J/97E ‘MAÑANA’ was launched in January 2018 and has been very well maintained and lightly sailed in Pittwater by the owner and his wife.

MAÑANA is ready to sail-away with a comprehensive instrument and sail package. Due to her young age and light usage, MAÑANA offers a very low maintenance package for her new owner. She was slipped and re-antifouled plus engine serviced in March 2020. We can offer private one-on-one viewings and live facetime/skype inspections. See below for further information, or contact us.

The J/97E delivers a superior quality sailing experience, combining a high performance, easily driven hull with headroom and family cruising accommodation. The J/97E cockpit features full length seats with back rests and finger light tiller steering. All sailing controls including adjustable backstay, mainsheet and traveller are within reach of the helmsperson to make the boat very easy to manage. A retractable carbon bow sprit, roller furling non-overlapping jib and masthead asymmetric spinnaker allows superb all-around performance without the need for numerous skilled crew. The low VCG lead keel provides exceptional upwind stability combining a swept back leading edge and moderate 1.9m draft. For those keen on racing, the J/97E is a proven winner on both AMS and IRC, locally and worldwide, plus previous winner of ‘IRC Boat of the Year’ Award.

The J/97E’s interior conveys a feeling of space and comfort with large overhead hatches, cabin windows and portlights over the settees. The saloon layout features two settees, table with wine storage and fold down leaves, galley with fridge, storage, s/s sink, 2 burner gas stove with oven, plus a forward-facing navigation station. Up forward is a comfortable open V-berth with storage. Starboard side aft is an enclosed head with shower, wash basin, holding tank and storage for wet gear. Port side aft is the private owner’s cabin with storage. There is also a large lazarette accessed from the cockpit to store your racing and cruising gear.

In summary, the J/97E is easily driven, fast, easily handled, genuinely fun to sail and truly a multi-purpose yacht. Form follows function in good sailboat design and the J/97E is no exception. See below for full specs.

Price:      AU $238,000

Vessel Name:      Manana

Launch Year:        2018

Length:  31′ 6″ – 9.61m

Beam:    3.35m

Draft:      1.9m

Displacement:     3.75mt

Build: Baltek Contourkore end grained balsa composite construction using biaxial and unidirectional glass with vinylester resin on the outer hull layer for 10 year warranty against hull blisters. Patented “SCRIMP” resin infusion system molding process for optimum laminate strength

Engine:  D1-20 Volvo Diesel

Engine Hours:     115

Fuel:       50L

Dinghy:     Mercury 200 Inflatable

Covers:  Canvas boat cover, sun awning, boom cover, lazy jacks, sprayhood (easily removable), lifeline covers, forward hatch cover

Toilet:    Yes, with holding tank

Accommodation:  Private owners cabin aft. Open double v-berth forward. Spacious seating area with drop leaf table and wine storage. Ultra suede fabric on all berths and cabin cushions. Forward facing nav station with storage.

Berths:  6

Galley:  L-shaped galley with gimballed gas stove with 2 burners and oven. Stainless steel sink. Storage under sink and cabinets outboard.

Refrigeration:      12V Fridge (90L)

Safety Gear:         Lifebuoy, v-sheet, horn, fire blanket, torch, 2 buckets, Epirb

Bilge Pumps:       One manual operated from cockpit. One auto/manual operated from below.

Electrics:               1x AGM 75AH house battery and 1x AGM 70AH engine battery.

Electronics:          Raymarine wireless sail pack including speed and depth transducer, hull transmitter, wind transducer, 2x Dual maxi mast displays, Raymarine VHF52.

Sail Inventory:    Kevlar mainsail with sliders, #2 kevlar jib, #4 kevlar jib, A5 spinnaker

Mast / Rigging:  Tapered alloy mast with double spreaders. Dyform rigging.

Deck Gear:   Two Harken 46.2 primary winches, two Harken 35.2 halyard winches, Harken adjustable mainsheet traveller, Harken adjustable jib travellers, 4 spinnaker sheet blocks, jib inhaulers, 2 spinnaker halyards, one jib halyard, Harken furler, rigid vang with cascade purchase, retractable carbon bowsprit in watertight housing, opening gates in lifelines, removable bow roller, bow and stern mooring cleats.

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