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Finesse is the ideal daysailer. An easily driven hull with moderate sailplan and simple sail handling systems allow the J/100 to be effortlessly singlehanded. Mainsheet and genoa sheets are easily controlled by the skipper from the aft end of the cockpit while guests at the forward end may relax out of the way of the action. Her spacious cockpit provides comfortable seating for six or more for an afternoon sail — or plenty of room to stretch out and take a nap or enjoy a picnic at anchor. Two large cockpit lazarettes and a stern locker provide more than ample storage space for fenders, sails and other cruising gear. A transom swimstep with folding stainless swim ladder allows easy boarding from a dinghy or after a swim. Below deck, her interior provides enough accommodations for a short weekend cruise while maintaining the theme of simplicity and functionality. Molded gelcoat surfaces with white bulkheads and teak trim are easy to maintain. A separate forward cabin with head and sink will sleep two in the v-berth — although she could accommodate four if desired.
Winner of Sailing World’s 2005 “Overall Boat of the Year” award, the J/100 excels at her design intent of providing a platform for the pure enjoyment of sailing. A light touch on the tiller, the feel of power and ease of handling convinced us that she would be a fantastic choice for daysailing, club racing or the occasional summer weekend cruise. With a non overlapping jib on a furler and an asymmetric spinnaker designed to be tacked to a stainless ring at the bow, performance is attainable for even the casual sailor (Finesse is also equipped with a symmetrical spinnaker and carbon spinnaker pole for windward-leeward racing). Simplicity is the theme and fun is the result.
Lifeline package - Tacktick instruments - Raymarine E80 chartplotter - Assymetric AND symmetric kites with carbon spinnaker pole - North 3DL working sails - Topsides painted with Awlgrip in 2011 by CSR Marine
The J/100’s simple accommodations are ideal for a day sail or short weekend cruise. Her interior is finished in molded fiberglass and gelcoat surfaces, white bulkheads and teak trim. The cabin sole is synthetic teak and holly. Ample storage is available below the settees and v-berth. She will sleep for with her v-berth and two salon settees.
There are only two short steps from the cockpit below. Long settees with canvas covered cushions are located to port and starboard. Shelves run along the hull side above. Aft of the port settee is a cooler. There are reading lamps at the head of the settees to port and starboard. There are two fixed ports in the cabin side.
Forward is the V-berth cabin with head. There is a large v-berth forward with canvas covered cushions. The head faces forward at the aft, port corner of the cabin. Outboard is a molded counter and sink with hand pump faucet. Above is a mirrored sliding door locker. There is an additional locker below the sink. Opposite to starboard is an open hanging area for foul weather gear or sail storage. An opening hatch provides ventilation.
(2) Tacktick MN100 wireless multifunction displays at cockpit - wind, speed and depth
Raymarine E80 chartplotter on pivoting arm
ICOM IC M402 VHF radio
ICOM VHF RAM mic at cockpit
(2) Ritchie compasses with stainless guards on cockpit coamings
Anchor, steaming and running lights
12vDC electrical system
Lifeline AGM house battery
Engine start battery
1/2/ALL battery switch
Blue Seas DC breaker panel and battery voltage monitor
Yanmar 2YM15 diesel engine with Saildrive
60 amp alternator
Single throttle/shift lever
Fireboy engine fire extinguisher
Whale manual bilge pump in cockpit
Rule electric bilge pump
Raritan manual head
Manual holding tank overboard pump
FINESSE is an aft cockpit “daysailer” sailboat designed by Rod Johnstone. Her hull is long and narrow, with low freeboard and displaces only 6,500 pounds. Below the waterline she is configured with a fin keel and spade rudder. Her hull and deck are constructed of resin infused fiberglass with end grain Baltek balsa core. Her hull is blue gelcoat with a single white boot stripe. Her deck is white gelcoat with contrasting tan nonskid. A teak toe rail with six stainless steel mooring chocks surrounds the decks. Her foredeck and side decks are uncluttered and easily navigated. All halyards and control lines are led aft to Spinlock stoppers and Harken winches on the cabin top. The long cockpit will easily accommodate six or more for an afternoon sail. Tall seat backs provide a comfortable and protected cockpit space. The traveler and mainsheet with fine tune adjustment is located toward the aft end of the cockpit within easy reach of the skipper. Three large deck lockers provide excellent storage space for fenders, dock lines and other cruising gear. There is a small swimstep with folding swim ladder at the transom.
FINESSE is powered by a 15 horsepower Yanmar diesel engine with Saildrive located below the forward end of the cockpit. The companionway steps and a molded fiberglass enclosure are easily removed to allow excellent access to the engine and drive.
Tan canvas dodger and mainsail cover
Stainless swim ladder
(2) stainless steel handrails on cabin top
(4) stainless pad eyes on deck
Toe rail with (6) stainless chocks
(4) stainless mooring cleats
Double lifelines with stainless stanchions, bow and stern pulpits
Varnished teak tiller
Spinlock telescoping tiller extension
Fortress FX16 anchor with chain and rode
Hall Spars carbon fiber two spreader rig with rod rigging
Sailtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
Harken mainsail mast track with roller cars
Hall Spars aluminum boom with two reefs
Hall Spars rigid boom vang with control line led aft
Harken traveler and mainsheet with fine tune adjustment
Stainless mast collar with halyard clips
Harken MkIII headsail furler
Harken jib lead tracks and cars
(2) Harken 40ST primary winches
(2) Harken 32 halyard winches
(2) winch handle pockets
(2) Harken winch handles
(2) line bags in cockpit
Spinnaker, jib and main halyards and pole topping lift
Spinnaker pole mast track
Forespar carbon fiberg spinnaker pole
North Sails 3DL mainsail
North Sails 3DL furling genoa with UV cover
(2) North Sails assymetric spinnakers
(1) North Sails symmetrical spinnaker
Teak flag staff
Dock lines and fenders
Nova Lift outboard motor lift and motor chock on stern pulpit
Hose, brushes and bucket
Washboard holder in starboard lazarette
Lifesling2 MOB recovery device
Bottom Siders cockpit cushions