Marina del Rey Yacht Sales
13763 Fiji Way, E4
Marina del Rey, California, US, 90292
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1983 J Boats J/35

location icon Long Beach, United States
Year 1983
Length 35'6 ft
Builder/Manufacturer TPI/J/Boats


Legendary in it's status as a fast, capable, offshore racer/cruiser, the J/35's induction in the Sailboat Hall of Fame was an inevitability since first hitting the water in 1983. 

New bottom paint

Like new dacron mainsail

Yanmar 3GMD 23 Horsepower engine

Custom Triple Spreader Mast with rod rigging* 2 feet taller than the stock mast

(*note rod rigging was inspected revealing cracks, current price of boat does not include replacement of standing rigging) 

Exclusions: 2 Forespar Spinnaker Poles   Forespar Spinnaker Pole Car on Mast


Year Built 1983
Category Sail
Length Overall 35'6 ft
Beam 11'10 ft
Max Draft 6'11 ft
Cabin Headroom 6 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID TSP50020M83L
Keel Fin Keel
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 23 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 20 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 35 gal
Dry Weight 10,500 lb
Ballast 4,400 lb
Displacement 10,500 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 3GMD
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 23hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze, Folding
Year: 1983
Engine Location: Center
Sail Area

IJPE : 635.58 sq ft
I : 46.58 ft
J : 14.75 ft
P : 41.58 ft
E : 14.00 ft
Working Sail Area : 636.00 sq ft
Manufacturer Provided Description
There are more J-35s sailing one-design, and active in IMS or PHRF, than any other sailboat over 30 feet LOA in the world - 300 boats in 15 nations. Under these rules and CHS, no 35-footer can match her all-round speed and race-winning record. One-design events of 15 or more boats are a frequent occurrence at Block Island, Key West, Annapolis, Lake Michigan, San Francisco and Southern California. More than 30 attend the North American Championship. The J-35 Class Association is active in promoting events, publishing the Class Newsletter and developing Class Rules such as the requirement that the owner, or a family member, steer the boat in Class events. The new single-level racing cockpit is designed for better foot support when sitting out to windward or moving inboard when at the tiller. It is longer for better crew operation forward of the traveler. And, the raised 2-inch coaming deflects water aft along the deck and helps hold crew out on the weather rail. Speed producing factors such as hull shape, blade design, rig and displacement are the same as those for hull number one, which won the J-35 one-design division at Block Island in 1991. Belowdecks she has a private V-berth, head and hanging locker forward, comfortable settee berths and galley in the main cabin with quarterberths aft. Main cabin finish is teak and holly sole, composite panels with white Formica facing, and vinyl hull and deck lining.
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.
Additional Contact Information

Jay Sharkey (949) 220-4874