Jan Guthrie Yacht Brokerage
3248 Elwood Drive ............ Racine, WI 53406

cell 847-338-8808

1987 J35 for Sale

J-35 at the dock readt to go 

This boat has been used and taken care of by very knowledgable owners.


The J35 is widely said to be one of the best sailing boats ever designed. And a motivated seller wants to someone to have a great time with this one. With the design of the interior on the J35, you can have great fun and be very competitive on the race course,and then be comfortable sailing with friends and family. This J35 has what is called the "Full accommodation Plan" on the interior, with a deck and cockpit layout that make it very easy to sail, and easy to sail fast.

Many J35's only have sail storage forward, but this one came with a forward vee berth forsleeping and cruisJ35 cockpiting. The center cushion can be taken out for sleeping crew is needed. All the cushions can be removed for sail storage when you want to race. There is drainage in the floor if sails are wet when taken down.

Next aft and to port is the head. A real head with holding tank. A new head was installed in 2008. The head could be closed off for privacy. Across to starboard is a large hanging locker. There is an opening overhead hatch, and 2 opening ports for light and ventilation.

The salon is next aft with full length settees on both sides of the cabin. This is a simple, yet functional space. Lot of room to move around while racing, but comfortable for the cruise back home. Shelves and storage are built in on both side behind the settees, and under the cushions. The salon has 4 large opening ports and an overhead hatch for light and comfort. The cushions were all recovered in 2010.

Moving aft to starboard, you find the nav area with the Raymarine C70 color chartplotter, and the electrical controls for the boat. There is a huge, deep and well insulated, top opening icebox built into the base for the nav center.

There are 2 generous side quarterberths on each aft quarter of the boat.

The galley area is to port with an Origo two-burner alcohol stove and oven - gimballed, a S.S. sink with water, and storage.

The following info came from the manufacturer .....

There are more J-35s sailing one-design, and active in IMS or PHRF, than any other sailboat over 30 feet LOA in the world - 300 boats in 15 nations. Under these rules and CHS, no 35-footer can match her all-round speed and race-winning record. One-design events of 15 or more boats are a frequent occurrence at Block Island, Key West, Annapolis, Lake Michigan, San Francisco and Southern California. More than 30 attend the North American Championship. The J-35 Class Association is active in promoting events, publishing the Class Newsletter and developing Class Rules such as the requirement that the owner, or a family member, steer the boat in Class events. The new single-level racing cockpit is designed for better foot support when sitting out to windward or moving inboard when at the tiller. It is longer for better crew operation forward of the traveler. And, the raised 2-inch coaming deflects water aft along the deck and helps hold crew out on the weather rail. Speed producing factors such as hull shape, blade design, rig and displacement are the same as those for hull number one, galleywhich won the J-35 one-design division at Block Island in 1991. Belowdecks she has a private V-berth, head and hanging locker forward, comfortable settee berths and galley in the main cabin with quarterberths aft. Main cabin finish is teak and holly sole, composite panels with white Formica facing, and vinyl hull and deck lining.


  • Raymarine ST 60 family of instruments - 1999
    Cockpit  Wind - true/app/direction - rebuilt by Raymarine with new circuit board - 2012
      Multi-function display
    Mast Speed
      Multi-function display (two)
    Seven readouts - four in cockpit, three on mast
    Raymarine C70 GPS Chartplotter - 2008
    Ritchie bulkhead compass - new 2011
    Raymarine Grand Prix Tillerpilot with course computer - 2011
    AM/FM/CD Player with iPod charger adapter
    West Marine cockpit speakers - 2011
    Horizon VHF Radio


Features at-a-glanceJ35 vee berth
sailboatLOD .................... 35' 6"
sailboatBeam .................... 11' 10"
sailboatDraft ...................... 6' 11" keel
sailboatDispl .......... 10,500 # approx.
sailboatBallast ........  4,400 # approx. lead keel

Sail Area

  • I : 46.58 ft
  • J : 14.75 ft
  • P : 41.58 ft
  • E : 14.00 ft
  • Working Sail Area : 636.00 sq ft

Deck and Hull

  • Deck and Hull
  • Three Lewmar deck hatches
  • Lewmar Ocean foredeck hatch new in 2012
  • Seven opening portlights T
  • Four opening portlights in main cabin re-gasketed in 2010
  • Spinlock adustable tiller extension

Sails & Rigging

  • Sail Inventory
    Year Type Comments
    2003 Main  - North 3DL Better than the 2008 main that was thrown away
    1987 Main -  North Dacron Delivery/Cruising main
    2012 Genoa – North Light/Medium #1 Used  only five times in 2012
    2006 Genoa – North Heavy #1  
    2006 Genoa – North Light #1  
    2009 Jib – North #3 Bulletproof carbon heavy air jib
    2001 Genoa – Light #1  
    2007 Spin – North .05 OZ – Blue  
    2007 Spin -- North .75 OZ -- Blue  
    2002 Spin – North .05  Light air reacher  
    2011 Reflective Sail Number board

    Sails Handling
  • Most J/35's have the hydraulic adjustment mounted on the backstay. The hydraulic panel on this boat has been moved to the front of the cockpit. This allows any crew to adjust the rig, and keep the weight and bodies where you need them.
  • Harken adjustable genoa tracks
  • Harken traveler Hall spar and boom
  • Hall Quick-Vang Spinlock rope clutches
  • Schaefer Tuff-Luff
  • Two-sided cunningham
  • Double-sided pole downhaul
  • Forespar ball-bearing adjustable spinnaker car track and car
  • Barient winches 2-22s, 2-24STs, 2-28s - resurfaced in 2011
  • Navtech System 50 remote backstay adjuster - panel in front of cockpit
  • Two winch handles - one Lewmar One-Touch, one Titan double-handle

Electrical and Mechanical

  • LED Bulbs in all navigation lights - 2011
  • Red/White LED lights in cabin -
  • Seven lights - 2011
  • Super-bright LED for Windex


Yanmar 3GM30

Martec folding prop

    Four orange coast guard legal life jackets with whistles
  • West Marine throw rope Lifesling overboard system
  • White horseshoe with built-in drogue Storage
  • 8-post heavy dugy steel cradle
  • Custom winter storage cover frame

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.


Great sailing boat, fast and fun.

The motivated owner has moved and cannot take the boat.

Email for more pictures ...... inside and out !

Asking Price $ 34,900.00
Located in Milwaukee, WI