1998 J Boats J/120

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

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SCAMP With her dark blue hull and rich wood interior is a must see if you are looking for a performance racer cruiser with easy handleing Asymmetrical spinnaker.

"Exceptional performance and construction earned J/120 the distinction of being CRUISING WORLD magazine's OVERALL BOAT OF THE YEAR and the BEST VALUE in a full-sized cruising boat".

"Downwind, it's a whole new world with an Asymmetric Spinnaker she'll do 7.2 knots at 150 degrees true wind angle in 10 knots of wind with a VMG of 6.3. Other cruisers might keep up if they used an engine. To jibe, simply let off one sheet and pull in the other. It's easier and  safer. One comer of the spinnaker (the "tack") is always secure to the bowsprit, eliminating wild oscillations. The center-of-effort is located further forward and lower. Meaning balanced, "finger-tip" control rather than "white knuckled" round-up broaches. The asymmetric's greater power drives the apparent wind 30-50 degrees forward of the true wind angle. In light air and lumpy seas, the sail's greater area acts as a stabilizer. Deep sailing angles (165 degrees True Wind Angle) can be achieved by easing the sheet to project the luff to windward - as if it were pulled aft by a spinnaker pole".

Scamp has a great sail inventory and has been very well maintained to ensure many more years of racing and cruising. The interior is classic J boat with clean lines and beautiful woodwork.



Basic Information

J Boats
San Diego, CA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Racer and Cruiser
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
Rod Johnstone
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

40 ft - 12.19 meter
40 ft - 12.19 meter
12 ft - 3.66 meter
Draft - max:
7 ft - 2.13 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:


Cruise Speed:
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
27 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
38 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
14 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Total Cabins:
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Lloyd's approved Baltek Countourkore end grained balsa composite construction using biaxial and unidirectional glass with vinylester resin on the outer hull layer.
TPI patented SCRIMP resin infusion system molding process for optimum laminate strength with 65-70% glass content in structural skins.
TPI 10 year transferable warranty against hull blistering.
6000 lb, 7.0'. variable chord, high lift, lead keel bolted and epoxy bonded to deep molded stub w/sump.
Off-white deck with high traction non-skid.
Single tapered boot stripe.
Low maintenance extruded white ORC 1.5" foredeck. winch grinder and helmsman toerails.
Bow locker with deck hatch for anchoring gear

Large cockpit storage locker and 2 lazarette lockers.
Watertight forward collision bulkhead.
Molded stern platform w/swim ladder.
Molded spray shield with dodger storage and companionway instrument pod.
GRP molded structural bulkhead supporting chainplates, bonded to hull, deck and mast step.
All intermediate bulkheads glassed to hull and deck for stiffness, infused directly with with primary lamination.
Custom fabricated I-beam aluminum mast step.
Heavy-duty fiberglass floor stringer grid infused into the hull.

Hull Finished in Dark Blue Alwgrip.


Bottom paint is Proline 1088 Color :black  Application Method: Sprayed


Teak paneling on Bulkhead faces with teak cold molded trim, teak drawer and cabinet faces.
Forward double V-berth measures 75"x80.5"x26". 
Teak slat hull siding P and S throughout.
Varnished teak and holly cabin sole.
Forward cabin w/private head entrance, hanging locker with mesh cover, changing seat with cushions, storage below, duffel storage bin below berth and bureau with drawers to stbd.
Aft cabin to stbd including hanging locker with mesh cover, changing seat outboard w/storage under and large berth measuring 48"x78"x29".
Settee berth in main cabin with large backrest storage compartments, teak shelves and pigeon storage outboard of back rests.
Standard interior cushions. Main cabin 2-part split seat-back cushions double as cockpit seat cushions. Finished in blue ultra suede type material 
Drop-leaf table with cold molded fiddles & stainless base. Includes Padded Cover
Large chart table with chart storage and overhead with electrical and instrumentation panel. Tool storage below hinged seat.
Forward head with 2 door access, including a manual shower, sink, vanity, mirror and storage. This area contains mast & separate sump with floor grate.
Stainless companion way ladder with varnished teak threads & non-skid strips.
vinyl overhead in main, forward and aft cabins.


