The J/109, Reliant, is a 2003 model with a full compliment of racing sails and delivery sails. She is seriously for sale as the owner is moving in a different direction. She has a Waterline Systems bottom and is ready for her next owner.
Able to be seen anytime at Bert Jabins Yacht Yard in Annapolis.
Call Rich Kahn, CPYB 410-980-5096, email@example.com
The J/109 is setup with two large cabins, two settees in the saloon, nav station, galley, and head. Plus a sail locker behind the head.
Sails & Rigging- All Sails are North Sails
Electronics and Navigation
Reliant is well equipped with current sailing electronics, some relatively new.
Being a SCRIMP resin infused built J/Boat of this era she does have the normally seen gelcoat crazing on the transom and some on deck. The hull is built with Baltek Contourkore end grained balsa plus vinylester resins to protect against hull blisters. The internal structure is bonded to the hull and deck and bulkheads are tabbed to the hull and deck to increase stiffness.
Engine & Mechanical
The Yanmar auxiliary has been professionally maintained and all services are up to date, including the sail drive gasket!
If you are looking to compete or cruise fast, Reliant fits the bill. Note keel support done, mast rewired and up to date sails and electronics with propane stove and oven, and 12v refrigeration, Reliant is very flexible for versatile use. Waterline Systems did the Grand Prix bottom: strip, epoxy barrier coat, complete fairing, daltaplate and wet sand. Top notch!
The J/109 features the retractable bowsprit and asymmetric spinnaker system and a versatile 2-cabin interior layout with standing headroom. She is designed with a very low VCG, long waterline, and generous sailplan with the horsepower for competitive racing and stability for relaxed cruising when the racing crew is not aboard. The J/109 fits within the current J/Boat sprit range as a stable, easy-to-sail performance boat with the interior volume necessary for comfortable cruising and a great dual purpose deck layout. The sleek profile and generous sailplan give one an immediate sense of the speed potential of the J/109. The hull profile reveals a long waterline, low wetted surface and a low VCG fin keel (7 feet), designed for excellent stability when sailing short-handed. The deck/cockpit layout is a cross between the J/105 and J/120, the two J/stable-mates that clearly bracket the targeted market for the J/109. Sail handling systems follow the J philosophy of keeping things easy. Halyards and reef lines are cockpit led, mainsheet controls are within reach of the wheel, and inboard sheeting tracks permit the use of both overlapping and non-overlapping headsails. There is ample on-deck stowage, thanks to the removable transom locker, cockpit seat locker and a bow compartment large enough for both the anchor rode and the asymmetric spinnaker. The interior is European-style with two private sleeping cabins and an option for a pull-out double in the large main cabin. The L-shaped galley includes a double sink, 2-burner propane stove and a pressure water system. The nav station is a large sit-down forward-facing console with abundant space for instrument displays. The head is conveniently located aft near the companionway, providing easy access from the cockpit while underway.