1998 J Boats J/120

  • 40 ft
  • Racer and Cruiser
  • San Diego, CA, US

Yacht price :

  • Starboard profile with name
  • Profile, deck view, and interior plans
  • Technical data
  • Rear cockpit with large wheel
  • Deck hatch access with instruments
  • Rear main cabin access
  • Looking forward in main cabin


This J 120, Shenanigans, is very well known in Southern California racing.  She was featured on the cover of Sail Magazine.  She won many racing events including 2014 J 120 class overall championship hosted in San Diego in 2014.  Additionally she won Crew of 2 when the owner and his daughter campaigned her to victory. We recently spoke with a sail maker and avid racing competitor who spoke very highly of her racing history and performance within her class.. Her interior is the performance option with white bulkheads and fold up seat backs with lee cloths for sleeping 4 in the main cabin. 2 may sleep comfortably in the forward cabin and 2 may sleep comfortably in the rear stateroom. 

She comes equipped with 20 bags of race ready sails, replaced rod rigging in 2013, new cabin sole replaced in 2015 and 3 in hull windows viewing keel, rudder, and propeller.

She is comfortable enough to live aboard  with guests considering her 2 stateroom interior plan,. The owner very comfortably cruised her for many years to Catalina and other locations including Mexico.

This is a true dual purpose yacht built with integrity using  Scrimp construction technology which carefully monitors the resin/cloth ratio in laminating hulls and decks insuring strength and longevity.

Sail inventory includes:

Ullman cruising main-Excellent condition

Ullman cruising jib-Fair condition

Ullman small kite (heavy runner)-like new used once

North large kite .75oz 165M2 new in 2009

Quantum Main-New 2014 used 1 season-like new

Quantum 155 genoa-New 2014 used 1 season like new

Ullman #2 Carbon 140 % Genoa-like new

Ullman #3 Carbon 98% 2009- good condition

Ullman #4 Kevlar 2005-used once 

Quantum Storm Jib-never used

Quantum Storm Trisail-never used

Ullman Large Kite-.5 0z 165M2 Runner-New 2013 used two seasons

Ullman Large Kite-.5/.7 oz 147m2-Reacher-New 2015 used 2 days

Ullman Large Kite-.5 oz 165M2-Runner-2011-good condition

Ullman Staysail-Excellent condition

Ullman Kevlar Offshore Main

The Yanmar engine received a complete service in September.  All fluids were changed, belt was replaced, fuel and oil filters were changed and engine was inspected for any problems.  No problems were detected.  Report is available at Pac West the San Diego authorized Yanmar Dealer.


Basic Information

J Boats
San Diego, CA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Boat Type:
Racer and Cruiser
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Dimensions & Weight

40 ft - 12.19 meter
12 ft - 3.66 meter
Draft - max:
7 ft - 2.13 meter
Bridge Clearance:
56 ft 9 in - 17.3 meter
Dry Weight:
13900 lbs


Cruise Speed:
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
38 (Individual), 38 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
27 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
75 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:


Total Cabins:
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Captains Cabin:
Crew Cabins:
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Sail Inventory-Racing and Cruising-Rig Dimensions

Shenanagans comes with the following sail inventory:

Ullman Crusing main-Excellent condition

Ullman Cruising jib 130%-Fair condition

Ullman Small Kite (heavy runner)-Like new, used once

North Large Kite-7,5 oz 165M2-purchased 2009

Quantum Main-New 2014-Like new-used 1 season

Quantum 155% Genoa-New 2014-one season use

Ullman #2 Carbon-140% Genoa-Like new

Ullman #3 Carbon-98%-2009-Good condition

Ullman #4 Kevlar 2005-Used once

Quantum Storm Jib-Never used

Quantum Storm Trysail-Never used

Ullman Large Kite-.5oz 165M2-Runner-New 2013 (two seasons)

Ullman Large Kite-.5/.7Oz 147M2-Reacher-New 2015-Used 2 days

Ullman Large Kite-.5 oz 165M2-Runner-2011-Good condition

Ullman Staysail-Excellent condition

Ullman Kevlar Offshore Main

Ullman 155 Light # 1-Good condition

Sail Area:

781 sq. ft

I 50.50 ft

J 14.5 ft

P 46.5 ft

E 17.83 ft


2- B&G 20/20s on mast bracket

2- B&G 20/20s on Seahood over companionway

1- B&G Multifunction Display on Seahood

1- B&G Analog Wind direction indicator on Seahood 

1- B&G Multifunction display at Nav table

1- SIMRAD 8" NSS8 GPS / Chartplotter at Nav station

B&G autopilot

ICOM  IC-402  VHF radio

ICOM IC- M802 HAM radio

Pro Mariner SS40  40 AMP Battery charger

1000 watt Inverter

Sony 10 disc changer
Sony Casette stereo
Stereo Amplifier
2- BOSE cube speaker in main saloon
2- Stereo speaker connections on transom (no speakers)

2 - House batteries with rotary selector switch 1 / 2 / both / off
1 - Start Battery with rotary selector switch on/off


Rig and Rigging

Hall Spars tapered 2 spreader aluminum mast and aluminum boom finished in white
keel stepped 

Rod rigging  (replaced in 2013)

J/Sprit Spin pole for asymmetrical spinnaker (retractable)

Hydraulic adjustable backstay

Check stays (removable)

Harken roller furling headstay

Running Rigging lead back to end of coachhouse to Jammers

2x Jib halyards

2x Spin halyards

Main halyard  - Double jammer configuration

Boom vang

Adjustable headsail tracks port and starboard

Harken Cabin top self-tailing winches
Harken Primary self-tailing winches
Harken Mainsheet self-tailing winches

Mainsail traveler with corse and fine tune adjustments

Removable SS bow roller for anchoring


Top load refrigerator with cold plate

Pressurized water at galley sink
foot pedal water spigot at sink

Hot water heater

SS sink

2 burner propane  stove / oven

Storage cabinet outboard
Storage drawers forward of stove
Storage locker under SS sink with trash receptacle

Corian countertops

Storage garage aft of galley

Main Saloon

Interior bulkheads and doors finished in White with teak trim and teak hull side battens
all wood is in excellent condition and varnished in satin and gloss

Settee's port and starboard with lift up sea-berths with lee cloths
sleeping for 4 people in main saloon, finished in Green Ultra-suede

Storage behind settee backs

Water tanks port and starboard under settee's

Folding teak saloon table with two fold out sides

New Cabin soles in teak and holly  -  STUNNING

Direct access to forward head through starboard main bulkhead door


Forward berth accessible through port main bulkhead door, head located to starboard with access from main saloon and from forward V berth, hanging storage locker to port and seat with storage below and outboard. Overhead deck hatch, and opening port window

Aft starboard berth (Double) with Hanging locker and small store cabinet, Steel fuel tank located under this berth. Side engine access hatch. opening port window.


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.customContactInformation

Bill Semanek or Aaron Kitakis
For information regarding Shenanagans.  She is located at our docks here in San Diego.
Our address is 2330 Shelter Island Drive, Suite 106.
Bill may be reached at 951 704 4790 or
Aaron may be reached at 949 226 4619 or
One of us will be able to answer your inquiry as soon as possible.

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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(6342035)