Not your average Joe

To welcome Joe Biden to the White House, Key Yachting takes a look at two of the latest designs from J Boats, built in Rhode Island, USA. The high-performance J/121 and the all-new daysailer the J/9.

Following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, J Boats manufactured in the USA are no longer subject to the 25% tariff levied by the Donald Trump administration. It may be just a co-incidence, but Joe Biden has the same initials as J Boats…just saying!

J/121 – High Five

The J/121 is a high performance 40ft (12.19m) sloop ideal for regattas and offshore racing. The sail-plan and water ballast configuration are designed to race the J/121 with just five crew. The practical interior and state of the art systems makes the J/121 thrilling and comfortable for any sailor. In short, whether racing across the ocean, around the Fastnet Rock or competing at Cowes Week, the J/121 is an exciting ride for pro-sailors and keen amateurs. Hull #21 is the most recently launched (in 2020) and is currently racing in the USA.

Michael O’Donnell’s J/121 Darkwood has already raced to victory in UK waters. Listen to an interview with Michael.

J/9 – Just Getaway

The J/9 is a new model from J Boats designed to be a comfortable and easy to manage daysailer. The sleek new 28-footer has a composite hull and well-designed cockpit including deck storage. The sail configuration is designed for single-handed control and with minimal draft options, the J/9 can be enjoyed in shallow waters.

“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 adventures has never been more important, and the J/9 is the perfect platform. The first J/9 is expected to launch in April and is already sold out through to October.”

Contact Key Yachting for more details on the J/121 and J/9: