53' (16.15m)

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BLUE - 2003 53' J BOATS J160
Puerto Vallarta
$550,000 USD

The 2003 53' J BOATS J160 Cruising/Racing Sailboat BLUE is a yacht for sale located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. First time on the market, all North Sails, wonderful performance offshore cruiser, sailing made easy, well equipped, many upgrades, professionally maintained, stunning dark blue hull with light grey non skid decks.  Best of the best! Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this yacht for sale in today!

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LENGTH 53' (16.15m)
BEAM 14' 5" (4.39m)
MX SPEED 8 Knots 9 MPH
LOCATION Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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One of the last and well upgraded 160's built, #32 of 35, “BLUE” benefits from the owner’s refinements and from extensive owner driven customization as well as professional maintenance.  Her owners added well-thought-out improvements through their adventures on “BLUE” be it Transpac, Offshore passage making, Bay sailing, or Doublehand Cruising Mexico.  “BLUE” has been consistently reconfigured sparing no expense to meet the challenges, Ambitions and Comfort of her owners. Fitted with Spectra / Carbon Offshore sails from North Sails insured that sailing in any adventure would be with peak performance. This combined with Carbon Mast, V’Boom and power primaries enhance ease and safety to create an amazing sailing experience.  Faster than most 60's easier to handle than most 40's


The interior is in excellent condition with matt and high gloss rich teak walls, bulkheads and table.  Sole is teak and holly. Upholstery is navy Ultra Leather including sea berth. 
Comfortable living with multiple hatches, port lights, stainless dorade air scoops, 3 zone reverse cycle air conditioner, Hella Turbo fans, and Espar heater for cool days. 
Forward master stateroom has ensuite head with Vacuflush toilet, shower, teak seating, vanity and sink. Double berth port with bookshelves and built in cabinets. Built in drawer beneath berth. Starboard teak hanging locker, built in cabinets, drawers, and desk. Stainless hinged vanity stool with Ultra Leather. 
Main salon features an Ultra Leather covered port sea berth, port and starboard Ultra Leather settees, bilateral folding leaf high gloss teak center table with recessed spirit storage. Starboard side built in teak cabinetry, 32 in flat screen TV, sound bar, DVD blue ray, and built in speakers. Large storage drawers behind settee cushions, port and starboard. Primary and secondary back up water pumps installed outboard of port settee. 4 mounted Hella Turbo fans. 
The Galley is well equipped with three burner Force 10 range, oven and infrared broiler. Microwave is recessed in upper cabinet to left of range. Separate refrigerator/freezer compartments. Factory engine drive refrigerator system was replaced and upgraded to DC Seafrost refrigeration system. Double stainless-steel sink. Filtered fresh water faucet and salt water spout with added foot pump control. Separate beverage refrigerator located opposite Nav station for easy access.  
A State of the art all teak Nav station lies opposite the galley. Luxuries include an LED navigation white/red adjustable desk lamp, Sat phone, Navigation equipment, large monitor, stereo, printer, scanner, laptop computer, blue tooth key board and mouse. SSB, VHF, and AIS system. Electrical panel is recessed in the bulkhead over the captain’s seat. 

Aft guest head lies aft of the Nav station and is accessible from the main salon and starboard guest cabin. It is equipped with VacuFlush toilet, sink and pullout faucet for standing shower. 
Starboard guest cabin with double berth, all teak hanging locker, drawers, cabinets, and double door engine access. Hella Turbo fan. 
Port cabin features teak built in drawers, cabinets, and standing locker which houses a Splendide 2000 vented washer/dryer. Hanging mesh pantry bags installed behind door. Double berth possibility. Currently single berth with storage and mounted dive compressor. Hella Turbo fan and double door engine access. 
Forward head holding tank replaced 2016. All sanitation hoses replaced with Shields Poly X lifetime warranty against odor permeation in 2016. 


Sirius Satellite Radio 
Stereo: JVC  
Speakers: Polk outdoor mounted (2) 
Widescreen TV: 32in Samsung LED 5500 series 
Soundbar: Samsung HW-­‐J250 
Blu-­‐ray Player: Samsung BD-­‐E5500

Hull, Deck and Rig

Hull is Navy Blue Imron 
New bottom paint 2016 
California grey non-­‐‑skid deck 
Teak cockpit floor 
Hall Spars carbon fiber mast 
Hall Spars custom carbon fiber V boom 
Inner forestay / storm jib to removable stainless steel turnbuckle furler. 
Hydraulic Vang and Backstay 
Upgraded multi block tensioned traveler 
Custom binnacle 2015 
Lewmar electric winches: both primaries (66) and cabin top main halyard (54) 
Lewmar manual winches: 2 mainsheet, starboard cockpit cabin top and forward cabin top. 
Elegant stainless steel outboard hoist with swivel pulley system 
(4) Stainless durades 
Cockpit shower H/C 
Magna cockpit grill 
Propane locker 
Forward sail locker with separate anchor compartment. Fresh/salt deck wash-down pump.
Windless is plug in hand control or remote wireless control.
Primary Spade anchor with 150’ new chain in 2016 and 130’ of nylon rode.  
Secondary Fortress anchor with 250’ nylon rode.
Nylon snubber line with stainless hook
Shallow starboard cockpit locker
(2) large aft lazarettes.
Aft starboard lazarette houses 2 80L dive tanks in secure holder and Sea Recovery SRC 600.
VHF binnacle slave
Mounted Bose outdoor speakers
New spinnaker halyards (2) 2016.
New mainsheet 2016
(6) New dock lines 2016
(4) round fenders with covers, (2) flat fenders
(8) type 11 PFD’s
(2) boat hooks
EPIRB inspected 2016
B & G Carbon Fiber racing wand
Retracting asymmetrical carbon fiber spinnaker pole
Bauer junior 11 electric dive compressor
Navtec Hydraulic Backstay and Vang 
Lewmar Winches: Main’s-­‐Electric 66(2), cabin top 54 (2) 1 electric, 
         Mainsheet 50 (2), Foredeck 48(1) 
Lewmar Windless: Concept 2 (2 plug in controllers, 1 remote controller) 
Sail locker: Salt/Fresh washdown pump, electric float bilge pump,  
Stainless steel line rails 
Spinnakers blocks   
Snatch blocks  
Aluminum winch handles 
Insulated backstay

