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BLUE53' J Boats J160 2003

$ 340,000

“Uniquely outfitted for short-handing late model J-165’s (#32 of 35 built) on the market. One of the top performance offshore cruisers in her category.”

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Fraser Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 340,000
  • Builder:

    J Boats

  • Model:


  • Year:


  • Location:

    San Diego, California, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 53 ft in
  • Display Length: 53 ft
  • Beam: 14' 6"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 150 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 150 gals
  • Engine Details: Yanmar 4JH3-HTE
  • Engine 1: 3600.00 HRS 100.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:


One of the last and well upgraded 160's built, #32 of 35, “BLUE” benefits from the owner’s refinements and from extensive owner driven customization as well as professional maintenance. Her owners added well- thought-out improvements through their adventures on “BLUE” be it Transpac, Offshore passage making, Bay sailing, or Doublehand Cruising Mexico. “BLUE” has been consistently reconfigured sparing no expense to meet the challenges, Ambitions and Comfort of her owners. Fitted with Hall Carbon Mast, Hall Carbon V boom, with Harken Split Track system, Carbon radar tower, Lewmar power cabin top and primary winches and additional of hydraulic vang/backstay control enhance ease and safety to create an amazing sailing experience. Faster than most 60’s easier to handle than most 40’s.


The interior is in excellent condition with matt and high gloss rich teak walls, bulkheads and table. Sole is teak and holly currently being refinished in main salon. Upholstery is navy Ultra Leather including sea berth. Nav station is true leather.

Comfortable living with multiple hatches, port lights, stainless dorade air scoops, 3 zone reverse cycle air conditioner/heater/dehumidifier and added Hella Turbo fans.

Forward master stateroom has ensuite head with Vacuflush toilet, shower, teak seating, vanity, and sink. Double berth port with bookshelves and built in cabinets. Built in drawer beneath berth. Starboard teak hanging locker, built in cabinets, drawers, and desk. Stainless hinged vanity stool with Ultra Leather. Forward head holding tank replaced 2016. All sanitation hoses replaced with Shields Poly X lifetime warranty against odor permeation in 2016. Replumbed heads for holding tank flushing only. Outboard tank evacuation on separation pump/switch.

Main salon features an Ultra Leather covered port sea berth, port and starboard Ultra Leather settees, bilateral folding leaf high gloss teak center table with recessed spirit storage. Starboard side built in teak cabinetry, 32 in flat screen TV, sound bar, DVD blue ray, and built in speakers. Large storage drawers behind settee cushions, port and starboard. Primary and secondary back up water pumps installed outboard of port settee. 4 mounted Hella Turbo fans. Salon floors refinished 2024.


The Galley is well equipped with three burner Force 10 range, oven and infrared broiler. Microwave is recessed in upper cabinet to left of range. Separate refrigerator/freezer compartments. Factory engine drive refrigerator system was replaced and upgraded to DC Sea Frost refrigeration system. Double stainless-steel sink. Filtered fresh water faucet and salt water spout with added foot pump control. Separate beverage refrigerator located opposite Nav station for easy access.

An all teak Nav station lies opposite the galley. Luxuries include an LED navigation white/red adjustable desk lamp, Sat phone, Navigation equipment, large monitor, stereo, printer, Furuno chart plotter, 2 B&G FFD’s, SSB, VHF, and AIS system. Electrical panel is recessed in the bulkhead over the captain’s seat.


Aft guest head lies aft of the Nav station and is accessible from the main salon and starboard guest cabin. It is equipped with VacuFlush toilet, sink and pullout faucet for standing shower.


Starboard guest cabin with double berth, all teak hanging locker, drawers, cabinets, and single door engine access. Addition of mounted Hella Turbo fan, double berth with detachable lee cloth.

Port cabin features teak built in drawers, cabinets, and standing locker which houses a Splendide 2000s vented washer/dryer. Hanging mesh pantry bags installed behind door. Double berth possibility. Currently single berth, separated by lee cloth with storage and mounted dive compressor in outboard birth. Hella Turbo fan and double door engine generator access.


Sirius Satellite Radio

Stereo: JVC

Speakers: Polk outdoor mounted (2)

Widescreen TV: 32in Samsung LED 5500 series

Soundbar: Samsung HW---J250

Blu-ray Player: Samsung BD---E5500



Hull is Navy Blue Imron

New bottom paint 2024

California grey non‑skid deck (replaced 2016) Full deck repair, gelcoat repair, painted with Imron, 

nonskid replaced (2021)

Teak cockpit floor, teak swim ladder treads Hall Spars carbon fiber mast

Hall Spars custom carbon fiber V boom Harken Split Track System

Hydraulic Vang and Backstay

Upgraded multi block tensioned traveler Custom binnacle 2015

Lewmar electric winches: both primaries (66) and cabin top main halyard (54)

Lewmar manual winches: 2 mainsheets, starboard cockpit cabin top and forward cabin top.

