J/97 ‘Knockabout’ for sale

‘Knockabout’ is a 2010 J/97 and is moored in Sydney. She is for sale for $155,000.

J/97 from the J/Boats stable combines full standing headroom and family cruising accommodations in a high performance, easily driven hull. With the handling ease of an asymmetric spinnaker and non-overlapping headsails, the J/97 fits the needs of today’s sailing families, both young and old alike– the ultimate combination of sailing performance and creature comforts for all.
J/97 ‘Knockabout’ is a proven race winner sailing in Sydney Amatuers SC Super 30 division. She has had one owner since new, and though she has been raced, she has also been well cared for and maintained by an attentive owner.

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J/97 Knockabout
Keel / Ballast: Low VCG keel with SS 316 SS structural fin & cast lead bulb
Engine: Volvo D1-20 18 HP diesel motor with saildrive, 115 AH alternator, with double diode and fresh water-cooling with heat exchanger
Engine Hours: 340
Propulsion: Gori 2 blade folding prop on sail drive
Accommodation: Forward Stateroom includes a large hanging locker on starboard side with side pocket, large double V-berth with storage underneath and direct access to main salon. Main salon incudes settee/berths to port and starboard, drop leaf table with centerline bottle storage, large storage areas behind backrests with shelves above & hand rails to port and starboard. Aft cabin is built with privacy door to salon, large hanging locker with side pocket, changing seat, double berth, access panel to engine
Galley:  is equipped with gimballed gas stove with 2 burners and storage under, stainless steel sink, pressurized cold water system, large 90 litre molded icebox with 12V fridge unit, full length triple lockers outboard of galley countertop, storage under sink with a shelf and space for a rubbish bin.
Toilet and Shower: Private aft head includes privacy door to salon, integral shower tray, sink, access cabinet door to seacocks, toilet support shelf, pressurized cold water, marine toilet with holding tank, mirror, vanity unit, shower grating and wet storage locker.
Boom cover. Made 2010. Very good condition.
Boom tent. Made 2016. Excellent condition.
Tiller cover. Made 2010. Good condition.
Full cover for interior table. Made 2010. Very good condition.
Ground Tackle
Manson racing anchor with chain and line. Bow roller
Safety gear to Category 7 including
2 x 1kg fire extinguishers
1 x fire blanket
1 x first aid kit to Category 7 requirements
3 x torches (2 x floating)
1 x Wichard knife
2 x buckets with lanyards (plus sponge)
8 x Burke Matrix L1 60kg+ lifejackets (all bought 2010, unused and in excellent condition.)
1 x Burke Biscay heaving line. 2010, never used.
Bilge Pumps: Manual and auto
Electrics: Batteries – Victron 1 x 66AH and 1 x 110AH (2015) with switches and double diode/circuit breakers.
40w folding solar panel with storage bag
Tacktick (now Raymarine) system covers wind, depth, speed with triducer 1 x ST120 Masthead wind transmitter (2014) 1 x T111 dual display (2012) 1 x T108 basic pack (2010) (includes T111, T112, T121, T910 and T120 units) 1 x T111 dual display and hull transmitter (2010) 1 x T909 Compass transducer (2010) 1 x T122 NMEA Interface (2010). 1 x Koden GPS (2010)
Sail Inventory
1 x Mainsail. GPL 10/14 Lt Skin cloth. Made 2016. Excellent condition.
1 x No 1 headsail. D4 cloth. Made 2013, good condition.
1 x No 2 headsail. Flex07 black cloth. Made 2014, very good condition.
1 x No 3 headsail. Dacron. Made 2010, recut 2016. Very good condition.
1 x No 1 0.6oz Spinnaker. Made 2012. Good condition.
1 x No 2 0.75oz Spinnaker. Made 2010. Recut 2014. Very good condition.
1 x No 3 1.5 oz Spinnaker rigged with Seldon CX15 top down furler fitted 2016 ( + 2 x extra furler torsion lines). Made 2011. Recut 2015. Very good condition.
Mast / Rigging
Sparcraft tapered clear anodized aluminum racing mast with double airfoil spreaders.
Dyform shroud rigging with rod headstay.
Boom with internal outhaul purchase system, mainsail reef line sheaves, main sheet and boom vang tangs.
Carbon bowsprit controlled from cockpit, retracting into a watertight box. Solid boom vang with cascade purchase system
Deck Gear
Two 46:2 self-tailing primary winches. Two 40:2 self-tailing winches. (Winches serviced annually). Mainsheet and fine tune purchase. Adjustable mainsheet traveler with 4:1 purchase. Jib tracks with 4:1 car controls led to cleats on coach roof. Bowsprit control line leading to a cam cleat on top of the coach roof. Tack line led aft to stopper on top of the coach roof. 2 opening ports on salon coach roof sides. 2 opening ports for aft cabin and head compartment. Removable aft bridge – great when cruising.

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