THE IDEAL OFFSHORE PERFORMANCE CRUISER.
The J/160 is the finest offshore passage maker on the market today. The combination of structural integrity, cruising comfort, interior design, single-handed ease and performance has set the J/160 apart from all other offerings. Quite simply this is the best of the best.
"Saphire" is in excellent condition ready to go with many upgrades
All sail handling is at the helmspersons reach making it ideal for the cruising couple. Single-handed ease without giving up performance is what J/Sailing is all about and the J/160 is the epitome of the offshore performance cruiser.
Lewmar 66/3 Electric Primary Winches
Two Tone Deck
Lewmar Adjustable Genoa & Jib Tracks
Sea Water Washdown in Forepeak Locker
Inner Forestay Deck Chainplate
Dockside Water Inlet
Hall Spars Carbon Giber Mast
Dockside Water Inlet
Varnished All Teak Interior
Raised Panel Doors
Fountainhead Counters and Scanvik Sinks in Heads
Ultra-Suede Cushions in Main Cabin
Screens for Hatches and Companionway
Mastervolt 7.5 Generator
Seafrost Engine Driven Refrigerator w/ AC Assist
Vacuflush Fresh Water Head System
Heart Freedom Inverter w/ Link 2000 monitoring system
3 Blade Max Prop
Additional Battery Bank
Additional 37 gal fuel tank
Seaward Microwave Oven
Single Side Band Ground Plane
Salt Water Galley Foot Pump
Anchor Windlass Control in Cockpit
Stainless Leathered Grab Rail on Dodger
Navtec Hydrolic Vang and Backstay
Delete Vanity in Fwd Cabin install 3 Draws and 3 Lockers
High Polish Opening Ports
High Polish Opening Hatches
Hall Spars options:
2nd main halyard sheave for Dutchman system
Dutchman halyard / topping lift
Bow / Deck light with stainless guard
Two m-l lights under spreaders
Inner forestay box w./ sheave for halyard
Whisker pole track on mast
Whisker pole Carbon Fiber from Hall Spars
Third mast step
VHF antenna and cable
1 Mainsail. Quantum#5 BRK Cordora with Dutchman
1 #105% Jib. Quantum #4 BRK
1 #7Storm Jib. Quantum I think.
1 #2 3DL from North Sails 2006
1 Cruising Spinnaker. 1.5oz nylon. Quantum.
All the Quantum sails are originals and have been well maintained.
HULL & DECK
PLUMBING & TANKS
Hardware and Blocks
SPARS AND RIGGING
Bow Sprit Rigging
Advanced composite construction, an easily driven hull shape and a very low center of gravity result in noticeable differences in how J/160 performs compared to other boats. Less sail is needed, winch loads are reduced, and the constant sail-changing of heavier displacement cruisers is avoided. The need for extra crew to run the yacht is no longer a requirement. J/160 is as easy to handle and sail as a traditional 42-footer. This is a boat which 2-3 people can manage without reliance on powerful and heavy electro-mechanical devices. A J/160 sailing to windward at 8 knots has a VMG of 6.3 knots straight into the wind. Of course on a reach in moderate wind sailors will see over 10 most of the day - faster and quieter than trawlers with no rolling about or extreme fuel bills. The design mandate for the J/160 was to exceed all prior standards for a cruising yacht of this size. As for aesthetics, J/160 is traditional in a functional and purposeful way. Short overhangs are combined with a smooth sweep of the sheer line and low freeboard to reduce wind resistance and facilitate boarding. The bow sections are flared to deflect waves downward, keeping the decks dry. The triple spreader rig conveys a graceful power, giving no hint of how easily it is managed. The interior is spacious, clean in execution, beautifully appointed and exquisitely finished, befitting a proper flagship. Every detail and need has been addressed in terms of provisioning, equipment and storage space for coastal and offshore cruising. The liveaboard comfort and styling of this yacht goes far beyond what one might expect from J Boats whose reputation was first built in world class racing.