J Boats
44' / 13.41m

Westbrook , Connecticut , United States
WHITE GOLD, is far and away the most highly customized J-44 afloat. Her most recent owner took the original Johnstone J/44 design and gave her every speed advantage possible, including a fully retractable propulsion system; propeller, shaft and strut, to eliminate drag! In addition, the waterline
Flag of Registry: United States
Fiberglass Hull
HIN/IMO: TSP44040D090
Vessel ID# 2779658
$77,000 USD
€70,482 Euros
CA$103,140 CAD
£62,228 GBP

WHITE GOLD, is far and away the most highly customized J-44 afloat. Her most recent owner took the original Johnstone J/44 design and gave her every speed advantage possible, including a fully retractable propulsion system; propeller, shaft and strut, to eliminate drag! In addition, the waterline was extended by several feet with reconstruction of a plumb bow on which the waterline is slightly concave to induce further lift to windward. White Gold received a custom deeper keel, re-designed and faired rudder, modified cockpit to include twin helms, complete new instrument pods, all new cockpit winch layout and an open transom. Her original J-44 aluminum spar was replaced with a carbon TP-52 fractional rig, which vastly increased her horsepower under sail. She also received mostly new instrumentation and will be delivered with a full complement of sails.

Data Sheet
LOA 44' (13.41 meters)
Type sail
Year 1990
Beam 13'
Fuel Type Gas/Petrol
Hull Material Fiberglass

Engine 1

I D 95524
Hours Date 05-11-2021
Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 4JH2-TE
Engine Year 1990
Power HP 57.00
Full Details


Headed down through the companionway, you have a full and spacious Galley to port including a double basin stainless steel sink, a large double refrigeration/freezer unit, ample cabinet and drawer space and great counter space. To starboard of the Galley is the Nav Station, seat facing forward. Aft of the Nav Station is a full aft cabin with a large double bed, storage space, seat and a shelf. Aft behind the Galley is a cabin that holds pipe berths for additional race crew accommodation or it could also be used ad a storage space while cruising. Moving forward in the boat is the spacious salon with 6'1'' headroom, matching port and starboard settees and pilot berths. The Forward bulkhead has two doors, one leading forward to the V berth and the other leading to the head on port.


Duel steering pedestals

(4) B&G H300s at primary winches 

(3) B&G Hercules 2000s on companion way

(1) B&G Hercules 690 in aft cabin 

Updated B&G Chart Plotter at Nav

Winches: (2) Harken 60.3, (2) Harken 65.3, (2) Harken 50.2, (2) Harken 50

Built in Clarion CMD8 Stereo System (interior and cockpit)

Planar display screen


Make: Yanmar

Model: 4JH2-TE

HP: 57

Hours: 4162.5 (May 2021)


Mainsail. (Carbon 3DL)

Light jib. (66917911-01. 3DL)

Light/medium. (66917761-01. 3DL)

Heavy. (OUS 101445-01. 50:50 carbon/Aramid. 3DL)

Heavy weather #4 (OUS 109641-001)

Frac code Zero.

A2-AWG (66910018-04)

Storm jib

Storm Trisail

Genoa staysail

Dacron delivery main (battens

Swan 45 H+ (66117021-04)(2008?)

Swan 45 mainsail (3DL)

A1 Quantum TP52 chute

A2 Quantum TP52 chute

A4 Quantum TP52 chute

Mechanical Disclaimer

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.


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.


For more information about this vessel, please contact Elizabeth Swain.
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Elizabeth Swain

Yacht Broker
91 Long Wharf
Newport Rhode Island 02840 United States
Cell: +1 978 400 6093

Growing up in Harvard, Massachusetts, Liz’s first boating experience was sailing a Herreshoff 12 ½ out of Woods Hole, MA. She's been hooked on the ocean ever since. Liz is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marine affairs with a minor in environmental and natural resource economics. She was the president of the URI Sailing Club where she managed the school's fleet as well as the sailing facility itself. After college, she moved to Newport, RI where she raced 12 Meters and crewed for offshore deliveries. She then worked for Sailors for the Sea in Newport, an ocean conservation organization that engages, educates and activates the sailing and boating community toward restoring ocean health.

After this, she took a break from yachting and moved to Cordova, Alaska, a small and progressive fishing town southeast of Anchorage. There she worked in administration for the Prince William Sound Science Center where her responsibilities included event/conference planning, website management, field and lab studies, facilities management, bookkeeping and accounts payable. Additionally, Liz served as Secretary of the Sheridan Alpine Association for the Board of Directors and served on the Bluegrass Music Camp Board of Directors. During her time in Alaska, she enjoyed subsistence salmon fishing, hiking, hunting, skiing, glacier ice skating, and brewing beer with wild ingredients.

She then moved aboard a 38-foot (11.5m) sailboat and incorporated a rigging and electrical business, cruising and servicing sailboats and powerboats in Florida, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, and New England. Moving with the seasons brought Liz back up to Rhode Island where she entered the yacht brokerage world. She worked with Sparkman and Stephens and later came aboard with Northrop and Johnson in June of 2019. She is delighted to be a part of such a sophisticated and professional team of brokers worldwide with N&J.