J/80 – Sportboat Thrills With Stability

If you would like to expand your sailing horizons with a modern sportboat in open waters outside protected harbors and lakes, there’s only one choice: the International J/80 one-design class sailboat. Sailing World magazine rated J/80 as easier to handle, less intimidating, safer and better suited for sailing offshore than other modern sportboats tested.


Basic Boat Info

  • Make: J Boats
  • Model: J/80
  • Year: 2022
  • Category: Sail
  • Construction: Fibreglass
  • Keel Type: Bulb Keel


  • LOA 8.50m
  • Hull length 8.00m
  • Waterline length 7.50m
  • Maximum beam 2.49m
  • Draught 1.50m
  • Upwind sail area 34.5m²
  • Asymmetric spinnaker area 65m²
  • Displacement 1.450kg
  • Ballast weight 650 kg


1 Outboard 4 Stroke Engine


Boat Class: Racers

The J/80’s very high ballast ratio makes it the safest sportsboat around with its impressive stability.
Featuring supreme flexibility at the helm and capable of high speeds, she’s also a lot of fun in downwind conditions.

Her lightweight design means you can very quickly get up on the plane in downwind conditions.
Able to reach 16/18 knots of boat speed in the breeze in complete safety, you’re guaranteed a thrilling ride!

The jib furler and the asymmetric spinnaker make this one design yacht easy to get a feel for and a thoroughly entertaining way to learn to sail with the whole family.

J/80 International Class Association

If you plan to enter your boat into one-design fleet racing (i.e. not IRC) then it is important to adhere to the class rules as they have been designed to make racing fair for all. Click here to view the Class Rule relating to the yacht you own.