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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: Yanmar

Year Built: 2002

Engine Model: 3JH3-E

Engine Type: Inboard

Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

Propeller: Folding propeller

Drive Type: Direct Drive

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 main salon 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. Espar diesel furnace.


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)

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


Genoa(s) Jib(s):

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

North Sails Medium/ Heavy 3DI 14700 DPI 150% LP genoa (2015)

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

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 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)

ATN Snuffer (2002) light use



Harken 48ST 2 speed primaries

Harken 44ST 2 speed halyard and reefing line winches

Harken 44ST 2 speed mainsheet winches

Harken roller furling (currently not installed)

Harken Air block deck layout

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

Hall rigid Quickvang

Outboard 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 (2014) currently installed

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

Running rigging:

Extensive package for both racing and cruising with spares; 

Main halyard:

(1)    New England Ropes T900 3/8” (white) technora/ Vectran rope complete with Wichard shackle (2015) 

Main sheet:

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

Traveller Line:

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

Genoa sheets

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

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.  

Genoa Halyards:

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

(2)    Sampson T900

Spinnaker Halyards:

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

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

Furling lines:

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

Reef lines:

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

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


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

Sprit control lines:

(1) Sampson Sta set X, 5/16”, black

Tack lines:

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

(2)    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 racing

Sony AM/FM/CD stereo (2014) with i-phone, USB & Blue Tooth conn. Bose speakers in the salon and cockpit.

Xantrex propane solenoid

Weather 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).


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 meters

100 Amp Balmar alternator (2010)

Balmar Max Charge alternator regulator (2010)

Balmar battery temperature sensor

3 Group 31 Trojan AGM house batteries110 ahr Lifeline GPL 1400T

AGM start battery

Xantrex digital Echo Charger

XBM Battery Monitor with battery temperature sensor 120 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 cord

20 amp Charles battery charger

Water heater (also engine supplied)


Xantrex 1800 watt Prosine inverter with interface at nav. Station (2015)

LED running lights, bow, stern, steaming light, anchor light and masthead tri light (2015), with additional spares for each.


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 1/17/19.

Racor fuel filter

Flexifold 17X14 bladed propeller (2014)

Volvo Dripless shaft seal (2011)

Water tanks "sterilized" twice per year to insure water quality

Shurflo water purification filters (two, one main large, one under galley sink)

Electric bilge pumpManual bilge pumpManual waste tank pump out

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 brake

New PYI Jeffa rudder bearings (2011) including Pur lip seal


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

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 rollerFortress FX 28 anchor, complete with storage bag, 6 feet of chain and 200’ of nylon rode (racing)(2015)

Fortress FX 15 anchor, complete with storage bag, 6 feet of chain and 100’ of nylon rode (racing)(2015)

  1. S.S. Dodger (windows in 2016)Cockpit cushions white (three)Cockpit table, varnished teak complete with storage bagH&C Transom showerScoop or step type transom with fold down stainless swim ladderSpare sure flow water filters (new)

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

Outboard Motor bracket on stern rail (removable) 3 fire extinguishersFlare Kit (Inshore)

Flare Kit (offshore) (2015)Lifesling

MOM 8 module (2015)Air horn

Spare masthead VHF whipMagma stainless steel grill with connection to propane system

Custom fitted fleece blankets for V berth and aft quarter berth


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.



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.

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