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2015 J Boats J/97E

Ramsgate, Kent, United Kingdom


Only Magic is a great example of the J/97E an updated model of the J/97; including hull windows giving a light and airy interior, a re-designed cockpit allowing more room for the helm behind the wheel as well as a floor mounted traveller giving easy movement through the cockpit.This boat is highly spec'ed and benefits from Jefa wheel steering with a large wheel as well as a Raymarine autopilot system, great for cruising or short handed racing.

She has had only one owner from new and has been well maintained, including winterisation of the sails, dry storage of all gear, upholstery and lines as well as professional polishing before launch each season. 

Included in the sale is an extensive wardrobe of 2015 North Sails including a 3Di mainsail, light/medium, medium/heavy and heavy weather jibs. As well as a range of asymmetric spinnakers and a code 0 on Selden furler. There is also a carbon spinnaker pole and rigging for a symmetric spinnaker as well as two 2017 symmetric spinnakers.

She also has 2 navigation systems; the Raymarine E95 plotter as well as a Seatrack tactical navigation system with connected computer for optimum data while racing. 

The J/97E is one of the J/Boats’ “E” Series of  performance sailing yachts. Combining headroom and family cruising accommodation in a high performance, easily driven hull. With the handling ease of an asymmetric spinnaker and non-overlapping headsails, she is a versatile model where cruising comfort does not sacrifice on the water performance.

The boat is available to view by appointment in Ramsgate.


Basic Boat Info

Price: £112,500
Tax Status: Paid
Boat Name: #60 Only Magic
Make: J Boats
Model: J/97E
Year: 2015
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 31'6 ft / 9.61 m
Length Overall: 31'6 ft / 9.61 m
Beam: 11 ft / 3.35 m
Max Draft: 6'4 ft / 1.92 m
Dry Weight: 3,900.89 kg
Single Berths: 4
Double Berths: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: D1-20
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2015


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Racers and Cruisers, Racers
More Info : Manufacturer Website

  • VOLVO D1-20 saildrive engine
  • Hull Windows
  • Two-tone non skid deck
  • Jefa wheel steering system with optional 1.3m wheel (larger than standard)
  • Leather covered wheel with binnacle
  • 2 blade folding propeller
  • Dedicated gas locker in cockpit
Rigging and Deck Gear
  • Jib inhauler system
  • Retractable carbon bowsprit for asymmetric spinnaker
  • Carbon spinnaker pole for symmetric set up 
  • Spinnaker tweakers and deck gear for symmetric spinnaker
  • Tuff Luff
  • Backstay cascade system
  • Second spinnaker halyard with snap shackle
  • Selden CX15 furler for Code 0
  • North Sails 2015 3Di Mainsail
  • North Sails 2015 3DL Light/Medium jib
  • North Sails 2015 3Di Medium/Heavy jib
  • North sails 2015  3DL Heavy weather jib with reef
  • North Sails 2015 Asymmetric A2
  • North Sails 2015 Asymmetric A4
  • North Sails 2015 Asymmetric A5
  • North Sails 2015 Asymmetric A0
  • North Sails 2017 Symmetric S2
  • North Sails 2017 Symmetric S4
  • Mainsail cover in beige
  • 2 Burner gas hob with oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 hinged pilot berths- giving 7 berth option, or can be removed to have standard 5 berths
  • Padded protective covers for galley, chart table and saloon table (in grey)
  • Open forward cabin with cushions
  • Private double aft cabin 
  • Separate aft heads
  • Raymarine E95 plotter with Navionics charts
  • Raymarine Evolution autopilot system
  • 3 x Raymarine 251 wireless displays on mast bracket 
  • 4 further Raymarine wireless displays on bulkhead
  • Seatrack Navigation System operating on it's own computer
  • Navicom 650 SC VHF with AIS Reciever
  • 12V and USB sockets at chart table
  • LED Tricolour nav light
  • Shore power and battery charger
Safety equipment and Other equipment

Cat 4 safety equipment:

  • Horseshoe buoy with light drogue and pocket
  • Throwing line in holder
  • Coastal flare pack (new)
  • Radar Reflector
  • Buckets x 2
  • Softwood plug sets
  • 2 x 1kg Powder fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Waterproof torch 
  • Search light
  • Coastal first aid kit and manual
  • Foghorn
  • Hacksaw
  • Rescue knife
  • 6 Life jackets (require servicing)


  • ICOM ICM71 Handheld VHF and charger
  • 25kg CQR Anchor
  • Engine spares (fuel filter, oil filter, water impeller, fan belt)
  • Spare diesel can
  • 6 sets of kitchenware (bowls, plates and mugs)
  • Dehumidifier
This company, acting as brokers on behalf of the selling owner, who is a private individual. 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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