The J/145 is a very capable offshore racer/cruiser. Ace has competed in numerous offshore races, cruised the Mediterranean, Caribbean and New England and sailed Transatlantic with her original owners. With all these miles she still shows like she has been pampered. There are no crazing issues as other 145's have had and she has had no major damage. She has always been captain maintained to the highest standards which shows!
Ace is the best J/145 available on the East Coast!
The broker for Ace has been involved with her from construction until present. He has done all major races and ocean passages on her. Call Chris Dowling today for detailed information on Ace and her history! 917-854-5971
SCRIMP infusion molded sandwich construction using biaxial Toray carbon fiber with e-glass in the skins with Baltek Super-Light 45 end-grained balsa core in the hull and Corecell foam core in the deck. Vinylester resin is used throughout both the hull & deck. (SCRIMP is the patented resin infusion molding process of TPI Technologies, Inc.)
Hull-to-deck joint bonded with Plexus MA550.
Lamination specifications to exceed ABS offshore yacht standards.
SCRIMP molded structural grid individually bonded to hull. Grid includes keel floors, mast step, engine bed and longitudinal supports.
GRP molded main structural bulkhead, glassed fore & aft on hull and deck as support for shroud chainplates with dual openings to forepeak.
Composite interior components include transverse ring-frame forward, two longitudinal cockpit supports, main structural bulkhead, berth tops for q-berth, and pilot berth, each molded with E-glass - Corecell core and unidirectional reinforcements.
The interior on the J/145 is fairly standard for the mail salon and aft cabin with basic custom options.
Forward of the main bulkhead is where most of these boats are different with only a couple having the same layout. On Ace, we decided to move the ring frame forward 9" to allow for full length berths and have a large storage locker forward for cruising and ocean passages. Aft of this are single berths to port and starboard with drawers and lower locker storage. Bookshelves have been added outboard of the berths. These convert to sail bins when racing. Aft to port is the head with shower. To starboard is a cabinet with vanity sink.
The main cabin has varnished cherry veneered bulkheads and furniture units, with cold molded varnished trim.
6' 4" headroom in main cabin.
Main cabin settee berths with split cushions port and starboard.
Ultra-suede cushion fabrics with split cushion bottoms and split backrests on settees.
Pilot berths outboard of main cabin port and starboard settees.
Wood slats on hull sides above settee berths. Storage compartments behind the seat back cushions.
Lightweight main cabin, drop-leaf table.
Vinyl lining on overhead and hull sides in forepeak and aft cabins.
Removable teak & holly veneer floor panels finished in varnish with underside and ends sealed with epoxy,
Large, sit-down, forward facing nav table with chart storage, overhead instrument panel and outboard book shelf
Overhead stainless grab rails in main cabin.
Aft Starboard Cabin:
Double berth with split cushion, wood slats on hull side, vanity with two drawers and cabinet, hanging locker with varnished teak & holly cabin sole.
Aft Berth splits to become single berth outboard and storage bins for Offshore first aid kit inboard.
Enclosed Head/Shower compartment with Raritan PH-2 head, mirror, sink, storage cabinet above and below and H&C water.
Aft of head is a large storage locker that is also accessed from cockpit.
Shelving for tools and spares is located here.
Removable Hanging bar for Foul Weather gear
Inboard on centerline is the locker where the watermaker is located. This space could also be utilized for a generator.
Bedding (Sheets, pillows and blankets)
Chelsea Clock and Barometer
High polished double stainless sink mounted in laminated J-shaped galley countertop with varnished cold-molded fiddles.
Three-burner Force 10 propane stove - broiler - oven with patented slide-away oven door recess and S.S. stove bar. Additional storage foot locker below oven.
Plate, bowl, cup, and glass storage compartment on bulkhead aft of stove.
Two 10 lb 2012 “the lite cylinder” Fiberglass propane bottles in cockpit propane locker connected through solenoid shutoff switch.
Whale Manual fresh water foot pump.
Dry goods storage bins outboard.
Combination cutting board - offshore galley seat with teak handles.
SS handrail mounted on forward inboard corner of galley and attached to deck.
Griddle and pan storage locker under stove.
Two flatware and utensil drawers(2013) and pot storage locker below countertop.
Large Rubbermaid trash bin storage area with flip lid access under sink.
Sea Frost 110VAC and Engine driven refrigeration
Assorted Pots and Pans
Cutlery and utensils
Plates, Bowls and cups
Two Lewmar 66AST, 3 speed primary winches.
Two Lewmar 50AST, 2 speed mainsheet winches.
One electric Lewmar 54AST self-tailing, speed, Main Halyard winch mounted on port Cabin Trunk.
One Lewmar 54AST self-tailing, 2 speed, secondary winch mounted on the starboard cabin trunk.
Two Lewmar 48AST, 2 speed forward halyard winches.
Six Harken Speedgrip lock-in winch handles (four 10" and two 8").
Four PVC winch handle holders.
Stainless mast collar with fastening points for halyard blocks.
