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2001 J Boats 46

Solomons, Maryland, United States


The J/46 is a "maxi-Ditch" yacht, the tallest yacht that can fit under the bridges of the Intra-Coastal Waterway. Yet she is non-intimidating. A high length-to-beam ratio on the waterline of this seakindly yacht significantly improves tracking offshore in large waves and makes sailplan balance less critical. J/46 sails with either main or jib only, always responding predictably to a light touch on the helm. Sail power with good stability allows cruising with working jib rather than large genoa. That’s less work for the crew and improved visibility for the person on the helm.

Two people can easily manage her upwind and down to achieve the same 8 knot passage-making speeds under sail that is possible when motoring with 76hp diesel auxiliary. The joy of sailing the perfect boat is, after all, a goal we believe every owner ultimately seeks. To ensure that good sailing days are spent sailing rather than scrubbing and varnishing, J/46 is designed to be virtually maintenance-free. Her exquisite joiner work is protected from the sun……below decks where it’s beauty can be preserved.

Running tide is a one owner, well cared for example of a classic J boat built with her sailing qualities and refined quality construction in mind. New Garmin Electronics Spring 2018, new to the market and the only J/46 for sale on the East coast. 

Basic Boat Info

Price: US$260,000
Boat Name: Running tide
Make: J Boats
Model: 46
Year: 2001
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: TPI
Designer: Rod J
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 46 ft
Length Overall: 46 ft
Waterline Length: 40'5 ft
Beam: 13'8 ft
Max Draft: 6'2 ft
Displacement: 24,400 lb
Ballast: 9,350 lb
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 75hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Feathering
  • Year: 2001
  • Engine Hours: 7087


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 90 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 120 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 24 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers


Co Brokerage Sail Search is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by North Point Yacht Sales.


Headroom in the salon and galley is 6’4”. The cabin sole is teak and holly and there is abundant storage throughout the boat.

The master stateroom is forward featuring a 7' V-berth with custom foam cushions, custom fitted bed linens and custom fitted bed coverlet. .  Aft of the berth to starboard are storage drawers, cabinet with counter and hanging locker.  Forward has two large drawers at center of V, and one storage door, below to access speedo. To port is the ensuite head with separate shower stall, vanity, head and linen storage cabinet, as well as a washer/dryer combo. 

The salon features an L-shaped settee to port and centerline drop leaf table with built-in wine cabinet. The sea berth is located above the port settee. A straight settee to starboard has bookshelves and storage above.

Aft and starboard of the salon is the navigation station with an upholstered bench seat. It features a large, lift-top chart table with sliding organizing tray below that will accommodate full-sized charts and navigation tools. Two additional drawers are accessible from the side of the chart table and there is a deep file drawer beneath the bench seat. Navigation equipment is mounted just outboard of the navigation station. The electrical panel is on the bulkhead aft of the bench seat.

Across from the navigation station to port is the U-shaped galley featuring fiddled Corian counter tops, SeaFrost freezer, dual compartment SeaFrost refrigerator cabinet, three-burner Force 10 propane stove with oven, double stainless steel sinks and ample storage.

The aft cabin is accessed via the starboard companionway and features a 7’ double berth with custom foam cushion, custom fitted bed linens and 6’ 2” headroom. Forward of the berth is a bureau and footlocker. A large hanging locker is forward of the bureau. There is an opening hatch above and three opening portlights.

The aft head features a combination head/shower and vanity. A wet locker runs fore and aft and is fitted with hooks for hanging foul weather gear. A door in the aft bulkhead provides access to the large cockpit lazarette.

Engine access is via the companionway steps which open to expose the front of the engine. There is additional engine access via the removable panels in the aft stateroom, aft head and port lazarette. . The engine room is lined with foiled foam sound shield insulation. This, along with the Aquadrive system, makes for an exceptionally quiet boat while motoring.

The port lazarette provides ample storage for gear and sails. This space is accessed through the aft head or from the hatch in the port cockpit settee. Fuel tanks are below and behind the aft berth. There are also two very large storage areas at the stern under the helm seat and one in the bow just aft of the anchor locker.

Custom made teak screens for companionway and all overhead hatches.  

Radar pole mounted engine lift, with a stern mount engine bracket for storage while cruising. 

Additional tankage

30 gallons additional water in a rudder bladder under Forward berth. 

30 gallon reserve fuel tank, connected to the main 90 gallon tank.



2018: Main- general inspection and replace slides, Genoa- general inspection, patch UV edge tape, re-stitched UV edge

2016: made new wheel cover

2015: Genoa- re-stitched UV

2014: Sail Cover- re-stitched as needed, Genoa- repair tear, Main- new clew block

2013: Spinnaker- repair 2 tears

2012: New Hydranet Radial Mainsail

2011: #4 Genoa, Storm Trysail, and Storm Jib- general inspection and patched tears

            New Heavy weather Jib

NPYS Disclaimer
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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