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2001 J Boats J/42



The J/42 has become legendary for ease of operation and impressive stability. This design has won nearly every major cruising canvas race in the Caribbean as well as the Annapolis-Newport Race.   The original J/42 was further refined in the J/42 “L” to include features sought by the cruising sailor who plans to make the boat a home.

The interior of the J/42L is elegantly finished in varnished cherry with paneled doors. Interior hull surfaces in staterooms are lined with cherry battens. An “L” shaped settee with pullout double-berth to port, fold-up main cabin table with storage rack and redesigned settees create an entirely new and more spacious main cabin. The forepeak cabin is changed to include a fixed double-V berth with drawers and lockers underneath plus full-length shelves with higher fiddles and a centerline cabinet above the berths. Similar changes were made in the aft double-cabin.

My favorite feature is the Stainless Bimini-Arch. Instead of having GPS, Radar, etc. on separate mounts off the stern rail and a floppy canvas Bimini; Thurston (Wickford, RI) made a rigid stainless Bimini with a lightweight fiberglass top. Mounted on top is a solar panel array, radar, and all antennas, which provides better protection while at the helm and a more elegant solution to the jungle of accessories normally found on cruising boats.

Hejira is a 2002 J/42L with a carbon rig and shoal draft keel. She has been well maintained and upgraded by knowledgable owners. Over this past winter, she benefited from $9000 of electrical upgrades, including:

  • Two Lifeline Battery AGM GPL 4DL 12V 210AH 2 and Victron DC-DC Orion TR Smart Charger–$4,944.54
  • Victron Inverter/Charger Multi Plus 12V/3000W- 120V 1 with  Victron Remote Multi Control GX  –$4032.33
  • Balmar Regulator MC-618 with Balmar Temperature Probes for Alternator and Batteries –$980.66

Aside from the electrical work, she was also recently upgraded with the following:

  • Sanded, Re-glassed and Painted Topsides (2018) – No crazing in hull!
  • Spectra water maker (2018)
  • Replaced forward head hoses and macerator pump (2020)
  • New Sea Frost refrigerator and freezer (2022)
  • New solar panels (2022)
  • New Raymarine electronics (2023)


Schedule a visit to see HEJIRA in person! She will be bouncing around the Northeast for the remainder of the season. We can bring her to you, or find a place to meet in the middle.

Location: Newport, RI

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    12' 2"
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2001 J Boats J/42

$167,500  |  length: 42  | Newport, RI


  • Raymarine Axiom 9 MFD (2023)
  • Raymarine Radar (2023)
  • Raymarine AIS-700 (2023)
  • Raymarine ST6000+ Autopilot
  • 3 x Raymarine Multifunction Displays at Companionway (2023)
  • B&G VHF w/ Remote (2023)
  • Fusion Stereo w/ Sirius Antenna (2023)
  • Cockpit Speakers
  • Salon Speakers


  • Espar Diesel Heater (needs service)
  • Spectra Water Maker (2018)
  • Lewmar Electric Windlass (solenoid and motor replaced 2018)
  • Lewmar Anchor w/ Swivel, 150' Chain and 200' Rode
  • Deckwash
  • Custom Freezer under salon berth w/ new compressor
  • Heart Inverter/Charger w/ Link 2000
  • Victron Smart Energy Battery Monitor (2023)
  • 2 Solar Panels (2022)
  • Wind Generator
  • Forward Head Hoses and Macerator Pump (new 2020)


  • Double Stainless Steel Sink
  • Raw Water Pump
  • Fresh Water Pump w/ Seagull Filter
  • Hot and Cold Pressurized Water (Fresh Water Pump new 2023)
  • SeaFrost Refrigeration (compressor replaced 2022)
  • Force 10 Propane Stove and Oven


  • Doyle Mainsail w/ Dutchman System (2017)
  • Doyle 95% Jib (2017)
  • 120% Genoa
  • North Sails Gennaker w/ Top Down Furler (2022)
  • 2 x Symmetrical Spinnakers
  • Dodger
  • Insert
  • Custom Hard Bimini
  • Mainsail Cover
  • Cockpit Cushions


  • Carbon Double Spreader Mast
  • Rod Rigging (Inspected in 2017)
  • Halyards replaced 2016
  • Hydraulic Backstay
  • Vang
  • Inner Forestay
  • Spinnaker Pole


  • Yanmar 8 hp Dinghy Motor
  • Inflatable Dinghy
  • Cockpit Table
  • Hella Fans in Salon and Cabins
  • 12v AGM Engine Battery
  • 6v "Golf Cart" House Batteries

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Email: Brettl@mcmyacht.com
Call: (401) 216-8084

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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