Pier One Yacht Sales presents this Racers and Cruisers 1987 J Boats 28 boat for sale.

  • This J Boats 28 offered at $24,900
  • Powered by single Yanmar 2gm / 18 hp
  • The boat located in Punta Gorda, Fl (map below) and ready for viewing
  • The listing has been updated and on a market since Dec 23rd 2021

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The J-28 was designed to appeal to the young sailing family or couple looking for an exceptionally built and seaworthy small cruising boat that is a super performer. "Coba" is a rare shoal draft model in VERY GOOD CONDITION, with a EXCELLENT sail inventory. The J-28 is widely considered to be one of the BEST pocket performance Cruisers built....
Here are some of the Key Features on "Coba": NEW 2012 Garmin 740S Chartplotter NEW 2013 Bottom Paint NEW 2014 Mack Sails Full Batten Main Sail Three headsails from 100% to 155% Only 3' 11" Draft
Here is some of the Manufacture information: "Because we build more high performance sailboats, that are pushed to the limit in tough conditions than anyone else in the world, J/28 construction exceeds ABS Standards and those of typical cruising boat builders. For example, the J/28 has a full-width laminated structural bulkhead which is taped on both sides to the hull and deck. The boat is structurally tied together and this bulkhead also anchors shroud chainplates. An external lead keel is bolted and epoxy-bonded to a fiberglass sump which is further reinforced by solid fiberglass transverse floor beams. The hull to deck joint is bonded then bolted on 4-inch centers. Both hull and deck are a Lloyd's approved Bastek Contourkore, end grain balsa FRP hand lamination. High strength and stiffness contribute to improved performance when pounding through waves and longer hull life because there's no oil canning......"


The owners stateroom forward has a large platform V-berth with custom berth linens,cabinets and hanging locker and teak battens on hull sides. The spacious, well-ventilated main cabin has six opening ports, a complete galley to port has a stove with oven, stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water system, a 5.0 cubic foot ice box
and generous storage. The port settee pulls out to make a full double berth and there is a drop down table with storage behind on the forward bulkhead. The full-sized head is aft to starboard and with a shower and mirrored cabinets.


  – Hot and cold pressure water
  – Stainless Origo 2 burner stove w/oven
  – 5 cu. ft. icebox with cutting board top.
  – Stainless steel sink with foot pump
  – Garbage bin for Rubbermaid pail
  – Dry good storage outboard
  – Lexan cabinet doors
  – Storage bins behind and below stove
  – Magma stainless BBQ


  – NEW 2012 Garmin 740S Chartplotter
  – Ray Marine 4000 autopilot
  – KVH wind direction and speed and depth
  – Back up Garmin GPS
  – Uniden VHF with Wham remote mic
  – Kenwood stereo with CD
  – Sail Comp compass and nav repeater


  – NEW group 24 batteries
  – Battery Parallel switch
  – 10 amp battery charger
  – Bass electrical panel with voltmeter
  – 110 shorepower with 50 ft. cable
  – 6 swiveling brass reading lamps
  – 2 dome red/white overhead lights
  – Navigation and combination steaming/foredeck lights

Deck and Hull

  – Two Barient 21STC, two speed, self-tailing sheet winches
  – Two Lewmar 10STC winches for mainsail and genoa halyards, led back to cockpit
  – Lewmar Spinlock stoppers
  – Inboard genoa tracks w/wide genoa lead blocks
  – Custom SS stemhead w/anchor roller
  – Stainless double rail pulpit and stern rail with opening gate
  – Delta Quick Set Anchor rode chain hawse pipe to enclosed interior anchor locker
  – Danforth Stern Anchor
  – High quality dodger in excellent condition with stainless steel grab bars
  – Full cockpit Sun Shade
  – Swim ladder on transom with teak steps
  – Screens for all ports, hatches and companionway
  – Wind-scoop


  – Yanmar 2GM fresh water cooled 18 hp. engine
  – Cockpit engine instrument panel
  – 16x14 Martec folding prop

Spars, Rigging and Sails


  – Hall Spars white tapered aluminum mast stepped on keel
  – Main boom with 4:1 outhaul and 2 reefs
  – Harken Roller Furling
  – Lazy Jacks
  – Heavy duty custom chainplates re-bedded 2013 bolted to bulkhead and transom
  – Hall tubular 8:1 "Quick Vang"
  – Windward sheeting car on traveler
  – Harken leather cover for the 40" Wheel with Quick Release
  – Spinnaker Pole
Whisker Pole


  – NEW 2014 Mack Sails Full Batten Offshore Mainsail
  – Quantum Jib 100% excellent condition
  – Quantum heavy air 7 0z. Jib 110%, very good condition
  – Sobstad 120% Dacron genoa, very good condition
  – Quantum 155% Mylar/Kevlar Genoa, fair condition

Rig Dimensions:
I: 34.00'/10.34m
J: 10.50'/320m
P: 36.00'/10.97m
E: 13.00'/3.96m
SA//Disp: 17
Disp/Length 255

Brokers Comments

This rare shoal draft J-28 in VERY GOOD CONDITION throughout and is widely considered to be one of the BEST pocket cruisers ever built. She is ready to race or cruise, solidly built, fast, responsive an absolute Joy to Sail....

This boat is in great condition and ready to go sailing.


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.

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Approximate boat location – Punta Gorda, Fl
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