Arrowhead is a wonderful cruising yacht with almost all systems and infrastructure recently updated to a high standard. Originally built for the J boat designer, Rod Johnstone, the manufacturer took special care to finish the interior with details usually found on much larger sailing yachts.
Arrowhead is a wonderful cruising yacht with almost all systems and infrastructure recently updated to a high standard. Originally built for the J boat designer, Rod Johnstone, the manufacturer took special care to finish the interior with details usually found on much larger sailing yachts. As an example, you immediately notice the beautiful cherry interior with countersunk and bunged screw holes. The current owner has gone to great detail and expense to maintain the interior and exterior finishes to an "as new" level.
This J 42, when in race mode, has had a history of outstanding performances. Hull #62 has competed in the 2015 Trans-Atlantic race (7th place), and every Newport to Bermuda race since she came out of the factory mold. (two 2nd place and one third-place trophy's)
When you look at the interior fit and finish you don't see a race boat, therein lies what is special about Arrowhead. This yacht is outfitted for worldwide cruising with updated house systems, sails, and running rigging inventories. The yacht is optimized for ocean racing in double-handed mode, which makes short-handed operation easy. A two to one main halyard, two deep reefing points with Dutchman Sail Control operated from the cockpit, and a #3 headsail is all you need to sail at hull speed in 15 knots of true wind.
While classic in profile and layout, the J/42 stepped into the future when considering structural strength, performance, ease-of-handling, stability, and sailing comfort. This progress is now available to the cruising sailor in a boat that handles like a 35 footer, with the solid feel and motion of a 50 footer.
Arrowhead is fitted with a custom Jim Taylor designed keel which reduces displacement by 1,000 pounds and improves performance to weather by 5 degrees apparent wind angle. This further enhances the already excellent sailing characteristics and performance of the J/42 both on the racecourse, and when on a hard beat to weather while cruising
The patented SCRIMP process pulls triple the normal vacuum-bagging levels to draw all the air out of cored hull & deck laminates and to draw a slow-curing resin into every void in a single step. It's a better and healthier way to build boats because toxic styrene emissions are eliminated. It offers higher strength (65% vs. typical 40% glass content) and a void-free laminate far superior to hand lay-up or chopper gun construction. The savings in weight is added to the bottom of the keel in the form of a lead bulb, shaped as an inverted wedge with a tapered tail aft. This is why J/42's center of gravity (CG) is so much lower than other cruisers. A low VCG means greater stability, which means better sail carrying ability. The greater sail area dampens the motion of the hull/deck/rig in waves. Pitch & roll create resistance to water flow around the hull and air flow past the sails. By reducing resistance, the J/42 sails faster and more comfortably. Sea kindliness, and how a boat handles the sea, also relates to how it handles the crew at sea and how the crew may subsequently enjoy interior amenities when arriving in port. Flagler Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by East Coast Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel