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2002 J Boats J/120

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


The J/120 is the pinnacle of the cruiser/racer segment of the sailing world.  With two comfortable separate staterooms, an easily managed rig and performance galore they have been cruised all over the world and raced successfully everywhere. 

This particular example of the J/120 has the optional cabinets in the salon and sheathing varnished teak hull siding in the two staterooms as well as the preferred carbon fiber mast. 

The care she has been given is obvious to the trained eye.  

Her inventory is without comparison amongst her brokerage sisters.

Please review the full specs and let us know if you want a regatta ready, championship ready, reliable racer cruiser.


Basic Boat Info

Price: US$189,000
Boat Name: Deviation
Make: J Boats
Model: J/120
Year: 2002
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 40 ft
Beam: 12 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Fuel: Diesel


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


Sunnybrook Yachts
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Sunnybrook Yachts


Sunnybrook Yachts
130 Marina Rd, Suite 202 PO Box 546
CHESTER, Nova Scotia, CA, B0J 1J0
Tel:902 444 4500

Full Specifications and Inventory

Keel: Fin
LOA: 40 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 0 in
LWL: 35 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 7 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 0 in
Ballast: 6000 lbs
Dry Weight: 13900 lbs
Total Power: 40 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2002
Engine Model: 3JH3-E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 40 HP
Cruising Speed: 7 knots @ 2500 RPM
Maximum Speed: 8 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Plastic (75 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Aluminum (27 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (14 Gallons)
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 1


Accommodations for up to 6 in a two stateroom interior. The interior of this J/120 has the teak trim package including the varnished teak "ceilings" (hull sheathing above the settees and berths in the main, forward and aft cabins and the varnished teak lockers above the salon settees. The balance of the interior is finished in a Herreshoff style with varnished teak trim on white flat panels and varnished teak and holly sole, giving the boat a bright airy interior. 4 large ports, 5 small ports, and 2 large and 2 smaller hatches provide an abundance of natural light and ventilation all with screens while 12 volt lighting with swivel style reading lamps at all berths and settees as well as overhead dome style lamps provide plenty of lighting in the evening.

All berths and settee are 6'-6" or longer and the headroom is 6'-4"Starting forward is the private featuring a V-berth with some open storage and bin type storage below. Incorporated in the previously described ceilings are full length storage shelves with fiddles. Aft and to starboard is a bureau with drawers followed by a private access to the head, while aft and to port is a dressing seat (with storage under) and then a hanging locker.

The enclosed is aft and to starboard with private access from the Forward or "Master" Stateroom as well as the Salon and features an ensuite shower arrangement draining to a separate sump system, manual W.C. plumbed via a Y valve to the holding tank and molded fiberglass vanity with molded in sink with H&C pressure water and storage under and in lockers outboard.

The offers comfortable seating for 6+ on straight settees P&S (tankage under) with storage behind the seat backs and in the optional varnished teak lockers and shelving above. Dining is from a varnished teak drop leaf table.

Aft and to starboard is the forward facing featuring flip top style chart table and drawer storage under. Immediately adjacent are the yacht's electrical distribution panels and a storage shelf for associated nav. sundries.

Opposite to port is the with double burner Force 10 propane stove with oven, polished stainless steel deep double basin sink with pressure H&C water and manual fresh water. There is a Seaward microwave oven that provides quick re-heats etc. while chilled food stuffs are easily handled in the large refrigeration compartment fitted with 12 volt Seafrost refrigeration. Dry goods and galley ware easily stow in several lockers and a set of drawers. Interior access to what J/120 owners often refer as "the garage" (sail locker which is also accessed via the cockpit) is via a door at the aft end of the galley.

To starboard of the companionway is the private Aft Stateroom featuring a double berth with storage shelf with fiddle above. On the outboard side the berth extends forward to provide a dressing seat with storage under and furthest forward and outboard is a hanging locker.

Upgraded Ultra leather fabrics in like new condition.

Sails & Rigging

Optional Hall spars tapered Carbon Fiber double spreader keel stepped mast rigged with Navtech rod rigging and finished with white Awlgrip; Carbon Fiber sprit and aluminum boom.


North Sails 3Di Raw mainsail inshore main(2017) three regattas (approx 30 hrs)

Quantum Dacron cruising main, with one reef point (2015) limited use

North Sails 3DI 14900DPI carbon racing main, one reef offshore main (2015)

Doyle D4 Mainsail with 2 reef points (one at OSR 40%) (2002)Dutchman system on main (Doyle)

Tri Sail with custom dyneema lashing for mast (avoiding additional track)

Genoa(s) Jib(s):

North Sails Light/ Medium 3DI 12000 DPI 155% LP genoa (2016) full hoist

North Sails Light/ Medium 3DI 12000 DPI 155% LP genoa (2014)

North Sails Medium/ Heavy 3DI 14700 DPI 150% LP genoa (2014)

North Sails Carbon 3DL 17800 DPI jumbo blade 105% LP (2015)(Used three times)

North Sails Carbon 3DL 17800 DPI #4 heavy air jib (2014)(never used)

Sobstad Gensis jib top, recut 2016, need new clew

Maine Sailing Partners 102% Flex Aramid Jib (2010)ATN "Gale Sail storm jib (2011)


North Sails A2 Class spin arix 700 hybrid, 165sqmtr, (2016) (Blue complete with trim chevrons and tack stops)

North Sails A2 Class spin arix 700 hybrid, 165sqmtr, (2014) (White with blue centre complete with trim chevrons)

North Sails A3 Class spin 135sqmtr, (2014) (Red)

North Sails A4 spinnaker, norlam 150, 150sqmtr,(2014)(Blue with white centre complete with belly retrieval system)(used once)

North Sails Code Zero, CZ19, 138sqmtr, (2014)(used less than 20 hours)

Seldon CX 25 code zero furler with Marlow furler GHP line (2018)

ATN Snuffer (2002) light use

North Sails Norlam spinnaker staysail on ronstan furler (2014)(used less than 10 hours)


Harken 48ST 2 speed primariesHarken 44ST 2 speed halyard and reefing line winchesHarken 44ST 2 speed mainsheet winchesHarken roller furling (currently not installed)Harken Air block deck layout

Seven (7) Harken winch handles, including two(2) double handles

Hall rigid QuickvangOutboard genoa T-track

Harken Mainsheet traveler, upgraded with windward sheeting car (2015)

6:1 Mainsail Cunningham system (2015)New Teflon sprit bearing (2014).

New sprit seals (spares as well), (2017)

Harken Carbo foil head stay, complete with separate rod head stay (2015) currently installed

Harken MKII roller furler (not currently installed)

All clutches (six in total) including double clutch system for main halyard replaced (2018)

Sailtech backstay


Running rigging:

Extensive package, complete packages for both racing and cruising with spares

Three main halyards:

(1)   Marlow MGP Tech 50 3/8”  dyneema (2018) (blue/white)complete with ultra-light Tylaska shackle and dyneema chafe cover (offshore)

(2)    Sampson Ropes Validator SPB 3/8” (blue) dyneema rope (2015) complete with carbon shackle (inshore)

(3)    Yale ropes, Maxibraid plus 3/8” (white) technora/ Vectran rope complete with Wichard shackle used spare useable.

Four main sheets:

(1)   Marlow MGP Tech 50 11mm dyneema (2018) continuous mainsheet.

(2)   New England Ropes Endura Braid 3/8” (yellow) dyneema rope (2015) racing mainsheet

(3)    Sampson Ropes trophy braid 3/8” (blue) rope (2015) cruising mainsheet (never used)

(4)    Sampson ropes original builder spec  

Travler Line:

(1)   Maffioli Swift cord, grey 5/16” (2015)

Three genoa sheets

(1)   New England Ropes Poly Tec 3/8” sheets (green) complete with J locks (2015)

(2)    Sampson yacht braid (black) 7/16” sheets (2015) cruising sheets (limited use)

(3)    Sampson sta set, ½”, original builder spec

Three sets spinnaker Sheets:

(1)   Maffioli DSK 75, Dyneema, 3/8”,(blue), tapered, complete with tylska T8 shackle 

(2)   Samson Flight ling 3/8”, dyneema (green with yellow tracer), tapered complete with T8 shackle (2014) outside gybe length.  

(3)   Samson braid, spin sheets (builder spec) limited use.

Four Genoa Halyards:

(1)   New England ropes V100, 3/8” vectran, (black with yellow tracer), tapered complete with Tylska T8 shackle (2015)

(2)    Maffioli DSK 75, 3/8” dyneema, (black), tapered, complete with Tylska T8 shackle(2015)

(3)    Sampson T900

(4)   Sampson T900

Three Spinnaker Halyards:

(1)    Sampson factory

(2)   Sampson Warp Speed 2, dyneema 3/8”, (Blue) tapered and complete with tylaska T8 trigger shackle. (2015)

(3)   Sampson T900, technora 3/8” (white with red/blue tracer), tapered, complete with tylaska T8 trigger shackle 

Staysail sheets:

(1)    New England Ropes Endura Braid 5/16” (white/blue/red) dyneema rope (2015) complete with soft dyneema shackle

Two furling lines:

(1)   New England Ropes Sta Set braid 5/16”, (black/white Red)

(2)    New England Ropes Endura Braid 5/16” (black/white/red) Dyneema rope tapered (2015) new never used.

Four reef lines:

(1)    Marlow D2 racing 75 3/8”, Dyneema (Yellow) (2015)

(2)    Marlow D2 racing 75 3/8”, Dyneema (blue) (2015)

(3)   Sampson yacht barid,7/16”, (green)

(4)   Sampson yacht braid, 7/16”, (red)

Two sets of Checkstays:

(1)   Yale Ropes, Ultrex 3/8” kevlar, white with green tracer, tapered, (2015)

(2)   New England Endura braid 3/8” tails with luggage tag splice, upper control line ¼” covered dyneema  

Two sprit control lines:

(1) Sampson MLX, 5/16” dyneema, black/grey, (2015)

(2) Sampson Sta set X, 5/16”, black

Three tack lines:

(1)   New England ropes V100 3/8” vectran sheet (blue), tapered complete with tylasia T8 trigger Shackle (2015)

(2)    Sampson Ropes Warp Speed 3/8” Dyneema, (white green/yellow tracer), tapered complete with Tylaska T8 trigger shackle

(3)   Marlow MGP 7/16 dyneema sheet (off white, gold, blue), tapered complete with tylaska T8 trigger shackle (2016) (CODE ZERO TACKLINE)


Equipped for racing and offshore workRaymarine Tactick Racing system:

Three (3) T290 maxi view displays on mast (2015)

Two (2) T215 dual view maxi displays on sea hood (2015)

One (1) T112 wind display on sea hood (2015)

One (1) T111 multi-function display at nav station (2015)

One hull transmitter (2015)

One NMEA box (2015)

Masthead wind transducer (2015)

One (1) handheld puck/maxi view remote (2015)

Raymarine ST 6000R linear drive autopilot wired remote control, ram equiped with quick disconnects for inshore racingSony AM/FM/CD stereo (2014) with i-phone, USB & Blue Tooth conn. Bose speakers in the salon and cockpitXantrex propane solenoidWeather station, velcro fastened on main bulkhead

Remote control for stereo at helmRitchie 6" magnetic compassRaymarine ST5000+ Sail Pilot controlB&G Zeus II 9 inch chart plotter (2016)

B&G wireless hub (2016)

Simrad 3G radar dome (2016)

Scan Strut transom radar mount, with quick disconnects (2015)

ICOM M504 VHF with DSC (2015)

ICOM ram mic installed at steering pedestal (2015)

Si Tex Nav 200 SSB (weather fax) receiver integrated to laptop with active external antenna (2015)

EM trac AIS receiver/ transmitter with silent switch (2015)

EM Trac AIS/VHF antenna splitter (2015)

Shakespeare VHF/AIS antenna (2015)

Spare VHF masthead whip

Dell laptop with expedition software, integrated with Tack Ticks, Si Tex (fax), AIS, Tackticks, Iridium Go, and autopilot. In addition, laptop integrated with boat polar and custom sail selection chart to complete optimize function under Expedition(2016).

