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1996 J Boats 160

Saint Petersburg, Florida


"Pipe Dream" comes to us from a family who sailed her around the world, competed and won many cruising yacht races. She has been well maintained and has replacements that included new electronics, engine, generator, rig updating, as well as many other upgrades. "Pipe Dream" was constructed to higher standards than her sister ships to meet with her owner's wishes. She has been donated, ask about your savings upon purchase.

  • One Owner, World Cruiser
  • Captained
  • 3 Cabins, 2 Heads


PIER ONE YACHT SALES is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by St. Petersburg Yacht Sales & Service.

Basic Boat Info

Make: J Boats
Model: 160
Year: 1996
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Tillotson Pearson Inc
Designer: R Johnstone
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TSP16003H596
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 53 ft
Length Overall: 52'8 ft
Waterline Length: 47'6 ft
Beam: 14'6 ft
Max Draft: 7'1 ft
Displacement: 36,729 lb
Bridge Clearance: 74 ft
Ballast: 12,000 lb
Single Berths: 3
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH4-HTE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 110hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Feathering
  • Year: 2013
  • Engine Hours: 1100
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 135 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 150 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity:
Holding Tank Material: GRP


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


At the Nav station -

  • Raymarine C120w plotter & radar display
  • Raymarine digital radar (on back stay)
  • 2ea B&G displays (one dedicated for depth)
  • Northstar 6100i plotter w/charts for world
  • Icom IC412 VHF
  • Icom M710 SSB
  • B&G AP22 autopilot control
  • Nautilus Sat phone
  • WiFi
  • Stereo, Kenwood CD player

Cockpit - 

  • 2 ea B&G displays on each side of helm
  • 4ea B&G displays on sea hood over companionway
  • B&G AP28 autopilot control on pedestal
  • Dual autopilot drives
  • Magnetic pedestal compass


  • Plow type anchor on chain/rope rode
  • Lewmar electric windlass, w/remote control
  • Lifesling and Switlik MOB throwable device
  • Dodger
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Bottom painted April, 2020
  • Quicksilver 9' RIB dinghy w/Yamaha 8hp Enduro 2-cycle outboard
  • Spares, shore power adapters
  • 4ea Bilge pumps and alarm

A retractable spinnaker carbon fiber bow sprit is extended from the bow when in use and retracted back using the line in the cockpit. Hall Spars mast, boom and spreaders are all  of carbon fiber.


  • Mainsail, Stack Pack, lazy jacks - good condition
  • Yankee head sail on Harken furling - good condition
  • 2ea Storm jibs, 1 new
  • Genoa
  • 2ea Asymmetrical spinnakers

The compliment of winches are all oversized for the operation. They consist of:

  • 2ea Lewmar 66 3-speed primary winches
  • 2ea Lewmar 50 2-speed main sheet winches
  • 2ea Lewmar 54 2-speed halyard winches, one electric
  • 2ea Lewmar 48 2-speed spinnaker winches on the coach roof
  • Heavy duty Lewmar traveler system forward of helm for easy mainsheet trimming
  • 1"  hydraulic backstay adjustment
  • 1" hydraulic boom-vang
  • Rod standing rigging, replaced 2009
  • Double SS sinks
  • Force 10 gimballed 3 burner LPG stove top and oven
  • LPG fume detector
  • Microwave
  • Seafrost custom 3 holding plate refrigerator/freezer, 110v and engine driven
  • Storage lockers
  • 10 gal Isotherm 110v/AC hot water heater
Interior Equipment
  • 2ea Raritan manual flush marine toilets, 2018
  • Dometic Cruisair A/C, 2 units
  • Open Ocean watermaker, 40 gph, 110 or 12v (decommissioned)
  • Jabsco fresh water pump
  • Innerspring bedding, 2019
  • 110v Shore power, 50 amp
  • 2014 Westerbeke generator, 5.7kw, 1078 hrs, log available
  • Magnum inverter/charger, 1500 watts
  • Engine/Generator start battery
  • 4ea AGM house batteries
  • 12v and 110v breaker panels
  • Transformer for power
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.

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