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2001 J Boats J/46

Deltaville, Virginia


Windara, a loved J 46 that needs to be on your short list. This boat has been well owned and well maintained. Windara is turn key for Fall Chesapeake cruising then head south for the winter! 

Rod Johnstone’s original design philosophy of sailing is performance first, combined with below deck interior elegance sets the J/46 apart from all other boats in her class. The hull construction and seaworthiness of her design is unquestioned. The J/46 brings fast, high performance cruising with confident, predictable handling and manageability to an exciting new level.

The elegantly appointed interior, with finished satin varnished cherry, is graced with live aboard conveniences throughout. The layout features a well-organized and well thought out settee and dining area with convenient cherry wood fold up dining table. Well organized L-shaped galley, forward & aft staterooms, forward & aft heads, large navigation station blends an excellent compromise between practical and working space and comfortable living quarters.

With her fast, sleek hull & shoal design, high performance carbon fiber mast, excellent sail selection, outstanding electronics’ package, custom canvas full enclosure, this J-46 is ready for effortless, elegant, live-aboard cruising comfort.....anywhere!
There simply is nothing like a J-46!


Neptune Yacht Sales and Services is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by North Point Yacht Sales.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Windara
Make: J Boats
Model: J/46
Year: 2001
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: J Boats
Designer: Rod Johnstone
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TSP46025L001
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 46 ft / 14.02 m
Length Overall: 46 ft / 14.02 m
Waterline Length: 40'5 ft / 12.32 m
Beam: 13'8 ft / 4.17 m
Max Draft: 6'2 ft / 1.88 m
Displacement: 24,400 lb
Bridge Clearance: 65 ft / 19.81 m
Ballast: 9,350 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH TE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 76hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 2001
  • Engine Hours: 3300


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 92 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 92 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 57 gal


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers, Racers


Main cabin sole replaced July 2019

- Satin varnished cherry bulkheads and furniture panels with cold molded cherry trim, drawer and cabinet faces. Premium Ultra Suede eucalyptus interior cushions. Main bulkhead with single opening and recessed cherry paneled door with Mobella lock-sets. Forward and aft heads trimmed in teak. - Cherry trimmed vinyl headliner throughout forward, main and aft cabins. Oceanair skyscreens on opening hatches in main salon, forward cabin and forward head. Peek a boo shutters on portlights. - Polyurethane teak & holly veneer floor panels with underside and end-grain sealed with epoxy. - layered & bolstered main settee split  cushions with two-tier split backrests.  foam cushions in fwd and aft cabins. - Large twin berth forward cabin featuring 4 drawers, 4 lockers, hinge-up bunk tops to maximize storage; hinged V-berth filler; changing seat, hanging locker w/louvered door, and bureau/vanity with 2 drawers, locker, and cabinet above with cherry louvered doors & shelf. - Forward head includes vanity with mirrored acrylic slider storage, teak towel rack, mirror storage cabinet above molded sink, enclosed by cherry paneled door. Raritan fresh water flush head. - Stall shower with teak slat bench seat, cabinet locker with mid-height shelf outboard, shower fixture mounted on bulkhead with adjustable shower faucet. Local self-priming pump services shower sump and drains overboard.  Pilot berth in main cabin to port with small mid-height convenience shelf at aft end. - Two storage cabinets with louvered doors  above starboard settee. Vizio 22” flat screen HD TV. - (2) Book storage shelves between cabinets with removable cherry retainer battens. - One large drawer and one locker outboard of starboard settee backrest cushions. - Settee backrests of cherry veneer and cherry trim. - Varnished cherry wood hull slats in main, aft and V-berth cabins. - Cherry main cabin drop-leaf table with removable fiddles, two drawers and internal bottle storage. Custom table cover protects table when in stored position. - Large 30 x 36 sit-down, forward-facing navigation station with hinged tabletop. Features include; outboard shelf, access to chart storage and sliding organizer tray below table top, cushioned seat of layered bolstered foam, instrument cabinet with (2) large wood panel faces hinged at the bottom for quick access, file storage drawer below - nav seat to fit hanging files, binocular & misc. storage cabinet outboard of seat, and series of three utility drawers on inboard table support face. - Starboard aft cabin with recessed cherry paneled door, hanging locker with louvered door and bureau/vanity with 2 large drawers, hinged footlocker, and cabinet with cherry louvered door & shelf. Additional drawer above engine. - Aft head/shower combination accessed via cherry paneled door, wet hanging area outboard, cabinet below molded sink, mirror, (2) teak grab rails and direct access door to lazarette locker area equipped with fore and aft divider. - Teak companionway steps cold molded with angled ends & Treadmaster non-skid for safe entrance and exit. - Cherry overhead grab rails in main cabin. - All drawers and cabinets with polished positive-latch push buttons. Custom lee cloths with easy entry/exit feature.

