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2014 Blue Jacket 40

location icon Norwalk, Connecticut
Year 2014
Length 40 ft

Cruising World's 2014 Domestic Boat of the Year and

Best Midsize Cruiser 39-41ft

Rare used offering by the 3-Time Blue Jacket Dealer Of The Year 

Come take a look at the amazing Blue Jacket 40

This boat is loaded with options such as A/C, Bow-Thruster, Power Winches...and the only one ever built with a Leisure Furl Boom Furling System


In 2014, The Blue Jacket 40 was the first brand new American-built performance cruiser to hit the market in over 30 years. Designed by Tim Jackett with Bob Johnson, N.A., and built by America’s premier yacht builder, Island Packet Yachts, this exciting new yacht comes with a well-earned and distinguished pedigree.  Springline Yacht Sales is proud to have received the "Dealer of the Year" award multiple times from Island Packet Yachts

The Blue Jacket 40 was designed by Tim Jackett (Past President and Chief Designer at Tartan and C&C) in collaboration with Bob Johnson (CEO and Chief Designer at Island Packet). With 15 Boat of the Year award- winning designs between them, the Blue Jacket 40 embodies the creativity and broad-based experience these two noted designers have displayed over the past 30 plus years, melding the performance prowess of Jackett with the cruising focus and manufacturing acumen of Johnson and Island Packet.

She has the modern interpretation of a performance cruiser arrangement with the amenities and build quality expected of a luxury sailing yacht. The powerful and versatile Solent-type sail plan features a working jib with self-tending Hoyt Boom® along with a larger overlapping Reacher Sail for use in lighter air. Twin wheels and a large cockpit enhance both sailing and socializing, and all frequently used sail controls are convenient to the cockpit. Construction features 100% vinyl ester resin infused composite cored fiberglass laminates for both hull and deck, fit and finish, materials and equipment selections typify the high standards of Island Packet.

With Island Packet's international acclaim for exemplary product quality, value and its long history of award-winning customer satisfaction coupled with proven performance designs of Tim Jackett, the Blue Jacket 40 represents a bold and important entry into the performance/cruising sailboat market.  You can read all the reviews, see the videos and download the specs of the Blue Jacket 40 by clicking on the "View Full Specifications" tab and scrolling to the bottom of the page to External Links.


Year Built 2014
Category Sail
Length Overall 39'10 ft
Beam 12'4 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'5 ft
Double Berths 3
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID TDL40002K214
Keel Fin Keel
Min Draft 5'9 ft
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 40 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 40 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 110 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 25 gal
Ballast 6,785 lb
Displacement 18,400 lb
Bridge Clearance 62'6 ft

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 3JH4E
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 40hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
Engine Hours: 295
Fully Optioned

★ 3-cabin layout

★ Shoal Draft Keel (5' 9")

★ Leisure Furl Boom

★ Lofrans Elect Windlass (deck/helm control, 30' 5/16 chain/150' rode)

★ Bow Thruster (Vetus 4HP)

★ Electric Winch Package (2 Harken 50.2STEC 2-speed primaries)

★ Electrical Upgrade Pkg. (110amp Balmar Alt, 40amp charger in lieu of std. and one extra Group 27 Battery)

★ Deluxe Cockpit Cushions (2" bottoms/back rests-custom Sunbrella)

★ Macerator Pump

★ Fairclough Winter Cover


★ Folding Sapele Cockpit Table with BJ Logo

★ Max-prop 3-blade high performance feathering prop in lieu of Std.

★ Custom Hull Color (Carinthia Blue and Greystone Boot Stripe)

★ Hinged Companionway Doors (in lieu of hatch boards)

★ Second Shore Power System and A/C Prep

★ 35lb SS Ultra Anchor and Swivel

★ Removable Snack Table for Saloon (leg and storage bag)

★ Cockpit Seat Locker Chute with Access to Cabin (3-cabin only)

★ Main Saloon Cushions in Ultra Leather – Gray

★ 16K BTU Cruise Air Emerald Unit A/C-Heat (2 zone)

