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2001 J Boats 42

Annapolis, Maryland



** Varnished joinery ** 2 Staterooms/ 2 heads ** AC/heat ** Low hours on Yanamar ** Ultrasuede ** Sails and Electonics galore! ** Carbon mast ** Dodger/bimini ** Winter cover ** Windlass ** Consistent, thorough maintenance **

Among all the Johnstone-designed J-Boats, the J-42 certainly ranks among the most elegant and seakindly.  With her stunning blue hull, expansive equipage, and fastidious maintenance, RAVENOUS may be the most desirable J-42 to recently be offered on the market.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $170,000
Make: J Boats
Model: 42
Year: 2001
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Tillotson-Pearson
Designer: Johnstone
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 42 ft
Waterline Length: 35'1 ft
Beam: 12'2 ft
Max Draft: 6'6 ft
Displacement: 19,700 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 47hp
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Folding
  • Engine Hours: 1345


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 31 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 38 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Cruisers, Sloop, Racers and Cruisers


Rod Rowan, CPYB
Crusader Yacht Sales


Crusader Yacht Sales
7078 Bembe Beach Road
Annapolis, Maryland, US, 21403




Performance AND comfort !!

  • Original owner; Stunning dark blue Awlgrip hull
  • Warm cherry joinery belowdecks; Ultrasuede upholstery
  • Two staterooms; two heads; AC/heat; 
  • Bimini and dodger ('17)
  • Carbon-fiber mast; Hydraulic backstay; Umpteen sails!
  • 2 Radar/chartplotters; Autopilot; ST60s and ST80s
  • Electric windlass
  • Winter cover ('14)
  • Consistent, diligent maintenance (see below)

 **Reverse-cycle AC/heat; Ultrasuede upholstery throughout**

  • The forward V berth is full width, housing 3 drawers and other storage beneath.  The forward cabin includes shelving along sides of V berth, small dresser, dressing mirror, and hanging locker; forward head w/shower
  • Main cabin settees function as comfortable sea berths on either tack; forward-facing nav station -w/ articulating red lamp; J-shaped galley; wet hanging locker outboard of aft head; aft head w/shower
  • Aft cabin has double quarter berth, bureau, dressing mirror, hanging locker, large shelf over foot of bed.  Dark blue ultra-suede cushions throughout cabins. 
  • Throughout:    Epoxy-sealed teak holly veneer floor panels, full cherry interior in excellent condition, deluxe vinyl overhead, cold-molded fiddles door frames, removable s/s companionway ladder; blinds, fan in each cabin. 5 Lewmar hatches, 12 opening ports
  • U-shape -w/ ample cabinetry
  • Spacious counter-space -w/ cherry fiddle; vertical SS grabrails
  • SeaFrost 12V refrigeration "cold plate"
  • Force-10 3-burner gimballed LPG stove w/oven & broiler
  • Deep, double SS sinks -w/ hot & cold pressure water, manual footpump

** Most sails very lightly used**

  • 15/16 fractional rig; carbon fiber mast
  • North full-batten mainsail ('08) -w/ Harken lazy-jacks 
  • North Marathon Series-200 tri-radial #2 furling headsail ('08)
  • Harken roller furling
  • Quantum light #1 genoa ('04)
  • North #3 jib (100% blade) 
  • North ¾ oz tri-radial spinnaker
  • North ½ oz tri-radial spinnaker
  • North Asymmetrical spinnaker -w/sock
  • Storm jib
  • Tides Strong-track low-friction luff-track on mast
  • J-boat signature double-ended mainsheet system -w/ traveler and two 2-speed winches
  • Carbon-fiber spinnaker pole -w/ adjustable car on mast - and stowage chocks on deck
  • Sailtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Hall Quik-vang boom vang
  • 4 Lewmar adjustable genoa cars
  • 6 Lewmar Superlock rope clutches

7 Lewmar 2-speed, self-tailing winches: 2 #50 primary, 2 #44 mainsheet, 3 #44 halyard/reef/utility.    *6 locking winch handles*

