40′ J Boat J/120, 2001

Well equipped for racing and/or cruising

40′ J Boats J/120, 2001


The current owners are the third owners – all of whom cared greatly for the boat and she has been continuously upgraded over her lifetime. She has been in fresh water until current owners moved her to Rhode Island in November 2022 for a winter sail in the Caribbean. She remains a delightful vessel to sail – responsive, fast and easily maintained.

Comments from the owners: Red Leaf was a 4 year project from the outset – culminating in a winter sail to the Caribbean. She was bought with the intention of racing as a family and with other couples and friends on Lake Champlain for the first several years. This amazing sailing vessel was a wonderful platform for my wife and I to truly learn to sail and for us to spend wonderful time with our college age son and his friends and to develop a crew of friends interested in offshore sailing. Red Leaf succeeded beautifully as both a racer and a cruising platform. We joyfully doublehanded Red Leaf through the Caribbean with our marriage stronger and ready for larger vessel to take us further afield.

Price: $ 160,000 USD
Located: Somerset, MA
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel Inboard
Reference No: jbo040s001

ENGINE 1: Yanmar 3JH2E 36 HP

LOA: 40′ / 12.2 meters
LWL: 34’5″ / 10.5 meters
BEAM: 12′ / 3.6 meters
DRAFT: Max: 7′ / 2.1 meters
BALLAST: 6,000 lbs
DISPLACEMENT: 14,000 lbs
BRIDGE CLEAR: 57′ / 17.4 meters
ACCOMODATIONS: Guests: 6 in 2 Cabins plus salon

DESIGNER: Rod Johnstone
TYPE: Racer/Cruiser
BUILT: 2001
Fuel: 27 Gals Total Capacity Plastic / 102 liters
Water: 50 Gals Total Capacity Plastic / 189  liters
Holding: 35 Gals Total Capacity Plastic / 132 liters


The spacious veebirth is finished in solid cherry ceiling with a built-in dresser, hanging locker and separate head entrance. The adjoining head includes a sink and shower. The main salon features solid cherry cabinetry and cherry veneered bulkheads. The salon settees are black faux-leather. A folding salon dining table is easily removed for racing. The galley includes a microwave, refrigerator/freezer, double basin stainless sink and two-burner Force10 range with oven. Aft of the galley a door provides interior access to a large lazzerette. Below the companionway ladder is ample access to the 36 HP Yanmar diesel engine with 80 amp alternator. A full size navigation station is surrounded by solid and cherry veneer with access to the breaker panel. The quarter berth includes a hanging locker and port light.

