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2012 J Boats J/70

Alameda, California


The J/70 is one of the most successful one design classes introduced in the past decade.  Designed and engineered to allow for easy crew movement across the cockpit while tacking and jibing. For sitting and hiking comfort, mid-height padded backrests/lifelines run cockpit length, making J/70 one of the most comfortable boats to helm without having to rely on hiking straps to keep you in the boat.  The small cabin below is a bonus, and provides weather protection, a place to nap and personal privacy. The J/70 has convenient, on-deck stowage for an outboard engine, providing safe, quick access to the transom..

Perfect Wife comes complete with a recently serviced Triad trailer and accessories, a full boom/boat cover for travel, and a Torqueedo electric outboard. She has a 3 deep full suit of class sails including light and heavy air gennaker, and all new (2019) running rigging and lifelines.  She has been lightly raced and is the perfect boat to get into this active class and win right out of the gate.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $35,900
Boat Name: Perfect Wife
Make: J Boats
Model: J/70
Year: 2012
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: UCF70030F212
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 22'9 ft
Length Overall: 20'8 ft
Waterline Length: 22'6 ft
Beam: 7'5 ft
Max Draft: 4'8 ft
Displacement: 1,750 lb
Ballast: 630 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Torqueedo
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Type: Outboard
  • Year: 2012


Stock Number: Hull No. 30
Boat Class: Racers
More Info : Manufacturer Website


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.

Manufacturer Provided Description

The J/70 introduces a new dimension of fun, fast sailing in a stable, easy to own boat. A natural evolution of its J pedigree, the J/70's 22-foot long waterline with high aspect, all carbon rig and deep, lifting bulb keel provides spirited performance and stability that feels like a much larger boat. Knifing through the water upwind with confidence and ease, the J/70 has that legendary “J” feel - light, controllable with a wide-groove to sail consistently fast. With an adjustable cascading backstay, one has total control over sail shape and dynamic rig tension across the full range of conditions, making it not only easy to change gears on the J/70, but faster and safer. Off the wind, J/70 will simply light-up the crew with a smile! Set the masthead asymmetrical spinnaker off the retractable carbon bowsprit, point the J/70 where you want with its deep, high-aspect rudder and the J/70 pops up on a plane and takes off in a moderate breeze.

J/70 is all about making sailing inclusive, not exclusive. With its easily driven hull, large cockpit, and manageable three sail inventory, the J/70 is perfect for three adults, two couples, or four juniors. 

In today’s crowded harbors, it’s not always possible or economical to own a permanent mooring, marina slip or rent space in a dry lot with crane. J/70 offers a practical solution. Launch at the local boat ramp, raise the lightweight all carbon rig, lower the lifting bulb keel, hoist the sails and off you go on a sailing adventure in less than 30 minutes. The only limitations are how far you want to drive and willingness to camp in the great outdoors. Trailerable behind a family minivan or SUV, you can go anywhere.

  • Hull laminated with biaxial and unidirectional E-glass fabrics and balsa core for rugged durability. 
  • Deck molded with similar glass fabrics and Corecell foam core. 
  • High density core material and additional glass reinforcements are placed in way of highly loaded hardware. 
  • All laminates are engineered and built to required ISO structural standards. 
  • Molded internal bulkheads and ring frames with gelcoat finish, bonded to the hull and/or deck. 
  • Molded lift-keel structure jigged, aligned and integrally molded during primary hull layup. 
  • High strength, inward turning and overlapping hull to deck joint bonded with structural adhesive. 
Deck, Keel, Rudder
  • Large self-draining cockpit with molded foot braces on centerline.
  • Molded companionway cover both hinged & removable with lockable drop board. 
  • Molded foredeck toe-rails P & S.
  • SS custom fabricated chain plates for shrouds and backstay terminations. 
  • Interior ventilation hatch mounted on cabin house forward of mast. 
  • Molded non-skid on horizontal deck surfaces.
  • 4.75’ draft lifting keel with lead ballast featuring an internal leading-edge kelp cutting mechanism operable from the cockpit while underway, SS lock down plate and a single point lifting ring w/2:1 aluminum keel crane lift system. 
  • (2) Harken investment cast diamond boat lift padeyes installed adjacent to keel P&S.
  • High aspect transom mounted molded rudder. 
  • Lightweight aluminum outboard bracket mounted to transom.
  • (2) Harken B8 primary winches with cam cleats and 8” winch handle.  
  • (2) Ronstan black anodized jib T tracks with cars to accommodate 2:1 jib sheet terminations.  
  • 5:1 Harken mainsheet system leading to ratchet block and cam mounted on centerline swivel base.
  • Adjustable mainsheet traveler with 2:1 control line and cam cleats P & S.
  • Double ended backstay adjuster purchase system leading forward to P & S cam cleats.
  • Internal bowsprit launching system to exit aft face of the cabin house to cam cleat.
  • Harken Small Boat Underdeck headsail furling system with hoistable swivel and control line exiting aft face of cabin house to cam cleat.
  • Tack line cam cleat mounted to starboard on cabin.
  • (4) Spinnaker sheet blocks with (2) outboard of primary winches and (2) aft.
  • (2) halyard lead blocks mounted at mast base.
  • (4) low height SS stanchions and two reinforced SS stern rails at transom corners.
  • 12” SS Wire lifelines surrounding the cockpit with comfort pads and termination points on deck edge forward of shrouds.
  • Dyneema transom lifeline gate with quick release.
  • Foredeck U-bolt for mooring/dockline attachment.
  • Interior Air dry gelcoat finish on hull & deck surfaces.
  • Removable cabin floor
  • (2) Bench style molded seats P & S.
  • Bin storage aft of seats.
  • Molded liner platform with inspection port.
  • Molded cockpit support bulkhead with inspection port.
  • Anodized aluminum compression post to transfer mast step loads to internal hull structure.
  • Molded entry step.
  • Anodized aluminum crane w/ manual crank mechanism Keel lifting device included



Spars and Rigging
  • Southern Spars carbon fiber mast with single swept carbon spreaders, carbon masthead crane and mainsail luff track.
  • Easy to raise and lower with deck step design and tabernacle system.
  • Mast finished in satin black with contrasting white bands.
  • Carbon fiber boom with internal 4:1 outhaul, mainsheet attachment point, outhaul and single reef sheaves as well as provision for reef cleat and block at inboard end. Finished in satin black with contrasting white bands.
  • Carbon bow sprit with tack ferrule fitting, painted black finish and seal system mounted at sprit housing.
  • 1 x 19 wire standing rigging with adjustable Ronstan turnbuckles for shrouds.
  • Double ended boom vang system.
  • Running Rigging Package includes: main, jib & spinnaker halyards, main sheet, spinnaker sheets, jib sheets 18” main sheet strop Tack line, sprit control line, Vang control line, Traveler control lines, Cunningham, Dyneema Bow bridal for trailer loading
  • "Third Hands" with Keepers
  • Windward cam cleats




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  • Triad Trailer 
  • LED Lights 
  • Spare Tire and Mount Rear Support Jack Extension
  • The high bunk kit for keel down storage
  • New tires in 2017
  • Trailer fully serviced in 2017 and not used since
Additional Equipment
  • Full boom and boat drape cover.
  • Velocitek ProStart electronics package - new in 2016
  • Torqeedo Electric Engine with 2 batteries, charger and two tiller arms
  • Bucket, anchor and rode
  • Tool Box with assorted parts
  • Fenders and dock lines
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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