J/88 – One Design Family Speedster

The J/88 is not only comfortable and easy to handle, but her sweet balance, effortless speed and comfort will maximize your sailing fun. J/88 truly hits the sweet-spot in J Boat’s new performance sprit range – large enough to provide the creature comforts of a sit-in cockpit, inboard diesel, overnighting interior and head; and small enough to be single-point lifted, owner trailered and stored. Plus, there’s no wood on deck, minimum systems, and a simple functional interior so you can maximize sailing time and minimize on-board maintenance.


Basic Boat Info

  • Make: J Boats
  • Model: J/88
  • Year: 2022
  • Category: Sail
  • Construction: Fiberglass
  • Keel Type: Bulb Keel


  • Hull length 8.90m
  • Waterline length 8.18m
  • Maximum beam 2.90m
  • Draught 1.98m
  • Upwind sail area 40.8m²
  • Displacement 2.200kg
  • Ballast weight 650kg


2 Inboard 13hp engines.


Boat Class: Racers

More Info : Manufacturer WebsiteJ/88 Features

J/88 is all about the joy of sailing – the exhilarating feel of a boat that responds instantly to slight changes in trim and course. The joy of sailing a well-balanced boat upwind in a breeze and then hoisting the masthead A-sail and flying over the waves downwind, with only a few fingers lightly holding the tiller. When the wind dies to a whisper, the J/88 with its high aspect, non-overlapping sailplan (no genoas), has the sail power and low hull resistance to ghost along while other have to motor.

J/88 features a simple but functional overnighting interior layout with two full length settee berths, and a private head and sail storage forward of the main bulkhead. There’s comfortable seating for four in the main cabin with a mini-galley and navigation area, and a large cooler near the companionway.

J/88 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.