Sports Cruiser Range
J Boats are working hard on their new range of Sports-cruisers; boats that provide a wonderful sailing experience with superb manners. They are designed for sailors who want to invest in a step up in quality and performance rather than in overall size.
The J/97 is the first J in over two decades under 32’ to combine 6’ headroom and family cruising accommodations in a high performance, easily driven hull. The new Evolution model offers a slightly revised cockpit layout to accommodate the new wheel driven option, along with new coachroof and hull windows.
Perhaps J Boats’ biggest success story over 30 foot, the J/105 is a classic. A fun and forgiving performance boat that is easy to sail, the J/105 offers low maintenance with a simple layout, has great performance, a large cockpit, predictable handling characteristics and makes no pretences of being a distance cruiser or live-aboard.
The J/108 is a 35 foot performance cruiser, with a lifting centre-board enabling a sailing draft of just four feet. This is the same centre-board system that has been employed with huge success on the smaller, J/95. The J/108 also features twin rudders and wheel steering, thus ensuring superb stability and manageability in a boat that is still exciting to sail.
There are over 100 J/109s sailing and racing in UK and Irish waters and it’s not hard to understand why. This 36 footer has attracted fleets of 30 boats or more to Class one-deign events and continues to pull in the wins whilst racing under IRC. She features a simple but spacious and comfortable interior, with full standing head-room and so whether you are keen to cruise fast with your family or turn heads on the race-course, she will fit the bill nicely.
New for 2016, the J/112E is an exciting addition to the sports cruiser range. A popular 36ft in length, she boasts 6ft3in headroom down below, with two cabins and an aft heads. Above deck the crew will enjoy a well thought out deck plan with comfortable, ergonomic cockpit, including features that allow the helmsman maximum visibility and choice of sitting positions.
For 2014 this forty-foot asymmetric performance cruiser-racer benefits from a redesigned interior and exterior, with a modern feel and welcome hull windows. Winner of RORC’s Yacht of the Year, the J/122 has matured into an extremely successful race boat both around-the-cans and offshore. In 2009, one UK J/122 owner raced single-handed across the Atlantic and won his class.
The ideal mid-40s length racer/cruiser…and winner of Sailing World Magazine’s Overall Boat of the Year, J/133 is a yacht with the stability for short-handed cruising, race winning speed under IRC & PHRF, and durability for rough offshore passages. Add in the retractable carbon bowsprit and flying and handling the asymmetrical spinnaker becomes a breeze.