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$74,950 USD
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Panache is the ideal daysailer. An easily driven hull with moderate sailplan and simple sail handling systems allow the J/100 to be effortlessly singlehanded. Mainsheet and genoa sheets are easily controlled by the skipper from the aft end of the cockpit while guests at the forward end may relax out of the way of the action. Her spacious cockpit provides comfortable seating for six or more for an afternoon sail — or plenty of room to stretch out and take a nap or enjoy a picnic at anchor. Two large cockpit lazarettes and a stern locker provide more than ample storage space for fenders, sails and other cruising gear. A transom swimstep with folding stainless swim ladder allows easy boarding from a dinghy or after a swim. Below deck, her interior provides enough accommodations for a short weekend cruise while maintaining the theme of simplicity and functionality. Molded gelcoat surfaces with white bulkheads and teak trim are easy to maintain. A separate forward cabin with head and sink will sleep two in the V-berth – although she could accommodate four if desired.

Winner of Sailing World’s 2005 “Overall Boat of the Year” award, the J/100 excels at her design intent of providing a platform for the pure enjoyment of sailing. A light touch on the tiller, the feel of power and ease of handling convinced us that she would be a fantastic choice for daysailing, club racing or the occasional summer weekend cruise. With a non-overlapping jib on a furler with Hoyt boom and an asymmetric spinnaker designed to be tacked to a stainless ring at the bow, performance is attainable for even the casual sailor. Simplicity is the theme and fun is the result.

New Yanmar diesel in 2020 – updated B&G instruments – Hoyt self tacking jib boom – lifeline package – asymmetrical spinnaker with top down furler

Name of vessel Panache
Model J/100
Year 2007
Builder J Boats
Designer Rod Johnstone
Price $74,950 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 33
Beam (feet) 9'3"
Draft (feet) 5'9"
Displacement (pounds) 6500
Ballast (pounds) 2450
Engine model 2YM15
Engine horsepower 15
Engine hours 15
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 10
Water tank capacity (gallons) 5
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 12

The J/100’s simple accommodations are ideal for a day sail or short weekend cruise. Her interior is finished in molded fiberglass and gelcoat surfaces, white bulkheads and teak trim. The cabin sole is synthetic teak and holly. Ample storage is available below the settees and v-berth. She will sleep for with her v-berth and two salon settees.


There are only two short steps from the cockpit below. Long settees with canvas covered cushions are located to port and starboard. Shelves run along the hull side above. There are reading lamps at the head of the settees to port and starboard. There are two fixed ports in the cabin side. A custom folding table has been installed on the bulkhead.


Forward is the V-berth cabin with head. There is a large v-berth forward with canvas covered cushions. The head faces forward at the aft, port corner of the cabin. Outboard is a molded counter and sink with hand pump faucet. Above is a mirrored sliding door locker. There is an additional locker below the sink. Opposite to starboard is a custom series of shelves. An opening hatch provides ventilation.



Electronics & Navigation

B&G Vulcan 9 chartplotter with AIS

(3) B&G multifunction sailing instrument displays above companionway

(2) KVH103AC Sailcomp compasses

Raymarine ST2000+ tiller pilot autopilot with S100 remote and storage bracket in stern locker

Tiller Tamer type line operated autopilot

Ritchie compass

ICOM IC-M304 VHF radio

Kenwood KTS-300MR stereo receiver

(2) Kenwood stereo speakers


Electrical Systems

12v DC and 120v AC electrical systems

BEP 12v DC distribution panel

Blue Seas 120v AC distribution panel with voltmeter

Newmar Voltmeter/Ammeter/Amp Hours metter

Smart Plug 30 amp shorepower inlet and 50’ shore power cord

(2) Full River DC105-R batteries

Engine alternator

1/2/all battery selector switch

12v outlet

120v outlet


Mechanical Systems


Yanmar 2YM15 diesel engine with Yanmar SD20 saildrive (engine new in 2020, 14.9 hours)

Yanmar engine panel with tachometer and warning lights

VDO temperature and oil pressure gauges

Vetus stainless steel single throttle/shift lever

Racor 120 primary fuel filter

Manual bilge pump in cockpit

Electric bilge pump

Raritan manual head

Manual holding tank overboard pump


Deck & Hull


Panache is an aft cockpit “daysailer” sailboat designed by Rod Johnstone. Her hull is long and narrow, with low freeboard and displaces only 6,500 pounds. Below the waterline she is configured with a fin keel and spade rudder. Her hull and deck are constructed of resin infused fiberglass with end grain Baltek balsa core. Her hull is white gelcoat with a gold sheer stripe and red boot stripe. Her deck is white gelcoat with contrasting green nonskid. The cockpit is surfaced with teak and holly and has a protective cover. A teak toe rail with six stainless steel mooring chocks surrounds the decks. Her foredeck and side decks are uncluttered and easily navigated. All halyards and control lines are led aft to Spinlock stoppers and Harken winches on the cabin top. The long cockpit will easily accommodate six or more for an afternoon sail. Tall seat backs provide a comfortable and protected cockpit space. The traveler and mainsheet with fine tune adjustment is located toward the aft end of the cockpit within easy reach of the skipper. Three large deck lockers provide excellent storage space for fenders, dock lines and other cruising gear. There is a small swimstep with folding swim ladder at the transom.


Panache is powered by a 15 horsepower Yanmar diesel engine with Saildrive located below the forward end of the cockpit. This engine was installed by Auxiliary Engine Service in Seattle in Spring, 2020. The molded fiberglass enclosure is easily removed to allow excellent access to the engine and drive.


Lifelines and boarding gates

Custom stainless leaning posts forward and aft of traveler

Canvas companionway dodger with low profile mounts

(6) stainless mooring cleats

Fortress FX10 anchor with chain and line rode

Spinlock tiller extension

Teak flag staff


Sails & Rigging

Hall Spars carbon fiber two spreader rig with rod rigging

Sailtec hydraulic backstay adjuster

Harken mainsail mast track with roller cars

Stack pack mainsail cover

Hall Spars aluminum boom with two reefs

Hall Spars rigid boom vang with control line led aft

Harken traveler and mainsheet with fine tune adjustment

Stainless mast collar with halyard clips

Harken MkIII headsail furler

Harken jib lead tracks and cars

Canvas bags for traveler control lines

(2) Harken 40 ST primary winches

(2) Harken 32 ST cabin top winches

(2) Harken winch handles with custom mounts in cabin

Hoyt jib boom

Ullman dacron mainsail

Ullman laminate headsail

.75 oz assymetric spinnaker with Harken GX10 top down furler

Spinnaker snuffer



Custom teak cabin handrails

Custom teak companionway stairs with drawer (eliminates removal of standard ladder when accessing engine compartment)

Custom engine box storage counter

Custom teak table, folds to bulkhead

Custom shelving in forward cabin to starboard

Full boat cover

Yeti Tundra 35 cooler



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