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.
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.