  • She comes complete with Wheat Matrix Fountainhead color corian counter tops with cold-molded varnished & tapered cherry fiddles.
  • Scandvik polished 8” deep SS double sink recessed below countertop on forward island with deluxe hot/cold pressure-water gooseneck faucet (replaced 2016) and manual fresh water faucet with whale foot pump. Storage areas in louvered doors below sink for cleaning supplies and garbage pail with flip lid access.
  • 6.5 cu.ft. Deluxe refrigerator center island features include molded GRP box insulated with Glacier Bay Ultra R vacuum insulation panels and foam top. Organizing shelves & interior light included. Adler Barbour Refrigeration with large evaporator with 3 vertical ice cube trays in 1cf freezer. Electronic thermostat display
  • 3.5cf freezer outboard of sink with Technautics Cool Blue 12v compressor and cold plate. Electronic thermostat display.
  • GE Microwave
  • Three-burner Force 10 propane stove/broiler/oven with thermostat control, patented slide-away oven door recess and S.S. stove bar. Additional storage foot locker below oven.  Fireboy propane sniffer with alarm – shut off control near stove.
  • Plate, bowl, cup, and glass storage compartment on bulkhead aft of stove.
  • (2) Large cabinets mounted outboard and covered by louvered cherry doors. Cabinets installed with mid-height shelves. Microwave located in between louvered cabinets.
  • Dual slider cabinet, bin storage, and AC outlet mounted below cabinets.
  • Flatware drawer, utensil drawer and utility cabinet with mid-height shelf and door under outboard counter.
  • Stainless grab post on forward inboard galley corner.

Icom M502 VHF Radio w/remote Microphone.Masthead antenna replaced August 2019

Pioneer Stereo System . 2 Exterior & 2 J.B.L. Interior Speakers.

B & G Hercules 2000 Sailing Instruments including: Performance Processor 4 FFD's, 3 20/20 CD/mast mounts, Carbon Fiber extended 48” vertical mast wind instrument, plus spare 18” wind instrument and spare carbon fiber wind instrument mast. 1 Pilot Display Hercules 2000 with pilot computer Hydraulic T2-12V Autopilot with handheld remote control. (Ram replaced in 2011) 1 KVH Sailcomp mast display. Raytheon e125 Multifunction display (new 2015)  in nav station.  E95 multfunction display (New 2015) at helm (2015).  24” Raymarine digital radardome.  MFD have built in GPS plus remote GPS.

Digital charts (c-map and Navionics) for US East Coast, Bahamas and Caribbean and Central America.

See-Level tank level monitoring system for water and holding tanks

Sirius XM radio and external Shakespeare XM antenna.

ICOM 802 Single Sideband radio and At140 antenna tuner connected to backstay antenna. Pactor III modem.

