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Sellers will contribute $15,000 to relocate this boat to your home port!
Spectre 4, ex 'Ace', is a turn key example of one of the best J Boat designs and most proven offshore sailboat of all time. Her carbon/kevlar hull make her one of the lightest and stiffest boats in class, and the J design pedigree means she is well rounded from off the wind to close hauled.
Some of her highlights include:
New bottom 2022, updated B&G electronics, new Quantum headsails, racing headfoil and cruising roller furling head foil, radar with custom carbon fibre pole, watermaker, dodger/bimini, custom cruising cushions, and more. Spectre boasts a unique v-berth layout with two bunks yet still utilizing a sail storage locker.
Her equipment list and ownership history reflect a boat that has been well cared for and prepared to cruise and race anywhere in the world.
With only 18 J/145's built there are not many opportunities to own such a unique and sought after boat.
Forward of the main bulkhead is where most of these boats are different with only a couple having the same layout. On Ace, we decided to move the ring frame forward 9" to allow for full length berths and have a large storage locker forward for cruising and ocean passages. Aft of this are single berths to port and starboard with drawers and lower locker storage. Bookshelves have been added outboard of the berths. These convert to sail bins when racing. Aft to port is the head with shower. To starboard is a cabinet with vanity sink.
The main cabin has varnished cherry veneered bulkheads and furniture units, with cold molded varnished trim.
6' 4" headroom in main cabin.
Main cabin settee berths with split cushions port and starboard.
Ultra-suede cushion fabrics with split cushion bottoms and split backrests on settees.
Pilot berths outboard of main cabin port and starboard settees.
Wood slats on hull sides above settee berths. Storage compartments behind the seat back cushions.
Lightweight main cabin, drop-leaf table.(Currently in storage)
Vinyl lining on overhead and hull sides in forepeak and aft cabins.
Removable teak & holly veneer floor panels finished in varnish with underside and ends sealed with epoxy,
Large, sit-down, forward facing nav table with chart storage, overhead instrument panel and outboard book shelf
Overhead stainless grab rails in main cabin.
Aft Starboard Cabin:
Double berth with split cushion, wood slats on hull side, vanity with two drawers and cabinet, hanging locker with varnished teak & holly cabin sole.
Aft Berth splits to become single berth outboard and storage bins for Offshore first aid kit inboard.
Enclosed Head/Shower compartment with Raritan PH-2 head, mirror, sink, storage cabinet above and below and H&C water.
Aft of head is a large storage locker that is also accessed from cockpit.
Shelving for tools and spares is located here.
Removable Hanging bar for Foul Weather gear
Inboard on centerline is the locker where the watermaker is located. This space could also be utilized for a generator.
Bedding (Sheets, pillows and blankets)
High polished double stainless sink mounted in laminated J-shaped galley countertop with varnished cold-molded fiddles.
Three-burner Force 10 propane stove - broiler - oven with patented slide-away oven door recess and S.S. stove bar. Additional storage foot locker below oven.
Plate, bowl, cup, and glass storage compartment on bulkhead aft of stove.
Two 10 lb propane bottles in cockpit propane locker connected through solenoid shutoff switch.
Whale Manual fresh water foot pump.
Dry goods storage bins outboard.
Combination cutting board - offshore galley seat with teak handles.
SS handrail mounted on forward inboard corner of galley and attached to deck.
Griddle and pan storage locker under stove.
Two flatware and utensil drawers(2013) and pot storage locker below countertop.
Large Rubbermaid trash bin storage area with flip lid access under sink.
Sea Frost 110VAC and Engine driven refrigeration(new compressor 2021)
Two Lewmar 66AST, 3 speed primary winches.
Two Lewmar 50AST, 2 speed mainsheet winches.
One electric Lewmar 54AST self-tailing, 2 speed, Main Halyard winch mounted on port Cabin Trunk.
One Lewmar 54AST self-tailing, 2 speed, secondary winch mounted on the starboard cabin trunk.
Two Lewmar 48AST, 2 speed forward halyard winches.
Stainless mast collar with fastening points for halyard blocks.
Harken Black Magic blocks for reef lines, checkstays, spinnaker and genoa blocks.
Spinlock rope clutches for halyards, reef lines, furler line, tack line, and sprit launching line.
Harken mainsheet and traveler system with Black Magic series blocks & components.
Harken interconnected genoa tracks with single adjustment line.
"T" tracks for standard jib tracks and for outboard sheeting leads.
