The 41' J/125 is as close to high performance big-boat sailing as one can find in a boat that's manageable by two or three people... even with a spinnaker! Aunt Jessie provides a rare opportunity to get into what is one of J/Boats most thrilling designs. She has been professionally maintained and is race ready. Aunt Jessie has been sailed lightly since having undergone a complete refit in 2009 and has been a much loved family boat for the past 6 years. It is with great reluctance that the owner is selling "the best boat he's ever been on".
3-7-2012 AUNT JESSIE just took 2nd place overall at the Heineken Regatta in St Marten!!
Displacement on the 41 foot long J/125 is 8,350 pounds on a 37 foot waterline with a 57% ballast ratio, beam of 10.6 feet and draft of 8.0 feet. Upwind sail area is 1071 f2 with downwind sail area of 2464 f2.
The J-125 is a boat of exceptional stability and power. Her handling is explained by an extraordinary stability index of 143 degrees, with a stability curve ratio of positive to negative areas of 12.5:1. This greater stability is combined with a balanced hull-form with proper amounts of reserve buoyancy forward. This provides safer and more controllable high-speed planing offshore in large waves as well as a wider steering groove upwind for sustained peak performance by average helmsmen. No IMS rule-inspired hull form can match the high 4.72 length-to-beam ratio of this seakindly yacht, nor the reserve buoyancy designed into her bow sections. High length-to-beam ratio ensures straight tracking in rough seas and light steering loads. Sailboats with fine bows and full midship sections are more difficult to balance and more likely to spin out of control in big waves. As user-friendly as it may be, this is a sailing machine designed to be the fastest, best-built boat of its type in the world. A long-lasting, high-tech carbon - Kevlar - E-glass - epoxy laminate is the answer. TPI Composites is the world leader with its patented SCRIMP process. This yields a laminate that's been tested by the US Naval Surface Warfare Lab at double the strength of hand lay-up construction. SCRIMP overcomes long term ownership concerns about delamination and structural failure because there are no air-pockets in the hull laminate and integral keel beam grid. Secondly, the ratio of glass fiber to resin is 2:1 rather than 1:2, resulting in a strength-to-weight ratio that exceeds custom race-boat, pre-preg construction. The J-125 sets a popular offshore "Grand Prix" standard. In the first 90 days, J-125s won yachting's Block Island Race Week and the Maxi Division of the St. Francis YC Big Boat Series on San Francisco Bay. The fact that crew size in winning Block Island varied from 5 to 7 people indicates that this is not the typical 40' racer needing 12 people on the rail. Nor does it remain parked on yard stands between races gathering dust.
- Hull & deck built with TPI’s patented SCRIMP vacuum
resin infusion molding process. Hull has carbon fiber
biaxial/unidirectional inner skin, biaxial Kevlar/E-glass
hybrid outer skin and thermo-formed CoreCell linear
structural foam core drilled for Pro-Set, or equivalent,
epoxy resin. Deck has carbon/E glass/CoreCell/vinylester
laminate with gelcoat finish. Hull & deck laminates meet
ABS offshore yacht standards to be CE Mark Certified for
- E-glass/epoxy keel floors, mast step and longitudinal girder
structural matrix molded using SCRIMP process and
bonded and tabbed to hull with epoxy.
- (5) Composite transverse bulkheads at forepeak, forward
head, main bulkhead, aft settee, and aft berth area built
with molded e-glass/foam core & reinforced w/unidirectional
- Longitudinal hull stringers from forepeak bulkhead to
main bulkhead P&S; from forepeak bulkhead to structural
grid P&S. (2) foredeck stringers from forward end of coach
roof to forepeak bulkhead. Local reinforcements in way of
high load areas.
- Centerline stringer from structural grid to forepeak
bulkhead incorporating mast step.
- Dual longitudinal cockpit support bulkheads from transom
to aft bulkheads.
- Hull/Structure/Bulkheads are assembled tabbed painted
and oven post-cured together at a peak 140 degrees during
a total 25 hour curing cycle.
- Molded seahood with integral instrument pod curved
acrylic slider and drop board sliding in extruded PVC rails
and equipped with inside/outside stainless hasp and
- (2) Continuous ORC height toe-rails integrally molded with
deck forward of mast.