★ Xantrex1800W TrueSINE Inverter with built-in transfer switch

★ Xantrex LinkPRO Battery Monitor

★ Fusion 700 Marine Stereo for iPod and salon/Cockpit speakers


★ Garmin Multi-Function Display Heads x 5

★Garmin 12" Chartplotter w/Swivel Pod

★ Garmin 18" Radar

★ RayMarine Evolution Autopilot Linear Drive w/ 2 Garmin Heads

★ Standard Horizon  w/AIS VHF Radio and Mast Antenna

★ Standard Horizon Ram 3 - super white cockpit mounted


★ Dodger w/Polycarbonate windows (Sunbrella)

★ Makrolon Dodger Window Upgrade (scratch and UV resistant

★ Side (2) Leathered SS Grab Rail on Dodger

★ Bimini w/Connector (Sunbrella Cadet Grey & 1.25" HD Bows)

★ Helm and Center Console Covers



★ One piece hull molded with vinyl- ester (VE) resin infusion technology utilizing quadraxial E-glass with Divinycell® foam core for superior strength and stiff- ness, freedom from decay, reduced weight, sound and thermal insulation and resistance to osmotic blisters. Includes ten-year pro- rated warranty against osmotic blisters. Solid glass at all fittings. Warm gray gel finish standard

★ One piece deck molded with VE resin infusion technology utilizing quad- raxial and biaxial E-glass with Divinycell foam core for superior strength and stiffness, freedom from decay, reduced weight, and sound and thermal insulation. Includes a ten-year pro-rated warranty against deck core degradation. Solid glass with aluminum backing plates at key deck hardware installations. Two-tone finish: white gel with warm gray slip resistant surfaces

★ Double boot stripes with urethane paint finish (choice of color)

★ Lead/antimony alloy bulbed keel cast in NACA foil shape. Ten stainless steel J-bolts cast in place for attachment to hull w/urethane adhesive/sealant. Keel faired and finished with epoxy coating

★ Laminated structural grid reinforcement of keel and rig attachments

★ Molded structural interior unit bonded with hull, keel/rig reinforcement and interior bulkhead system to form unified structure. Warm gray gel finish

★ Chainplates (316L) interlocked and bonded directly with hull and deck structure for secure “belt and suspenders” installation

★ Hull/deck joint features inward hull flange and downturned deck flange for “shoe-box” joint. Urethane adhesive and stainless steel bolts on six-inch centers for strong, leak-free attachment

★ Molded fiberglass headliner for low maintenance; varnished hardwood accents; integral lighting; white gel finish w/warm gray textured surfaces

★ Carbon fiber composite rudder post with resin transfer molded (RTM) blade; low friction Jefa® roller bearings at hull and deck


★ Solent-style rig featuring fully battened main with Hoyt Boom® self- tending working jib and 150% masthead reacher, both on Harken® furling systems. Sparcraft® tapered double spreader anodized and powder coated (white) aluminum spar; headsail winches on mast; 1 x 19 ss wire standing rigging. Tapered, foil shaped spreaders. Internal low stretch halyards

★ Custom E-glass and anodized/powder coated aluminum pocket boom for simple mainsail handling with integral sail cover and lazy jacks; white finish. Pocket boom allows full roach, high performance fully battened mainsail combined with convenient hoisting and dousing with standard electric halyard winch and Harken® Battcar system. Double set of reefing lines lead aft to cockpit. Mid-boom sheeting for unobstructed cockpit and dodger/bimini installations

★ Solid rod boom vang/kicker with tackle tagline leading to cockpit stopper

★ Carbon fiber Hoyt Boom® for working headsail; white urethane finish. Provides for self vanging, self tacking sail for improved performance. Double ended jib sheet leads aft to primary winches near helms through foot blocks with integral lock-off cams

★ Double ended mainsheet system leads aft through foot blocks with integral lock-off cams to primary cockpit winches within comfortable reach of captain or crew

★ Harken main sheet traveler system with tag lines leading aft to cockpit

★ Harken furling systems on jib and reacher

★ Harken genoa tracks for reacher with adjustable lead cars; sheets lead to primary winches near helm

★ Starboard cabin top Harken UniPower® Radial 900 UPWC electric chrome radial winch for main halyard and mainsail handling functions

★ Port cabin housetop Harken 40.2 STC chrome radial winch for mainsail handling functions

★ Harken UniPower® 50.2 STEC chrome radial cockpit winches for double ended main- sheet, self-tacking jib sheet and reacher (electric winches optional); 10” lock-in winch handle


★ Twin steering stations on custom Edson® pedestals with s/s vinyl-covered destroyer style wheels, twin binnacle mounted compasses, single engine control with premium Glendinning® control cables on starboard side. Center console with engine panel gauges, remote bilge pump control, flip-up FRP table, s/s guard - molded fiberglass w/varnished sapele top.

