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J- 80

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8.00m (26'3")



Underwater profile


1 x petrol 3hp, Mercury Outboard (unknown year)



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Extra Details

Designer Rod Johnstone
Builder J-Boats
Lying Dartmouth


Engine 1 x petrol 3hp
Engine make and model Mercury Outboard (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Outboard
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

3hp long shaft mercury engine - serviced each year

New rudder bushes


LOA 8.00m (26'3")
LWL 6.71m (22'0")
Beam 2.51m (8'3")
Draft Min 1.49m (4'11")
Displacement 1,315kg (2,899.6lbs)
Storage On mooring


Other rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Mainsail Quantum - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail North - Other (unknown year)
Other sails North Dacron Mainsail (unknown year)
North Dacron Jib (unknown year)
Elvstrom Spinaker (unknown year)
Voiles Mainsail (unknown year)
Quantum Jib (unknown year)
1.Oz Spinaker (unknown year)

2 sets of sails used for racing -
A set of North sails matching dacron jib and main for class racing - approx. age 2013 but well maintained and good for wining club races! no tears
For regattas - a new North Jib used once last season and a Quantum sails Main sail no tears
A 0.75oz white Elvstrom kite - only used for regattas no tears
Spinnaker bag

For cruising and training:
1 set of Sobstad main and jib - old and tired
1 Voiles mainsail - very flat
1 Westaways Sails main sails
1 Quantum jib
1 yellow kite - no rips - 1.0oz
1 150% genoa - never used - tired

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by:


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Owners Comments:
GRP Hull Carbon Pole
Hull stripped back to the gel coat 3 seasons ago and applied two coats of gelshield
I strip back the anti foul each season and polish the topsides
There is no evidence of the keel moving - there are no cracks where it joins the hull.
The bottom of the keel needs filling.
The rig is removed at least once a year.
The rudder appears in good condition
Bulkheads are all dry and water tight
Hull fittings appear good

Deck appears in good condition as you would expect from a 2005 boat
There is evidence of patching around one or two of the stanchions and star crazing on some fittings.
Pole, Mast and boom have been painted white

Four wheeled braked trailer and storage box - used to move the boat to regattas.
Jockey pole to erect mast without a crane

All the equipment you would need to drop the rig and tow the boat away.

Trailer is second hand and seems in good order - Used it to tow the boat several hundred miles - 4 wheeled trailer with brakes, jockey wheel and extension pieces when towing.
Lifting strop and shackle
2 no 2t ratchet straps
Various lengths of rope to tie down
Trailer brake board


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Navigation lights tick

Raymarine Tacktick Racemaster

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Trailer tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
2.New traveller
3.New 2 speed winch
4.New spinlock jammer
5.New guard rails
New guard rails and pig outs
New pig bags
New harken traveller
Harken roller furler and tuff luff
New 2 speed harken winch and spinlock jammer
New outhaul jammer
Jib and Genoa tracks for IRC rating
Spinnaker sheets,jib sheets,reefing line
Gas kicker/vang

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

A fine example of a J-Boats J-80

These boats are great fun to sail - very strong and stiff. They sail to windward very well and is easy to balance with upwind speed of 6kns
Downwind these boats starts to plane with about 16kns of breeze -and can achieve 17-18kns very easily
The rig of the boat means that it can be sailed single handed.

A great fun stable boat owing to its fin keel which is equally at home being raced or used for pleasure.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This J- 80 has been personally photographed and viewed by Kevin Walters of Boatshed Dartmouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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