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1990 J Boats J 44

17 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

The J-44 is the perfect Sailboat.. Live-aboard comfort, easily managed by two, with offshore durability and speed to win Fastnet and Sydney-Hobart.

That is the way the J-boat website starts with these boats. Bob Perry has said the J-44 is the perfect combination of speed, comfort and ease of handling. With all this going for them a look at En Fuego III is a must. The current owner has gone through her from stem to stern, look at the extensive list of updated equipment including a bow thruster! One sail on a real boat like this and you will never go back!


J/44 was inspired by an analysis of the 1988 Newport to Bermuda Race which determined that dual-purpose racer/cruisers between 41 and 45 feet were the most popular offshore type and size. Since introduction, J/44 has become the most successful large, offshore American yacht design ever, with a total of 67boats launched. Owners in 14 countries have amassed an enviable record of ocean passages, regatta wins and logged numerous cruising adventures. They get together for owner-steered, one design events on both coasts in the and on the Great Lakes.

The J/44 Class Association is an active group of dedicated and outstanding sailors who add greatly to the satisfaction of sailing the perfect boat. One example of this innovation is shown in the image above. Each J/44 races with sails that are owned by the class association. These are rotated from boat to boat throughout each designated class event insuring fair one-design racing. This allows owners added value through volume bidding from sailmakers, while at the same time keeping the lid on replacement costs and/or ‘sky-is-the-limit’ budgets. Most owners have a set of PHRF sails that are used for non-class regattas.

Among her many honors and accolades, the J/44 is the first class to be given a separate start at the Newport-Bermuda Race for the past several races. J/44 class racing today is competitive Corinthian yacht racing at its best with first class social gatherings.

Equipment on Board:

Deck Equipment
Double Bow Roller new in 2006
Schaeffer 3100 Roller furl system new in 2005
New anchor windlass with 2 way controls in 2005
Andersen electric winch main halyard new in 2006
Hull and spars painted in 2003
Keel faired in 2003
Soft running backstays new in 2004
New custom Dodger from Compass Rose in 2007
Dripless shaft seal
Eight SS self tailing winches
S/S OB motor/MOB hoist/OB bracket on stern rail
New custom Folding swim ladder on stern
Three blade Maxprop
Bow thruster installed in 2006
Teleflex Motor control new in 2006
Cockpit cushions
Hydraulic vang and backstay adjuster
Harken 560-5 Traveler Track w/Harken Car & 564/565 Traveler control
Harken 587 adjustable Genoa car systems
All chainplates lightning grounded

Raymarine RL 70C Chartplotter at Helm with custom S/S mount
Raymarine RL 70C Chartplotter at lower nav station installed in 2003
Raymarine 2kw Radar with canting mount on backstay
Icom IC-M59 VHF
VHF Ram Mic in cockpit
B&G Hydra 2000 Depth Sounder
B&G Hydra 2000 Knot meter & Knot Log
B&G Hydra 2000 Repeaters in Nav station and in Cockpit

Latest Additions
Anchor Chain G-4 5/16″ 250′ w/50′ rope rope (2008)
Anchor wash down pump (2010)
Rebuilt Windlass (2010)
Fore spar 13-24 Whisker pole wack (2010)
Rebuilt Wind Anemonitor (2011)
LED Navigation Lights (2011)
LED Anchor Light (2010)
Running Rigging (85 09/2010)
Stainless Steel Dorades (2008)
Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS (2010)
Custom Boarding Ladder (2012)
ICOM M504 w/Commander Remote (2010)
Katadyn Watermaker Power Survivor 40E w/Cruising Kit (2010)
Rebuilt Turbo, Raw Water Pump and Heat Exchanger (2011)
Stainless Steel Life Lines (2009)
LED Interior Lights (2010)
Sunbrella Boat Cover – Mast to Stern (2009)
Two Mobi Radar Reflectors (2009)
ACR – EPRIB (2008)
C Map Charts to Western Caribbean
Window Screens and Hatch Door Netting
Jabsco Freshwater Pump (2009)

High output (second) alternator 2005
(5) total Gel Batteries
Xantrex 1500 inverter/charger 2005 & second independent charger
Mechanical refrigerator compressor for Seafrost 2006 & 110v
Sony AM/FM/CD w/10 disc changer new 2000
Cell phone booster system
Galvanic Isolator
Refinished all floors 2003
Hot and cold pressure water system
Seagull filter in galley with separate foot pump
Fans in all cabins
Diesel Espar heating system new in 2005
Two Vacuflush heads and large rigid holding tanks new 2004 with overboard electric pumps
12 gallon hot water tank
7 cu. Ft. double top ice box, SeaFrost refrigeration w/engine drive & shore power assist 110v
3 burner Force 10 stove, broiler & oven LPG
Double Stainless sink
Shore water assist
2 heads-owner cabin w/stall shower & port aft w/access to lazarette locker
Electric sump pumps for showers
Yanmar 62 hp Turbo
Rebuilt Turbo, Raw Water Pum & Heat Exchanger (2011)
40 Gallon Fuel Tank to Stbd
Additional SS 40 gallon fuel tank port side added in (2006) 80 Gallons total

North Sails Full Batten Main-Harken Battcar system (good condition)
North Sails Dacron Cruising Jib Sail on roller furling (good condition)
Dacron Jib (with Hanks)
Dacron Drifter (with Hanks)
Asymmetrical spinnaker with ATN sock sleeve
UK Lazy mainsail cov

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I do my best to post the most accurate information I can find, but please be aware that information here may be incorrect. If you have any comments about this boat, corrections to the specifications listed, or can provide additional information or photos, please use the comment form below and share what you can. I will update information as it becomes available.

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