Essex Boat Works, LLC

2006 J Boats J/133

  • 43 ft
  • Racer
  • Buffalo, US

Yacht price :



There are very few boats as versatile as the J/133.  This boat performs great around the buoys or offshore for hundreds of miles, while maintaining many cruising comforts below.  This one owner boat has done all types of sailing and is still in exceptional condition.  From racing the Newport-Bermuda with a full crew, to winning her IRC division on the weekends, right down to day-sailing as husband and wife; this boat checks all the boxes. For those who want to do some shorthanded offshore sailing, this boat is an ideal platform.  The owner won the Lake Ontario 300 IRC division multiple times as well as double-handed events.

"Hot Water" has a knowledgeable owner who kept her in fresh water during the summer sailing season (with dehumidifier always running!) and inside heated storage during the winter months.  Always handled by professionals and when parts needed to be replaced or fixed, it was done the right way.  She comes with a storage trailer for all the extra sails and gear, everything goes with!


Basic Information

J Boats
Buffalo, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Hot Water
Boat Type:
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
Rod Johnstone
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

43 ft - 13.11 meter
43 ft - 13.11 meter
12 ft 10 in - 3.91 meter
Draft - max:
7 ft 6 in - 2.29 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:
17900 lbs


Yanmar 4JH3E
Cruise Speed:
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
56 (Individual), 56 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
50 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
50 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
Total Sleeps:
Total Heads:
Captains Cabin:
Crew Cabins:
Crew Berths:
Crew Sleeps:
Crew Heads:




Factory Options Included:

Two Head/Two Cabin Layout Option

White gelcoat hull with blue boot and cove stripes

DC Refrigeration Package

Systems Group   

Marina Group      

Interior Trim Package - All teak interior

Ultra-suede tan cushions in main cabin         

Microwave Oven (new 2018)           

Force 10 galley stove (new 2017)   

Removable Teak Cockpit Table, varnished with padded bag     

A/C - Marine Air VCD 16K/2            

Watermaker - Sea Recovery Ultra Whisper 300GPD/13GPH    

Heater - Espar heating system 5-outlets        

Inverter/Battery Charger - ProSine 3kw with remote monitor at nav         

Separate alternators for starting and house batteries with crossover switch          

2nd Balmar Alternator with Regulator and Centerfielder            

4 x100 AH Lifeline AGM house batteries model GPL-27T         

1 starting battery 

Galvanic isolator (new 2018)

Stringer reinforcement completed by J/Boats at TPI in 2006     



Simrad CX44 DGPS and WAAS Chart plotter with 4kw dome                 

Removable 4K dome and Radar pole (painted carbon with adjustable pivot platform)             

Ockam System - 3 maxi displays with carbon bracket, 2 displays on hood, 1 at nav station              

Simrad Robertson Autopilot AP2630 with HLD2000 ram                                        

Simard autopilot R3000X Handheld remote wired to companionway       

Icom M502 VHF  

Icom Commander Mic mounted at helm in Cockpit      

Icom 802 SSB     

SSB Goundplane

Alpine AM/FM/XM/CD with 2 speakers in main cabin and 2 in cockpit     

LED Masthead tri light       

LED Windex light



Cruising forestay with harken furling gear (in storage at Wiggers)           

Harken carbo foil 7001.20 racing forestay (Installed)   

Offshore rod backstay with SSB insulators    

Racing Backstay 

1 Harken electric cabin top winch (48.2STE_HY-08)   

7 Harken winches (2 X 56.2ST, 3 X 48.2ST, 2 X 46.2ST)          

Staysail removable forestay            

Reinforced deck padeye for staysails            

Code 0 strop to reinforce sprit on bow           

Pole retrofit incorporating high load sheave for pole out (new sprit in 2009)           

Hydraulic backstay panel in cockpit 

German Mainsheet System added

Upgraded running rigging


Race Bottom

Grand Prix bottom fairing by Waterline Systems in Rhode Island

Faired to template, bottom and foils and painted with Baltoplate


Sails - All North Sails

3Di Regatta mainsail (2017)

3Di #1 Genoa (2017)

3Di Heavy #1 Genoa (2016)

3Di #3 Heavy Jib  (2013)

3Di #3 Light/Medium Jib (2018)