Safety & Fire Protection

AED emergency Cardioverter 
Medical kit 
EPIRB’s (2) 406, Ditch bag and life raft 
Life sling 
Tackle/winch for body sling 
MOB rescue throw bag 
Commercial Type II (8) 
Winslow 8-man 8OR-­‐00149 
Ditch bag: Katadyn Survivor 106S Handheld water maker, Fishing tackle, Emergency water packets, solar blankets, emergency food. 
Flotation waterproof canisters: (3) emergency water packets/food,
Check stays 
Bosun’s Chair
Mast climber
Climbing harness
Jack lines  
Sea-­‐Fire automatic fire extinguisher in engine compartment 
Hand held fire extinguishers (2) 
Sea drogue 
Emergency tiller 
Barometer (wall mounted) 


2016 Furuno Nav Net 3D Chart plotter with 8in screen in Nav station and 12 in screen in cockpit pedestal. Integrated TZ Navigator on Ship’s computer
B & G Hercules 2000 with option wireless remote auto pilot, (5) FFD and (3) 20/20’s on the mast.
Ship’s computer Shuttle DS87 PC, large installed slave monitor.
Iridium Sat phone
ICOM M-­‐‑602 SSB with Pactor modem
ICOM M-­‐‑802 VHF
Wilson WIFI booster antenna
Carbon Fiber stern mounted Radar tower with 4KW Furuno radar dome.
1 Ship’s EPIRB and 1 life raft EPIRB
Ship’s Compass: Halcyon Gyro Stabilized Compass 
Auto pilot: B &G Hydraulic-­‐ Remote handheld control, cockpit monitor control, Nav station control 
Scanner: Fujitsu Scan Snap 1500 
Printer: Cannon iP100  printer 
Slave monitor: 19 in NEC MultiSync LCD 1990SX. 
WiFi: Telcel modem and Wilson antenna booster
Maretron engine data slave DSM25 
Wireless computer keyboard: Logitech 
Chart table light: LED Red/white 
VHF: ICOM Marine IC-­‐M602 
         ICOM cockpit slave HM-­‐157B 
         Hand-­‐held IC-­‐ M88 submersible 

Electrical Equipment

Mastervolt Whisper 7000 Generator (Hours 3475)
New AGM Battery Bank 2016
New inverter echo charger 2016
Magnum Inverter/ Echo Charger 2016 
Magnum ME-­‐RC remote control energy manager 2016 
Plus 1 replacement LED interior and navigation lights 
LED boom light 
Foredeck flood light 
Radar pole cockpit flood light 
Shore power 50A/30A 
Hella Fans (7)


North Sails: All sails are designed for performance offshore passage making utilizing competition shapes with world cruising materials from North Sails. The sails are professionally maintained by the North Sails rep./Loft in Puerto Vallarta and are stored there in off season.

All sails have been designed specifically for Blue with an emphasis on performance and durability actively sailing in the tropics.

Mainsail: Full Batten (6) Tri-­‐‑Radial Spectra/Carbon
Harken Switch system and Cars
Hall Spars Carbon Fiber Custom “V” boom designed specifically for Blue
Genoa: 125% Tri-­‐‑Radial Spectra/Carbon
Spectra luff Staysail on single line furler
Storm Jib
4A Full size running Asymmetrical
3A Standard size Asymmetrical
2A Standard size Asymmetrical

Misc. Equipment

Tender: 2015 Walker Bay 310
Outboard: 2015 Yamaha 25hp
Emergency Ditch bag with EPIRB
Winslow 8-man life raft
Sea Fire System
Teak interior walls were a package upgrade
Sea Recovery Watermaker 25 GPH
Vacuflush heads (2) 
Marine Air 32,000 BTU 3 zone Air conditioning
High volume emergency bilge pump 
High speed Oil change pump (Qwik drain) 
Fuel transfer pump 
March house water pumps (2) dual plumbed for easy transfer
Attwood aft bilge/shower sump 
Jabsco 50880 shower drain/bilge pump
2007 Complete D/C Refrigeration/freezer system replacement by Captain Frost of SanDiego ($11,000 upgrade). Danfoss compressors, Carrel thermostat. Freezes the Ice cream not the lettuce. The upgrade gives consistent reliable offshore operation. 
New Isotemp water heater 2016 #332725. 
Espar gas heater
Fresh & salt foot pumps 
Corian counters in Galley 
Leather sea berth cover 
First hull to install a VENTED Splendide washer/dryer (really dries your clothes) 
Deck non-­‐skid replaced 2016 
Propane system upgraded 2015


First time on the market, all North Sails, wonderful performance offshore cruiser, sailing made easy, well equipped, many upgrades, professionally maintained, stunning dark blue hull with light grey non skid decks.  Best of the best!

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Patrick McConnell
Fraser Yachts
4960 N. Harbor DriveSuite #100San Diego, California, USA

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