  • Yanmar 47hp 4-cyl diesel; 1345 hours
  • Martec 2-blade folding prop
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Water temperature, oil pressure, amp/volt gauges & alarms
  • Raymarine RL70C chartplotter/radar display ("master") - at nav-desk
  • Raymarine RL70C chartplotter/radar display ("slave) - at helm
  • Raydome (adjustable angle) on custom stern post
  • Raymarine ST-6000 autopilot (refurbished '14)
  • Raymarine ST60 displays (depth, knot/log, windspeed/direction) -- over companionway
  • Raymarine ST80 multiview displays - port and starboard 
  • Sailcomp digital tactical compass - on mast
  • Icom M-502 VHF marine transceiver
  • Ritchie compass at helm
  • Sony stereo  -w/ cabin and cockpit speakers
  • 12V system -w/ breaker panel and selector switch
  • 4 glass-mat batteries ('17)
  • Link battery monitor
  • Lighting: Navigation lights on deck, tri-color at masthead; anchor and foredeck lights; brass & chrome cabin lights
  • 110V shorepower -w/ 30A cord
  • "Smart" battery charger ('17)
  • 110V outlet in both heads - plus nav-station and galley
  • Marine-Air 16,000BTU reverse-cycle AC/heat
  • Lewmar electic anchor windlass -w/ up & down foot switches
  • Electric & manual bilge pumps
  • Two manual heads -w/ separate holding tanks with Y-valves
  • 6 gal water heater (110V and engine)
  • Two 10# LPG tanks
  • 6Sunbrella "silver" dodger ('17)

  • Sunbrella "silver" bimini -w/ connector to dodger('17)

  • Navy blue winter cover ('14)

  • Teak cockpit table

  • Cockpit cushions and helm seat (white with blue trim)

  • Hot and cold cockpit shower

  • Lexan-style "washboard" for companionway

  • Double lifelines -w/gate -w/four "cozies" at cockpit

  • Magma LPG bbq grill - mounts on stern rail

  • Flares, horn, Lifesling, PFDs, fire extinguishers

  • Docklines, fenders, boat hook


  • Lewmar electric anchor windlass - on bow-roller
  • CQR 35# galvanized plow anchor w/ 60ft 3/8" chain and 175ft 5/8" nylon rode
  • Raw water washdown system
  • Spacious anchor well - accommodates fenders
  • Dyer 8' sailing/rowing dinghy
  • Mercury 3.5hp outboard ('16)
  • Sunbrella cover for dink
  • Anchor, oars, cushions, etc
  • Anchor chain and nylon rode replaced in ('18)
  • Autopilot components replaced ('14)
  • Mesh sheet-bags replaced ('18)
  • Solenoid for windlass, in anchor locker replaced and relocated to sealed box ('18)
  • Bilge pump replaced ('18) 
  • Water heater hose connector repaired ('19)
  • Delrin Y-valve for fresh water tanks replaced ('17)  
  • Canvas coated with Scotch-Gard ('18) 
  • "Smart charger installed ('18) 
  • Electronic fuel gauge replaced ('17)       
  • Pettit Vivid multi-season bottom paint -"hard ablative"- ('19)
  • Original "partner-packing" at mast replaced with Spartite ('07)

J-42 is designed to fulfill two goals: privacy for each of two couples when cruising, or ample space and convenience for one couple living aboard for an extended period of time. Sailing J-42 is easy for one person, thanks to superb wheel response and a common-sense sail plan. J-42 balances well and sails upwind faster under mainsail only than some cruisers using both main and large genoa.

A self-draining deck anchor-storage locker, behind the standard Lewmar electric windlass, is big enough for an anchor rode and cruising spinnaker, ready-to-fly in a "snuffer" sock. A watertight collision bulkhead separates this locker from a spacious owners' stateroom with twin berths (convertible to an over-size double)

The main cabin features exceptional joinerwork in varnished cherry with cold-molded fiddles and oval door trim. Vertical panels are in low-maintenance, antique white Formica. Two main settees double as sea-berths and are pitched outboard 5 degrees for secure sleeping at anchor. Stainless overhead grabrails are excellent handholds, drying racks and lee-cloth anchors. The J-shaped galley is well-ventilated next to the companionway and features a recessed, deep, double sink in a Corian countertop.

Five deck hatches over interior living spaces are mounted on the cabin trunk to permit use when sailing. Exceptional ventilation throughout is provided by four Dorade intakes, 11 opening ports and the dodger-protected companionway.

TPI's patented "SCRIMP" technology draws the air out of cored hull and deck laminates, and draws a slow-curing resin into every void in a single step. It's a better and healthier way to build boats. It offers higher strength at lower weight, and a void-free laminate far superior to hand lay-up or chopper-gun construction, while also eliminating toxic styrene emissions. The significant saving in weight is added to the bottom of the keel in the form of a lead bulb, shaped as an inverted wedge with a tapered tail aft. This greatly lowering J-42's center of gravity for greater stability, which in turn means better sail-carrying ability


Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.

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