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1991 J Boat J 44, J/44, J-44, 44 - 44'

Year 1991
Length 44ft.
Price USD $159,000
Type: Pre-owned
Location Seattle, WA, United States
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Single
Contact Information
Beam: 13 ft 10 in
Max Draft: 8 ft 1 in
Draft Drive Up: Direct Drive
Displacement: 22000 lbs
Engine(s): Yanmar
Hours: 2007
Engine(s) HP: 63 HP
Keel Type: Fin

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Keel: Fin
LOA: 44 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 10 in
LWL: 39 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 8 ft 1 in
Displacement: 22000 lbs
Ballast: 9000 lbs
Total Power: 63 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2007
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 63 HP


Marilyn has a two cabin two head layout.  Including the pilot berths in the salon, she comfortably sleeps up to 8 people in two double and four single bunks.  Entrance from the companionway is down 4 easy steps.  Headroom is 6' 4" in the salon.  Her interior is a bright and airy Herreschoff style, white bulkheads with wood trim.  Teak wood slats are mounted on the side ceiling in both salon and cabins.  The sole is a traditional teak and holly.  All the cabinets have teak louvered doors.  There is an abundance of natural light from large overhead hatches and through a combination of side deck windows and opening port lights.  The overall feel is bright, open and comfortable.

Vessel interior walk through starting forward and working aft.

The Forward Cabin is considered the master (though the aft Q-berth does give it a run for her money).  The water tight bow section is sealed with a hatch and extends far enough aft to make the v-berth a very generous size.  The v-berth is split with a removable insert.  The bunk itself is 7’ long and a good 7’ wide at the aft end.  With the insert removed there is a bench seat separating the bunk.  There is abundant storage under berth.  Port and starboard shelves run the length of the bunk.  Teak slats line the inner hull on either side of the bunk.  Overhead is a large Lewmar hatch with integrated Ocean Air style screen and shade.  Continuing aft in this spacious cabin there is room to move and stand!  Just aft of the bunk to starboard is a large shelf with two drawers, and two cabinets under.  Above is a large shelved cabinet which houses the Jensen CD/stereo receiver.  Moving further aft is a large hanging locker with shelf above.  On the interior side of the cabin door is a full height mirror.  Aft of the v-berth to port is access to the forward head.  This spacious cabin works well and is comfortable with excellent light and ventilation.

The Forward Head can be accessed either from the forward cabin or through the main salon.  This space includes a separate stand up shower stall.  The Raritan manual head is located in the forward half of the head space.  There is a molded sink with a movable shower style faucet that pulls out.  Under the sink gives access to the through hull for the sink drain, the head overboard and raw water draw.  Above and outboard is a large cabinet with mirrored sliders with a shelf above.  Aft is the separate shower stall.  The stall has a door giving entrance to the salon with a shower curtain to partition off the shower from the head itself.   This stand up stall also has a large teak bench seat.  The mast is located in this space.  The shower itself is on a hose and be used by hand or hung like a traditional shower.

Aft of the forward cabin and head is the Main Salon.  This is a no nonsense space with port and starboard 6’ 6” long settees and pilot berth located above and outboard of the settees.  The salon table is the proven J-boat drop leaf table, with a removable cup holder section that has additional storage under.   The salon table easily seats 6 (more if you’re friendly!) Behind the settee seat backs is ample storage.  Under the settees are the water tanks.  Overhead can be found hand rails to port, starboard and on centerline.  A large opening hatch provides light and ventilation.  Overhead dome lights and 4 reading lights provide artificial illumination.

The Navigator’s Table is located to starboard just aft of the main salon.  This a large nav table.   Like most navigation tables there is storage under the table and drawers under opening inboard.  Outboard is a large storage nook.  The electrical breakers, Garmin plotter, Standard Horizon VHF, B&G MFD display and ships barometer are located at the navigators table. 

