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Family Owned and Never Raced.
Santee has been well maintained and cruised her entire life and is in excellent condition. Obviously, much younger than the typical J/40 and not beaten up with competitive racing. Santee is the last J/40 built and one of the few with the J/42 interior with the engine under the companionway and J/42 opening ports. With the in-boom furling system and roller furling genoa she can easily be sailed either short- or single-handed with everything needed led back to the cockpit. First Class NEW Electronics in 2020 with NMA 2000 Network. Sail away today.
For more aggressive sailing there are additional halyards and lines led to the cabin top if you need more canvas. Inside she is very clean and comfortable. It's definitely worth a look.
Speed & Distance
Comfort & Speed For Couples That Cruise Across Oceans
The J/40 was the first bluewater offshore cruising boat built by J/Boats. Many J/40s are still sailing actively today with a very supportive and helpful J/40 Owner's Association.
Since the mid-1980's the J/40 has enjoyed success racing under the ORR and PHRF handicap system, particularly in offshore events. Noteworthy success has come in the Bermuda Race from Newport to Bermuda for 600nm. J/40s also won the Chicago-Mackinac 289nm race in 1984.
Deck- Deck layout for the boat is simple yet efficient with a small cabin house and a large single level racing cockpit with mainsheet traveler that separates the helmsman from the crew. Steering is by wheel attached to a balanced rudder supported by Harken roller bearings.
Interior- The layout of the interior is functional with a V-berth, head forward, and with proper settee berths in the main salon forward of the galley & navigation station. Aft to starboard is a cabin with double berth and to port is a second head. The 43hp Volvo (NOTE: Santee has a Westerbeke under the companionway, not under the sink) engine is located under the galley sink.
Rig- The J/40 has a double in-line spreader masthead aluminum rig with a high aspect mainsail and overlapping headsails. Running rigging is Navtec rod with open body Navtec turnbuckles. The spar package was built by Kenyon Spars of Guilford, CT.
Introduced: 1984 Built to: Hull #86 Last Model Year: 1994
Walk around outside
The beautiful lines and proportions of the J/40 immediately catch the eye of any true sailor. The well known performance and speed of a J/Boat combines in "Santee" with the diligent maintenance and upgrading of a strictly cruising family into the most desirable J/40 you can find in the market today. The last one built. The ports are upgraded to a newer style and the owner has moved the primary winches back for better handling at the helm station.
In the bow anchor bracket is a Bruce anchor and anchor chain led to a Lewmar electric windlass under the deck in the sizable anchor locker. The aluminum toe rail allows for shackles and blocks to be locate anywhere along the deck for docking or racing. Chocks and cleats on starboard and port for docking are substantial. The deck shows no significant crazing or cracking typical of the J/boats of that generation. Standard Bow Pulpit and Harken Roller furling 150% Genoa. The forward hatch is large enough that you can pull large sails up or stuff them below. Dual life lines lead back to the aft pulpit with a gate on both sides for easier entry. Stern Mounted Dinghy Davits are installed and there's also a bracket for the 2 hp outboard for the 8' long Apex Model A24 dinghy.
At the mast the nicest feature is the "Furlboom" furling North main and boom. Designed to be raised and lowered from the cockpit which can be assisted with the electric winch when necessary. The halyards are both internal and external led to turning blocks at the base of the mast and most lead back to the cockpit.. Chrome dorades are protected by stainless supports which also give the crew something to hold onto or climb on at the mast. The boom vang strut was replaced in 2021. All running rigging is in excellent shape. There are sheet stoppers leading to cabin top winches to use if necessary. There is another large Mid-Cabin Hatch and twin dorades just forward of the dodger. The genoa track goes almost to the side shrouds, but leads all the way back to the cockpit for the larger sails. Running back stays are stored out of the way just aft of the side stays, but can be quickly hooked up if the conditions require the additional support.
The dodger is older but still functional and needs modification to properly wrap around the recently installed B&G Display at the front of the companionway. The cockpit is laid out with the traveler pushed back so it is just ahead of the helm with the mainsheet double ended on both sides for minor or major trimming on the sheet or traveler by the helmsman or crew. In the helm station there is the Autohelm control B&G display and a chart plotter at the right height for monitoring and minimal obstruction of your visibility. Of course there is also the reliable compass as well. Engine switches and gauges are on the port side and shifter and throttle are a single lever at the helm (port side) .
Engine, Transmission and Batteries
Westerbeke 41 hp
The TOTAL Engine Hours on the engine is 1056, and the hours since the 2015 overhaul/bench testing is 265 The original engine had 813 hours on it when it was removed (2003) and replaced with the current engine, but the Tach/Hourmeter was retained, so the engine hours count continued from 813. In 2011, the Tach/Hourmeter was replaced at 1388.5 hours with a new Tach at 0.0 hrs. It was replaced again at 220 hours when the engine overhaul was done in 2015. The new tach was again replaced in 2015 at 17.4 hours with a new one 0.0 hrs. At the last refueling, it read 243.0 hours.
Transmission was rebuilt in 2015 when engine was removed for rebuild
House Batteries (3) replaced late in 2019 and Early 2020 (AGM)
single engine battery group 27 replaced in 2021.
Hull and deck Lloyds approved Baltek Contourkore end grained balsa laminate construction using biaxial and unidirectional glass roving with interplastic vinylester resin on the outer hull layer for optimum blistering resistance. Contrasting two-toned nonskid deck. Hull to deck joint bonded with 3M 5200 and bolted on 4" centers then covered with clear anodized aluminum toe rail with mooring and docking fairleads. Keel consists of lead antimony fixed 6500 lbs. 6.5' fin bolted and bonded to molded stub, with a generous bilge
Two private cabins:
The forward cabin has a large V berth with filler, hanging locker, bureaus, shelves, opening port and overhead hatch. The aft cabin has a queen size berth, hanging locker, bureau, shelves, opening port and overhead hatch. The mattress may be downsized to a double creating substantial storage amidships for extended cruising. If you have spent much time on the water, an aft-head is essential for hanging wet foul weather gear upon coming down the companionway, in order to keep the rest of the interior dry.
• Double leaf Teak dining table bulkhead-mounted seats 6+
• Dining seats double as sea berths (port and starboard) with lee cloths and outboard storage
• Overhead storage, above port and starboard settees
• Large U-Shaped galley to port
• Side-facing (On Santee, the nav station faces Forward) navigation station, with hinged table lid for chart storage, integral sliding pencil /storage tray, easy-access plumbing and house battery compartment below.
• Synthetic no-maintenance sole and teak interior
• Teak trimmed deluxe vinyl overhead finish throughout
• Red/White diode or LCD dome lights (cabins same)
• SwivelBrass reading lights above settees and berths
• Courtesy night lights
• Deluxe 5 inch foam cushions
• Force 10 3burner gimbaled propane stove with oven and complete propane system
• Stainless steel double deep sink with new faucet 2015
• Hot and cold pressurized water faucet and fresh water foot pump (Santee has a raw water foot pump and a "Fresh Water Filtration Center" installed)
• Storage above and below stove and under counter
• Flatware drawer and spice cabinet
• Large trash storage with flip lid access under companionway.
• Forward & aft heads, each with shower
• Aft head has wet locker to port
• Groco faucet/showers in heads
• Groco fore and aft heads.
Boom Furling North Mainsail in excellent condition
150% Roller furling North Genoa in excellent condition (currently on headstay)
100% #2 North Jib rarely used
North Gennaker with sock
North Spinnaker with Sock (probably has never been used)
Original North Mainsail (for old boom)
Storm Jib (probably never been used)
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.