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1999 J Boats J/125 J 125

Alameda, California


"Can't Touch This" is one of the best equipped J/125's and has been continually upgraded, including new rudder, sails & silver LPU topsides. She has both inshore and offshore sail inventories. The boat has gone through a long list of upgrades as well as a serious carbon diet. Carbon hand rails, hatch boards, carbon steps, carbon padeyes with Spectra loops, a custom carbon step for offshore driving and Equiplight shackles throughout, . The boat has the new rudder design by Al Johnston along with all offshore safety gear. The boat is ready to go offshore today.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $280,000 (Sale Pending)
Boat Name: Can't Touch This
Make: J Boats
Model: J/125 J 125
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Rod Johnstone
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TSP12503F899
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 41 ft
Length Overall: 41 ft
Waterline Length: 37 ft
Beam: 10'7 ft
Max Draft: 7'11 ft
Displacement: 8,350 lb
Dry Weight: 8,350 lb
Ballast: 4,646 lb
Single Berths: 6

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3GM30C
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 28hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze, Folding


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 22 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Racers


Bill Colombo 510-773-8015
Sail California


Sail California
1070 Marina Village Parkway Suite 108
Alameda, California, US, 94501
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.

Sail Inventory

Inshore Racing Inventory

North Mainsail-1 3Di

North Mainsail-2 3Di Raw 2015

North #1 Genoa 2012 3Di

North #2 Genoa 2012 3Di

North #2 Genoa 2015 3Di Raw

North #3 Jib, 2013 3Di Good Condition

North Jib Top Tri Radial Good Condition

North A-1 2013 Spinnaker  Like New

North A-2 2013 Spinnaker Good Condition

North A-2.5 2016 Spinnaker Good Condition


North A-2.5 2017 Spinnaker Like New

Offshore racing inventory

Quantum Mainsail-1 with 1 reef Fair Condition 2010

Quantum Mainsail-2 2014 1 reef for offshore Like New - Hoisted 5 times

Quantum 150 MED/Heavy Genoa 2014 Good Condition

Quantum #3 Jib 2014 Hoisted once

Quantum #4 Jib 2014 New - never used

Quantum Genoa Stsl 2012 Good condition

Quantum Big Spinnaker Staysail New 2014 - almost no use

Quantum Small Spinnaker Staysail 2012 Fair Condition

Quantum A-2 Spinnaker 2012 Good Condition

Quantum A-2.5 Spinnaker 2012 Good condition

Quantum A 3 Spinnaker 2012 Very light use

Quantum A-5 Spinnaker  2012 Good condition

Quantum Mast Head Genoa 2017 that flies off the sprit

Sail Area

IJPE : 782.00 sq ft
I : 49.00 ft
J : 14.83 ft
P : 46.50 ft
E : 18.00 ft
Working Sail Area : 781.00 sq ft

Standard Equipment List

Hull & deck built with TPI's patented SCRIMP vacuum resin infusion molding process. Hull has carbon fiber biaxial - unidirectional inner skin, biaxial Kevlar - E-glass hybrid outer skin and thermo-formed CoreCell linear structural foam core drilled for Pro-Set, or equivalent, epoxy resin.

Deck has carbon - E glass - CoreCell - vinylester laminate with gelcoat finish. Hull & deck laminates meet ABS offshore yacht standards to be CE Mark Certified for Europe.

E-glass - epoxy keel floors, mast step and longitudinal girder structural matrix molded using SCRIMP process and bonded and tabbed to hull with epoxy. o Five composite transverse bulkheads at forepeak, forward head, main bulkhead, aft settee, and aft berth area built with molded E-glass - foam core & reinforced w- unidirectional carbon. o Longitudinal hull stringers from forepeak bulkhead to main bulkhead P&S; from forepeak bulkhead to structural grid P&S. Two foredeck stringers from forward end of coach roof to forepeak bulkhead. Local reinforcements in way of high load areas. o Centerline stringer from structural grid to forepeak bulkhead incorporating mast step. o Dual longitudinal cockpit support bulkheads from transom to aft bulkheads. 

Hull - Structure - Bulkheads are assembled, tabbed, painted and oven post-cured together at a peak 140 degrees during a total 25 hour curing cycle. o Molded seahood with integral instrument pod curved acrylic slider and drop board sliding in extruded PVC rails and equipped with inside - outside stainless hasp and combination lock. o Two continuous ORC height toe-rails integrally molded with deck forward of mast.

Removable 8.0' draft keel with high aspect nickel - aluminum - bronze alloy strut and lead bulb. Wide flange bolted into hull recess through solid carbon - E-glass backbone using ten 7-8" 316 grade stainless bolts.

Awlgrip topside and boot stripe in 2016.

Yanmar Diesel 3GM3OC x SD20 Saildrive. o Bri-Ski 16 x 11 folding propeller. o Recessed cockpit mounted engine panel with Spinlock single lever throttle-shift control. o Engine housed in composite box in two sections with air intake vent at aft end and sound insulated interior surfaces. o Wet type engine exhaust system with GRP stern tube and waterlock muffler. o Single cartridge Racor fuel filter with shut-off valve at tank and fuel gauge in cockpit.

Engine serviced April 2017

Molded steering pedestal with binnacle cover, Ritchie SP-5 compass, Edson ultra-light racing components, 58" Edson "Diamond" series aluminum wheel with black foam grip. o Aluminum emergency tiller with deck plate access. o Carbon fiber reinforced composite rudder blade & shaft mounted in Harken composite rudder bearings.