Across from the Navigator’s table on the port side is the J-shaped galley.  This is a great seagoing galley, with plenty of counter space and storage.  The deep stainless double sink is located on center.  Under the sink is a large cabinet space and integrated trash bin.  The three burner Force 10 stove is located outboard with the deep top loading fridge/freezer just forward of the stove.  Three drawers are located forward.  Outboard a large cabinet runs the length of the galley.  This is a no-compromise galley space. 

The Aft Quarter Cabin is to starboard just aft of the navigators table.  This guest cabin is a close second to the forward cabin when it comes to comfort and space.  The cabin sports a large double bunk with a bench seat just forward.  There is storage under the bench seat.  There is a modest hanging locker forward.   Similar to the forward cabin, a shelf has two large drawers under with a cabinet located above.  There are 4 opening port lights and a small overhead opening hatch providing excellent ventilation for this space.  a removable panel gives access to the starboard side of the engine with a large drawer for additional storage located above.  Under the bunk is the diesel tank.  A removable panel in the aft portion of the cabin provides easy access to the autopilot ram and steering quadrant.

Moving to the port side of the boat, just aft of the galley, is the Aft Head.  The aft head is compact,  efficient and serves as a pass through to the “Garage” lazarette. The toilet is a Raritan manual unit.  The integrated sink has a faucet that also serves as a second shower.  The area serves as a wet locker with a dedicated space outboard with hangers for such. 

Aft of the head is the J-boat signature Lazarette storage space often termed as the Garage.  The garage is a very large storage space that has access through the port cockpit seat or, as previously mentioned, through the aft head.  This space easily serves as a sail locker and provides access to mechanical systems such as the PYI dripless shaft seal, water heater etc. 

Marilyn’s interior, though not new, shows extremely well, and like her exterior is clean, devoid of smell and is clean behind the scenes.   This boat has benefited from excellent ownership and it shows.

2-cabin, 2-head layout

Louvered Cabinet doors

Teak and Holly Sole

Herreschoff interior

(2) fans, one in forward and aft cabins

Separate enclosed showers stall in forward head

Reading lights in all cabins

Hydravent matts under forward and aft cabin cushions

Drop leaf table with cup holders (seats 6)

Screens for hatches and port lights

Hull & Deck

The J-44 is robustly built and carries +A1 offshore yacht classification.   They are built to cross oceans.  Marilyn has a white hull accented with red boot and cove stripes.  The deck is white with a grey molded nonskid.    The gelcoat is in excellent shape and the hull and deck show extremely well.  Since purchased in 2007, Marilyn has been hauled every summer at CSR boatyard, where she was inspected, bottom painted, zincs and any major or minor repairs (gelcoat dings, re-bedding hardware etc) were addressed.    In addition to that, in 2011 the rudder bearing were replaced with Jefa rudder bearings.  Most recently Marilyn just came out of the yard (September of 2014) where she received a new coat of bottom paint.

Single removable stainless anchor roller

Teak toe rails on foredeck

White deck with grey molded nonskid

White hull with red boot and cove stripes

Harken Adjustable genoa led cars

Toerail track with cars and blocks

(7) Opening Lewmar hatches on deck

(10) Sheet stoppers on cabin top

Option to have lines led to cockpit or mast base depending on race or cruise mode

(4) Dorade vents

Coated double lifelines with port and starboard lifeline gates

Anchor storage compartment on deck for Danforth style anchor

(2) Barient 27 Self tailing winches at mast

Teak hand rails on cabin top and foredeck

Dodger with window covers

(2) Barient 32 self-tailing winches on cabin top

(2) Barient 37 Primary self-tailing primary winches

(2) Barient 27 Self tailing mainsheet winches

(4) winch handle holders in cockpit

Teak decking in cockpit

Deck mounted sheet stopper for furling line

Lifeline gate at transom

Stainless folding swim ladder at transom

Leather covered steering wheel with canvas cover

H/C freshwater shower in cockpit

New Jefa rudder bearings (2011)

