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J Boats J/80

Howth, IE


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2005 J Boats J/80

The J/80 does it all, with thrilling 15 knot rides under spinnaker or relaxed sunset cruises with mainsail only.  Be sailing in 3 minutes. Take off the boom cover and hoist the mainsail, and cast off. You’re now sailing faster than other boats with full canvas.

This J/80 comes to the market with young sails and rigging this has proven to be highly competitive in the fleet racing scene. 

Tired of sailing in your local area? Lift her back onto the trailer and away you go. 

Please contact Key Yachting to arrange your viewing. 


Basic Boat Info

Tax Status:
Boat Name:
#749 J's Us
J Boats
Rod Johnstone
Keel Type:
Bulb Keel


26.33 ft / 8.03 m
Length Overall:
26.33 ft
8.33 ft
Max Draft:
4.92 ft
2,900 lb
Dry Weight:
2,900 lb

Additional Info

  • GRP resin infused hull
  • Transom hung rudder
  • Tiller steered
  • Fixed lead bulb keel 
  • On road trailer
Rigging, Spars and Deck Gear
  • Anodised aluminium mast & boom
  • Retractable carbon fibre bowsprit
  • Harken roller furling unit
  • Masthead wind indicator 
  • 2x Halyard winches on coachroof
  • 2x primary winches with covers
  • Jib sheets & tack line replaced in 2020
  • Guardrails replaced in 2018
  • Genoa & spinnaker halyards replaced in 2018
  • Jib sheets replaced in 2018
  • Backstay cascade system replaced in 2018
  • Outhaul systems cascaded inside boom replaced 2018
  • Upgraded kicker tackle in 2018
  • Spinnaker launch bag
  • 2018 Watson main sail 
  • 2018 Watson jib 
  • 2018 Watson large spinnaker 
  • 2019 Watson jib (only used during the Autumn league in 2021)
  • 2012 Watson spinnaker (cut down to be used as a heavy weather spinnaker)
  • 2x Watson main sails (original/old)
  • Watson jib (old, cut down to be used as a heavy weather jib)


Electronics & Electrics
  • Wind sender linked to Garmin GPS (2018)
  • LED masthead tricolour navigation light (2018)
  • 7 Kg battery strapped securely over keel (2018)
  • Solar panel and NASA battery monitor (2018)
  • Tack Tick wireless solar powered instruments - 2 displays (depth & speed)
  • Tack Tick display mast bracket
Additional Equipment
  • J/80 Road Trailer - Overhauled in 2018 (new bearings, hitch and braking system)
  • Genoa zipper cover (2018)
  • Main sail cover (2018)
  • Tiller cover (2018)
  • 4x Cockpit bags (2018)
  • Halyard bag (2018)  
  • Padded anchor bag (2018)
  • Anchor, chain & warp 
  • 3x Foam fenders
  • 2x Warps (20mm braided nylon)
  • Shroud tension gauge
  • First aid kit
  • Keel bolt socket spanner
  • Forward end fitting for bowsprit (Unused)
  • Ratchet straps
  • Extendable ladder
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.