J Boats Brokerage

J Boats For Sale

Some of these listings may be centrally listed with another broker, and are offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients. It is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

Yacht Info
2002 J Boats53'
2002 J Boats
$490,000
2000 J Boats49'
2000 J Boats
$275,000
2001 J Boats46'
2001 J Boats
$285,000
1990 J Boats44'
1990 J Boats
$150,000
1992 J Boats44'
1992 J Boats
$135,000
2012 J Boats42'
2012 J Boats
$239,000
1997 J Boats42'
1997 J Boats
$139,000
2000 J Boats40'
2000 J Boats
$149,500
1986 J Boats40'
1986 J Boats
$107,000
1994 J Boats40'
1994 J Boats
$114,900
1999 J Boats40'
1999 J Boats
$149,000
1998 J Boats40'
1998 J Boats
$159,900
2008 J Boats40'
2008 J Boats
$295,000
2001 J Boats40'
2001 J Boats
$142,500
1996 J Boats40'
1996 J Boats
$135,000
2007 J Boats40'
2007 J Boats
$279,000
1998 J Boats40'
1998 J Boats
$129,000
2011 J Boats36'
2011 J Boats
$185,000
2011 J Boats36'
2011 J Boats
$199,000
2006 J Boats35'
2006 J Boats
$139,000

J-Boats

ABOUT J-BOATS

J/Boats: Sailing to Success

The story of J/Boats is a classic entrepreneurial tale: With a $20,000 investment, and a speedy 24-foot sailboat that Rod Johnstone built in his garage, Rod & his brother Bob Johnstone went into business. That was 1977. Now, that boat (the J/24), has become the most popular recreational offshore keelboat in the world.

The Johnstone family has made an undeniable mark on the sailing world. In addition to the 5,400 J/24s cruising the waves, there are over 7,000 more J/Boats, ranging from the International J/22 to the J/65, that sailing enthusiasts have bought at prices ranging from $10,000 to $2,000,000.

While other manufacturers may sell more boats, the Johnstones have won the high-end, performance-oriented segment of the market. Theirs is the so-called racer/cruiser category: boats that perform well on the race course but which are comfortable and easy enough for the family to day-sail and cruise. It is with knowledgeable, experienced sailors that the Johnstones have done best.

The story begins in 1975. Rod, then an ad salesman for the sailing trade magazine, Soundings, and an active one-design sailor decided to build a sailboat he had been designing since completing a Westlawn School of Yacht Design correspondence course in the 60’s. With $400-worth of fiberglass and wood, some rigging and hardware left over from a Soling of Bob’s, he built the 24′ x 9′ wide RAGTIME on weekends in his 3 car garage at his home in Stonington, Connecticut. During the summer of 1976, with an all family crew aboard, RAGTIME beat everything in sight. Rod realized he had created something special.

Enter Everett Pearson, the owner of Tillotson Pearson, Inc, a highly respected boat builder in Warren Rhode Island. He was quite taken with Rod’s design and agreed to produce the boat on spec in return for the U.S. building rights. Display ads in Soundings got the word out. That winter they set up a makeshift factory in an old textile mill in nearby Fall River, Massachusetts, and began producing J/24s.

Enter the marketing experience of brother Bob, a vice president of marketing at AMF/Alcort (the makers of Sunfish sailboats at the time). He saw the potential in the boat Rod had designed. From 1975 to 1977, Bob had helped to take Alcort from the red into the black, and then began trying to convince AMF to start producing a boat similar to the J/24. But, he says, in spite of overwhelming market research results showing 50% purchase intent in a boat like the J/24 , AMF really didn’t care anything about gaining share of market or investing any more in sailing. So, in February of 1977, at age 43, Bob left AMF and threw in his lot with J/Boats.

With Rod contributing the design and his prototype ‘Ragtime’ and Bob investing $20,000 to cover start-up costs, office space, and advertising, their 50-50 partnership was launched. Hoping to sell 50 J/24s that first year, they sold 75 in 1977. The business has grown significantly since; each successive year marks unique achievements in the sport and industry.

The next generation of Johnstones has been at the helm since 1988, while founders Rod and Bob continue to contribute in the areas of their strength, design and marketing. Since 1992, Jeff (President) & Alan (Chief Designer) have managed company operations & sales from J/Boats Headquarters in Newport, RI while a total of four of Bob & Rod’s sons (Jeff, Alan, Stu and Drake) serve on J/Boats, Inc. Board of Director

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List Your Boat With Bluenose Yacht Sales

Fill out the form below and we will get back to you within 12 hours with a free no-obligation appraisal of your boat and a comprehensive marketing strategy.
  • Your experience with BYS is important to me. We will get back to you in a prompt and courteous fashion, and we will not contact you more than you require.
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We sell more, because we proactively market with:

1) Multiple yacht brokerage MLS sites,
2) Google ad words,
3) Monthly full page ads in many trade magazines,
4) Attending many boat and trade shows, and
5) Having one of the most visited web sites in this industry.