Vesper  XB-8000 AIS wirelessly displays AIS targets on your smartphone as well as the Multifunction Displays

  • 12 volt/110 volt systems.
  • Full AC/DC control panel at Nav Station.
  • Promariner Promatic 40 amp High Output Battery Charger and Magnum 2000w inverter/100 amp inverter charger. Magnum battery monitor and remote control in nav station.
  • Standard system batteries include: (2) group 4D (210 amp) and (2) group 31 (105amp) deep cycle batteries to serve the house(replaced 10/21), and (1) group 31 battery for dedicated service to the engine and generator. All batteries are Concorde Lifeline AGM sealed, absorbed glass mat type series.
  • Balmar 90-100 amp Alternator and Balmar smart regulator and battery sensing auto charge system.
  • Northern Lights 673 6kw genset (new 11/2014) 1605 hrs (2/20)
  • Spectra Catalina 300 MPC-5000 watermaker with remote control panel at nav station. 12 gph Clarke Pump (replaced 10/19).
  • Custom stainless arch on stern with dinghy davits also supports 300 watts of Solarland solar panels and air breeze wind generator. Blue Sky Solar Boost 2512i(X) MPPTsolar controller with remote display at nav station.
  • Upgraded to 50 amp 110VAC shore power system with 6 outlets, 75ft shore power cord and Guest galvanic isolator.
  • Bonding system to meet ABYC project E-1.
  • Fireboy Propane sniffer / solenoid switch panel in galley
  • Ten swiveling Imtra stainless LED reading lamps, LED overhead lights in main cabin, flexible armed lamp at navigation station, two florescent lights, one in each head.
  • 6 Hella variable speed cabin fans over berths and in main salon

Cruising sails: North 10.3 oz fully batten Dacron mainsail (2011) with Antal track and slides.  3 reefs.  Doyle Cradle cover with integral lazy jacks for easy hoisting/douse.  Doyle Dacron hank-on staysail. North 100% Dacron cruising jib (2010).  

Electric port Lewmar Halyard Winch.

Racing Sails: Main Sail Cover. Doyle Stratus mainsail, UK roller furling Pentex #3, UK roller furling carbon-tape 150%, UK Code Zero, UK Asymmetrical .75oz all purpose in ATN control sock, .6 oz asymmetrical runner.

Spar and Rigging

- Hall Spars carbon fiber mast includes carbon fiber spreaders, Awl grip off-white finish, wire runs in a conduit, and a Hall/Antal mainsail track.

- Hall Spars aluminum boom with 2:1 internal outhaul tackle.

- Hall Spars Quick-Vang. - Navtec continuous rod rigging.

- Harken MKIII, Unit 2, roller furling head sail system.

- Sailtech integral hydraulic backstay adjuster (replaced 2014).

-Hall removable inner-forestay for staysail.

Deck Hardware & Canvas

-White Hull, Seattle grey two-toned deck, Flag Blue sheer .

-Thurston dodger with roll-up forward window, removable side curtain, stanchion supports, and stainless grab bar on aft edge. (replaced 11/2015)

-Thurston deluxe bimini with stanchion mounted frame and mainsail trim viewing window. (Replaced 11/2015) -Custom Thurston full enclosure. -Custom canvas helm cover.

-Harken Upgrade Black Magic, and Harken Air Blocks, for most applications. Harken adjustable jib car system.

-Hall carbon fiber reaching pole.  ATN Asymmetric spinnaker sock.

-Lewmar 64 chrome, two-speed, self-tailing primary winches. -Lewmar 54 chrome, self-tailing, two speed winches are mounted on the cabin top. Lewmar 48 chrome, self tailing, two speed winches at the mainsail sheet. Port halyard winch is electric.

-Lewmar V4 anchor windlass system with a rope/chain gypsy, 150 amp circuit breaker in the navigation station, and hand held control unit mounted in the anchor well and wireless hand held remote. 200’ galvanized anchor chain with 150’ nylon tail. -Custom designed stainless steel bow roller/stem head fitting to accommodate windlass. -55 LB. Rocna anchor. -1 21 LB. Aluminum Fortress anchors. -1 Anchor Rodes w/40’ Chain & 150’ Line.

