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1989 J Boats J/44



One of the most successful J/44’s on the water, with 8 North American Championships as Challenge IV.

Hull #2 of the classic J/44 has undergone a significant refit including a full inspection of the standing rigging (with replacement rod & fitting where necessary) and complete upgrade of all running rigging and rope clutches by Sound Rigging of Essex CT.

Interior and exterior condition is above average, a recent survey has been performed and she is ready to go racing or fast cruising. A fantastic value for a thoroughbred racing yacht.

  • Length Overall:
    44' 9"
  • Waterline Length:
    38' 8"
  • Standard Draft:
    8' 1"
  • Max Beam:
    13' 8"
  • Displacement:
    22,000 lb
  • Fuel Capacity:
    40 GAL
  • Water Capacity:
    100 GAL
  • Standard Engine:
    Yanmar 4JHHTE

1989 J Boats J/44

$149,000  |  length: 44  | Bridgeport, CT
Additional Info


  • Three cabin interior with teak & holly sole, teak trim, and Herreschoff white bulkheads. Inviting, functional layout well suited to an extended family cruise, or a race to Bermuda. Dark blue upholstery in cabins and salon.
  • Owner's cabin forward with private access to the head/shower, large berth, overhead hatch and plenty of storage.
  • The main salon has two settees with pilots berths outboard and above, providing sleeping accommodations for 4 in the salon alone.
  • Large, U-shaped galley with sink just off centerline has plenty of counterspace and refrigeration (Sea Frost engine-driven compressor) for prepping meals while underway.
  • Nav station to port with swing-out seat and plenty of storage and space for paper charts. B&G Zeus12 chartplotter, Ockham race instruments and AC/DC distribution panel.
  • Fans and overhead lighting (white/red) throughout.
  • Two large aft cabins each accommodate a couple for cruising or plenty of race crew with flip-up pilot berths outboard.


  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Force 10 3-burner  propane stove w/oven
  • Sea Frost refrigeration with dual compressors (via shore power, or engine-driven)
  • Hot water heater (6 gal)

Electronics & Navigation

  • B&G Zeus 2 12 GPS/MFD touchscreen Chartplotter
  • ICOM ICM 100 VHF radio
  • Raymarine ST-6000 auto pilot with wireless (and wire) control heads
  • Ockam race/performance instruments (wind, speed, depth, log, VMG, timer)


  • 3 Group 27 gel house batteries
  • 1 40 amp gel engine battery
  • Pro Mariner 35 amp battery charger
  • 30 amp shore power w/2 cords
  • Xantrex Pro XM 1.8 kw inverter (not wired into AC distribution system, plug-in only)

Hull & Decks

  • Fiberglass laminate hull with balsa core
  • Hull Awglripped in white
  • Fiberglass laminate hull with balsa core; non-skid in contrasting gray, teak toerail on foredeck

Sails & Rigging

  • 2019 Doyle carbon main, very lightly used
  • 2019 Doyle carbon roller-furling genoa (135%), very lightly used
  • Exstensive inventory of inshore and offshore racing sails including headsails, multiple mains, symmetric spinnakers and reaching sails
  • 2021 complete standing rigging inspection and service, including replacement of rod or re-heading of rod where neccesary
  • 2021 rebuilt hydraulics (backstay and vang system)
  • 2020/2021 all running rigging upgraded to Grand Prix spec
  • 2020 new lifelines
  • 2 Barient 37 primary winches
  • 2 Lewmar 50 electric winches
  • 2 Barient 32 (one electric, 2-speed)
  • 2 Lewmar 50 winches at the mast
  • Spinnaker pole

Engine & Mechanical

  • Yanmar 4JH-HTE turbo diesel, cruises at approx. 7.5 kts at 2500 rpm
  • Kanzaki transmission turning 1.25" stainless steel shaft and 2-blade folding prop
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • 40 gal aluminum fuel tank
  • Wheel steering


  • Dodger
  • bimini
  • mainsail cover
  • miscellaneous covers in Navy Blue Sunbrella, all in good condition.


  • Fenders
  • docklines
  • 3 B-1 fire extinguishers
  • 12 Type 2 PFDs
  • Life-ring horseshoe
  • Float cushions
  • S/S swim ladder
  • Danforth anchor
  • Fortress anchor
  • M.O.B. system
  • assorted spares

This yacht is an 8 time North American Champion and has had numerous other podium finishes

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Sales Consultant
Contact Michael for additional information on this boat.

Email: [email protected]
Call: (914) 764-7215

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.
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