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J Boats J/109

Hamble, GB


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2002 J Boats J/109

J/109 #16 was purchased originally as cruising boat in 2006 but campaigned for 3/4 years as Velvet Elvis in the Solent and around the South Coast. Winning the highly competitive J/109 UK Nationals in 2010, Class winner at Cowes in 2011 and Vice Admirals Cup twice.

The boat was sailing in Spain between 2015 and 2021, berthed in RCNV since 2016 and maintained by Valadero RCNV. New upholstery / curtains in main cabin and bunks in 2018. New engine in 2017 with approximately 80 hours on the clock.

Her inventory includes both cruising and race sails , which are all in useable condition. Located in Hamble UK and available to view by arrangement with Key Yachting.


Basic Boat Info

Tax Status:
Boat Name:
#16 Jouster
J Boats
Rod Johnstone
Keel Type:
Fin Keel

Engines / Speed

Number of Engines:


35.24 ft / 10.74 m
Length Overall:
35.27 ft
11.52 ft
Max Draft:
6.99 ft
10,500.62 lb
Dry Weight:
10,500 lb

Additional Info

  • Baltek Contourkore end grained balsa composite construction using biaxal and unidirectional glass with vinylester resin on outer hull layer
  • Patented “SCRIMP” resin infusion system moulding process for optimum laminate strength
  • Two-tone non-skid deck
  • White hull with single tapered gel coat integrated double boot stripe
  • Foredeck and helmsman moulded toe rails
  • Large bow locker with laminated watertight forward collision bulkhead
  • Large cockpit storage locker on starboard
  • Moulded stern platform with removable swimming ladder
  • GRP moulded structural bulkhead bonded to hull and deck
  • All intermediate bulkheads glassed to hull and deck for stiffness
  • Low VCG Keel of cast lead with antimony bolted and bonded to deep moulded stub with sump
  • Balanced high aspect spade rudder construction using biaxal and unidirectional glass and large diameter anodised aluminium stock mounted in self-aligning bearings.
  • Leather coated aluminium wheel on custom pedestal woth compass, brake and stainless steel guard
Spars, Rigging and Deck Gear

To be in 'ready-to-race' condition Jouster needs a replacement of the mast, boom and standing rigging.

  • Tapered aluminium mast with double spreaders clear anodised
  • Mast reinforcements installed at base and doubles fitted to spreaders
  • Continuous Rod rigging (Nitronic 50) (original)
  • Integral hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Boom with internal outhaul 8:1 purchase system
  • Mainsail reef line sheaves, main sheet and rigid vang
  • Headsail furling system
  • Retractable carbon bowsprit 
  • Solid boom vang with cascade purchase system
  • Complete running rigging 
  • 2x Self-tailing primary winches
  • 2x Self-tailing halyard winches
  • Lock-in winch handles, with cockpit winch handle pockets
  • Mainsheet purchase with fine tune
  • Adjustable mainsheet traveller with 4:1 purchase 
  • Adjustable Genoa and jib tracks with 4:1 car controls
  • Cockpit foot blocks for Genoa sheets
  • Halyards lead aft through 2x quadruple organisers and 4 rope clutches on each side of companionway 
  • Tack line led aft to rope clutch on starboard side of coachroof
  • Bowsprit control line led to cockpit
  • 2x bow mooring cleats
  • 2x stern mooring cleats
  • Stem head fitting
  • Custom s/s stem plate with tack fitting, removable anchor roller
  • Foredeck and saloon opening hatched
  • 2x opening ports for aft cabin and toilet compartment
  • Washboard storage rack in cockpit locker
  • Ensign holder
  • Volvo D1-30 diesel 30 HP with Sail-drive, 115 AH alternator, with double diode and fresh water-cooling with heat exchanger. Engine Replaced 2017 (85 hours)
  • Engine last serviced August 2020
  • Engine panel recessed in the cockpit with plexi-glass protection 
  • 85 litres (18.5 gallons) fuel tank under aft cabin berth
  • Sound insulated engine compartment, ventilation pipes to the transom.
  • 2 bladed folding propeller
  • Engine compartment auto fire extinguisher


  • Settee/berths to starboard and port side
  • Water tank under starboard berth (96 L)
  • Drop leaf table


  • Gimballed Propane stove with oven and 2 burners
  • S/S double sink
  • Pressurised cold water
  • 90 litres moulded icebox/fridge with 12 volt compressor


  • Large forward facing chart table
  • Charts storage
  • Locker under chart table
  • Nav. seat with cushion and backrest
  • Large hinged instrument and electrical panel


  • Double berth
  • Hanging locker
  • Fuel tank under bunk


  • Forward large double v-berth with storage underneath
  • Hanging lockers


  • Pressurised cold water
  • Marine toilet
  • Moulded basin with detatchable shower head
  • Shower grating with drain pump
  • Access door to cockpit storage




Cruising sails

  • North Sails dacron mainsail on ball bearing sliders (nearly new condition
  • Hyde Sails No. 2- orange (requires small leach repair but otherwise good condition)
  • Hyde Sails 140% No.2 (average condition)
  • UK Sails storm jib (good condition)

Racing Sails

  • 3DL mainsail (good condition)
  • Carbon Kevlar mainsail (average condition)
  • 3DL No.1 Jib (good condition)
  • 3DL No.1 Jib (average condition_
  • 3DL No. 2 Jib
  • 3DL Carbon Kevlar with taffeta No.3 Jib
  • 2x A2 asymmetric spinnakers (good condition)
  • A4 asymmetric spinnaker (heavy, good condition)
  • 2 sets jib sheets (1 x cruising and 1 x racing)
Electronics and Electrical systems
  • Raymarine wind, speed and depth transducers
  • Raymarine RC520 chartplotter at chart table
  • Simrad RD68 DSC VHF (handset not working, cable required)
  • Fusion Stereo
  • 80 AH house battery and 70 AH engine start battery with switches and double diode/circuit breaker
  • 12V electric panel with fuel gauge and voltmeter
  • Shore power system with cable
  • Halogen lights on ceilings and swivelling tulip lights in
  • Ceiling light in head
  • Light in cockpit locker
  • Navigation lights on pushpit and pulpit, steaming light and mooring light
  • Rig grounded for protection against lightning
  • Manual and automatic bilge pumps
  • Sprayhood
  • 2x Mainsail covers
  • Diesel heating system
  • Emergency tiller
  • Detachable curtains for windows and deck hatches
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.