Boat Details

1986 J Boats J/40 Performance Cruiser - 40 ft

Sales Representative

The Chandlery Sales Team
125 Harbor Way No 3
Santa Barbara, CA


J Boats
J/40 Performance Cruiser
40 ft


The J/40 is a true bluewater offshore cruiser that has both comfort and speed for couples who want to cruise across oceans. 

White Light boasts a beautiful black Awlgrip paint job and has a desirable two-stateroom, two-head interior layout. The deck layout is simple and efficient with a large, comfortable cockpit. White Light has electric primary winches, genoa furler, and a main sail stack-pack for ease of short handed sailing. The interior is spacious with a v-berth, forward head, and settee berths in the main salon. There is a full galley and nav station as well. Everything you need for a comfortable cruise. The boat has newer JEFA lower rudder bearings.


Deck and Sails
  • Harken genoa furler
  • 2015 Ullman Endura Fiberpath full batten main with two reefs
  • North 100% jib
  • 110% jib
  • 150% genoa
  • (2) Symmetrical spinnakers
  • Aluminum spinnaker pole & reaching strut (2016)
  • Sheets, guys, topping lift and foreguy
  • Custom ss bow anchor roller
  • Maxwell electric bow windlass (2015)
  • SS bow anchor with rode
  • Double lifelines with bow and stern pulpits
  • Aluminum mast with double  spreaders
  • Aluminum boom
  • Dodger (2018)
  • SS destroyer helm wheel 
  • Cockpit table
  • Cockpit shower
  • Cockpit cushions (2017)
  • Swim ladder
  • (5) Winch handles

The layout of the interior is very 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 29hp Yanmar diesel engine is located under the galley sink.

Electronics And Electrical
  • Radar
  • Wind speed/direction
  • Repeater at nav station
  • GPS plotter
  • Autopilot
  • Log-speedometer
  • Depth sounder
Sails, Spars And Rigging
  • Painted double spreader aluminum mast
  • Awlgrip painted aluminum boom
  • Harken genoa furler
  • (2) Electric primary winches
  • Fully battened main sail
  • 150% Ullman Sails laminate genoa with uv foot & leach cover
  • (2) Symmetrical spinnakers
  • Newer Forespar aluminum clear anodized spinnaker pole
  • Sheets, guys, foreguy and topping lift
  • Feathering 3-bladed propeller
  • (2) Electric primary winches
  • Newer rudder bearing
  • Newer head hoses for both heads
  • Rebuilt water heater (2020)
  • Rebuilt engine fuel pump (2019)
  • Hydraulic backstay & vang rebuilt (2016)
  • Heavy-duty polished stainless steel bow anchor roller
  • Polished stainless Bruce style claw bow anchor
  • Maxwell electric bow windlass
  • 125' chain
  • 200' rhode
  • Anchor chain/rhode locker below foredeck
  • Stern anchor

Owner claims he has anchored in 40 knots of wind with no problems dragging

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.


Propeller Type:
3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering


Interior Layout
Genoa Furler / Anchor Windlass
Heavy Duty Polished Anchor Roller With SS Claw Anchor
Helm / Electric ST Winches
Helm / Autopilot / Wind Speed-Direction
Raymarine Chart Plotter At Helm
Electric Self Tailing Winch
Fold-Down Dinnette Table
Settee And Nav Station
Main Salon
Foreward Stateroom
Full Galley With Stove / Oven & Fridge
Aft Stateroom With Quarter
Nav Station
Super Clean Yanmar Diesel Engine
Forward Fully Enclosed Head
Forward Head
Aft Fully Enclosed Head
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