-Seven Lewmar Ocean Series articulated, bronze tinted hatches. Note: Non opening port above navigation table. -White Framed Bomar opening ports in cabin trunk and cockpit walls.

-Stainless steel swim ladder mounted on the stern swim platform. Stainless steel boarding step with reinforced support.


-92 gal total water capacity in 2 custom molded tanks, complete with baffles and inspection ports; secured in place below the main cabin settee berths.

-Hot and cold pressure water system with 6 gal hot water tank. -Service to heads,  galley, anchor locker, and swim platform shower.

-Salt and fresh water washdown system in anchor locker

.-Raritan PH-2 toilets upgraded with Raritan fresh water “fresh head” flush system with holding tanks. Overboard "Y" valve offshore discharge and holding tank pump out systems.


-(1)FlexiFold three blade spare prop. (1)Max-prop VP feathering three blade prop (installed).

-Large US flag w/custom flagpole.

-All fenders and dock lines. -Boat hook. -Horseshoe buoy and holder.

-Winslow 6 man Super-light Offshore Plus blue water liferaft with insulated floor and heavy duty tripod arch (last serviced 8/21 with 3 yr vacuum pack)

-MOM8 man overboard module (last serviced 8/21) -Coast Guard approved-equipped. -flares and life jackets, horn, bell, whistles, jack lines etc.

-Tan Sunbrella rain cover for bow area for better ventilation on rainy days.

-Custom Sunbrella sun cover for winter/summer storage.

-Spare parts.

-Lagun adjustable, stowable teak cockpit table.

Manufacture Statement

J/46 may be the only investment grade sailing yacht of its size not requiring professional crew to sail at designed performance levels…..or to maintain. Two people can easily manage her upwind and down to achieve the same 8 knot passage-making speeds under sail that is possible when motoring with 76hp diesel auxiliary. The joy of sailing the perfect boat is, after all, a goal we believe every owner ultimately seeks. To insure that good sailing days are spent sailing rather than scrubbing and varnishing, J/46 is designed to be virtually maintenance-free. Her exquisite joinerwork is protected from the sun……belowdecks where it’s beauty can be preserved.

Great boats don’t happen overnight. Helped by new materials and techniques, they evolve from the joint experiences of designer, builder and owners to become state-of-the-art. J/46 is such a vessel, inheriting the proven hull shape of the J/44, an offshore blue water classic, having won the Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart, NYYC Queen’s Cup and Trans-Atlantic races. J/44 is the only Class of yacht ever to be given its own class start by the Cruising Club of America in the Newport-Bermuda Race. To create the J/46, a foot of sailing length is added for speed; a transom swim/boarding platform for convenience; a carbon fiber mast and low VCG 6.2’ shoal draft keel for more stability; and a resin-infused, composite hull and deck for greater strength. Belowdecks, the choice was clear, use the same beautifully varnished cherry or teak joinerwork, entertainment center and styling so highly acclaimed in our deluxe J/160.

J/46 is a "maxi-Ditch" yacht, the tallest yacht that can fit under the bridges of the Intra-Coastal Waterway. Yet she is non-intimidating. A high length-to-beam ratio on the waterline of this seakindly yacht significantly improves tracking offshore in large waves and makes sailplan balance less critical. J/46 sails with either main or jib only, always responding predictably to a light touch on the helm. Sail power with good stability allows cruising with working jib rather than large genoa. That’s less work for the crew and improved visibility for the person on the helm. J Boats’ unique spinnaker system makes downwind sailing possible for two. A modern asymmetric spinnaker attaches to the top of the anchor roller, is contained within a cockpit-controlled snuffer, and is stored, ready-to-use, in the bow locker. The spinnaker is hoisted to the masthead, 2’ above the headstay intersect, leaving space for the snuffer to shift on a jibe. Jibing is then easy. One simply lets off one spinnaker sheet and pulls in the other.

NPYS Disclaimer

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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