NMEA multiplexer (2015)

Iridium GO satellite system, complete with external high power antenna, (2015).

Custom MOB S.S. button with 120 db general alarm siren (2018) (button located in binnacle.

Samsung tablet with Ventus Software (expedition repeater and polar repeater) for on deck tactics in waterproof case (2018)


Wired for both 12 Volt DC and 120 Volt AC service. A Xantrex Prosine 1800 watt inverter handles AC loads when off the dock.12 Volt DCSwitch panel with breakersDigital volt & amp meters100 Amp Balmar alternator (2010)Balmar Max Charge alternator regulator (2010)Balmar battery temperature sensor3 Group 31 house batteries, royal surrettes (2018)lighter weight

3 Group 31 house batteries, AGM (spares)110 ahr Lifeline GPL 1400T AGM start batteryXantrex digital Echo Charger automatic engine start battery chargerXantrex XBM Battery Monitor with battery temperature sensor120 Volt AC3 Hela 12 volt turbo fans (1 in each cabin)All cabin lighting upgraded to LED in (2015)

Switch panel with breakersGuest galvanic isolator

30 amp shore power inlet50' 30 amp shore power cord20 amp Charles battery chargerWater heater (also engine supplied)OutletsXantrex 1800 watt Prosine inverter with interface at nav. Station (2015)

LED running lights, bow, stern, steaming light, anchor light and masthead tri light (2015)


Mechanical & Systems:

Upgraded Yanmar 3JH3-E 40 hp fresh water cooled diesel turns a 2 bladed Flexifold propeller on a 1" stainless steel shaft showing 1611 hours as of date of listing.Racor fuel filterFlexifold 17X14 bladed propeller (2014)Volvo Dripless shaft seal (2011)Water tanks "sterilized" twice per year to insure water qualityShurflo water purification filters (two, one main large, one under galley sink)

Electric bilge pumpManual bilge pump

2015 Secondary Manual bilge pump (ORC requirement) mounted in aft garage with 25 feet of hoseManual waste tank pump out

2015 Sureflow water filter system, one on main pump plus additional on galley sink.Edson cable steering with upgraded Edson thru shaft wheel brake vs friction brakeNew PYI Jeffa rudder bearings (2011) including Pur lip seal

Espar marine diesel heating system, with three (3) outlets (2016)

Fuel tank burnished (2018)

Hull & Deck:White fiberglass hull cored with Baltek end grain balsa built using the patented SCRIMP system finished with original white gelcoat in good condition with red boot top and cove stripes. The bottom is finished with Petit Vivid White multi-season ablative paint faired and wet sanded to 600 grit, then high speed polished (burnished). Keel and rudder faired by Waterline Systems complete with laser alignment.

Two tone fiberglass cored and SCRIMPED decks with Moondust non-skid on white. Large cockpit with voluminous sail locker to port and lazarettes aft. Wide side decks with double stainless stanchions and lifelines with gates P&S; double stainless steel bow and quarter rails with cable gates at the transom.


Custom stainless steel anchor roller (improved version of the builders) with derlin roller
44 lb Rocna anchor with 25' chain and 300' rode (cruising)(2014)
22 lb Rocna with 20' chain and 200' rode stores aft (cruising)(2014)
2015 Fortress FX 28 anchor, complete with storage bag, 6 feet of chain and 200’ of nylon rode (racing)(2015)
2015 Fortress FX 15 anchor, complete with storage bag, 6 feet of chain and 100’ of nylon rode (racing)(2015)
S.S. Dodger (New 2018) (Toast Color)

Mainsail Cover (2017) (Toast Color)

Mainsail Cover (Spare) (Toast Color)

Wheel Cover (Toast Color)

