1999 J Boats J/46

  • 46 ft
  • Sloop
  • Dana Point, CA, US

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The J/46 may be the only investment grade sailing yacht of its size not requiring professional crew to sail at designed performance levels.....or to maintain. Two people can easily manage her upwind and down to achieve the same 8 knot passage-making speeds under sail that is possible when motoring with 76hp diesel auxiliary. The joy of sailing the perfect boat is, after all, a goal every sailor seeks. To insure that good sailing days are spent sailing rather than scrubbing and varnishing, the J/46 is designed to be virtually maintenance-free. Her exquisite joinerwork is protected from the sun......belowdecks where it's beauty can be preserved.

Great boats don't happen overnight. Helped by new materials and techniques, they evolve from the joint experiences of designer, builder and owners to become state-of-the-art. Bolero is set up for double handed sailing with Electric primary winches, Leisure-Furl boom mainsail furling, Carbon fiber mast, and a Harken Jib furling system. Bolero has a resin-infused, composite hull and deck for greater strength. Belowdecks is a beautifully varnished cherry interior with forward V Berth and aft cabin.

J/46 is a "maxi-Ditch" yacht, the tallest yacht that can fit under the bridges of the Intra-Coastal Waterway. Yet she is non-intimidating. A high length-to-beam ratio on the waterline of this seakindly yacht significantly improves tracking offshore in large waves and makes sail plan balance less critical. J/46 sails with either main or jib only, always responding predictably to a light touch on the helm. Sail power with good stability allows cruising with working jib rather than a large genoa. That's less work for the crew and improved visibility for the person on the helm. J Boats' unique spinnaker system makes downwind sailing possible for two. A modern asymmetric spinnaker attaches to the top of the custom added stainless sprit, and is contained within a cockpit-controlled snuffer, and is stored, ready-to-use, in the bow locker. Bolero has custom additions with a Leisure Furl in boom mainsail to make hoisting the main a simple task. There is even a custom rear anchor rolling for deployment of two anchors. 

This boat comes very well equipped with a robust sail inventory, dodger, bimini, and dingy with davits. Other extras include an offshore liferaft, Iridium Go system, Boat Wifi, and Raymarine Rayview and RayControl for remote control of all systems. 


Basic Information

J Boats
Dana Point, CA, US
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Dimensions & Weight

46 ft - 14.02 meter
46 ft - 14.02 meter
13 ft 8 in - 4.17 meter
Draft - max:
7 ft 6 in - 2.29 meter
Bridge Clearance:
64 ft - 19.51 meter
Dry Weight:
24000 lbs


4JH-TE Turbo Charged
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76 (Individual), 76 (combined)
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Fuel Tank:
45 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
57 gallons - 2 tank(s)
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LOA: 46'

LWL: 40'5"

Beam: 13'8"

Diplacement 24,000 lbs

Draft: 7'2"

ballast 9400 lbs


Engines Yanmar

Yanmar 4JH-TE Turbo-charged 76 hp, 4 cylinder, diesel engine with water-cooling. Dual Racor Filters and 140 amp Balmar alternator with smart 3-step charge regulator

Drive is 1.25" shaft with Aquadrive self aligning thrust bearing. 


two aluminum water tanks for 114 total gallons

two aluminum fuel tanks for 90 gallons total

Holding tank is polyethylene vinyl 


The interior of Bolero has satin varnished Cherry bulkheads and furniture panels with cold molded Cherry Trim, drawer, and cabinet faces. Truly a beautiful warm layout. There is a large twin berth forward cabin featuring 4 drawers, and 4 lockers. The forward head has a Techma electric flush, and includes a vanity, with separate stall shower with teak bench. The Cherry main cabin is a site to behold with drop leaf table, seating areas, and entertainment center with TV. Moving aft is a 30 x 36 sit down Navigation station with hinged table top. 

The starboard aft cabin has a hanging locker, bureau/vanity and lots of space. The aft head/shower combination includes a Raritan Manual flush with molded sink and cherry drawers. 

There are three single berths with pilot and settees.



The full service galley is on the port side and includes counter tops with cold-molded, varnished, and tapered cherry fiddles. There is a polished double sink, a 6.5 cu. ft deluxe icebox. There is a 3.5 cu.ft. freezer outboard of the sink. A three burner gimbled Force 10 stove complete the appliances. There is plenty of cabinets and drawer space. 

Sail inventory and Rigging

Sail inventory includes: 

  • Mainsail- 2014 Elliot Pattison Tri Radial Hydranet 
  • Jib - Ullman 110% furling jib Hydranet
  • Genoa - 2014 135% Doyle Carbon Diax 
  • Spinnaker- 2016 Ullman A2
  • ATN Storm Jib
  • UK Sails Drifter
  • Elvstrom Cruising Jib Top 


  • New Rod Rigging 2016
  • Carbon Mast & Boom painted 2016
  • New Mast cables 2016
  • 42" B&G carbon masthead unit
  • LED Tricolor light at masthead


Instrumentation and Electronics

B&G Hydra 2000 System with Performance processor for speed and wind outputs

42" B&G masthead unit

(4) Mast mounted 20/20 displays

(2) 20/20 and (1) analog displays over companionway

(2) FFD's at Helm

(1) FFD at Nav station

(1) FFD in V Berth

Auto Pilot B&G Hydra

Raymarine Radar

Raymarine touchscreen MFD Chartplotter 

Iridium Go

AIS transponder


Custom and Many Extras

Bolero has many custom additions with plenty of extras to add value to this well maintained and equipped yacht

Custom Stainless bow sprint for Asymetrical spinnaker 

Custom Aft anchor roller

Electric Forward Anchor windlass

Electric Primary Harkin Winches

Leisure Furl Mainsail system

Acoustic VO-100 insulation in Engine compartment

Revere 6 man offshort automatic liferaft

MOM overboard unit

Dingy Davits Ocean Stainless Steel 

Achilles Hypalon Dingy

Yamaha 4 hp 4 stroke outboard

full Canvas bimini

canvas dodger

Techma Electric Head in Forward V berth

Raritan manual head in aft cabin

All LED lighting throughout boat

Xantrex inverter

Lifeline AGM batteries

Custom cockpit table removable with extensions





Bolero is offered for sale with a standard purchase agreement. 


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