• For Sale by Owner - $82,000 USD - Located in Vancouver, BC

    40'  J Boats J/40 Sailboat

  • Everything you wanted to know...

    Located in Vancouver, BC Canada​

    Basic Specifications

    Year: 1986

    Price: $82,000 USD

    Hull Material: Fiberglass

    Drive: Folding prop, single diesel


    Dimensions & Specs.

    LOA: 40.3 ft

    LWL: 34.0 ft

    Beam: 12.1 ft

    Draft: 5.0 ft shoal draft

    Displacement: 17,000 lbs

    Ballast: 6,500 lbs

    100% SA: 786 sq. ft.

    Designer: Rodney S. Johnstone


    * All specs from owner's manual. Buyer to verify.


    Brand: Volvo

    Fuel: Diesel

    Horsepower: 43

    Cruising Speed: 7 knots


    Fresh Water Stbd: 37 Gallons

    Fresh Water Aft: 40 Gallons

    Holding Forward: 15 Gallons

    Holding Aft: 18 Gallons

    Fuel: 33 Gallons


    Fabulous 2 cabin, 2 head layout with large open salon. Great two couple, or family cruiser.


    Spacious forward cabin with en suite head (with shower) and storage lockers. Large aft cabin and day head with shower.

    A bulkhead mounted table with 1/2 leaf and full open
    positions makes for an incredibly spacious and open salon. Great galley with lots of storage, a unique trash bin under the stairs, and built in dustpan floor-well.

    Very lively and fun to sail. A true performance cruiser, great for light air NW sailing yet fun, comfortable, and easy to handle in bigger wind.


    Wide open galley with opening ports and hatches and close to the companionway for great ventilation and open feel.

    • New in 2015 - Force 10 3 burner propane stove with oven.
    • Dual SS deep sinks
    • 12v refrigerator / freezer new 2014
    • New Hot water heater 2006
    • 77 gallons of water - 37 & 40 gal tanks
    • Large counter space
    • Good storage


    All the necessities to get you up and cruising in safety and comfort.

    • Autohelm Autopilot
    • Navman Chartplotter 2006
    • Depth sounder
    • ICOM ICM-55 VHF Radio
    • Sanyo AM/FM/CD
    • Advent speakers in Salon


    The new solar panel will let you stay on the hook for extended periods.

    • Digital Battery condition monitor
    • New in 2015 Solar panel and charge controller
    • Galvanic Isolator
    • Zantrex Battery Charger
    • 3 Batteries - 2 House / 1 Engine start
    • 110v Shorepower


    • MaxProp feathering propeller
    • Volvo Turbo 43 hp 3 cylinder diesel
    • Fresh water cooled
    • 35 gallon Stainless Steel fuel tank
    • Recently replaced:  alternator, rebuilt the injectors, replaced the impeller on the raw water pump, new starter motor.


    The real joy of a J Boat is in how she sails. A true performance cruiser!

    • Dacron Full Battened Mainsail - 2000
    • Dacron 130% Genoa - 2000
    • 1.5 oz. Asymmetrical Cruising Spinnaker w/ Snuffer
    • Hood roller furler
    • Navtec hydraulic Vang & Backstay
    • Lazy Jacks for main

    Hull & Deck

    Lloyd's approved Baltek Contour kore end grained balsa laminate construction using bi-axial and unidirectional glass roving with interplastic vinylester resin on the outer hull.

    • Large cockpit locker to port
    • Vertical aft anchor locker
    • Teak handrails on cabin trunk
    • Windlass- new 2015
    • Anchor and chain wash-down at bow
    • 35lb CQR anchor with roller
    • 100 ft of chain & 175 ft of rope rode new in 2014
    • boom-top sunshade

    Added Features

    A skippers dream - sit down navigation station with chart table.

    • White Hardtop Dodger
    • Spinnaker pole and gear
    • Ronstan Latchway safety system (jacklines) for safety harness
    • 5.0' Shoal Draft Keel
    • Teak decking/winch island
    • Hull Port in aft cabin
    • Cockpit cushions & table
    • Dark Blue Awlgrip - 2000
    • Epoxy bottom 2007
    • Bottom Painted 2015
    • Macerator pump for holding tank pump-out where allowed by law.


    We offer 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 or her agents or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. 


    This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.