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J- 80

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8.00m (26'3")



Underwater profile

1 x petrol 4hp, Mercury (2014)

South Devon


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Extra Details

Designer Rod Johnstone
Builder J Boats
Lying South Devon


Engine 1 x petrol 4hp
Engine make and model Mercury (2014)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Outboard
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


Engine is brand new - April 2014


LOA 8.00m (26'3")
LWL 6.68m (21'11")
Beam 2.51m (8'3")
Draft Min 1.50m (4'11")
Draft Max 1.50m (4'11")
Displacement 1,315kg (2,899.6lbs)
Headroom 1.50m (4'11")
Storage On marina



Sloop rigged Sparcraft Aluminium spars (2012) with stainless steel standing rigging (2012)


Mainsail Rowsell - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail Rowsell Kevlar - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Westaway Main (unknown year)
Westaway Kevlar Genoa (unknown year)
Westaway Main (unknown year)
Westaway Kevlar Genoa (unknown year)
Parker and Kay Main (unknown year)
Parker and Kay Genoa (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick


Rowsell Sails - Main & Carbon Kevlar (Race Sails) – Only 2 weeks use for j80 worlds & Nationals
Westaway Sails - Main / Kevlar Genoa / Spinnaker (regatta sails)– 1 seasons use
Westaway Sails - Main / Kevlar Genoa (training Sails)
Parker & Kay Sails - Main / Genoa (play sails)

Electrical Systems


12 volt, 1 batteries charged by:


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish


She was dry sailed until this year(2014) where 2 coats of racing hard anti foul were applied.


Non-Smokers tick

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick


Tacktick - Racemaster Wireless
Cobra hand held VHF

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Trailer tick


2 sheet winches
1 anchors
RM 4 wheeled Braked Trailer – 4 new extra load tyres, lighting board (excellent condition)

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick


1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Torquay are delighted to offer this J80 for sale. This J80 is a clean and tidy example that is ready to tow away on her own trailer. It has the great benefit of a new outboard engine only purchased in April of this year. Plus she has 4 suites of sails, all in good condition.
The trailer is in good condition and has had 4 new extra load tyres this April
If you fancy some ‘one design’ racing or club racing then J80’s are just the thing. This J80 has been priced very competitively and is well worth consideration.
If you would like any further information or if you would like to organise a viewing then please contact me.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This J- 80 has been personally photographed and viewed by a representative of Boatshed Torquay. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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