  • J1120 Specifications Hull & Deck o Lloyd’s approved Baltek Contourkore 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 per cent glass content in structural skins.
  • 6,000 lb. 7.0′ draft, variable chord, high lift, lead keel bolted and epoxy bonded to deep molded stub w- sump.
  • Off-white deck with a high traction non-skid.
  • Single tapered boot stripe.
  • Low maintenance extruded white ORC 1.5″ foredeck, winch grinder, and helmsman toe-rails. T-track toe-rails from mast aft to stem.
  • Bow locker with deck hatch for anchoring gear and fully rigged asymmetrical contained in a snuffer sock.
  • Large cockpit storage locker & 2 lazarette lockers.
  • Watertight forward collision bulkhead (w- bow locker only).
  • Molded stem 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 primary lamination.
  • Custom fabricated I-beam aluminum mast step.
  • Heavy-duty fiberglass floor stringer grid infused into hull.
  • Propulsion & Steering: Yanmar 3JH2-E 36 hp diesel engine with 80 amp alternator, fresh water-cooling, and Racor fuel filter.
  • Yanmar engine panel recessed in cockpit includes tachometer w- fuel gauge, alarms for oil, battery, night light, and temperature
  • OLR 100 engine insulation with removable engine box.
  • 27 gallon fuel capacity with baffles and inspection – clean out.
  • 17″x16″ two blade feathering prop with 1″ SS shaft.
  • Balanced spade rudder w- unidirectional glass & large diameter shaft mounted in Harken bearings exceeding ABS specs.
  • 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 of 1:1 to facilitate installation of self-steering devices.
  • Anodized aluminum emergency tiller.
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit.
  • Electric bilge pump w- switch & check valve.
  • Manual fresh water foot pump in head and galley.
  • 50 gallon water capacity with two baffled tanks under settees.
  • Raritan Marine head with 35 gallon holding tank and “Y” valve and overboard discharge pump.
  • Ice box drain with valve.
  • Head – shower sump pump.
  • Hot & cold pressure water system with 6 gallon water heater.
  • Cockpit fresh water shower.
  • Five Marelon seacocks and double-clamped hoses below the waterline.
  • Deluxe lighting package with overhead halogen in galley, dedicated swing out nav light, swivelling tulip & dome lights
  • Two 105 AH gel-cell deep cycle batteries.
  • Bass 12 VDC metered panel.
  • Bass battery switch with 100 amp DC main breaker.
  • 110V shorepower system including 110V panel, three 110V outlets, 50′ shore cord and receptacle.
  • UL approved stranded, tinned copper ABYC color coded wiring throughout.
  • Navigation lights and steaming light. Deck Hardware
  • Two Harken 48.2 STA (self-tailing) primary winches.
  • Four Harken 44.2 STA halyard & mainsheet winches.
  • Two 10″ Speed-Grip and two 8″ B8AL aluminum lock-in winch handles with three PVC handle holders.
  • 2:1 Mainsheet system of Harken Black Magic Blocks with three 75 mm 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 end with integral cams.
  • Harken clear anodized jib & genoa tracks & end-stops with four Harken 1997 T-Track cars.
  • Harken Black Magic checkstay blocks system including two 57 mm 1958 mounted to backstay chainplate and two 1963 transom cheek blocks.
  • Harken Black Magic 75 mm 1973 double footblocks outboard of cockpit for checkstay tails & spin sheets.
  • 150 cams near primaries for spin. sheets when not in use.
  • Disappearing checkstay system with three Harken 082 bullets, hose clamps and shock cord.
  • Harken 1969 spinnaker sheet blocks on Wichard 6544 U-bolts fwd. of stern pulpit legs.
  • Six Harken Black Magic 1958 halyard – reef turning blocks mounted on Wichard #6533A “U”-Bolts. Halyards lead aft through two Schaefer triple organizers to Spinlock stoppers.
  • Roller furling control line w- Harken 168 foredeck block, SS lined bullseyes and Harken 150 cam cleat w-328 cam fairlead.
  • 2:1 J-Sprit control line leading to two Harken 027 Sprit blocks, 023 block on forward bulkhead and aft through bulkheads to cockpit 150 cam.
  • Two cockpit snuffer control 150 cams 6″ behind two SS lined bulls-eye fairleads.
  • Two bow chocks, two 10.5″ bow cleats, two 8″ stern cleats.
  • Custom SS stemplate w- tack fitting & attachment studs for optional anchor roller, chainplates, & backstay tang.
