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.
Introduced: 1984 Built to: Hull #86 Last Model Year: 1994
Adam Marks 310-488-9526
"Cowbouy" has sleeping accommodations for six. A forward cabin sleeps two in a v-berth configuration, has a built- in bureau and hanging locker, and a separate, enclosed head with lavatory, shower, and water closet.
The main cabin has settees to port and starboard and a forward bulkhead mounted fold-down dining table with large folding leaf. Engine access is easy thanks to a removable engine cover forward of the galley.
The L-shaped galley is aft on the port side and has a deep, two-basin stainless steel sink, hot and cold running water, a Seagull water filtration system, a good sized ice box, a Tasco three burner stove with oven and ample storage. A waste bin is conveniently located behind a flush mounted door between the companionway steps.
Aft of the galley is a second enclosed head with shower, lavatory, water closet and a molded in fiberglass hanging storage area for foul weather gear and other wet items.
Opposite and to starboard of the galley is a built-in nav station and the boat's main AC/DC electrical breaker panel.
Far aft and to starboard is a good sized aft cabin with built in drawer storage and another hanging locker.
Other interior highlights include teak and holly cabin soles throughout, teak shower grates, air conditioning, and 12-volt cabin fans.
The boat's 12-volt electrical system, powered by two deep-cycle batteries includes navigation lights, a fore-deck light, red /white dome lighting, brass reading lamps, potable water pump, shower sump pumps, bilge pump with manual /automatic switch, 12-volt receptacle, bulkhead mounted cabin fans, electronics, and three lewmar two-speed winches.
The 30-amp, 110-volt electrical system powers up a True-Charge solid state battery charger, cabin receptacles, and a six gallon water heater. The water heater is also plumbed to the engine's cooling system.
Power to both systems is provided through a Bass electrical panel at the boat's navigators station.
Other equipment includes a continuous cable jack line system,Life Sling cockpit cushions, a shore-water inlet, 30-amp AC electrical service, cockpit shower, anchor with chain and nylon rode, Ritchie steering compass, a blue tweed dodger, removable dodger window covers, and helm wheel cover, line clutches, a propane locker with two aluminum tanks, a hand-held spot light, miscellaneous tools and spare parts inventory, emergency tiller, a 50 ft, 30-amp shore cord, and miscellaneous dock lines.
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.
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.
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.
One Commercial Wharf
Newport, RI 02840