Harken Black Magic blocks for reef lines, checkstays, spinnaker and genoa blocks.
Spinlock rope clutches for halyards, reef lines, furler line, tack line, and sprit launching line.
Harken mainsheet and traveler system with Black Magic series blocks & components.
Harken interconnected genoa tracks with single adjustment line.
"T" tracks for standard jib tracks and for outboard sheeting leads.
Stainless bow pulpit and stem rail with gate.
Removable Anchor Roller
45lb CQR Anchor with 3/8" Chain Rode
Fortress Anchor with 30' 3/8" Chain and 250' of Nylon Rode
Custom stainless stemhead fitting.
Tapered lifeline stanchions with amidship boarding gates port and starboard.
Four 4-bolt mooring cleats.
Five Lewmar articulated, bronze tinted acrylic hatches: 30x3O foredeck, 20x2O skylight, and three 8x8s in shower, head and starboard cabin.
Seven opening ports and one fixed port (over Nav station) in cabin trunk.
Two opening ports in cockpit well for starboard aft cabin ventilation.
Cockpit dodger with roll-up forward window, removable side curtains, stanchion supports and stainless grab bar on aft edge.
Bimini with Stainless Steel Frame over helm.
Sunbrella “Fly” that connects dodger and bimini with removable side curtains.
Custom “Antigua Sails” Awning with side curtains
Custom Foredeck cusions
Custom cabin house cushions
Custom Cockpit cushions for cockpit seats, between winches, helm seats and aft deck.
Custom transom swimming ladder with maintenance free composite step treads.
Custom Cockpit table of Cherry Wood with two removable leaves.
Outboard Mount on Port Pushpit.
Aluminum Radar Post
Outboard Lifting tackle on radar pole
6 Inflatable Fenders
Code / Courtesy Flags
Hot & cold pressure water system
2014 Quick Stainless Steel Hot water Heater
2015 Pex Water pipe with person fittings
2014 Variable speed Jabsco VFLO 5.0 Water Pump. Service to aft head, forward shower and vanity, galley, & swim platform shower.
Self-priming direct sump pumps for shower draining directly overboard.
Automatic bilge pump with float switch and dedicated panel in nav station wired direct to DC system.
Two manually operated bilge pumps, one mounted in the cockpit and another aft to port with hose to reach bilge. (ORC category 2).
60 gallons total water capacity in one custom molded tank complete with baffles, inspection ports, and secured in place below main cabin port settee berth.
Sea Recovery Ultra Whisper 12VDC Watermaker
Icebox drain with valve.
Flush seacocks below waterline including head intake, head discharge, galley sink, engine intake.
Through-hulls include bowsprit-housing drain, engine exhaust on transom, bilge pump exhausts on transom, wheel well drain.
Yanmar 56 hp 4JH3E, fresh water cooled, 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated diesel engine with Racor fuel filter & 115 amp alternator.
Yanmar recessed C-type engine instrument panel in cockpit with Lexan cover.
Yanmar “500 hour services” performed 2013 and 2015.
Martec Folding Propeller.
Ultra Sound Acoustics VO-100 insulation in engine compartment with three access doors and ventilation to transom.
Spinlock gear shift - throttle control.
57 gallon aluminum fuel tank with baffles & access port vented thru transom with starboard side deck fill.
Carbon fiber reinforced composite rudder blade & custom carbon rudder shaft mounted in 2012 rudder bearings.
Molded steering pedestal with Ritchie SP-5 compass, SS Guard,
2010 Carbonautica Fiber Steering Wheel
Molded helmsman foot braces.
Aluminum emergency tiller with deck plate access.
Ace has completed the Halifax Race, 3 Newport - Bermuda Races, Block Island Race Week, Antigua Sailing Week, 3 Palma Vela Regattas, the ARC and numerous club level races. She is equipped for all!
IJPE : 1168.00 sq ft
I : 63.00 ft
J : 18.00 ft
P : 60.08 ft
E : 20.00 ft
Working Sail Area : 1168.00 sq ft
Racing Main: ICE 2013
Cruising Jib 2013
Cruising Main: 2011
2 ***(2/25/11) good
4/5 - Heavy weather jib 2013
Storm jib 2000
Storm Trysail 2000
Heavy A 3/5 on Top-down furler
Doyle UPS on Furler
Mainsail cover (modified for Dutchman)
Dodger with removable side curtains
Bimini Fly to connect to Dodger with side curtains
Forward Hatch Awning
Antigua Sails Awning with Side Curtains
Hall Spars carbon fiber mast of pre-preg carbon fiber autoclaved at 80 PSI at 250 deg F. Mast includes triple airfoil aluminum spreaders, carbon gooseneck, clearcoat black finish, painted white bands, wire runs in conduit, Hall - Antal mainsail track with loader and end fittings to accommodate sailmaker provided Antal mainsail sliders and - or boltrope. Also included with the mast are Spartite mast wedge material, anchor light, steaming light and flag halyard cheek block at masthead and cleat at deck.