- Removable 8.0’ draft keel with high aspect
nickel/aluminum/bronze alloy strut and lead bulb. Wide
flange bolted into hull recess through solid carbon/E-glass
backbone using ten 7/8" 316 grade stainless bolts.
- Optional kelp cutter mounted in leading edge of keel with
wand extension leading to cabin top.
- Choice of Awlgrip color for hull topside and boot stripe
finish. Standard bottom finish of clear Awlgrip primer.
Mechanical Steering Plumbing Electrical
- Yanmar Diesel 3GM30CxSD20 Saildrive.
- Bri-Ski 16 x 11 folding propeller.
- Recessed cockpit mounted engine panel with Spinlock
single lever throttle/shift control.
- Engine housed in composite box in two sections with air
intake vent at aft end and sound insulated interior
- Wet type engine exhaust system with GRP stern tube and
- Single cartridge Racor fuel filter with shut off valve at tank
and fuel gauge in cockpit.
- Molded steering pedestal with binnacle cover, Ritchie SP-5
compass, Edson ultra-light racing components, 58" carbon wheel with new leather cover, steering is very precise
- Aluminum emergency tiller with deck plate access.
- Carbon fiber reinforced composite rudder blade & shaft
mounted in Harken composite rudder bearings.
- 20 gallon aluminum fuel tank located aft of engine box
vented through transom with cockpit sole deck fill. 22-
gallon fresh water capacity in bladder tank mounted under
port settee bunk with deck fill and vent to galley sink.
- Bass DC electrical distribution panel w/10 circuit breakers
- Halogen swivel lights over berths above nav. station and
galley. Fluorescent lighting in head. Running & steaming
- Cockpit operated Henderson manual bilge pump.
- Standard Rule 1100 electric bilge pump with manual
override switch mounted in nav station.
- Chainplate, keel, engine, pulpits, lightning ground &
- (2) 8G27 gelcel batteries under companionway ladder with
Guest 3 function battery switch.
- Whale manual fresh water foot pump in galley with spigot
- Flush seacocks below waterline including head intake,
head discharge, galley sink, engine intake
- Through-hulls include bowsprit-housing drain, engine
exhaust on transom, bilge pump exhaust on transom, wheel
- Solid laminate recess for electronics transducers with
Electronics and Electrical
- New Garmin GPS 2006 in 2004
- GPS chips for East Coast/Bermuda, Charleston/Key West
- New N17 antenna in 2003
- B&G instruments: Hydra auto-pilot new in 2001, 2 full function displays, 5-20/20 display, installed new in 2003
- Spare B&G wiring and junction box
- 2004 electric bilge pump with float switch and breaker
- Batteries 09/04 Group 27 gel cells
- Speedo access port 2002
- All running lights replaced 2004 with spare bulbs for every light
- Compass light replaced 2004
Engine Maintenance and Upgrades
New engine fitted 2008
Racor replaced in 2003 with self priming bulb #2010
Prop replaced in 2002 with Flex o Fold
All filters replaced every 30 hours and logged
Spare starter motor
Spare primary and secondary fuel filters included
3 spare oil filters
Spare fresh and raw water pump
Air intake cover was replaced in 2002
Engine control lever replaced in 2003
Two raw water pump belts
One alternator belt
Spinlock has a spare handle and key
Sail drive has been serviced as split zinc added with two
Exhaust hose 2003
- (2) Lewmar 48AST 2 speed self-tailing primaries. (Option
for (2) Lewmar 48/3AR 3 speed)
- (4) Lewmar 44AST 2 speed self-tailing secondary and
- (4) Single Harken SpeedGrip winch handles.
- Custom lightweight stainless bow pulpit with combination
nav light below rail on centerline.
- Stern pulpits P&S with stern light.
- (10) Custom 24" tapered in 304 stainless bases to mount on
hull radius, 4 with inboard braces.
- Lifelines of 4mm (5/32") 7x19 un-coated SS wire with
toggle forward & lashing to stern rail. Lower lifeline is 10-
1/2" above working deck.
- (4) Acrylic covered, padded lifeline tubes in color of deck
- Stainless safety handrails mounted P&S on cabin trunk.
- Harken deck hardware package including big-boat
mainsheet traveler system mid-range adjustable
interconnected jib & genoa tracks, “Black Magic” sheet,
halyard, checkstay and turning deck blocks.
- Lewmar size 60 Ocean series foredeck hatch.
