J/92 Secret Agent Man is for sale!


I have put Secret Agent Man up for sale with Norm at Sailcal, the J/boats dealer for northern california. I bought the boat from Norm 5 years ago so he knows the boat well 🙂 I really enjoyed SAM over the years but having moved to Amsterdam, it didn’t make sense to keep her.

Here is the Brokerage listing at SailCal asking for $44,900

I bought SAM because I like fast boats and boy is she fast (and rated really well at PHRF 105).  She is the perfect boat for San Francisco Bay where you can sail all year round if you can move in light airs. She does that really well, doing 5 knots on a close reach with only 6 knots of breeze! I raced her a little in the midwinters but mostly sailed her in the bay either single-handed or with crew.

She/he is in very good condition with lots of recent updates. I installed new Raymarine i70 instruments, transducers and an X-5 autopilot in 2012. She has a lightly used set of North racing sails and big cruising inventory, so perfect if want you to race or do some performance cruising in the bay.

Last sail on Secret Agent Man :-(

I can’t believe I have owned SAM for 5 years, time flies when you are having fun! I would be sailing her (him?) for the last time, dropping her off at the broker’s dock in Alameda to be listed for sale.

Sausalito sunrise on SAM. Early start to sort out all the gear on the boat and clean the dreaded dock box..

Peter joined me for the epic final voyage..

Thank the gods it wasn’t raining. Glorious day for sailing in late January. Sunny, 9-13 knots of breeze!

Won’t be seeing this particular view of Alcatraz again..

SAM at the brokers dock in Alameda safe and sound. Brought back memories of when I left Sudden Stops Necessary with the broker in Sydney.

A toast to SAM. Had some amazing times on her, she/he will be sorely missed 🙂