From the sale of Freja II

Freja II is now sold, and I continue my adventures aboard a new boat, Finch!

Freja II, my 1980 Jason 35 cutter sailboat, is for sale!

The Jason 35 is a Ted Brewer designed, 35 foot Bluewater cruiser. the Jason 35 was originally designed for a West Coast sailor looking for a seaworthy long distance cruiser.

The Jason 35 is a 35 feet long, with an 11 foot beam and a 5 foot draft. She has a fully encapsulated lead keel, which the designed described a mix between a full and a fin keel, with the cutaway forefoot and “bite” aft giving less wetted surface and excellent performance, but the remaining keel giving a sturdy and forgiving platform for the vessel in case of groundings or maintenance in far-flung ports. The rig is a cutter, with Genoa or Jib forward, staysail, and main.

Freja II is a fully registered Canadian vessel. I keep a spot tracker aboard when I sail, and this map shows the voyages taken during my ownership, from October 2021 to now. We took a month long trip down to Port Townsend to see the Boat Festival, along with many trips across and around the Salish Sea.

Freja II Has just received a brand new bottom of Interlux CSC Micron. Ready to Cruise!

~~~Sail Inventory && Rigging ~~~ aboard Freja II includes: 135% Genoa and 105% Yankee Jib for the outer Profurl furler; Staysail and storm Staysail for the inner, removable staysail stay; Mainsail, Storm Trisail on a separate track on the mast, and a Cruising Spinnaker in a sock for ease of use. The mainsail reefs are single line reefing, with lazyjacks for ease of singlehanding. Freja has a spinnaker pole and a separate extendable hisker pole mounter on a track on the mast. All lines are led aft to the cockpit. The winches include two Lewmar 42 Primaries, and 3 Lewmar 30 secondaries, mounted on the cabin top for halyards and staysail sheets. Running rigging is in good condition, with a few lines needing replacement possibly in 2-3 years. A plethora of quality extra sheets, halyards, and other line is included with the boat. Standing rigging is 5/16″ 1×19 Stainless in good condition with Stainless and Bronze rigging screws. The Mast is aluminum, keel stepped, and includes mast steps to the top for ease of maintenance.

~~~Ground Tackle~~~ Includes as primary a 33 lb Bruce anchor with 200 feet of chain and an additional 250 feet of rode. Secondary is a 35 lb Delta, and aft anchor is a Medium-sized Danforth for stern anchoring or as a lunch hook. Boht include chain and rope rode, and also included is a 200 foot shore tie line on a spool. Anchor windlass on the bow is a solid bronze Weems & Plath manual windlass in excellent condition.

~~~Engine is a Yanmar 3JH2E 38 HP, 3 Cylinder Diesel. The engine is not original, and replaced an older model in approx 1999. Engine hour meter was not changed when the engine was changed, and it has an estimated just over 1000 hours now. Two fuel tanks are below the starboard quarter berth, totalling 40 Gallons for a comfortable range either cruising at 6 knots and 2L/hour fuel burn or at a top speed of around 7.5 knots and 3L/hour. Both tanks were completely cleaned in the spring of 2021 after I purchased the boat to removed old sediment, and the entire fuel system is spotless inside. Racor pre-filter. The exhaust mixing elbow was also replaced at this time. The cutlass bearing and dripless shaft seal were also replaced at this time, the latter with a Volvo Dripless Seal. Prop is a Cambell Sailor