Stainless bow pulpit and stem rail with gate(re-built and re-bedded 2022)
Lewmar Windlass(currently removed and in storage)
Removable Anchor Roller
45lb CQR Anchor with 3/8" Chain Rode
Fortress Anchor with 30' 3/8" Chain and 250' of Nylon Rode
Custom stainless stemhead fitting.
Tapered lifeline stanchions with amidship boarding gates port and starboard.
Four 4-bolt mooring cleats.
Five Lewmar articulated, bronze tinted acrylic hatches: 30x3O foredeck(replaced in 2022), 20x2O skylight, and three 8x8s in shower, head and starboard cabin.
Seven opening ports and one fixed port (over Nav station) in cabin trunk.
Two opening ports in cockpit well for starboard aft cabin ventilation.
Cockpit dodger with roll-up forward window, removable side curtains, stanchion supports and stainless grab bar on aft edge.
Bimini with Stainless Steel Frame over helm.
Sunbrella “Fly” that connects dodger and bimini with removable side curtains.
Custom “Antigua Sails” Awning with side curtains
Custom Foredeck cushions
Custom cabin house cushions
Custom Cockpit cushions for cockpit seats, between winches, helm seats and aft deck.
Custom transom swimming ladder with maintenance free composite step treads.
Outboard Mount on Port Pushpit.
Custom Carbon Radar Post
Hot & cold pressure water system
2014 Quick Stainless Steel Hot water Heater
2015 Pex Water pipe with person fittings
2014 Variable speed Jabsco VFLO 5.0 Water Pump. Service to aft head, forward shower and vanity, galley, & swim platform shower.
Self-priming direct sump pumps for shower draining directly overboard.
Automatic bilge pump with float switch and dedicated panel in nav station wired direct to DC system.
Two manually operated bilge pumps, one mounted in the cockpit and another aft to port with hose to reach bilge. (ORC category 2).
60 gallons total water capacity in one custom molded tank complete with baffles, inspection ports, and secured in place below main cabin port settee berth.
Sea Recovery Ultra Whisper 12VDC Watermaker(Professionally serviced 2022, new element, new stainless hoses, pump rebuilt).
Icebox drain with valve.
Flush seacocks below waterline including head intake, head discharge, galley sink, engine intake.
Through-hulls include bowsprit-housing drain, engine exhaust on transom, bilge pump exhausts on transom, wheel well drain.
Yanmar 56 hp 4JH3E, fresh water cooled, 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated diesel engine with Racor fuel filter & 120 amp alternator(replaced 2021). New serpentine belt system.
Yanmar recessed C-type engine instrument panel in cockpit with Lexan cover.
Martec Folding Propeller.
Ultra Sound Acoustics VO-100 insulation in engine compartment with three access doors and ventilation to transom.
Spinlock gear shift - throttle control.
57 gallon aluminum fuel tank with baffles & access port vented thru transom with starboard side deck fill.
Carbon fiber reinforced composite rudder blade & custom carbon rudder shaft mounted in 2012 rudder bearings.
Molded steering pedestal with Ritchie SP-5 compass, SS Guard,
2010 Carbonautica Fiber Steering Wheel
Molded helmsman foot braces.
Aluminum emergency tiller with deck plate access.
Standard system batteries(5): 2 Mastervolt (90 AH) AGM batteries, 2 160AH AGM(added 2021) to serve the house, and one battery for dedicated service to the engine(replaced 2021). Batteries are AGM sealed, absorbed glass mat type series.
Batt-Maxx Automatic Battery System with remote momentary parallel switch near cockpit engine panel.
Master battery switch at nav station with 1, 2, Both, Off for house batteries and single On-Off switch for engine start battery.
Deluxe Bass AC - DC backlit electrical panel w- digital condition meters, circuit breakers, accommodation for optional generator installation and air conditioning systems. Panel accommodates 33 DC breakers (24 occupied w- two spare standard) and 11 AC breakers (9 standard).
Lopolight LED Navigation, tricolor/anchor & steaming lights.
50 amp 110 VAC shorepower system with 6 outlets, 50 ft shore power cord and Guest galvanic isolator.
Bonding system to meet ABYC project E-1.
Propane solenoid switch panel and Sniffer in galley.
Seven swiveling Imtra stainless LED reading lamps, LED overhead lights in main cabin, flexible armed lamp at navigation station, two LED lights, one in each head.
Five Hella variable speed cabin fans over berths.
Heart Link 2000 Battery Monitor (for two house battery banks).
Heart Link 10 Battery Monitor (for engine battery).