Elegant stainless-steel outboard hoist with swivel pulley system

(4) Stainless dorades Cockpit shower H/C Magna cockpit grill Propane locker

Forward sail locker with separate anchor compartment. Fresh/salt deck wash-down pump. Windless is 

plug in hand control or remote wireless control.

Primary Spade anchor with 150’ new chain in 2016 and 130’ of nylon rode.

Secondary Fortress anchor with 250’ nylon rode aft lazarette

Nylon snubber line with stainless hook Shallow starboard cockpit locker

(2) large aft lazarettes.

Aft starboard lazarette houses 2 80L dive tank holder and Sea Recovery SRC 600. VHF binnacle slave

New spinnaker halyards (2) 2016.

New mainsheet 2022

(6) New dock lines 2024

(4) round fenders with covers, (2) flat fenders

(1) boat hook

B & G Carbon Fiber racing wand (w/spares)

Retracting asymmetrical carbon fiber spinnaker pole

Bauer junior 11 electric dive compressor

Navtec Hydraulic Backstay and Vang

Lewmar Winches: Main’s---Electric 66(2), cabin top 54 (2) 1 electric,

Mainsheet 50 (2), Foredeck 48(1)

Lewmar Windless: Concept 2 (2 plug in controllers, 1 remote controller)

Sail locker: Salt/Fresh washdown pump, electric float bilge pump

Stainless steel line rails

Spinnakers blocks

Snatch blocks

 Aluminum winch handles

 Insulated backstay


Medical kit bag

EPIRB’s (2) 406 (not certified)

Life sling

Tackle/winch for body sling

MOB rescue throw bag

PFD Type 2 (8)

PFD Type 4 (4)

PFD Type 5 with tethers (3)

Ditch bag: (2) Katadyn Survivor 106S Handheld water maker,

Fishing tackle, solar blankets. Flotation waterproof canister

Bosun’s Chair

Handheld fire extinguishers (1)

Sea Fire automatic fire extinguisher in engine compartment

Sea drogue

Emergency tiller Barometer (wall mounted)

Winslow 8-man life raft (not certified)

OM8-A (Not Certified)


2016 Furuno Nav Net 3D Chart plotter with 8in screen in Nav station and 12 in screen in cockpit pedestal. B & G Hercules 2000 with option wireless remote auto pilot, (5) FFD and (3) 20/20’s on the mast. Iridium Sat phone (Out of Service- Needs new plan)


SSB: IC-M802

Wilson WIFI booster antenna

Carbon Fiber stern mounted Radar tower with 4KW Furuno radar dome. AIS

Ship’s Compass: Halcyon Gyro Stabilized Compass

Auto pilot: B &G Hydraulic--- Remote handheld control, cockpit monitor control

Slave monitor: 19 in NEC MultiSync LCD 1990SX. Maretron engine data slave DSM25

Wireless computer keyboard: Logitech Chart table light: LED Red/white

ICOM cockpit slave HM---157B Handheld IC-M88 submersible


Mastervolt Whisper 7000 Generator (rebuilt 5/2024)

AGM Battery Bank 2016

2024 Victron Multi Plus with 5-inch touchscreen monitor with Cerbo GX interface Module

LED interior and navigation lights

LED boom light Foredeck flood light

Radar pole cockpit flood light Shore power 50A/30A

Hella Fans (7)


Harken Switch system and Cars

Hall Spars Carbon Fiber Custom “V” boom designed specifically for BLUE

Quantum FB Mainsail

Quantum 95% RF Headsail

 4A Full size running Asymmetrical 3A Standard size Asymmetrical

 2A Standard size Asymmetrical


Tender: 2015 Walker Bay 310 Outboard: 2015 Yamaha 25hp

Sea Fire System


Teak interior walls were an upgrade

Sea Recovery Watermaker 25 GPH

Vacuflush heads (2)

Marine Air 32,000 BTU 3 zone Air conditioning/Heat/dehumidifier

High volume emergency bilge pump

High speed Oil change pump (Qwik drain)

Fuel transfer pump

March house water pumps (2) dual plumbed for easy transfer

Jabsco 50880 shower drain/bilge pump

2007 Complete D/C Refrigeration/freezer system replacement by Captain Frost of San Diego ($11,000 upgrade)

Danfoss compressors, Carrel thermostat - the upgrade gives consistent reliable offshore operation.

New Isotemp water heater 2016 #332725

Espar heater factory, not in service

Fresh & salt foot pumps Corian counters in Galley

Marine Leather Sea berth cover

First hull to install a VENTED Splendide washer/dryer (really dries your clothes)

Propane system upgraded 2015

New Isotemp water heater 2016 #332725. Espar gas heater

Fresh & salt foot pumps Corian counters in Galley Leather sea berth cover

First hull to install a VENTED Splendide washer/dryer (really dries your clothes) Deck non---skid replaced 2016

Propane system upgraded 2015


Hull #33 of 35. First time on the market, wonderful performance offshore cruiser, sailing made easy, well equipped, many upgrades, professionally maintained, stunning dark blue hull with light grey nonskid decks. Best of the best!

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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