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1985 J Boats J 30

$29,500 USD

  • $29,500 USD
  • Available
  • Used
  • Sloop Sailboats
  • 1985
  • J Boats
  • J 30
  • Fernandina Beach, Florida, US
  • Sail
  • 099160
  • 30ft / 9.14 m
  • 12ft / 3.66 m
  • Yanmar
  • 2gmf
  • Other
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2016-04-03
  • 2016-04-03
  • 2220697

- Stock #099160 -

The J- boat 30 has many features you would expect in a larger vessel and a comfortable design not normally found in a fast sailing vessel.

The rear cockpit is large and offers easy access to the tiller and full view of the instrumentation... Entry into the cabin is easy through the large hatch and convenient steps.

Cabin is also spacious with a full galley and stand up head.

Salon has seating on the port and starboard that converts for sleeping, a forward V berth and an aft cabin that sleeps one comfortably.

Wide non-skid deck.
Sails were new in April 2015 - Basically a New Main and a 155 Genoa

If you want to experience the pure excitement of sailing fast; ripping along on a reach and carving waves in a 20kt blow! or if you just want to cruise with a bit more speed. Then read on! The J30 is known as one of the best all around performance sailboats to ever come out of the Johnstone Yachts Stable. The fractional rig design makes sail trim easy and the light weight, rugged hull has certainly withstood the test of time. This is the 'Mk II' version which has 'back rests' in the cockpit to prevent cockpit flooding when sailing offshore. Making her a very able offshore boat.



Large Lewmar overhead opening hatch
Wood trimmed hull
Anchor chain pipe access
2 X 12 volt brass lights
Storage Sunbrella [removeable] along each side of berth
Storage under berth port and starborad (Stb bin lined)
Cushions are in great shape


Groco manual toilet
Sink w/ footpump
Sliding mirrors with storage Grab rail/ towel rod
12v Fluorescent light white/red
Door to aft bulkhead for privacy
Curtain between head and V Berth
Hanging locker to starboard
Small Lewmar overhead opening hatch
Access to Mast wiring

Brass lamps on each end of the settee [removed for cleaning]
Storage and sliding cabinet access on port
Storage behind seat backs
Removable salon table
Fold out table top at aft end of port settee
Portside bulkhead Sunbrella removeable storage
Storage and sliding cabinet access to starboard
Storage behind starboard seat backs
Cushions are in great condition
Fold out table at aft end of starboard settee
Wood overhead grab rail on each side
Small Lewmar overhead opening hatch
Hull is wood lined


The galley has formica counter tops with built-in utensil and dish racks. Large item storage is below the sink and stove. The stainless steel sink has a manual foot pump for water. 2 burner Origo alcohol stove with fitted cutting board. Additional serving or preparation space is available from two fold-down tables, and the chart table.
12v Fluorescent Light
Origo gimbaled stove
SS sink
Storage under sink
Cold water with footpump
Storage shelves above sink
Through counter storage

2X group 24 batteries [2008 and 2014]
Battery isolation switch
Top companionway step has storage under Nav desk
Ice Box
Top slides to open the top load ice box
End bottle storage cabinet
AC and DC breaker/switch panels
VHF Radio

Starboard aft quarter berth
Storage beneath
Great cushions
Wood lined
Side opening port to cockpit
3 Fire Extinguishers


30 AMP Shore power
2 interior receptacles (110 volt)
Yanmar 2GMF Diesel inboard
Replaced Alternator 2016
Removable companionway stairs
Removable panel to starboard side

Above Deck:

Stainless Steel bow pulpit
LED Navigation Lights
Tuff Luff
Double row spectra lifelines
Wooden toe rail
Spinnaker pole on retainers
Mooring cleat
Boom Kicker
Dutchmar Mast Track System
Harken Adjustable Jib Track for No.1 Jib / Genoa
Meriman jib sheet cars on tracks for Jib No.2 and No.3
Anchor locker in starboard deck
All lines led aft to cockpit
Single spreader 7/8 fractional mast
Deck organizers
Wood hand rails on each side
2 X Lewmar Superlock 3-line clutches on each side
Barient #10 deck winches inboard - halyards
Barient #21 deck winches to outboard - Spinnaker trim
Sliding hatch


Datamarine wind indicator on starboard bulkhead
Tack - Tick knot meter / depth meter on starboard
Raymarine Autohelm ST 5000 Control Unit (no tiller arm) with stbd plug
Ramarine ST 2000 Tiller Pilot with stbd plug - 2015
2 x Ritchie bulkhead compass
1 X winch handle holders in fwd cockpit - removeable
1 x Lewmar Winch Handle - Aluminum
1 x SS Winch Handle
6:1 mainsheet with ratchet block and cam cleat
Harken Mainsheet traveler with 4:1 Harken Windward Sheeting Traveller System car
Barient #29 2 speed self tailing sheet winches on the coming
Wooden tiller handle with Spinlock extension
Manual Whale bilge pump in cockpit
Large storage Lazarette - Portside
SS pushpit
Horeshoe Safety Life Ring
Life Vests
Adjustable backstay with 5:1 control
Mooring cleats
LP locker to starboard
Engine control panel w/ tachometer

Package includes:
Main Sail Boom Cover
Canvas Covers for all running rigging from mast to cockpit
Canvas Covers for all three hatches
Covers for 4 top deck winches
Cover for Mainsheet traveller
Covers for Genoa systems
Cover for Tuff Luff
30 AMP Power Cable
Fortress Danforth Anchor 30ft chain 200ft Nylon 3 strand

Main [Fully Battened]- Ullman Sails Dacron 2015
Genoa 155 No.1 - Ullman Sails Dacron 2015
No.3 battened - Quantum 2010
Spinnaker 0.75 oz

Rigging/Lines/Halyards - replaced every three years
Halyards - Vectran/Dyneema - Main Halyard 2015
Running rigging - Sheets/Guys - Vectran/Dyneema
[Running rigging removed from boat when not in use]

New Windex Wind Vane 2015
New Martec Folding Propellor 2015
New Cutlass Bearing 2015
Non Slip Deck repainted 2015
Deck Teak Trim Cetol 2015 [Repeated at 4 mo internvals]
Bottom faired and painted 2015
Interior Woodwork Sanded and Varnished 2015
Interior Cabin Sole Teak and Holley Sanded and Varnished 2015
Transmission rebuilt 2013 [Shafts and Gears replaced, Clutch relaced]
Exhaust Elbow replaced 2013
All Engine hoses replaced 2013
Diesel Pull to Kill Cable replaced 2015
Alternator Replaced 2016
Interprotect barrier coat on hull 2004 [hull stripped, faired and protected]

Spare Wooden Tiller
Harken Spinnaker Track system - never installed

This listing has now been on the market a couple months. Please submit any and all offers today!

At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results.

Take a look at ALL ***113 PICTURES*** of this vessel, AND A VIDEO, on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to speaking with you!

ConditionSeller is the third owner and vessel has been very well maintained. Cabinets are removed and in the process of being refinished, but otherwise interior is in good condition. Sails and rigging are in very good condition and boat is ready to set sail.

- Tachometer
- Wind Instrument

- Bilge Pump
- Engine Compartment
- Fuel Tank
- Rudder
- Starting Type (Electric)
- Steering (Tiller)

- 110v AC Outlets
- Accessory Switches
- Shore Power
- Stereo

- Anchor
- Bottom Paint

- Main
- Jib
- Tuff Luff

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