J Boats J/88

Hamble, GB


2014 J Boats J/88

Jongleur is a well cared for J Boats J/88, ready for racing or family cruising. Having only one owner from new, the boat has had continued maintenance and upgrades. At 29 foot, the J/88 is the smallest J to offer an inboard engine, heads and cabin space. This boat has regularly taken part in the Solent racing circuit under a very enthusiastic owner who has played a pivotal role in the class.

This J/88 comes ready to sail, with a young suit of North Sails (2017 3Di Race mainsail and #2 jib and 2018 A2 asymmetric). As well as a range of 2014 North Sails. Also benefitting from B&G electronics, including 4x Triton mast displays.

The comfortable, fast and easy to handle model is ideal for those who want to compete or just appreciate the fast-paced cruising of a J Boat

Currently ashore in Hamble, please contact Key Yachting to arrange a viewing or for a full video tour!


Basic Boat Info

Tax Status:
Boat Name:
#41 Jongleur
J Boats
Keel Type:
Bulb Keel

Engines / Speed

Number of Engines:
Total Engine Power:
14 hp
14 horsepower


29.2 ft / 8.9 m
Length Overall:
95.14 ft
9.51 ft
Max Draft:
6.5 ft
2,900 lb
Dry Weight:
4,990 lb

Additional Info

Manufacturer Provided Description

The J/88 is a 29’ mid-size family speedster with stability, style and sailing comfort. J/88 hits the sweet-spot in J Boat’s performance 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.  

The 6.5 ft fixed, low VCG keel with molded GRP finish is similar to the J/70’s, ensuring a fair, smooth foil for every boat.  The result will be a ride that’s every bit as exciting as the J/88’s speedster siblings - fast and balanced upwind with planing performance downwind in moderate to fresh breezes.

Spars and Rigging
  • Carbon Mast
  • Aluminium Boom painted black
  • New Seldon spreaders 2018
  • Wire standing rigging 
  • 2018 Tuff Luff
  • Halyards replaced 2 years ago along with main-sheet traveler
  • Racing Jib sheets
  • Carbon Bow sprit
  • x 2 One touch winch handles
  • x 4 Harken Self tailing winches, serviced 2017
  • North 3Di Race 2017 - Main and No2 Jib
  • North 2018 A2 asymmetric spinnaker
  • North 3Di Heavy Jib 2014
  • North No2 Jib 2014
  • A5 spinnaker 2014
  • A2 spinnaker 2014
  • 3Di Main 2014
  • DST200 AIMAR   

  • T7 B&G Triton Touch

  • x4 B&G Triton Displays

  • V50 DSC Radio

  • 508 Wind sensor

  • RC42 Compass 

  • H50 Handheld VHF

  • Wifi linked
  • 12v sockets
Additional Information
  • Flexi-water tank in forcabin
  • Engine regularly serviced 
  • Engine and domestic battery with Parallel option
  • Silva deck compass
  • Velocitek Tictac holder (no unit)
  • Automatic bilge pump 
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Keel dropped and bolts inspected last winter
  • Previously antifouled now rubbed down for racing

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.   All business is undertaken subject to the current Terms of Business of the British Marine Federation (copies available on request)