3DL Offshore main with Taffeta

3DL Jibtop Genoa             

3DL Blast Reacher            

Dacron #4           

Genoa Staysail   

Storm Jib             

Storm Trysail       

A2 asymmetric runner (2016)

A2 asymmetric runner

A1 asymmetric light air reacher

A3 asymmetric reacher (2019)

A5 asymmetric (Heavy air reduced size)       

Code 0

Spinnaker Staysail            

3DL Cruising #3 Jib with taffeta and vertical battens   


Offshore Equipment

Lee cloths for settee          

Wichard folding pad eyes in cockpit for safety harness'             


Tapered softwood plugs at all thru-hulls        

Radar reflectors  

2 lightweight fortress anchors with chain & rode in compact carrying bags            

Sailboards (1 - white, 1- black)        

Emergency tiller  




Cruising Gear

Boom tent           

Asymmetric snuffer           


Lifeline padded covers      

Table cover         

2 West marine folding bicycles        

Screens for all portlights    

2 head sump pumps          

Transom hot & cold-water shower   

Fresh water washdown for anchor  

Propane tanks (2)

Cosmetic cover for sprit in forepeak (not installed)      

2 X 12v Hella turbo fans in main and aft cabins



Custom Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel

Carbon Fiber Fridge Door

Docklines & Fenders (with fleece covers)

Canada Coast Guard Required Safety Gear             

Mainsail Cover in Sunbrella (navy blue)

Shore Power Cord

Carbon Deck Block Patches

Winch Handles

Winch Handle Pockets

*No cradle or jackstands


Recent Work Done by Wiggers Service:


New gator for lower rudder bearing

Backstay service



Replace top bearing with new Jefa

Harken forestay

Repair cockpit table fitting/cockpit floor sole/engine room insulation




New Teak & Holly Cabin Sole

New Countertop and Carbon Fiber Fridge Lid

New LED cabin lights

New Force 10 stove


Annual Winch Service

Halyard organizers and stoppers added to lead lines aft to cockpit for shorthanded sailing                      


J/133 Specs



LOA: 43 ft 0 in

Beam: 12 ft 10 in

LWL: 37 ft 10 in

Minimum Draft: 7 ft 6 in

Maximum Draft: 7 ft 6 in

Displacement: 18,250 lbs



Hull & Deck

  • SCRIMP infusion molded sandwich construction using biaxial, triaxial and quadraxial E-glass with Baltek Super-Light 45 end-grained balsa core in the Hull and Deck. Vinylester resin throughout all GRP components. (SCRIMP is the patented resin infusion molding process of TPI Technologies, Inc.)
  • White Gel Coat hull with single bootstripe (choose from a selection of gelcoat colors).
  • White gelcoat deck with choice of five non-skid colors in tones of white, gray and beige.
  • Hull-to-deck joint bonded with aircraft-grade methacrylate adhesive.
  • Lamination specifications to exceed ABS offshore yacht standards.
  • TPI 5 year structural warranty with 10 year transferable warranty against hull blisters.
  • Molded structural grid infused to hull for a primary bond to hull shell. Grid includes keel floors, mast step, engine bed and longitudinal supports.
  • GRP molded main structural bulkhead, bonded with epoxy to the hull and deck with dual openings to forepeak & head.
  • Molded companionway seahood with integral instrument pod, molded slider and acrylic drop board equipped with inside/outside stainless hasp and storage rack in cockpit locker.
  • Molded stern boarding/swim platform with boarding ladder.
  • ORC height foredeck toe-rails integrally molded into deck forward of mast.
  • Variable chord, high lift, low VCG keel with bulb and optional shoal keel.
  • Stainless steel handrails on cabin trunk.
  • Bow locker with deck hatch and overboard drainage for stowage of anchoring gear or spinnaker in snuffer.
  • Cockpit seat locker to port capable of storing a 6-man life raft (full cut-out locker with aft head option).
  • Two lazarette lockers on afterdeck.
  • Molded propane locker to starboard, vented & drained overboard.


