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2004 35 (ft.) 3 (in.) J BOATS J/109

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General Information

Listing# 128365

Holland, MI, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Rod Johnstone
35 (ft.) 3 (in.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Number of Engines
Engine Type

General Details

J/109 Hull #141 is a proven race winner with a full suite of cruising, racing, and practice sails.  She has been maintained to the highest standard by her single owner since new.

- 2013 Chicago-Mackinac Race -

1st in Class

2nd Overall in Division

- 2012 Chicago-Mackinac Race -

1st in Class

1st Overall in Division


Manufacturer Provided Description
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 sailplan 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.
Interior Description
Realt na Mara is a standard two cabin, two head layout with the upgraded teak interior finish.  Forward is the V-Berth with accommodations for two adults, plenty of hanging locker space and storage underneath.  The main salon features twin settee's both port and starboard, forward facing navigation station, L Shaped galley.  The head is located to starboard of the companionway and featured manual flush head, sink with retractable shower head, vanity and mirror, and pass through access to the lazarette.  The guest cabin is located to port aft of the galley and features a large double berth and hanging locker.
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 moulding process for optimum laminate strength 3,883 lbs (1.760 kg), 7’ (2,10 m) draft, variable chord, high lift, lead keel bolted and bonded, bolted and laminate to deep moulded stub with sump Off-white deck with a high traction non-skid White hull. Single tapered gel coat integrated double boot stripe Foredeck and helmsman moulded 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 Balanced spade rudder construction using biaxal and unidirectional glass and large diameter anodised aluminium stock mounted in JP3 self-aligning bearings
Spars and Rigging
  Sparcraft tapered aluminium mast with double airfoil spreader clear anodised Continuous Rod rigging (Nitronic 50) Sailtec hydraulic backstay adjuster Sparcraft boom with internal outhaul 8:1 purchase system, mainsail reef line sheaves, main sheet and rigid vang tangs Harken jib furling system unit 1 Retractable carbon fibre bowsprit (extendible to 5.5’ (1.70 m) beyond the bow) with seal Nautos solid Boomvang with cascade purchase system 1 spectra main halyard 1 spectra jib halyard 1 pre-stretched polyester spinnaker halyard with snapshackle 2 spinnaker sheets 1 tack line 2 jib sheets 1 main sheet with fine tune Mainsheet traveler control lines 1 bowsprit control line 2 reef lines
Deck Hardware
  2 Harken 46 STA (self-tailing) primary winches 2 Harken 40 STA (self-tailing) halyard winches Mainsheet purchase on Harken ball bearing blocks and fine tune Harken adjustable mainsheet traveler with 4:1 purchase led to a cleat on both sides Harken ball bearing genoa and jib tracks with 4:1 car controls led to cleats by coach roof Foot blocks for genoa sheets Spinnaker sheet blocks on U-bolts Block on pad-eye at bowsprit end Halyard/reef turning blocks Halyards lead aft through 2 quadruple organizers and 4 spinlock stoppers on each side of companionway Tack line led aft to stopper 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 S/S chain plates for shrouds and backstay Foredeck opening hatch Opening hatch over Salon 4 fixed ports on saloon coach roof sides 2 opening ports for aft cabin and toilet compartment 1 opening port in cockpit (aft cabin) 2 s/s handrails on coach roof S/S pushpit and pulpit Double s/s lifelines, 8 stainless stanchions, 4 with reinforcing leg Aluminium wheel with natural leather grip on custom moulded pedestal with 5’’ compass, brake and stainless guard Emergency tiller
  Garmin  730 at Nav Table Garmin 640 GPS at the helm Nexus Sailing instruments Nexus Auto Pilot mounted to the rudder stock XM weather antenna integrated with Nav Table GPS to overlay impending weather on boat position Binnacle compass at the helm
Sail Inventory
Cruising Sails: 2004 Quantum Main (Good) 2004 Quantum Genoa (Average/Dirty) Racing Sails: Racing sails only used once per year in Mackinaw race since 2008 2009 Quantum Genoa (Good) 2008 Quantum Light Jib (Good) 2010 Quantum Heavy Jib (Good) 2010 North Mainsail (Good) 2013 North 120sq meter  (Good)Running Spinnaker (New) 2011 North 102sq meter Reaching Spinnaker (Good) 2013 North 96sq meter Crossover Spinnaker (New) Practice Sails: 2004 Quantum Genoa (Average) 2006 Quantum Light Jib (Repaired/Poor) 2004 Quantum Heavy Jib (Average) 2011 North 120sq meter Running Spinnaker (Repaired/Poor) 2009 North 120sq meter Running Spinnaker (Average) 2008 Quantum 120sq meter Running Spinnaker (Average) 2004 Quantum 120sq meter Running Spinnaker (Average)
Recent Work of Note
2008 Keel Sump reinforced 2012 Head system re-plumbed 2013 Bottom Painted (Interlux VC-17) 2010 Upper and Lower Rudder Bearings replaced
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.
Contact us for an appointment to get aboard today. Fred Schmitt - Cell (616)218-7183