Questions? Call us! (206) 378-1110
$129,000 USD
35ft 0in

The J/109 should be on your short list for owning a racer/cruiser that is fully capable in both categories. Pelagic handles remarkably well, as any self-respecting J-Boat should. Her almost vertical bow, flat shear line and open transom allude to her performance but sitting in the cockpit or main salon you can easily transition into cruising mode. Pelagic sails well in little wind and putting her retractable carbon pole to use, flying the asymmetrical spinnaker is a breeze for an afternoon sail or around the buoys for a weekend regatta. Even Bob Perry agrees; in his review for Sailing magazine “A well-designed 35-footer that does it all.”

Pelagic has been outfitted primarily for performance cruising in the PNW. She has a Wallas cabin heater, refrigeration, hot water heater and 160 watts of solar to keep the batteries topped up. The interior layout has a full galley, two cabins and single head. Her main cabin has 6’ of headroom, lots of daylight and a cozy salon for about 6 people, 8 if you’re friendly.

Name of vessel Pelagic
Model J/109
Year 2003
Builder J/Boats / TPI
Designer Rod Johnstone
Price $129,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 35
Beam (feet) 11.4
Draft (feet) 7
Displacement (pounds) 10900
Ballast (pounds) 3900
Engine model Yanmar 3GM30FC
Engine horsepower 27
Engine hours 1121
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 23
Water tank capacity (gallons) 32
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 10

Interior Accommodations

Pelagic’s interior is finished in wood, laminate and white molded fiberglass surfaces for an elegant and easy to maintain vessel. The upholstery throughout is a tasteful black chenille style. Numerous opening ports and hatches provide excellent ventilation. She will sleep six in two private cabins and two settee bunks.  

Starting forward, the forward cabin with V-berth is the master stateroom. Good headroom, light and ventilation make this space a comfortable accommodation. Beneath the V-berth is wide open storage space for sails and other large items, easily accessed via the hinged bunk boards. Shelves run along the hulls sides to port and starboard above the berth. Aft and to starboard is a locker with shelves. Opposite to port is a hanging locker. There are two reading lamps, an overhead light and a 110v outlet.  

Aft of the forward cabin is the salon. There are straight settees to port and starboard with a drop leaf table mounted on centerline. The two large leaves raise in place to accommodate a crowd around the table. There is bottle storage in the center of the table. The seatbacks for both settees lift to provide access to open lockers along the hull side and to create a larger berth space. There is also ample storage space beneath the port settee and the forward end of the starboard settee. All cushions in the salon, v-berth and aft cabin had foam replaced in 2023.

The nav station is aft and to starboard. There is a large desk surface with lifting top storage. The Simrad chartplotter and VHF radio are close at hand. A chart spotlight provides illumination and there is a 110v outlet. There is a shelf outboard and storage beneath the seat and in a locker at the forward inboard end of the desk.  

The galley is opposite the nav station to port. The L-shape countertop with tall fiddles allows for good prep space and plenty of storage. There is a two-bin stainless steel sink at the inboard end with pressure water. A large locker is located below. Beneath the forward outboard end of the counter is the large top loading refrigerator. Aft of the fridge is the propane two burner stove/oven. There are two additional drawers and a locker beneath the counter and a sliding door locker outboard with customized dish storage.  

The quarter cabin is located aft of the galley. A large quarterberth extends aft and beneath the cockpit. Three opening ports provide good ventilation. A hanging locker is located at the forward end of the cabin. There is a 110v outlet.

The head is located to starboard adjacent to the companionway. The space is finished in easy to maintain white molded fiberglass surfaces. A shower is integral to the space. Forward and outboard is a counter with molded sink, grab rail and storage locker below. The head is located aft, facing inboard.  

The J/Boats signature cabin accessed lazarette can be entered via a door in the head compartment. This clever arrangement allows the lazarette to be more conveniently used for storage other than fenders and docklines. 


