The New J/45 Elegance

The cruising boat of the future…

The J/45 is the new performance cruiser from J-Boats, offering a superior combination of refined interior comfort and leading-edge hull design, making it the perfect offshore cruising yacht, that’s fun and manageable to sail. It is extremely spacious both above and below deck, which is perfect for spending extended periods of time onboard.

J/boat design

The J/45 is the result of a three-year collaboration between J Boat North America and J Composite, the French arm of the company. J/Boats are predominantly known for their cruiser-racers, which lean more towards the racing side of sailing. The brief for the J/45 was to create a larger yacht with a greater level of comfort that was currently not available to the 7000 cruising-only owners and would satisfy the demand for such a vessel.


Interior designer Isabelle Racoupeau offered her design expertise to the J/45 project maximising comfort and bringing her unique elegance on board. The result is an interior, where natural light floods in through every window and accentuates a clean modern design offering both comfort and functionality whilst cruising. The interior finish of the J/45 comes with three choices of wood, oak, walnut or teak and there are several yacht layout options available, including 2 cabins and 2 large heads with a sail locker or a 3-cabin version with the option of a twin-berth. Further customisation includes an extensive range of beautiful upholstery options for seating.


The J/45’s combination of advanced composite construction, elegant hull shape, and low centre-of-gravity result in stability and a smooth sailing motion that is typically reserved for larger sailing yachts. Being able to manouver and trim sails yourself to optimise speed, remains one of the true cruising pleasures the J/45. The same Main and Jib Combination used in light airs can also be depowered in more wind, without needing to change sails.


The J/45 is also in unique in that a large specification of equipment comes as standard, including spinnaker attachments, carbon bowsprit, size 50 primary winches, standard jib track with adjustments and retractable cleats offering more than for a comparable yacht of the same size and enabling safe, precise, and effortless handling.

J/45 Delivery

The first J/45 should hit UK waters in summer 2022 and the first delivery date now available to purchase is Spring 2023, so there really is no time to waste if the J/45 is on your bucket wish list.

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Contact us

To discuss your plans or for further details on this beautiful yacht please contact Key Yachting on or call 02380 455669