- (6) Bomar opening ports, (4) opening ports on cabin house,
(2) in cockpit well in q-berth areas.
- (4) Mooring cleats
- (4) Wichard outboard sheet lead and dockline folding
- (7) Spinlock rope clutch-stoppers for halyards, cunningham
and spinnaker tack line.
- Polypropylene white mesh line bags, (5) 20x12, (2) 24x12.
Upgrades and Maintenance on Deck
Four Viper winch handles
Four spare bronze winch gears
High load Harken block/shackle for peels, cockpit stopper 2003
2004 Tuff Luff
Decks, floorboards, and ladder new Non Skid Awl Grip 2004
Deck repainted Awl Grip 2004
Jib tracks removed, bearings replaced 2003
All deck pad eyes and cam cleats replaced with leather chafe gear
All stanchion braces rewelded 2003
Both pushpits removed and reinstalled with heavy bolts March 2004
Lower lifelines with cushions new 2004
Winch handle holders replaced 2003
Primary winches upgraded to Lewmar 52 ST 2003
Original 48 ST primaries upgraded on the cabin top 2003
All winches rebuilt twice yearly with high tensile paws and stainless steel gears
Spare winch component
3 Harken aluminum winch handles
3 Lewmar carbon handles
'01 wheel cover
'04 Foam lifeline pads and covers
New mainsail cover
Standing and Running Rigging
- Standing Rigging: Continuous Nitronic 50 rod built by Hall
- Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster: Sailtech –12 long throw (14”)
hydraulic cylinder with remote panel mounted on forward
side of pedestal.
- Hall “Air”Vang with integral tackle system.
- Chainplates: custom stainless chainplates and fasteners
for shrouds, stemhead and backstay with plate doublers at
- Running Rigging: Optimized running rigging package by
Hall Rigging to include 2:1 main halyard (Crystalyne
Vectran), 2 genoa halyards (Aracom Technora w/Tylaska T-
8 & stop balls), 2 tapered spinnaker halyards (Spect-12 w/T-
8 & stop balls),ALL HALYARDS REPLACED 2-2012 2 genoa sheets (XLS-900 Spectra/Presslock
Jrs), 2 tapered spinnaker sheets (Maxibraid Plus w/T-8s),
mainsheet (Spec-Set II), cunningham, reef, spinnaker tack
line (XLS-Extra), 2 traveler controls (XLS), spinnaker tack
retrieval line and pole launching line, 2 checkstays
(Crystalyne Vectran/shock cord retraction system).
- Headstay System: Tuff-Luff
Improvements to Running Rigging, etc.
2 sets of jib sheets: Vectran with equiplite shackles 2004
2 set of jib sheets: Vectran with equiplite shackles 2003
2 sets of all- purpose spin sheets: Spectra with Tylaska shackles 2003/2004
1 set of light air spin sheets: Spectra with Tylaska shackles 2003
2004 main halyard: Vectran with Tylaska shackle
Spare main halyard
2004 Vectran backstay
2004 shock cord: cars, running backstays, bow, etc.
2004 Spectra foredeck webbing
2002 Spectra running backs
2002 New Sailtec backstay cylinder with carbon fiber long reach handles
New outhaul tackle upgraded to 16:1 2003
Every shackle on entire boat new in March 2004 with spares
Assorted other spare sheets, runners, and halyards with shackles
1 Spectra tackline with blocks
1 Vectran tackline with blocks
Rigging all in excellent order
"Aunt Jessie" has been raced without runners, however all running rigging gear is still on board
Mast - Boom- Sprit
- Carbon mast with 2 spreaders, custom engineered by Hall
Spars and built with epoxy pre-preg medium modulus
carbon & autoclave curing to 80 psi at 250 degrees F. with
new custom luff extrusion accepting either Antal sliding
cars or boltrope, molded carbon gooseneck & vang
- Mast Collar: SparTite mast chock system shipped loose.
- Mast Step: G10 epoxy custom fit mast step attaches to
molded centerline longitudinal hull stringer with four SS
bolts tapped to aluminum plate integrally molded in
- Hall Spars Carbon Boom (clearcoated) with
- Retractable 8.5’ carbon J/sprit by Advanced Composites.
Harken tackle system with control line led aft to cockpit.
