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1990 J Boats J/44

Norwalk, Connecticut



The J/44 is one of the most successful large offshore yacht designs ever produced, with a total of nearly 70 boats launched. The J/44 is one of the best buys on the offshore performance cruising market. Few designs share her speed, comfort and ease of handling.

Southern Cross has been modified with a sugar scoop designed by Rod Johnstone. The scoop adds a spacious swim platform and a feature the original design really needed. Her full cherry interior gives her a warm feel below decks; numerous hatches and opening portlights offer great ventilation. She shows in very good condition and has been lovingly maintained by her second owner who purchased her at a few seasons old.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: 4504 TW
Make: J Boats
Model: J/44
Year: 1990
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TSP44025i990
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 44 ft
Length Overall: 47 ft
Beam: 13'8 ft
Max Draft: 8'1 ft
Displacement: 22,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JHTBE TURB
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 55hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1990
  • Engine Hours: 4034


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 35 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 3
Water Tank Capacity: 50 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


Todd Williams, CPYB

Call or email Todd for additional information on this boat or 203-610-1215 Cell

Dealers for J Boats, Dehler, Hanse, MJM, Amel and AB Inflatables

McMichael Yacht Brokers LTD.


McMichael Yacht Brokers LTD.
447 E. Boston Post Rd.
Mamaroneck, New York, US, 10543

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.



Sleeps 6, cruising; 10 racing


U-shaped teak veneer settee (seats 7) to port

Storage under settee

Custom s/s lined bar outboard & above settee

Settee berth to starboard w/entertainment system

Bookshelves, cabinets & drawers

Custom aft-facing nav station w/storage to starboard


J-shaped galley

S/S double sink, fresh water foot pump 12 gal. engine/electric water heater, h/c pressure water, manual water

Engine-driven ’01 Sea Frost 12/120V top loading refrigerator

12V ’08 Sea Frost Tradewinds refrigerator

Force 10 3-burner propane stove w/oven/grill

PUR Survivor 35 water maker


"V" berth w/filler,  

Lightweight bunk panels hinge up to maximize sail storage,

Large hanging locker,

Vanity w/3 drawers & 4 cabinets,

Teak shelves full length of V-berth just beneath hull-to-deck joint,

Multiple drawers under V-berth,

Teak hull battens compliment teak bulkhead

Large private head w/teak towel rack, mirror

Separate stall shower w/teak slat bench seat

Wet hanging locker outboard


Double berth to starboard

Hanging locker

Vanity w/drawers & seat 

Plenty of storage

Aft head w/sink, shower; door access to large lazarette locker in lieu of port quarter cabin


Rear facing Nav station allowing easy communication between helm & navigator

Central Ockam (wind, speed, log, depth) w/8 configurable displays in cockpit & 2 more in nav, networked w/GPS, computer & 1 B&G analog wind direction; 2002 operating system software

  • PC cradle with NEMA 0183 and Ockam interfaces
  • Dual ’02 Sitex differential GPS
  • '13 Raytheon C90W networked Chart Plotter w/GPS & DBS
  • ’13 Raymarine AIS receiver
  • Triply redundant switched GPS NEMA 183 data channel
  • GPS repeater in cockpit
  • '01 Furuno MK II 48 mile radar @ chart table; Furuno radar repeater at helm
  • '01 Edson radar pole w/hydraulic level
  • Autohelm 7000 auto pilot, control at Nav & cockpit
  • Icom SSB w/ICOM AT120 automatic antenna tuner
  • NOLAND NEMA 0183 network interfaced to all systems
  • Furuno seawater temperature sensor
  • Simrad RS82 VHF radio (2012)
  • Furuno DFAX weather fax
  • Windex
  • Datamarine depth sounder
  • Ritchie Globemaster compass @ helm  
  • KVH Fluxgate sailcomp
  • '01 EPIRB
  • Kenwood AM/FM stereo w/Sirius XM Satellite radio (2014); 2 ’12 150 watt Jensen speakers; Bose cockpit speakers
  • Custom '01 radar/data display @ helm
  • Smoke & CO detectors


