53’ J/160 Sapphire

53’ J/160 Sapphire

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53’ J/160 Sapphire
The J/160, designed by Rod Johnstone and built from 1996 to 2000, is a big but speedy cruising yacht of superior construction and performance. Sapphire – an example for sale locally here in Seattle – represents the best of the best of the offshore performance cruiser. With her J/Boat pedigree and composite hull combined with her upgrades, structural integrity, cruising comfort, exquisite interior, single-handed ease and performance, she stands out from all other racing or cruising yachts of this size.
53’ J/160 Sapphire specs

Located at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle, Sapphire is among the last J/160s built. She comes with custom Hall Spars engineering on her carbon mast to allow for an inner forestay and other cruising comforts. With a three-cabin layout, large galley, and ample salon space, her interior offers unsurpassed cruising comfort for the entire family and friends to enjoy. At 53′ long, the J/160 is not modest, but all sail handling is within the helmsperson’s reach, making it ideal for single-handed sailor or for the cruising couple who also want some space with their pace and grace.

Listed at $449,000 at Sail Northwest, she’s a must-see and at the ready to satisfy a sailor’s racing or cruising dreams.

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Schelleen Rathkopf is Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine and Owner and Producer of Whidbey Island Race Week (now Point Roberts Race Week). She is also the producer of the SHE Regatta, a new all women regatta in Seattle.

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