2 Harken 48.2 self tailing primary winches.
4 Harken 44.2 self tailing halyard & mainsheet winches.
2:1 mainsheet system of Harken Black Magic Blocks w/3x75mm 1969 leading to 1955 cheeks to P&S mainsheet winches.
Harken adjustable mainsheet traveler with 4:1 purchase, includes 560 track, 558 car, 1515 controls.564/565 track ends with integral cams.
Harken clear anodized jib & genoa tracks & end stops with Harken 1997 T-track cars.
Harken Black Magic check stay block system including 2 57mm 1958 mounted to backstay chainplate & 2 1963 transom cheek blocks.
Harken Black Magic 75mm 1973 double footblocks outboard of cockpit for checkstay tails and & spin sheets.
150 cams near primaries for spin sheets when not in use.
Disappearing checkstay system w/3 Harken 082 bullets, hose clamps and chock cord.
Harken 1969 Spinnaker sheet blocks on Wichard 6544 U-bolts fwd of stern pulpit legs.
6 Harken Black Magic 1958 halyard/reef turning blocks mounted on Wichard #6533A U-bolts. Halyards lead aft through 2 Schaefer triple organizers to spinlock stoppers.
Roller furling control line w/Harken 168 foredeck block S.S lined bulls-eyes & Harken 150 clam cleat w/328 cam fairlead.
2:1 J/sprit control line leading to 2 Harken 027 Sprit blocks, 023 block on forward bulkhead & aft through bulkheads to cockpit 150 cam.
2 Cockpit snuffer control 150 cams 6" behind 2 S.S. Lined bulls-eyed fairleads.

2 Bow Chocks 2 10.5" bow cleats, 2 8" stern cleats.
Custom S.S. stemplate w/tack fitting& attachment studs for optional anchor roller, chainplates and backstay tang.
3 Lewmar Ocean Series hatches.
6 Bomar aluminum framed fixed ports on cabin sides. 3 Bomar cockpit opening ports.
Thurston companionway dodger with side curtains mounted against splash molding w/boot.
Lexan companionway drop board with nylon storage back in cockpit locker.
Double 5/32" coated lifelines & tapered stainless stanchions w/custon bases, double S.S. bow & stern rails and stern gate.
4 12"x24" poly mesh line bags.


Yanmar 38 hp diesel engine & 95 amp alternator, fresh water cooling and Racor fuel filter.
Engine panel recessed in cockpit included tachometer w/fuel gauge, alarms for oil pressure, battery night light and temperature.
OLR 100 engine insulation with lightweight removable engine box.
27 gallon fuel capacity with baffles and inspection/clean out.
17"x16" Martec folding prop w/1"S.S. shaft.
Drip-less shaft gland.
Balanced spade rudder w/uni-directional glass & large diameter shaft mounted in Harken bearings exceed ABS. (appears to be original)
Edson 48" diamond series white aluminum wheel with natural leather grip on custom molded pedestal with 5" Ritchie compass, brake,and wheel height stainless guard. Gear ratio 1:1 to facilitate installation of self-steering devices.
Anodized aluminum emergency tiller.


B&G Wind Electronics (Processor Sent to Factory For Rebuild 6-2011)

2 FFD control on sea hood 1 Wind direction indicator on sea hood 1 mast diplay containing 2 20 20 displays

1 B&G FFD at Nav Station

ICOM M56B VHF Radio Fixed at NAV station

Garmin GPS mounted at nav station

Sony AM/FM/CD/Casette Player (4) Speakers – (2) Interior, (2) Exterior

Robertson Autopilot with control panel Stb side of cockpit


Hall Spars 6061-T6 tapered aluminum performance mast section with double airfoil spreaders, finished in off-white Awlgrip w/painted black bands, steaming light, internal wire conduit and pre-drilled head ventilation holes.
Mast fitted with single climbing step and 2 CL219 clamcleats for temporary cleating.
Hall Spars boom with welded end fittings, 8:1 internal outhaul purchase system, mainsail reef sheaves, manisheet bail and vang lug.
Retractable Carbon fiber J/sprit extendable to 7' beyond bow w/molded GRP end caps.