Propulsion & Steering

  • Yanmar 54 hp 4JH4-CE, fresh water cooled, 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated diesel engine with Saildrive SD-40, Racor fuel filter & 125 amp Power Max alternator.
  • Yanmar recessed engine instrument panel in cockpit with Lexan cover.
  • Flex-O-Fold two-blade, geared folding propeller.
  • Sound insulation throughout engine box area.
  • Shift/throttle control.
  • 50 gallon aluminum fuel tank with baffles & access port, vent and deck fill under port settee berth.
  • Carbon fiber reinforced composite rudder blade & custom carbon rudder shaft mounted in high quality rudder bearings.
  • Molded steering pedestal with Ritchie binnacle compass, SS Guard to accommodate radar/plotter pod, Edson steering components and 60" Diamond series wheel with elkhide comfort grip.
  • Teak helmsman foot braces.
  • Aluminum emergency tiller with deck plate access.



  • Hot & cold pressure water system with hot water tank and accumulator tank.
  • Self-priming direct sump pump for shower draining directly overboard.
  • Automatic bilge pump with float switch and dedicated panel in nav station wired direct to DC system.
  • Manually operated bilge pump mounted in the cockpit. (second pump below included in Systems Group Package option).
  • 50 gallons of water standard in custom molded tank with baffles, inspection port, and secured in place below starboard main cabin settee berth. Additional 40 gallon tank option of bladder-bag type mounted below starboard quarter berth.
  • Icebox drain with valve to bilge.
  • Marelon seacocks below waterline including head intake, head discharge, head & galley sink drains.
  • Through-hulls include bowsprit-housing drain, anchor locker drain, stainless engine exhaust on transom, bilge pump discharge on transom, wheel well drain, LPG locker drain.



  • Standard system batteries include: (2) group 31 (105amp) deep cycle batteries to serve the house, and (1) Optima 1000 (1,100 CCA) battery for dedicated service to the engine. Batteries are Lifeline AGM sealed, absorbed glass mat type series.
  • Battery Isolator with parallel switch to allow engine start from house bank.
  • Xantrex Link 20 Battery Monitor (Replaced by Link 2000 with Marina Group Option).
  • Master battery switch at nav station with (1,2,Both,Off) for House batteries and single On/Off switch for engine start battery.
  • DC Electrical distribution panel w/digital condition meters and circuit breakers.
  • Navigation, steaming & compass lights.
  • Bonding system to meet ABYC project E-4.5 and E-4.8 Lightning protection.
  • DC (& optional AC) grounding systems to meet ABYC E-8 and E-9.
  • Galvanic Isolation protection with Marina Group Option.
  • Propane solenoid.
  • Nine swiveling stainless halogen reading lamps, halogen overhead lights in main cabin, flexible armed lamp at navigation station, and fluorescent light in the head.



  • Main cabin with varnished cherry veneered bulkheads and furniture units, with cold molded and solid varnished trim.
  • Fore and aft cabins finished with off-white vinyl hull surfaces (varnished cherry hull siding option).
  • 6' 4" headroom in main cabin.
  • Forward Cabin includes a hanging locker, vanity with cabinet and drawers and changing seat to port, a large V-berth platform with hinged access to storage below, port side shelf on hull, a watertight bow sprit enclosure and small vanity to starboard. Transducer access through small access area in teak and holly cabin floor.
  • Large head with molded sink, outboard storage locker, H&C shower with dedicated shower sump draining overboard.
  • Main cabin settee berths with split and bolstered backrest cushions port and starboard.
  • Choice of Nylon bolstered cushion fabrics.
  • Cabinet storage outboard of port & starboard settees each with two doors and mid-height bookshelf between.
  • Varnished cherry wood slats on hull sides above settee backrests in main salon and nav station.
  • Storage compartments behind the seat backrest cushions.
  • Varnished cherry main cabin, drop-leaf table with bottle storage compartment.
  • Vinyl lining on overhead.
  • 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, instrument panel, bookshelf and outboard storage shelf.
  • Overhead stainless grab rails in main cabin to port and starboard.
  • Aft Starboard Cabin: Double berth with cushions, vinyl hull siding, vanity with drawers and cabinet, full length shelf, hanging locker, and varnished teak & holly cabin sole.
  • Aft Port Cabin: Mirror image of starboard cabin. (Aft head option to port available).



