|The J/97E is one of the J/Boats' "E" Series of versatile performance sailing yachts. The "E" is for elegance and evolution in performance cruising design. Why settle for anything less than sailing where and when you want to in comfort, style and speed? This may be your perfect 31 footer!
J/97E is the first J in over two decades under 32' to combine headroom and family cruising accommodations in a high performance, easily driven hull. With the handling ease of an asymmetric spinnaker and non-overlapping headsails, the J/97E promises to be J Boats' most versatile design yet under 35' to fit the needs of today's sailing families, both young and old alike-- the ultimate combination of sailing performance and creature comforts for all!
The NEW J/97E cockpit is similar to the award-winning cockpit found on the J/111. It features full length seats with back rests, wheel or tiller steering, and an open transom. All sailing controls are within reach of the helmsperson to make the boat very easy to manage. A retractable bow sprit with masthead asymmetric spinnaker allows great all-around performance without the need for numerous skilled crew. The low VCG keel provides exceptional upwind stability while being cruising friendly with swept back leading edge and moderate draft.
The J/97E's new interior layout conveys a feeling of extraordinary of a wide, spacious living room with windows looking out to the sea. With large overhead hatches, enormous cabin windows and large portligths over the settees, it feels like you're outdoors! It's ideal for one couple cruising with room for more. The enormous main cabin has two settees, galley, forward-facing navigation station; plus an enclosed aft head, V-berth, and aft owner's cabin. Cruising stowage includes a large "garage" aft of the head (accessed through the cockpit seat locker).
||31' 6" - 9.61m|
|Keel / Ballast
||1.35 tonne lead keel|
||New South Wales|
||J/Boats - J/Composites|
||VOLVO D1-20 Saildrive, 115 AH alternator, with double diode and fresh water-cooling with heat exchanger|
||50 litre fuel tank|
||100 litre water tank|
||Fwd cabin - large double v-berth with storage underneath' Large hanging locker on starboard side with side pocket.
Main Saloon -Settee/berths to starboard and port side. Table with drop leafs and bottle storage in the centreline. Large storage area behind backrests with shelves above it.
Aft cabin - Double berth, large hanging locker with side pocket, changing seat.
Large chart table facing forward
Nav station - Charts storage under table lid, Double lockers, large hinged instruments panel, outboard, with electrical panel, navigator's seat with storage below.
||Marine toilet with holding tank|
||Gimballed gas stove/oven with 2 burners and storage underneath, Stainless steel sink. Pressurised cold water. Full length triple lockers outboard of galley countertop.|
||Large 90 litres moulded icebox with 12V fridge unit.|
||AGM battery 75 AH and 1 engine battery 70 AH with switches and double diode/circuit breakers. 12 V electric panel|
|Customers choice for electronics|
||Customers choice for sails|
|Mast / Rigging
||Tapered aluminium mast with double airfoil spreader clear anodised. Carbon bowsprit controlled from cockpit, retracting into a
watertight box. Rod kicker with cascade purchase system.
||2 Harken 40.2 STA and 2 35.2 STA (self-tailing) primary winches. Harken adjustable mainsheet traveller with 4 :1 purchase
mounted on cockpit floor. Harken jib tracks with 4 :1 car controls led to cleats by coachroof
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