|From the J design/build team that launched the J/70 and J/111, comes the NEW J/88, a 29' mid-size family speedster with stability, style and sailing comfort. J/88 hits the sweet-spot in J Boat's 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.
Design highlights include a high-aspect, non-overlapping sail plan (no genoas) with a carbon fibre double-spreader mast, deck stepped for easy rigging, tuning and keeping the main cabin dry.
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.
Since J/88's successful launch in July 2013, it's clear she hits the "sweet spot" in the 28-32 ft sailing category. J/88 has met with critical acclaim in the boating press, being nominated as a 2014 SAILING WORLD Boat of the Year Candidate as well as receiving high marks from the SAIL Magazine Review team. With 45+ boats ordered to date, J/88 is well on its way to making its mark in both offshore racing as well as local one-design racing fleets.
||29' 2" - 8.90m|
|Keel / Ballast
||1.98m draft low VCG keel with lead bulb|
||New South Wales|
||Volvo D1-13 saildrive diesel engine|
||Molded main salon liner with full length settee berths, molded backrests, storage access bin in backrests and below cushions. Molded areas for sink (forward to port) and hinged utility counter (forward to starboard). Molded V-berth and hull support liner. (Option for V-berth platform & cushions)|
|Mast / Rigging
||Carbon fibre mast with double swept spreaders, long masthead crane and mainsail luff track. Deck step design.
Boom with internal 8:1 outhaul, mainsheet attachment points, outhaul and single reef sheaves.
Carbon bow sprit with tack ferrule fitting. Bow sprit seal system mounted between sprit bearings.
Rod headstay, 1 x 19 compacted strand wire side rigging with adjustable open-body turnbuckles, and backstay.
Complete running rigging package.
||Two aluminium 2-speed 40:1 self-tailing primary winches in cockpit.
Two aluminium 2-speed 30:1 self-tailing secondary winches on cabin top.
Cockpit operated Harken adjustable jib car.
6:1 Mainsheet system leading to ratchet block and cam mounted on centreline swivel cam base aft of traveler.
18:1 mainsheet fine-tune adjuster mounted to swivel base cam forward of traveler.
Adjustable mainsheet traveler with 4:1 control line and cam cleats P & S.
Double ended backstay adjuster purchase system leading forward to P & S cam cleats.
Internal bowsprit launching system to exit aft face of the cabin house to cam cleat.
||Call Ray at Yachtspot on +612 9997 7158 or 0406 562262 for further information.|