2013 Two ApolloFlex 100 Watt flexible Solar Panels
2013 Steca PR1515 Solar Charge Controller
B&G 12" Zeus Display at Helm(2020)
B&G 12" Zeus Display at Nav Station(2020)
B&G Broadband Radar
B&G Performance Processor
B&G B&G Wind Speed and Depth
3 x B&G 2020 displays on carbon mast mount
2 B&G FFD's on Sea Hood
B&G Analog Wind on Sea Hood
B&G FFD in Nav Station
B&G Hydra Autopilot
Raymarine Autopilot control arm
Digital Yacht Wireless NMEA Server
Sony Bluetooth CD Stereo
Sony Xplod Amplifier
Bose Satellite Speaker System
Bose 151 Cockpit Speakers
Icom M802 SSB
Icom AT-140 Antenna Tuner
KVH TracPhone Fleet One(2020)
Netgear R6220 Dual band Wireless Access Point(2020)
B&G Triton Autopilot Controller(2020)
B&G Triton Display for AP Controller(2020)
Simrad NAC-3 Autopilot Core Pack(2020)
Hall Spars carbon fiber mast of pre-preg carbon fiber autoclaved at 80 PSI at 250 deg F. Mast includes triple airfoil aluminum spreaders, carbon gooseneck, clearcoat black finish, painted white bands, wire runs in conduit, Hall - Antal mainsail track with loader and end fittings to accommodate sailmaker provided Antal mainsail sliders and - or boltrope. Also included with the mast are Spartite mast wedge material, anchor light, steaming light and flag halyard cheek block at masthead and cleat at deck.
Mast Step: G10 epoxy custom fit mast step attaches to molded centerline longitudinal hull stringer with four SS bolts tapped to aluminum plate integrally molded in structural grid.
Mast bolt attached mast to step for ORC requirements
Hall Spars Carbon Fiber boom with black Awlgrip finish, lug for Sailtec hydraulic vang internal 12:1 mainsail outhaul with external cleat, bale for mainsheet block and painted white bands. Outboard end to accommodate single line reef to starboard and 2nd clew reef to port.
Harken MKIII Unit 2 size furling system with airfoil performance extrusion, corrosion proof spool and drum, tapered torque tube, AirSwivel for reduced weight aloft, cast aluminum Hardcote anodized chafe guard, and all black low stretch adjuster line.(currently in storage)
Harken Carbon Racing headfoil(currently rigged for racing).
2012 Discontinuous rod rigging and turnbuckles.
2012 PBO backstay
Retractable carbon fiber J-Sprit with clearcoat Awlgrip finish.
Harken tackle system with control line led aft to cockpit.
Bowsprit bearing system with drain mounted in hull housing
2015 exterior sprit seal.
2012 Running rigging package includes two jib halyards, two Spectra spinnaker halyards each with dogsbone, 2:1 main halyard, German Mainsheet system and two traveler control adjuster lines, two Spectra genoa sheets, two tapered Spectra spinnaker sheets, two spinnaker tack line, checkstay - runner system that can be clipped forward when not in use, burgee halyard with Custom Pigstick.
Two reef lines are also included: can be setup as single line reefing system
Cunningham with 6:1 purchase
Sailtec hydraulic backstay and boom vang cylinders with two function control panel on cockpit pedestal.
Dutchman System for Cruising Main
Assorted Spare Battens
Spare Halyards and Sheets
Sail Repair Kit
Assorted Spare Blocks, Cars, Shackles and Lines
Sprit Bobstay added 2020
#1 Genoa - hoisted 5 times
#2 Genoa - hoisted 1 time
#3 Jib - hoisted twice
Racing code zero
Racing Main: ICE 2013(Very little use before this boat was purchased by her current owner in 2019)
Cruising Jib 2013
Cruising Main: 2011
2 ***(2/25/11) good
4/5 - Heavy weather jib 2013
Storm jib 2000
Storm Trysail 2000
Spay sail 2011
Mini 100 2000
Heavy A 3/5 on Top-down furler 2012
Cruising code zero
Bottom completely stripped, barrier coat replaced and 5 coats of Trinidad Pro burnished to racing finish Spring of 2022.
Removeable Dinghy davits
Extensive inventory of spare parts, safety gear, and cruising gear.
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.
|Engine Make||Yanmar 4JH3E|
|Engine Model||Yanmar 4JH3E|
|Length at Waterline||12.95m|
|Fresh Water Tank||340.69 l ()|
|Fuel Tank||227.12 l ()|