J/24 Race Ready, Like New, $ 27,500, Used, Long beach Island, New Jersey
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Manufacturer / Model:
J/24 Race Ready, Like New
Sail Inventory / Rigging:
2010 Evolution Main, Genoa & Spinnaker
2001 Quantum Jib (used less than 10 times, still very competitive)
USA-2332 is a rare boat. Having personally sailed, maintained, and raced J/24's for years, I can say with some experience that this may be the best boat to come on the market in a long time. There were several "good runs" with J/24 production, and USA-2332 fits perfectly into that time period, when the production team built incredibly solid, symmetrical boats. USA-2123, and USA-2274, of the same vintage, are examples of boats that have regional and national top-level finishes, and were built at the same time as USA-2332.
What's more, this boat has had a total make-over and has the desired elements of a new production boat, and, unlike most cored boats out there, this boat is DRY. If I were getting back into J/24 sailing, this boat would be tops on my list.
Hot Ticket, USA-2332 has been owned and meticulously maintained by a Marine Industry Professional since 1987. She has been extensively optimized for the highest level of J24 racing. Her interior has been upgraded and modernized to the present 5000 series with many additional custom features. Her hull and keel have been re-gelcoated in high gloss white. Her deck has been re-gelcoated in a two tone in high gloss white with a sand textured gray non-skid. She has “zero” moisture in her deck or hull. She has only been raced on average about five times a year since 1998. She was not sailed at all in 2011.
Race Results (Notable wins)
1988 Mid-Atlantic Championship 2000 Northeast Regional Regatta
2000 Red Grant Regatta 2000 Garden State Parkway Series
2010 Red Grant Regatta 2010 Garden State Parkway Series
Features and Upgrades:
2000 Charleston Spar Mast and Boom.
Molded in fiberglass sink.
Custom fiberglass water tank.
Tapered Aluminum Spinnaker pole.
Custom fiberglass step box.
Professionally faired hull and keel.
Reinforced chain plates.
Re-gelcoated Hull and Deck.
Reinforced interior stantion supports.
Zero moisture in deck and hull.
Varnished teak toe rails and foot rests.
Custom Nelson / Marek keel design.
Custom teak & maple laminated curved tiller.
Newly upgraded interior layout.
Custom teak & maple laminated traveler bar.
Sealed Forepeak and Bow tanks.
Sailcomp compass w/cust. connector.
All interior wood surfaces are fiberglass coated.
The original 1980 Triad single axle trailer is structurally sound and is capable of long distance traveling. It is in need of new paint, a fender (in the works), and new hydraulic brakes (which I never used).
Tom Sitzmann is the former head coach of the nationally recognized Severn School Sailing Team. In just his third year with the program, Severn School won the Mallory Trophy, US High School Sailing's National Championship. Severn is the first and only Chesapeake Bay school ever to win a National Championship. Sitzmann came to Severn after working as the head coach for the Bowdoin College intercollegiate dinghy sailing team in 1999-2005, where he led the Polar Bears to new heights in team racing, dinghy and women's sailing. While in Maine he also started his own successful sail-making business. Before Bowdoin, Sitzmann coached sailing at the US Naval Academy. Sitzmann has won New-England and Mid-Atlantic district championships in the Laser and J/24 classes, and holds top national finishes in the J/24 & J/22 Classes. He now sails a J/120 with his family and occasionally races a 505. You can reach Tom at email@example.com