20 gallon aluminum fuel tank located aft of engine box vented through transom with cockpit sole deck fill. 22 gallon fresh water capacity in bladder tank mounted under port settee bunk with deck fill and vent to galley sink.

Bass DC electrical distribution panel w- 10 circuit breakers o Halogen swivel lights over berths above nav. station and galley. o Fluorescent lighting in head. Running & steaming lights. o Cockpit operated Henderson manual bilge pump. o Standard Rule 1100 electric bilge pump with manual override switch mounted in nav station. o Chainplate, keel, engine, pulpits, lightning ground & bonding system. o Two 8G27 gelcel batteries under companionway ladder with Guest 3 function battery switch. o Whale manual fresh water foot pump in galley with spigot at sink. o Flush seacocks below waterline including head intake, head discharge, galley sink, engine intake o Through-hulls include bowsprit-housing drain, engine exhaust on transom, bilge pump exhaust on transom, wheel well drain. o Solid laminate recess for electronics transducers with interior cover.


Carbon mast with 2 spreaders, custom engineered by Hall Spars and built with epoxy pre-preg carbon & autoclave curing to 80 psi at 250 degrees F. with new custom luff extrusion accepting either Antal sliding cars or boltrope, molded carbon gooseneck & vang attachment points. o Mast Collar: SparTite mast chock system shipped loose. o Mast Step: G10 epoxy custom fit mast step attaches to molded centerline longitudinal hull stringer with four SS bolts tapped to aluminum plate integrally molded in stringer. o Hall Spars aluminum boom (black Awlgrip finish) with vang attachment, clew outhaul sheave, webbing strap for mainsheet block attachment, reef sheaves at gooseneck. o Retractable 8.5' carbon J- sprit by Advanced Composites. Harken tackle system with control line led aft to cockpit. o Bowsprit bearing system with drain mounted in hull housing and exterior neoprene seal. Standing & Running Rigging o Standing Rigging: Continuous Nitronic 50 rod built by Hall Rigging. o Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster: Sailtech -12 long throw (14") hydraulic cylinder with remote panel mounted on forward side of pedestal. o Hall "Air" Vang with integral tackle system. o Chainplates: custom stainless chainplates and fasteners for shrouds, stemhead and backstay with plate doublers at shroud pins. 




Manufacturer Provided Description

The J-125 is a boat of exceptional stability and power. Her handling is explained by an extraordinary stability index of 143 degrees, with a stability curve ratio of positive to negative areas of 12.5:1. This greater stability is combined with a balanced hull-form with proper amounts of reserve buoyancy forward. This provides safer and more controllable high-speed planing offshore in large waves as well as a wider steering groove upwind for sustained peak performance by average helmsmen. No IMS rule-inspired hull form can match the high 4.72 length-to-beam ratio of this seakindly yacht, nor the reserve buoyancy designed into her bow sections. High length-to-beam ratio ensures straight tracking in rough seas and light steering loads. Sailboats with fine bows and full midship sections are more difficult to balance and more likely to spin out of control in big waves. As user-friendly as it may be, this is a sailing machine designed to be the fastest, best-built boat of its type in the world. A long-lasting, high-tech carbon - Kevlar - E-glass - epoxy laminate is the answer. TPI Composites is the world leader with its patented SCRIMP process. This yields a laminate that's been tested by the US Naval Surface Warfare Lab at double the strength of hand lay-up construction. SCRIMP overcomes long term ownership concerns about delamination and structural failure because there are no air-pockets in the hull laminate and integral keel beam grid. Secondly, the ratio of glass fiber to resin is 2:1 rather than 1:2, resulting in a strength-to-weight ratio that exceeds custom race-boat, pre-preg construction. 


Can't Touch This has undergone rigorous modifications including:

  • Deck fittings upgraded to carbon
  • Replaced padeyes with soft loop dynema
  • Removal of all excess deck hardware
  • PBO backstay
  • Interior wood replaced with foam cored carbon
  • SS hand rails replaced with carbon
  • 2 Pipe berths replaced  with carbon frames 
  • New custom high aspect carbon rudder
  • Powder coated stanchions
  • Bottom long boarded & faired
  • Custom Grab bar installed by the pedestal
  • New Head foil
  • Self Retracting Bob stay
  • MOB button at the helm
  • New Rudder Bearings 
  • Aluminum goose neck and sheave box fittings at the ends of the boom replaced with custom carbon fabrication.
  • New Raptor Deck in the cockpit
Offshsore gear

6 man life raft

All offshore safety gear



All New electronics

H5000 with 6 displays

Zeus 2 chart-plotter



2 new Lithium house batteries to replace the AGM's. 

Recent Upgrades

1)     New head foil.

2)     Custom carbon grab bar on the pedestal.

3)     Cockpit repainted.

4)     New Raptor deck in cockpit.

5)     Original aluminum fittings on both ends of the carbon boom replaced with custom             carbon fittings.

6)     Boom kicker replaced with racing boom vang configuration.

7)     Check stays replaced.

8)     Custom bob stay installed on the sprit.

9)     New hatch cover, wheel cover and sheet tail bags in cockpit.

10)  Replaced stern hatch cover.

11)  New B&G Hydra 5000 electronics and displays.

12)  Rebuilt masthead wind instrument and replaced cable.

13)  New carbon nav station panel, new chart plotter, new vhf and vhf antenna cable.

14)  Replaced both rudder bearings.

15)  Replaced batteries with Lithium batteries, new alternator and regulator, serpentine           belts, battery monitor and battery switches.

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

Bill Colombo



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