J Boats J/97e Racing Sloop

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  • Boat REF#  ·  303547
  • Length  ·  31'6"
  • Year  ·  2018
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin and Bulb
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Volvo D1-20 (2018)
  • Lying  ·  S. Texas
Boatshed Texas
Boatshed Texas
Steve Black

Extra Details

Designer Rod Johnson
Builder J-Boats
Lying S. Texas
Fuel capacity 13.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 26.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 10.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 31/01/2019


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Volvo D1-20 (2018)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 2 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Engine spares


Length 31'6"
LWL 26'7"
Beam 11'0"
Draft Min 6'3"
Draft Max 6'3"
Airdraft 39'6"
Displacement 8.0lbs
Headroom 6'2"
Storage In water


Sloop rigged Selden Spars Aluminium spars (2018) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2018)


Reefing mainsail UK Sails - Slab (2019) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail UK Sails - Furling (2019)
Other sails Code Zero (2019)
Asymmetrical Spinnaker (unknown year)
Gennaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

FACNOR-Fx Furler & Carbon Fiber Racing Sails

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 110 shore power voltage, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin and Bulb
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Cockpit shower

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
1 anchors
20'0" of chain
75'0" of rode

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Safety harnesses
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

The 2018 J-97e Cruising/ Racing Sloop a trait shared by all J- designs, Rod Johnson designs Boats that are easily driven, easily handled and genuinely fun to sail which provide greater long-term “sailing value” to their owners than other designs driven by the latest rating rule or that are compromised to meet the latest styling trends. Form follows function in good sailboat design, of which the J/97e is no exception.
Commissioned & delivered to this one time owner in early part of 2019 this particular J-97e has a number of additional features the owner wanted in addition to being a great cruising boat the owner is an avid Sailor & has previously owned several blue water cruising boats over the years although the J97e is his first one design, along with some added features to include a cruising package which in addition to wheel steering also boasts carbon fiber furling head sail & mainsail by UK Sail Makers which makes for a rapid racer/ cruiser with many creature comforts of a larger cruising vessel. Quick around the mark & equally fast off the wind with a Code Zero Asymmetrical Spinnaker this J-boat can get up to speed within little to no time is a great mid sized contender in its class. Equally for cruising it’s also great weekend cruiser as it’s 11' beam is a big benefit to the cabin, and it’s really an elegant use of the space down below.
A versatile boat for exploring the inland water ways & bays of the S. Texas Gulf coast. Ideal for a couple or small family alike.
Available for Co-Brokerage, viewing recommended, By Appointment.

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

This J Boats J/97e Racing Sloop has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Black of Boatshed Texas. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Since 2019

Why are you selling her?

Going Cruising

Where have you sailed her?

Coastal waters S. Texas

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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