J Boats J/130 for sale

Rockland, United States

Listed price $115,000 USD

J Boats J/130
General information
J Boats J/130
Used sail boat for sale
£103,080 GBP | Listed price $115,000 USD
Name of boat
Length overall
12.98 metres
Rockland, United States

About this J Boats J/130


J/130: Nifty Performer"Have you seen a boat that looks and sails like a racing machine, yet is aimed at the cruising market? When you step aboard this 43-footer, you'll see how these two often disparate sailing worlds can be blended into one nifty boat..." ~ Chuck Mason/ Chris Caswell/ SAIL

Saga has been raced in the Marblehead to Halifax Race 5 times, once placing first in Team Racing with The Boston Yacht Club.  Saga has been equipped for racing; some of the original equipment was either modified or removed.  In the case that the new owner wants to return the boat to its original set-up those items will be included in the sale; this includes the original teak salon table, a teak pipe berth for the main cabin, the original Plexiglas companionway hatch, and all the original doors.

Manufacturer Provided Description

J Boats has taken the best of comfortable cruising design, combined it with the best of high-performance racing design, then added a unique asymmetrical spinnaker for improved downwind performance. J-130's America's Cup type asymmetric spinnaker is set from a 7-foot carbon-fiber, retractable J-Sprit. Jibing is easy, with nobody on the foredeck. Simply let out one sheet and pull in the other. The tack remains attached to the sprit at all times. With one side tied down, the sail is more stable. Wild oscillations are avoided. Whether it's blowing 5 knots or 25, assisted by a cockpit operated snuffer, two people can fly J-130's spinnaker. J-130 is a light displacement design born of modern materials of exceptional strength and durability. She has a very low center of gravity to achieve a high righting moment for good windward performance without crew on the rail; a long waterline length-to-beam ratio for superb directional stability and safe tracking in large offshore seas; and a generous sail area to wetted surface ratio for light-air performance. She was designed to be sailed by two people at racing speeds without sacrificing on-deck cruising comfort or shorthanded sailing systems. A proper cockpit dodger and roller furling headstay are standard. Below deck, J-130 is equipped for comfortable onboard living.

Recent Upgrades - 2022

  • Replaced Gori folding propeller with a Max Prop two-blade feathering propeller .
  • Installed a new PYI PSS Packless Sealing System on the stuffing box that eliminates the constant dripping at the propeller shaft & stern tube.
  • New cutlass bearing. The the prop shaft and engine were professionally realigned using a laser system.
  • Two new Group 31 AGM batteries


  • Force10 two-burner gas stove top
  • Microwave oven
  • Hot/Cold Water
  • Refrigeration cold plate in icebox
  • Double Stainless-steel galley sink

Sails & Rigging

  • 2021 New Dacron mainsail and 110% jib
  • Carbon fiber #2 headsail used only for racing in good condition

  • Carbon fiber mainsail used only for racing in good condition

  • One set of storm tri sails for offshore racing.

  • Lightweight Forespar 22' telescoping carbon fiber whisker pole
  • Harken Unit 1, roller-furler for gennakers. Currently with cruising gennaker attached
  • Custom made extremely lightweight Dyneema backstay made by Colligo Marine for Saga.
  • The entire rod rigging was inspected, reheaded, and new rod rigging was installed by North East Rigging Systems, LLC in 2010. The rod rigging was again professionally inspected at Journey's End Marina in 2019; any discrepancies were repaired at that time.

  • The original aluminum boom was replaced with a custom-made carbon fiber boom from Forte Carbon Fiber Products to reduce weight.

Other Seaworthy Notes

  • Espar DL5C diesel heater for cabin area.
  • Complete set of Raymarine Tacktick wireless instruments
  • Freedom 1800W inverter/charger for AC power.
  • Set of Saga's J130 polars from the US Sailing Association.

  • Raymarine Axiom GPS for the cockpit. 

  • Raymarine autopilot with hydraulic linear drive. Autopilot head unit is to left side of steering pedestal. A second Raymarine autopilot head unit is available (not installed) that can be put in the nav station if desired.
  • Raymarine RL70C GPS/Radar unit at navigation table.
  • Standard Horizon GX2000B VHF with AIS transmitter/receiver antenna.
  • The lifelines were replaced with uncoated stainless steel lifelines. The stern lifelines are lightweight dyneema.
  • The original steering wheel  was replaced with a new 52" Edson ultralight Black Diamond wheel.

  • The original Harken steering bearing was replaced with a new Edson needle bearing for the steering wheel.

  • A brand new chain assembly for the steering wheel and quadrant is available.
  • Propane/carbon underwater monoxide sniffers installed below deck.
  •  Underwater hull was professionally spray painted with INTERLUX InterProtect 2000E Barrier Coat System in 2000.
  • Most of the common stainless steel hardware such as hose clamps, pad eyes, etc. have been replaced with titanium fittings due to its inherent light weight and corrosion proof life span.
  • The original Harken rudder bearing was replaced with a JEFA self-aligning rudder bearing because the Harken bearing was susceptible to corrosion and the JEFA bearing is not.

  • Saga was outfitted with a new keel around 2003 after the owner contracted the boat's designer, Rod Johnstone, to design a new modern keel that was shallower than the original 9' draft.  It is very similar to the elephant foot design that Rod Johnstone uses on his boats now.

Default Disclaimer

The Company 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.

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44 Bayview Street
United States
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