Mast Step: G10 epoxy custom fit mast step attaches to molded centerline longitudinal hull stringer with four SS bolts tapped to aluminum plate integrally molded in structural grid.
Mast bolt attached mast to step for ORC requirements
Hall Spars Carbon Fiber boom with black Awlgrip finish, lug for Sailtec hydraulic vang internal 12:1 mainsail outhaul with external cleat, bale for mainsheet block and painted white bands. Outboard end to accommodate single line reef to starboard and 2nd clew reef to port.
Spectra Preventers rigged on boom (ORC Requirement)
Harken MKIII Unit 2 size furling system with airfoil performance extrusion, corrosion proof spool and drum, tapered torque tube, AirSwivel for reduced weight aloft, cast aluminum Hardcote anodized chafe guard, and all black low stretch adjuster line.
Harken Carbon Racing headfoil
2012 Discontinuous rod rigging and turnbuckles.
2012 PBO backstay
Retractable carbon fiber J-Sprit with clearcoat Awlgrip finish.
Harken tackle system with control line led aft to cockpit.
Bowsprit bearing system with drain mounted in hull housing
2015 exterior sprit seal.
2012 Running rigging package includes two jib halyards, two Spectra spinnaker halyards each with dogsbone, 2:1 main halyard, German Mainsheet system and two traveler control adjuster lines, two Spectra genoa sheets, two tapered Spectra spinnaker sheets, two spinnaker tack line, checkstay - runner system that can be clipped forward when not in use, burgee halyard with Custom Pigstick.
Two reef lines are also included: can be setup as single line reefing system
Cunningham with 6:1 purchase
Sailtec hydraulic backstay and boom vang cylinders with two function control panel on cockpit pedestal.
Dutchman System for Cruising Main
Assorted Spare Battens
Spare Halyards and Sheets
Sail Repair Kit
Hydraulic Rig Cutters
Assorted Spare Blocks, Cars, Shackles and Lines
12V DC Electrical System
Standard system batteries include: four Mastervolt (90 AH) AGM batteries (2 new 2015) to serve the house, and one Optima 1000 (1,100 CCA) battery for dedicated service to the engine. Batteries are Mastervolt AGM sealed, absorbed glass mat type series.
Mastervolt Mass Combi 12/2000-100 Inverter/Charger
Batt-Maxx Automatic Battery System with remote momentary parallel switch near cockpit engine panel.
Master battery switch at nav station with 1, 2, Both, Off for house batteries and single On-Off switch for engine start battery.
Deluxe Bass AC - DC backlit electrical panel w- digital condition meters, circuit breakers, accommodation for optional generator installation and air conditioning systems. Panel accommodates 33 DC breakers (24 occupied w- two spare standard) and 11 AC breakers (9 standard).
Lopolight LED Navigation, tricolor/anchor & steaming lights.
50 amp 110 VAC shorepower system with 6 outlets, 50 ft shore power cord and Guest galvanic isolator.
Bonding system to meet ABYC project E-1.
Propane solenoid switch panel and Sniffer in galley.
Seven swiveling Imtra stainless LED reading lamps, LED overhead lights in main cabin, flexible armed lamp at navigation station, two LED lights, one in each head.
Five Hella variable speed cabin fans over berths.
Heart Link 2000 Battery Monitor (for two house battery banks).
Heart Link 10 Battery Monitor (for engine battery).
2013 Two ApolloFlex 100 Watt flexible Solar Panels
2013 Steca PR1515 Solar Charge Controller
2013 Watt and Sea Hydro-generator with custom transom mount.
B&G 12" Zeus Display at Helm
B&G 8" Zeus Display at Nav Station
B&G Broadband Radar
B&G Performance Processor
B&G B&G Wind Speed and Depth
3 x B&G 2020 displays on carbon mast mount
2 B&G FFD's on Sea Hood
B&G Analog Wind on Sea Hood
B&G FFD in Nav Station
B&G Hydra Autopilot
Raymarine Autopilot control arm
Digital Yacht Wireless NMEA Server
Sony Bluetooth CD Stereo
Sony Xplod Amplifier
Bose Satellite Speaker System
Bose 151 Cockpit Speakers
Icom M802 SSB
Icom AT-140 Antenna Tuner
Winslow 8 Person Offshore Liferaft (Service due 2016) in Hard Case
Liferaft mount on sea hood.
Hyrdrostatic Release (service due 2016)
4 Spinlock Deckvest PFD/harness
Offshore First Aid Kit
Hydraulic Rigging Cutters
ORC Signal Kit (Flares and dye markers)
Hand Held VHF Radio
Emergency Running Lights
Emergency VHF Antenna
2 x Fire Ports into Engine compartment
Halatron Fire extinguisher
2 Co2 Fire extinguishers
Lee Cloths for all Berths
Name and Sail # is withheld. Owners personal effects, books and small tools are not included.
Waterfront Marina, Bay St.
PO Box 1928
Sag Harbor, NY 11963