★ Emergency tiller

★ Six-foot long cockpit seats with ergonomically shaped backrests, coaming and line storage bins, four harness padeyes. Starboard seat with hatch and storage tray. Helm seats with backrest pads and gasketed hatches over port storage and starboard LPG lockers. Twin scuppers and aft freeing slots for fast water drainage

★ Sliding companionway hatch with seahood, interior latch, exterior hasp and lock. Raymarine® i70 series instrument mounted in molded seahood pod; integrally molded dodger boss; solid wood drop boards; center board with fixed port/logo; interior storage rack

★ Centerline anchor roller integral with bow prod for fast and secure low profile storage; roller feeds rode to (optional) electric windlass. Large anchor locker with overhead deck hatch, double rack of hooks for fenders, dock lines, etc.; sealed bulkhead aft, drains overboard

★ One 10# aluminum LPG tank under starboard helm seat with remote solenoid, dual safety shutoffs and gauge (room for extra tank)

★ Mooring cleats (4), springline cleats (2), chafe guards

★ S/S cabin top handrails and full length protective bulwarks for secure movement on deck; sidedeck drains

★ ORC approved uncoated double stainless steel lifelines; 1” diameter s/s stanchions and wrap around bow and stern rails for maximum security; s/s flagstaff and holder; lifeline gates port and starboard and retractable stern rail gate; hinged transom doors to swim platform w/lift-out hinges for remote storage

★ Foldaway boarding/swim ladder below stern platform hatch; emergency boarding ladder with deployment strap

INTERIOR - Standard 3-Cabin Plan

★ Select sapele hardwoods and veneers for bulkheads, cabinetwork and trim. Louvered raised panel doors, cedar- lined lockers and drawers. Solid sapele and oak tongue and groove cabin sole in saloon, forward and aft port cabins; carpet in aft starboard cabin. Furniture quality satin varnish finish applied to all interior wood surfaces in a multi-coat process

★ Main saloon with luxurious settees port and starboard, ergonomically shaped dual density foam for soft feel yet firm support, upholstered in leather-like fabric (optional choices available). Large table stows against deep bulkhead-mounted spirits cabinet for open saloon; table drops and opens to serve both settees

★ Storage cabinets outboard and behind main saloon settee backs; lockers to starboard and port; cedar-lined hanging locker, book shelves port and starboard; overhead hatch with retractable screen and shade; numerous opening s/s ports with screens, two fixed hull ports

★ Large wrap-around galley with premium solid acrylic countertops and integral fiddles; under-counter stainless steel refrigeration/freezer drawers; micro- wave; two burner LPG stove/oven with sealed s/s cook top for easy cleaning, guard rail w/harness hooks; two s/s sinks with pressure water tap; manual pump (cold only); storage lockers and drawers; dish rack; cutlery drawers; rubbish bin; generous work surfaces. Overhead hatch with retractable screen and shade; opening s/s ports w/screens, slip resistant fiberglass sole

★ Head with electric, fresh water flush Raritan Elegance® toilet; vanity with premium solid acrylic countertop and integral fiddles, under-mount sink; storage cabinets under and over; large hardwood framed mirror, separate shower seat and acrylic fold-out shower door; slip resistant fiberglass sole in tile pattern. Overhead hatch with retractable screen and shade; opening s/s ports w/screens

★ Private forward cabin with upholstered five inch twin-layer memory foam mattress; twin drawers and storage bins under. Large cedar-lined hanging locker; two bureaus; full length shelves outboard; louvered, raised panel doors to main saloon and head. Overhead hatch w/retractable screen and shade; opening s/s port with screen; two fixed hull ports

★ Aft port stateroom with louvered raised panel door; upholstered five inch twin-layer memory foam mattress; dressing seat upholstered in leather-like fabric; storage bureau; full length shelf; large hanging locker; storage under bunk. Overhead hatch with retractable screen and shade; opening s/s ports with screens; fixed hull port