Continuous Navtec rod system w/series 200 turnbuckles.

Harken split-drum 1.5 headsail furling system.
Sailtec integral hydraulic backstay.
Hall integral B-12 Quick-Vang with 8:1 Harken purchase.
Color-coded running rigging package with tapered Spinnaker halyard.

1-tack line, 1 set of Jib Sheets, 1 set of Spin Sheets



Approx 3 years old little use (race set)

Ullman Carbon Main 08/09

Ullman Carbon Headsail 08/09

Dacron Main with Reef
Dacron Headsail (150%)

Carbon Main 2001
Carbon Main 1999

(2) Carbon155% Head Sails
Carbon ullman #2
Carbon ullman #3
New Staysail

(2) ½ oz Large ASO
(2) ¾ oz Large ASO
Small ASO


Manual bilge pump.
Electric bilge pump w/switch & check valve.
Manual fresh water foot pump in head & galley.
75 gallon water capacity with 2 baffled tanks under settee.
Raritan marine head with 14 gallon holding thank and "Y" with overboard discharge pump.
Ice box drain with valve.
Marelon sea cocks and double clamped hoses below the waterline.
Deluxe lighting package with overhead halogen in galley,  swiveling tulip & dome lightsDome light have duel red white feature
2 group27 AGM batteries added 1-16-2012 
Bass 12V DC metered panel.
UL approved stranded, tinned copper ABYC color coded wiring throughout.
Navigation lights and steaming lights.


Gimbaled Force 10 2 burner Propane Stove/Oven Combo

Highly polished stainless double sink, off-white Fountain head counter material.
Vertical stainless grab post.
Molded 6.0 cu.ft. icebox with 4" foam installation, dual lids, utility storage shelf and slider and Adler Barbour Refrigeration Unit 
2 Dry goods storage areas w/shelfs and acrylic slider covers.
Cup/bowl/plate storage on aft galley bulkhead.
Two utensil drawers.
Pot storage cabinet with shelf below drawers.
Laminated cold molded fiddles.
Additional pot and pan storage under oven.
Trash storage under sink w/flip lid access.
cabinet for cleaning supplied under sink

Hot Water Heater located under sink


Comfort Group
(3) Helmsman Side and Centerline Seat Cushions
(5) Bomar Bronze Tinted Cabin Opening Ports
(2) Lewmar Ocean Vent Hatches for Aft Cabin and Galley
Thurston Wheel Cover & Mainsail Cover with J/120 Logo

Systems Group

Shore Power Conection with Cable 30Amp 
Deluxe Trim Group
(3) Drawers in Nav Station
(4) Cabinets and Bookshelves over Settees
3’ Shelf over Berth in Aft Cabin
Full-length Shelf over V-Berth
Bookshelf and Reading Light over Seat in Forward Cabin
Force Ten Two-Burner Propane Stove System with Oven

with Propane tanks located in aft stb side laz, and control shutoff at nav station


Removable Bow Roller
Lazy Jacks Need to Confirm
Lifeline Gates – Port and Starboard
Battery Charger
New Bottom 2005

Keel & Rudder Faired (2/2001)

NEW BOTTOM 4-22-2010 AND FLOAT LINES ADDED Proline 1088 spray on Black bottom paint

1 Anchor and rode, 1 radar reflector

4 dock lines, 2 fenders

4 pack of life jackets, 1 throwable, first aid kit, safety flares, air horn, whistle

1 Kelp stick,  kelp window on keel

J Boats manual, B&G instruments manual, Yanmar manual, Garmin Manual an dother misc documents/manuals

wood emergency plugs


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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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.(3614246)