Shoal Keel 6'-2"
August 2015 Survey available.
Owner wants this one to be the next one to sell! Huge price reduction !! Compare this J/46 to any other on the market and this boat has the right gear (a/c, gen-set, recent awlgrip and electronics)!
Sitting in Lauderdale with Easy Access to the Bahamas!!
2000 J/46 Cruiser version but fast. The listing agent sold this boat to the current owner. Easily handled, rugged high performance cruiser/racer. She offers a 2 cabin, 2 head layout with a spacious cockpit and many amenities including Northern Lights generator, air conditioning, washer/dryer and Corian counters.This boat is in excellent condition.Over 70K spent in the last couple of years on improvements and upgrades. Just some of the upgrades include:
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Approximately $70,000 spent in the last couple of years on upgrades and improvements:
Sleeps seven: Two in the forward master cabin V-berth, two in the starboard aft cabin, two in the port U-shaped salon settee which converts into a double berth, and one in the starboard settee. Master cabin features changing seat, bureau/vanity and ensuite head with shower stall and Vac-U-Flush toilet. Large U-shaped galley with Corian counters, Seafrost freezer and refrigerator, propane oven/stove. Has separate guest head, Splendine washer/dryer combo, teak/holly flooring throughout all cabins. Good ventilation with seven opening ports and six opening deck hatches.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: The Standard Equipment listed in the description below is provided by the manufacturer and is NOT intended to represent the actual equipment on this boat.
The J-46, with the help of state-of-the-art materials and building techniques, has evolved over ten years from the combined experience and knowledge of J Boats, TPI, and nearly 100 J-44 owners. The J-44 to date has been the most successful offshore 45 foot (44.9 ft) cruiser - racer in the world. Honored in 1990 by Sailing World Magazine as Overall Boat of the Year, the yacht's reputation has continued to grow. Winner of the Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart, two TransAtlantic races, and the New York Yacht Club's Queen's Cup, the J-44 is the only class of yacht to ever be granted its own start by the Cruising Club of America in the Newport- Bermuda Race. The seaworthiness of the design is unquestionable. The sleek, low resistance shape of the hull was not designed to conform to any rating rule. This boat was created to the only rule that counts: the Rule of the Sea, which is timeless. The J-46 brings performance cruising to an exciting level. Using the seakindly hull shape of her J-44 predecessor, the J-46 benefits from recent advancements in construction technique, keel and rudder design, interior styling, and simplified sail handling systems to create an ideal offshore yacht. Two people can easily manage her upwind and down to achieve the same 8 knot passagemaking speeds under sail that is possible when motoring with a 76 hp diesel auxiliary. Many cruising yachts compromise sailing comfort and performance in favor of "dockside comfort." What seems good at a boatshow may not be desirable when heeled at 15-20 degrees at sea. This fundamental difference in design philosophy sets the J-46 apart from other boats. The J-46 is designed from the outside in. The priority is sailing quality: how well the boat balances, how well she sails through waves with minimal commotion, and how well she treats her most valuable cargo - her crew. The same qualities that make J-46 a dream to sail also contribute to her seaworthiness, manageability, and performance. The J-46 is evidence that a high performance sailboat with predictable handling can also be comfortable belowdecks. The elegantly appointed interior, finished in satin varnished cherry, is befitting her status as an investment-grade yacht. The layout features two staterooms, two heads, and a large navigation station and galley, striking an excellent compromise between practical "working" space and comfortable living quarters. Unlike rule-inspired hull shapes, the J-46 features a high length-to-beam ratio combined with ample reserve buoyancy forward. High length-to-beam ratio ensures straight tracking in rough seas with minimal steering loads on autopilot or helmsman. Greater balance of reserve buoyancy in the ends of the hull also improves handling in following seas, helping to lift the bow over the wave ahead instead of submerging. Sailboats with fine ends and full midship sections are more difficult to balance and more likely to hobby-horse and spin out of control in offshore conditions. The J-46 balances so well she can sail with either main-only or jib-only sail configurations. The challenge in cruising design is to have enough sailpower and a low enough center of gravity for the boat to perform well. This is even more of a challenge with shoal draft cruising yachts. No boat will perform if the inertia of the combined weight of gear and hull weight being tossed about in waves overwhelms the stabilizing effect of sail area. The J-46 achieves added stability with a carbon fiber mast (which is half the weight of aluminum), the SCRIMP deck and hull (which are lighter and stronger than other production cruisers), and her modem keel design with lead bulb. The combination of these features results in unusual stability for a boat of this length and draft. TPI Composites has become the world leader with its patented SCRIMP molding system. Using similar materials, this process yields a J-46 hull & deck laminate tested at double the strength of the hand lay-up construction found in most other modern boats. The difference in strength is fiber content. A SCRIMP laminate has almost twice the fiber and half the resin. The process is so good, TPI has licensed the technology to leading aircraft and transportation companies for use in airframe and composite vehicle construction. The J-46 is designed to fly a modern asymmetric spinnaker with two people. An 18" clearance between the headstay and the spinnaker halyard allows the spinnaker snuffer to roll around the face of the mast without getting fouled. The forward corner of the spinnaker is fixed to the anchor roller. The snuffer up - down lines are led aft, so that "snuffing" is simply a matter of casting off the spinnaker sheet and pulling the "down" line - all safely done without leaving the cockpit. Imagine being able to cruise with 100 per cent jib instead of an unwieldy genoa. Or, simply roll up the jib in over 20 knots of wind and sail with mainsail alone up to 30 knots without needing to reef. The mainsail flattens out with several strokes of the hydraulic backstay. The J-46 is easily sailed by one person with minimal fuss. How well does this boat sail Five of her less sophisticated J-44 predecessors sailed upwind to Bermuda in the rough 1990 race faster than all Swans between 48 and 61 feet in length. There is no other offshore cruising yacht of its size to compare with the all-around qualities of the J-46, considering the important attributes of seaworthiness, strength of construction, performance, ease of handling, and liveaboard comfort.
The Listing Brokerage 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 regardless of information provided. 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. PLEASE NOTE: All electronics are listed for verification purposes but not warranted in the selling price of the boat. All the yacht brokerage agents at the listing company are Independent Contractors.
800 Mariners Drive Pier 6/7
Waterford Harbor Marina
Kemah, TX 77565