Interior mesh locker covers (never installed)Cockpit cushions white (three)
Cockpit table, varnished teak complete with storage bag
H&C Transom shower
Scoop or step type transom with fold down stainless swim ladder
Spare sure flow water filters (new)

Fiberglass 11 lb propane tank (2018)Screens for ports, including both foredeck and main cabin hatch (never used)

Outboard Motor bracket on stern rail (removable) 
Three (3) fire extinguishers
Flare Kit (Inshore)

Flare Kit (offshore) (2015)
Lifesling, complete with custom sunbrella cover (2015)

MOM 8 module (2015)

Four (4) mess cockpit bags (2018) 

Spare masthead VHF whip
Magma stainless steel grill with connection to propane system

Custom fitted fleece blankets for V berth and aft quarter berth

Heavy duty winter cockpit cover (2015)

ACR rapid fix GPS Eprib (2015)

2015 steel cradle with custom bunk pads (epoxied pads with wicking padding to prevent moisture being trapped against hull).

2017 Ocean Safety ISO ultra-light eight (8) man offshore raft in carbon valise service due 2021(weighs a mere 70lbs)


Custom  bits /Upgrades:


2016/2018 Complete ORR measurement, including physical weighing of boat and spar (one of the lightest full interior J120s)

2017 Custom Dyneema life line kit, including aft gates (inshore racing)

2016 Custom removable Dyneema bow net kit (offshore)

2016 Custom light weight removable pipe berths, two (2), complete with hardware, netting and cushions

2016 Custom Light weight removable pipe berth for aft garage, currently uninstalled.

2016 Custom removable mesh bow netting for forepeak

2016 Custom upper cabinet mesh covers in lieu of teak doors (used for pipe berth install)

2017 Custom removable water bottle holder for eight (8) above sink

2017 Custom removable clear splash shield for Nav station area (rolls up).

2016 Custom diverter wheels (2) for offside halyards on custom milled delrin bases (2016)

2016 Check Stay clutches Spinlock

2016 Secondary tack clutch Port side Lewmar

2016 Custom bobstay install, with reinforcing, and retracting stay

2015 Custom Carbon Kevlar protection matt on mast

2015 Custom carbon protection on boom for outhaul

2017 Custom jib in hauler setup, complete with 8:1 tackle (only J120 to be equipped with in haulers)

2016 Custom Emergency rudder setup, cassette style done in carbon tubing, foil built in corecell. Ultra-light and removable.

2016 Custom crash mat, complete with sail numbers

2015 Lower berth lee cloths, blue seas 

2016 Custom offshore fuel fill hose

2015 Interior safety logos with glow in dark features

2015 Wichard pad eyes in five (5) locations for harness clipping points

All manuals electronically uploaded to laptop


This is a fastidiously cared for J/120 with numerous upgrades. As an example of her owners attention to detail, when leaving the boat even for just a day, all cushions are flipped up and cabin sole pieces are removed and two dehumidifiers running. A few sponges are strategically placed in the bilge so that in the odd event that even a few drops of water were there, the sponges absorb it to better allow it to evaporate quickly. I found the bilges absolutely bone dry the day I went to list the boat after rain the prior day. The interior is impeccably clean with only the slightest signs of use; the interior literally comes across as being 7 or 8 years newer than it actually is.

For those familiar with J/Boat lingo, she has the following upgrades which are incorporated into the specifications above: Graphic group, Comfort group, Systems group, Deluxe trim group, Teak hull siding or ceilings as well as many other single options most important of which is the Carbon Fiber mast. Again for knowlegable J/Boat aficionados; she has the improved anchor locker forward and was built well after the keel sump was improved and re-engineered.

This J/120 is on her 3rdowner. Originally delivered into Ches. Bay she was very lightly used there when purchased at 3 years of age by her previous owners. She was then used cruising on the coast of Maine seasonally, hauled and covered 8 month of the year. Now the boat is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and remains in a “captain” type maintained status and is hauled and launched each year. Being dealers we are very familiar with these boats and have seen dozens of them and can recommend Deviation highly to anyone who wants a capable performance cruiser/racer.




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