J/133 For Sale

1070 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
United States

$249,900.00 USD
43.00 Feet
12.78 Feet
7.50 Feet
Year Built


New to market this super clean 133 is ready to go. New sails, recent rig removal and inspection, current running rigging package, plus a new sail drive.The boat has never been raced and is one of the cleanest ones you will see. This boat is one of the best sailing boats in the size range on the planet, a monster in terms of performance that can be easily short handed by two.

J/133 has the stability for shorthanded cruising, race-winning speed under IRC, AMERICAP II or PHRF, durability for rough offshore passages and a retractable sprit that makes big crews obsolete. J/133 combines the cruising comfort of the popular J/46 but with more powerful performance ratios and an easier to manage sailplan for better race results with fewer and less experienced crew, particularly in the light airs so frequently encountered during summer on the Great Lakes and East Coast in the US. Not to say J/133 wonâ??t perform in a breeze. Her lower center of gravity with lead keel bulb and carbon rig comes into play in those conditions. Prototype of the design concept is the new J/109, winning the Atlantic Cup in France for best overall performance of any boat in IRC during 4 major regattas; winning a gale ridden, double-handed Round Britain Race overall as one of only 8 finishers among 38 starters; Overall winner Cowes Week under IRC and, winner Overall of the Middle Sea Race marathon around Sicily. A proven concept. With nearly 1,800 J/Sprit boats launched in the past decade, sailing with asymmetric spinnakers is now firmly entrenched and J/Boats is leading the charge. In famous sailing venues like Annapolis, Newport, San Francisco Bay and the Solent, itâ??s now commonplace to see more asymmetric spinnakers than conventional; and for good reason. A-sails are easier. With J/133, the ease of going fast with less crew is combined with a classic, sea-going J cruising interior, to produce a boat as comfortable to sleep aboard as she is to sail. Like her stablemates, J/133 is designed for blazing speed with fingertip control, whether carving through waves upwind in 12 knots or surfing with double-reefed main in a squall. Long waterline length combined with narrow waterline beam results in a hull that tracks well through the waves with only minimal input from the wheel.
Interior Arrangement

J/Bird is the 2 cabin two head model which includes a complete J shaped galley and navigation station with full length settees in the main saloon and plenty of storage compartments.

Interior finish is varnished cherry wood throughout with cherry battens on the hull in the main saloon and vinyl lining on the hull in sleeping cabins.

This 2 head option allows for a large storage area aft of the head, accessible through both the head (belowdecks) and from the port side cockpit storage locker. Space for a generator and additional systems is located in the chaseway area aft of the engine.

Sail plan

The shortfall of many cruising sailboats is their over-reliance on large genoas to generate boat speed in lighter airs (under 12 knots), and their lack of stability to carry the same large genoa in winds over 15 knots. The result is a sailplan that, at best, allows one to comfortably sail near target speeds in only the narrowest of wind ranges, without having to go through the hassles of changing sail. With a moderate Sail Area to Displacement ratio and a low Vertical Center of Gravity, J/133 is designed to efficiently cruise with mainsail and 105% jib from 5-20 knots without need of reefing the sails. The bottom line is more sailing and less work on both the crew and the engine.

The mast is a double spreader custom-designed autoclaved carbon section from Hall Spars with aluminum boom and swept spreaders (no runners or checkstays). Rod rigging, integral hydraulic backstay adjuster, roller furling and a complete running rigging package are provided standard. The rig and deck plan can also accommodate an inner forestay system for offshore sailing.

The standard keel is designed to provide a low VCG for its weight with an optimized foil shape in section and profile. The standard dual-purpose 7.5’ draft keel is cast antimony-reinforced lead, bolted to a molded sump.

The rudder blade is high aspect and shape optimized to provide the control necessary while sailing with an asymmetrical spinnaker. The rudder and rudder shaft are built of carbon fiber and machined to tolerance by ACC Marine.

