J Boats J/145

  • 48′
  • 2003
  • Sale pending
  • $285,000

A great price for this boat! $285,000 CAD This is our inventory vessel and she needs to go to a new owner!

 A wonderful clean example of this fast cruiser/racer that has had great care by the recent owner. With repainted hull and topsides, updated sails, water-maker and diesel furnace. This is not a boat that has been raced hard and shows very well. This one won't disappoint if you are looking for a cruising boat that can handle winning a race too!


  • Dimensions
  • LOA: 48 ft 1 in
  • Beam: 13 ft
  • Maximum Draft: 9 ft 1 in
  • Dry Weight: 19000 lbs
  • Cabin Headroom: 6 ft 4 in
  • Displacement: 19000 pound
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Accommodations
  • Single Berths: 8
  • Heads: 2
  • Tanks
  • Fuel: 75 gallon
  • Water: 90 gallon
  • Engines
  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Engine Total Power: 56 hp
  • Engine 1:
  • Engine Brand: Yanmar 4JH3E
  • Engine Model: Yanmar 4JH3E
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1350
  • Engine Power: 56 hp


  • Newer Carbon Main New Mainsail cover  Quantum Dacron Main
  •  Quantum 100% Roller Furling Jib
  •  Quantum Code 7 Cruising Asymmetrical Spin with ATN sock
  •  Quantum Code 4 Asymmetrical Spin
  •  Quantum Code 2 Asymmetrical Spin
  •  Quantum Lt/Med #1 Fusion Membrane Genoa
  •  Quantum Hvy #1 Fusion Membrane Genoa
  •  Quantum #3 Fusion Membrane Genoa
  •  Quantum Storm Trysail
  • Antal cars for full battens on main
  • Mainsail cover

Sail Area

IJPE : 1164.00 sq ft
I : 63.00 ft
J : 18.00 ft
P : 58.25 ft
E : 20.50 ft
Working Sail Area : 1164.00 sq ft

Spars and rigging

  • Hall Spars carbon fiber mast Repainted 2013
  • Harken MKIII furling system
  • Navtec discontinuous rod rigging and turnbuckles
  • Retractable carbon fiber J/Sprit with clearcoat Awlgrip finish Repainted 2013
  • Harken tackle system with control line led aft to cockpit
  • Optimized Hall rigging package includes: two Vectran jib halyards, two Spectra Spinnaker halyards each with Tylaska T-12 SS shackles, 1:1 main halyard of Vectran with Wichard shackle, Mainsheet and two traveler control adjuster lines, two Spectra genoa sheets, two tapered Spectra spinnaker sheets, two Spectra spinnaker tack lines, checkstay/runner system that can be clipped forward when not in use.
  • Sailtec hydraulic backstay and boomvang cylinders with two function control panel on cockpit pedestal
  • Hall Spars Dutchman system for topping lift
  • Hall Spars Tri-color masthead light
  • Hydraulic mast step kit from Hall Spars

Hull and Deck

  • SCRIMP infusion molded sandwich construction using unidirectional Tory carbon fiber with biaxial E-glass in the skins with Baltek Super-Light end-grain balsa core in the Hull and Baltek Airlite foam core in the deck. Vinylester resin is used throughout both the hull & deck.
  • Majestic Blue Awlcraft hull Repainted 2013
  • Balto Plate racing bottom
  • California Grey two-toned nonskid deck Repainted 2013
  • Pearson Composites transferable 10 year structural warranty
  • Stainless steel handrails on cabin trunk
  • Bow locker with deck hatch and overboard drainage for stowage of anchoring gear or spinnaker in snuffer
  • Cockpit seat locker to port
  • Afterdeck gear locker and steering access with standard platform for autopilot
  • Molded propane locker to starboard, vented and drained overboard
  • SSB ground plane in hull
  • Removable bow roller

Deck Hardware

  • Two Lewmar 66AST, 3 speed primary winches
  • One Lewmar electric secondary 50 AEST winch on Cabin Trunk
  • One Lewmar 50 AST, 2 speed secondary winch
  • Two Lewmar 54AST self-tailing, 2 speed secondary winches on cabin trunk 
  • Two Lewmar 48 AST, 2 speed forward halyard winches
  • Harken “Black Magic” blocks for reef lines, checkstays, spinnaker and genoa blocks • Spinlock rope clutches for halyards, reef lines, furler line, 2 tack lines and sprit launching line.
  • Harken traveler system  
  • Harken Euro-style mainsheet system led from mast below decks aft to Lewmar self-tailing mainsheet winches near helm
  • Stainless bow pulpit and stern rail with gate
  • Tapered lifeline stanchions with amidships boarding gates port and starboard
  • Thurston cockpit dodger
  • Two helmsman white vinyl seat cushions
  • Custom transom swimming ladder
  • Screens for overhead hatches and companionway
  • Lewmar Concept anchor Windlass

Propulsion and Steering

  • Yanmar 56 hp 4JH3-CE, fresh water cooled, 4 cylinder saildrive diesel
  • Racor fuel filter & 115 amp alternator 
  • Two blade 20” Max Prop with 1.25” Aquamet shaft
  • 75 gallon aluminum fuel tank plus a 25 gallon secondary tank
  • Molded steering pedestal with Ritchie SP-5 compass, SS Guard, Edson ultra-light racing components and a 60” Ultra-light racing wheel with elkhide comfort grip.

