J/9 Day sailing in comfort

With the J/9, we set out to reimagine how to make sailing easier, more relaxing and more inclusive,” said Jeff Johnstone of J/Boats. “This is a boat you can sail by yourself in just a few minutes, or bring along the whole gang with plenty of room to spare. Escaping to the water and enjoying shared family adventure has never been more important, and the J/9 is the perfect platform.


Basic Boat Info

  • Make: J Boats
  • Model: J/9
  • Year: 2022
  • Category: Sail
  • Construction: Fiberglass
  • Keel Type: Other


  • LOA 8.54m
  • LWL 7.75m
  • Beam 2.63m
  • Standard Draft 1.5m
  • Shoal Draft 1.19m
  • Displacement 1,927kg
  • 100% SA 41.71


  • Inboard/outboard options available.


Boat Class: Daysailers
More Info : Manufacturer Website

J/9 Specification Highlights

  • Easy-access cockpit with deep, secure 8.4’ cockpit seats and backrests, self-draining cockpit and step-on transom for easy swim platform boarding.
  • A deck layout optimized for simplicity and efficiency with sail controls led to the cockpit.
  • 20” lifelines and rails with starboard and transom boarding gates for secure boarding from a dock or a launch.
  • Keel-stepped, tapered aluminum mast with single spreaders.
  • Jib roller furling system with single-line self-tacking option.
  • Tiller steering – more responsive and maneuverable than a wheel, and the driver can comfortably sit with feet braced across the cockpit. At anchor, simply hinge up the tiller to expand one’s social area. And for solo sailors a belowdecks auto-pilot is available.• Low VCG (vertical center of gravity) 4.9’ fixed keel standard, with shoal-draft 3.9’ optional.
  • Auxiliary engine options: inboard diesel, inboard electric, or transom bracket for portable electric or 4-stroke gas outboard.
  • Interior with main cabin seating, cooler, storage compartments, ventilation from two opening ports and skylight hatch, and a marine head system forward of the main bulkhead with privacy curtain and optional V-Berth package.
  • Easy to trailer behind an SUV or ship overseas on an angled cradle inside a container.