Hull and Deck Construction
  • The hull and deck are laminated with high quality materials : Sandwich construction using uni-and multi-directional glass, low density balsa core, vinylester resin and the “SCRIMP” patented resin infusion process, providing an anti-osmosis warranty of 10 years and a structural warranty of 5 years.
  • White gelcoat hull finish with integrated gelcoat double boot stripe.
  • Off-white deck.
  • Hull-to-deck joint is bonded with a methacrylate structural adhesive.
  • Transverse/longitudinal grids and mast step are infused as part of the hull moulding.
  • SCRIMP infusion moulded, main bulkhead.
  • All intermediate bulkheads are glassed to hull and deck for strength and stiffness.
  • ORC legal foredeck toe rails are an integral part of the deck moulding.
  • Large capacity self draining foredeck chain locker, with space for optional electric anchor windlass.
  • 2 side lockers in cockpit for storage of life-rafts.
  • 2 aft lazarette lockers.
  • 1 gas bottle locker, self draining with space for 2 bottles.
  • Instrument pod on the sliding hatch w/ integrated mountings for sprayhood attachment.
  • Transom platform with removable swimming ladder.
Keel and Rudder
  • Low VCG lead keel (2.29 m draft), bolted and epoxy bonded to molded sump.
  • Balanced, high aspect composite rudder using uni and multi-directional glass.
  • Carbon fiber pre-preg rudder shaft.
  • Self-aligning bearings.
  • Aluminium steering wheel (5.26’), on custom moulded pedestal, with well and drain.
  • Compass on wheel pedestal with s/s protection bar.
  • Emergency tiller.
Spars and Rigging
  • White painted Hall Spars carbon mast (pre-impregnated-autoclaved), 2 sets of spreaders, with
  • mainsail track.
  • White painted aluminium boom, with 12:1 outhaul purchase system, mainsail reef lines sheaves,
  • internal mainsheet anchorage point and forward articulated blocks to deck.
  • Mast deck ring with custom moulded resin wedge, adjustable mast step.
  • Discontinuous rod rigging (Nitronic 50).
  • Hydraulic backstay adjuster.
  • Harken Unit 2.0 genoa furling system.
  • Retractable carbon bowsprit with adjustable watertight system.
  • Rigid boomvang with integral purchase system for a final ratio of 30:1.
  • Complete running rigging package in excellent condition
Deck Hardware
  • 2 two speed self-tailing primary winches
  • 2 two speed self-tailing mainsheet winches
  • 2 two speed self-tailing secondary winches on aft end of coach roof
  • 4 winch handle holders
  • Belowdecks mainsheet system on 2:1 blocks, led forward through boom, then down to sidedecks, then aft under deck to cockpit winches.
  • Adjustable mainsheet traveler with 4:1 purchase led to both sides of the cockpit.
  • Full length genoa tracks, with ball-bearing car system and adjustable purchase, adjusted from the cockpit.
  • 2 footblocks for genoa sheets.
  • Spinnaker sheet blocks mounted on through deck u-bolts.
  • Halyard & reef turning blocks.
  • Deck organizers to lead halyards and reef lines aft.
  • Rope clutches on each side of companionway.
  • Rope clutch on sides of coach roof.
  • Bowsprit control line led to cockpit.
  • 2 forward mooring cleats
  • 2 aft mooring cleats
  • Custom SS stemhead fitting with tack fitting and attachment studs for bow roller.
  • SS chainplates for shrouds and backstay.
  • 1 foredeck opening hatch (600 x 600 mm) with vent.
  • Opening skylight hatches & portlights distributed in head, forward, main & aft cabins.
  • 4 mesh line bags
  • SS handrails on top of coach roof.
  • Double SS rail pulpit and pushpit with custom hand holds
  • All around stainless lifelines, 10 stanchions including 6 with reinforcing leg.
  • Acrylic companionway wash board with lock and vent.
  • Flagstaff holder
Auxiliary Power
  • Inboard 55 HP Saildrive diesel engine, 115 AH alternator, with double diode and fresh water-cooling with heat exchanger.
  • Engine control panel recessed in cockpit, with plexiglass protection, including rev. counter, hour meter and alarms for oil pressure, low voltage and water temperature.
  • 45 gallon fuel tank
  • Sound insulated engine compartment, ventilation pipes to the transom.
  • Two-blade folding propeller
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • Electric bilge pump with switch from automatic to manual functioning with control and individual warning light.
  • Shower drain pump with filter.
  • Pressurized water system.
  • 2 SS water tanks (total 90 gallons) under main cabin settees
  • Icebox drain.
  • Marine toilets
  • 2 x 115 AH batteries & 1 x 70 AH battery for engine, with switches. The batteries are charged by either the engine or the battery charger.
  • 12V electrical panel, with fuel gauge, voltmeter and ammeter.
  • 110V electrical panel, with circuit breaker
  • Halogen lights on ceilings and swiveling tulip lights in cabins.
  • Ceiling light in heads
  • Navigation lights on pushpit and pulpit, steaming light and mooring light.
  • Rig grounded for protection against lightning
  • Battery charger
  • 110V Shorepower


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