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2007 J Boats J/122



The J/122 is the perfect marriage of all round J Boat performance with reassuring cruising stability, live-aboard luxury and race winning potential. Quick and responsive, powerful and stable, easy to handle and a hand-crafted cruising interior. She is the smallest boat in the J range with three double cabins as an option.

Developed with and built by J/Europe in France, the J/122 is distinguished by a well executed high quality interior, a non-overlapping sail plan configuration that helps simplify the deck layout and sail selection. Plus, the simplicity of an asymmetric spinnaker flown from a retractable carbon bowsprit makes it easy to achieve near peak performance with minimal crew effort.

The J/122 cockpit is ergonomically optimized with a floor mounted traveller, below decks mainsheet system, offshore seatbacks, remote backstay adjuster and an available removable transom storage dock box that allows one to increase cockpit storage for cruising or convert back to a lighter race mode in a matter of minutes.

As you would expect from a J Boat, the J/122 has an impressive race record. With numerous wins 'around-the-cans' on the Solent, at Spi Ouest and elsewhere; there can be no doubt that the J/122 as proved herself as a great inshore boat. Offshore she's a weapon; fully crewed, she won RORC Yacht of the Year in 2008, but she also won Class IRC 1 in the 2009 OSTAR, a single handed race across the Atlantic. Her racing success continues around the globe with class wins at the Middle Sea Race in 2011 and also in the Short Ocean Series in Sydney, Australia.


KAYA is a Grand Prix racing version of the J/122 with a fantastic specification including a high modulus mast and boom.


KAYA has been very successful since her purchase by the current owner in 2012 

Med Cup 2nd 2008 - Med Cup 3rd 2009 - Winner J Cup Hamble 2013 - Winner Jersey Regatta 2014 - Winner Channel Island inter island race 2015 overall and Class (80 boats) - Winner Jersey Regatta and Channel Island IRC championship 2016.  These are just a few of the boat's successes, having successfully campaigned the boat in the Channel Islands since 2017 and have pretty much won every major event / race in the area.

Basic Boat Info

Price: £149,000
Tax Status: Paid
Boat Name: KAYA
Make: J Boats
Model: J/122
Year: 2007
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: J Europe
Designer: Rod Johnstone
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Beam: 11'0 ft / 3.36 m
Max Draft: 7'10 ft / 2.40 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: Volvo D2-40
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 40hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Folding
  • Engine Hours: 1277


Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Racers, Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers

  • Volvo Penta D2-40 inboard: Engine hours - 1277
  • 40hp diesel
  • Full Volvo Penta instrumentation and single lever control
  • Sail drive
  • Folding propeller
  • Tankage:
  • Fuel capacity:  130 litres in aluminium tank
  • Water capacity:  172 litres
  • Holding tank
Deck Equipment
  • Carbon wheel in lieu of standard
  • Harken deck gear including mainsheet traveller and adjustable jib tracks
  • Harken 50ST 2-speed primary winches (2)
  • Harken 46ST 2-speed secondary / spinnaker winches (2)
  • Harken 46ST 2-speed halyard / reef line winches (2) with Antal clutches (8) on coachroof
  • Lewmar wheel steering with self-aligning performance rudder bearings and emergency tiller
  • Anchor with chain and warp
  • Warps and fenders
  • Swim ladder


  • Sprayhood
  • Wheel / pedestal cover (new 2017
  • Mainsail cover (new 2017)
Spars and Rigging
  • Hall Spars carbon fibre keel stepped mast with double swept back spreaders and adjustable mast step (mast jacks and shims permanently connected and bolted in to saloon table)
  • Carbon racing boom with solid vang
  • Carbon wheel in lieu of standard
  • Carbon textile ackstay
  • Carbon Tuff Luff twin groove headfoil
  • Discontinuous s/s rod standing rigging with Sailtec hydraulic backstay adjuster (new 2017)
  • High performance braid running rigging
  • Spacious satin mahogany interior with accommodation for up to 10 crew in 4 cabins including the saloon
  • Forward cabin with V-berth and deck hatch
  • Separate heads compartment with Jabsco marine w.c.
  • Wash basin and shower, direct access to forward cabin
  • Open plan saloon with large, full width dinette arrangement forward
  • 2 x settee berths with 2 x pilot berths
  • L-shaped galley to starboard with gimballed 2-burner gas cooker / oven
  • 2 x s/s sinks with hot and cold pressurised water
  • Top loading chest fridge and waste bin
  • Chart table opposite
  • Twin aft cabins with large double berths
  • Overhead deck / ventilation hatches and opening port lights in all cabins provide adequate ventilation
  • Companionway steps up to a large well laid out self-draining cockpit with good access to side decks
  • Good stowage throughout including hanging lockers in fore and aft cabins
  • 2 x cockpit lockers and removable transom locker


  • 12v electrical system
  • 2 x 80 amp/hr domestic batteries (new 2016)
  • 1 x 70 amp/hr engine battery
  • 115 amp/hr alternator, distribution panel, isolator switches + console socket
  • 230v shore supply with cabin sockets and battery charger (new 2016)
  • Automatic electric bilge pump
  • Pressurised hot and cold water system (calorifier / immersion)
  • Sony CD / radio player with cockpit speakers

Navigation Equipment


  • GPS - Touch screen Ray Marine plotter at helm which rotates for vision on both tacks (2013)
  • 3 x Tack Tick mast displays - multi function
  • 4 x cockpit instrument displays
  • Hand held remote control - multi function
  • Autopilot


Safety Equipment
  • 6-man Ocean Safety liferaft in valise (requires servicing)
  • Lifebelt with light
  • Flare pack
  • Manual fire extinguishers (2)
  • Manual Whale bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Fire blanket
  • First aid kit

The boat is symmetrically and asymmetrically rigged with spinnaker pole and bowsprit.  The bowsprit is currently not fitted.

  • North UK 3Di carbon main - May 2017
  • 6 x symmetric spinnakers - newest September 2016
  • North UK 3Di No. 2/3 cut for 10/25 knots - September 2016
  • 6 x other jibs of various ages
  • Asymmetric spinnaker
  • 2 x French hi tech mainsails - one like new
  • Full set of cruising sails
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.


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