J- 35 Sloop Racer

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US$28,900.00 Reduced




Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 27hp, Yanmar 30MD (1984)

Tacoma, WA USA - Shown by Appointment

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Extra Details

Designer Rod Johnstone
Builder TPI
Lying Tacoma, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 20.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 20.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 20.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 27hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 30MD (1984)
Engine Hours Engine1: Unknown
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade bronze folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.5 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots

Yanmar 3 cylinder is raw water cooled with no hour meter. It doesn't show obvious signs of corrosion and it runs well. There are two batteries plus an on board battery charging system.


Length 35'0"
LWL 30'0"
Beam 11'8"
Draft Max 6'9"
Displacement 10,001.7lbs
Headroom 6'0"
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Hall Spars Aluminium spars (1984) with Rod standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail North (2 mains) - Slab (unknown year) Fully Battened, 2 Reefs
Headsail Sobstad (3 number 1s) - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails 1 #2 headsail (a little smaller) (unknown year)
1 #3 headsail (high wind sail) (unknown year)
3 Spinnaker sails each a different weight (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Full inventory of Sobstad and North Sails. Seller reports he has re-rigged the boat with new running rigging and line locks.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

As is necessary to make a strong but light boat, the J/35 uses some sophisticated construction techniques. Both the hull and deck are balsa-cored, with the end-grain balsa inside layers of biaxial and unidirectional fiberglass. As with any cloth, there is less stretch and more strength parallel to the glass fibers than across them, and the biaxial and unidirectional cloth used by Tillotson-Pearson lets the builder arrange the cloth throughout the hull so its strength is in line with the forces that occur during hard sailing.

Unlike most boats, the main structural bulkhead which takes the forces of the rig is a molded fiberglass piece, and the floors are made up of glass beams to which both the mast step and the external lead keel are fastened.

The hull and deck are strong and, perhaps more importantly, stiff, so that there is a minimum of flexing when the boat is being pushed. The quality of the construction is evident in that over time they are still able to handle the rig forces of a pumped-up backstay on a hard beat.

The seller reports the keel has been re-positioned and strengthened along with bottom strengthening. This vessel was originally from the New Orleans area and was raced in the East Coast Nationals where the seller reports the boat took first place honors around 1990.

In 2017 there was a repair made to the bottom. A very small area of balsa core was removed, re-fiberglassed, sanded smooth and repainted the entire bottom. Today it's in the water and ready to start racing again.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Pressurised water system tick

Forward cabin could be used as a berth but on this boat it's a sail storage area. There are 2 sleeping settees and 2 quarter berths. This has the preferred interior for racers. Removable V-berth with head just aft to port, hanging storage to starboard both with removable teak grates for head floor. Teak and holly cabin sole, moulded teak trim, teak bulkheads and removable teak bulkhead mounted table with magazine rack. Port and starboard settee berths in main cabin. Stand up chart table with ice box underneath with enclosed shelf and instrument shelf. Standard galley with sink and Origo alcohol burner stove and oven. Ventilation provided by three hatches and six opening ports. Large port and starboard quarter-berths with shelves.

2 burner spirit Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Kenwood stereo, Standard Horizon VHF, NEXUS Wind, Speed, Depth, Auto-Pilot, GPS Navigation Seller reports Nav Instruments were replaced about 10 years ago.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Instrument Covers tick

4 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
(Danforth Style)
Anchor is stowed with a very short piece of chain and rope rode.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

The J-35 is a well regarded racing sloop with the added feature of having some room below for cruising. A modest galley with two-burner stove and ice box, a head with shower and sleeping berths for six make this a suitable family cruiser or a smokin" hot race boat. This particular one has a sail inventory that gives you all the options you may need for both purposes.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This J- 35 Sloop Racer has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Tacoma. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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