Yanmar 4JHTBE TURB diesel engine (35 gal) w/12 gal auxiliary tank


  • (3) '11 AGM batteries (2 house, 1 engine) (880 total amp hours)
  • '01 Statpower TrueCharge 40 110V battery charger
  • '01 Heart Link 20 battery monitor
  • (2) ‘05 / ‘06 Balmar Max Charges MC 612 w/temp sensors for house alternator & batteries
  • (2) ‘05 100 amp Balmar Alternators
  • (2) '01 Zap Stops
  • '01 100 watt/33 amp Siemens Solar Panel
  • Xantrex XS400 400 Watt True Sine Wave Inverter
  • Separate 120V & 220V Shore power connectors & cords
  • LED chart table light
  • Masthead mounted Orca LED Tri-color/anchor light,
  • White LED interior cabin lights
  • Lewmar V3 windless &  Lewmar Chain counter (2012) – removable for racing
  • Par Max 4 / Hose coil deck-mounted sea water washdown system


Barient winches include: 2 #37 3-speed primaries, 2 #32 self-tailing secondaries on cabin top, 2 self-tailing halyard amidships, 2 #28 self-tailing mainsheet at helm

  • 1 North full batten Spectra main (2009) setup for Dutchman furling system
  • 1 Hathaway Reiser Raymond full batten Spectra main (2003)
  • North Medium weight Kevlar #1 155% genoa (2005)
  • Toni Tio Velas kevlar Tri radial 135% #2 genoa
  • North Kevlar tri-radial #3 Kevlar genoa (2003)
  • North X-cut dacron 90% #4 genoa
  • ORC legal storm jib setup for inner forestay
  • ORC legal trysail
  • North 150% Norlam roller furling genoa (2006)
  • North 115% Spectra roller furling genoa (2009)
  • 1.5 oz North Geneker with snuffing sock
  • North tri radial .5 oz spinnaker
  • North tri radial .75 oz spinnaker
  • North radial 1.5 oz spinnaker
  • Full inventory of running rigging
  • Masthead rig; Hall aluminum mast reconditioned '08 including new Awlgrip white paint stepped on keel
  • Custom carbon fiber box beam under foredeck allowing removable forestay and (future) asymmetric spinnaker pole attachments
  • Reckman Roller Furling
  • Removable inner forestay for storm jib - attaches to dedicated deck hard point
  • Independent storm trysail track
  • Spinnaker gear
  • Running backstays
  • Navtec rod rigging #17 & #22 stainless steel - new in '08
  • '07 Navtec backstay adjuster w/remote panel forward at base of traveller
  • 20014 Hall Spars Quik Vang boom vang
  • Harken windward sheeting traveller
  • Harken adjustable genoa cars
  • Lazy Jacks & Dutchman Furling System
  • Harken blocks - factory rebuilt between'06-08
  • Blue mainsail cover '06  setup for both Lazy Jack & Dutchman system
  • Sail number ESP3442

    Avon 10 - person life raft (April 2021 certificate), 2016 White dodger, Blue suede upholstery (2005 / 2006), Lee Cloths at each bunk, Man Overboard Module (M.O.M), horseshoe life preserver, LifeSling Overboard Rescue System, Jacklines, radar reflector, flares, horn, 10 Offshore life jackets with strobes, 35# CQR anchor w/chain, 12H Danforth anchor, Lewmar windlass with 200’ chain, bow anchor roller, ParMax4 / Hosecoil flush mount deck wash down system, 3 separate 50 gal water tanks, dock lines, fenders, boat hook, h/c cockpit shower, cockpit cushions

OWNER'S COMMENTS: J/Boats designed these vessels for live-aboard comfort with a manageable sail plan and durability that has made the J/44 earn such a incredible reputation as true yachtsman’s yacht. This J/44 has been well maintained by its current and prior owners (a 3-owner boat from new) and is currently set-up as an exceptionally fast, safe and comfortable vessel, and features a number of custom upgrades specifically oriented towards cruising comfort, such as the addition of her Rod Johnstone-designed 'sugar scoop' transom. The highly customized, light weight, full teak interior provides a warm, yachty ambiance, while the quality TPI construction provides a solid feel when at sea. An extremely competitive IMS racing yacht with numerous Mediterranean trophies to her name, she is also a great PHRF racer. Her freshly varnished 2" teak toe rails and hand holds provide just the right amount of bright work to compliment the dark blue hull with gold cove stripe and white boot stripes. She is a beautiful vessel that will make any sailor proud.


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

Contact Todd Williams, listing broker

203-610-1215 Cell

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