' on elapsed time! Built to American Bureau of Shipping +A1 standards the J/44 received the highest rating possible for offshore service.
Her previous owners have sailed her seasonally in Maine and have lavished her with superb care and given her extensive upgrades. The following summary, while not all inclusive, demonstrates the care given to maintaining and updating this special vessel over the years.
1. Espar D5L cabin heater
2. Wheel brake assembly - upgrade from original
3. New style J/44 / J/46 rudder and new bearings
4. 4 new S.S. ABI cowl vents
5. Remote mic in cockpit for VHF radio
6. Force 10 propane stove with oven and broiler
7. New propane regulators and solonoid
8. PSS dripless shaft seal
1. 153% racing genoa - used very little
2. Lewmar 72 3 speed primary winches
1. All new B & G Hyrdro System with 5 digital dual displays and an analog wind point
2. Northstar 962 Color/Plotter GPS
3. New Sony 110V amplifier
4. Lightening strike brush at masthead and new heavy cable down the mast
7. ICOM VHF Radio 502
8. Furuno Nav Model 1833 at Nav Station
9. New J/46 style Seahood with instrument pod
10. Zintex propane detector
1. Hull Awlgripped White
2. Stripped bottom paint - using ablative paint
3. Interior cabin sole refinished - approx 8 -10 coats of varnish
4. Robertson Autopilot brain replaced
5. Dodger with S.S. grabrail with leather (Flag Blue)
6. Radar Post re-Awlgripped
1. Robertson Autopilot hydraulic ram replaced
2. 2 New elongated heads and all plumbing replaced with the highest quality hose. No smell in this boat!
3. New holding tank forward
1. Leisure Furl System
2. Lewmar 48ST 2 speed Electric Halyard Winch
3. Navtec Hydraulic Vang
4. New Mainsail with 6 full battens and full roach
5. 135% Genoa with furling cover
6. Lifelines and 4 Sunbrella covered close call foam cushions
7. Furuno 10.4" Color Nav Net Radar Plotter - in cockpit on port bulkhead
8. All new waterlines, Grohe faucets and cleaned water tanks
9. Remove Formica Cabinet doors in Galley with 3 varnished teak louvered doors
10. All new batteries - AGM fiberglass matt
11. New 140 amp altenator
12. New masthead VHF antenna
13. 2 new Mobri Radar reflectors
14. New S.S. fuel and water deck fills
15. Carbon mast was touched up where needed and waxed
16. New low-stretch check strap with shackles and eye splices
- 1.5 oz Assymetric chute Maine Sailing Partners
- Storm trysail with high vis. orange patch
- New galley sea water intake through hull & seacock
- Extensive engine overhaul including rebuild of turbo charger, new after-cooler, boil out of heat exchanger, re-build of injectors, new alternator and fuel and raw water pumps.
- Watermaker overhauled and pump re-built
- Carbon fiber heavy #1, North sails, acquired as "lightly used" sail
- #3 genoa North 3DL acquired as "moderately used"
- New LED masthead tricolor
- New LED lights in part of the interior app. 60%
- ACR GPS EPIRB
- Icom VHF MMSI with interface to GPS
- Added 2nd manual bilge pump
- Fischer Panda FP 4200 Generator with soundshield including all new mounts, exhaust, plumbing etc.
- Drifter/staysail Maine Sailing Partners
- New Harken Roller Furling system and headsay
- All new raw water sanitation hoses were replaced
- New aft head
- All new bearings in Harken traveller system and primary jib cars
- MOM module added
- NEMA interfaces added to B&G and GPS data can be fed to laptop
- SeaTracker AIS system installed
- New starter on engine
- New snatch blocks
- New Spinnaker gear and Jib Sheets
- New engine oil cooler
- New upper & lower rudder bearings
- Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo with I-Pod connection
1. Garmin Upgrades
Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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Like most of us at East Coast Yacht Sales, Kristofer has a passion for sailing and the ocean. He spent time as a kid sailing dinghies and cruising the coast of Maine with his family. Kristofer was born in Norway, his father's home country, but moved to Maine at a young age, where his mother is from. Growing up in Brunswick Maine, he spent his summers working at various yacht clubs, boat yards and marinas and spent winters ski racing for Carrabassett Valley Academy.Â
After graduating from Colorado College in 2000, Kris went to work for Hinckley Yachts. Soon after, Kris restored a 1973 Pearson 36 and sailed down to the Caribbean where he lived aboard and worked in the marina and charter boat industry.
Upon returning to Maine, Kris earned an MBA degree and worked for Harbor Technologies, a startup company in the marine composites industry, while also teaching composite boat building courses at the Maine Advanced Technology Center. In 2012 he had the opportunity to buy Buck's Harbor Marine, a small marina and charter boat business in Brooksville, Maine, which he owned and operated for several years.
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