Electronics and Navigation

  • B&G H1000 Hercules Base Pack
  • B&G MFD displays 
  • B&G analog wind angle display
  • B&G analog wind speed display
  • Depth sounder
  • Simrad NX40 chartplotter
  • NX2 Autopilot
  • ComNav autopilot computer
  • Electro- hydraulic ML40-F10 autopilot drive
  • ICOM M502 VHF radio
  • Raymarine GPS
  • Alpine stereo
  • Bose speakers
  • ICom speaker
  • Icom AT-140 antenna tuner
  • Pactor controller modem
  • Weems and Plath analog barometer

Electrical systems

  • (2) Full River 105Ah 12V AGM house batteries
  •  Full river AGM engine start battery
  • Bass DC battery selector switch
  • 30Amp shore power 
  • 50’ 30Amp shore power cord
  • Balmar 100amp alternator
  • BEP Marine Matrix battery monitor
  • Promatic 30-3 battery charger
  • Promariner Zincsaver 30
  • (2) 80 Watt AEE solar panels (AE-080J)
  • BEP DC breaker panel

Mechanical and plumbing systems

  • Yanmar 3GM30FC -27 horsepower diesel engine (1121 hours)
  • Impeller changed April 2023
  • SD20-3 Saildrive with 2 blade folding propeller
  • 23 gallon fuel tank
  • Wallas diesel cabin heater
  • Force 10 2-burner propane stove/oven
  • Sea Frost BD refrigerator (new compressor on order)
  • Manual fresh water pump in galley
  • Flojet water pump
  • Shower drain pump
  • 35 gallons total of freshwater
  • Raritan manual toilet
  • Manual holding tank pump out
  • 10 gallon holding tank capacity  
  • Electric bilge pump 
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Hot water heater
  • New head pump, Y-valve and discharge lines

Deck and Hull

Pelagic’s hull and deck are constructed of fiberglass with balsa core using J/Boat’s patented SCRIMP process with Vinylester resin is used. Her hull is white gelcoat with a double boot stripe. A haulout service by Seaview Boat Yard resulted in two coats of bottom paint, complete saildrive service with propcoat applied, zincs replaced, and buff/wax job for the hull. Her deck is white with white nonskid. A large anchor locker is located forward with a galvanized 22lb Delta anchor and new 50’ of chain and 150’ new 3-strand line. The deck forward is surrounded by a molded toe rail. There are stainless stanchions with double lifelines and boarding gates to port and starboard. Stainless handrails run the length of the cabin top. Her T-shaped cockpit features bench seats forward and easy access to her cabin via steps, not a ladder. There is a large lazarette locker beneath the starboard seat and a large “deck locker” aft of the helm. The propane locker is located aft and to port in the cockpit. The traveler and mainsheet controls are located within easy reach of the helmsperson. The “sugar scoop” transom allows easy access to and from a dinghy.  

  • Stainless bow roller
  • 22lb Delta anchor
  • 50’ chain 150’ 3-strand line
  • Fortress FX-16 anchor with 35’ chain, 100’ braided line rode (spare anchor)
  • (4) stainless mooring cleats
  • Stainless stanchions with double lifelines

Sails and rigging

  • Double spreader painted aluminum mast
  • Hall spars rigid boom vang
  • Standing rigging inspected and tuned by West Marine spring 2023
  • Tides marine sailtrack
  • Harken MKIII jib furler
  • Main halyard (2023)
  • Lazy jacks
  • (2) Spinnaker halyards
  • (2) Jib halyards
  • Single reef set up with option for a second one
  • (2) Harken ST40 winches
  • (2) Harken ST46 winches
  • Sailtec hydraulic backstay
  • Harken blocks
  • Spinlock line clutches
  • Adjustable jib leads
  • Harken line organizers
  • Edson steering pedestal
  • Edson 54” wheel
  • North Sails dacron main sail
  • Quantum jib with UV cover
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker
  • North Sails 130% Genoa, useable, needs 6” repair on foot tape

Safety and Miscellaneous

  • ACR Global Fix EPIRB (needs recertification) 
  • Docklines
  • Fenders
  • Winch handles
  • Loos gauge for rig tuning

Baltic 42DP
Fury $130,000 USD
Enderlein 42 Ketch
Pelagic $198,000 USD
Portland, OR
Swan 46
Freya $135,000 USD