  • Five Lewmar Ocean Series Hatches.
  • Five Bomar aluminum framed cabin opening ports and one fixed port on cabin sides and three Bomar cockpit opening ports.
  • Companionway dodger with side curtains mounted against splash molding w-boot.
  • Mainsail cover (2022)
  • Lexan companionway drop board with nylon storage rack in cockpit locker.
  • Double 5-32″ coated lifelines & tapered stainless stanchions w- custom bases, double SS bow & stern rails, and stern gate.
  • Four 12″x24″ poly mesh line bags.
  • Teak flag staff and 3×5 American flag.
  • Gimballed, 2 burner Force 10 Stove with oven.
  • Stainless double sink
  • Vertical stainless grab post.
  • Molded 6.0 cu.ft. icebox with 4″ foam insulation, dual lids, utility storage shelf and slider.
  • Two dry goods storage areas w- shelf & acrylic slider covers.
  • Cup, bowl and plate storage on aft galley bulkhead.
  • Two utensil drawers
  • Pots and pans storage cabinet with mid-height 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 supplies under sink.
  • Hall Spars custom engineered Carbon Fiber Mast built with epoxy prepreg medium modulus carbon & autoclave curing to 80 psi at 250 deg. F finished in off-white Awlgrip. Carbon mast with similar details as aluminum for a saving of 120 lbs aloft. Mast fitted with single climbing step and two CL219 clam cleats for temporary cleating of halyards when hoisting sails alone.
  • Hall Spars boom w- welded end fittings, 8:1 internal outhaul purchase system, mainsail reef sheaves, mainsheet bail, and vang lug.
  • Retractable carbon fiber J-Sprit extendable to 7′ beyond bow w- molded GRP end caps.
  • Standing & Running Rigging: Continuous Navtec Rod System w- Series 200 turnbuckles. -12 headstay, -12 upper – lower shrouds, -10 interm, and dyneema backstay. (all replaced in 2020)
  • Harken split-drum 1.5 headsail furling system.
  • Harken integral hydraulic backstay (2021)
  • Hall integral C-24 Quik Vang with 8:1 Harken purchase.
  • Forward double V-berth measures 75″ x 80.5″ x 26″
  • Varnished teak & 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 starboard.
  • Aft cabin to starboard including hanging locker with mesh cover, changing seat outboard w- storage under, large berth measuring 48″ x 78″ x 29″.
  • Settee berths in main cabin with large backrest storage compartments, shelves and storage outboard of back rests.
  • Deluxe bolstered cushions w- choice of nylon fabric colors.
  • Drop-leaf table with cold molded fiddles & stainless base.
  • Large chart table w- chart storage and hinged overhead electrical & instrumentation panel. Tool storage below hinged seat.
  • Head with two access doors (from fwd stateroom and main cabin) including a manual shower, sink, vanity, mirror, and storage. This area contains mast & separate sump with grate.
  • Stainless companionway ladder with varnished teak treads & non-skid strips.
  • Vinyl overhead in main, forward and aft cabins.
  • Cherry woodwork in main cabin, three drawers in nav. station, four cabinets & bookshelves over settees, one 3′ shelf over berth in aft cabin, one full-length shelf over V-berth, bookshelf & reading light over seat in fwd. cabin, varnish finish on all teak woodwork.
Sail Inventory
  • Full complement of racing sails including:
  • Hydranet main, 3 reef points, 2021 Vermont Sail Partners (VSP)
  • Carbon 3DI main, 2015, North Sails
  • Dacron storm jib, 2022, unused, VSP
  • #4 headsail Hydranet, 2021, VSP
  • #3 headsail carbon composite, 2021, VSP
  • #2 headsail carbon composite, 2022, VSP
  • Light #1 headsail carbon composite, 2022, VSP
  • Spinnakers A2 large, A2 small, A3, A4, Code 0, 2001, Doyle
  • Dacron 120% roller furling cruising genoa, 2015, Doyle
  • Garmin GPSMAP 743 Chartplotter (2020)
  • B&G Triton 2 instrument displays – qty 3 (2022)
  • B&G H5000 display – qty 1 (2022)
  • Computer USB interface at nav station (2022)
  • Raymarine autopilot
Additional Equipment
  • Steel vessel cradle for winter storage (currently located in Vermont)
  • 150 Watt flexible solar panel (2023)
  • Custom 6 person cockpit table
  • Cockpit and deck awning (2020)
  • Epirb and ditch kit
Sail Area
IJPE : 781.50 sq ft
I : 50.50 ft
J : 14.50 ft
P : 46.50 ft
E : 17.83 ft
Working Sail Area : 780.00 sq ft