J/40

J/40

The J/40 was the first bluewater offshore cruising boat built by J/Boats. Many J/40s are still sailing actively today with a very supportive and helpful J/40 Owner’s Association.

Since the mid-1980’s the J/40 has enjoyed success racing under the ORR and PHRF handicap system, particularly in offshore events. Noteworthy success has come in the Bermuda Race from Newport to Bermuda for 600nm. J/40s also won the Chicago-Mackinac 289nm race in 1984.

Deck- Deck layout for the boat is simple yet efficient with a small cabin house and a large single level racing cockpit with mainsheet traveler that separates the helmsman from the crew. Steering is by wheel attached to a balanced rudder supported by Harken roller bearings.

Performance

Comfort & Speed For Couples That Cruise Across Oceans

The J/40 was the first bluewater offshore cruising boat built by J/Boats. Many J/40s are still sailing actively today with a very supportive and helpful J/40 Owner’s Association.

Since the mid-1980’s the J/40 has enjoyed success racing under the ORR and PHRF handicap system, particularly in offshore events. Noteworthy success has come in the Bermuda Race from Newport to Bermuda for 600nm. J/40s also won the Chicago-Mackinac 289nm race in 1984.

Deck- Deck layout for the boat is simple yet efficient with a small cabin house and a large single level racing cockpit with mainsheet traveler that separates the helmsman from the crew. Steering is by wheel attached to a balanced rudder supported by Harken roller bearings.

Interior- The layout of the interior is functional with a V-berth, head forward, and with proper settee berths in the main salon forward of the galley & navigation station. Aft to starboard is a cabin with double berth and to port is a second head. The 43hp Volvo engine is located under the galley sink.

Rig- The J/40 has a double in-line spreader masthead aluminum rig with a high aspect mainsail and overlapping headsails. Running rigging is Navtec rod with open body Navtec turnbuckles. The spar package was built by Kenyon Spars of Guilford, CT.

Introduced: 1984
Built to: Hull #86
Last Model Year: 1994

Tech Specs

Tech Specs

  •   ft/lb m/kg
  • LOA 40.30 12.28
  • LWL 34.00 10.36
  • Beam 12.10 3.69
  • Standard Draft 6.50 1.98
  • Standard Ballast 6,500 2,948
  • Displacement 18,000 8,165
  • Diesel Aux. Engine 43 hp 43 hp
  • 100% SA 765 71.09
  • I 50.00 15.24
  • J 14.70 4.48
  • P 44.20 13.47
  • E 18.00 5.49
  • SA/Dspl 18 18
  • Dspl/L 204 204

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