Selling your boat should be a smooth process especially if you chose the right broker and brokerage firm.

At Bluenose Yacht Sales we take pride in listing your boat. We take the time to research and understand the market, create a potential buyer profile, and aggressively market your listing with greater professionalism than many others.

Following our two page selling guide helps to prepare your boat for showings. That is the FIRST key step.

Secondly, we will discuss with you detailed reports showing what other similar boats have sold for. This is very important to understand what is a realistic selling price versus asking price.

We also like to know your timetable for selling and then collectively we will mutually agree on the best selling price we believe the market will support given your timetable and market research.

Some additional reasons why we are well suited to market and sell your boat include:

  • You will receive professional quality photography.
  • We will try to include video clips of your boat and we will post them to our Youtube channel.
  • Check out some of our current listings to see they are well written, professional, and thorough.
  • Our website has dedicated URL pages for each listing with metatags designed for search engines.
  • We can send you monthly reports of showings and activity combined with advice on market value.
  • We will strategize with you on suggestions to maximize your selling price while reducing your selling time.
  • Our website advertising, print media, and nationwide relationships are very extensive.
  • Finally, we will be sure the final transaction is smooth and properly documented.

Sold Boat Reports

Please provide the information below, and we will send you a FREE report of boats recently sold that are similar to yours.
  • Glenn Walters, Bluenose YachtsYour experience with BYS is important to me. We will get back to you in a prompt and courteous fashion, and we will not contact you more than you require.
  • Please include boat make/model, year, length and condition
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

1% DISCOUNT On Any Boat Purchased Worldwide

  • Either I or my experienced broker staff will find your next brokerage boat anywhere in the world and we will rebate you 1% of the purchase price upon closing.

    With decades of experience we will assist you during your purchasing process by sending you qualified ideas of boats based on your criteria because we believe your time is valuable, and we will not waste it. You are under no obligation to purchase, but if you decide to purchase your next boat using a BYS broker we will rebate you back 1% of the purchase price upon closing.

    Simple as that; you save 1% on your purchase price and we save you time and effort to find you right boat.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Featured Listings


Yacht Info
Frans Maas Expedition Yacht75'
Frans Maas Expedition Yacht
$159,000
Abeking & Rasmussen Custom Yawl67'
Abeking & Rasmussen Custom Yawl
$395,000
Jeanneau JY 6464'
Jeanneau JY 64
$1,120,700
Jeanneau 5858'
Jeanneau 58
$695,100
Jeanneau JY5454'
Jeanneau JY54
$509,000
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54 DS54'
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54 DS
$239,800
Hatteras 53 Motor Yacht53'
Hatteras 53 Motor Yacht
$189,000
Beneteau 52352'
Beneteau 523
$268,900
Morris 5151'
Morris 51
$495,000
Jeanneau JY5151'
Jeanneau JY51
$575,800
Jeanneau JY5151'
Jeanneau JY51
$409,100
Beneteau Oceanis 5050'
Beneteau Oceanis 50
$289,000
Ta Shing Orion 5050'
Ta Shing Orion 50
$189,000
Able Apogee 5050'
Able Apogee 50
$495,000
Jeanneau 51950'
Jeanneau 519
$385,900
Jeanneau 4949'
Jeanneau 49
$234,900
Jeanneau 49049'
Jeanneau 490
$347,400
Catalina 47047'
Catalina 470
$199,800
Alan Warwick Custom Offshore Sloop47'
Alan Warwick Custom Offshore Sloop
$339,000
Jeanneau 47946'
Jeanneau 479
$319,800

Sailboats


Some of these listings may be centrally listed with another broker, and are offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients. It is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

Yacht Info
1997 Hinckley / Alden60'
1997 Hinckley / Alden
$1,250,000
2012 Beneteau60'
2012 Beneteau
$419,142
2016 Beneteau60'
2016 Beneteau
$799,900
2010 Shannon60'
2010 Shannon
$1,188,900
1993 Hinckley59'
1993 Hinckley
$650,000
2018 Jeanneau58'
2018 Jeanneau
$695,100
Jeanneau 5858'
Jeanneau 58
$695,100
2003 Tayana58'
2003 Tayana
$475,000
2012 Passport58'
2012 Passport
$1,245,000
2011 Beneteau58'
2011 Beneteau
$599,000
2006 Beneteau57'
2006 Beneteau
$475,000
2009 Beneteau57'
2009 Beneteau
$475,000
2004 Beneteau57'
2004 Beneteau
$495,000
2015 Beneteau56'
2015 Beneteau
$659,000
2003 Cabo Rico56'
2003 Cabo Rico
$575,000
2015 Beneteau55'
2015 Beneteau
$659,000
2015 Beneteau55'
2015 Beneteau
$675,000
2001 Beneteau First55'
2001 Beneteau First
$175,000
2016 Beneteau55'
2016 Beneteau
$540,000
2013 Beneteau55'
2013 Beneteau
$567,000