★ Aft starboard stateroom with louvered raised panel privacy door; upholstered five inch twin-layer memory foam mattress; storage bureaus; full length shelf; storage under bunk. Overhead hatch w/retractable screen and shade; opening s/s ports with screens; fixed hull port

★ Separate navigation station/desk with hinged inlayed top table, storage tray under; electrical control panels outboard; room for added instrumentation/repeaters; upholstered seat with backrest, storage under; footrest

★ Numerous chrome plated interior cabinside lights with individual dimmers and recessed main overhead dimmable area lights, all with LED warm white bulbs; dimmable indirect perimeter warm- white LED ambiance lighting in main saloon and all cabins; courtesy lights at companionway, electrical panel and battery selector switch; LED dome lights in engine room and aft machinery areas

★ Stainless steel companionway ladder with teak treads; removes for engine access. Varnished sapele grate at base of stairway, removable dust bin under

★ Overhead and bulkhead mounted s/s handrails throughout for safety and security

★ Storage rack for companionway boards under nav desk

INTERIOR - Optional 2-cabin plan

★ All of above but with deletion of starboard aft cabin (bulkhead, door, cabinetry and mattress). Galley countertop and sole extend further aft; additonal cabinetry for storage above and below countertop. Cockpit seat locker accesses large lazarette with LED dome light and convenient storage drawer, shelf outboard


★ 40 HP Yanmar® freshwater cooled diesel engine (3JH4E), rubber isolation mounts on reinforced fiberglass bed with integral drip pan; straight shaft drive for simplicity, reliability and durability; packing box, shaft zinc; two-blade prop (feathering option available). Mechanical fuel pump; 100 amp alternator; Racor® fuel filter/water separator; swedged and threaded jacketed fuel lines; bronze engine intake strainer; extensive sound control w/ premium lead-lined insulation; gasketed access doors and panels; service access through side doors and removable forward panel

★ Engine instrument panel with tachometer, hour meter and engine monitoring system on central cockpit console. Three premium maintenance- free AGM 12-volt batteries: two (2) house, one (1) engine start; momentary parallel switch at helm for emergency starting

★ Deluxe master electrical panels outboard of nav seat with AC and DC gauges and breakers, battery test system, reverse polarity indicator; separate battery switch under port settee with controls for electric bilge pump (high water alarm light at helm); LPG solenoid control in galley

★ 30 amp dockside AC power system with ELCI ground fault inlet protection breaker and 50 foot power cord. Numerous outlets all with GFCI protection

★ Charles® 5000 series, 30 amp, UL® listed, temperature compensating three stage battery charger

★ ProMariner® “ProSafe” galvanic isolator with remote status panel

★ Electrical DC grounding / bonding system

★ UL® listed marine pre-tinned 600V color coded and numbered wiring throughout

★ Pressure water system w/hot and cold water service in head and galley. UL® listed electric six (6) gallon water heater with engine heat exchanger, insulated hot water hoses throughout. Shower drain pump with strainer

★ 110 gallons water in multiple tanks with distribution manifold; 25 gallon holding tank; tanks made of heavy wall seamless linear polyethylene. Water tanks meet FDA acceptance for potable water; holding tank meets USCG regulation 33 CFR 159.12. S/S deck fills; remote tank level gauge; s/s deck pump out fitting for holding tank

★ Fuel tank of welded marine grade aluminum (5052-H32) with shut off valve, s/s deck fill, tank and remote mounted gauges. Pre-plumbed for additional pick- up and return for (optional) generator and/or cabin heater installation

★ Electric bilge pump with interior and cockpit console control; manual bilge pump with interior mount

★ 12 volt outlets at nav station and cockpit console for chargers, accessories

★ Masthead anchor light, foredeck steaming light and COLREGS compliant nav lights

★ Marelon® flush thru-hull fittings with Marelon seacocks on below water openings 


Design Comments by Tim Jackett

The Blue Jacket project offered me a unique opportunity to design the first of a new series of performance racer/cruisers for Island Packet Yachts, one of North America’s most respected sailboat builders. Additionally, Island Packet CEO, owner and designer Bob Johnson agreed to collaborate on the design, bringing his depth of experience designing offshore cruising yachts to the overall design effort. In total, our combined design careers have seen the launch of over 5,000 sailing yachts, earned over 30 industry awards and represent a range of experience that would be difficult to match anywhere.

