2002 J Boat 26

$23 900

2002 J Boat 26

Name: Dancing Bear
Hull material

Your Day on the Water just got better!

26’ of FUN on the water that you can take where ever you want whenever you want!

J-80 combines ease of handling and great stability with speed, the elusive goal in an easily trailed monohull. J-80 (80 decimeters) was designed with the security and reliability of a fixed lead keel of moderate draft. That ballast is made more effective by J-80’s low center of gravity, thanks to a strong, light hull and deck built with a TPI-patented, vacuum resin infusion process achieving 60-70 per cent glass content and precise weight control. To encourage ownership and participation in J-80 events by all sailors, J-80 Class Rules are written to keep the fun up and costs down. J-80 Class Rules, when racing one-design, specify a three sail limitation: Dacron mainsail on slides, 100 per cent roller furling Mylar jib and 0.6 ounce asymmetric spinnaker. Sails must remain stored on the roller furler and boom at night. The crew weight limit is three people of any weight, or 715 pounds if there are four or more people aboard. With many J-80 one-design events during 1993 and the initial 80 boats going to 11 nations, J-80 is well on its way to becoming an international class. Trailering to class events is as easy as with a J-24. J-80 weighs less, fits U.S. & European legal towing widths, and rides high enough on a trailer so as not to obstruct rear-view visibility.

  • Removable cabin sole
  • Molded settee berths with access to storage below (sleeps 2)
  • Large forward v-berth platform with two access panels above mast step (sleeps 2)
  • Large removable molded step with space for an outboard and cooler to be stored aft
  • Crane lifting bar integral to keel bolt system
  • Interior reading light
  • Electrical panel
  • Battery box with straps (battery owner supplied)
  • Comes with Velocitek Pro start and Tactic speed and depth on mast
  • Bow pulpit and rails
  • Side stations w/ lifelines
  • Fenders and lines
  • Life jackets/rings
  • Navigation lights
  • Foot brace runs down center of cockpit sole
  • Lots of extra fenders and safety gear
  • Race equipped
  • Rigid boom vang
  • Stainless, wire standing rigging
  • Harken Roller furling
  • Aluminum spars stepped on keel
  • Retractable bow sprit
  • Mainsheet traveler
  • (3) Harken winches
  • Split back stay w/adjuster

Boat comes with 2 complete sets of sails (Main, Jib and OD spinnaker) and extra Jib and a A3 Spinnaker for broad reaching or heavy downwind sailing.

NOTE:  The buyer will need to buy new sails if he wants to race and be highly competitive.  The sails are good for deliveries and day sails.

IJPE : 337.00 sq ft
I : 31.50 ft
J : 9.50 ft
P : 30.00 ft
E : 12.50 ft

Working Sail Area : 338.00 sq ft

  • Manual bilge pump
  • Cockpit controls
  • Tiller steering
  • Out Board Motor Mount
  • Out Board Motor
  • 2002, tandem, Triad trailer with 4 wheels, weighs 1,500 lbs. 5,000 gross weight

NOTE:  The trailer is starting to show it’s age.  The brake system needs attention.

  • The boat originally was purchased with Grand Prix fairing package from Waterline Works, so the bottom is fair
  • In good condition.  Sailed only 3 months out of the year from it’s home port on Lake Superior, Houghton, MI
  • New solid vang (2014)
  • All running rigging replaced 2013 to 2015

The following work was done in the winter of 2014/2015 with Dave Buchel in Milwaukee:

  • Strip bottom of old antifouling paint
  • Apply barrier coat
  • Apply VC-17
  • Wash, buff with compound, wax sides
  • Remove both rudder gudgeons, clean and reinstall
  • Replace trim around pole

Current owner brought her to Waukegan, IL in 2017 and has added new Winter Cover, Bilge Pump, and Bilge Drain

Personal belongings and tools.

Contact Information

  • 520 S WATER ST MILWAUKEE, WI 53204
  • 262-498-2969
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Saturday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM Sunday: By Appt
Ed Jirsa Cpyb
Ed Jirsa
Special Yard Hours

Hours for the yard will be Tuesday through Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You may call us at 847 336-5456 or email us at Schedule@larsenmarine.com. 

Please be advised that like many other communities, Waukegan has a requirement for face coverings. Please do not enter any building where you boat is not stored, especially our workshops and Service Departments.