Keel Details


a cast nickel-aluminum-bronze keel fin with a lead bulb on the bottom.

 The ballast-to-displacement ratio is 44 percent, and a draft of 8 feet, 11 inches results in a VCG 2 percent below the DWL.


  • Seafrost engine driven refrigeration
  • Supplementary Seafrost Shore Power refrigeration
  • High polished double stainless sink
  • Three burner Force 10 propane oven/stove
  • Manual fresh water foot pump


  • Deluxe main cabin with varnished cherry bulkheads and furniture units
  • Deluxe starboard aft cabin
  • 6’4” head room in main cabin
  • Forward of main bulkhead: hanging locker to starboard, sail stowage bin, step platform underneath deck hatch
  • Lightweight removable forward v-berth
  • Head with separate shower forward of main bulkhead, molded sink, outboard storage locker
  • Hot & cold water, shower seat  
  • Wet storage
  • Pilot berth 
  • Entertainment center with two cabinets and bookshelf
  • Wood slats on hull sides above settee berths
  • Main cabin drop-leaf table
  • Removable teak & holly veneer floor panels
  • Large, sit-down nav station with chart storage, overhead instrument panel and outboard book shelf
  • Overhead stainless grab rails in main cabin
  • Aft port: large storage area with two pipe berths and molded cabin sole, also accessed from cockpit locker
  • Espar heater


  • Hot & cold pressure water system with 6 gallon hot water tank and accumulator tank
  • Self-priming direct sump pumps for shower draining directly overboard  
  • Automatic bilge pump with float switch
  • Two manually operated bilge pump
  • 90 gallon water in two tanks
  • Icebox drain and valve
  • Spectra Water maker


  • 2 group 31 105amp deep cycle house batteries and 1 engine starting battery
  • ProMariner Galvanic Isolator with monitoring device
  • Batt/Maxx Automatic Battery combiner with remote momentary parallel switch near cockpit engine panel
  • Navigation and steaming lights
  • 30 amp 110VAC shore power system with 6 outlets, 50ft shore power cord and Guest galvanic isolator.
  • Propane solenoid
  • Supplementary power package
  • Additional 210 amp Lifeline AGM Battery for total of 420 amps for house banks
  • Heart Freedom 25 Inverter/Charger
  • Heart Echo Charger (to service engine start battery through AC system)  
  • Heart Link 2000 Battery Monitor for 2 house battery banks
  • Heart Link 10 Battery Monitor for engine battery


  • B&G Hercules system with 2 multi function displays on seahood, 1 analog wind on seahood and 4 jumbo 20/20 displays on mast
  • 2 B&G multi displays in nav station
  • Laptop hook up in nav station
  • B&G Autopilot
  • ICom SSB
  • IC-M3 VHF
  • Furuno Weather fax

New 2013

  • Install B&G Zeus GPS Touch 8"
  • Install B&G Zeus GPS Touch 12"
  • Install B&G 4G Broadband Radar
  • Install display in a new NavPod

Additional equipment

  • MOM
  • Lifesling
  • Flares
  • Horn
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CQR anchor, chain and rode

Manufacturer Provided Description

J/145 is the answer for sailors seeking great performance, but not at the cost of unprotected cockpits, sparse interiors or complex overpowering rigs. J/145 is the answer, too, for those who seek grace and elegance in their cruising comforts but not at the cost of performance. This design is unique among boats over 45 feet in offering the proper balance: A boat that's a joy to sail fast with as few as two people while at the same time being comfortable to live aboard and to entertain on. The design and construction challenge to create such a yacht is formidable. Imagine the fastest "J" ever built without losing cockpit or main salon comforts. The customary way to gain speed is to save weight by eliminating the interior and simplifying the deck. To retain the best of both worlds, the J/45 project called for the latest in advanced composite technology and materials to optimize strength for weight so that important sailing comfort features could be preserved. J/145's long-lasting, high-tech laminate uses Toray uni-directional carbon fiber & E-glass skins with Baltek Superlight 45 core infused with TPI's patented SCRIMP system using high vacuum levels. J/Boats partner and builder, TPI Composites, is the world leader and owner of the SCRIMP process. This process yields a laminate for hull and deck construction that's been tested by the US Naval Surface Warfare Lab at double the strength of hand lay-up construction found in nearly all other production and semi-custom sailboats.