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J Boats - 39

This evergreen Rod Johnstone designed J39 is a true J Boat classic with many race wins to her credit. A dream to sail and very competitive under IRC (2013 rating is 1.025) this is a lot of cruiser/racer for the buck! "Xtreme" looks stunning in dark blue and is a well sorted boat that awaits a new jockey to take her on to more victories and fast cruising trips.

PART-EXCHANGES against a smaller cruiser/racer can be considered.

Yacht Information

  • Boat Name:  XTREME
  • Year:  1991
  • Builder:  J Boats
  • Designer:  Rod Johnson
  • Engine:  Yanmar 3GMF 28hp
  • Located:  Sussex Yacht Club, Shoreham


  • LOA:  39 ft 3 in / 11.99m
  • LWL:  34 ft 0 " / 10.39m
  • Beam:  12 ft 3 in / 3.77m
  • Draft:  7 ft 1 " / 2.19m
  • Displ:  7,089kg


  • Yanmar 3GMF
  • 28hp 3-cylinder diesel
  • Fresh water cooling
  • Fuel filter, Yanmar instruments in cockpit with tachometer
  • Single shaft with 2-blad Max feathering propeller + viewing window
  • Engine removed, stripped, fully reconditioned + rebuilt 2006
  • Tankage:
  • Fuel capacity:  122 litres
  • Fresh water:  113 litres


  • Ducts and connections for Eberspacher heating
  • 2 x 12v batteries (1 new 2005, 1 new 2006)
  • Change over multi way switch
  • Battery voltage indicators
  • Reading lights changed to light weight low wattage spots
  • Stereo radio CD player (JVC) with saloon + cockpit speakers

Deck Equipment

  • White Hall spars aluminium masthead sloop rig
  • Tidesmarine mainsail track (reduces friction)
  • 3 x sets Spreaders with Proctor fitted doublers
  • Spectra/Dynema/Vectran halyards (4 inc. main) 1 x new
  • Checkstay and babystay fittings installed for Atlantic crossings
  • Carbon fibre spinnaker pole
  • Extending bowsprit on foredeck
  • Mainsheet & traveller lines including coarse + fine main controls
  • 2 x genoa sheets with J locks, spare sheet + rail/hook sheet
  • Full length flat deck edge track with adjustable sliding eyes
  • All normal blocks plus spare pivot & snatch blocks etc.
  • Sheet choker blocks, control lines and cleats
  • 4 x Spectra/Dynema spinnaker sheets & guys + light sheet
  • Spinnaker pole uphaul, downhaul system & new click cleats
  • New Tuff Luff head foil 2005 with pre feeder
  • Navtec hydraulic standing backstay system with ram and load gauge
  • Stainless steel rod rigging, progressively replaced as required
  • New lower shrouds fitted 2006 (HYS)
  • Vang strut & spring (new tube 2006) with multi part tackle + cleat
  • Harken Genoa tracks and cars (latest replaced 2006) with adjusters
  • Reefing lines + 2 x boom stopper cleats
  • Multi part in-boom outhaul control
  • 1 x Danforth + 1 x CQR anchors + chain and warp
  • 4 x fenders
  • 2 x mooring lines


Sanders Sails - All new in 2013

  • Laminate mainsail with 2 reefs
  • Code 2 laminate genoa
  • Code 3 laminate genoa
  • Code 0
Other Sails (too many to list):
  • Light spinnaker
  • Heavy spinnaker
  • Assymetric spinnaker by Saunders Sails (new)
  • 2 x Old laminate mainsails
  • Various old but usable headsails
  • Heavy weather sails

Cabin Types

  • Sleeps 10 in 3 x cabins
  • Double forward with stowage under
  • 6 x single cushion berths, 4 in main saloon
  • 2 x settee berths with lifting backrests, stowage behind, providing adjustable angle cushion berths over
  • 2 x open plan aft cabins with single cushion berths, stowage under + 2 x adjustable angle pipe cot pilot berths over
  • Lee cloths to all single cushion berths

Domestic Inventory

  • Large teak saloon table hinged to fold against bulkhead
  • Spare lightweight pine table (not pristine)
  • Navigation station + chart table to starboard
  • Moulded heads compartment forward of main bulkhead
  • Wash basin and shower
  • Doors to main saloon and forward cabin
  • Stowage, shelving, hanging and anchor locker
  • Stowage compartments behind saloon berths, navigation area, galley

Navigation Equipment

  • Full wireless TacTic instrument system - Log/Speed/Depth/Wind
  • 2 x Mast mounted 20/20s
  • 4 x MDFs in cockpit
  • Garmin 128 GPS
  • Compass
  • Icom VHF radio plus emergency antenna
  • Windex
  • Masthead tricolour, anchor light, fore & aft nav lights


  • 2 x fire extinguishers, one mounted
  • Fire blanket


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. 

It is not guaranteed that the safety gear listed on the specification comes within the manufacturer's safety guidelines i.e. expiry dates and servicing and is therefore sold as is.


For more information on this J 39 click on this link to our web site

Category:Sailing Boats
Manufacturer:J Boats
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1991
Sales status:Sold
Length:11.89 m/39 ft
KW:28.0 hp
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