Power Boats


Some of these listings may be centrally listed with another broker, and are offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients. It is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

Yacht Info
2007 Grand Banks59'
2007 Grand Banks
$1,750,000
2005 Grand Banks58'
2005 Grand Banks
$1,495,000
1999 Nordhavn57'
1999 Nordhavn
$775,000
2017 Prestige56'
2017 Prestige
$1,795,000
2015 Prestige55'
2015 Prestige
$1,110,000
2008 Fleming55'
2008 Fleming
$1,499,000
2013 Prestige Yachts55'
2013 Prestige Yachts
$849,900
2015 Prestige55'
2015 Prestige
$974,900
1999 Little Harbor55'
1999 Little Harbor
$200,000
2015 Prestige55'
2015 Prestige
$1,025,000
2000 Fleming55'
2000 Fleming
$740,000
2014 Prestige55'
2014 Prestige
$899,900
2015 Prestige55'
2015 Prestige
$929,000
2016 Prestige55'
2016 Prestige
$997,500
2017 Prestige55'
2017 Prestige
$1,195,000
2014 Prestige55'
2014 Prestige
$895,000
2008 Grand Banks54'
2008 Grand Banks
$849,000
2004 Grand Banks54'
2004 Grand Banks
$850,000
2014 Grand Banks54'
2014 Grand Banks
$1,895,000
2007 Grand Banks54'
2007 Grand Banks
$749,000

List Your Boat With Bluenose Yacht Sales

Fill out the form below and we will get back to you within 12 hours with a free no-obligation appraisal of your boat and a comprehensive marketing strategy.
  • Your experience with BYS is important to me. We will get back to you in a prompt and courteous fashion, and we will not contact you more than you require.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

warantee-header

We sell more, because we proactively market with:

1) Multiple yacht brokerage MLS sites,
2) Google ad words,
3) Monthly full page ads in many trade magazines,
4) Attending many boat and trade shows, and
5) Having one of the most visited web sites in this industry.

Selling your boat should be a smooth process especially if you chose the right broker and brokerage firm.

At Bluenose Yacht Sales we take pride in listing your boat. We take the time to research and understand the market, create a potential buyer profile, and aggressively market your listing with greater professionalism than many others.

Following our two page selling guide helps to prepare your boat for showings. That is the FIRST key step.

Secondly, we will discuss with you detailed reports showing what other similar boats have sold for. This is very important to understand what is a realistic selling price versus asking price.

We also like to know your timetable for selling and then collectively we will mutually agree on the best selling price we believe the market will support given your timetable and market research.

Some additional reasons why we are well suited to market and sell your boat include:

  • You will receive professional quality photography.
  • We will try to include video clips of your boat and we will post them to our Youtube channel.
  • Check out some of our current listings to see they are well written, professional, and thorough.
  • Our website has dedicated URL pages for each listing with metatags designed for search engines.
  • We can send you monthly reports of showings and activity combined with advice on market value.
  • We will strategize with you on suggestions to maximize your selling price while reducing your selling time.
  • Our website advertising, print media, and nationwide relationships are very extensive.
  • Finally, we will be sure the final transaction is smooth and properly documented.

Sold Boat Reports

Please provide the information below, and we will send you a FREE report of boats recently sold that are similar to yours.
  • Glenn Walters, Bluenose YachtsYour experience with BYS is important to me. We will get back to you in a prompt and courteous fashion, and we will not contact you more than you require.
  • Please include boat make/model, year, length and condition
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

1% DISCOUNT On Any Boat Purchased Worldwide

  • Either I or my experienced broker staff will find your next brokerage boat anywhere in the world and we will rebate you 1% of the purchase price upon closing.

    With decades of experience we will assist you during your purchasing process by sending you qualified ideas of boats based on your criteria because we believe your time is valuable, and we will not waste it. You are under no obligation to purchase, but if you decide to purchase your next boat using a BYS broker we will rebate you back 1% of the purchase price upon closing.

    Simple as that; you save 1% on your purchase price and we save you time and effort to find you right boat.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.