Opua, Bay of Islands
The J-160 is the perfect boat for someone who appreciates great performance in an oceangoing vessel. J-Boats are known for their long, skinny design, and are a world leader in performance cruising. The design reflects its racing heritage and lends itself to great upwind performance..
J/160's can easily do 200 mile days. The cutter rig on Avante is great for comfortable shorthanded ocean passages. This boat has a modern swept back 3 spreader rig, with the option to attach check stays if you are in a big sea.
‘Avante’ is a thrill to sail with full control and easy adjustments with electric winches.
The boat has top quality running rigging in great condition. The mainsail is brand new with very low usage. The Genoa is slightly high cut to allow for better visibility and avoid hitting the guard rails when tacking. There is also a retractable prod for flying downwind sails. A highly specced vang strut that holds up the boom and can take load in the ocean.
Safety has been considered for movement downstairs with high fiddles, and a U-shape galley port aft. There is a dedicated full sized navigation station for ocean crossings.
No compromise has been made to head height in the aft cabins. A boat of this scale would suit a taller captain.
Complete with an OC tender and davit system on the back, electronics, solar, Watt and Sea hydrogenerator and Westerbeke diesel generator, this boat is fully equipped for long distance cruising. Avante has been well maintained with a lot of modern equipment. The J/160 has been designed for lovers of sailing, and far exceeds the standards of other cruising yachts this size.
Price includes importation taxes.