  • High polished double stainless sink mounted in wheat-matrix Nevamar laminated J-shaped galley countertop with varnished cold-molded fiddles.
  • Three-burner Force 10 propane stove/broiler/oven with slide-away oven door recess and S.S. stove bar.
  • Two 6lb aluminum propane bottles in cockpit propane locker connected through solenoid shutoff switch. Locker capacity for three bottles.
  • Manual fresh water foot pump.
  • 6.5 cu.ft. icebox with dual hinged top, and internal acrylic sliding shelf/divider.
  • Dry goods storage bins outboard.
  • SS vertical grab bar mounted on forward inboard corner of galley and attached to deck.
  • Griddle and pan storage locker under stove.
  • Flatware and utensil drawers.
  • Large trash bin storage with flip-lid access under counter.
  • Storage area under galley island suitable for optional microwave installation.


Deck Hardware

  • Harken 60.2 AST (was 56.2 STA) self-tailing 2 speed primary winches (2).
  • Harken 48.2 STA self-tailing, 2 speed mainsheet winches (2).
  • Harken 48.2 STA self-tailing, 2 speed, secondary winches mounted on the cabin trunk (2).
  • Harken 46.2 STA self-tailing , 2 speed forward halyard winches (2).
  • Four Harken Speedgrip lock-in winch handles with four PVC winch handle holders.
  • Custom Stainless mast collar with fastening points for halyard blocks.
  • Harken "Black Magic" blocks for reef lines, spinnaker and genoa blocks.
  • Harken stainless "ESP" halyard and reef blocks at mast collar.
  • Spinlock rope clutches for halyards, reef lines, furler line, and tack line.
  • Harken mainsheet and traveler system with Black Magic series blocks & components.
  • Harken adjustable jib/genoa car system with purchase system led to the cockpit.
  • Stainless bow pulpit and stern rail with gate.
  • Custom stainless stemhead fitting.
  • Tapered lifeline stanchions with amidship boarding gates port and starboard.
  • Four 10" 4-bolt mooring cleats.
  • Three articulated, acrylic Gebo hatches with screens.
  • Nine Gebo opening ports and one fixed port (over Nav station) on cabin trunk with screens.
  • Two Gebo opening ports with screens in cockpit well, one each for port and starboard aft cabins.
  • Thurston cockpit dodger with roll-up forward window & removable side curtains.
  • Telescoping transom swimming ladder.
  • Four 16x24 polypropylene mesh line bags.


Spars & Rigging

  • Hall Spars pre-preg carbon fiber mast autoclaved at 80 PSI at 250 deg F. Mast includes double airfoil aluminum spreaders, carbon gooseneck, white Awlgrip finish, painted black bands, wire runs in conduit, Antal mainsail track for #40 cars with loader and end fittings to accommodate sailmaker provided mainsail sliders and/or boltrope. Also included with the mast are; Spartite mast wedge material, anchor light, steaming light,ORC mast attachment system to mast step.
  • Mast Step: G10 epoxy custom fit mast step attaches to molded centerline longitudinal hull stringer with four SS bolts tapped to integral aluminum plate.
  • Hall Spars boom of 6061-T6 aluminum with white Awlgrip finish, welded gooseneck fitting, lug for boom 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.
  • Hall D-30 QuikVang.
  • Harken MKIII Unit 2.0 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 low stretch adjuster line.
  • Navtec continuous rod rigging and turnbuckles.
  • Sailtec integral hydraulic backstay.
  • Hall Spars retractable carbon fiber J/Sprit with clearcoat Awlgrip finish.
  • Harken tackle system for bowsprit with control line led to cabin top rope clutch.
  • Bowsprit bearing system with drain mounted in hull housing and exterior neoprene seal.
  • Optimized Hall rigging package including; two Technora jib halyards, two Spectra spinnaker halyards each with Tylaska SS shackles and flemish eye terminations, 1:1 main halyard of Technora with Wichard shackle, Mainsheet and two traveler control adjuster lines, two Spectra genoa sheets, two tapered Spectra spinnaker sheets, Spectra spinnaker tack line, three reef lines: One continuous reef line to starboard. Tack reef #2 doubles as cunningham to port. Clew reef #2 is included with its own dedicated hardware.

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.


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.

Essex Boat Works is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by RCR Yachts.


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