Electronics & Navigation

B&G instruments new 2005

B&G Hydra 2000 sailing instruments

B&G Hydra FFD at Navigation Table

B&G Hydra Autopilot

(3) B&G 20/20 displays mounted on mast

(2) B&G Hydra 2000 FFD displays at helm

(2) B&G analog wind indicator at helm

Airmar CS 4500 Ultrasonic speed sensor (2014)

AT-120 SSB Automatic Tuner

Garmin 2010C GPS Color Chart Plotter at Nav (2005)

Standard Horizon Spectrum + VHF at Nav

Icom IC-M34 handheld VHF

Standard Horizon RAM Mic for VHF use in cockpit

Insulated Backstay

(2) Ritchie deck mounted compasses to port and starboard of helm.

Jensen Stereo/CD player/receiver with remote.

Bose Interior Speakers

Weems & Plath Barometer

Ritchie Binnacle compass


New Wiring in 2006

Bass Breaker Panel for AC and DC circuits (2006)

Xantrex Link 20 battery monitor

Digital displays for DC and AC voltage and amperage

Statpower true charge 20amp 3 stage battery charger (2006)

(2) Group 27 gel 88 AH (176 AH total) house batteries (2011)

Group 27 gel 88 AH start battery (2011)

(2) 50' 30 amp shore power cords

DEI Fail-Safe galvanic isolator (2009)


Since the current owners purchased Marilyn in 2007 the engine oil has been changed every 25 to 30 hours, fuel filter every 100 hours, and transmission oil changed every 100 hours.  The last valve adjustment was done in 2010 at 1850 hours.

Yanmar 63 hp turbo diesel engine with 2007 hours

Max prop feather propeller (2007)

PYI Dripless shaft seal (2007)

Sea Frost engine and AC powered refrigeration/freezer

Rule 2000 Electric bilge pump with automatic float switch in bilge

(2)Rule 500 bilge pumps with auto switch for shower sumps

Force 10 3 burner propane marine stove/oven (2005)

Frigidaire De-humidifier

(2) Raritan heads (2006)

H/C cold pressure water

Atlantic marine hot water heater

Manual bilge pump on deck

Sails & Rigging

In 2009 the mast was pulled stripped, inspected and re-painted white.  At that time a New Manta VHF antenna was added along with Orca LED anchor light.  The standing rigging was replaced in 2006 as well. 

Harken Roller furler

Carbon spinnaker pole

Hall Spar triples spreader aluminum spar with discontinuous rod rigging (re-built 2005)

Standing rigging replaced 2005

Navtec Hydraulic rigid vang

Harken Track and car on mast for spinnaker pole

Harken adjustable genoa lead tracks

Harken windward sheeting mainsheet traveler

Navtec Hydraulic backstay

Doyle Stack Pack mainsail cover and lazy jacks

Insulated backstay


North Sails Carbon racing main (2006 used once)

Quantum Spectra Full Battened cruising mainsail

Quantum Spectra Cruising Roller Furling Jib

Sobstad light #1

Sobstad Heavy #1 newer genoa

Sobstad Heavy #1 older genoa

Sobstad #2 genoa

Sobstad #3 genoa

UK #4 heavy weather jib

#4 Delivery jib

Spinnaker Staysail

Sobstad .5 oz Poly spinnaker

Sobstad .6 oz Poly spinnaker

Sobstad 30/20 nylon spinnaker

Sobstad .7 oz Poly spinnaker

Sobstad .75 oz Nylon spinnaker

Sobstad 1.5 oz Nylon spinnaker

Miscellaneous & Safety

Air dry small de-humidifier

Ships Bell

(3) space heaters

Miele Vacuum Cleaner

Magma propane BBQ

Life sling mounted on stern pulpit

Life saver buoy mounted on pulpit

Aqua Pro SMR 901 Aluminum RIB dinghy (2006)

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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