~~~Steering~~~ Steering is with a Wagner hydraulic wheel on an Edson Pedestal with a 8 “Ritchie lighted compass. plumbed into the system, but needing electrical installation (components are all included, everything except electroic controls to be mounted in cockpit is ready to go) is a Comnav 1420 Hydraulic Autopilot. In the lazarette locker, a bypass valve lets you switch helm control to an included Emergency tiller with a direct connection to the rudderstock, for emergencies or for use of the included and mounted Monitor Windvane. The Monitor Windvane includes a complete spare parts kit.

~~~Electrical & Electronics~~~ Freja’s batteries were replaced in Spring 2021, and are 4 of the highest quality 6V Lead-Acid batteries, for ease of maintenance; plus a single AGM backup starting battery, total approx 500 Amp-hours. Batteries are charged by an 85 Amp engine alternator, 120V shore power connection to a Xantrex Marine charger, the 100W solar panel mounted forward of the dodger on the cabin, or the 400W AirX Marine wind turbine mounted on the aft pole. Inside includes a full 12V and 120V system, with outlets throughout for the dock, and two invertors aboard, 1500 Watt and 250 Watt, for when you’re at sea. Link10 Battery meter and and amp-hour meter let you know your state of charge at all times. In the cockpit, a B&G Network Quad display shows you the depth sounder, battery voltage, and wind information. Below that, a separate dedicated B&G network wind instrument shows wind speed and Direction. Wind speed readings are currently not working, but the rest does. Also included is a fully wired and ready to mount Interphase Probe forward-scanning sonar, which functions as a backup depthsounder and forward facing sonar for uncharted areas. This will allow you to feel your way into uncharted or shifting coral or harbours. Inside the boat is an Icom M502 DSC VHF radio and a Guest Galvanic isolator for times when you’re connected to substandard shore power. The vessel has working navigation and anchor lights, as well as deck lights mounted both on the mast as well as the stern post aft, which light up the vessel very well for operations in pitch darkness. All except for one of the interior lights have been upgraded to low-amperage LED lights.

Moving inside to the port is the Galley. The Force 10 three burner marine stainless steel range & stove is gimballed and includes a crash bar for use at sea. One of the three burners needs cleaning and currently doens’t work. There is a excellent amount of storage here, as with everywhere on the boat. Lockers below and behind the stove for pots and pans, tea lockers to the left and right, spice rack, cup storage, and more makes cooking aboard easy. The large, deep double sink includes a saltwater and freshwater Whale gusher foot pump, as well as a third unused foot pump for a filtered freshwater tap. Aft of the stove is a huge combination Freezer and Fridge, with the Cooling unit itself mounted in the portside sail locker. Forward of the stove and outboard of the sink is a massive dry storage locker, convenient for day to day items.

To Starboard is the generous chart table, along with bookshelves and the electrical panel. the chart table lifts up to reveal a huge storage area. Freja II includes, and can store in this area, a complete set of paper charts, from central Alaska south to San Francisco in California. At the chart table is the control for the Webasto Diesel Hydronic Heater, which is mounted in the Aft of the Engine compartment for sound proofing, and has heat exchangers mounted around the boat, two in the main cabin and a large one mounted in the V-berth. Below the chart table are large drawers for cooking utensils, emergency gear, and tools.

Forward of the chart table is the starboard side settee, with generous storage both below and outboard, a book shelf above, and even more storage in ventilated lockers above that. This berth includes a lee cloth for rocky nights on the open ocean.

To port, across the teak and holly sole, is the U-shaped Dinette, with a sturdy height-adjustable table, which converts to a spacious double berth using the small cushion from the V-berth’s bench seat. There is again a large amount of storage here, with lockers below and above the seats and more bookshelves. A holder above and outboard holds fishing rods for those catching their own meals.

To starboard is a very large hanging locker, with shoe storage below and more shelves behind. The heater loop for the forward V-berth runs through this, provides clothes drying and warming.

The head to port includes a slide-out sink for more space, storage above and forward, and a Lavac Head, with electric flush to a legal 30 Gallon holding tanks, with Y-valve and options to pump out overboard or to a pump-out station.

Forward is the V-berth, with a huge double berth to port and a sitting bench to port, has lockers and shelves to both sides. Below is the holding tank, a 30 Gallon water fresh water tank, cavernous sail locker and more storage below the seat. At the very front is the anchor locker.

Sale includes 7 foot rowing dinghy in good condition

Total Water tankage is 110 Gallons, 30 in forward tanks and 80 in main tank in keel.

Sale includes a huge collection of extra lines, hardware, cleats, tools, original manuals for almost every piece of equipment on the boat, and much much more

Freja II is currently on the hard at Texada Island boat yard, BC, Canada. Sale Price is $39,500 obo CDN.

Please contact me at (778)999-2389 by text or voice (Leave a message if I don’t pick up and I’ll get back to you) or by email at

Frequently Asked Questions by Buyers:

What’s the condition and construction of the teak decks? The teak decks are glued and screwed down. The teak decks show some signs of wear, and some of the bungs are missing, but there is no water intrusion or leaks from the deck at this point. With a rescrewing and recaulking in the next few years, they would be good for another decade.

What’s the headroom? There is 6’2″ headroom in the forward part of the main cabin and under the forward hatch, and closer to 6’1″ in the rest. Just above the galley, headroom is 6′