- Bowsprit bearing system with drain mounted in hull
Upgrades and Maintenance on Spars and Rigging
Mast collar was removed and through bolted with 5200 in 2003
Awl gripped bowsprit and replaced gasket, rebuilt socket with E Glass
High tensile shackles and Vectran tack line 2003
Mast and boom stripped and recoated with three coats of Awl Grip in 2003, and the boom again in 2004 - Ready for new clear coat at this time
Carbon wind indicator
America's Cup grade mast cable for wind 2003
Hydraulic mast jack with proven parameters has a custom carrying pad
- Main cabin headliner and visible hull surfaces finished
with lightweight foam backed vinyl.
- Main bulkhead tabbing where visible in main cabin to be
faired and painted.
- Forepeak & aft berth areas underside of deck and hull
surfaces to be painted with off-white epoxy.
- Areas forward of forepeak bulkhead and aft of aft bulkhead
to be clear coated with Awlgrip.
- Molded interior component surfaces to be gelcoat, nonmolded
surfaces to be painted.
- Head/Hanging locker molded unit including Raritan PH-II
head with 14 gallon bladder holding tank having Y-valve,
deck plate & overboard discharge and vent system. Also
includes mirror, toilet paper holder, and hanging locker
with hanging bar.
- (2) Adjustable Q-berth area pipe berths with tackle
systems and additional set of hardware in forepeak P&S.
(2) fixed settee berths with backrests and 4" bunk & 3"
backrest cushions. Optional removable V-Berth platform
- Stainless interior handrails mounted to P&S in main cabin
from main bulkhead to aft end of coach roof.
- Galley equipped with 7" deep individually molded sink
mounted to main bulkhead, foot pump, 2 burner gimbaled
Origo non-pressurized alcohol stove, large Igloo cooler aft of
companionway ladder, utensil drawer and dry storage
outboard with single shelf and fiddle. Hinged cabinet door
with plastic latch to access storage below. Painted finish
and shelf w/fiddle inside storage cabinet.
- P&S main cabin settee berths with molded riser and top
with two flush access panels and divider support bulkhead.
Composite backrests with three storage compartment
openings outboard and shelf above. Longitudinal riser
extends to aft Q-berth bulkhead to form divider/stiffener in
aft berth area.
- Navigation table area with hinged top for 3-1/2" depth
chart storage, storage drawer, & outboard cabinet with
space for electronics and small bin storage.
- Cabin sole of 4 composite panels with gray two-tone nonskid
- Stainless companionway ladder with composite non-skid
Features of Aunt Jessie Interior
- Starboard and port settees with removable navy blue foam cushions function as two berths in the main cabin
- Lockers beneath and behind the settees and shelves behind them as well
- Reading lights
- Two pipe berths aft provide either sail storage or crew accommodations for boat delivery
- Cabin sole made of composite removable boards that provide easy access to bilge
- Nav station has red and white light, chart table with storage and a wood faced drawer for utensils
- GPS screen above Nav table can be viewed from companionway
- Jenson AM/FM CD player and interior speakers installed 2003
- Companionway mountings were thru bolted in 2001
- Custom canvas zippered door for privacy, original door also
- New marine head
- Sink with foot pump
- Lockers for head paper
- Sink with foot pump
- Two burner alcohol stove
- Stove gimbals were remounted in with through bolts in 2002
Maintenance to Hull and Bottom
- Refaired, barrier, primed VC Offshore
- Bottom faired twice by Waterline, VC offshore
- Sanded to 1000 grit and dived on weekly
- Bottom of keel redone 2004
- Awl Gripped hull in 2001
- Through hulls serviced 2004
- Hull faired, sanded and antifouled - 2011
PHRF Rating: -3 / 0
Racing sail inventory is onboard, the owner has opted for non-overlapping headsails so there are only approximately 3 genoas onboard, all still in very good condition. In addition, there are 2 brand new large overlapping genoas in storage
New Doyle Mainsail.2012
smaller Jib with little use
Mainsail is a North 3 DL in good/fair condition
Medium Reaching Spinnaker - good
Various other delivery sails
Complete SOLAS Flair Package- new in '04
Ultra light beer holders
Two fire extinguishers
12 Life jackets
Fortress 45 lb anchor with 100' rode and 10' chain in custom padded storage unit
Horseshoe new in '02
First aid kit
Improvements and Options added to Aunt Jessie
Aunt Jessie is fast as ever, she could use a little cosmetic work including a new paint job, Go fast items are constantly be upgraded or renew'd
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.