Sloop 2016 Blue Jacket 40 listed by Springline Yacht Sales (Off Market)
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Cruising World's 2014 Domestic Boat of the Year and
Best Midsize Cruiser 39-41ft
offered by Blue Jackets's Dealer Of The Year
Come take a look at our exciting Blue Jacket 40 In Stock!!
This stock boat is loaded with options and is priced almost $22,000 less than the same boat if you ordered one. And you can have it now to sail this season!!
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The Blue Jacket 40 is the first brand new American-built performance cruiser to hit the market in over 30 years. Designed by Tim Jackett with Bob Johnson, N.A., and built by America’s premier yacht builder, Island Packet Yachts, this exciting new yacht comes with a well-earned and distinguished pedigree. Springline Yacht Sales is proud to be the exclusive dealer for the New England Region and honored to have received the Dealer of the Year award from Blue Jacket.
The Blue Jacket 40 is the first in a planned series and has been designed by Tim Jackett (ex-President and Chief Designer at Tartan and CC) in collaboration with Bob Johnson (CEO and Chief Designer at Island Packet). With 15 Boat of the Year award- winning designs between them, the new Blue Jacket 40 embodies the creativity and broad-based experience these two noted designers have displayed over the past 30 plus years, melding the performance prowess of Jackett with the cruising focus and manufacturing acumen of Johnson and Island Packet.
This modern interpretation of a performance cruiser features either a two - or - three cabin arrangement with the amenities and build quality expected of a luxury sailing yacht. The powerful and versatile Solent-type sail plan features a working jib with self-tend- ing Hoyt Boom® along with a larger overlapping genoa for use in lighter air. Twin wheels and a large cockpit enhance both sailing and socializing, and all frequently used sail controls are convenient to the cockpit. Construction features 100% vinyl ester resin infused composite cored fiberglass laminates for both hull and deck, fit and finish, materials and equipment selections typify the high standards of Island Packet.
With Island Packet's international acclaim for exemplary product quality, value and its long history of award-winning customer satisfaction coupled with proven performance designs of Tim Jackett, the Blue Jacket 40 represents a bold and important new entry into the performance/cruising sailboat market. You can read all the reviews, see the videos and download the specs of the Blue Jacket 40 by clicking on the " View Full Specifications " tab and scrolling to the bottom of the page to External Links.
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 39 ft 10 in
Beam: 12 ft 4 in
LWL: 35 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 9 in
Displacement: 18400 lbs
Ballast: 6785 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 62 ft 6 in
Headroom: 6 ft 5 in
Total Power: 40 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3JH4E
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 40 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (110 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (40 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (25 Gallons)
Number of double berths: 3
Number of heads: 1
Design Comments by Tim Jackett
The Blue Jacket project offered me a unique opportunity to design the first of a new series of performance racer/cruisers for Island Packet Yachts, one of North America’s most respected sailboat builders. Additionally, Island Packet CEO, owner and designer Bob Johnson agreed to collaborate on the design, bringing his depth of experience designing offshore cruising yachts to the overall design effort. In total, our combined design careers have seen the launch of over 5,000 sailing yachts, earned over 30 industry awards and represent a range of experience that would be difficult to match anywhere.
Blue Jacket 40 BJ40 3D 5The Blue Jacket sports an upwind sail area- displacement ratio (SA/D) of 20. With the working jib furled and the 150% reacher set, this increases to 21.8. Not long ago this kind of horsepower was reserved only for a well-crewed race boat, but the simple and efficient sail handling of the Blue Jacket’s refinement of the Solent rig are changing that, offering maximum performance with ease of use.
The hull form and appendages of the Blue Jacket are designed to work in harmony with the sailplan to provide performance that extends daily sailing range and the potential to generate more race trophies. The hull’s fine entry is good for upwind sailing and the “ V ” shaped forward sections provide comfortable motion in a seaway. Her aft sections are broad and flat with a good amount of overhang to provide excellent downwind speed and upwind sail carrying power. Wetted surface is also reduced, increasing light air performance. This hull shape is carefully “sculpted” for the cruising sailor to avoid the more extreme race boat “wedge” shape’s tendency to become unwieldy when heeled, necessitating large crews to keep the boat in balance. The Blue Jacket hull design balances the wide aft sections with fuller topside sections forward, allowing the boat to heel evenly maintaining excellent control, tracking and seakeeping.
State of the art keel and rudder designs combine advanced low drag, high lift laminar flow foil sections. The two keel choices have integral bulbs at their base to concentrate weight as low as possible for maximum stability and sail carrying power. Finger tip steering delivers sport boat-like response from the high aspect rudder blade set on a composite carbon fiber post. The Blue Jacket’s nimble handling and speed is also a result of a low displacement to length ratio (D/L) of 172, a direct result of advanced technology hull and deck laminates.
The design challenge presented was to create a yacht with a performance pedigree, one that could compete effectively in around-the-buoy and offshore races yet provide a level of comfort, build quality and ease of use that would gratify the entire family. I believe this objective has been successfully achieved in a particularly attractive yacht that’s evolved from a rich history of successful designs.
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