Blue Jacket 40 BJ40 3D 5The Blue Jacket sports an upwind sail area- displacement ratio (SA/D) of 20. With the working jib furled and the 150% reacher set, this increases to 21.8. Not long ago this kind of horsepower was reserved only for a well-crewed race boat, but the simple and efficient sail handling of the Blue Jacket’s refinement of the Solent rig are changing that, offering maximum performance with ease of use.

The hull form and appendages of the Blue Jacket are designed to work in harmony with the sailplan to provide performance that extends daily sailing range and the potential to generate more race trophies. The hull’s fine entry is good for upwind sailing and the “ V ” shaped forward sections provide comfortable motion in a seaway. Her aft sections are broad and flat with a good amount of overhang to provide excellent downwind speed and upwind sail carrying power. Wetted surface is also reduced, increasing light air performance. This hull shape is carefully “sculpted” for the cruising sailor to avoid the more extreme race boat “wedge” shape’s tendency to become unwieldy when heeled, necessitating large crews to keep the boat in balance. The Blue Jacket hull design balances the wide aft sections with fuller topside sections forward, allowing the boat to heel evenly maintaining excellent control, tracking and seakeeping.

State of the art keel and rudder designs combine advanced low drag, high lift laminar flow foil sections. The two keel choices have integral bulbs at their base to concentrate weight as low as possible for maximum stability and sail carrying power. Finger tip steering delivers sport boat-like response from the high aspect rudder blade set on a composite carbon fiber post. The Blue Jacket’s nimble handling and speed is also a result of a low displacement to length ratio (D/L) of 172, a direct result of advanced technology hull and deck laminates.

The design challenge presented was to create a yacht with a performance pedigree, one that could compete effectively in around-the-buoy and offshore races yet provide a level of comfort, build quality and ease of use that would gratify the entire family. I believe this objective has been successfully achieved in a particularly attractive yacht that’s evolved from a rich history of successful designs.


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.

Additional Contact Information

Springline Yacht Sales main office is located at Mystic Shipyard in Mystic, CT. We also have representation in Quebec, Canada. Springline Yacht Sales is out to be the most successful new yacht and used yacht dealer in Long Island Sound, Connecticut (CT), New England and the North East. We have new sailboats for sale from Catalina Yachts, Elan Yachts and Impression Yachts by Elan, and Tartan Yachts. We also have extensive experience with Island Packet Yachts, Blue Jacket Yachts, Tartan Yachts, Beneteau, and Jeanneau sailboats as well as Mainship trawlers. We often have used sail boats for sale or brokerage boats for sale from such manufacturers as Tartan, Pacific Seacraft, C&C, JBoats, Hunter, Beneteau, Sabre, O’Day, Pearson, Ericson, Hanse, Dufour, Grand Solei, Dehler, Mainship, Discovery Yachts, Southerly Yachts and many more. We have extensive experience with Motor Yacht and Power Boat Sales too.  Boats such True North by Catalina Yachts, Legacy Yachts (by Tartan), Sea Ray. Back Cove Yachts, Grand Banks, Mainship Trawlers. Nordic Tug, Albin, Cruisers, Formula, MJM Yachts, and more! Most of our clients are right here in the heart of New England: LI Sound, CT. NY, RI, MA, LI, NJ. However, we have helped people buy sailboats and power boats and sell sailboats and sell powerboats from as far as NJ, FL, TX, and CA.  Whether you're new to boating, new to sailing, or just new to your boat, SLYS confidence building “Five*Star Delivery” and new boat training program is designed to completely familiarize you with your new boat and its operation.  We are always happy to help you with your brokerage boat as well! Springline offers extensive and comprehensive boat brokerage services to both buyers and sellers. SLYS can help you with the purchase of a new sailboat or used sailboat or brokerage boat. Springline is the best new or used boat dealer in New England, New York and CT. At Springline Yacht Sales, we know new boats and used boats better than anyone. SLYS is a CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) Endorsed yacht brokerage (used sail boat and used power boat).  Our office is just a short drive from Manhattan New York, Westchester County NY, Fairfield County CT, Rhode Island, Mass and a quick ferry ride from Long Island, NY.  Whether you are coming from CT, NY, RI, MA, LI, FL, NJ, TX, CA or anywhere else in the USA, we will make it worth the trip!